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Two of the members of Lynyrd Skynyrd shared the same birthday. The late Ed King and the late Steve Gaines. They were both born on Sept. 14, 1949. Before joining Skynyrd, Ed King was in the band Strawberry Alarm Clock (Incense and Peppermints). Steve got into Skynyrd when his big sister Cassie Gaines, who was […]

Ringo Starr's little boy Zak is celebrating his 53rd birthday today. For those of you who may not know, Zak Starkey has been the unofficial drummer for The Who since 1994. He has also played with Oasis. Something else you may or may not know about Zak. His Godfather was The Who's original drummer Keith […]

Happy birthday to Richard Ashcroft, born on 11th Sept 1971, singer, songwriter from English rock band The Verve, who had the 1997 album Urban Hymns, one of the best-selling albums in UK Chart history. The album features the hit singles 'Bitter Sweet Symphony', 'The Drugs Don't Work' and 'Lucky Man' and spent over 100 weeks […]

Tommy Shaw, one of the guitar players for Styx has 65 candles on his birthday cake today. Tommy was playing in a bowling alley in Alabama when he got the call to come to Chicago to audition for Styx. Although he did fly up to Chicago, he went feeling pretty sure he wouldn't fit in. […]

Roger Waters is celebrating his 75th birthday today. Roger was a founding member of Pink Floyd. Waters initially served as the group's bassist and co-lead vocalist, but following the departure of Syd Barrett in 1968, he also became their lyricist and conceptual leader. Pink Floyd achieved international success with the albums "The Dark Side of […]

Ian Donald Calvin Euclid Zappa has 49 candles on his birthday cake today. You will probably be more familiar with him as Dweezil Zappa. Dweezil's registered birth name was Ian Donald Calvin Euclid Zappa. The hospital at which he was born refused to register him under the name Dweezil, so his Dad, Frank Zappa listed […]

George Allen Miles, Jr. would have been celebrating his 71st birthday today. You will know him better as Buddy Miles. He was a founding member of The Electric Flag, a member of Jimi Hendrix's Band of Gypsys, founder and leader of The Buddy Miles Express and later, the Buddy Miles Band. In addition to Jimi […]

The Bee Gees' Barry Gibb is celebrating his 72nd birthday today. Barry is the only surviving member of the band, which were all brothers. Barry Alan Crompton Gibb is a musician, singer, songwriter and record producer who rose to worldwide fame as a founder member of the pop group Bee Gees, one of the most […]

Happy Birthday to Van Morrison, born on 31st August 1945, Northern Irish singer, songwriter and musician who with Them, had the 1965 UK No.2 single 'Here Comes The Night', solo, 1970 album 'Moondance', plus over 15 other UK Top 40 albums. He has received six Grammy Awards, the 1994 Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to […]

Led Zeppelin's frontman Robert Plant is celebrating his 70th birthday today. Plant is regarded as one of the greatest singers in the history of rock and roll and he has influenced countless other singers. In 2006, Heavy Metal magazine Hit Parader named Plant the "Greatest Metal Vocalist of All Time". In 2009, Plant was voted […]


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