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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