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Happy birthday to Bill Gibbons, born on 16th Dec 1950, American musician, singer, songwriter, producer, and actor. He was a member of Moving Sidewalks (who opened for Jimi Hendrix on his first US tour). Gibbons formed ZZ Top in late 1969 and released ZZ Top’s first album in 1971. He was ranked at number 32 […]

Happy birthday to Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter, born on 13th Dec 1948. American guitarist with psychedelic rock band Ultimate Spinach, the Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan (their first three albums, Can’t Buy a Thrill in 1972, Countdown to Ecstasy in 1973, and Pretzel Logic in 1974), and Spirit in the 1980s. Baxter has also worked with many […]

Happy birthday to Rick Buckler, born on 6 Dec 1955, drummer with The Jam who had 18 consecutive Top 40 singles in the United Kingdom, from their debut in 1977 to their break-up in December 1982, including four No.1 hits. ‘That’s Entertainment’ and ‘Just Who Is the 5 O’Clock Hero?’ remained the best-selling import singles […]

The Reverend Richard Wayne Penniman is celebrating his 84th birthday today. He is very possibly the most influential person in the history and evolution of Rock and Roll. You will know him better by his stage name of Little Richard. We could go on for days about him, but here is just a little to […]

Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Gary Rossington is celebrating his 66th birthday today. Besides being a founding member of Skynyrd, he is also a founding member of The Rossington-Collins Band along with former Lynyrd Skynyrd bandmate, Allen Collins. On Labor Day weekend in 1976, Rossington and fellow Skynyrd guitarist Allen Collins were both involved in separate auto accidents […]

Happy birthday to Ozzy Osbourne born on 3rd Dec 1948, (John Michael Osbourne), vocals, Black Sabbath, (1970 UK No.4 single ‘Paranoid’, the bands self-titled 1970 album was voted as the best British rock albums ever by Kerrang! in 2005.). Solo (1986 UK No.20 single ‘Shot In The Dark’). Star of The Osbournes MTV show. More […]

The Doors’ drummer, John Densmore is celebrating his 73rd birthday today. John grew up playing piano and later took up drums/percussion for the marching band at his school. He joined The Doors in 1965 and remained a member until the band’s dissolution in 1973. Densmore met keyboardist Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger at a […]

Blue Oyster Cult’s Eric Bloom has 73 candles on his birthday cake today. While working at a Sam Ash Music store in 1968, a local band that had a pretty good following came into the store and Eric struck up a conversation with them. The band was called Soft White Underbelly. They liked him enough […]

Happy birthday to Randy Newman, singer, songwriter, born on 28th Nov 1943. Composer of ‘Mama Told Me Not To Come’, ‘Simon Smith And The Amazing Dancing Bear’, 1977 US No.2 single ‘Short People.’ Film soundtracks including ‘Ragtime.’ Once hailed as the greatest songwriter alive by Paul McCartney. Since the 1980s, Newman has worked mostly as […]

Today is the 67th birthday of Martina Michèle “Tina” Weymouth. Tina is best known as a founding member and bassist of the New Wave group Talking Heads and its side project Tom Tom Club (co-founded with husband and Talking Heads drummer Chris Frantz). Tina and Chris have been married since 1977. Happy Birthday Tina!! Read […]


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