Sunday, May 16, 2010

 

This Week's Birthdays (May 16 - May 22)

Happy Birthday this week to:

May 16
1919 ● (Wladziu Valentino) Liberace → Campy pianist and showman
1944 ● Billy Cobham → Mahavishnu Orchestra, solo
1946 ● Robert Fripp → King Crimson, solo
1946 ● Roger Earl → Foghat, Savoy Brown
1947 ● Barbara Lee → The Chiffons, "He's So Fine" (1963)
1947 ● Darrell Sweet → Nazereth, "Love Hurts" (1975)
1951 ● Jonathan Richman → Modern Lovers, solo
1953 ● Richard Page → Mr. Mister
1955 ● Hazel O'Connor → "Will You" (1981)
1958 ● Glenn Gregory → Heaven 17
1965 ● Krist "Chris" NovoselicNirvana
1966 ● Janet Jackson → "Miss You Much" (1989)

May 17
1938 ● Pervis Jackson → The Spinners
1941 ● Malcolm Hale → Spanky & Our Gang
1942 ● Taj Mahal (Henry St. Clair Fredericks) → Rising Sons, solo,
1944 ● Jesse Winchester → "Yankee Lady" (1970)
1944 ● Richard Schwartz → Quotations
1949 ● Bill Bruford → King Crimson, Yes, U.K., solo
1952 ● Roy Adams → Climax Blues Band
1953 ● George Johnson → Brothers Johnson
1959 ● Paul Di’Anno (Andrews) → Iron Maiden
1961 ● Enya (Eithne Ni Bhraonain) → "Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)" (1988)
1962 ● Tracey Bryn → Voice Of The Beehive
1964 ● Dave Abbruzzese → Pearl Jam
1965 ● Homer O’Dell → Mint Condition
1965 ● Trent Reznor → Nine Inch Nails
1970 ● Darnell Van Rensalier → Shai
1970 ● Jordan Knight → New Kids On The Block
1976 ● Kandi Burruss → Xscape

May 18
1911 ● Joseph Vernon "Big Joe" Turner → "Shake, Rattle And Roll" (1954)
1912 ● Pierino Ronald "Perry" Como → "Catch A Falling Star" (1958)
1942 ● Rodney Dillard → The Dillards
1944 ● Albert Hammond → "It Never Rains In Southern California" (1973)
1949 ● Bill Wallace → Guess Who
1949 ● Rick Wakeman → The Strawbs, Yes
1952 ● George Strait → "All My Ex's Live In Texas" (1987)
1953 ● Feliciano "Butch" Tavares → Tavares
1958 ● Toyah Ann Wilcox → Toyah, "It's A Mystery" (1981)
1969 ● Martika (Marta Marrero) → Teen-pop, "Toy Soldiers" (1989)

May 19
1932 ● Alma Cogan (Cohen) → Brit pop, "Dreamboat" (1955)
1940 ● Mickey Newbury → Country songwriter, "An American Trilogy" (1971)
1945 ● Pete TownshendThe Who, solo
1947 ● Gregory HerbertBlood, Sweat & Tears
1947 ● Jerry HymanBlood, Sweat & Tears
1947 ● Paul Brady → Irish folk-pop, "Nobody Knows" (1990)
1947 ● Steve Currie → T. Rex
1948 ● Tom Scott → Saxophonist, composer, bandleader (L. A. Express)
1949 ● Joe Michael "Dusty" HillZZ Top
1951 ● Joey Ramone (Jeffrey Hyman) → The Ramones
1952 ● Barbara Joyce Lomas → B.T. Express
1952 ● Grace Jones (Mendoza) → The "Queen of the Gay Discos", actress
1954 ● Phillip RuddAC/DC
1956 ● Martyn "Teddy Bear" Ware → The Human League, Heaven 17
1962 ● Iain Harvie → Del Amitri
1963 ● Yazz (Yasmin Evans) → "The Only Way Is Up" (1988)
1972 ● Jenny Berggren → Ace Of Base

May 20
1942 ● Jill Jackson → Paul & Paula, "Hey Paula" (1963)
1944 ● John Robert "Joe" Cocker → "A Little Help From My Friends" (1968)
1946 ● Cher (Cherilyn Sarkisian LaPierre) → Sonny & Cher, "I Got You Babe" (1965)
1952 ● Warren Cann → Ultravox
1954 ● Jimmy Henderson → Black Oak Arkansas
1955 ● Steve George → Mr. Mister
1958 ● Jane Wiedlin → The Go-Go’s
1959 ● Susan Cowsill → The Cowsills, Continental Drifters
1961 ● Nick Heyward → Haircut 100, solo, "Kite" (1994)
1966 ● Tom Gorman → Belly
1972 ● Busta Rhymes (Trevor Smith, Jr.) → Rapper, "Woo-Hah!! Got You All In Check " (1996)
1972 ● Kit Clark → Danny Wilson, "Mary's Prayer" (1987)
1984 ● Naturi Naughton → 3LW

May 21
1904 ● Thomas Wright "Fats" Waller → Jazz pianist, "Ain't Misbehavin'" (1929)
1941 ● Ronald Isley → Isley Brothers
1943 ● Hilton Valentine → The Animals
1943 ● Vincent Crane → Atomic Rooster, Crazy World of Arthur Brown
1944 ● Marcie Blaine (Marcia Blank) → "Bobby's Girl" (1962)
1947 ● Bill Champlin → Sons Of Champlin, Chicago
1948 ● Gerard Hugh "Leo" Sayer → "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" (1976)
1955 ● Stan LynchTom Petty & The Heartbreakers
1963 ● Tim Lever → Dead Or Alive, Modern Eon

May 22
1937 ● Kenny Ball → Kenny Ball & His Jazzman, "Midnight In Moscow" (1962)
1950 ● Bernie Taupin → Songwriter, lyricist for Elton John
1954 ● Jerry Dammers → Special A.K.A., The Specials, producer
1955 ● Iva Davies → Icehouse, "Electric Blue" (1987)
1959 ● Morrissey (Steven Patrick Morrissey) → The Smiths, solo
1962 ● Jesse Valenzuela → Gin Blossoms, solo
1966 ● Johnny Gill → New Edition, solo, "My, My, My" (1990)
1967 ● Dan Roberts → Crash Test Dummies

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