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HAPPY BIRTHDAY BERRY GORDY, RANDY NEWMAN & More…

1929- Berry Gordy (composer + founder of Motown Records; former boxer)     86 yrs.

1943- Randy Newman (singer/songwriter/composer/pianist; “Short People”, “I Love L.A.” + more… ; has done music for many soundtracks)                72 yrs.

Randy Newman “Rednecks” live video link here.

1948- Beeb Birtles (multi-instrumentalist w/ The Little River Band; “Reminiscing”)      67 yrs.

1962- Matt Cameron (drummer w/ Pearl Jam + Soundgarden; “Outshined”, “Rusty Cage” + more…)                    53 yrs.

Soundgarden w/ Matt Cameron “Outshined” video link here.

1968- Dawn Robinson (singer w/ En Vogue; “My Lovin”)                    47 yrs.

1970- Matt Cheslin (bassist w/ Ned’s Atomic Dustbin; “Happy”)            45 yrs.
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1983- Rostam Batmanglij (songwriter, producer + multi-instrumentalist w/ Vampire Weekend)               32 yrs.

Vampire Weekend w/ Rostam Batmanglij “Diane Young” 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!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AL KOOPER, DUFF MCKAGAN, CHRIS BARRON & More…

1929- Hal Blaine (drummer, session musician, played on hits by Elvis Presley, John Denver, The Carpenters & more…)       85 yrs.

Drummerworld: Hal Blaine

1941- Barrett Strong (songwriter, recorded first hit for Motown, co-wrote many hits for Motown)         73 yrs.

Barrett Strong Photo: 695437

1942- Corey Wells (vocals w/ Three Dog Night)       72 yrs.

co-founder Cory Wells

Three Dog Night w/ Corey Wells “Shambala”

1943- Chuck Winfield (trumpet w/ Blood, Sweat & Tears)    71 yrs.

Chuck Winfield

Blood, Sweat & Tears w/ Chuck Winfield “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy”

1944- Al Kooper (musician, member of Blood, Sweat & Tears; author; played organ on Bob Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone”)       70 yrs.

AL KOOPER - photos

Al Kooper & The Rekooperators “I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know”

1948- David Denny (guitarist w/ The Steve Miller Band)      66 yrs.

Band member David Denny

The Steve Miller Band w/ David Denny “The Joker” live in Chicago

1964- Duff McKagan (bassist w/ Guns N’ Roses + Velvet Revolver) 50 yrs.

Duff's Jungle Menu

Velvet Revolver w/ Duff McKagan “Fall To Pieces” live

1968- Chris Barron (singer w/ The Spin Doctors)      46 yrs.

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Spin Doctors w/ Chris Barron “If The River Was Whiskey” live

1969- Bobby Brown (singer; member of New Edition; solo artist)  45 yrs.

Bobby Brown Arrested in

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

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉