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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 CURTIS MAYFIELD, IAN HUNTER, MIKE GORDON & More…

1926- Irwin Allen Ginsberg (poet/activist/main figure of The Beat Generation; he and Bob Dylan collaborated on poetry readings set to music; died in 1997)

Allen Ginsberg

1942- Curtis Mayfield (singer, songwriter + member of The Impressions; solo artist; “Superfly”; died in 1999)

Curtis Mayfield Tribute

Curtis Mayfield “Superfly” live video link here.

1943- Michael Clarke (drummer w/ The Flying  Burrito Brothers + The Byrds; died in 1993)

The Byrds Speak about Mike

1946- Ian Hunter (vocals + guitar w/ Mott The Hoople; solo; half of Hunter Ronson w/ Mick Ronson)        70 yrs.

File:Ian Hunter Mott Reunion

Mott The Hoople w/ Ian Hunter “All The Young Dudes” video link here.

1947- Dave Alexander (bassist w/ Iggy & The Stooges; died in 1975)

Dave Alexander (died February

1947- Mickey Finn (percussion w/ T Rex; died in 2002)

Mickey Finn

1950- Deniece Williams (singer; “Let’s Hear It For The Boy”; worked as a backing singer for Stevie Wonder)                              66 yrs.

van Deniece Williams.

Deniece Williams “Let’s Hear It For The Boy” video link here.

1952- Billy Powell (keyboards w/ Lynyrd Skynyrd; died in 2009)

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Lynyrd Skynyrd w/ Billy Powell “Tuesday’s Gone” live video link here.

1954- Dan Hill (singer; “Sometimes When We Touch”)               62 yrs.

Dan Hill's modest but

Dan Hill “Sometimes When We Touch” video link here.

1956- Danny Wilde (singer, songwriter w/ Great Buildings + The Rembrandts; “I’ll Be There For You”)                         60 yrs.

DANNY WILDE of The Rembrandts

1961- Eldra Patrick “El” Debarge (singer w/ Debarge; “Rhythm Of The Night”)           55 yrs.

El DeBarge Gets Ready to Take

1962- David Cole (member of C+C Music Factory; “Gonna Make You Sweat”; produced Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston + Aretha Franklin; died in 1995)

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1965- Mike Gordon (bassist, multi-instrumentalist + vocalist w/ Phish; “Bouncing Around The Room”)         51 yrs.

Mike Gordon.jpg

Phish w/ Mike Gordon “Ya Mar” live video link here.

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

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROBERT JOHNSON, PHILLIP BAILEY, ALEX VAN HALEN & More…

1911- Robert Johnson (blues singer/guitarist; “Crossroads”; influenced many blues and rock artists including: Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Cream + more… ; died in 1938)

robert johnson

Robert Johnson “Come On Into My Kitchen” audio/visual link here.

1940- Ricky Nelson (singer/ actor; played himself on his parent’s TV show ‘The Adventures Of Ozzie & Harriet’; died in 1985)

I had met Rick in July of 1984

1940- Toni Tennille (member of The Captain & Tennille; “Love Will Keep Us Together”)        76 yrs.

Toni Tennille

1941- John Fred Gourrier (leader for John Fred & His Playboy Band; “Judy In Disguise”; died in 2005)

John Fred

1943- Paul Samwell-Smith (member of The Yardbirds)                  73 yrs.

Paul Samwell-Smith,

1943- Danny Whitten (guitarist, singer, songwriter w/ Crazy Horse; Neil Young’s “Needle And The Damage Done” was about Whitten’s addiction; died in 1972)

Danny Whitten

1944- Bill Legend (member of T Rex)                      72 yrs.

Bill Legend

1947- Rick Derringer (producer, guitar, vocals w/ The McCoys; “Hang On Sloopy”; member of Edgar Winter Group)                        69 yrs.

Rick Derringer - Wikipedia

Rick Derringer “Rock & Roll Hoochie Koo” live video link here.

1951- Chris Frantz (drummer w/ The Talking Heads; “Road To Nowhere”)                 65 yrs.

Chris Frantz

Talking Heads w/ Chris Frantz “Slippery People” video link here.

1951- Philip Bailey (vocals w/ Earth Wind & Fire; “Shining Star”; duet w/ Phil Collins on “Easy Lover”; solo artist)                      65 yrs.

philip bailey birthday earth

Earth, Wind & Fire w/ Phillip Bailey “Boogie Wonderland” live video link here.

1953- Alex Van Halen (drummer w/ Van Halen; “Jump”)                   63 yrs.

Alex Van Halen

Van Halen w/ Alex Van Halen “Dance The Night Away” live video link here.

1964- Dave Rowntree (drummer w/ Blur)                         52 yrs.

Dave Rowntree: Blur's polymath

1975- Enrique Iglesias (singer; “Hero”; son of Julio Iglesias)                 41 yrs.

Enrique Iglesias

1976- Martha Wainwright (singer/ songwriter; daugther of Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle; sister of Rufus Wainwright; appeared on recordings by her family members; released her solo debut album in 2005)                      40 yrs.

Martha Wainwright's "Tower

Martha Wainwright “Tower Of Song” live video link here.

1977- Joe Bonamassa (blues guitarist/singer; member of Black Country Communion)        39 yrs.

joe bonamassa official fan

Joe Bonamassa “Just Got Paid” live video link here.

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

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHNNY MATHIS, MARC BOLAN, TREY ANASTASIO & More…

1933- Cissy Houston (soul singer w/ Sweet Inspirations + The Drinkard Singers; sang back-up w/ Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley + more; mother of Whitney Houston and cousin of Dionne Warwick)             82 yrs.

1935- Johnny Mathis (singer; “Too Much Too Little Too Late”)            80 yrs.

Johnny Mathis “When A Child Is Born” live video link here.

1942- Dewey Martin (member of The Dillards + Buffalo Springfield; “For What It’s Worth”; died in 2009)

1942- Frankie Lymon (singer w/ Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers; “Why Do Fools Fall In Love”; died in 1968)

Frankie Lymon “Little Bitty Pretty One” live video link here.

1942- Gus Dudgeon (producer; worked with Elton John, David Bowie, The Beach Boys + more…; died in 2002)

1943- Marilyn McCoo (singer w/ The 5th Dimension; solo artist; “You Don’t Have To Be A Star”)                    72 yrs.

The 5th Dimension w/ Marilyn McCoo “Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In” video link here.

1946- Sylvia Peterson (member of The Chiffons; “He’s So Fine”)            69 yrs.
No Photo Available.

1947- Marc Bolan (singer, songwriter + guitarist w/ T Rex; “Bang A Gong”; died in 1977)

T Rex w/ Marc Bolan “Hot Love” live video link here.

1952- John Lombardo (member of 10,000 Maniacs; “Candy Everybody Wants”)            63 yrs.
No Photo Available.

1964- Robby Takac (bassist w/ Goo Goo Dolls; “Iris”)                                     51 yrs.

Goo Goo Dolls w/ Robby Takak “There You Are” video link here.

1964- Trey Anastasio (guitarist, singer + songwriter w/ Phish; “Bouncing Around The Room”, “Harry Hood”, “Simple” + more; was a member of “Fare The Well” concerts; also fronts the Trey Anastasio Band)            51 yrs.

Phish w/ Trey Anastasio “Harry Hood” live video link here.

1986- Ben Lovett (multi-instrumentalist w/ Mumford & Sons; “The Cave”, “Little Lion Man” + more…)              29 yrs.

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

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE BLOOMFIELD, RICK WRIGHT & More…

1938- George Cummings (steel guitar w/ Dr. Hook; “Sylvia’s Mother”)         77 yrs.

George Cummings - Picture from

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

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 here.

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 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)
66 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)                50 yrs.

We Are Transvision Vamp!

1972- Dan Warton (drummer w/ Ned’s Atomic Dustbin; “Grey Cell Green” + “Happy”)           43 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 CURTIS MAYFIELD, MIKE GORDON & More…

1926- Irwin Allen Ginsberg (poet/activist/main figure of The Beat Generation; he and Bob Dylan collaborated on poetry readings set to music; died in 1997)

Allen Ginsberg

1942- Curtis Mayfield (singer, songwriter + member of The Impressions; solo artist; “Superfly”; died in 1999)

Curtis Mayfield Tribute

Curtis Mayfield “Superfly” live video link here.

1943- Michael Clarke (drummer w/ The Flying  Burrito Brothers + The Byrds; died in 1993)

The Byrds Speak about Mike

1946- Ian Hunter (vocals + guitar w/ Mott The Hoople; solo; half of Hunter Ronson w/ Mick Ronson)        69 yrs.

File:Ian Hunter Mott Reunion

Mott The Hoople w/ Ian Hunter “All The Young Dudes” video link here.

1947- Dave Alexander (bassist w/ Iggy & The Stooges; died in 1975)

Dave Alexander (died February

1947- Mickey Finn (percussion w/ T Rex; died in 2002)

Mickey Finn

1951- Deniece Williams (singer; “Let’s Hear It For The Boy”; worked as a backing singer for Stevie Wonder)     64 yrs.

van Deniece Williams.

Deniece Williams “Let’s Hear It For The Boy” video link here.

1952- Billy Powell (keyboards w/ Lynyrd Skynyrd; died in 2009)

8/28/2013 12:02 AM 49067 Billy

Lynyrd Skynyrd w/ Billy Powell “Tuesday’s Gone” live video link here.

1954- Dan Hill (singer; “Sometimes When We Touch”)    61 yrs.

Dan Hill's modest but

Dan Hill “Sometimes When We Touch” video link here.

1956- Danny Wilde (singer, songwriter w/ Great Buildings + The Rembrandts; “I’ll Be There For You”)       59 yrs.

DANNY WILDE of The Rembrandts

1961- El Debarge (singer w/ Debarge; “Rhythm Of The Night”)           54 yrs.

El DeBarge Gets Ready to Take

1962- David Cole (member of C+C Music Factory; “Gonna Make You Sweat”; produced Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston + Aretha Franklin; died in 1995)

050213-music-miss-you-late- ...

1965- Mike Gordon (bassist, multi-instrumentalist + vocalist w/ Phish; “Bouncing Around The Room”)         50 yrs.

Mike Gordon.jpg

Phish w/ Mike Gordon “Ya Mar” live video link here.

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

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOE COCKER, CHER, BUSTA RHYMES & More…

1944- Joe Cocker (singer; “With A Little Help From My Friends”; died in 2014)

Joe Cocker & Friends at the

Joe Cocker “The Letter” live video link here.

1946- Cherilyn Sarkasian a.k.a. Cher (singer/actress, television host; one half of musical duo Sonny & Cher; solo;”Believe”)        69 yrs.

Cher

Cher “Half Breed” video link here.

1947- Steve Currie (member of  T Rex; died in 1981)      34 yrs.

R.I.P. (Steve Currie)

1954- Jimmy Henderson (member of Black Oak Arkansas)          61 yrs.

American Recording Company...

1955- Steve George (member of Mr. Mister; “Broken Wings”)      60 yrs.

Steve George

1958- Jane Weidlin (guitar, vocals w/ The Go Go’s; solo career)  57 yrs.

is musician Jane Weidlin!

The Go-Go’s w/ Jane Weidlin “Our Lips Are Sealed” live video link here.

1960- Sue Cowsill (member of The Cowsills; “Hair”)      55 yrs.

SUSAN COWSILL'S RECIPE FOR

1961- Dan Wilson (singer, songwriter, guitarist w/ Trip Shakespeare + Semisonic; “Closing Time”; produce Mike Doughty’s ‘Haughty Melodic’)         54 yrs.

Dan Wilson, Photo: Ros O'

 Semisonic w/ Dan Wilson “DND” live video link here.

1963- Brian Nash (guitarist w/ Frankie Goes To Hollywood)      52 yrs.

Brian Nash of Frankie Goes To

1964- Patti Russo (singer/songwriter/actress; best known as the female vocalist w/ Meatloaf)       51 yrs.

Patti Russo

1966- Thomas Gorman (guitarist w/ Belly)        49 yrs.

Tom Gorman of Belly, 1995.

Belly w/ Thomas Gorman “Super-Connected” video link here.

1972- Busta Rhymes (rapper/actor/producer; “Woo Hah!! Got You All In Check”)         43 yrs.

Today In Hip-Hop: Busta Rhymes

Busta Rhymes “Dangerous” 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 ROBERT JOHNSON, JOE BONAMASSA & More…

1911- Robert Johnson (blues singer/guitarist; “Crossroads”;influenced many blues and rock artists including: Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Cream + more… ; died in 1938)

robert johnson

Robert Johnson “Come On Into My Kitchen” audio/visual link here.

1940- Ricky Nelson (singer/ actor; played himself on his parent’s TV show ‘The Adventures Of Ozzie & Harriet’; died in 1985)

I had met Rick in July of 1984

1941- John Fred Gourrier (leader for John Fred & His Playboy Band; “Judy In Disguise”; died in 2005)

John Fred

1943- Paul Samwell-Smith (member of The Yardbirds)       72 yrs.

Paul Samwell-Smith,

1943- Toni Tennille (member of The Captain & Tennille; “Love Will Keep Us Together”)        72 yrs.

Toni Tennille

1943- Danny Whitten (guitarist, singer, songwriter w/ Crazy Horse; Neil Young’s “Needle And The Damage Done” was about Whitten’s addiction; died in 1972)

Danny Whitten

1944- Bill Legend (member of T Rex)         71 yrs.

Bill Legend

1947- Rick Derringer (producer, guitar, vocals w/ The McCoys; “Hang On Sloopy”; member of Edgar Winter Group)        68 yrs.

Rick Derringer - Wikipedia

Rick Derringer “Rock & Roll Hoochie Koo” live video link here.

1951- Chris Frantz (drummer w/ The Talking Heads; “Road To Nowhere”)         64 yrs.

Chris Frantz

Talking Heads w/ Chris Frantz “Slippery People” video link here.

1951- Philip Bailey (vocals w/ Earth Wind & Fire; “Shining Star”; duet w/ Phil Collins on “Easy Lover”; solo artist)        64 yrs.

philip bailey birthday earth

Earth, Wind & Fire w/ Phillip Bailey “Boogie Wonderland” live video link here.

1955- Alex Van Halen (drummer w/ Van Halen; “Jump”)        60 yrs.

Alex Van Halen

Van Halen w/ Alex Van Halen “Dance The Night Away” live video link here.

1964- Dave Rowntree (drummer w/ Blur)             51 yrs.

Dave Rowntree: Blur's polymath

1975- Enrique Iglesias (singer; “Hero”; son of Julio Iglesias)     40 yrs.

Enrique Iglesias

1976- Martha Wainwright (singer/ songwriter; daugther of Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle; sister of Rufus Wainwright; appeared on recordings by her family members; released her solo debut album in 2005)          39 yrs.

Martha Wainwright's "Tower

Martha Wainwright “Tower Of Song” live video link here.

1977- Joe Bonamassa (blues guitarist/singer; member of Black Country Communion)        38 yrs.

joe bonamassa official fan

Joe Bonamassa “Just Got Paid” live video link here.

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

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARC BOLAN, TREY ANASTASIO & More…

1933- Cissy Houston (soul singer w/ Sweet Inspirations + The Drinkard Singers; sang back-up w/ Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley + more; mother of Whitney Houston and cousin of Dionne Warwick)             81 yrs.

 

1935- Johnny Mathis (singer; “Too Much Too Little Too Late”)            79 yrs.

 

Johnny Mathis “When A Child Is Born” live video link here.

1942- Dewey Martin (member of The Dillards + Buffalo Springfield; “For What It’s Worth”; died in 2009)

 

1942- Frankie Lymon (singer w/ Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers; “Why Do Fools Fall In Love”; died in 1968)

 

Frankie Lymon “Little Bitty Pretty One” live video link here.

1942- Gus Dudgeon (producer; worked with Elton John, David Bowie, The Beach Boys + more…; died in 2002)

 

1943- Marilyn McCoo (singer w/ The 5th Dimension; solo artist; “You Don’t Have To Be A Star”)                    71 yrs.

 

The 5th Dimension w/ Marilyn McCoo “Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In” video link here.

1946- Sylvia Peterson (member of The Chiffons; “He’s So Fine”)            68 yrs.
No Photo Available.

1947- Marc Bolan (singer, songwriter + guitarist w/ T Rex; “Bang A Gong”; died in 1977)

 

T Rex w/ Marc Bolan “Hot Love” live video link here.

1952- John Lombardo (member of 10,000 Maniacs; “Candy Everybody Wants”)            62 yrs.
No Photo Available.

1964- Robby Takac (bassist w/ Goo Goo Dolls; ”

 

Goo Goo Dolls w/ Robby Takak “There You Are” video link here.

1964- Trey Anastasio (guitarist, singer + songwriter w/ Phish; “Bouncing Around The Room”, “Harry Hood”, “Simple” + more; also fronts the Trey Anastasio Band)            50 yrs.

 

Phish w/ Trey Anastasio “Harry Hood” live video link here.

1986- Ben Lovett (multi-instrumentalist w/ Mumford & Sons; “The Cave”, “Little Lion Man” + more…)              28 yrs.

 

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