Tag Archives: The Yardbirds

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MANUEL CHARLTON, VERDINE WHITE, THURSTON MOORE & More…

1925- Bennie Benjamin (session drummer w/ The Funk Brothers; played on hits by The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder + more; died in 1969)

Benny

1941- Manuel Charlton (member of Nazareth; “Love Hurts”)       75 yrs.

1942- Bruce Woodley (vocals w/ The Seekers)                74 yrs.

The Seekers w/ Bruce Wooley “Georgy Girl” live video link here.

1943- Jim McCarty (drummer w/ The Yardbirds; “For Your Love”)            73 yrs.

1946- Jose Chepito Areas (percussionist w/ Santana; “Black Magic Woman”)       70 yrs.

1950- Mark Clarke (member of Uriah Heep)                        66 yrs.

1951- Verdine White (bass + vocals w/ Earth, Wind & Fire; “Shining Star”)
65 yrs.

Earth, Wind & Fire w/ Verdine White “September” video link here.

1958- Thurston Moore (guitar + vocals w/ Sonic Youth; “Silver Rocket”, “Dirty Boots” + more; solo artist)       58 yrs.

Thurston Moore “Circulation” 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 JEFF BECK, MICK FLEETWOOD, CURT SMITH & More…

1944- Chris Wood (sax + flute w/ Traffic; died in 1983)

Chris Wood

1944- Jeff Beck (guitarist; replaced Eric Clapton in The Yardbirds; solo artist; formed the Jeff Beck Group with Rod Stewart + Ron Wood; recorded with Jimmy Page, Nile Rodgers + Robert Plant as The Honeydrippers; has done co-headlining tours w/ B.B. King, ZZ Top + more…)           72 yrs.

Jeff Beck - Wikipedia

Jeff Beck Group “Going Down” video link here.

1945- Colin Blunstone (singer w/ The Zombies; “She’s Not There”; solo artist)         71 yrs.

Colin Blunstone -- Photograph

The Zombies w/ Colin Blunstone “She’s Not There” video link here.

1947- Mick Fleetwood (drummer + founding member w/ Fleetwood Mac; “You Can Go Your Own Way”, “Second Hand News” + more)                   69 yrs.

Mick Fleetwood on Fleetwood

Fleetwood Mac w/ Mick Fleetwood “Go Your Own Way” live video link here.

1948- Patrick Moraz (keyboards w/ Refugee + Yes in the mid-70’s; joined The Moody Blues in 1978)         68 yrs.

It's Sunday, so I do my best

1949- John Illsley (bassist w/ Dire Straits; “Walk Of Life”)      67cde yrs.

DIRE STRAITS star JOHN ILLSLEY

1957- Terence Wilson (vocals w/ UB40)                           59 yrs.

2558506854_5001f3808c.jpg

1959- Andy McCluskey (vocals, guitar + keyboards w/ Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark; “If You Leave”; worked with pop acts since the late 90’s)                    57 yrs.

Andy McCluskey 2008.JPG

Orchestral Manoeuvers In The Dark w/ Andy McCluskey
“Forever Live & Die” video link here.

1961- Curt Smith (vocals + bass w/ Tears For Fears; “Shout”)                  55 yrs.

Curt Smith -

Tears For Fears w/ Curt Smith “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” live video link here.

1967- Jeff Cease (guitar w/ The Black Crowes; “Remedy”)      49 yrs.

¿eso es Cease?

1967- Richard Zven Kruspe (lead guitarist w/ Rammstein)       49 yrs.

Richard Zven Kruspe Richard

1974- Mario Calire (member of The Wallflowers; “One Headlight”)         42 yrs.

MARIO CALIRE - DRUMS

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 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 GEORGE BENSON, KEITH RELF, ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & More…

1936- Roger Whittaker (singer/songwriter; “The Last Farewell”)                 80 yrs.

1943- George Benson (jazz/pop singer, guitarist)                          73 yrs.

George Benson 2009.jpg

George Benson “Give Me The Night” video link here.

1943- Keith Relf (vocalist w/ The Yardbirds; died in 1976)

Keith Relf Edition

The Yardbirds w/ Keith Relf “For Your Love” video link here.

1947- Patrick Olive (member of Hot Chocolate; “You Sexy Thing”)                         69 yrs.

1948- Andrew Lloyd Webber (songwriter/producer)                            68 yrs.

Andrew Lloyd Webber is

1948- Randy Hobbs (bassist w/ Johnny Winter group, McCoys; died on 1993)

gonebutnotforgotten

1957- Stephanie Mills (singer; “Never Knew Love Like This Before”)                     59 yrs.

Stephanie Mills performs

1963- Susanne Sulley (singer w/ The Human League)                             53 yrs.

Susan Sulley is one of the

Human League w/ Susanne Sulley “Human” video link here.

1979- Aaron Wright North (guitarist w/ Nine Inch Nails)                        37 yrs.

Aaron Wright North, born March 22, 1979, is the singer and guitar player for

Nine Inch Nails w/ Aaron Wright North “The Hand That Feeds” video link here.

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

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOSE ALLISON, ANDY PARTRIDGE, TONY GAD & More…

1927- Mose Allison (blues singer/songwriter/pianist; his songs have been covered by John Mayall, The Who, Elvis Costello + more…)                  88 yrs.

Mose Allison “Your Molecular Structure” live video link here.

1936- Opal Courtney Jr. (singer w/ The Spaniels; “Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight”; died in 2008)

 Opal Courtney Jr; bottom left

The Spaniels w/ Opal Courtney “Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight” live video link here.

1945- Vince Martell (member of Vanilla Fudge; “You Keep Me Hangin’ On”)            70 yrs.

Vanilla Fudge w/ Vince Martell “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” live video link here.

1946- Chris Dreja (guitarist w/ The Yardbirds; “For Your Love”)             69 yrs.

1947- Pat Daugherty (member of Black Oak Arkansas; “Jim Dandy To The Rescue”)
68 yrs.

1950- Jim Peterik (guitarist, keyboards + vocals w/ Ides Of March + Survivor; “Eye Of The Tiger”)                     65 yrs.

1952- Paul Cowsill (member of The Cowsills; “Hair”)             63 yrs.

1953- Andy Partridge (singer, songwriter + guitarist w/ XTC; “Dear God”, “The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead”, “My Bird Performs” + more…)             62 yrs.

XTC w/ Andy Partridge “The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead” video link here.

1956- Craig Marsh (keyboardist w/ Heaven 17 + Human League; “Don’t You Want Me”)
59 yrs.

1957- Mike Mesaros (member of The Smithereens)            58 yrs.

1957- Tony Gad (member of Aswad; “Don’t Turn Around”)                58  yrs.

Aswad w/ Tony Gad “Follow” 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 BRUCE WOOLEY, VERDINE WHITE, THURSTON MOORE & More…

1925- Bennie Benjamin (session drummer w/ The Funk Brothers; played on hits by The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder + more; died in 1969)

Benny

1941- Manuel Charlton (member of Nazareth; “Love Hurts”)       74 yrs.

 

1942- Bruce Woodley (vocals w/ The Seekers)                73 yrs.

 

The Seekers w/ Bruce Wooley “Georgy Girl” live video link here.

1943- Jim McCarty (drummer w/ The Yardbirds; “For Your Love”)            72 yrs.

 

1946- Jose Chepito Areas (percussionist w/ Santana; “Black Magic Woman”)       69 yrs.

 

1950- Mark Clarke (member of Uriah Heep)                        65 yrs.

 

1951- Verdine White (bass + vocals w/ Earth, Wind & Fire; “Shining Star”)
64 yrs.

 

Earth, Wind & Fire w/ Verdine White “September” video link here.

1958- Thurston Moore (guitar + vocals w/ Sonic Youth; “Silver Rocket”, “Dirty Boots” + more; solo artist)       57 yrs.

 

Thurston Moore “Circulation” 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 JEFF BECK, MICK FLEETWOOD, CURT SMITH & More…

1944- Chris Wood (sax + flute w/ Traffic; died in 1983)

Chris Wood

1944- Jeff Beck (guitarist; replaced Eric Clapton in The Yardbirds; solo artist; formed the Jeff Beck Group with Rod Stewart + Ron Wood; recorded with Jimmy Page, Nile Rodgers + Robert Plant as The Honeydrippers; has done co-headlining tours w/ B.B. King, ZZ Top + more…)           71 yrs.

Jeff Beck - Wikipedia

Jeff Beck Group “Going Down” video link here.

1944- Mick Fleetwood (drummer + founding member w/ Fleetwood Mac; “You Can Go Your Own Way”, “Second Hand News” + more) 71 yrs.

Mick Fleetwood on Fleetwood

Fleetwood Mac w/ Mick Fleetwood “Go Your Own Way” live video link here.

1945- Colin Blunstone (singer w/ The Zombies; “She’s Not There”; solo artist)         70 yrs.

Colin Blunstone -- Photograph

The Zombies w/ Colin Blunstone “She’s Not There” video link here.

1948- Patrick Moraz (keyboards w/ Refugee + Yes in the mid-70’s; joined The Moody Blues in 1978)         67 yrs.

It's Sunday, so I do my best

1949- John Illsley (bassist w/ Dire Straits; “Walk Of Life”)      66 yrs.

DIRE STRAITS star JOHN ILLSLEY

1957- Jeff Cease (guitar w/ The Black Crowes; “Remedy”)      58 yrs.

¿eso es Cease?

1957- Terence Wilson (vocals w/ UB40)       58 yrs.

2558506854_5001f3808c.jpg

1959- Andy McCluskey (vocals, guitar + keyboards w/ Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark; “If You Leave”; worked with pop acts since the late 90’s)       56 yrs.

Andy McCluskey 2008.JPG

Orchestral Manoeuvers In The Dark w/ Andy McCluskey
“Forever Live & Die” video link here.

1961- Curt Smith (vocals + bass w/ Tears For Fears; “Shout”)     54 yrs.

Curt Smith -

Tears For Fears w/ Curt Smith “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” live video link here.

1967- Richard Zven Kruspe (lead guitarist w/ Rammstein)       48 yrs.

Richard Zven Kruspe Richard

1973- Mario Calire (member of The Wallflowers; “One Headlight”)         42 yrs.

MARIO CALIRE - DRUMS

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 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 GEORGE BENSON, KEITH RELF & More…

1936- Roger Whittaker (singer/songwriter; “The Last Farewell”)       79 yrs.

 

1943- George Benson (jazz/pop singer, guitarist)        72 yrs.

George Benson 2009.jpg

George Benson “Give Me The Night” video link here.

1943- Keith Relf (vocalist w/ The Yardbirds; died in 1976)

Keith Relf Edition

The Yardbirds w/ Keith Relf “For Your Love” video link here.

1947- Patrick Olive (member of Hot Chocolate; “You Sexy Thing”)        68 yrs.

 

1948- Andrew Lloyd Webber (songwriter/producer)         67 yrs.

Andrew Lloyd Webber is

1948- Randy Hobbs (bassist w/ Johnny Winter group, McCoys; died on1993)

gonebutnotforgotten

1957- Stephanie Mills (singer; “Never Knew Love Like This Before”)         58 yrs.

Stephanie Mills performs

1963- Susanne Sulley (singer w/ The Human League)    52 yrs.

Susan Sulley is one of the

Human League w/ Susanne Sulley “Human” video link here.

1979- Aaron Wright North (guitarist w/ Nine Inch Nails)  36 yrs.

Aaron Wright North, born March 22, 1979, is the singer and guitar player for

Nine Inch Nails w/ Aaron Wright North “The Hand That Feeds” video link here.

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

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOSE ALLISON, ANDY PARTRIDGE & More…

1927- Mose Allison (blues singer/songwriter/pianist; his songs have been covered by John Mayall, The Who, Elvis Costello + more…)                  87 yrs.

Mose Allison “Your Molecular Structure” live video link here.

1936- Opal Courtney Jr. (singer w/ The Spaniels; “Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight”; died in 2008)

 Opal Courtney Jr; bottom left

The Spaniels w/ Opal Courtney “Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight” live video link here.

1945- Vince Martell (member of Vanilla Fudge; “You Keep Me Hangin’ On”)            69 yrs.

Vanilla Fudge w/ Vince Martell “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” live video link here.

1946- Chris Dreja (guitarist w/ The Yardbirds; “For Your Love”)             68 yrs.

1947- Pat Daugherty (member of Black Oak Arkansas; “Jim Dandy To The Rescue”)
67 yrs.

1950- Jim Peterik (guitarist, keyboards + vocals w/ Ides Of March + Survivor; “Eye Of The Tiger”)                     64 yrs.

1952- Paul Cowsill (member of The Cowsills; “Hair”)             62 yrs.

1953- Andy Partridge (singer, songwriter + guitarist w/ XTC; “Dear God”, “The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead”, “My Bird Performs” + more…)             61 yrs.

XTC w/ Andy Partridge “The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead” video link here.

1956- Craig Marsh (keyboardist w/ Heaven 17 + Human League; “Don’t You Want Me”)
58 yrs.

1957- Mike Mesaros (member of The Smithereens)            57 yrs.

1957- Tony Gad (member of Aswad; “Don’t Turn Around”)                57  yrs.

Aswad w/ Tony Gad “Follow” 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!!!! 😉