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Happy 70th birthday to Robert Plant, born on 20th August 1948, singer with 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. Plant had the 1983 solo hit single Big Log. Plant […]

The Go Go’s Belinda Carlisle has 60 candles on her birthday cake today. Belinda started her music journey in a band called “Germs” where she played drums. Then she teamed up with a couple of other young ladies and The Go Go’s were born. Belinda has also had a number of solo hits. We understand […]

Happy birthday to David Crosby, born on 14th August 1941, American singer-songwriter and guitarist, founding member of both the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash. With CS&N he had the 1969 UK No.17 single ‘Marrakesh Express’, 1970 US No.11 single with CSN&Y ‘Woodstock’ Plus the 1970 US No.1 album ‘Deja Vu’ and the 1975 US […]

Happy birthday to Mark Knopfler, born on 12th August 1949, British songwriter, guitarist, singer with Dire Straits who had the 1985 US No.1 single ‘Money For Nothing’, the 1986 UK No.2 single ‘Walk Of Life’, and the 1985 world-wide No.1 album Brothers In Arms. Knopfler has recorded and performed with many prominent musicians, including Chet […]

Happy birthday to Bruce Dickinson, born on 7th August 1958, singer, songwriter, airline pilot, entrepreneur with English heavy metal band Iron Maiden, who had the 1982 UK No.1 album The Number Of The Beast, and the 1991 UK No.1 single ‘Bring Your Daughter …To The Slaughter’. Iron Maiden have sold over 100 million copies of […]

THE BAND’s Garth Hudson is celebrating his 81st birthday today. You all are familiar with Garth’s work, so we thought we’d mention this…. Garth was classically trained in piano, music theory, harmony and counterpoint, and first played professionally with dance bands in 1949 at the age of twelve and wrote his first song at the […]

Happy birthday to Andy Fairweather-Low, born on 2nd August 1948, Welsh singer, songwriter from Amen Corner who had the 1969 UK No.1 single ‘If Paradise Is Half As Nice’. As a solo artist he scored the 1975 UK No.6 single ‘Wide Eyed And Legless’. As a session guitarist has worked with Bob Dylan, Roger Waters, […]

Captain Trips would have been celebrating his 76th birthday today. Of course we are talking about the one and only Jerry Garcia from the Grateful Dead. We could write so much about him. But it is best just said in 4 words. “He was Jerry Garcia”. We find it hard to believe that we lost […]

Gary Lewis of Gary Lewis and the Playboys fame is celebrating his 72nd birthday today. As you all know, (we think) Gary is the son of actor / comedian Jerry Lewis. When Gary was born, his mother had planned on naming him Cary, after actor Cary Grant, but the hospital screwed it up and he […]

Legendary Blues guitarist Buddy Guy is celebrating his 82nd birthday today. Buddy is a mainstay of the Chicago blues and has influenced white blues-rock musicians such as, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. During the 1960s Guy was a member of Muddy Waters’ band and was a house guitarist at Chess Records. Guy […]


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