Founder of The Mamas and Papas, composer, arranger and musician John Phillips was born on August 30, 1935 (d. 2001).
Irish blues belter and multi-instrumentalist Van Morrison was born August 31, 1945.
Today in 1933 country star Conway Twitty first found his voice (d. 1993).
Archie Bell of Archie Bell and the Drells was also born today in 1944.
Barry Gibbs of The BeeGees was also born this day in 1946.