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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