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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE BLOOMFIELD, RICK WRIGHT, PETER DOYLE & More…

1938- George Cummings (steel guitar w/ Dr. Hook; “Sylvia’s Mother”)         78 yrs.

George Cummings - Picture from

Dr. Hook w/ George Cummings “When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman”
live video link here.

1943- Mike Bloomfield (guitarist w/ Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Electric Flag; received early support from B.B. King, Bob Dylan, Muddy Waters + Buddy Guy; solo artist; died in 1981)

hero Mike Bloomfield

Al Kooper + Mike Bloomfield “Stop” video link here.

1943- Rick Wright (keyboards + vocals w/ Pink Floyd; Wright appeared on most Pink Floyd albums from ‘Piper At The Gates Of Dawn’, ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’, + ‘The Wall’ to ‘Momentary Lapse Of Reason’ + ‘ The Division Bell’; died in 2008)

Rick Wright Photos

Pink Floyd w/ Rick Wright “Comfortably Numb” live video link here.

1949- Peter Doyle (singer w/ The New Seekers; “I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing”; died in 2001)

Peter Doyle rehearsing with

1949- Simon Kirke (drummer w/ Free; “All Right Now”; a member of Bad Company)
67 yrs.

flashes he remained

1949- Steve Took (member of T. Rex; died in 1980)

Steve Took (T. Rex)

 

1972- Dan Worton (drummer w/ Ned’s Atomic Dustbin; “Grey Cell Green” + “Happy”)           44 yrs.

Dan Warton on drums.

Ned’s Atomic Dustbin w/ Dan Warton “Happy” 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!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAUL BARRERE, VINCE CLARKE, KEVIN HEARN & More…

1929- David Lynch (member of The Platters; “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes”; died in 1981)

DAVID LYNCH… 2 enero, 2014

The Platters w/ David Lynch “Twilight Time” live video link here.

1930- Tommy Tedesco (session guitarist; recorded w/ The Beach Boys, Everly Brothers, The Supremes, Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke + more….; died in 1997)

Tommy Tedesco

1940- Fontella Bass (female singer + pianist; “Rescue Me”; died in 2012)

Fontella Bass: Top 5 Covers of

Fontella Bass “Rescue Me” live video link here.

1948- Paul Barrere (guitar w/ Little Feat; “Dixie Chicken”, “Feats Don’t Fail Me Now” + more; has performed as a member of Phil Lesh & Friends;  also tours w/ fellow Little Feat member Fred Tackett performing more stripped down material)                         68 yrs.

Paul Barrere · Fred Tackett

Little Feat w/ Paul Barrere “Fat Man In The Bathtub” live video link here.

1950- Otis Damon Harris (vocals w/ The Temptations from 1971 to 1975; “Just My Imagination”; died in 2013)

Otis "Damon" Harris

1952- Andy Fraser (founding member of Free in 1968; “All Right Now”; bassist w/ John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers; his songs have been covered by Ted Nugent, Robert Palmer + Joe Cocker; died in 2015)

Andy Fraser

1952- Laura Branigan (singer; “Gloria”; died in 2004)

Laura Branigan

Laura Branigan “Self Control” video link here.

1958- Neil Clark (guitarist w/ Lloyd Cole & The Commotions)                 58 yrs.
No Photo Available.

1960- Vince Clarke (keyboards w/ Depeche Mode; “Just Can’t Get Enough”; member of  Yaz; “Don’t Go”; member of Erasure; “Chains Of Love”)         56 yrs.

Vince Clarke

Yaz w/ Vince Clarke “Don’t Go” video link here.

1968- Martyn Walsh (bassist w/ Inspiral Carpets)        48 yrs.

Martyn Walsh - Inspiral

1969- Kevin Hearn (keyboards, guitar, accordian w/ Barenaked Ladies)         47 yrs.

F*CK YEAH Kevin Hearn

Barenaked Ladies w/ Kevin Hearn “Odds Are” 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!!!! 😉

HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEVE CROPPER, ELVIN BISHOP, BRENT MYDLAND & More…

1940- Manfred Mann (keyboardist w/ Manfred Mann; “Do Wah Diddy”)        75 yrs.

1941- Steve Cropper (guitarist w/ Booker T & The MG’s; “Green Onions”; played on and produced many soul hits; “Soul Man”, “Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay” + more…)
74 yrs.

Steve Cropper & Paul Rodgers “Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay” live video link here.

1942- Elvin Bishop (guitarist w/ Paul Butterfield Blues Band; solo artist; “Fooled Around & Fell In Love”)             73 yrs.

Elvin Bishop “Travelin’ Shoes” live video link here.

1946- Lee Loughnane (trumpeter w/ Chicago; “If You Leave Me Now”)            69 yrs.

1946- Erick Lee Purkhiser a.k.a. Lux Interior (founding member + singer w/ The Cramps; died in 2009)

The Cramps w/ Lux Interior “Tear It Up” live video link here.

1947- Tetsu Yamauchi (bassist w/ Faces + Free)           68 yrs.

1952- Brent Mydland (singer, songwriter + keyboardist w/ The Grateful Dead; “I Will Take You Home”, “Tons Of Steel”, “Blow Away” + more… ; died in 1990)

The Grateful Dead w/ Brent Mydland
“Devil With A Blue Dress/Good Golly Miss Molly” live video link here.

1953- Charlotte Caffey (guitarist w/ The Go-Go’s; “We Got The Beat”, “Our Lips Are Sealed” + more…)                   62 yrs.

1954- Eric Faulkner (singer w/ Bay City Rollers; “Saturday Night”)           61 yrs.

1957- Julian Cope (guitar + vocals w/ Teardrop Explodes; solo aritst; “World Shut Your Mouth”)           58 yrs.

Julian Cope “World Shut Your Mouth” live video link here.

1957- Steve Lukather (guitarist w/ Toto; “Africa”)       58 yrs.

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

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEVE BERLIN, NAS, AMY WINEHOUSE & More…

1914- Mae Boren Axton (songwriter; known as ‘Queen Mother of Nashville’; wrote over 200 songs; co-wrote “Heartbreak Hotel”; died in 1997)

1946- Pete Agnew (member of Nazareth; “Love Hurts”)         69 yrs.

Nazareth w/ Pete Agnew “Hair Of The Dog” live video link here.

1949- Steve Gaines (guitarist w/ Lynyrd Skynyrd; “Freebird” + “Sweet Home Alabama”; died in 1977)

Lynyrd Skynyrd w/ Steve Gaines “Gimme Three Steps” live video link here.

1950- Paul Kossoff (guitarist w/ Free; died in 1976)

1954- Barry Cowsill (member of The Cowsills; “Hair”)            61 yrs.

1955- Steve Berlin (member of Los Lobos; “La Bamba”)       60 yrs.

Los Lobos w/ Steve Berlin
“Turn On Your Lovelight > Not Fade Away > Bertha” live video link here.

1959- Morten Harket (singer w/ A-Ha; “Take On Me”)        56 yrs.

A-Ha w/ Morten Harket “The Sun Always Shines On TV” live video link here.

1967- John Power (bassist +vocalist w/ The La’s; “There She Goes”; member of Cast)
48 yrs.

1970- Greg Montoya (bassist w/ Everclear; “Wonderful”)         45 yrs.
No Photo Available.

1972- Nasir Jones a.k.a. Nas (rapper; “If I Ruled The World”)        43 yrs.

Nas feat. Lauryn Hill “If I Ruled The World” video link here.

1983- Amy Winehouse (singer/songwriter; “Rehab”; died in 2011)

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!!!! 😉

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAUL BARRERE, VINCE CLARKE, TAYLOR DAYNE & More…

1929- David Lynch (member of The Platters; “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes”; died in 1981)

DAVID LYNCH… 2 enero, 2014

The Platters w/ David Lynch “Twilight Time” live video link here.

1930- Tommy Tedesco (session guitarist; recorded w/ The Beach Boys, Everly Brothers, The Supremes, Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke + more….; died in 1997)

Tommy Tedesco

1940- Fontella Bass (female singer + pianist; “Rescue Me”; died in 2012)

Fontella Bass: Top 5 Covers of

Fontella Bass “Rescue Me” live video link here.

1948- Paul Barrere (guitar w/ Little Feat; “Dixie Chicken”, “Feats Don’t Fail Me Now” + more; has performed as a member of Phil Lesh & Friends;  also tours w/ fellow Little Feat member Fred Tackett performing more stripped down material)      67 yrs.

Paul Barrere · Fred Tackett

Little Feat w/ Paul Barrere “Fat Man In The Bathtub” live video link here.

1950- Otis Damon Harris (vocals w/ The Temptations from 1971 to 1975; “Just My Imagination”; died in 2012)

Otis "Damon" Harris

1952- Andy Fraser (joined Free in 1968; “All Right Now”; bassist w/ John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers; his songs have been covered by Ted Nugent, Robert Palmer + Joe Cocker)          63 yrs.

Andy Fraser

1955- Neil Clark (guitarist w/ Lloyd Cole & The Commotions)     60 yrs.
No Photo Available.

1957- Laura Branigan (singer; “Gloria”; died in 2004)

Laura Branigan

Laura Branigan “Self Control” video link here.

1960- Vince Clarke (keyboards w/ Depeche Mode; “Just Can’t Get Enough”; member of  Yaz; “Don’t Go”; member of Erasure; “Chains Of Love”)         55 yrs.

Vince Clarke

Yaz w/ Vince Clarke “Don’t Go” video link here.

1962- Leslie Wundermann a.k.a. Taylor Dayne (singer; “Tell It To My Heart”)           53 yrs.

Taylor Dayne - AskMen

1968- Martyn Walsh (bassist w/ Inspiral Carpets)        47 yrs.

Martyn Walsh - Inspiral

1969- Kevin Hearn (keyboards, guitar, accordian w/ Barenaked Ladies)         46 yrs.

F*CK YEAH Kevin Hearn

Barenaked Ladies w/ Kevin Hearn “Odds Are” 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!!!! 😉

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELVIN BISHOP, BRENT MYDLAND & More…

1940- Manfred Mann (keyboardist w/ Manfred Mann; “Do Wah Diddy”)        74 yrs.

1941- Steve Cropper (guitarist w/ Booker T & The MG’s; “Green Onions”; played on and produced many soul hits; “Soul Man”, “Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay” + more…)
73 yrs.

Steve Cropper & Paul Rodgers “Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay” live video link here.

1942- Elvin Bishop (guitarist w/ Paul Butterfield Blues Band; solo artist; “Fooled Around & Fell In Love”)             72 yrs.

Elvin Bishop “Travelin’ Shoes” live video link here.

1946- Lee Loughnane (trumpeter w/ Chicago; “If You Leave Me Now”)            68 yrs.

1946- Erick Lee Purkhiser a.k.a. Lux Interior (founding member + singer w/ The Cramps; died in 2009)

The Cramps w/ Lux Interior “Tear It Up” live video link here.

1947- Tetsu Yamauchi (bassist w/ Faces + Free)           67 yrs.

1952- Brent Mydland (singer, songwriter + keyboardist w/ The Grateful Dead; “I Will Take You Home”, “Tons Of Steel”, “Blow Away” + more… ; died in 1990)

The Grateful Dead w/ Brent Mydland
“Devil With A Blue Dress/Good Golly Miss Molly” live video link here.

1953- Charlotte Caffey (guitarist w/ The Go-Go’s; “We Got The Beat”, “Our Lips Are Sealed” + more…)                   61 yrs.

1954- Eric Faulkner (singer w/ Bay City Rollers; “Saturday Night”)           60 yrs.

1957- Julian Cope (guitar + vocals w/ Teardrop Explodes; solo aritst; “World Shut Your Mouth”)           57 yrs.

Julian Cope “World Shut Your Mouth” live video link here.

1957- Steve Lukather (guitarist w/ Toto; “Africa”)       57 yrs.

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

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEVE BERLIN, NAS & More…

1914- Mae Boren Axton (songwriter; known as ‘Queen Mother of Nashville’; wrote over 200 songs; co-wrote “Heartbreak Hotel”; died in 1997)

1946- Pete Agnew (member of Nazareth; “Love Hurts”)         68 yrs.

Nazareth w/ Pete Agnew “Hair Of The Dog” live video link here.

1949- Steve Gaines (guitarist w/ Lynyrd Skynyrd; “Freebird” + “Sweet Home Alabama”; died in 1977)

Lynyrd Skynyrd w/ Steve Gaines “Gimme Three Steps” live video link here.

1950- Paul Kossoff (guitarist w/ Free; died in 1976)

1954- Barry Cowsill (member of The Cowsills; “Hair”)            60 yrs.

1955- Steve Berlin (member of Los Lobos; “La Bamba”)       59 yrs.

Los Lobos w/ Steve Berlin
“Turn On Your Lovelight > Not Fade Away > Bertha” live video link here.

1959- Morten Harket (singer w/ A-Ha; “Take On Me”)        55yrs.

A-Ha w/ Morten Harket “The Sun Always Shines On TV” live video link here.

1967- John Power (bassist +vocalist w/ The La’s; “There She Goes”; member of Cast)
47 yrs.

 

1970- Greg Montoya (bassist w/ Everclear; “Wonderful”)         44 yrs.
No Photo Available.

1972- Nasir Jones a.k.a. Nas (rapper; “If I Ruled The World”)        42 yrs.

 

Nas feat. Lauryn Hill “If I Ruled The World” video link here.

1983- Amy Winehouse (singer/songwriter; “Rehab”; died in 2011)

 

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!!!! 😉

BOHEMIAN NIGHTS AT NEW WEST FEST KICKS OFF TOMORROW NIGHT!!

Tomorrow night is the kick-off to one of the biggest music festivals along The Front Range and it’s free!! Fort Collins will be hosting their long running New West Fest from Friday night through Sunday evening with over 75 musical acts on five stages provided by The Bohemian Nights Foundation. There will also be a Kids’ Music Adventure Stage on both Saturday and Sunday, providing family fun for the littlest of festivarians.

Friday night’s festivities start at 5 p.m. with music on both the Library Park and Mountain Avenue stages. I can recommend Danielle Ate The Sandwich on the Library Stage with her ukelele and a couple of co-horts playing a clever millenial take on folk music. Another band that you may want to check out is the outlaw rockabilly of Patti Fiasco on the Mountain Stage. The headliner will be Colorado’s own long-running Big Head Todd & The Monsters with their blend of blues, jam and rock live on the Mountain Avenue Stage with a live simulcast at the Library Stage.

I can’t stress enough, what a coop it is for a town the size of Fort Collins to have such a large festival and all for free. Between all the Colorado acts and the headliners, there is music for everyone. Get down there early or expect a pretty good walk from wherever you find a parking space. Before the Summer is gone, go and experience some live music out of doors. Check back tomorrow, for some recommendations for Saturday’s New West Fest line-up. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!! Enjoy!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE BLOOMFIELD, RICK WRIGHT & More…

1938- George Cummings (steel guitar w/ Dr. Hook; “Sylvia’s Mother”)
76 yrs.

George Cummings - Picture from

1944- Mike Bloomfield (guitarist w/ Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Electric Flag; received early support from B.B. King, Bob Dylan, Muddy Waters + Buddy Guy; solo artist; died in 1981)

hero Mike Bloomfield

Al Kooper + Mike Bloomfield “Stop” video link

1945- Rick Wright (keyboards + vocals w/ Pink Floyd; Wright appeared on most Pink Floyd albums from ‘Piper At The Gates Of Dawn’, ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’, + ‘The Wall’ to ‘Momentary Lapse Of Reason’ + ‘ The Division Bell’; died in 2008)

Rick Wright Photos

Pink Floyd w/ Rick Wright “Comfortably Numb” live video link

1949- Peter Doyle (singer w/ The New Seekers; “I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing”; died in 2001)

Peter Doyle rehearsing with

1949- Simon Kirke (drummer w/ Free; “All Right Now”; a member of Bad Company)       65 yrs.

flashes he remained

1949- Steve Took (member of T. Rex; died in 1980)

Steve Took (T. Rex)

1965- Texas Axille (keyboards w/ Transvision Vamp)     49 yrs.

We Are Transvision Vamp!

1972- Dan Warton (drummer w/ Ned’s Atomic Dustbin; “Grey Cell Green” + “Happy”)           42 yrs.

Dan Warton on drums.

Ned’s Atomic Dustbin w/ Dan Warton “Happy” video link

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!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAUL BARRERE, VINCE CLARKE & More…

1929- David Lynch (member of The Platters; “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes”; died in 1981)

DAVID LYNCH… 2 enero, 2014

The Platters w/ David Lynch “Twilight Time” live video link

1930- Tommy Tedesco (session guitarist; recorded w/ The Beach Boys, Everly Brothers, The Supremes, Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke + more….; died in 1997)

Tommy Tedesco

1940- Fontella Bass (female singer + pianist; “Rescue Me”; died in 2012)

Fontella Bass: Top 5 Covers of

Fontella Bass “Rescue Me” live video link

1948- Paul Barrere (guitar w/ Little Feat; “Dixie Chicken”, “Feats Don’t Fail Me Now” + more; also tours w/ fellow Little Feat member Fred Tackett performing more stripped down material)      66 yrs.

Paul Barrere · Fred Tackett

Little Feat w/ Paul Barrere “Fat Man In The Bathtub” live video link

1950- Otis Damon Harris (vocals w/ The Temptations from 1971 to 1975; “Just My Imagination”; died in 2012)

Otis "Damon" Harris

1952- Andy Fraser (joined Free in 1968; “All Right Now”; bassist w/ John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers; his songs have been covered by Ted Nugent, Robert Palmer + Joe Cocker)          62 yrs.

Andy Fraser

1955- Neil Clark (guitarist w/ Lloyd Cole & The Commotions)     59 yrs.
No Photo Available

1957- Laura Branigan (singer; “Gloria”; died in 2004)

Laura Branigan

1960- Vince Clarke (keyboards w/ Depeche Mode; “Just Can’t Get Enough”; member of  Yaz; “Don’t Go”; member of Erasure; “Chains Of Love”)         54 yrs.

Vince Clarke

Yaz w/ Vince Clarke “Don’t Go” video link

1962- Leslie Wundermann a.k.a. Taylor Dayne (singer; “Tell It To My Heart”)           52 yrs.

Taylor Dayne - AskMen

1968- Martyn Walsh (bassist w/ Inspiral Carpets)        46 yrs.

Martyn Walsh - Inspiral

1969- Kevin Hearn (keyboards, guitar, accordian w/ Barenaked Ladies)         45 yrs.

F*CK YEAH Kevin Hearn

Barenaked Ladies /w Kevin Hearn “Odds Are” video link

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!!!! 😉