Sunday, July 25, 2010

 

This Week's Birthdays (July 25 - 31)

Happy Birthday this week to:

Jul 25
1925 ● William "Benny" Benjamin → The Funk Brothers (Motown house band)
1941 ● Manuel "Manny" Charlton → Nazereth, "Love Hurts" (1976)
1942 ● Bruce Woodley → The Seekers
1943 ● Jim McCarty → Yardbirds, Renaissance, Illusion, solo
1943 ● Tom Dawes → The Cyrkle, "Red Rubber Ball" (1966)
1946 ● Jose Chepito AreasSantana
1948 ● Steve Goodman → Folkie, wrote "The City Of New Orleans"
1950 ● Mark Clarke → Uriah Heep
1951 ● Verdine White → Earth, Wind & Fire
1958 ● Thurston Moore → Sonic Youth
1973 ● Ladybug Mecca (Mary Ann Vieira) → Digable Planets

Jul 26
1937 ● Al Banks → The Turbans, "When You Dance" (1955)
1941 ● Bobby Hebb → "Sunny" (1964)
1941 ● Brenton Wood (Alfred Jesse Smith) → R&B/soul, "Gimme Little Sign" (1967)
1941 ● Neil Landon (Patrick Cahill) → The Flower Pot Men, "Let's Go To San Francisco" (1967)
1942 ● Dobie Gray (Leonard Victor Ainsworth) → R&B/soul, "Drift Away" (1973)
1943 ● Michael Philip "Mick" JaggerThe Rolling Stones, solo
1949 ● Roger TaylorQueen
1961 ● Andy Connell → Swing Out Sister, "Breakout" (1986)
1961 ● Gary Cherone → Extreme, Van Halen, solo
1967 ● Headliner (Timothy Barnwell) → Arrested Development
1980 ● Dave "Brown Sound" Baksh → Sum 41, Brown Brigade

Jul 27
1933 ● Nick Reynolds → Kingston Trio, "Tom Dooley" (1958)
1943 ● Al Ramsey → Gary Lewis & The Playboys
1944 ● Bobby Gentry (Roberta Lee Streeter) → "Ode to Billy Joe" (1967)
1947 ● Andy McMaster → Ducks Deluxe, The Motors
1949 ● Henry Weck → Brownsville Station, "Smokin' In The Boys Room" (1973)
1949 ● Maureen McGovern → "The Morning After" (1973)
1950 ● Michael Vaughan → Paper Lace, "The Night Chicago Died" (1974)
1953 ● Suzi Carr → Will To Power, "Baby I Love Your Way/Freebird" (1989)
1960 ● Conway Savage → Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
1963 ● Karl Mueller → Soul Asylum
1967 ● Juliana Hatfield → Blake Babies, solo, "Spin The Bottle (1994)

Jul 28
1938 ● George Cummings → Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show
1943 ● Michael Bloomfield → Butterfield Blues Band, solo
1943 ● Richard WrightPink Floyd, solo
1946 ● Jonathan Edwards → Folk-rock, "Sunshine" (1971)
1949 ● Peter Doyle → The New Seekers, "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing" (1972)
1949 ● Simon Kirke → Free, Bad Company
1949 ● Steve Peregrine Took → T. Rex, "Hot Love" (1971)
1954 ● Steve Morse → Dixie Dregs, Deep Purple, Kansas
1962 ● Rachel Sweet → "Everlasting Love" (1981)
1963 ● Tex Axile (Anthony Doughty) → Transvision Vamp
1990 ● Soulja Boy (DeAndre Cortez Way) → Rapper, "Crank That" (2007), record producer,

Jul 29
1953 ● Geddy Lee (Gary Lee Weinrib) → Rush
1953 ● Vivienne Patricia "Patty" ScialfaE Street Band, solo, wife of The Boss
1959 ● John Sykes → Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake
1966 ● Martina McBride (Martina Mariea Schiff) → Country diva, "A Broken Wing" (1997)
1967 ● Chris Gorman → Belly
1972 ● Simon Jones → The Verve, "The Drugs Don't Work" (1997)
1973 ● Wanya Morris → Boyz II Men, "End Of The Road" (1992)

Jul 30
1936 ● George "Buddy" Guy → Blues guitarist, Rolling Stone #30 Greatest Guitarist
1938 ● Edward "Kookie" Byrnes → 77 Sunset Strip
1945 ● David Sanborn → Jazz-pop sax, Butterfield Blues Band, Brecker Bros., solo
1946 ● Jeffrey Hammond-HammondJethro Tull
1949 ● B.B. Dickerson → War, "Spill The Wine" (1970)
1949 ● Hugh Nicholson → The Poets, Marmalade
1956 ● Phil Fearon → Galaxy, "Dancing Tight" (1983)
1957 ● David Joseph → Hi-Tension
1957 ● Rat Scabies (Chris Millar) → The Damned
1958 ● Kate Bush → "Don't Give Up" (1986)
1971 ● Brad Hargreaves → Third Eye Blind

Jul 31
1923 ● Ahmet Ertegun → Atlantic records founder/executive
1932 ● Morey Carr → The Playmates, "Beep Beep" (1958)
1937 ● Bonnie Brown → The Browns, "The Three Bells" (1959), solo
1939 ● John West → Gary Lewis & The Playboys
1941 ● Fatboy Slim (Quentin Leo Cook) → Brit-hop, "The Rockafeller Skank" (1998)
1941 ● Paul Anka → Teen-idol, crooner, "Lonely Boy" (1959)
1943 ● Lobo (Roland Kent Lavoie) → "Me And You And A Dog Named Boo" (1971)
1946 ● Bob WelchFleetwood Mac, solo
1946 ● Gary Lewis (Gary Harold Lee Levitch) → Gary Lewis & The Playboys, son of Jerry Lewis
1947 ● Karl Green → Herman's Hermits
1951 ● Carlo Karges → Nena, "99 Luftballons" (1984)
1953 ● Hugh McDowellElectric Light Orchestra
1957 ● Daniel Ash → Bauhaus, Love & Rockets, solo
1958 ● Bill BerryR.E.M.
1960 ● Malcolm Ross → Aztec Camera
1964 ● Jim Corr → The Corrs, "What Can I Do" (1998)
1971 ● John Lowery → Marilyn Manson, "Mechanical Animals" (1971)
1978 ● Will Champion → Coldplay

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