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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