Monday, August 30, 2010

 

Albums Released This Week (August 30 - September 5)

Here's a sampling of the great albums of 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop - the best music ever made! - which were released this week:

Aug 30

Dylan, Bob ------ Highway 61 Revisited >> 1965
Byrds, The ------ Sweetheart Of The Rodeo >> 1968
Beach Boys, The ------ Surf's Up >> 1971
Rolling Stones, The ------ Tattoo You >> 1981
XTC ------ Mummer >> 1983
Miami Sound Machine ------ Eyes Of Innocence >> 1984
Scaggs, Boz ------ Other Roads >> 1988
REO Speedwagon ------ Earth, The, A Small Man, His Dog And A Chicken >> 1990
Oasis ------ Definitely Maybe >> 1994
Death Cab For Cutie ------ Plans >> 2005

Aug 31

Ventures, The ------ Going To The Ventures' Dance Party! >> 1962
Beach Boys, The ------ Sunflower >> 1970
Rolling Stones, The ------ Goats Head Soup >> 1973
Jackson, Michael ------ Bad >> 1987
Charles & Eddie ------ Duophonic >> 1992

Sep 01

Mayall, John & The Bluesbreakers ------ Crusade >> 1967
Stevens, Cat ------ Teaser And The Firecat >> 1971
Grateful Dead ------ Blues For Allah >> 1975
Jethro Tull ------ A >> 1980
Bowie, David ------ Tonight >> 1984
Turner, Tina ------ Break Every Rule >> 1986
R.E.M. ------ Document >> 1987
Mötley Crüe ------ Dr. Feelgood >> 1989

Sep 02

Rolling Stones, The ------ Through The Past Darkly (Big Hits, Vol. 2) >> 1969
Van Der Graaf ------ Quiet Zone, The/The Pleasure Dome >> 1977
Moody Blues, The ------ Present, The >> 1983
UB40 ------ Baggariddim >> 1985
Joel, Billy ------ Greatest Hits, Vols. 1 & 2 (1973-1985) >> 1985
Bowie, David & Tin Machine ------ Tin Machine II >> 1991
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark ------ Universal >> 1996
Genesis ------ Calling All Stations >> 1997

Sep 03

Fleetwood Mac ------ Future Games >> 1971
Iron Maiden ------ Powerslave >> 1984
Rush ------ Roll The Bones >> 1991
Nicks, Stevie ------ TimeSpace >> 1991

Sep 04

Rolling Stones, The ------ Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out >> 1970
Queen ------ Queen >> 1973
Scott-Heron, Gil & Brian Jackson ------ Winter In America >> 1973
Who, The ------ It's Hard >> 1982
Summer, Donna ------ Cats Without Claws >> 1984
Triumph ------ Sport Of Kings, The >> 1986
Love And Rockets ------ Love And Rockets >> 1989
System Of A Down ------ Toxicity >> 2001

Sep 05

Poco ------ From The Inside >> 1971
Jethro Tull ------ Minstrel In The Gallery >> 1975
Skinny Puppy ------ Mind: The Perpetual Intercourse >> 1986
Motörhead ------ Rock 'N' Roll >> 1987
Grim Reaper ------ Rock You To Hell >> 1987
Siouxsie And The Banshees ------ Peepshow >> 1988
Soundgarden ------ Louder Than Love >> 1989
Big Audio Dynamite ------ Megatop Phoenix >> 1989
Jones, Mick ------ Mick Jones >> 1989

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

 

This Week's Birthdays (August 29 - September 4)

Happy Birthday this week to:

Aug 29
1920 ● Charlie "Bird" Parker → Jazz/bebop pioneering saxophonist
1924 ● Dinah Washington (Ruth Lee Jones) → Blues, jazz, R&B singer, "What A Difference A Day Makes" (1961)
1943 ● Dick HalliganBlood Sweat & Tears, "Spinning Wheel" (1969)
1945 ● Chris Copping → Paramounts, Procol Harum
1953 ● Rick DowneyBlue Öyster Cult, "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" (1976)
1958 ● Elizabeth Fraser → Dream-pop Cocteau Twins, "Heaven Or Las Vegas" (1990)
1958 ● Michael Jackson → The "King of Pop"
1959 ● Sadenia "Eddi" Reader → Fairground Attraction, solo
1969 ● Me'Shell NdegeOcello (Mary Johnson) → R&B-pop, "Wild Night" (1994)
1970 ● Carl Martin → Shai, "If I Ever Fall In Love" (1992)
1975 ● Kyle Cook → Matchbox Twenty, "Bent" (2000)
1980 ● David Desrosiers → Simple Plan, "Perfect" (2003)

Aug 30
1935 ● "Papa" John Phillips → The Mamas & The Papas, "Monday Monday" (1966)
1939 ● John Peel (Ravenscroft) → DJ, pirate radio ship, BBC Radio 1
1941 ● John McNally → The Searchers, "Sugar And Spice" (1963)
1943 ● Robert Crumb → Comic & album cover artist, "Fritz the Cat"
1944 ● Chuck Colbert → American Breed, "Bend Me Shape Me" (1968)
1950 ● Micky Moody → Juicy Lucy, Whitesnake, "Here I Go Again" (1987)
1953 ● Stephen Graham "Horace" Panter → General Public, "Tenderness" (1984)
1954 ● Ron Beitle → Wild Cherry, "Play That Funky Music" (1976)
1958 ● Martin Jackson → Magazine, Swing Out Sister, "Break Out" (1986)
1963 ● Paul Oakenfold → Dance-pop "house" music pioneer and DJ

Aug 31
1939 ● Jerry AllisonBuddy Holly & The Crickets
1940 ● Wilton Felder → The Crusaders, "Street Life" (1979)
1944 ● Roger Dean → Artist, album cover designer (Yes, Uriah Heep, Greenslade)
1945 ● George Ivan "Van" Morrison → "Moondance" (1970)
1952 ● Rudolf Schenker → Scorpions, "Rock You Like A Hurricane" (1984)
1955 ● Anthony Thistlethwaite → The Waterboys, sessions, solo
1957 ● Gina Schock → The Go-Go's, "We Got The Beat" (1981)
1957 ● Glenn Tilbrook → Singer/composer, Squeeze, "Tempted" (1981)
1959 ● Tony DeFranco → The DeFranco Family, "Heartbeat-It's A Lovebeat" (1973)
1963 ● Larry Waddell → Mint Condition, "What Kind Of Man Would I Be?" (1996)
1969 ● Jeff Russo → Tonic, "If You Could Only See" (1997)
1970 ● Debbie Gibson → Singer-songwriter, "Foolish Beat" (1987), actress

Sep 01
1927 ● Tommy Evans → The Drifters, "Up On The Roof" (1963)
1933 ● Conway Twitty (Harold Lloyd Jenkins) → Country superstar, "Tight Fittin' Jeans" (1981)
1941 ● Roy Head → Blue-eyed soul, "Treat Her Right" (1965)
1944 ● Archie Bell → Archie Bell & The Drells, "Tighten Up" (1968)
1946 ● Barry Gibb → The Bee Gees, "Stayin' Alive" (1977)
1946 ● Greg Errico → Sly & The Family Stone, "Everyday People" (1968)
1949 ● Russell Field → Showaddywaddy (70s Brit rock 'n roll revival band)
1955 ● Bruce Foxton → The Jam, Stiff Little Fingers
1957 ● Gloria Estefan → Miami Sound Machine, "Anything For You" (1988)
1970 ● DJ Spigg Nice → The Lost Boyz

Sep 02
1925 ● Hugo Montenegro → Composer, "The Good The Bad And The Ugly" (1968)
1939 ● Bobby Purify (Robert Lee Dickey) → "I'm Your Puppet" (1966)
1939 ● Sam Gooden → The Impressions, "It's All Right" (1963)
1940 ● Jimmy Clanton → Teen idol, "Just A Dream" (1958)
1943 ● Joe Simon → R&B-pop, "The Chokin' Kind" (1969)
1943 ● Rosalyn Ashford → Martha & The Vandellas, "Heat Wave" (1963)
1945 ● Marty Grebb → The Buckinghams, "Kind Of A Drag" (1967)
1951 ● Michael "Mik" KaminskiElectric Light Orchestra, Violinski
1956 ● Fritz McIntyre → Simply Red, "Holding Back The Years" (1986)
1957 ● Steve Porcaro → Toto, "Hold The Line" (1978)
1958 ● Jerome Stanley "Jerry" Augustyniak → 10,000 Maniacs, "These Are Days" (1992)
1969 ● Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey → Jodeci, "Cry For You" (1993), K-Ci & JoJo
1975 ● Tony Thompson → Hi-Five, "I Like The Way (The Kissing Game)" (1991)

Sep 03
1915 ● Memphis Slim (John Peter Chatman) → Blues pianist, "Everyday I Have The Blues " (1949)
1934 ● Freddie King → Chicago blues legend, "Hideaway" (1961)
1942 ● Al JardineThe Beach Boys, "Good Vibrations" (1966)
1942 ● Mike Harrison → Art, Spooky Tooth, solo
1945 ● George BiondoSteppenwolf, "Born To Be Wild" (1968)
1947 ● Eric Bell → Thin Lizzy, "The Boys Are Back In Town" (1976)
1948 ● Don Brewer → Grand Funk Railroad, "We're An American Band" (1973)
1955 ● Steve Jones → Sex Pistols, "Anarchy In The U.K." (1976)
1963 ● Jonathan Segel → Camper Van Beethoven, "Take The Skinheads Bowling" (1985)
1965 ● Vaden Todd Lewis → Toadies, "Possum Kingdom" (1995)
1973 ● Jennifer Paige → Pop diva, "Crush" (1998)

Sep 04
1942 ● Merald "Bubba" Knight, Jr. → Gladys Knight & The Pips, "Midnight Train To Georgia" (1973)
1945 ● Gary Duncan → Quicksilver Messenger Service, "Fresh Air" (1970)
1946 ● Greg Elmore → Quicksilver Messenger Service, "Fresh Air" (1970)
1950 ● Ronald LaPread → The Commodores, "Three Times A Lady" (1978)
1951 ● Martin Chambers → Pretenders, "Back On The Chain Gang" (1983)
1960 ● Kim Thayil → Soundgarden, "Black Hole Sun" (1994)
1963 ● Nasty Suicide (Jan Stenfors) → Hanoi Rocks, covered "Up Around The Bend" (1984)
1971 ● Ty Longley → Great White, "Once Bitten Twice Shy" (1989)
1980 ● Dan Miller → O-Town, "All Or Nothing" (2001)
1981 ● Beyoncé Knowles → Destiny's Child, solo, actress

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Monday, August 23, 2010

 

Albums Released This Week (August 23 - 29)

Here's a sampling of the great albums of 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop - the best music ever made! - which were released this week:

Aug 23

Hendrix, Jimi, Experience ------ Are You Experienced? >> 1967
Fleetwood Mac ------ Mr. Wonderful >> 1968
Yazoo ------ Upstairs At Eric's >> 1982
Ross, Diana ------ Eaten Alive >> 1985
Various Artists ------ Now That's What I Call Music 7 >> 1986
Bad Company ------ Dangerous Age >> 1988
Jane's Addiction ------ Nothing's Shocking >> 1988
Buckley, Jeff ------ Grace >> 1994

Aug 24

Rainbow ------ Bent Out Of Shape >> 1983
Mellencamp, John (Cougar) ------ Lonesome Jubilee, The >> 1987

Aug 25

Gaye, Marvin & Kim Weston ------ Take Two >> 1966
Kinks, The ------ Everybody's In Show Biz >> 1972
Springsteen, Bruce ------ Born To Run >> 1975
Boston ------ Boston >> 1976
Time, The ------ What Time Is It? >> 1982
Cooper, Alice ------ Zipper Catches Skin >> 1982
O'Keefe, Danny ------ Redux >> 1989
Wallflowers, The ------ Wallflowers, The >> 1992
Guns N' Roses ------ Use Your Illusion II >> 1998

Aug 26

Supremes, The ------ Live At London's Talk Of The Town >> 1968
Gaye, Marvin ------ In The Groove >> 1968
Cure, The ------ Head On The Door, The >> 1985
Oasis ------ Be Here Now >> 1997
Frampton, Peter ------ Now >> 2003

Aug 27

Wonder, Stevie ------ I Was Made To Love Her >> 1967
ZZ Top ------ Deguello >> 1979
Parsons, Alan, Project ------ Eve >> 1979
B-52's, The ------ Wild Planet >> 1980
Squier, Billy ------ Emotions In Motion >> 1982
Depeche Mode ------ Some Great Reward >> 1984
Garcia, Jerry, Band ------ Garcia, Jerry, Band >> 1991
Pearl Jam ------ Ten >> 1991
Coldplay ------ Rush Of Blood To The Head, A >> 2002

Aug 28

Gaye, Marvin ------ Let's Get It On >> 1973
Wonder, Stevie ------ Woman In Red, The >> 1984
Beach Boys, The ------ Still Cruisin' >> 1989

Aug 29

Wonder, Stevie ------ My Cherie Amour >> 1969
Rolling Stones, The ------ Gimme Shelter >> 1971
Zevon, Warren ------ Sentimental Hygiene >> 1987
John, Elton ------ Sleeping With The Past >> 1989
Rolling Stones, The ------ Steel Wheels >> 1989
Heart ------ Road Home, The >> 1995

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

 

This Week's Birthdays (August 22 - 28)

Happy Birthday this week to:

Aug 22
1917 ● John Lee Hooker → Boogie-blues, "Boom Boom" (1962)
1926 ● Bob Flanigan → The Four Freshmen, "Day By Day" (1955)
1936 ● Delmar Allen "Dale" Hawkins → Rockabilly pioneer, "Susie Q" (1957)
1939 ● Fred Milano → The Belmonts, "Tell Me Why" (1961)
1942 ● Joseph Chambers → Chambers Brothers, "Time Has Come Today" (1968)
1945 ● Ron Dante (Carmine Granito) → Singer, songwriter, The Archies, "Sugar Sugar" (1967)
1946 ● Gary "Mutha" Withem → Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, "Young Girl" (1968)
1947 ● Donna Jean Godchaux (Thatcher) → Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia Band, solo, sessions
1958 ● Ian Mitchell → Bay City Rollers, Rosetta Stone
1958 ● Vernon Reid → Living Colour, "Cult Of Personality" (1988)
1961 ● Debbi Peterson → The Bangles, "Going Down To Liverpool" (1985)
1961 ● Roland Orzabal → Tears For Fears, "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" (1985)
1963 ● James DeBarge → DeBarge, "I Like It" (1982)
1963 ● Myra Ellen "Tori" Amos → "Cornflake Girl" (1994)
1967 ● Layne Staley → Alice In Chains, "No Excuses" (1994)
1972 ● Paul Douchette → Matchbox Twenty, "Bent" (2000)
1973 ● Howie Dorough → Backstreet Boys, "I Want It That Way" (1999)
1978 ● Jean-Francoise "Jeff" Stinco → Simple Plan, "Welcome To My Life" (2004)

Aug 23
1912 ● Gene Kelly → Actor, singer, dancer, "Singin' In The Rain" (1952)
1936 ● Rudy Lewis → The Drifters, "Up On The Roof" (1963)
1942 ● Anthony Micale → The Reflections, "(Just Like) Romeo And Juliet" (1964)
1942 ● David (Roger Greenway) → David & Jonathan, "Michelle" (1966)
1943 ● Mike Burt → Chas & Dave, "Gertcha" (1980)
1945 ● Pete Fornatale → FM radio DJ (WNEW-fm New York)
1946 ● Keith Moon → The Who
1949 ● Jim Sohns → Shadows of Knight, "Gloria" (1965)
1949 ● Rick Springfield (Richard Springthorpe) → "Jessie's Girl" (1981), TV actor (General Hospital)
1951 ● Jimmy Wayne "Jimi" Jamison → Target, Cobra, Survivor, "The Search Is Over" (1984)
1951 ● Mark Hudson (Salerno) → Hudson Brothers, producer (Aerosmtih)
1953 ● Bobby G. (Robert Alan Gubby) → Bucks Fizz, "Making Your Mind Up" (1981)
1954 ● Mark Avsec → Wild Cherry, Donnie Iris & The Cruisers
1959 ● Edwyn Collins → Orange Juice, solo, "Agirl Like You" (1994)
1961 ● Dean DeLeo → Stone Temple Pilots, Talk Show, Army Of Anyone
1964 ● Pebbles (Perri Alette McKissack Nixon) → Dance-pop, "Mercedes Boy" (1988)
1967 ● Cedella Marley → Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers, record exec.
1974 ● Shifty Shellshock (Seth Brooks Binzer) → Crazy Town, "Butterfly" (2001)
1978 ● Julian Casablancas → The Strokes, "Last Nite" (2001)

Aug 24
1905 ● Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup → Delta blues guitarist, wrote "That's Alright" (Elvis hit 1954)
1929 ● William Winfield → The Harptones, "Life Is But A Dream" (1955)
1938 ● David Frieberg → Jefferson Airplane/Starship, Quicksilver Messenger Service
1938 ● Mason Williams → Singer/songwriter, "Classical Gas" (1968), comedy writer
1939 ● Ernest Wright, Jr. → Little Anthony And The Imperials, "Tears On My Pillow" (1958)
1943 ● John Cipollina → Quicksilver Messenger Service, Copperhead
1944 ● James Brady → The Sandpipers, "Guantanamera" (1966)
1945 ● Ken Hensley → Uriah Heep, "Easy Livin'" (1972)
1945 ● Malcolm "Mollie" Duncan → Average White Band, "Pick Up The Pieces" (1974)
1945 ● Randy Silverman → Vito & The Salutations, "Unchained Melody" (1963)
1947 ● Jim Fox → The Outsiders, The James Gang
1948 ● Jean-Michel Jarre → Electronic synthpop/ambient, "Oxygene" (1979)
1951 ● Danny Joe Brown → Molly Hatchet, "Flirtin' With Disaster" (1979)
1951 ● Mike DeRosier → Heart, Orion The Hunter, Alias
1955 ● Jeffrey Daniel → Disco/pop Shalamar, "A Night To Remember" (1982)
1956 ● Matt Aitken → Stock Aitken Waterman (SAW) writing/production trio
1961 ● Mark Bedford → Madness, "Our House" (1982)
1963 ● John Bush → Anthrax, "Got The Time" (1991)

Aug 25
1918 ● Leonard Bernstein → Composer, conductor, pianist, "West Side Story" (1957)
1933 ● Wayne Shorter → Weather Report, "Birdland" (1976), solo
1942 ● Walter Williams → The O'Jays, "Love Train" (1973)
1949 ● Gene "The Demon" Simmons (Chaim Witz) → Kiss, "Rock And Roll All Nite" (1975)
1950 ● Willy De Ville (William Boray) → Mink De Ville, "Storybook Love" (1987)
1951 ● James Warren → The Korgis, "Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime" (1980)
1951 ● Rob Halford → Judas Priest, "Breaking The Law" (1980)
1952 ● Geoff Downes → The Buggles, Yes, Asia, solo
1954 ● Elvis Costello (Declan Patrick McManus) → "Alison" (1977)
1961 ● Billy Ray Cyrus → "Achy Breaky Heart" (1992)
1962 ● Vivian Patrick Campbell → Def Leppard, "Love Bites" (1988)
1966 ● DJ Terminator X (Norman Rogers) → Public Enemy, solo, producer

Aug 26
1903 ● Jimmy "Mr Five by Five" Rushing → Blues/jazz "shouter" and singer
1940 ● Nik Turner → Hawkwind, Sphynx, Space Ritual
1941 ● Chris Curtis → The Searchers, "Sugar And Spice" (1963)
1942 ● Vic Dana → The Fleetwoods, solo, "Red Roses for a Blue Lady" (1965)
1944 ● Maureen Ann "Moe" Tucker → The Velvet Underground, "White Light/White Heat" (1968)
1948 ● Jet Black (Brian Duffy) → The Stranjglers, "Duchess" (1979)
1948 ● Valerie Simpson → Songwriter, singer, Ashford & Simpson
1949 ● Bob Cowsill → The Cowsills, "The Rain, The Park And Other Taings" (1967)
1949 ● Leon Redbone → Jazz/blues/ragtime singer
1952 ● Billy Rush → Songwriter, producer, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
1954 ● Steve Wright → BBC Radio 2 disc jockey
1957 ● John O'Neill → The Undertones, That Petrol Emotion
1960 ● Branford Marsalis → Jazz saxophonist, composer, bandleader
1966 ● Dan Vickrey → Counting Crows, "Mr. Jones" (1994)
1966 ● Shirley Manson → Angelfish, Garbage, "Stupid Girl" (1996)
1967 ● Jeff Tweedy → Uncle Tupelo, Wilco
1969 ● Adrian Young → No Doubt, "Don't Speak" (1996)

Aug 27
1937 ● Phil Shulman → Simon Dupree & The Big Sound, Gentle Giant
1942 ● Daryl Dragon → The Captain & Tennille, "Love Will Keep Us Together" (1975)
1944 ● Tim Bogert → Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Beck Bogert & Appice
1944 ● Yolanda Adams → R&B/gospel singer, radio host, "Open My Heart" (1999)
1945 ● Malcolm Allured → Showaddywaddy (70s Brit rock 'n roll revival band)
1949 ● Jeff Cook → Country-rock Alabama, "Love In The First Degree" (1981)
1951 ● Kevin Kavanaugh → Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
1953 ● Alex Lifeson (Zivojinovich) → Rush, "The Spirit Of Radio" (1980)
1956 ● Glen Matlock → Sex Pistols, "Anarchy In The U.K." (1976)
1970 ● Tony Kanal → No Doubt, "Don't Speak" (1996)
1975 ● Mase (Mason Durell Betha) → Rapper, duets, solo
1979 ● Jonathan Siebels → Eve 6, "Inside Out" (1998)
1979 ● Sarah Neufeld → Arcade Fire, Bell Orchestre, The Luyas
1986 ● Mario (Dewar Bennett) → R&B/pop, "Let Me Love You" (2004)

Aug 28
1931 ● John Perkins → The Crew Cuts, "Sh-Boom" (1954)
1939 ● Clem Cattini → The Pirates, The Tornados, "Telstar" (1962)
1942 ● Holmes Sterling Morrison, Jr. → The Velvet Underground, "White Light/White Heat" (1968)
1943 ● Anne Margot "Honey" Lantree → The Honeycombs, "Have I The Right" (1964)
1943 ● David Soul (Solberg) → TV actor (Starsky & Hutch), pop singer, "Silver Lady" (1977)
1948 ● Daniel Seraphine → Chicago, "Make Me Smile" (1970), producer
1949 ● Hugh Cornwell → The Stranglers, "Golden Brown" (1981), solo
1949 ● Martin Lamble → Fairport Convention, "Si Tu Dos Partir" (1969)
1951 ● Wayne Osmond → The Osmonds, "One Bad Apple" (1971)
1952 ● Dave Hlubek → Molly Hatchet, "Flirtin' With Disaster" (1979)
1961 ● Kim Appleby → Mel And Kim, "Respectable" (1986)
1965 ● Shania Twain (Eileen Regina Edwards) → Country-pop star, "You're Still The One" (1998)
1969 ● Mary McCartney → Photographer, daughter of Paul and Linda
1969 ● Thomas Jacob "Jack" Black → Actor, comedian, musician, Tenacious D
1982 ● Margaret LeAnn Rimes → Country-pop star, "Blue" (1996)

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Monday, August 16, 2010

 

Albums Released This Week (August 16 - 22)

Here's a sampling of the great albums of 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop - the best music ever made! - which were released this week:

Aug 16

Ethiopians, The ------ Dread Prophecy >> 1989
Red Hot Chili Peppers ------ Mother's Milk >> 1989
Crosby, Stills & Nash ------ After The Storm >> 1994
Prince ------ Come >> 1994
Barenaked Ladies ------ Maybe You Should Drive >> 1994
Young, Neil ------ Sleeps With Angels >> 1994

Aug 17

Band, The ------ Stage Fright >> 1970
Frampton, Peter ------ Wind Of Change >> 1972
XTC ------ Drums And Wires >> 1979
New Order ------ Substance >> 1987
Moody Blues, The ------ Strange Times >> 1999

Aug 18

Burning Spear ------ Man In The Hills >> 1976
Who, The ------ Who Are You >> 1978
Yes ------ Drama >> 1980
ABBA ------ ABBA Live >> 1986
Aerosmith ------ Permanent Vacation >> 1987
Clapton, Eric ------ Unplugged >> 1992

Aug 19

Nilsson ------ Pussy Cats >> 1974
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young ------ So Far >> 1974
Emerson, Lake & Palmer ------ Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends >> 1974
Doobie Brothers, The ------ Livin' On The Fault Line >> 1977
Mellencamp, John (Cougar) ------ Scarecrow >> 1985
Seger, Bob & The Silver Bullet Band ------ Fire Inside, The >> 1991
Brown, Arthur With Jimmy Carl Black ------ Brown, Black & Blue >> 1991
Fleetwood Mac ------ Dance, The >> 1997

Aug 20

Kiss ------ Kiss Destroys Anaheim, Pt. 1 >> 1976
Kiss ------ Kiss Destroys Anaheim, Pt. 2 >> 1976
Dylan, Bob ------ Slow Train Coming >> 1979
Heart ------ Passionworks >> 1983
Black Sabbath ------ TYR >> 1990

Aug 21

Nice, The ------ Nice >> 1969
Jethro Tull ------ Rock Island >> 1989
Prince ------ Graffiti Bridge >> 1990

Aug 22

Depeche Mode ------ Construction Time Again >> 1983
L.A. Guns ------ Cocked & Loaded >> 1989
Jefferson Airplane ------ Jefferson Airplane >> 1989
Portishead ------ Dummy >> 1994
King Crimson ------ B'Boom: Official Bootleg - Live In Arentina >> 1995

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

 

This Week's Birthdays (August 15 - 21)

Happy Birthday this week to:

Aug 15
1911 ● Buster Brown (Wayman Glasco) → Blues singer, "Fanny Mae" (1960)
1925 ● Bill Pinkney → The Drifters, "Up On The Roof" (1963)
1933 ● Bobby Helms → Country-pop, "Jingle Bell Rock" (1957)
1938 ● Nesbert "Stix" Hooper → The Crusaders, solo, sessions
1942 ● Peter York → Spencer Davis Group, Eric Clapton's Powerhouse, solo
1946 ● Jimmy Webb → Composer, lyricist, "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" (1965)
1948 ● Kate Taylor → US folk singer, sister of James
1950 ● Tom Aldrich → Black Oak Arkansas, Pat Travers band, Ozzy Osbourne band, Whitesnake
1961 ● Matt Johnson → The The, solo
1962 ● Marcia Schofield → The Fall, "Look, Know" (1982)
1972 ● Michael "Mikey" Graham → Boyzone, "No Matter What" (1998)
1984 ● David Welsh → The Fray, "How To Save A Life" (2006)
1989 ● Joe Jonas → Jonas Brothers, "Burnin' Up" (2008)

Aug 16
1915 ● Al Hibbler → Jazz-pop-R&B, "Unchained Melody" (1955)
1931 ● Edith "Eydie" Gorme → "Blame It On The Bossa Nova" (1963)
1942 ● Barbara George → R&B, "I Know (You Don't Love Me Know More)" (1961)
1945 ● Gary Loizzo → American Breed, "Bend Me Shape Me" (1968)
1945 ● Kevin Ayers → Soft Machine, solo
1946 ● Gordon "Snowy" Fleet → The Easybeats, "Friday On My Mind" (1966)
1948 ● Barry Hay → Golden Earring "Radar Love" (1974)
1949 ● Scott "Rock Action" Asheton → Iggy Pop & The Stooges, sessions
1949 ● William "Sputnik" Spooner → The Tubes, solo
1953 ● James "J. T." Taylor → Kool & The Gang, "Jungle Boogie" (1973)
1957 ● Tim Farriss → INXS, "Need You Tonight" (1987)
1958 ● Madonna (Madonna Louise Ciccone) → "Like A Virgin" (1984)
1960 ● Chris Pedersen → Camper Van Beethoven, "Take The Skinheads Bowling" (1985)
1972 ● Emily Burns Erwin Robison → Dixie Chicks, "Not Ready To Make Nice" (2006)
1980 ● Bob Hardy → Franz Ferdinand, "Take Me Out" (2004)
1980 ● Vanessa Carlton → Pop-rock, "A Thousand Miles" (2002)

Aug 17
1919 ● Georgia Gibbs (Frieda Lipschitz) → Pop vocals, "Band Of Fire" (1952)
1939 ● Ed Saunders → Poet, social activist, bandleader, The Fugs
1942 ● Tommy West (Picardo) → Songwriter, producer, Cashman & West
1944 ● John "The Chief" Seiter → Spanky & Our Gang, "Lazy Day" (1967)
1947 ● Gary Talley → The Box Tops, "The Letter" (1967)
1949 ● John "Sib" Hashian → Boston, "More Than A Feeling" (1976)
1953 ● Kevin Rowland → Dexy's Midnight Runners, "Come On Eileen" (1982)
1955 ● Colin Moulding → XTC, The Dukes Of Stratosphear
1958 ● Belinda Carlisle → The Go-Gos, solo
1962 ● Gilbert "Gilby" Clarke → Guns N' Roses, solo, Heart
1964 ● Maria McKee → Country-pop, "Show Me Heaven" (1990)
1965 ● Steve Gorman → Black Crowes, "Hard To Handle" (1990)
1966 ● Jill Cunniff → Luscious Jackson, "Naked Eye" (1997)
1969 ● Donnie Wahlberg → New Kids On The Block, "Step By Step" (1990)
1969 ● Posdnuos (Kelvin Mercer) → De La Soul

Aug 18
1918 ● Gilbert Vandine "Cisco" Houston → Folk singer, Woodie Guthrie's great friend
1925 ● Sonny Til (Earlington Carl Tilghman) → The Orioles, "Crying In The Chapel" (1953)
1939 ● Johnny Preston (Courville) → Pop-rock, "Running Bear" (1959)
1939 ● Maxine Brown → R&B/soul vocalist, "Oh No Not My Baby" (1964)
1944 ● Carl Wayne (Colin David Tooley) → The Move, "Blackberry Way" (1969)
1945 ● Barbara Ann Harris → The Toys, "A Lover's Concerto" (1965)
1945 ● Sara Dash → LaBelle, solo, session singer
1950 ● Dennis Elliot → Foreigner, "Double Vision" (1978)
1957 ● Ron Strykert → Men At Work, "Down Under" (1983)
1967 ● Tracy Tracy → The Primitives, "Crash" (1988)
1969 ● Everlast (Erik Schrody) → House Of Pain, solo, "What It's Like" (1998)

Aug 19
1939 ● Peter Edward "Ginger" Baker → Cream, Blind Faith, Ginger Baker's Air Force
1940 ● Johnny Nash → Reggae-pop, "I Can See Clearly Now" (1972)
1940 ● Jonathan (Roger Cook) → David & Jonathan, "Michelle" (1966)
1943 ● Billy J. Kramer (William Howard Ashton) → The Dakotas, "Little Children" (1964)
1945 ● Ian Gillan → Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, solo,
1948 ● Elliott Lurie → Looking Glass, "Brandy" (1972)
1951 ● John Deacon → Queen, songwriter, "Another One Bites The Dust" (1980)
1963 ● Joey Tempest (Joakim Larsson) → Glam-metal Europe, "The Final Countdown" (1986)
1966 ● Lee Ann Womack → Country singer/songwriter, "I Hope You Dance" (2000), actress
1970 ● MC Eric (Eric Martin) → Technotronic, solo, producer, teacher
1989 ● Lil' Romeo (Percy Miller, Jr.) → Pre-teen rapper, "My Baby" (2001)

Aug 20
1923 ● Jim Reeves → Country-pop, "He'll Have to Go" (1960)
1934 ● Peter E. "Sneaky Pete" Kleinow → Flying Burrito Brothers,songwriter, sessions, solo
1940 ● John Lantree → The Honeycombs, "Have I The Right" (1964)
1941 ● David Brock → Hawkwind, solo
1942 ● Isaac Hayes → R&B/soul artist, producer, composer
1944 ● "Uncle John" Turner → Blues-rock guitar, Johnny Winter Band
1944 ● John Povey → The Pretty Things, "Don't Bring Me Down" (1964)
1946 ● Ralf Hütter → Kraftwerk, "Autobahn" (1974)
1947 ● James Pankow → Chicago, songwriter "Make Me Smile" (1970)
1948 ● Robert Plant → Led Zeppelin, The Honeydrippers, solo
1949 ● Phil Lynott → Thin Lizzy, solo, Grand Slam
1952 ● Doug Fieger → The Knack, "My Sharona" (1979)
1952 ● John Hiatt → Folk-rock singer/songwriter, "Slow Turning" (1988)
1970 ● Fred Durst → Limp Bizkit, "Nookie" (2000), producer, solo

Aug 21
1904 ● William Allen "Count" Basie → Jazz/swing pianist and bandleader, "One O'Clock Jump" (1937)
1938 ● Kenny Rogers → New Edition, solo, producer, actor
1941 ● Tom Coster → The Loading Zone, Santana
1944 ● Jackie DeShannon (Sharon Lee Myers) → "Put A Little Love In Your Heart" (1969)
1947 ● Carl Giammarese → The Buckinghams, "Kind Of A Drag" (1967)
1952 ● Glenn Hughes → Deep Purple, Black Sabbath
1952 ● Joe Strummer (John Graham Mellor) → The Clash, actor, songwriter, solo
1954 ● Steve Smith → Focus, Montrose, Journey, sessions, solo
1957 ● Budgie (Peter Edward Clarke) → Siouxsie and the Banshees, sessions
1958 ● Kim Sledge → Sister Sledge, "We Are Family" (1979)
1971 ● Liam "Master H." Howlett → The Prodigy, producer, DJ
1979 ● Kelis (Rogers) → R&B vocals, "Milkshake" (2003)
1984 ● Melissa Schuman → Dream, "This Is Me" (2001), solo, actress

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Monday, August 9, 2010

 

Album Releases This Week (Aug. 9 -15)

Here's a sampling of the great albums of 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop - the best music ever made! - which were released this week:

Aug 09

Sebastian, John ------ Four Of Us, The >> 1971
Grand Funk Railroad ------ Good Singin', Good Playin' >> 1976
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The ------ Workin' Band >> 1988
Stills, Stephen ------ Man Alive! >> 2005

Aug 10

Jackson, Michael ------ Off The Wall >> 1979
Winger ------ Winger >> 1988
White Lion ------ Big Game >> 1989
Crosby, David & Graham Nash ------ Crosby & Nash >> 2004

Aug 11

Presley, Elvis ------ Elvis' Golden Records, Vol. 3 >> 1963
Kinks, The ------ Kinda Kinks >> 1965
Donovan ------ Barabajagal >> 1969
Klaatu ------ Klaatu >> 1976
Travers, Pat ------ Blues Tracks >> 1992

Aug 12

Kinks, The ------ Kinks Greatest Hits!, The >> 1966
Young, Neil ------ Old Ways >> 1985
Simon, Paul ------ Graceland >> 1986
Metallica ------ Metallica >> 1991

Aug 13

Vincent, Gene ------ Bluejean Bop! >> 1956
Beatles, The ------ Help! >> 1965
King Curtis ------ Everybody's Talkin' >> 1970
Lynyrd Skynyrd ------ Pronounced, Leh-nerd Skin-nerd >> 1973
Chicago ------ Chicago 13 >> 1979
Duran Duran ------ Liberty >> 1990
Grateful Dead ------ One From The Vault >> 1975
Kid Creole & The Coconuts ------ You Shoulda Told Me You Were…. >> 1991

Aug 14

Rolling Stones, The ------ 5 X 5 >> 1964
Flack, Roberta ------ Killing Me Softly >> 1973

Aug 15

Chad & Jeremy ------ Distant Shores >> 1966
Jefferson Airplane ------ Jefferson Airplane Takes Off >> 1966
Fleetwood Mac ------ Pious Bird Of Good Omen >> 1969
Band, The ------ Rock Of Ages >> 1972
Led Zeppelin ------ In Through The Out Door >> 1979
America ------ Alibi >> 1980
Kinks, The ------ Give The People What They Want >> 1981
Pretenders, The ------ Pretenders II >> 1981

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

 

This Week's Birthdays (August 8 - 14)

Happy Birthday this week to:

Aug 08
1933 ● Joe Tex (Joseph Arlington) → Southern soul, "Hold On To What You've Got" (1965)
1938 ● Don Jacobucci → The Regents, original "Barbara Ann" (1961)
1942 ● John "Jay" David → Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show
1944 ● Michael Johnson → Adult contemporary pop, "Bluer Than Blue" (1978)
1949 ● Airrion Love → The Stylistics, "You Make Me Feel Brand New" (1975)
1956 ● Alister "Ali" Score → A Flock of Seagulls, "I Ran (So Far Away)" (1982)
1956 ● Chris Foreman → Madness, "Our House" (1982)
1956 ● David Grant → Linx, solo, "Stop And Go" (1983), husband of Carrie Grant
1957 ● Dennis Drew10,000 Maniacs, "These Are Days" (1992)
1961 ● Paul Jackson → T'Pau, "China In Your Hand" (1964)
1961 ● Rikki Rockett (Richard Allen Ream) → Poison, "Fallen Angel" (1988)
1961 ● The Edge (David Evans) → U2
1962 ● Kool Moe Dee (Mohandas Dewese) → Hip hop, "I Go To Work" (1989)
1976 ● Drew Lachey → 98 Degrees, "The Hardest Thing" (1999)
1976 ● Joshua Scott "JC" Chasez → N Sync, "It's Gonna Be Me" (2000)

Aug 09
1939 ● Billy Henderson → The Spinners, "Then Came You" (1974)
1944 ● John Parry → Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
1944 ● Vivian St. John "Viv" Prince → The Pretty Things, "Don't Bring Me Down" (1964)
1946 ● Marinus Gerritsen → Golden Earring "Radar Love" (1974)
1947 ● Barbara Mason → R&B/soul, "Yes, I'm Ready" (1965)
1954 ● Bruce ThomasElvis Costello & The Attractions
1959 ● Kurtis Blow (Kurtis Walker Combs) → Rapper, "The Breaks" (1980), producer
1963 ● Whitney Houston → "I Will Always Love You" (1993)
1970 ● Arion Salazar → Third Eye Blind, "Semi-Charmed Life" (1970)

Aug 10
1909 ● Clarence Leonidas "Leo" Fender → Fender guitar inventor
1928 ● Eddie Fisher → TV star, crooner, "I Need You Now" (1954)
1928 ● Jimmy Dean → Country star, "Big Bad John" (1961), sausage king
1939 ● Sal Cuomo → The Regents, original "Barbara Ann" (1961)
1940 ● Bobby Hatfield → The Righteous Brothers, "Unchained Melody" (1965)
1940 ● Michael "Tunes" Antunes → Beaver Brown Band, "On The Dark Side" (1983)
1943 ● James Griffin → Bread, "Make It With You" (1970)
1943 ● Veronica "Ronnie" Bennett → The Ronettes, "Be My Baby" (1963)
1945 ● Larry Larden → Every Mother's Son, "Come On Down To My Boat" (1967)
1947 ● Ian AndersonJethro Tull
1950 ● Patti Austin → R&B/jazz, "Baby Come to Me" (1982)
1959 ● Mark Price → All About Eve, "Martha's Harbour" (1988)
1961 ● Jon FarrissINXS, "Need You Tonight" (1987)
1967 ● Lorraine Pearson → 5 Star, "Can't Wait Another Minute" (1986)
1967 ● Todd Nichols → Toad The Wet Sprocket, "All I Want" (1992)
1968 ● Michael Bivins → New Edition, Bell Biv Devoe
1977 ● Aaron Kamin → The Calling, "Wherever You Will Go" (2001)

Aug 11
1942 ● Guy Villari → The Regents, original "Barbara Ann" (1961)
1942 ● Mike Hugg → Manfred Mann, composer, solo
1943 ● Dennis "Denis" PaytonDave Clark Five
1943 ● Michael J. "Jim" Kale → The Guess Who, "American Woman" (1970)
1949 ● Eric Carmen → Raspberries, solo
1950 ● Erik Keith Braunn → Iron Butterfly, "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" (1970)
1954 ● Bryan Bassett → Wild Cherry, Foghat, Molly Hatchet
1954 ● Joe Jackson (David Ian Jackson) → "Look Sharp" (1979)
1957 ● Richie Ramone (Richard Beau) → The Ramones
1962 ● Bragi Ólafsson → The Sugarcubes
1964 ● Hamish Seelochan → The Pasadenas
1968 ● Charlie Sexton → Blues-rock guitar, solo, sessions
1970 ● Ali Shaheed Muhammad → A Tribe Called Quest, solo, producer
1978 ● Chris "Mack Daddy" Kelly → Kriss Kross, "Jump" (1992)
1985 ● Asher Roth → Rapper, "I Love College" (2009)
1985 ● J-Boog (Jarell Houston) → B2K, "Bump, Bump, Bump" (2002)

Aug 12
1920 ● Percy Mayfield → R&B/blues songwriter, "Hit The Road Jack" (1961)
1926 ● Joe Jones → R&B, "You Talk To Much" (1960)
1929 ● Alvis Edgar "Buck" Owens → Country star, The Buckaroos, solo, TV host (Hee Haw)
1948 ● Ron Mael → Sparks, "Wonder Girl" (1972)
1949 ● Mark KnopflerDire Straits, "Sultans Of Swing" (1983)
1950 ● Kid Creole (Thomas August Darnell Browder) → Kid Creole & The Coconuts
1953 ● Jerry Speiser → Men At Work, "Down Under" (1983)
1954 ● Pat Metheny → Grammy-winning jazz-rock fusion guitar
1958 ● Jurgen Dehmel → Nena, "(99 Luftballons" (1984)
1961 ● Roy Hay → Culture Club, "Karma Chameleon" (1983)
1963 ● Sir Mix-A-Lot (Anthony Ray) → Rapper, "Baby Got Back" (1992)
1969 ● Tanita Tikaram → Folk-pop, "Twist In My Sobriety" (1988)

Aug 13
1940 ● John Stokes → The Bachelors, "Diane" (1964)
1948 ● Tony Santini (Scott Powell) → Sha Na Na, TV actor, physician
1949 ● Cliff Fish → Paper Lace, "The Night Chicago Died" (1974)
1951 ● Dan Fogelberg → Country-pop-rock, "Part Of The Plan" (1975)
1958 ● Feargal Sharkey → The Undertones, solo, "A Good Heart" (1985)
1959 ● Danny Bonaduce → The Partridge Family, producer
1959 ● Mark Nevin → Fairground Attraction, "Perfect" (1988)

Aug 14
1926 ● Armando "Buddy" Greco → Jazz-pop singer, covered "Mr. Lonely" (1962)
1940 ● Darrell "Dash" Crofts → Seals & Crofts, "Summer Breeze" (1972)
1941 ● David CrosbyByrds, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, solo
1946 ● Larry GrahamSly & the Family Stone, Graham Central Station
1947 ● George Newsome → Climax Blues Band, "Couldn't Get It Right" (1977)
1947 ● Maddy Prior → Steeleye Span, "All Around My Heart" (1975)
1951 ● Bob "Slim" Dunlap → The Replacements, solo
1956 ● Sharon Bryant → Atlantic Starr, solo, sessions
1960 ● Sarah Brightman → Classical-pop-Broadway singer
1968 ● L.L. Cool J. (James Todd Smith) → Rapper, balladeer "I Need Love (1987), actor
1970 ● Kevin Cadogan → Third Eye Blind, "Semi-Charmed Life" (1970)

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

 

Album of the Day: The Beatles (8/5/66)

Parlophone and Capitol Records’ maddeningly frustrating policy of pressing two different versions of Beatles records continued with Revolver, which came out in the U.K. on August 5, 1966 and three days later in America. The British version had 14 tracks, while Capitol’s U.S. version had just 11 (“And Your Bird Can Sing,” “Doctor Robert” and “I’m Only Sleeping” appeared on the earlier Yesterday And Today). Nevertheless, Revolver is a remarkable album that completes the Beatles’ transformation in lyrics, sounds and subjects begun with 1965’s Rubber Soul and sets up the magnificent Sgt. Pepper’s that followed in June 1967. The album largely eschews the love themes that dominated all previous Beatles’ albums and offers a broad array of sounds and subjects, from the goofy “Yellow Submarine” to the lonely, McCartney-and strings-only ballad “Eleanor Rigby” to the sunny “And Your Bird Can Sing” to the trippy “Tomorrow Never Knows.” Beatles fans ate it up, regardless of which version they bought, as both hit #1 on their respective charts on either side of the Atlantic in the late summer of 1966. Revolver is available for purchase as a CD or individual mp3 files on Amazon but is not (frustratingly) available on iTunes. The Beatles have two playlists (First Set and Take Two) in Dr. Rock’s Playlist Vault.

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Monday, August 2, 2010

 

Album Releases This Week (August 2 - 8)

Here's a sampling of the great albums of 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop - the best music ever made! - which were released this week:

Aug 02

Hendrix, Jimi ------ Jimi Hendrix: Woodstock >> 2004
Tubes, The ------ Wild In London >> 2005

Aug 03

Creedence Clearwater Revival ------ Green River >> 1969
Genesis ------ Genesis Live >> 1973
Wonder, Stevie ------ Innervisions >> 1973
Talking Heads ------ Fear Of Music >> 1979
Frampton, Peter ------ Art Of Control, The >> 1982
Def Leppard ------ Hysteria >> 1987
Hollywood Flames, The ------ Hollywood Flames, The >> 1992
Uncle Tupelo ------ March 16-20, 1992 >> 1992

Aug 04

Franklin, Aretha ------ Aretha Arrives >> 1967
Jackson, Michael ------ Ben >> 1972
Gin Blossoms ------ New Misrerable Experience >> 1992

Aug 05

Beatles, The ------ Revolver >> 1966
Pink Floyd ------ Piper At The Gates Of Dawn, The >> 1967
Beck, Jeff ------ Jeff >> 2003

Aug 06

Beatles, The ------ Help! >> 1965
Prince ------ Purple Rain >> 1984
Yes ------ Yesyears >> 1991
Modest Mouse ------ Interstate 8 >> 1996

Aug 07

Moody Blues, The ------ Question Of Balance >> 1970
Wonder, Stevie ------ Signed, Sealed And Delivered >> 1970
King Curtis ------ Live At The Fillmore West >> 1971
Black Sabbath ------ Born Again >> 1983
Jellyfish ------ Bellybutton >> 1990

Aug 08

Dylan, Bob ------ Another Side Of Bob Dylan >> 1964
Yardbirds, The ------ Over, Under, Sideways, Down >> 1966
Beatles, The ------ Revolver >> 1966
N.W.A. ------ Straight Outta Compton >> 1988
Moody Blues, The ------ Hall Of Fame >> 2000
Shaggy ------ Hot Shot >> 2000
Bad Company ------ Live In Albuquerque 1976 >> 2006

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

 

This Week's Birthdays (August 1 - 7)

Happy Birthday this week to:

Aug 01
1931 ● Ramblin' Jack Elliott (Elliot Charles Adnopoz) → Folk guitarist, Woody Guthrie protégé
1942 ● Jerome John "Jerry" GarciaGrateful Dead, solo
1946 ● Raymond "Boz" Burrell → King Crimson, Bad Company
1947 ● Rick Anderson → The Tubes, "White Punks On Dope" (1977)
1947 ● Rick Coonce → The Grassroots, "Midnight Confessions" (1968)
1949 ● Jim Carroll → Author, poet, punk rocker, "People Who Died" (1980)
1951 ● Tim Bachman → Bachman-Turner Overdrive
1951 ● Tommy Bolin → Zephyr, James Gang, Deep Purple, solo
1953 ● Robert Cray → Blues guitarist, "Smoking Gun" (1986)
1958 ● Michael Penn → 80s singer/songwriter, brother of Sean
1958 ● Robert Buck → 10,000 Maniacs, John & Mary
1959 ● Joe Elliott → Def Leppard, Down 'N' Outz
1960 ● Chuck D. (Carlton Douglas Ridenhour) → Rapper, Public Enemy, author, producer
1960 ● Suzi Gardner → L7, "Pretend We're Dead" (1992)
1963 ● Coolio (Artis Leon Ivey, Jr.) → Rapper, "Gangsta's Paradise" (19995)
1964 ● Adam Duritz → Counting Crows, "Mr. Jones" (1994)
1964 ● Nick Christian Sayer → Transvision Vamp
1981 ● Ashley Angel (Ashley Ward Parker) → Teen idol, O-Town, solo

Aug 02
1937 ● Eric Garth HudsonThe Band, solo
1939 ● Edward Patten → Gladys Knight & The Pips
1941 ● Andrew Steele → The Herd, Stealers Wheel
1941 ● Doris Coley Kenner-Jackson → The Shirelles, "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" (1960)
1944 ● Nicola James "Jim" CapaldiTraffic, solo
1948 ● Andy Fairweather Low → Amen Corner, solo, The Who, Roger Waters
1950 ● David Alan "Ted" Turner → Wishbone Ash
1951 ● Andrew Gold → "Lonely Boy" (1977)
1951 ● Joe Lynn Turner (Joseph Linquito) → Fandango, Rainbow, Deep Purple, solo
1961 ● Patricia "Apollonia" Kotero → Apollonia 6, actress, Purple Rain (1984)
1961 ● Pete De Freitas → Echo & The Bunnymen
1962 ● Lee Mavers→ The La's, "There She Goes" (1990)
1970 ● Zelma Davis → C+C Music Factory, "Gonna Make You Sweat" (1990)

Aug 03
1926 ● Tony Bennett (Anthony Dominic Benedetto) → "I Left My Heart In San Francisco" (1962)
1929 ● Arthur Wood → Climax Blues Band
1936 ● Kenny Hodges → Spanky & Our Gang
1938 ● Sir Michael Terrence "Terry" Wogan → BBC Radio 2 DJ
1941 ● Beverly Lee → The Shirelles, "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" (1960)
1946 ● John YorkThe Byrds
1949 ● B .B. Dickerson → War, "Low Rider" (1976)
1951 ● John Graham → Earth, Wind & Fire, "Shining Star" (1975)
1953 ● Randy Scruggs → Country singer/songwriter, producer, son of Earl
1956 ● Kirk Brandon → Spear Of Destiny
1959 ● Martin Atkins → Public Image Ltd.
1963 ● Ed Roland → Collective Soul
1963 ● James Hetfield → Metallica, "Enter Sandman" (1991)
1966 ● Dean Sams → Lonestar, "Amazed" (2000)
1966 ● Shirley Manson → Garbage, "Stupid Girl" (1996)
1985 ● Holly Blake Arnstein → Dream, "He Loves You Not" (2001)

Aug 04
1901 ● Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong → "What a Wonderful World" (1968)
1936 ● Elsbeary Hobbs → The Drifters, "Up On The Roof" (1963)
1939 ● Frankie Ford (Francis Guzzo) → "Sea Cruise" (1959)
1940 ● Larry Knechtel → Bread, "Make It With You" (1970), sessions
1941 ● Rosemary Timotea "Timi" Yuro → Blue-eyed soul singer, "Hurt" (1961)
1943 ● David Carr → The Fortunes, "You've Got Your Troubles" (1965)
1947 ● Klaus Schulze → Tangerine Dream
1947 ● Paul Leyton → The New Seekers, "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing" (1972)
1952 ● Maire Ni Bhraonian → Clannad, "Harry's Game (1982)
1958 ● Ian Broudie → Lightning Seeds
1959 ● Robbin Crosby → Ratt
1962 ● Paul Reynolds → A Flock of Seagulls
1971 ● Yo-Yo (Yolanda Whitaker) → Rapper, actress, Ice Cube protégé
1981 ● Marques "Batman" Houston → Immature, actor, producer

Aug 05
1930 ● Damita Jo (Dublanc) → "I'll Save The Last Dance For You" (1960)
1941 ● Airto Moreira → Weather Report, "Birdland" (1976), solo
1942 ● Rick HuxleyDave Clark Five, "Glad All Over" (1965)
1947 ● Greg Leskiw → Guess Who, "American Woman" (1970)
1947 ● Rick Derringer (Richard Zehringer) → McCoys, Edgar Winter Group, solo
1953 ● Samantha Sang → The Emotions
1955 ● Eddie "Fingers" Ojeda → Twisted Sister, "I am, I'm Me" (1983)
1959 ● Pat Smear → Germs, Nirvana, Foo Fighters
1959 ● Pete Burns → Mystery Girls, Dead or Alive
1960 ● Calvin Hayes → Johnny Hates Jazz, "Shattered Dreams" (1987)
1964 ● MCA (Adam Nathaniel Yauch) → Beastie Boys

Aug 06
1928 ● Andy Warhol (Warhola) → Velvet Underground manager, pop art painter, filmmaker
1929 ● Mike Elliott → The Foundations, "Baby Now That I've Found You" (1967)
1940 ● Mike Sarne (Michael Scheuer) → Pop singer, "Come Outside" (1962), film director, actor
1946 ● Allan Holdsworth → Jazz-rock fusion, Soft Machine, solo
1958 ● Randy DeBarge → DeBarge, "I Like It" (1982)
1962 ● Pat McDonald → Timbuk 3, "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades" (1986)
1972 ● Geri "Sexy Spice" Halliwell → The Spice Girls, solo
1981 ● Travis McCoy → Alt. rap, Gym Class Heroes, solo
1984 ● Eric Roberts → Alt. rap, Gym Class Heroes

Aug 07
1925 ● Felice Bryant → Songwriter for Everly Brothers
1926 ● Stan Freberg → Radio comic/satirist, author
1936 ● Charles Pope → The Tams, "What Kind Of Fool (Do You Think I Am)" (1964)
1942 ● Billy Joe "B.J." Thomas → "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" (1969)
1945 ● Kerry Chater → Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, "Young Girl" (1968)
1949 ● Carlo Novi → Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
1950 ● Rodney Crowell → Country singer/songwriter
1952 ● Andy Fraser → John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Free
1958 ● Bruce Dickinson → Iron Maiden
1960 ● Jacqui O'Sullivan → Bananarama, "I Want You Back" (1988)
1964 ● Ian Dench → EMF, "Unbelievable" (1990)
1966 ● Kristen Hersh → Throwing Muses, solo

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