Sunday, October 31, 2010

 

This Week's Birthdays (October 31 - November 6)

Happy Birthday this week to:

Oct 31
1926 ● Jimmy Saville → DJ, actor, TV host, BBC's Top of the Pops
1937 ● Tom Paxton → Greenwich Village folk singer/songwriter, "The Last Thing On My Mind" (1964)
1940 ● Eric GriffithsBeatles precursor skiffle/rock 'n roll band The Quarrymen
1944 ● Richard S. "Kinky" Freidman → Country-rock satirist/singer/songwriter and bandleader, The Texas Jewboys
1945 ● Russ Ballard → Guitarist/songwriter, art-rock Argent "God Gave Rock And Roll To You" (1973), solo
1952 ● Bernard Edwards → Bassist, co-founder, co-writer and producer for top R&B/disco band Chic, "Le Freak" (#1, 1978)
1952 ● Tony Bowers → Bassist for Blind Eye, Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias, Simply Red
1961 ● Larry Mullen. Jr. → Drummer for Irish mega-star rockers U2, "With Or Without You" (#1, 1987)
1963 ● Johnny Marr (John Martin Maher) → Guitarist/songwriter, The Smiths, Electronic, The The, Modest Mouse, The Cribs
1963 ● Mikkey Dee (Micael Kiriakos Delaoglou) → Drummer/songwriter of King Diamond, punk-metal Motörhead, "Ace Of Spades" (UK #15, 1980)
1964 ● Colm O'Ciosoig → Drummer for art-prog-rock, "shoe-gazing" pioneers My Bloody Valentine, "Only Shallow" (Modern Rock #27, 1992)
1965 ● Annabella Luin (Myint Myint Aye) → New Wave Afro-Euro-synth-pop Bow Wow Wow, "I Want Candy" (#22, 1982)
1966 ● Ad-Rock (Adam Horovitz) → Hardcore punk then hip hop masters the Beastie Boys, "Fight For Your Right" (#7, 1987)
1967 ● Adam Schlesinger → Power pop band Fountains Of Wayne, "Stacy's Mom" (#21, 2003)
1968 ● Al Mackenzie → Techno-dance-pop D:Ream, "U R The Best Thing" (Dance #1, 1993)
1968 ● Alistair McErlaine → Scottish blues-rock Texas, "In My Heart" (Alt Rock #14, 1991)
1968 ● Vanilla Ice (Robert Matthew Van Winkle) → Blue-eyed rapper, "Ice Ice Baby" (First hip hop single toi hit #1, 1990)
1970 ● Malin "Linn" Berggren → Swedish pop-rockers Ace Of Base, "All That She Wants" (#2, 1993)
1980 ● Charles Moniz → Drummer for hardcore punk-rock Grade, bassist for Avril Lavigne band
1981 ● Frank Anthony Iero, Jr. → Guitarist/vocalist for alt-punk-rock My Chemical Romance, vocals for Leathermouth
1982 ● Gabriela and Monica Irimia → Romanian pop-dance duo The Cheeky Girls, "Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum)" (UK#2, 2002)

Nov 01
1940 ● Staff Sgt. Barry Sadler → Vietnam veteran and one hit wonder pop star, "The Ballad Of The Green Berets" (#1, 1966)
1944 ● Mike Burney → Saxophonist for eccentric jazz-pop Wizzard, "See My Baby Jive" (UK#1, 1973)
1946 ● Rick Grech (Richard Roman Grechko) → Bassist for blues-rock Family, Blind Faith, Traffic
1949 ● David Foster → Canadian producer, composer, musician, arranger for dozens of top MOR/easy listening artists and recordings
1950 ● Dan Peek → Folk-pop America, wrote "Lonely People" (#5, 1974), then Contemporary Christian pop music
1951 ● Ronald Bell (Khalis Bayyan) → Jazz-fusion then R&B/funk Kool & The Gang, "Jungle Boogie" (#4, 1973)
1954 ● Chris Morris → One hit pop/rock wonder Paper Lace, "The Night Chicago Died" (#1, 1974)
1957 ● Lyle Lovett → Witty country-rock-pop singer/songwriter, "Give Me Back My Heart" (Country #13, 1987)
1959 ● Eddie Macdonald → Post-punk anthem rockers The Alarm, "Sold Me Down The River" (Mainstream #2, 1989)
1962 ● Anthony Kiedis → Funk-rock Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Californication" (Modern Rock #1, 2000)
1962 ● Mags Kuruholmen → Norwegian synth-poppers a-ha, "Take On Me" (#1, 1985)
1963 ● Rick Allen → Hard rock/metal Def Leppard, "Love Bites" (#1, 1988)
1966 ● Willie D (William Dennis) → Gangsta/horror-rap Geto Boys, "Mind Playing Tricks On Me" (#23, 1991), solo
1969 ● Darren Partington → Keyboards/percussion for electronic/acid-house band 808 State, "Pacific State" (UK#10, 1989)
1981 ● LaTavia Roberson → R&B/dance-pop Destiny's Child, "Say My Name" (#1, 2000), stage actress

Nov 02
1937 ● Earl "Speedo" Carroll → R&B/doo wop The Cadillacs, "Speedo" (1955), The Coasters
1941 ● "Jay" Black (David Blatt) → Pop-rock vocals Jay & The Americans, "Cara Mia" (#4, 1965)
1941 ● Bruce Welch → Instrumental pop-rock The Shadows, "Apache" (Worldwide #1, 1960)
1944 ● Keith Emerson → Influential progressive rock keyboardist for The Nice, Emerson Lake & Palmer, solo
1945 ● John David "J.D." Souther → Country-rock singer/songwriter, Souther Hillman Furay Band, solo "You're Only Lonely" (#7, 1979)
1946 ● Leonard "Chip" Hawkes → British Invasion pop-rock The Tremeloes, "Silence Is Golden" (US #11, UK #1, 1967), father of Chesney
1947 ● Dave Pegg → Electric folk bassist for Fairport Convention, Jethro Tull, solo, producer
1952 ● Maxine Nightingale → Brit R&B/soul vocals, "Right Back Where We Started From" (#2, 1976)
1956 ● Chris Fairbrass → Dance-pop Right Said Fred, "I'm To Sexy" (#1, 1991)
1957 ● Carter Beauford → Pop-funk-rock jam band Dave Matthews Band, "Don't Drink The Water" (#4, 1998)
1961 ● k. d. lang (Kathryn Dawn Lang) → Canadian country-pop singer/songwriter, "Constant Craving" (#38, AC #2, 1992)
1963 ● Bobby Dall → Hair metal/power ballad Poison, "Every Rose Has It's Thorn" (#1, 1988)
1965 ● Andy Barker → Electronic/acid-house 808 State, "Pacific State" (UK#10, 1989)
1967 ● Alvin Chea → A capella gospel Take 6, "I L-O-V-E U" (R&B #19, 1990)
1969 ● Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu → Nu metal Korn, "Here To Stay" (Mainstream #4, 2002)
1971 ● John Hampson → Guitarist/songwriter for power pop Nine Days, "Absolutely (Story Of A Girl)" (#6, 2000)
1975 ● Chris Walla → Indie pop/rock Death Cab For Cutie, "Soul Meets Body" (Modern Rock #5, 2005)
1978 ● Nelly (Cornell Haynes, Jr.) → Hip hop vocals, "Country Grammar (Hot Shit)" (#7, 2000), record producer, label CEO

Nov 03
1933 ● John Barry (Jonathan Barry Prendergrast) → Soundtrack composer, Bond films, theme song "Born Free" (1966)
1941 ● Brian Poole → British Invasion pop-rock The Tremeloes, "Silence Is Golden" (US #11, UK #1, 1967)
1943 ● Bert Jansch → UK blues/folk guitarist, Pentangle, solo
1946 ● Nick Simper → Bassist co-founded hard rock/metal Deep Purple in '68, left in '69, then Warhorse, Flying Fox, Fandango
1946 ● Tommy Dee (De Generes) → Blue-eyed soul one hit wonder John Fred & His Playboy Band, "Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)" (#1, 1968)
1948 ● Lulu (Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie) → Scottish singer/songwriter, "To Sir With Love" (#1, 1967), actress, TV host
1954 ● Adam Ant (Stuart Leslie Goddard) → Post-punk New Wave glam-pop Adam & The Ants, "Goody Two Shoes" (#12, 1982)
1960 ● James Prime → Scottish indie pop-rock Deacon Blue, "Real Gone Kid" (UK #8, 1988)
1962 ● Ian McNabb → Brit neo-psychedelia rock band Icicle Works, "Whisper To A Scream (Birds Fly)" (#37, 1984)
1962 ● Marilyn (Peter Anthony Robinson) → Brit New Romantic dance/pop singer, "Calling Your Name" (UK #4, 1983)
1969 ● Mark Roberts → Welsh indie-alt-rock Catatonia, "Mulder And Scully" (UK#3, 1998)
1969 ● Robert Miles (Roberto Concina) → Italian composer, producer, electronica musician, "Children" (Dance-Club #1, 1996)
1976 ● Ras (Rahsaan J. Bromfield) → Brit R&B/dance-pop boy band Damage, "Wonderful Tonight" (UK #3, 1997)

Nov 04
1938 ● Harry Elston → Pop-rock vocal group The Friends Of Distinction, "Grazing In The Grass" (#3, 1969)
1940 ● Delbert McClinton → Texas blues-country-rock guitarist, singer/songwriter, harmonica, "Giving It Up For Your Love" (#8, 1980)
1947 ● Michael Joseph "Mike" Smith → Welsh pop-rock Amen Corner, "(If Paradise Is) Half As Nice" (UK#1, 1969)
1954 ● Chris Difford → Guitarist/lyricist, New Wave pop-rock Squeeze, "Tempted" (#49, 1981)
1957 ● James Honeyman-Scott → Post-punk New Wave hard pop-rock The Pretenders, "Back On The Chain Gang" (#5, 1982)
1965 ● Jeff Scott Soto → Heavy metal and arena rock vocalist, Yngwie Malmsteen Band, Journey, solo
1966 ● Kool Rock (Damon Wimbley) → Novelty rap trio The Fat Boys, "Wipe Out" (#12, 1987)
1970 ● Puff Daddy aka P. Diddy (Sean John Combs) → Record producer, actor, fashion designer, rapper, "I'll Be Missing You" (#1, 1997)
1971 ● Shawn Rivera → R&B vocal group Az Yet, producer, percussionist, sessions
1974 ● Louise Nurding Redknapp → Brit R&B/dance-pop singer for girl-group Eternal, "Stay" (UK #3, 1993), then solo, "Naked" (UK #5, 1996)
1977 ● Kavana (Anthony Kavanaugh) → Brit actor, pop singer/songwriter, "I Can Make You Feel Good" (UK #8, 1997)

Nov 05
1931 ● Ike Turner (Izear Luster Turner, Jr.) → Legendary rock 'n roll bandleader, "Rocket 88" (R&B #1, 1951), duo with ex-wife Tina, "Proud Mary" (#4, 1971)
1941 ● Art Garfunkel → Folk-pop singer, partner of Paul Simon, actor, solo "All I Know" (#9, 1973)
1943 ● Pablo Samellhi Gomez → Spanish rock 'n roll band Los Bravos, "Black Is Black" (US #4, 1966)
1946 ● Gram Parsons (Cecil Ingram Connor III) → Country-rock legend, singer/songwriter, The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, solo
1947 ● Peter Noone → British Invasion pop-rock Herman's Hermits, "Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter" (#1. 1965)
1948 ● Donnie McDougall → Canadian rockers The Guess Who, "American Woman" (#1, 1970)
1948 ● Peter Hammill → Van Der Graf Generator, solo (as Rikki Nadir)
1950 ● Dennis Provisor → AM Top 40 pop-rockers The Grass Roots "Midnight Confessions" (#5, 1968)
1956 ● Helen O'Hara (nee Bevington) → New Wave pop-rock Dexys Midnight Runners, "Come On Eileen" (#1, 1983)
1957 ● David Moyse → Aussie light pop-rock Air Supply, "The One That You Love" (#1, 1981)
1957 ● Mike Score → New Wave pop-rock A Flock of Seagulls, "I Ran (So Far Away)" (#9, 1982)
1959 ● Bryan Guy Adams → Canadian pop-rock power balladeer, "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" (#1, 1991)
1959 ● Rob Fisher → New Wave synth-pop Naked Eyes, "(There's) Always Something There To Remind Me" (#10, 1983), Climie Fisher
1961 ● David Bryson → Alt-rock Counting Crows, "Mr. Jones" (Modern Rock #2, 1994)
1965 ● Paris Grey (Shanna Jackson) → Electro-techno/dance-pop duo Inner City, "Big Fun" (Dance-Club #1, 1984)
1968 ● Mark Hunter → Brit folk-rock James, "Sit Down" (Alt Rock #9, 1991)
1971 ● Jon Greenwood → Alt/indie rock Radiohead, "There There" (Modern Rock #14, 2003)
1974 ● David Ryan Adams → Alt country-rock singer/songwriter, "New York, New York" (Adult Top 40 #18, 2002)
1975 ● Lisa Scott-Lee → Pre-fab Brit dance-pop group The Steps, "5, 6, 7, 8" (UK#14, 1997)
1987 ● Kevin Jonas → Teen-pop ballad trio the Jonas Brothers, "Burnin' Up" (#5, 2008)

Nov 06
1814 ● Antoine-Joseph "Adolphe" Sax → Belgian musician and instrument designer, invented the saxophone
1916 ● Ray Conniff → Orchestra leader, instrumental pop-easy listening, "Lara's Theme" (#9, 1966)
1933 ● Joseph Pope → R&B/soul The Tams, "What Kind Of Fool (Do You Think I Am)" (#9, 1963)
1937 ● Eugene Pitt → R&B/doo wop The Jive Five, "My True Story" (#3, 1961)
1938 ● Jim Pike → Close-harmony folk-pop trio the Lettermen, "When I Fall In Love" (#1, 1961)
1938 ● P.J. Proby (James Marcus Smith) → Texas-born rock 'n roll singer/songwriter, "Hold Me" (UK #3, 1964), actor
1941 ● Doug Sahm → Texas rock 'n roll, country-rock bandleader, Sir Douglas Quintet, "Mendocino" (#27, 1969)
1941 ● Guy Clark → Country-rock musician, songwriter, "L.A. Freeway" and other hits
1947 ● George Young → Aussie-based 60s pop-rock The Easybeats, "Friday On My Mind" (#16, 1966)
1947 ● John Wilson → Irish garage-rock, proto-punk Them, "Gloria" (#71, 1966)
1948 ● Glenn Frey → Actor, singer/songwriter, Eagles, solo, "You Belong To The City" (#2, 1985)
1950 ● Chris Glen → Scottish bassist, Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Michael Schenker Group
1961 ● Craig Goldy → Heavy metal guitarist, Rough Cutt, Giuffria, Dio
1963 ● Paul Brindley → Brit alt-indie-rock The Sundays, "Here's Where The Story Ends" (Modern Rock #1, 1990)
1964 ● Corey Glover → Lead singer for prog-funk-metal Living Colour, "Cult Of Personality" (#13, 1988), solo, actor
1966 ● Paul Gilbert → Guitarist of pop-metal Mr. Big, "To Be With You" (#1, 1992)
1979 ● Trevor Penick → Pre-fab teen idol boy-band O-Town, "All Or Nothing" (#3, 2001)

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Monday, October 25, 2010

 

Albums Released This Week (October 25 - 31)

Here's a sampling of the great albums of 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop - the best music ever made! - which were released this week:

Oct 25

Hendrix, Jimi, Experience ------ Electric Ladyland >> 1968
Pink Floyd ------ Ummagumma >> 1969
Chicago ------ At Carnegie Hall, Vol. 1-4 (Chicago IV) >> 1971
Doors, The ------ Other Voices >> 1971
Beck, Jeff, Group ------ Rough And Ready >> 1971
Poco ------ Good Feelin' to Know, A >> 1972
Marley, Bob & The Wailers ------ Natty Dread >> 1974
Simon, Paul ------ Still Crazy After All These Years >> 1975
Walsh, Joe ------ You Can't Argue With A Sick Mind >> 1976
Franklin, Aretha ------ Aretha >> 1980
Cars, The ------ Greatest Hits >> 1985
Jones, Howard ------ One To One >> 1986
Traveling Wilburys, The ------ Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1 >> 1988
Zappa, Frank ------ You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 2 >> 1988
Mitchell, Joni ------ Turbulent Indigo >> 1994
Seger, Bob ------ Greatest Hits >> 1994
Aerosmith ------ Rockin' The Joint >> 2005

Oct 26

Sam & Dave ------ Soul Men >> 1967
Ross, Diana And Marvin Gaye ------ Diana & Marvin >> 1973
Diamond, Neil ------ Serenade >> 1974
Fall, The ------ Dragnet >> 1979
Benatar, Pat ------ In The Heat Of The Night >> 1979
Geils, J., Band ------ Freeze-Frame >> 1981
Numan, Gary ------ Berserker >> 1984
Meat Loaf ------ Live At Wembley >> 1987
Hooters ------ Zig Zag >> 1989
Velvet Underground, The ------ Live MCMXCIII >> 1993
Cure, The ------ Paris >> 1993
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young ------ Looking Forward >> 1999

Oct 27

Ten Years After ------ Ten Years After >> 1967
Ten Years After ------ Space In Time, A >> 1971
Wonder, Stevie ------ Talking Book >> 1972
Angel ------ Angel >> 1975
Womack, Bobby ------ Safety Zone >> 1975
Motörhead ------ Bomber >> 1979
Hawkwind ------ Levitation >> 1980
Starr, Ringo ------ Stop And Smell The Roses >> 1981
Prince ------ 1999 >> 1982
Harrison, George ------ Gone Troppo >> 1982
Dylan, Bob ------ Infidels >> 1983
Celtic Frost ------ To Mega Therion >> 1985
XTC ------ Skylarking >> 1986
Robertson, Robbie ------ Robbie Robertson >> 1987
Young, Neil ------ Harvest Moon >> 1992
AC/DC ------ Live >> 1992
Nesmith, Michael------ Tropical Campfires >> 1992
Simon & Garfunkel ------ Old Friends >> 1997
Adams, Bryan ------ On A Day Like Today >> 1998
R.E.M. ------ Up >> 1998
Stills, Stephen ------ Live At Shepherd's Bush >> 2009
Spandau Ballet ------ Once More >> 2009

Oct 28

Kinks, The ------ Face To Face >> 1966
Young, Neil ------ Decade >> 1977
Rush ------ Hemispheres >> 1978
Young, Neil ------ Re-ac-tor >> 1981
Dylan, Bob ------ Biograph >> 1985
Oingo Boingo ------ Dead Man's Party >> 1985
Iron Maiden ------ Somewhere In Time >> 1996
Harry, Deborah ------ Def, Dumb & Blonde >> 1989
Marx, Richard ------ Rush Street >> 1991
Genesis ------ We Can't Dance >> 1991
Dylan, Bob ------ World Gone Wrong >> 1993
McDonald, Michael ------ Blue Obsession >> 1997
Kiss ------ Carnival Of Souls: The Final Sessions >> 1997
Asia ------ Live in Koln >> 1997
Moody Blues, The ------ December >> 2003
Cure, The ------ 4:13 Dream >> 2008

Oct 29

Beach Boys, The ------ Surfin' Safari >> 1962
Byrds, The ------ Ballad Of Easy Rider >> 1969
Mason, Dave ------ It's Like You Never Left >> 1973
Bowie, David ------ David Live >> 1974
Zappa, Frank ------ Zoot Allures >> 1976
ABBA ------ Greatest Hits Vol. 2 >> 1979
Young, Neil ------ Hawks & Doves >> 1980
Benatar, Pat ------ Get Nervous >> 1982
Adams, Bryan ------ Reckless >> 1984
Frankie Goes To Hollywood ------ Welcome To The Pleasuredome >> 1984
Rush ------ Power Windows >> 1985
Jackson, Freddie ------ Do Me Again >> 1990
McCartney, Paul ------ Tripping The Live Fantastic >> 1990
McCartney, Paul ------ Choba b CCCP [US] >> 1991
New York Rock And Soul Revue, The ------ Live At The Beacon >> 1991
Wilco ------ Being There >> 1996
Earth, Wind & Fire ------ Greatest Hits Live >> 1996
Yes ------ Keys To The Ascension >> 1996
Nirvana ------ Nirvana >> 2002

Oct 30

John, Elton ------ Tumbleweed Connection >> 1970
Who, The ------ Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy >> 1971
Pink Floyd ------ Meddle >> 1971
Wonder, Stevie ------ Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants >> 1979
Spandau Ballet ------ Journeys To Glory >> 1981
Anthrax ------ Spreading The Disease >> 1985
Satriani, Joe ------ Flying In A Blue Dream >> 1989
Wet Wet Wet ------ Holding Back The River >> 1989
Buffett, Jimmy ------ Feeding Frenzy >> 1990
Roxy Music ------ Heart Still Beating >> 1990
Jackson, Michael ------ Invincible >> 2001
Eagles ------ Long Road Out Of Eden >> 2007

Oct 31

Dylan, Bob ------ Carnegie Hall >> 1964
Jethro Tull ------ Living In The Past >> 1972
Summer, Donna ------ Once Upon A Time... >> 1977
Robinson, Smokey ------ Smokin' >> 1978
Schulze, Klaus ------ Dig It >> 1980
Cocteau Twins ------ Head Over Heals >> 1983
McCartney, Paul ------ Pipes Of Peace >> 1983
Roxette ------ Pearls Of Passion >> 1986
McCartney, Paul ------ Choba b CCCP [Russia] >> 1988
Soundgarden ------ Ultramega OK >> 1988
Grateful Dead ------ Built To Last >> 1989
Joel, Billy ------ Storm Front >> 1989
Mayfield, Curtis ------ Live At The Bitter End >> 1995
Foreigner ------ Mr. Moonlight >> 1995
U2 ------ All That You Can't Leave Behind >> 2000
Who, The ------ Endless Wire >> 2006

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

 

This Week's Birthdays (October 24 - 30)

Happy Birthday this week to:

Oct 24
1911 ● Sonny Terry (Saunders Terrell) → Blues and folk harmonica player, session man for Guthrie, Seeger and others, Broadway actor
1930 ● The Big Bopper (Jiles Perry "J.P." Richardson, Jr.) → Early rock 'n roll star, "Chantily Lace" (#6, 1958), died with in plane crash with Buddy Holly
1936 ● Bill Wyman (William George Perks) → Rolling Stones, Willie And The Poor Boys, Rhythm Kings, solo
1937 ● Santo Farina → Santo & Johnny, pop-rock guitar instrumental "Sleepwalk" (#1, 1959)
1944 ● Bettye Swann (Betty Jean Champion) → R&B/Southern soul vocals, "Make Me Yours" (R&B #1, 1967)
1944 ● Ted Templeman → Folk-sunshine-pop Harper's Bizarre, "Feelin' Groovy" (#13, 1967), then record producer for Doobie Brothers, Van Halen and others
1946 ● Jerry Edmonton (Gerald McCrohan) → Canadian-American hard rock, proto-metal Steppenwolf, "Born To Be Wild" (#2, 1968)
1946 ● Robby Van Leeuwen → Dutch pop-rock one hitter Shocking Blue, "Venus" (#1, 1970)
1947 ● Robert Edgar Broughton → Brit blues then prog-rock Edgar Broughton Band, "Apache Dropout" (UK #33, 1970)
1948 ● Barry Ryan → Singer with twin brother, Paul & Barry Ryan, "Don't Bring Me Your Heartaches" (1965), solo
1948 ● Dale "Buffin" Griffin → Hard rock, proto-punk Mott The Hoople, "All The Young Dudes" (#37, 1972), producer
1948 ● Paul Ryan → Singer with twin brother, Paul & Barry Ryan, "Don't Bring Me Your Heartaches" (1965), songwriter and producer
1962 ● Debbie Googe → Art-prog-rock, "shoe-gazing" pioneers My Bloody Valentine, "Only Shallow" (Modern Rock #27, 1992)
1979 ● Ben Gillies → Aussie alt-grunge-rock Silverchair, "Tomorrow" (Modern Rock #1, 1994)
1980 ● Monica (Arnold) → R&B/urban contemporary vocals, "Before You Walk Out Of My Life" (R&B #1, 1995)
1983 ● Adrienne Bailon → R&B/dance-teen-pop 3LW (aka 3 Little Women), "No More (Baby I'ma Do Right)" (#23, 2001)
1986 ● Drake (Aubrey Drake Graham) → Canadian R&B/hip-hop vocalist, "Best I Ever Had" (R&B #1, 2009)

Oct 25
1941 ● Helen Reddy → Aussie pop singer and actress, "I Am Woman" (#1, 1971)
1944 ● Jon Anderson (John Ray) → Archetypal, pioneer progressive rock band Yes, "Roundabout" (#13, 1971), solo
1944 ● Taffy Nivert Danoff → Light pop-rock Starland Vocal Band, "Afternoon Delight" (#1, 1976)
1946 ● John Hall → Brit reggae-pop The Equals, "Baby Come Back" (#32, 1968)
1948 ● Glenn Tipton → Influential "New Wave" heavy metal band Judas Priest, "Breaking The Law" (1980)
1950 ● Chris Norman → Pop-rock Smokie, "Living Next Door To Alice" (#25, 1977)
1951 ● Richard Lloyd → Early and influential punk-rock Television, "Marquee Moon" (1977)
1956 ● Matthias Jabs → German hard rock/metal Scorpions, "Rock You Like A Hurricane" (#25, 1984)
1957 ● Robbie McIntoshPretenders, Wings, sessions, solo
1960 ● Christina Amphlett → Aussie power pop Divinyls, "I Touch Myself" (#4, 1991)
1961 ● Pat Sharp (Patrick Sharpin) → Radio DJ (BBC Radio 1, Capital FM, Radio Mercury), TV host
1962 ● Chad Smith → Funk-rock Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Californication" (Modern Rock #1, 2000)
1963 ● John Leven → Swedish hard rock/glam-metal Europe, "The Final Countdown" (#8, 1986)
1965 ● Nick Thorpe → Brit teen-pop blue-eyed soul Curiosity Killed The Cat, "Down To Earth" (UK #3, 1986)
1968 ● Speech (Todd Thomas) → Progressive rap, funk-soul-blues-hip-hop Arrested Development, "Mr. Wendal" (#6, 1992)
1970 ● Lloyd Edward "Ed" Robertson → Canadian alt-rock Barenaked Ladies, "One Week" (#1, 1998)
1981 ● Jerome Isaac "Romeo" then "Young Rome" Jones → Rapper, singer, actor, Immature/Imx, "Never Lie" (#5, 1994)
1984 ● Katy Perry (Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson) → Contemporary dance-club/pop-rock, "I Kissed A Girl" (#1, 2008)
1985 ● Ciara Princess Harris → R&B/pop-soul vocals, "Goodies" (#1, 2004)

Oct 26
1911 ● Mahalia Jackson → Influential Gospel and blues great
1929 ● Neal Matthews → Country-pop backing vocal group The Jordanaires (Presley, Tom Jones, Merle Haggard, others)
1944 ● Michael Piano → Light folk sunshine-pop The Sandpipers, "Come Saturday Morning" (#17, 1970)
1946 ● Keith Hopwood → British Invasion pop-rock Herman's Hermits, "Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter" (#1. 1965)
1951 ● Maggie Roche → Singer/songwriter, female folk-pop vocal trio The Roches, backed Paul Simon
1951 ● William "Bootsy" Collins → R&B/funk bassist, James Brown band, Parliament, Funkadelic, Bootsy's Rubber Band
1952 ● David Was (David Weiss) → Dance-pop Was (Not Was), "Walk The Dinosaur" (#7, 1989)
1953 ● Keith Strickland → New wave alt-dance-rock The B-52s, "Love Shack" (#3, 1989)
1962 ● Steve Wren → New Wave synth-pop-soul Then Jerico, "The Motive" (UK #18, 1987)
1963 ● Natalie Merchant → Folk-rock singer/songwriter for 10,000 Maniacs, "These Are Days" (Alt-Rock #1, 1992)
1967 ● Keith Urban → Aussie country-pop guitarist/songwriter, "But For The Grace Of God" (#37, 2001)
1978 ● Mark Barry → Teen pop-rock BBMak, "Back Here" (#8, 2000)

Oct 27
1942 ● Melvin Lee Greenwood → Country-pop singer/songwriter, "God Bless The USA" (#16, 2001)
1948 ● Byron Allred → Blues-rock then pop-rock Steve Miller Band, "The Joker" (#1, 1973)
1949 ● Gary TallentE Street Band bassist, producer, sessions, record company
1951 ● Kenneth "K.K." Downing, Jr. → Influential "New Wave" heavy metal band Judas Priest, "Breaking The Law" (1980)
1953 ● Peter Dodd → New Wave synth-pop Thompson Twins, "Hold Me Now" (#3, 1983)
1956 ● Hazell Dean Poole → Brit dance-pop singer, "Searchin' (I Gotta Find A Man)" (Dance #8, 1983)
1958 ● Simon LeBon → New Wave pop-rock Duran Duran, "Hungry Like The Wolf" (#3, 1982)
1967 ● Scott Weiland → Alt hard rock Stone Temple Pilots, "Interstate Love Song" (#18, 1994)
1984 ● Kelly Osbourne → Singer, actress, fashion designer, socialite, daughter of Ozzy

Oct 28
1927 ● Cleo Laine (Clementine Dinah Campbell) → Jazz-pop vocals, Johnny Dankworth Big Band, solo, duets with Ray Charles
1936 ● Charlie Daniels → Country-rock legend, bandleader, guitar/fiddle, "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" (#3, 1979)
1937 ● Graham Bond → Early and important Brit blues-rock saxman, Blues Incorporated, Graham Bond Organization
1941 ● Curtis Lee → Early pop-rock 'n roller, "Pretty Little Angel Eyes" (#7, 1961)
1941 ● Hank Marvin (Brian Robson Rankin) → Instrumental pop-rock The Shadows, "Apache" (Worldwide #1, 1960)
1942 ● Raymond Steinberg → Blue-eyed soul/doo wop the Reflections, "(Just Like) Romeo And Juliet" (1964)
1945 ● Wayne Fontana (Glyn Geoffrey Ellis) → Frontman for British Invasion pop-rock band The Mindbenders, then solo, "Pamela Pamela" (UK #11, 1967)
1947 ● George Glover → Brit blues-rock Climax Blues Band, "Couldn't Get It Right" (#3, 1977)
1948 ● Telma Louise Hopkins → TV actress, former light-pop vocals Tony Orlando & Dawn, "Knock Three Times" (#1, 1971)
1957 ● Stephen Morris → Post-punk Joy Division, then New Wave synth-dance-pop New Order, "Blue Monday" (Dance #5, 1983)
1958 ● William Reid → Scottish alt-pop-rock Jesus And Mary Chain, "Sometimes Always" (Modern Rock #4, 1994)
1959 ● Neville Henry → New Wave pop-rock Blow Monkeys, "Digging Your Scene" (#14, 1986)
1961 ● Steven Randall "Randy" Jackson → R&B/pop-soul The Jackson 5, "I Want You Back" (#1, 1970)
1965 ● Peter Timmins → Canadian alt-art-country-blues-rock Cowboy Junkies, "Sweet Jane" (Modern Rock #5, 1989)
1970 ● Douglas "SA" Vincent Martinez → Alt-rock reggae-rap-metal 311, "All Mixed Up" (Modern Rock #4, 1996)
1970 ● Toby Smith → Brit acid jazz-funk-pop Jamiroquai, "Canned Heat" (Dance #1, 1999)

Oct 29
1944 ● Denny Laine (Brian F. A. Hines) → The Moody Blues, Wings, solo
1945 ● Melba Moore (Beatrice Melba Smith) → Actress, R&B/soul-disco singer, "Love's Comin' At Ya" (Dance #2, 1982)
1946 ● Peter Green (Greenbaum) → Blues-rock guitarist, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers (replaced Clapton), founded Fleetwood Mac
1948 ● Ricky Lee "Ricochet" Reynolds → Southern raunch-rock Black Oak Arkansas, "Jim Dandy To The Rescue" (Top 30, 1973)
1951 ● David Paton → Soft pop-rock Pilot, "Magic" (#1, 1974)
1954 ● Stephen Luscombe → New Wave synth-pop Blancmange, "Don't Tell Me" (UK #8, 1984)
1955 ● Kevin Dubrow → Heavy metal/pop-metal Quiet Riot, "Bang Your Head (Metal Health)" (#31, 1983)
1955 ● Roger O'Donnell → Post-punk art-glam-goth rock The Cure, "Friday I'm In Love" (Modern Rock #1, 1992)
1962 ● Einar Orn Benediktsson → Icelandic alt pop-rock The Sugarcubes, "Hit" (ModRock #1, 1991)

Oct 30
1939 ● Eddie HollandMotown hit songwriter (Holland-Dozier-Holland), producer
1939 ● Grace Slick (Grace Barnett Wing) → Singer/songwriter, lead vocals for Great Society, Jefferson Airplane, Starship
1939 ● Otis Williams → R&B giants The Temptations, "My Girl" (#1, 1965)
1945 ● Henry Winkler → TV actor, director, producer, "The Fonz"
1946 ● Chris Slade → Drummer for Manfred Mann, Gary Moore, The Firm, AC/DC
1947 ● Timothy B. Schmit → Folk then country-rock bassist, Poco, Eagles, sessions, solo
1949 ● David Green → Aussie light pop-rock Air Supply, "The One That You Love" (#1, 1981)
1960 ● Byron Burke → R&B/house urban-dance Ten City, "Right Back To You" (Dance #1, 1989)
1960 ● Joey Belladonna (Joseph Belladini) → Speed/thrash metal Anthrax, "Only" (Mainstream #26, 1993)
1962 ● Geoff Beauchamp → Brit pop-rock Eighth Wonder, "Will You Remember?" (1987)
1963 ● Jerry DeBorg → Techno-electronic pop-dance Jesus Jones, "Right Here, Right Now" (#2, 1991)
1965 ● Gavin Rossdale → Alt-rock Bush, "Glycerine" (Mainstream #4, 1995), Institute, solo, married to Gwen Stefani
1969 ● Snow (Darrin O'Brien) → Canadian reggae-rapper, "The Informer" (#1, 1993)
1970 ● Tommy Walter → Bassist for Eels, then founded alt-rock Abandoned Pools, "Mercy Kiss" (2001)

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Monday, October 18, 2010

 

Albums Released This Week (October 18 - 24)

Here's a sampling of the great albums of 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop - the best music ever made! - which were released this week:







Oct 18









Cactus ------ Restrictions >> 1971
Rolling Stones, The ------ It's Only Rock 'N' Roll >> 1974
Jacksons, The ------ Goin' Places >> 1977
Hawkwind ------ Sonic Attack >> 1981
Hall & Oates ------ Rock 'N Soul Part !: Greatest Hits >> 1983
Carpenters, The ------ Voice Of The Heart >> 1983
Zappa, Frank ------ Them Or Us >> 1984
Cult, The ------ Love >> 1985
Duran Duran ------ Big Thing >> 1988
Sonic Youth ------ Daydream Nation >> 1988
Martika ------ Martika >> 1988
Simon, Paul ------ Negotiations And Love Songs 1971 - 1986 >> 1988
Smithereens, The ------ 11 >> 1989
Bangles, The ------ Everything >> 1989
Adams, Bryan ------ Anthology >> 2005
Depeche Mode ------ Playing The Angel >> 2005
Wonder, Stevie ------ Time To Love, A >> 2005







Oct 19









Presley, Elvis ------ Real Elvis, The >> 1956
Beach Boys, The ------ Concert >> 1964
Simon & Garfunkel ------ Wednesday Morning, 3 AM >> 1964
James Gang, The ------ Straight Shooter >> 1972
Wailers, The ------ Burnin' >> 1973
America ------ Hat Trick >> 1973
Bowie, David ------ Pin Ups >> 1973
Who, The ------ Quadrophenia >> 1973
Styx ------ Cornerstone >> 1979
Petty, Tom & The Heartbreakers ------ Damn The Torpedoes >> 1979
Prince ------ Prince >> 1979
Fleetwood Mac ------ Tusk >> 1979
INXS ------ Underneath The Colours >> 1981
Fates Warning ------ Sprectre Within, The >> 1985
INXS ------ Kick >> 1987
Roxette ------ Look Sharp! >> 1988
Cure, The ------ Mixed Up >> 1990
Traveling Wilburys, The ------ Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 3 >> 1990
Rush ------ Counterparts >> 1993
Young, Jesse Colin ------ Makin' It Real >> 1993
Korner, Alexis ------ Mellow Yellow >> 1993
Santana ------ Sacred Fire: Live From South America >> 1993
Pearl Jam ------ Vs. >> 1993
Three Dog Night ------ 35th Anniversary Hits Collection >> 2004
Jimmy Eat World ------ Futures >> 2004
Reed, Lou, John Cale & Nico ------ Le Bataclan '72 >> 2004
Cetera, Peter ------ You Just Gotta Love Christmas >> 2004







Oct 20









Presley, Elvis ------ Roustabout >> 1964
Lennon, John & Yoko Ono ------ Wedding Album >> 1969
Frampton, Peter ------ Frampton's Camel >> 1973
Frampton, Peter ------ Somethin's Happening >> 1974
Thomas, B.J. ------ Reunion >> 1975
U2 ------ Boy >> 1980
Summer, Donna ------ Wanderer, The >> 1980
Human League, The ------ Dare! >> 1981
Quarterflash ------ Quarterflash >> 1981
Frankie Goes To Hollywood ------ Liverpool >> 1986
Nine Inch Nails ------ Pretty Hate Machine >> 1989
Madonna ------ Erotica >> 1992
Richards, Keith ------ Main Offender >> 1992
Aerosmith ------ Little South Of Sanity, A >> 1998
Black Sabbath ------ Reunion >> 1998
AC/DC ------ Black Ice >> 2008







Oct 21









Beach Boys, The ------ Little Deuce Coupe >> 1963
Manfred Mann ------ As Is >> 1966
Dylan, Bob ------ New Morning >> 1970
Oldfield, Mike ------ Ommadawn >> 1975
Meat Loaf ------ Bat Out Of Hell >> 1977
Beatles, The ------ Love Songs >> 1977
Genesis ------ Seconds Out >> 1977
Young, Neil ------ Comes A Time >> 1978
Bobby And The Midnites ------ Bobby & The Midnights >> 1981
Simple Minds ------ Once Upon A Time >> 1985
Jethro Tull ------ Original Masters >> 1985
Yankovic, "Weird Al" ------ Polka Party! >> 1986
Winwood, Steve ------ Chronicles >> 1987
Grand Funk Railroad ------ Bosnia >> 1997
Allman Brothers Band, The ------ Live At The Atlanta International Festival: July 3 & 5, 1970 >> 2003







Oct 22









Donovan ------ Fairytale >> 1965
Led Zeppelin ------ Led Zeppelin II >> 1969
Kiss ------ Hotter Than Hell >> 1974
John, Elton ------ Blue Moves >> 1976
Cure, The ------ Concert: The Cure Live >> 1984
McCartney, Paul ------ Give My Regards To Broad Street >> 1984
Williams, Mason & Mannheim Steamroller ------ Classical Gas >> 1987
Osbourne, Ozzy ------ No Rest For The Wicked >> 1988
Pet Shop Boys ------ Behavior >> 1990
Sweet, Matthew ------ Girlfriend >> 1991
McLachlan, Sarah ------ Fumbling Towards Ecstasy >> 1993
Santana ------ Shaman >> 2002
Davies, Ray ------ Working Man's Café >> 2007







Oct 23









Zappa, Frank ------ Chunga's Revenge >> 1970
Genesis ------ Trespass >> 1970
Green, Al ------ I'm Still in Love With You >> 1972
Chapin, Harry ------ On The Road To Kingdom Come >> 1976
Costello, Elvis ------ Almost Blue >> 1981
Wham! ------ Make It Big >> 1984
Iggy Pop ------ Blah Blah Blah >> 1986
D'Arby, Terence Trent ------ Neither Fish Nor Flesh (A Soundtrack Of Love, Faith, Hope & Destruction) >> 1989
Deep Purple ------ Slaves And Masters >> 1990
Osbourne, Ozzy ------ Ozzmosis >> 1995
Young, Neil ------ Chrome Dreams II >> 2007
Heart ------ Dreamboat Annie Live >> 2007
Plant, Robert & Alison Krauss ------ Raising Sand >> 2007







Oct 24









Grateful Dead ------ Grateful Dead (Live Skull & Roses) >> 1971
Lennon, John ------ Shaved Fish >> 1975
Roxy Music ------ Siren >> 1975
Cheap Trick ------ All Shook Up >> 1980
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark ------ Organisation >> 1980
Idol, Billy ------ Don't Stop >> 1981
Stryper ------ To Hell With The Devil >> 1986
Dead Can Dance ------ Serpent's Egg, The >> 1988
Pretenders, The ------ Isle Of View, The >> 1995
Seger, Bob & The Silver Bullet Band ------ It's A Mystery >> 1995
Smashing Pumpkins, The ------ Melon Collie And The Infinite Sadness >> 1995
Linkin Park ------ Hybrid Theory >> 2000

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