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 “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)
1940- Toni Tennille (member of The Captain & Tennille; “Love Will Keep Us Together”) 76 yrs.
1941- John Fred Gourrier (leader for John Fred & His Playboy Band; “Judy In Disguise”; died in 2005)
1943- Paul Samwell-Smith (member of The Yardbirds) 73 yrs.
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)
1944- Bill Legend (member of T Rex) 72 yrs.
1947- Rick Derringer (producer, guitar, vocals w/ The McCoys; “Hang On Sloopy”; member of Edgar Winter Group) 69 yrs.
Rick Derringer “Rock & Roll Hoochie Koo” live video link here.
1951- Chris Frantz (drummer w/ The Talking Heads; “Road To Nowhere”) 65 yrs.
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.
Earth, Wind & Fire w/ Phillip Bailey “Boogie Wonderland” live video link here.
1953- Alex Van Halen (drummer w/ Van Halen; “Jump”) 63 yrs.
Van Halen w/ Alex Van Halen “Dance The Night Away” live video link here.
1964- Dave Rowntree (drummer w/ Blur) 52 yrs.
1975- Enrique Iglesias (singer; “Hero”; son of Julio Iglesias) 41 yrs.
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 “Tower Of Song” live video link here.
1977- Joe Bonamassa (blues guitarist/singer; member of Black Country Communion) 39 yrs.
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!!!! 😉