1890- Ferdinand ‘Jelly Roll’ Morton (jazz pianist, arranger, bandleader + composer; died in 1941)

Jelly Roll Morton “Pretty Lil” live audio link here.

1939- Jay Siegel (member of The Tokens; “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”)               75 yrs.

The Tokens w/ Jay Siegel “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” live video link here.

1942- John Carter (member of Ivy League; “Tossing & Turning”)               72 yrs.

1945- Ric Lee (drummer w/ Ten Years After)           69 yrs.

1951- Alan Greenwood (keyboardist w/ Foreigner; “I Want To Know What Love Is”)
63 yrs.

1953- Tom Petty (singer, songwriter + guitarist w/ The Heartbreakers; “American Girl”, “Refugee”, “Great Wide Open” + more…; member of Mudcrutch; solo artist; “Free Fallin” + “I Won’t Back Down”; founding member of supergroup The Traveling Wilburys; “End Of The Line”, “Last Night” + more…)               61 yrs.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers “Even The Losers” live video link here.

1955- Mark Feltham (harmonica player w/ Nine Below Zero; has worked w/ Roger Daltry, Annie Lennox, Oasis + more…)                      59 yrs.

1958- Mark King (bassist + vocalist w/ Level 42; “Lessons In Love”)            56 yrs.

Level 42 w/ Mark King “Something About You” live video link here.

1964- David Ryan (drummer w/ The Lemonheads; “Into Your Arms”)        50 yrs.

1964- Jim Sonefild (drummer + vocalist w/ Hootie & The Blowfish; “Hold My Hand”)
50 yrs.

1965- Norman Blake (guitar + vocals w/ Teenage Fanclub)            49 yrs.

Teenage Fanclub w/ Norman Blake “Hang On” video link here.

1971- Calvin Broadus a.k.a. Snoop Doggy  Dogg (rapper; “Gin & Juice”, “What’s My Name”; released a recent album under the name Snoop Lion)           43 yrs.

Snoop Dogg “Who Am I (What’s My Name)” video link here.

1978- Paul Wilson (bassist w/ Snow Patrol)                  36 yrs.

These are your birthdays for today, along with links for several of the artists. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EVERYONE BORN ON THIS DAY!! Enjoy!!


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