Sunday, January 09, 2011

Another Birthday, Rock and Roll for January 9


I celebrate another birthday today. As a "baby boomer" I relate to it in rock-n-roll terms:
Born on this day, 1941, Joan Baez, folk rock singer/songwriter, (1971 No.3 single 'The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down').

1943, Kenneth Kelley, vocals, The Manhattans, (1976 No.1 single 'Kiss And Say Goodbye').

1943, Dick Yount, guitar, vocals, Harper's Bizarre, (1967 No. 13 single 'The 59th Street Bridge Song, Feelin' Groovy').

1944, Jimmy Page, guitarist and producer, member of the Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin who had the 1969 US No.4 single 'Whole Lotta Love'. The bands fourth album released in 1971 featuring the rock classic 'Stairway To Heaven' has sold over 37 million copies. Formed The Honeydrippers, (with Robert Plant, Jeff Beck & Nile Rodgers) who had the 1984 US No.3 single 'Sea Of Love'. As a session guitarist in the 60's Page played on 'Here Comes The Night' by Them, 'Shout' by Lulu and The Who’s 'I Can’t Explain'.

1948, Tim Hart, guitar, vocals, Steeleye Span, UK folk group, (1975 UK No.5 single 'All Around My Hat'). Died on 24th Dec 2009.

1950, David Johansen, vocals, The New York Dolls, (1973 album 'New York Dolls'; single 'Looking for a Kiss'.) Now a solo artist and actor. Played Buster Poindexter in Saturday Night Live House band. (Single 'Hot Hot Hot').

1951, Crystal Gayle, singer, songwriter, (1977 US No.2 'Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue').

1963, Eric Erlandson, guitar, Hole, (1995 UK No.16 single 'Doll Parts').

1964, Phil Hartnoll, electronic dance, Orbital, (1996 UK No.11 single 'The Box').

1965, Haddaway, singer, (1993 UK No.2 'What Is Love').

1967, Dave Matthews, guitar, vocals, Dave Matthews Band. (1998 US No.1 album 'Before These Crowded Streets', 2001 US No.1 album 'Everyday'; single 'Crash Into Me').

1967, Steve Harwell, vocals, Smash Mouth, (1997 UK No.19 single 'Walkin' On The Sun').

1978, A.J. McLean, vocals, Backstreet Boys, (1997 US No.2 single 'Quit Playing Games With My Heart', 1999 UK No.1 single 'I Want It That Way').

Joan Baez (born 1/9/41) singing "Forever Young", a Bob Dylan song. The song was released on Dylan's 1974 record 'Planet Waves'. He wrote it after becoming a father and is based on a Jewish blessing.
“May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.”


Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=favgoOn-U1I

2 comments:

Mark said...

Happy Birthday! Birthday posts are my favorite. So where are you on that list? 1973, 1981?
Happy Birthday!!!
Your Friend, m.

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