Sunday, October 10, 2010

 

This Week's Birthdays (October 10 - 16)

Happy Birthday this week to:

Oct 10
1914 ● Ivory Joe Hunter → The "Baron of Boogie", blues pianist/singer, "Since I Met You, Baby" (#12, 1956)
1917 ● Thelonius Monk → Jazz giant, pianist and composer, "Round Midnight" (1944)
1943 ● Denis D'Ell (Dalziel) → British Invasion pop-rock The Honeycombs, "Have I The Right" (#5, 1964)
1945 ● Alan Cartwright → Procol Harum, "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" (#5, 1967)
1945 ● Jerry LacroixBlood Sweat & Tears, "Spinning Wheel" (#2, 1969), sessions
1946 ● John Prine → Folk-rock singer/songwriter, "Sweet Revenge" (1973)
1946 ● Keith Reid → Procol Harum, "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" (#5, 1967)
1951 ● Keith Grimes → Guitarist, Eva Cassidy band
1952 ● Sharon Osbourne → Wife of Ozzy, TV actress, producer, manager
1953 ● Midge Ure → Slik, Rich Kids, Ultravox
1955 ● David Lee RothVan Halen, "Jump" (#1, 1984), solo
1958 ● Tanya Tucker → Country singer, "Lizzie And The Rainman" (Pop #37, 1975)
1959 ● Kristy MacColl → "There's A Guy Works Down In The Chip Shop (Swears He's Elvis)" (UK #14, 1981)
1960 ● Eric Martin → Mr. Big "To Be With You" (#1, 1992)
1961 ● Martin Kemp → New Romantic pop-rock Spandau Ballet, "True" (#4, 1983)
1963 ● Jim Glennie → Brit folk-rock James, "Sit Down" (Alt Rock #9, 1991)
1963 ● Jonny Male → Techno-pop Republica, "Drop Dead Gorgeous" (Modern Rock #39, 1997)
1964 ● Graham Crabb → Dance-rock Pop Will Eat Itself, "X, Y & Zee" (Modern Rock #11, 1991)
1967 ● Mike Malinin → Alt-rock Goo Goo Dolls, "Iris" (#1, 1998)
1972 ● Vinnie Tattanelli → Power-pop Nine Days, "Absolutely (Story Of A Girl)" (#6, 2000)
1973 ● Scott Morriss → Indie rock The Bluetones, "Slight Return" (UK #2, 1996)
1976 ● Richard Oakes → Britpop indie rock Suede, "Trash" (UK #3, 1996)
1979 ● Mya (Marie Harrison) → R&B/Smooth soul singer, "Case Of The Ex" (#2, 2000)

Oct 11
1946 ● Gary Mallaber → Steve Miller Band, "The Joker" (#1, 1974)
1949 ● Daryl Hall (Hohl) → Hall & Oates, "Maneater" (#1, 1982)
1950 ● Andrew Woolfolk → R&B/soul-dance-pop Earth, Wind & Fire, "Shining Star" (#1, 1975)
1957 ● Blair Cunningham → Pop-rock Haircut 100, "Love Plus One" (#37, 1982)
1962 ● Andy McCoy (Antti Hulkko) → Finnish glam-punk-metal Hanoi Rocks, "Up Around The Bend" (1984)
1962 ● Scott Johnson → Power-pop Gin Blossoms, "Hey Jealousy" (#25, 1994)
1971 ● MC Lyte (Lana Michele Moorer) → Rap, "Cold Rock A Party" (#11, 1997)
1973 ● Brendan Brown → Post-grunge Wheatus, "Teenage Dirtbag" (Modern Rock #7, 2001)

Oct 12
1935 ● Luciano Pavarotti → Opera star
1935 ● Samuel Moore → R&B/soul Sam & Dave, "Soul Man" (#2, 1967)
1942 ● Melvin Franklin → R&B giants The Temptations, "My Girl" (#1, 1965)
1948 ● Rick Parfitt → Status Quo, "Rockin' All Over The World" (1977)
1955 ● Jane Siberry → Canadian art-pop-rock singer/songwriter
1955 ● Pat DiNizio → The Smithereens, "Only A Memory" (1988), solo
1956 ● David Letts (Dave Vanian) → Punk-rock The Damned, "Eloise" (1986)
1960 ● Bob Mould → Post-punk alt rock Hüsker Dü, "See A Little Light" (1989), solo
1966 ● Brian Kennedy → Irish singer/songwriter, Van Morrison band, solo
1969 ● Garfield Bright → R&B/Urban soul Shai, "If I Ever Fall In Love" (R&B #1, 1992)
1969 ● Martie Ervin Seidel Maguire → Country-rock Dixie Chicks, "Not Ready To Make Nice" (#4, 2006)

Oct 13
1937 ● Bruce "Cousin Brucie" Morrow (Bruce Meyerowitz) → Radio DJ (WABC-am New York)
1940 ● Chris Farlowe (John Henry Deighton) → 60s pop-rock, "Out of Time" (UK #1, 1966)
1941 ● Paul SimonSimon & Garfunkel, solo, "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover" (#1, 1975)
1944 ● Robert Lamm → Pop-rock Chicago, "Saturday n The Park" (#3, 1972)
1947 ● Sammy Hagar → Montrose, solo, Van Halen
1948 ● John Ford Coley (John Edward Colley) → Partner of "England Dan" Seals, "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight" (#2, 1976)
1948 ● Peter David Spencer → Pop-rock Smokie, "Living Next Door To Alice" (#25, 1977)
1950 ● Simon Nicol → Brit folk-rock Fairport Convention, "Si Tu Dos Partir" (1969)
1959 ● Gerry Darby → Brit jazz-pop Carmel, "Bad Day" (UK #15, 1983)
1959 ● Marie Osmond → The Osmonds, solo, "Paper Roses" (#5, 1973)
1962 ● Rob Marche → Dance-pop-rock Jo Boxers, "Boxer Beat" (UK #3, 1983)
1968 ● Carlos Marin → Italian pop-vocal quartet Il Divo, "Unbreak My Heart" (2005)
1980 ● Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas → R&B/urban singer, dancer, actress, "Foolish" (#1, 2002)

Oct 14
1927 ● Bill Justis → Pioneer instrumental rock n' roll, "Raunchy" (#2, 1957)
1930 ● Robert Parker → New Orleans R&B/blues-rock, "Barefootin'" (#7, 1966)
1940 ● Cliff Richard (Harry Rodger Webb) → The "Brit Elvis" rock n' roll then pop-gospel, "Move It" (1st Brit rock n' roll hit, 1958)
1942 ● Billy Harrison → Early garage and proto-punk Them, "Here Comes The Night" (1964)
1945 ● Colin "Bomber" Hodgkinson → Jazz-rock bassist, Back Door, sessions, solo
1946 ● Dan McCafferty → Scottish hard rock Nazereth, "Love Hurts" (#8, 1976)
1946 ● David Justin HaywardThe Moody Blues, "Nights In White Satin" (#2, 1967)
1948 ● Ivory Tilmon → R&B/soul vocals The Detroit Emeralds, "Feel The Need In Me" (R&B #22, 1973)
1948 ● Marcia Barrett → R&B/disco Boney M, "Rivers Of Babylon" (US #30, 1978)
1952 ● Chris Amoo → Brit Northern soul/funk The Real Thing, "You To Me Are Everything" (1976)
1958 ● Thomas Dolby (Thomas Morgan Robertson) → New Wave synth-pop, "She Blinded Me With Science" (#5, 1982)
1959 ● Anthony Jude "A.J." Pero → Heavy metal Twisted Sister, "We're Not Gonna Take It" (#21, 1983)
1965 ● Karyn White → Contemporary R&B/pop, "Superwoman" (#8, 1988)
1974 ● Natalie Maines → Country-rock Dixie Chicks, "Not Ready To Make Nice" (#4, 2006)
1975 ● Shaznay Lewis → Dance-pop-rock All Saints, "Never Ever" (UK #1, 1998)
1978 ● Usher Raymond → R&B/pop, "Nice & Slow" (#1, 1998)

Oct 15
1925 ● McHouston "Mickey" (aka "Guitar") Baker → Highly influential guitarist bridged R&B and rock n' roll, sessionman, duo Mickey & Sylvia "Love Is Strange" (#11, 1957)
1935 ● Barry McGuire → Folk-rock singer/songwriter, "Eve Of Destruction" (#1, 1965)
1938 ● Marv Johnson → Early Motown R&B/soul, "You Got What It Takes" (#10, 1959)
1942 ● Chris Andrews → Pop-rock singer/songwriter, "Yesterday Man" (UK #3, 1965)
1942 ● Don Stevenson → Folk-roots-psych rock Moby Grape, "Changes" (1967)
1946 ● Richard Carpenter → Pop-schmaltz The Carpenters, "Close To You" (#1, 1970)
1948 ● Chris De Burgh → Pop singer/songwriter, "Lady in Red" (#3, 1986)
1953 ● Toriano "Tito" Jackson → R&B/pop-soul The Jackson 5, "I Want You Back" (#1, 1970)
1962 ● David Stead → Alt pop-rock The Beautiful South, "A Little Time" (UK #1, 1990)
1962 ● Mark Reznicek → Post-grunge alt rock Toadies, "Possum Kingdom" (Modern Rock #4, 1995)
1963 ● Jay Bennett → Alt country-rock Wilco, "Outtasite (Outta Mind)" (#22, 1997)
1966 ● Douglas Vipond → Scottish indie pop-rock Deacon Blue, "Real Gone Kid" (1988)
1975 ● Ginuwine (Elgin Baylor Lumpkin) → Hip-hop soul artist, "When Doves Cry" (1997)
1984 ● Shayne Ward → Contemporary pop, "That's My Goal" (UK #1, 2005)

Oct 16
1923 ● Bert Kaempfert → Singer/songwriter, "Wonderful By Night" (#1, 1961)
1937 ● Emile Ford (Emile Sweetman) → The Checkmates, "What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For?" (UK#1 ,1959)
1938 ● Nico (Christa Päffgen) → German singer, model, vocals for Velvet Underground, "White Light, White Heat" (1968), solo
1942 ● Dave Lovelady → Merseybeat pop-rock The Fourmost, "A Little Loving" (UK #6, 1964)
1943 ● Charles Frederick "C.F." Turner → Canadian pop-rockers http://bit.ly/BAC351LP
, "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" (#1, 1974)
1947 ● Bob "Ace" WeirGrateful Dead, solo, Ratdog, The Other Ones
1953 ● Tony Carey → Richie Blackmore's Rainbow, "I Surrender" (1981), solo
1959 ● Gary Kemp → New Romantic pop-rock Spandau Ballet, "True" (#4, 1983)
1962 ● Flea (Michael Peter Balzary) → Funk-rock Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Californication" (Modern Rock #1, 2000)
1965 ● Simon Bartholomew → Acid-jazz/funk The Brand New Heavies, "Sometimes" (UK#11, 1997)
1969 ● Wendy Wilson → Pop-rock Wilson Phillips, "Hold On" (#1, 1990), daughter of Beach Boy Brian
1977 ● John Mayer → Singer/songwriter guitarist, "Daughters" (#1, 2004)

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