Steve Kline Ages of Rock
1938: Lawrence Payton, a member of the original Four Tops, is born in Detroit, Michigan. He sings tenor and on occasion is the lead (a role primarily reserved for the popular Levi Stubbs). Payton also produces and arranges many of this Motown group’s super hits. Liver cancer will claim his life when he is just 59 years old in 1997.
1942: Lou Reed is born.