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The Byrds’ Roger McGuinn is celebrating his 76th birthday today. His birth name was James Joseph McGuinn III. He is best known for being the lead singer and lead guitarist on many of The Byrds’ records. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his work with The Byrds. When […]

The B-52’s Kate Pierson is celebrating her birthday today. Her birth name is Catherine Elizabeth “Kate” Pierson. Kate is a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, bass and various keyboard instruments. Do you have a favorite song by The B-52’s? And please keep in mind that “Love Shack” was not a love song for a basketball player! Happy […]

Frankie Valli has 84 candles on his birthday cake today. His birth name was Francesco Stephen Castelluccio and he is best remembered as the falsetto voiced frontman of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Valli scored 29 Top 40 hits with Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, one Top 40 hit under The Four Seasons’ […]

If Ravi Shankar was still with us, he would have been celebrating his 98th birthday today. Ravi’s life story is amazing but we will only write about when he became popular in western / Rock and Roll music. Shankar befriended Richard Bock, founder of World Pacific Records, on his first American tour and recorded most […]

Reggy Dwight is celebrating his 71st birthday today. His birth name was Reginald Kenneth Dwight, and he is a singer, songwriter, composer, pianist, record producer, and occasional actor and has released over 30 albums. You will know him better as Sir Elton John. In his five-decade career Elton has sold more than 300 million records, […]

If Paul Kantner was still with us, he would have been celebrating his 77th birthday today. We lost Paul on Jan. 28th of 2016. Paul not only was a founding member of Jefferson Airplane, he was a founding member of the ‘San Francisco Sound’. He may be gone, but his music will live on forever. […]

His birth name was Vincent Damon Furnier and he got that name 70 years ago today. He is one of the pioneers of theatrical rock and he used snakes, electric chairs, guillotines and baby dolls on stage. He is a world class golfer and truly one of the nicest people you will ever meet. Of […]

His birth name was Ellas Otha Bates, but as a child he changed it to Ellas McDaniel. As he got older he got the nickname ‘The Originator’ and he played a key role in the transition from the blues to rock and roll, and rock, and influenced a host of acts, including Elvis Presley, Buddy […]

Metalica’s drummer and founding member Lars Ulrich is celebrating his 54th birthday today. Lars was born in Gentofte, Denmark. A tennis player in his youth (he is the son of former tennis pro Torben Ulrich), Ulrich was originally a drummer in San Francisco. He then moved to Los Angeles at age sixteen in the summer […]

If Gregg Allman was still with us, he would have been celebrating his 70th birthday today. He and his brother Duane Allman’s first band, The Allman Joys went to California in the 60’s where they changed the bands name to Hour Glass. They recorded 2 albums but didn’t have any real commercial success. All roads […]


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