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HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAT STEVENS, HOWIE EPSTEIN, JIM MARTIN & More…

1939- Kim Fowley (singer/producer; worked w/ The Runaways, Frank Zappa, Slade + more…; died in 2015)

Kim Fowley

1946- Barry Whitwam drums w/ Herman’s Hermits; “I’m Into Something Good”)                       70 yrs.

BARRY WHITWAM

1948- Cat Stevens (singer/songwriter; “Peace Train”, “Moon Shadow” + more; converted to the Muslim religion and changed his name to Yusef Islam)        68 yrs.

Cat-stevens C to C sharp,

Cat Stevens “Morning Has Broken” live video link here.

1955- Howie Epstein (bassist w/ Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers; “American Girl”, “Learning To Fly”, “Change Of Heart” + more; died in 2003)

the late Howie Epstein.

1961- Jim Martin (guitar w/ Faith No More; “I’m Easy”, “Everything’s Ruined” + more)                     55 yrs.

Martin replied:

Faith No More w/ Jim Martin “Epic” live video link here.

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

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARLOS SANTANA, CHRIS CORNELL, STONE GOSSARD & More…

1933- Buddy Knox (singer/songwriter; “Party Doll”; died in 1999)

BUDDY KNOX

1945- John Lodge (bass + vocals w/ The Moody Blues; “Nights In White Satin”)         71 yrs.

Today is John Lodge (Bassist,

Moody Blues w/ John Lodge “Knights In White Satin” video link here.

1945- Kim Carnes (singer; “Betty Davis Eyes”)                  71 yrs.

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Kim Carnes “Bette Davis Eyes” video link here.

1947- Carlos Santana (guitarist w/ Santana; “Persuasion”, “Black Magic Woman”, “Samba Pa Ti” + more…; Grammy winner)                         69 yrs.

veteran Carlos Santana and

Santana w/ Carlos “Soul Sacrifice” live video link here.

1952- Jay Jay French (guitar w/ Twisted Sister)                64 yrs.

Jay Jay French

Twisted Sister w/ Jay Jay French “I Wanna Rock” video link here.

1955- Jem Finer (banjo player w/ The Pogues)         61 yrs.

Jem Finer in transmediale 10

1956- Paul Cook (drummer w/ Sex Pistols; “Anarchy In The U.K.”)         60 yrs.

Paul Cook

1958- Michael McNeil (keyboards w/ Simple Minds; “Alive & Kicking”)      58 yrs.

49 - Michael Mcneil

1959- James Irvin (vocals w/ Furniture; “Brilliant Mind”)       57 yrs.

Jim Irvin

1964- Chris Cornell (vocals w/ Soundgarden; “Rusty Cage”; also member of Audioslave)         52 yrs.

Chris Cornell 90's Chris

Soundgarden w/ Chris Cornell “Outshined” live video link here.

1966- Stone Gossard (guitar w/ Pearl Jam; “Alive” + “Jeremy”; member of Brad)         50 yrs.

Stone Gossard

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

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY COMMANDER CODY, BRIAN MAY, KEITH GODCHAUX & More…

1931- Thomas Allen a.k.a. Papa Dee (percussionist w/ War; “Low Rider”; died in 1988)

1944- George Frayne a.k.a. Commander Cody (piano + vocals w/ Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen)        72 yrs.

Commander Cody Band “Down To Seeds & Stems Again Blues” live video link here.

1946- Allan Gorrie (bass + vocals w/ Average White Band; “Pick Up The Pieces”)        70 yrs.

Average White Band w/ Allan Gorrie “Pick Up The Pieces” live video link here.

1947- Bernie Leadon (guitarist w/ The Eagles; “Best Of My Love”; left the band in 1976)       69 yrs.

1947- Brian May (singer, songwriter + guitarist w/ Queen; “We Are The Champions”, “We Will Rock You”, “Bicycle Race” + more; solo artist; astrophysicist)       69 yrs.

Queen w/ Brian May “Another One Bites The Dust” video link here.

1947- Keith Godchaux (keyboards w/ The Grateful Dead + Jerry Garcia Band; his wife Donna Jean also was in both bands; died in 1980)

Grateful Dead w/ Keith Godchaux “Music Never Stopped” live video link here.

1952- Allen Collins (guitarist w/ Lynyrd Skynyrd; “Freebird”, “Sweet Home Alabama” + more; died in 1990)

1960- Kevin Haskins (member of Bauhaus, Tones On Tail + Love & Rockets)
56 yrs.

1968- Ged Lynch (drummer w/ Black Grape; “In The Name Of The Father”)   48 yrs.
No Photo Available.

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

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARTHA REEVES, RICHARD BRANSON, RICKY SKAGGS & More…..

1929- Jalacy Hawkins a.k.a. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins (R&B singer; “I Put A Spell On You”; died in 2000)

Photo of Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins “I Put A Spell On You” live video link here.

1938- Ian Stewart (keyboardist w/ The Rolling Stones; died in 1985)

Ian Stewart was a Scottish

1939- Dion Dimucci a.k.a. Dion (singer; “Runaround Sue”)      77 yrs.

A young Dion DiMucci in his

Dion “The Wanderer” live video link here.

1941- Martha Reeves (soul singer; “Dancing In The Streets” w/ The Vandellas)          75 yrs.

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas “Nowhere To Run” video link here.

1945- Danny McCulloch (guitar w/ The Animals; “House Of The Rising Sun”; died in 2015)

Danny McCulloch ‎– Wings Of A

1948- Phil Harris (member of Ace; “How Long”)             68 yrs.

Phil Harris, guitarist, Ace

1948- Cesar Zuiderwijk (member of Golden Earring; “Radar Love”)       68 yrs.

Cesar Zuiderwyk,барабанщик

1949- Wally Bryson (The Raspberries; “Go All The Way”)               67 yrs.

The Wally Bryson Group

 

1950- Glenn Hughes (member of The Village People; “YMCA”; died in 2001)

England Glenn Hughes left

1950- Richard Branson (founder of Virgin Records)              66 yrs.

Richard Branson as

1954- Ricky Skaggs (country + bluegrass singer + mandolin player; tours w/ Kentucky Thunder)                           62 yrs.

Ricky Skaggs

Ricky Skaggs “Bluegrass Breakdown” live video link here.

1955- Terry Chambers (drummer w/ XTC)                   61 yrs.

From the outset, Terry's drum

1957- Keith Levene (member of The Clash; guitarist w/ Public Image Ltd; “This Is Not A Love Song”)                         59 yrs.

Keith Levene

1958- Nigel Twist (drummer w/ The Alarm)              58 yrs.

Nigel Twist Interview

1962- Jack Irons (drummer w/ Pearl Jam, Redd Kross, Red Hot Chili Peppers + Joe Strummer)                            54 yrs.

Zildjian Artists|Jack Irons

Jack Irons “Love Is All We Want” video link here.

1975- Daron Malakian (guitar w/ System Of A Down)        40 yrs.

Daron Malakian · Daron

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

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY SPENCER DAVIS, GEEZER BUTLER, PHOEBE SNOW & More…

1938- Stan Bronstein (saxophone w/ Elephant’s Memory; worked w/ John Lennon)
78 yrs.

Stan Bronstein: Saxo

1939- Spencer Davis (guitarist w/ Spencer Davis Group; “Gimme Some Lovin”)         76 yrs.

spencer davis

Spencer Davis Group “Gimme Some Lovin” live video link here.

1947- Wolfgang Flur (electronic drums w/ Kraftwerk; “Autobahn”)         69 yrs.

wolfgang flür

1948- Ron Asheton (guitarist w/ Iggy & The Stooges; died in 2009)

Fun House to Ron Asheton.

1949- Geezer Butler (bassist w/ Black Sabbath; “Paranoid”, “Iron Man” + more…)
67 yrs.

Geezer Butler Recounts Final

Black Sabbath w/ Geezer Butler “Dirty Women” explicit live video link here.

1949- Mick Tucker (drummer w/ Sweet; died in 2002)

Mick Tucker Photo Album

1949- Mike Vale (bassist w/ Tommy James & The Shondells; “Mony Mony”)       67 yrs.

James and The Shondells"

Tommy James & The Shondells w/ Mike Vale “I Think We’re Alone Now” live video link here

1952- Chet McCracken (drummer w/ The Doobie Brothers; “Long Train Runnin”)        64 yrs.

Chet McCracken Musical

1952- Phoebe Snow (singer/songwriter; died in 2011)

Singer Phoebe Snow has died at

Phoebe Snow “Poetry Man” live video link here.

1963- Regina Belle (singer)                        53 yrs.

Regina Belle: photo#02

1966- Lou Barlow (bassist w/ Dinosaur Jr; “Muck”, “Thumb” + more…)             50 yrs.

Barlow plays live on KXT

Lou Barlow “Legendary” live video link here.

1971- Jarrett Cordes a.k.a. DJ Minutemix (member of PM Dawn)            45 yrs.

Prince Be (Attrell Cordes    DJ Minutemix on the right

These are today’s birthdays, along with video links for some of the artists. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EVERYONE BORN ON THIS DAY!! Enjoy!!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY DESMOND DEKKER, STEWART COPELAND, ED KOWALCZYK & More…

1938- Tony Jackson (bass + vocals w/ The Searchers; “Needles & Pins”; died in 2003)

The History of Tony Jackson ~

1941- Desmond Dekker (singer w/ The Aces; died in 2006)

recorded a Desmond Dekker

Desmond Dekker “Israelites” live video link here.

1944- Thomas Boggs (drummer w/ The Box Tops; “The Letter”; died in 2008)

Thomas Boggs (drummer with The

1952- Stewart Copeland (drummer w/ The Police ; “Walking In Your Footsteps”, “King Of Pain + More…; member of Curved Air; member of Oysterhead w/ Trey Anastasio of Phish and Les Claypool of Primus; has done soundtrack work)       64 yrs.

Stewart Copeland Fine Art

The Police w/ Stewart Copeland “Message In A Bottle” live video link here.

1971- Edward Joel Kowalczyk (singer w/ Live; “I Alone”, “Pain Lies On The Riverside” + “Iris”; solo artist)                45 yrs.

Ed Kowalczyk Photo #1

Live w/ Ed Kowalczyk “I Alone” live video link here.

These are today’s birthdays, along with video links for a couple of the artists. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EVERYONE BORN ON THIS DAY!! Enjoy!!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINDA RONSTADT, ARTIMUS PYLE, IAN CURTIS & More…

1944- Millie Jackson (soul singer; “Hurts So Good”)                   72 yrs.

Millie Jackson

Millie Jackson “It Hurts So Good” live video link here.

1945- Peter Lewis (member of Moby Grape)              71 yrs.

Peter Lewis during the

1946- Linda Ronstadt (singer/songwriter; “You’re No Good”; “Don’t Know Much” w/ Aaron Neville)                70 yrs.

when Linda Ronstadt opened

Linda Ronstadt “Blue Bayou” live video link here.

1947- Peter Banks (founding member + guitarist w/ YES in the late 60’s; died in 2013)

Guitarist Peter Banks passes.

1948- Artimus Pyle (drummer w/ Lynyrd Skynyrd; “Tuesday’s Gone”, “Freebird” + “Sweet Home Alabama”)             68 yrs.

artimus

1949- Trevor Horne (member of The Buggles; “Video Killed The Radio Star”; former member of  YES; produced hits for Frankie Goes To Hollywood)         67 yrs.

Trevor Horne

1952- Jeff Carlisi (member of .38 Special; “Caught Up In You”)         64 yrs.

The Official Jeff Carlisi Web

1952- John Genzale a.k.a. Johnny Thunders (guitar + vocals w/ The New York Dolls; died in 1991)

Johnny Thunders in the New

New York Dolls w/ Johnny Thunders “Jet Boy” live video link here.

1953- Alicia Bridges (singer; “I Love The Night Life”)        63 yrs.

Inductee – Alicia Bridges

1956- Ian Curtis (guitar + vocals w/ Joy Division; “Love Will Tear Us Apart”; died in 1980)

Ian Curtis...and Redemption

Joy Division w/ Ian Curtis “Transmission” live video link here.

1966- Jason Bonham (drummer; son of Led Zeppelin drummer, John Bonham; played w/ Foreigner, Steel Dragon, Black Country Communion + more…; has played with the surviving members of Led Zeppelin)                               50 yrs.

Went to see Jason Bonham's Led

Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience “Moby Dick” live video link here.

1973- John Dolmayan (drummer w/ System Of A Down)                  43 yrs.

JOHN DOLMAYAN

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

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY WOODY GUTHRIE, TOMMY MOTTOLA, TABOO & More…

1912- Woodrow Wilson Guthrie a.k.a. Woody Guthrie (folk singer/songwriter; known for his ballads about the Great Depression and protest songs; “This Land Is Your Land”; father of Arlo Guthrie; died in 1967)

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Woodie Guthrie “This Land Is Your Land” video link here.

1926- Lowman Pauling (guitarist w/ The Five Royales; co-wrote “Dedicated To The One I Love” sung by The Shirelles and The Mama’s & The Papas; died in 1973)

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1945- Jim Gordon (session drummer in the late 60’s and 70’s; co-wrote Layla w/ Eric Clapton; worked w/ The Beach Boys, The Everly Brothers, The Byrds, The Monkees, John Lennon, The Carpenters, Traffic, Steely Dan + more)         71 yrs.

more Jim Gordon albums

1949- Tommy Mottola (music executive w/ Sony Records; was married to Mariah Carey in mid 90’s)                 67 yrs.

By CSR. In this March 3,

1952- Bob Casale (guitarist + keyboardist w/ Devo; died in 2014)

launched for Bob Casale's

1966- Ellen Reid (keyboards w/ Crash Test Dummies; “Superman Song”)        50 yrs.

ELLEN REID

Crash Test Dummies w/ Ellen Reid “Mmm Mmm Mmm” live video link here.

1971- Nick McCabe (guitarist w/ The Verve; “Bittersweet Symphony”)          45 yrs.

Nick McCabe

The Verve w/ Nick McCabe “Blue” live video link here.

1975- Taboo (MC w/ The Black Eyed Peas; “I Gotta Feeling” + “Where Is The Love?”)
41 yrs.

more of Taboo either.

The Black Eyed Peas w/ Taboo “Pump It” video link here.

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

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROGER MCGUINN, GERALD LEVERT, MARK GREENWAY & More…

1942- Jim McGuinn a.k.a. Roger McGuinn (guitar + vocals w/ The Byrds; “Mr. Tambourine Man” + “Turn, Turn, Turn”; solo artist)                   74 yrs.

roger mcguinn

The Byrds w/ Roger McGuinn “Eight Miles High” live video link here.

1942- Stephen Jo Bladd (drummer w/ J Geils Band; “Centerfold”)         74 yrs.

Drummer Stephen Jo Bladd of

1955- Mark ‘The Animal’ Mendoza (bassist w/ Twisted Sister)     61 yrs.

G&L Guitars Artists

1961- Lawrence Donegan (bassist w/ Lloyd Cole & The Commotions)       55 yrs.

Lawrence Donegan

1966- Gerald Levert (R&B singer w/ LeVert; “Casanova”; son of Eddie Levert, singer w/ The O’Jays; died in 2006)

Gerald Levert was born on

LeVert w/ Gerald Levert “Casanova” video link here.

1969- Mark Greenway (singer w/ Napalm Death, Extreme Noise Terror + Benediction)         47 yrs.

of Mark "Barney" Greenway

These are today’s birthdays, along with links for a couple of the artists. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EVERYONE BORN ON THIS DAY!! Enjoy!!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRISTINE MCVIE, WILKO JOHNSON, DAN MURPHY & More…

1943-  Christine McVie (keyboards + vocals w/ Chicken Shack + Fleetwood Mac; “You Make Loving Fun”)            73 yrs.

Christine McVie - Christine

Fleetwood Mac w/ Christine McVie “You Make Loving Fun” video link here.

1947- Wilko Johnson (guitarist w/ Dr. Feelgood; died in 2013)

Wilko Johnson

Dr. Feelgood w/ Wilko Johnson “Back In The Night” live video link here.

1950- Eric Carr (drummer w/ KISS in the 70’s + 80’s; died in 1991)

Eric Carr Pictures

1952- Philip Taylor Kramer (bass guitar w/ Iron Butterfly; died in 1995)

of Philip Taylor Kramer,

1960- Ray Gillen (member of Black Sabbath; died in 1993)

Ray Gillen

1962- Dan Murphy (guitarist w/ Soul Asylum;  “Cartoon”, “Somebody To Shove” + “Runaway Train”)              54 yrs.

dan murphy soul asylum

Soul Asylum w/ Dan Murphy “Somebody To Shove” live video link here.

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

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉