Sunday, September 19, 2010

 

This Week's Birthdays (September 19 - 25)

Happy Birthday this week to:

Sep 19
1921 ● Billy Ward (Robert L. Williams) → The Dominoes, "Have Mercy Baby" (#1, 1952)
1931 ● Brook Benton (Benjamin Franklin Peay) → "The Boll Weevil Song" (1961)
1934 ● Brian Epstein → Beatles manager
1935 ● Nick Massi (Nicholas Macioci) → The Four Seasons, "Big Girls Don't Cry" (#1, 1962)
1940 ● Bill Medley → The Righteous Brothers, "Unchained Melody" (1965)
1940 ● Paul Williams → Pop songwriter, singer, actor
1940 ● Sylvia Tyson (Fricker) → Folk duo Ian & Sylvia, "You Were On My Mind" (1964)
1941 ● "Mama" Cass Elliot (Ellen Naomi Cohen) → The Mamas & The Papas, "Monday Monday" (1966)
1942 ● Danny Kalb → Blues Project, "Flute Thing" (1966)
1945 ● David Bromberg → Blues-folk-rock singer/songwriter, "The Holdup" (1971)
1945 ● Freda Payne → R&B-pop, "Band of Gold" (1970)
1946 ● John Coghlan → Status Quo, "Pictures Of Matchstick Men" (#12, 1968)
1947 ● Laurence Neill "Lol" Crème → 10CC, "I'm Not In Love" (1975)
1949 ● Twiggy (Lesley Hornby) → Model/actress/singer
1951 ● Daniel Lanois → Canadian record producer, guiatrist, composer
1952 ● Nile Rodgers → Honeydrippers, record producer
1957 ● Rusty Egan → The Rich Kids, Visage, UK club DJ
1958 ● Carmelita Rosanna "Lita" Ford → The Runaways, solo, "Close My Eyes Forever" (#8, 1988)
1964 ● Patricia Lynn "Trisha" Yearwood → Actress, country star, "How Do I Live" (1996)

Sep 20
1885 ● "Jelly Roll" Morton (Ferdinand Joseph Lemott) → Jazz pianist/composer, "Black Bottom Stomp" (1926)
1945 ● "Sweet Pea" Atkinson → Dance-pop Was (Not Was), "Walk The Dinosaur" (#7, 1989)
1946 ● Mick Rogers (Michael Oldroyd) → Manfred Mann's Earth Band, "Blinded By The Light" (#1, 1977)
1946 ● Sylvia Peterson → The Chiffons, "He's So Fine" (#1, 1963)
1948 ● Chuck PanozzoStyx, "Too Much Time On My Hands" (1981)
1948 ● John PanozzoStyx, "Too Much Time On My Hands" (1981)
1957 ● Alannah Currie → Thompson Twins, "Hold Me Now" (#3, 1983)
1966 ● Nuno Bettencourt → Extreme, "More Than Words" (1992)
1967 ● Matthew and Gunnar Nelson → Nelson (sons of Ricky Nelson)
1968 ● Ben Shepherd → Soundgarden, "Black Hole Sun" (1994)
1979 ● Rick Woolstenhulme → Lifehouse, "You And Me" (2005)

Sep 21
1932 ● Don Preston → Keyboards, Mothers of Invention, sessions
1934 ● Leonard Cohen → Canadian folk-pop singer/songwriter, "Bird On The Wire" (1969)
1936 ● Dickey Lee (Royden Dickey Lipscomb → Country-pop singer/songwriter, "Patches" (#6, 1962)
1947 ● Don FelderEagles, composed music to "Hotel California" (1976), solo
1952 ● David Gregory → XTC, The Dukes Of Stratosphear
1954 ● Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor → Punk-metal Motörhead, "Ace Of Spades" (1980)
1959 ● Corinne Drewerey → Swing Out Sister, "Breakout" (1986)
1967 ● Faith Hill (Audrey Faith Perry) → Country-pop, "Breathe" (1999)
1967 ● Timmy T (Timothy Torres) → Rap-dance freestyler, "One More Try" (#1, 1991)
1967 ● Tyler Stewart → Barenaked Ladies, "One Week" (#1, 1998)
1968 ● Trugoy the Dove (David Jude Jolicoeur) → De La Soul, "Me Myself And I" (R&B #1, 1989)
1972 ● David Silveria → Korn, "Here To Stay" (2002)
1972 ● Liam Gallagher → Oasis, "Wonderwall" (1995)
1989 ● Jason Derülo (Desrouleaux) → Singer/songwriter, "Watcha Say" (2009), actor, dancer

Sep 22
1913 ● Alvin "Leroy" Holmes → Bandleader, film score composer, Smile (1975)
1930 ● Joni James (Giovanna Carmella Babbo) → Pop vocals, "You Are My Love" (#1, 1954)
1931 ● George Chambers → Chambers Brothers, "Time Has Come Today" (1968)
1943 ● Toni Basil (Antonia Christina Basilotta) → New Wave one hit wonder, "Mickey" (#1, 1982)
1949 ● David Coverdale → Whitesnake, "Here I Go Again" (1987)
1953 ● Richard Fairbrass → Dance-pop Right Said Fred, "I'm To Sexy" (#1, 1991)
1956 ● Debbie Boone → "You Light Up My Life" (1977)
1957 ● Johnette Napolitano → Concrete Blond, "Joey" (1990)
1957 ● Nick Cave → The Birthday Party, Bad Seeds, Grinderman
1957 ● Peter Jones → Public Image Ltd., "This Is Not A Love Song" (1983)
1958 ● Joan Jett (Larkin) → Runaways, solo, "I Love Rock N' Roll (1981)

Sep 23
1930 ● Ray Charles (Robinson) → Soul pioneer, "What'd I Say" (#6, 1959)
1939 ● Roy Buchanan → Grossly underrated blues-rock guitarist
1940 ● Tim Rose → Folk-rock singer/songwriter, "Morning Dew" (1967)
1943 ● John Banks → The Merseybeats, "Wishin' And Hopin'" (1964)
1943 ● Julio Iglesias → Latin crooner, "Begin The Beguine" (#1, 1981)
1943 ● Steve Boone → The Lovin' Spoonful, "Do You Believe In Magic?" (1965)
1943 ● Wallace Scott → The Whispers, "One For The Money" (R&B #10, 1980)
1943 ● Walter Scott → R&B/soul The Whispers, "And The Beat Goes On" (#19, 1980)
1945 ● Paul Petersen → TV actor, singer, "My Dad" (#6, 1962)
1946 ● Anthony "Duster" Bennett → British blues-rocker, "Jumping At Shadows" (1968)
1947 ● Jerry Corbetta → One hitter wonder Sugarloaf, "Green-Eyed Lady" (#3, 1970)
1949 ● Bruce Springsteen → The Boss
1970 ● Ani DeFranco → The DeFranco Family, "Heartbeat-It's A Lovebeat" (1973)
1972 ● Jermaine Dupri (Mauldin) → Producer, rapper, "Money Ain't A Thang" (R&B #10, 1998)
1979 ● Erik-Michael Estrada → O-Town, "All Or Nothing" (2001)

Sep 24
1893 ● "Blind Lemon" Henry Jefferson → The "Father of Texas Blues"
1931 ● Anthony Newley → Actor, singer, pop songwriter
1933 ● Mel Taylor → The Ventures, "Walk - Don't Run" (#2, 1960)
1940 ● Barbara Allbut → The Angels, "My Boyfriend's Back" (#1, 1963)
1941 ● Linda McCartney (Linda Louise Eastman) → Wife of Paul
1942 ● Gerry Marsden → Gerry & The Pacemakers, "How Do You Do It?" (#9, 1964)
1942 ● Phyllis Allbut → The Angels, "My Boyfriend's Back" (#1, 1963)
1944 ● Rosa Lee Hawkins → The Dixie Cups, "Chapel Of Love" (#1, 1964)
1946 ● Carson Osten → The Nazz, "Hello It's Me" (#66, 1970)
1946 ● Jerry Donahue → Fairport Convention, "Si Tu Dos Partir" (1969)
1962 ● Cedric Dent → A capella gospel Take 6, "I L-O-V-E U" (R&B #19, 1990)
1971 ● Marty Cintron → No Mercy, "Where Do You Go" (#5, 1996)

Sep 25
1933 ● Ian Tyson → Folk duo Ian & Sylvia, "Four Strong Winds" (1964)
1939 ● Joseph Russell → A capella The Persuasions, "Chain Gang" (1971)
1943 ● Gary "Jules" Alexander → The Association, "Along Comes Mary" (#7, 1966)
1943 ● John Locke → Spirit, Nazereth, "Love Hurts" (#8, 1976)
1945 ● Onnie McIntyre → Average White Band, "Pick Up The Pieces" (#10, 1974)
1946 ● Bryan MacLean → Folk/psych-rock Love, wrote "Alone Again Or" (1967)
1946 ● Jerry "The Bear" Penrod → Iron Butterfly, "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" (#30, 1970)
1947 ● John Fiddler → Brit folk-rock Medicine Head, "One And One Is One" (1973)
1955 ● Adelmo "Zucchero" Fornaciari → Italian boogie-blues-rocker, "Donne" (1985)
1955 ● Steve Severin → Siouxsie & The Banshees, "Kiss Them For Me", (#23, 1991), solo
1968 ● Will Smith → Rapper aka The Fresh Prince, TV/film star
1985 ● Diana Ortiz → Dream, "He Loves U Not" (#3, 2000)

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