Steve Kline Ages of Rock
1942: Brian Wilson — co-founder of The Beach Boys — is born in Inglewood, California.
1949: Lionel Richie is born in Tuskegee, Alabama, the son of a retired U.S. Army captain and a teacher. The former lead singer of the Commodores has five #1 hits, including Endless Love. That duet with Diana Ross sells more than 2 million copies and in 1981 tops Chart Toppers’s Hot 100 for nine weeks, longer than any other duet.