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Celebrity Birthdays for April 25: Actor Al Pacino is 84. Singer Michael Kennedy (born Michael Kogel) (Los Bravos) is 80. Bassist Stu Cook of Creedence Clearwater Revisited is 79. Singer Bjorn Ulvaeus of ABBA is 79. Actress Talia Shire is 79.


Celebrity Birthdays for April 26: Actress-comedian Carol Burnett is 91. Guitarist-songwriter Duane Eddy is 86. Singer Maurice Williams of Maurice and the Zodiacs is 86. Record producer/songwriter Giorgio Moroder is 84.


Celebrity Birthdays for April 27: Actress Anouk Aimee is 92. Drummer Jerry Mercer (April Wine) is 85. Drummer Jim Keltner is 82. Opera singer Judith Blegen is 81. Country banjo player and singer Herb Pedersen is 80. Singer Ann Peebles is 77.


Celebrity Birthdays for April 22: Actor Jack Nicholson is 87. Singer Mel Carter is 85. Author Janet Evanovich is 81. Country singer Cleve Francis is 79. Director John Waters is 78. Singer Peter Frampton is 74.


Celebrity Birthdays for April 24: Actress Shirley MacLaine is 90. Actress-singer-director Barbra Streisand is 82. Country singer Richard Sterban of the Oak Ridge Boys is 81. Drummer Doug Clifford (Creedence Clearwater Revival) is 79.


Celebrity Birthdays for April 21: Actress-comedian-writer Elaine May is 92. Singer Iggy Pop is 77. Actress Patti LuPone is 75. Actor Tony Danza is 73. Actor James Morrison is 70. Actress Andie MacDowell is 66. Singer Robert Smith of The Cure is 65.


Celebrity Birthdays for April 23: Actor Alan Oppenheimer is 94. Actor Lee Majors ("Six Million Dollar Man") is 85. Actress Blair Brown is 78. Actress Joyce DeWitt ("Three's Company") is 75. Writer-director Paul Brickman is 75.


Today in Music History for May 4: In 1905, honky tonk singer Al Dexter was born in Jacksonville, Texas. He perfected his style in the oil-boom dance halls of East Texas.


Today in Music History for May 2: In 1908, the original version of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," with music by Albert Von Tilzer and lyrics by Jack Norworth, was copyrighted by Von Tilzer's York Music Company.


Today in Music History for May 3: In 1903, singer and actor Bing Crosby was born in Tacoma, Wash. He sang with dance bands from 1925-30, and in 1931 began work in radio and films.