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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