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HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROY BITTAN, JOHNNY COLLA, DARON MALAKIAN & More…

1927- Lee Allen (saxophonist; worked w/ Fats Domino, Little Richard + more…; died in 1994)

Lee Allen (musician)

1940- Paul Williams (vocals w/ The Temptations; “Just My Imagination”; died in 1973)

Paul Williams of the

The Temptations w/ Paul Williams “I Wish It Would Rain” live video link here.

1949- Roy Bittan (piano, organ, accordian + synthesizers w/ Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band; has worked w/ Jackson Browne, Peter Gabriel, Dire Straits + more)              67 yrs.

Keyboardist Roy Bittan's setup

1952- Johnny Colla (guitar + sax w/ Huey Lewis & The News; “The Power Of Love”)     64 yrs.

Johnny Colla

Huey Lewis & The News w/ Johnny Colla “The Power Of Love” video link here.

1954- Pete Briquette (vocals + bass w/ The Boomtown Rats; “I Don’t Like Mondays”)                    62 yrs.

Pete Briquette (with Bob

1961- Paul Geary (drummer w/ Extreme; “More Than Words”)        55 yrs.

Paul Geary

1965- Dave Parsons (bassist w/ Transvision Vamp)          51 yrs.

and Dave Parsons once did.

1970- Monie Love (female MC; “It’s A Shame”)            46 yrs.

Picture of Monie Love

Monie Love “It’s A Shame (My Sister)” video link here.

1974- Rocky Gray (drummer w/ Evanescence)             42 yrs.

William Rocky Gray

1975- Daron Malakian (guitarist w/ System of A Down)        41 yrs.

Daron Malakian Metallica

System Of A Down w/ Daron Malakian “Chop Suey!” 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 WILLIE DIXON, DEBBIE HARRY, FRED SCHNEIDER & More…

1915- Willie Dixon (blues singer/songwriter/guitarist; wrote over 500 songs including “Little Red Rooster”, “Hoochie Coochie Man” + “You Shook Me”; heavily influenced the music of Led Zeppelin + The Rolling Stones; died in 1992)

Willie Dixon

Willie Dixon “I Got My Mojo Working” live video link here.

1928- Bobby Day (singer; “Rockin Robin”; half of Bob & Earl; “Harlem Shuffle”; died in 1990)

Bobby Day – Free listening,

1939- Delaney Bramlett (half of Delaney & Bonnie; worked w/ Eric Clapton in the 70’s; died in 2008)

Delaney Bramlett onstage in

1945- Deborah Harry (singer w/ Blondie; “The Tide Is High”; solo artist; “French Kissing In The U.S.A.”; actress)                  71 yrs.

Debbie Harry made it to number

Blondie w/ Deborah Harry “One Way Or Another” live video link here.

1949- John Farnham (singer/songwriter; “You’re The Voice”)                         67 yrs.

A young John FArnham Wax

John Farnham “You’re The Voice” live video link here.

1951- Fred Schneider (vocals w/ The B-52’s; “Rock Lobster”, “Love Shack” + “Dead Beat Club”; solo artist; “Monster”)        65 yrs.

RIP in Peace, Fred Schneider.

The B-52’s w/ Fred Schneider “Private Idaho” video link here.

1952- Dan Akyroyd (actor; half of The Blues Brothers)        64 yrs.

Dan-Aykroyd-Blues-Brothers

The Blues Brothers w/ Dan Akyroyd “Soul Man” video link here.

1952- Leon Chancler (drummer/percussionist; worked w/ Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Carlos Santana, John Lee Hooker, Thelonious Monk + more)        64 yrs.

Leon Ndugu Chancler

1956- Phil Solem (singer/songwriter; member of Great Buildings + The Rembrandts; “I’ll Be There For You”)                              60 yrs.

Phil Solem

1960- Evelyn Champagne King (soul singer; “Love Come Down”)                      56 yrs.

Evelyn "Champagne" King

1960- Ted Key (member of Housemartins)                         56 yrs.

Purple Worm Records

1963- Roddy Bottom (keyboards w/ Faith No More)                       53 yrs.

keyboardist Roddy Bottom

1964- Pol Burton (drums w/ Transvision Vamp)                           52 yrs.

batería Pol Burton,

1971- Missy Elliot (MC + singer)                        45 yrs.

Missy Elliot MTV TRL Presents

Missy Elliot “Get UR Freak On” video link here.

 

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 RICHIE HAVENS, BILLY OCEAN, JAM MASTER JAY & More…

1939- Wolfman Jack (DJ on 60’s radio & 70’s T.V.; died in 1995)

Disc jockey Wolfman Jack in

1941- Richie Havens (folk singer; died in 2013)

Richie Havens, who sang and

Richie Havens “Freedom” live video link here.

1942- Edwin Starr (singer ‘War’; died in 2003)

Edwin Starr

Edwin Starr “War” live video link here.

1942- Mac Davis (singer/songwriter; “Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me”; wrote “In The Ghetto” for Elvis Presley)        74 yrs.

1947- Jimmy Ibbotson (member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)    69 yrs.

Jimmy Ibbotson - Nitty Gritty

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band w/ Jimmy Ibbotson “Mr. Bojangles” video link here.

1950- Billy Ocean (singer; musician)      66 yrs.

Billy Ocean performing in New

Billy Ocean “Caribbean Queen” live video link here.

1956- Rob Brill (drummer w/ Berlin; “Take My Breath Away”)           60 yrs.
No Photo Available.

1965- Jason Mizell a.k.a. Jam Master Jay (DJ for Run D.M.C.; died in 2002)

Jam Master Jay

Run DMC w/ Jam Master Jay “Mary, Mary” video link here.

1966- Wendy James (vocals w/ Transvision Vamp)     49 yrs.

Picture of Transvision Vamp

Transvision Vamp w/ Wendy James “I Want Your Love” video link here.

1973- Chris Kilmore (member of Incubus)        43 yrs.

1976- Emma Bunton a.k.a. Baby Spice (vocalist w/ The Spice Girls; “Wannabe”)
40 yrs.

1981- Benjamin Moody (guitarist w/ Evanescence; “Bring Me To Life”)         35 yrs.

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

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JERRY GARCIA, ROBERT CRAY, JOE ELLIOTT, CHUCK D & More…

1942- Jerry Garcia (songwriter, guitarist + vocalist w/ Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia Band, The Reconstruction + Legion Of Mary; also a member of Old & In The Way, Mother McCree’s Uptown Jug Champions + New Riders Of The Purple Sage; artist; died in 1995)

Jerry Garcia — Pair Of Frank's

Grateful Dead w/ Jerry Garcia “So Many Roads” live video link here.

1946- Boz Burrell (member of Bad Company + King Crimson)                     69 yrs.

el cantante Boz Burrell se

1947- Rick Anderson (bassist w/ The Tubes; “She’s A Beauty”)                    68 yrs.

Rick Anderson's strong

1947- Ricky Coonce (member of  Grass Roots)                                68 yrs.

Ricky Lee Coonce Added by: PAC

1951- Tommy Bolin (guitarist w/ Zephyr, The James Gang + Deep Purple; died in 1976)

And Tommy Bolin, who had

1953- Robert Cray (blues singer/ guitarist; “Right Next Door, Because Of Me”)      62 yrs.

Robert Cray at Antone's

Robert Cray “Smoking Gun” video link here.

1959- Joe Elliott (vocals w/ Def Leppard; “Photograph”, “Hysteria”, “Pour Some Sugar On Me” + more)             56 yrs.

80s Joe Elliott - Lead singer

Def Leppard w/ Joe Elliott “Armageddon It” video link here.

1960- Carlton Ridenhour a.k.a. Chuck D (MC w/ Public Enemy; “Fight The Power”, “Don’t Believe The Hype” + more)                                       55 yrs.

Hip Hop Legend Chuck D calls

Public Enemy w/ Chuck D “Fight The Power” video link here.

1960- Suzi Gardner (guitar + vocals w/ L7; “Pretend We’re Dead”)                    55 yrs.

My pic of L7 Suzi Gardner in

1963- Artis Ivey Jr. a.k.a. Coolio (MC; “I Remember” + “Gangsta’s Paradise”)      52 yrs.

Rapper Coolio was arrested

Coolio “Fantastic Voyage” video link here.

1964- Adam Duritz (lead singer w/ Counting Crows; “Omaha”, “Angels Of The Silences”, “Long December” + more)                                       51 yrs.

Adam Duritz Talks About His

Counting Crows w/ Adam Duritz “Round Here” live video link here.

1964- Nick Christian Sayer (guitarist w/ Transvision Vamp)                     51 yrs.

Nick and Wendy spent the next

1968- Dan Donegan (guitar w/ Disturbed)          47 yrs.

Dan Donegan

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 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 MONIE LOVE, DARON MALAKIAN & More…

1926- Lee Allen (saxophonist; worked w/ Fats Domino, Little Richard + more…)        89 yrs.

Lee Allen (musician)

1940- Paul Williams (vocals w/ The Temptations; “Just My Imagination”; died in 1992)

Paul Williams of the

The Temptations w/ Paul Williams “I Wish It Would Rain” live video link here.

1949- Roy Bittan (piano, organ, accordian + synthesizers w/ Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band; has worked w/ Jackson Browne, Peter Gabriel, Dire Straits + more)              66 yrs.

Keyboardist Roy Bittan's setup

1952- Johnny Colla (guitar + sax w/ Huey Lewis & The News; “The Power Of Love”)     63 yrs.

Johnny Colla

Huey Lewis & The News w/ Johnny Colla “The Power Of Love” video link here.

1954- Pete Briquette (vocals + bass w/ The Boomtown Rats; “I Don’t Like Mondays”)                    61 yrs.

Pete Briquette (with Bob

1961- Paul Geary (drummer w/ Extreme; “More Than Words”)        54 yrs.

Paul Geary

1966- Dave Parsons (bassist w/ Transvision Vamp)          49 yrs.

and Dave Parsons once did.

1970- Monie Love (female MC; “It’s A Shame”)            45 yrs.

Picture of Monie Love

Monie Love “It’s A Shame (My Sister)” video link here.

1974- Rocky Gray (drummer w/ Evanescence)             41 yrs.

William Rocky Gray

1983- Daron Malakian (guitarist w/ System of A Down)        32 yrs.

Daron Malakian Metallica

System Of A Down w/ Daron Malakian “Chop Suey!” 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 WILLIE DIXON, DEBORAH HARRY & More…

1915- Willie Dixon (blues singer/songwriter/guitarist; wrote over 500 songs including “Little Red Rooster”, “Hoochie Coochie Man” + “You Shook Me”; heavily influenced the music of Led Zeppelin + The Rolling Stones; died in 1992)

Willie Dixon

Willie Dixon “I Got My Mojo Working” live video link here.

1928- Bobby Day (singer; “Rockin Robin”; half of Bob & Earl; “Harlem Shuffle”)         87 yrs.

Bobby Day – Free listening,

1939- Delaney Bramlett (half of Delaney & Bonnie; worked w/ Eric Clapton in the 70’s; died in 2008)

Delaney Bramlett onstage in

1945- Deborah Harry (singer w/ Blondie; “The Tide Is High”; solo artist; “French Kissing In The U.S.A.”; actress)                  70 yrs.

Debbie Harry made it to number

Blondie w/ Deborah Harry “One Way Or Another” live video link here.

1949- John Farnham (singer/songwriter; “You’re The Voice”)    66 yrs.

A young John FArnham Wax

John Farnham “You’re The Voice” live video link here.

1951- Fred Schneider (vocals w/ The B-52’s; “Rock Lobster”, “Love Shack” + “Dead Beat Club”; solo artist; “Monster”)        64 yrs.

RIP in Peace, Fred Schneider.

The B-52’s w/ Fred Schneider “Private Idaho” video link here.

1952- Dan Akyroyd (actor; half of The Blues Brothers)        63 yrs.

Dan-Aykroyd-Blues-Brothers

The Blues Brothers w/ Dan Akyroyd “Soul Man” video link here.

1952- Leon Chancler (drummer/percussionist; worked w/ Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Carlos Santana, John Lee Hooker, Thelonious Monk + more)        63 yrs.

Leon Ndugu Chancler

1956- Phil Solem (singer/songwriter; member of Great Buildings + The Rembrandts; “I’ll Be There For You”)          59 yrs.

Phil Solem

1960- Evelyn Champagne King (soul singer; “Love Come Down”)        55 yrs.

Evelyn "Champagne" King

1960- Ted Key (member of Housemartins)       55 yrs.

Purple Worm Records

1963- Roddy Bottom (keyboards w/ Faith No More)       52 yrs.

keyboardist Roddy Bottom

1964- Pol Burton (drums w/ Transvision Vamp)            51 yrs.

batería Pol Burton,

1971- Missy Elliot (MC + singer)      44 yrs.

Missy Elliot MTV TRL Presents

Missy Elliot “Get UR Freak On” video link here.

1971- Adam MacDougall (keyboards w/ The Black Crowes)      44 yrs.

factory today and Adam was

The Black Crowes w/ Adam MacDougall “Goodbye Daughters Of The Revolution”
live video link here.

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 RICHIE HAVENS, JAM MASTER JAY & More…

1939- Wolfman Jack (DJ on 60’s radio & 70’s T.V.; died in 1995)

Disc jockey Wolfman Jack in

1941- Richie Havens (folk singer; died in 2013)

Richie Havens, who sang and

Richie Havens “Freedom” live video link here.

1942- Edwin Starr (singer ‘War’; died in 2003)

Edwin Starr

Edwin Starr “War” live video link here.

1942- Mac Davis (singer/songwriter; “Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me”; wrote “In The Ghetto” for Elvis Presley)        73 yrs.

1947- Jimmy Ibbotson (member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)    67 yrs.

Jimmy Ibbotson - Nitty Gritty

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band w/ Jimmy Ibbotson “Mr. Bojangles” video link here.

1950- Billy Ocean (singer; musician)      64 yrs.

Billy Ocean performing in New

Billy Ocean “Caribbean Queen” live video link here.

1956- Rob Brill (drummer w/ Berlin; “Take My Breath Away”)           59 yrs.
No Photo Available.

1965- Jason Mizell a.k.a. Jam Master Jay (DJ for Run D.M.C.; died in 2002)

Jam Master Jay

Run DMC w/ Jam Master Jay “Mary, Mary” video link here.

1966- Wendy James (vocals w/ Transvision Vamp)     48 yrs.

Picture of Transvision Vamp

Transvision Vamp w/ Wendy James “I Want Your Love” video link here.

1973- Chris Kilmore (member of Incubus)        42 yrs.

1976- Emma Bunton a.k.a. Baby Spice (vocalist w/ The Spice Girls; “Wannabe”)
39 yrs.

1980- Benjamin Moody (guitarist w/ Evanescence; “Bring Me To Life”)         35 yrs.

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

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JERRY GARCIA, CHUCK D & More…

1942- Jerry Garcia (songwriter, guitarist + vocalist w/ Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia Band, The Reconstruction + Legion Of Mary; also a member of Old & In The Way, Mother McCree’s Uptown Jug Champions + New Riders Of The Purple Sage; artist; died in 1995)

Jerry Garcia — Pair Of Frank's

Grateful Dead w/ Jerry Garcia “So Many Roads” live video link

1946- Boz Burrell (member of Bad Company + King Crimson)
68 yrs.

el cantante Boz Burrell se

1947- Rick Anderson (bassist w/ The Tubes; “She’s A Beauty”)
67 yrs.

Rick Anderson's strong

1947- Ricky Coonce (member of  Grass Roots)        67 yrs.

Ricky Lee Coonce Added by: PAC

1951- Tommy Bolin (guitarist w/ Zephyr, The James Gang + Deep Purple; died in 1976)

And Tommy Bolin, who had

1953- Robert Cray (blues singer/ guitarist; “Right Next Door, Because Of Me”)      61 yrs.

Robert Cray at Antone's

Robert Cray “Smoking Gun” video link

1959- Joe Elliott (vocals w/ Def Leppard; “Photograph”, “Hysteria”, “Pour Some Sugar On Me” + more)             55 yrs.

80s Joe Elliott - Lead singer

Def Leppard w/ Joe Elliott “Armageddon It” video link

1960- Carlton Ridenhour a.k.a. Chuck D (MC w/ Public Enemy; “Fight The Power”, “Don’t Believe The Hype” + more)         54 yrs.

Hip Hop Legend Chuck D calls

Public Enemy w/ Chuck D “Fight The Power” video link

1960- Suzi Gardner (guitar + vocals w/ L7; “Pretend We’re Dead”)         54 yrs.

My pic of L7 Suzi Gardner in

1963- Artis Ivey Jr. a.k.a. Coolio (MC; “I Remember” + “Gangsta’s Paradise”)      51 yrs.

Rapper Coolio was arrested

Coolio “Fantastic Voyage” video link

1964- Adam Duritz (lead singer w/ Counting Crows; “Omaha”, “Angels Of The Silences”, “Long December” + more)         50 yrs.

Adam Duritz Talks About His

Counting Crows w/ Adam Duritz “Round Here” live video link

1964- Nick Christian Sayer (guitarist w/ Transvision Vamp)        50 yrs.

Nick and Wendy spent the next

1968- Dan Donegan (guitar w/ Disturbed)          46 yrs.

Dan Donegan

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 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!!!! 😉