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If Johnny Winter was still with us, he would be celebrating his 74th birthday today. We are all familiar with Johnny’s music. We all know that he produced three Grammy Award-winning albums by Muddy Waters— Hard Again (1977), I’m Ready (1978), and Muddy “Mississippi” Waters – Live (1979). We also all know that several of […]

Rusty Young has 70 candles on his birthday cake today. Before becoming a founding member of Poco, Rusty became the road manager for the Buffalo Springfield. The band was looking for a steel guitar player for the Richie Furay song “Kind Woman” and Young was what they needed. One thing led to another….. Buffalo Springfield […]

Andy Powell has 68 candles on his birthday cake today. Andy is best known for his work with Wishbone Ash. Growing up, Andy couldn’t afford to buy a guitar so he made his own Les Paul style copy. In 1969, Andy answered a Melody Maker classified ad in which Martin Turner and Steve Upton were […]

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi is celebrating his 70th birthday today. Tony has played with a number of bands over the years including a brief stint with Jethro Tull, but just about everyone remembers him best as a founding member of, Black Sabbath. Tony is without a doubt one of the most influential guitarists in […]

Happy Birthday to Smokey Robinson, born on 19th February 1940, singer, songwriter and producer who with The Miracles who had the 1970 UK & US No.1 single ‘The Tears Of A Clown’. As a solo artist Robinson scored the 1981 UK No.1 & US No.2 single ‘Being With You’. He became the vice President of […]

Glyn Johns has 76 candles on his birthday cake today. You may not know his name, but if you have been alive in the last 50 years, you have heard his work. Glyn is an English musician, recording engineer and record producer. He has worked with such artists as Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The […]

Happy Birthday to Rob Thomas born on 14th February 1972. American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with Matchbox Twenty who had the 2000 US No.1 single ‘Bent.’ His ‘Lonely No More’ released in 2005 became his biggest selling solo chart success. Thomas sang on the 1999 US No.1 single by Santana ‘Smooth’ and also had the […]

Happy Birthday to English singer-songwriter, record producer Peter Gabriel, born on 13th February 1950. With Genesis he had the 1974 UK No.21 single ‘I Know What I Like In Your Wardrobe’. Gabriel left Genesis in 1975 to launch his solo career and had the 1986 US No.1 & UK No.4 single ‘Sledgehammer’ from the 1986 […]

Happy Birthday to Carole King, born on 9th February 1942, US singer, songwriter who wrote many songs with Gerry Goffin including the 1962 UK No.3 & US No.22 single, ‘It Might As Well Rain Until September’. Her 1970 US No.1 album ‘Tapestry’ has sold over 15 million copies and became a Grammy award winner in […]

Happy Birthday to Alice Cooper, born on 4th February 1948, who formed the Earwigs, and then the Alice Cooper Band, who had the 1972 UK No.1 & US No.7 single ‘School’s Out’. Cooper’s live shows featured guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, deadly snakes, baby dolls, and dueling swords. Cooper is now also a radio presenter. […]


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