Sunday, May 9, 2010

 

This Week's Birthdays (May 9 - 15)

Happy Birthday this week to:

May 09
1935 ● Nole Floyd "Nokie" Edwards → The Ventures, solo
1937 ● David Prater. Jr. → Sam & Dave
1937 ● Sonny CurtisBuddy Holly & The Crickets, solo, wrote "I Fought The Law"
1941 ● Peter Birrell → Freddie & The Dreamers
1942 ● Mike Millward → The Fourmost
1942 ● Tommy Roe → Bubblegum pop, "Jam Up Jelly Tight" (1969)
1943 ● Bruce Milner → Every Mother's Son
1944 ● Richie Furay → Buffalo Springfield, Poco, Souther Hillman Furay Band
1945 ● Steve Katz → Blues Project, Blood Sweat & Tears
1949 ● Billy Joel → "Piano Man" (1973)
1950 ● Tom PeterssonCheap Trick
1962 ● David GahanDepeche Mode
1962 ● Paul "P.D." Heaton → Housemartins, Beautiful South
1964 ● Kevin Sounderson → Inner City
1965 ● Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot → Curiosity Killed The Cat
1979 ● Pierre Bouvier → Simple Plan

May 10
1899 ● Fred Astaire (Frederick Austerlitz) → Dancer, actor, vocalist
1920 ● Bert Weedon → U.K. Pop-instrumental guitarist
1935 ● Larry Williams → Early rock & roll, "Dizzy, Miss Lizzy" (1957)
1938 ● Henry Fambrough → The Spinners
1941 ● Danny Rapp → Danny & The Juniors
1946 ● Dave MasonTraffic, solo
1946 ● Donovan Phillip Leitch → "Mellow Yellow" (1966)
1946 ● Graham Gouldman → 10cc
1947 ● John Arden "Jay" Ferguson → Spirit, Jo Jo Gunne, "Thunder Island" (1977)
1951 ● Ronald Banks → The Dramatics, "In The Rain" (1972)
1957 ● Sid Vicious (John Simon Ritchie) → Sex Pistols
1960 ● Bono (Paul Hewson) → U2, poet, activist
1962 ● Gerry Daley → China Crisis
1965 ● Chris "Krist" NovoselicNirvana
1967 ● Young M.C. (Marvin Young) → Rapper, "Bust A Move" (1989)
1980 ● Jason Dalyrimple → Soul For Real
1985 ● Ashley Poole → Dream

May 11
1888 ● Irving Berlin (Israel Isidore Baline) → Composer, lyricist, pianist
1938 ● Carla Bley (Borg) → 60s Free Jazz composer, keyboardist
1941 ● Eric Burdon → Animals, War
1943 ● Arnie Satin → The Dovells, "Bristol Stomp" (1961)
1943 ● Les Chardwick → Gerry & The Pacemakers
1947 ● Claude Hudson "Butch" TrucksAllman Brothers Band
1955 ● Jonathan "J.J." Jeczalik → Art Of Noise
1955 ● Mark Herndon → Alabama

May 12
1928 ● Burt Bacharach → Wrote 70 Top 40 U.S. hits
1942 ● Billy Swan → "I Can Help" (1974)
1942 ● Ian Dury → "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll" (1977)
1943 ● David Walker → Gary Lewis & The Playboys
1944 ● James Purify → James & Bobby Purify, "I'm Your Puppet" (1966)
1945 ● Ian McLagan → Faces/Small Faces
1945 ● Jayotis Washington → The Perusasions
1948 ● Steve Winwood → Spencer Davis Group, Blind Faith, Traffic, solo
1950 ● Billy Squier → "My Kinda Lover" (1981)
1950 ● John "Jocko" Marcellino → Sha Na Na
1955 ● Kix Brooks → Brooks & Dunn, solo
1961 ● Billy Duffy → The Cult, "She Sells Sanctuary" (1985)

May 13
1938 ● John Smith → The Monotones, "The Book Of Love" (1958)
1941 ● Joe Brown → "A Picture Of You" (1962)
1941 ● Ritchie Valens (Ricardo Valenzuela Reyes) → "La Bamba" (1958)
1943 ● Mary Wells → Motown R&B, "My Guy" (1964)
1945 ● "Blue Lou" Marini → Saxophonist, Blues Brothers Band, solo
1945 ● Richard "Magic Dick" Salwitz → J. Geils Band
1947 ● Peter Overend Watts → Mott the Hoople, producer
1950 ● Danny KirwanFleetwood Mac, solo
1950 ● Stevie Wonder (Stevland Hardaway Judkins) → "Superstition" (1972)
1951 ● Paul Thompson → Roxy Music, Concrete Blonde
1954 ● John Logan → "What's Another Year" (1980)
1963 ● Julian Brookhouse → Curiosity Killed The Cat
1966 ● Darius Rucker → Hootie & The Blowfish, solo

May 14
1934 ● Mike Preston (Jack Davies) → Boxer, singer, TV/film actor
1936 ● Bobby Darin (Walden Robert Cassotto) → "Mack The Knife" (1959)
1943 ● Jack Bruce → Bluesbreakers, Manfred Mann, Cream, West Bruce & Laing
1945 ● Derek "Lek" Leckenby → Herman's Hermits
1945 ● Gene CornishThe Rascals, Fotomaker, solo
1947 ● Al Ciner → Three Dog Night
1950 ● Arthur Grant → Edgar Broughton Band
1952 ● David ByrneTalking Heads, solo
1962 ● C.C. DeVille (Bruce Johannesson) → Poison
1962 ● Ian Astbury → The Cult
1966 ● Fabrice Morvan → Milli Vanilli
1966 ● Mike Inez → Alice In Chains
1969 ● Danny Wood → New Kids On The Block, solo
1973 ● Natalie Appleton → All Saints, Appleton
1973 ● Shanice (Wilson) → Motown R&B, "I Love Your Smile" (1991)

May 15
1918 ● Richard Edward "Eddy" Arnold → Top charting country singer
1937 ● Trini Lopez → Pop-rock vocals, "Lemon Tree" (1965)
1938 ● Lenny Welch → Pop vocals, "Since I Fell For You" (1963)
1942 ● Kay Toinette "K.T." Oslin → "Come Next Monday" (1990)
1947 ● Graham Goble → Little River Band, solo
1948 ● Brian Eno → Roxy Music, solo, producer, artist
1948 ● Gary Thain → Uriah Heep
1951 ● Dennis Fredericksen → Trillium, Toto, solo, sessions
1953 ● Mike Oldfield → "Tubular Bells" (1973)
1959 ● Andrew Eldritch → Sisters Of Mercy
1970 ● Prince Be (Attrell Cordes) → P.M. Dawn

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