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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