Tobacco fiend Tex Williams was born today in 1917 (d. 1985, but not of lung cancer).
Rudy Lewis of The Drifters was born today in 1936. He died tragically at the young age of 27 in 1964. Rudy sang lead on the two cuts below.
Notorious drummer of The Who, Keith Moon, was born today in 1946 (d. 1978). He also died young at the age of 32. Useless Factoid: Moon suggested the band name Led Zeppelin to Jimmy Page.