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Celebrity Birthdays for May 19 – Pete Townshend, Dusty Hill and More

Pete Townshend, Dusty Hill
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Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Pete Townshend
Age: 67
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter and Musician
Known For: Being the guitarist for the legendary rock group the Who, known for scores of songs like ‘I Can See for Miles,’ ‘Pinball Wizard’ and ‘Baba O’Riley,’ his guitar-destroying antics at the end of their shows, solo singles including ‘Let My Love Open the Door,’ and being on just about every list of the greatest guitarists of all time

Dusty Hill
Age: 63
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter and Musician
Known For: Being the bassist and one of the bearded vocalists from ZZ Top, known for 40 years of hits including ‘La Grange,’ ‘Tush,’ ‘Gimme All Your Lovin’,’ ‘Sharp Dressed Man’ and ‘Legs’

Jim Lehrer
Age: 78
Occupation: Author and Television Journalist
Known For: Being the executive editor and former news anchor for ‘PBS NewsHour,’ his role as a frequent debate moderator during elections, and his non-fiction and fiction writing that draws from his experiences and interests in history and politics

Peter Mayhew
Age: 68
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Putting his 7-foot-3-inch frame to good use as Chewbacca in the ‘Star Wars’ movies, a role that earned him a Lifetime Achievement Award from the MTV Movie Awards

Grace Jones
Age: 64
Occupation: Singer, Model and Actress
Known For: Being a muse to Andy Warhol, having a string of dance club hits including ‘Pull Up to the Bumper,’ ‘Slave to the Rhythm’ and ‘I’m Not Perfect (But I’m Perfect for You),’ her often androgynous appearance, and appearing in movies like ‘Conan the Destroyer’ and ‘A View to a Kill’

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