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ZZ Top’s drummer, Frank Beard is celebrating his 69th birthday today. When ZZ Top started, Beard was known by the nickname “Rube” and was credited as “Rube Beard” on the first album and on Tres Hombres, the band’s third album, but is listed under his real name on Rio Grande Mud, their second album. After […]

Billy Joel is celebrating his 69th birthday today. Since releasing his first hit song, “Piano Man”, in 1973, Joel has become the sixth best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in the United States. He has had Top 40 hits in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, achieving 33 Top 40 hits in the […]

Former Journey frontman Steve Perry is celebrating his 69th birthday today. Perry at one point had a band call “Alien Project”. When Richard Michaels, the bassist for the band was killed in a car accident, Steve almost gave up on music. He returned home decided not to continue his singing career, but at the urging […]

Alan Parsons is celebrating his 69th birthday today. In October 1967, at the age of 18, Parsons went to work as an assistant engineer at Abbey Road Studios, where he earned his first credit on The Beatles LP “Abbey Road”. He became a regular at Abbey Road Studios, engineering such projects as Paul McCartney’s “Wild […]

This is one interesting man… Jeff “Skunk” Baxter is celebrating his 69th birthday today. In brief. He played in Ultimate Spinach, Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers and played on countless albums by others and is now a missile defense consultant and government contractor. While working at Manny’s Music Shop in Manhattan in 1966, Baxter met […]


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