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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 […]

11th Dec 1940, Born on this day, American singer-songwriter, musician and producer, David Gates, best known as the co-lead singer of the group Bread, who scored the 1970 US No.1 & UK No.5 single ‘Make It With You’. His song ‘Popsicles and Icicles’ hit No.3 on the US chart for The Murmaids in January 1964 […]

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 […]

5th Dec 1938, Born on this day, JJ Cale, US guitarist, singer songwriter. Songs written by Cale that have been covered by other musicians include ‘After Midnight’ by Eric Clapton, Phish and Jerry Garcia, ‘Cocaine’ by Eric Clapton, ‘Clyde’ by Waylon Jennings and Dr. Hook, and ‘Call Me the Breeze’ by Lynyrd Skynyrd, John Mayer, […]

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 […]

Dennis Gerrard Stephen Doherty, or Denny Doherty as we all knew him was born on todays date in 1940. He was most widely known as a founding member of the 1960s musical group The Mamas & The Papas. Denny passed away on Jan. 19, 2007. Denny was pretty much the lead male vocalist on all […]

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 […]

27th Nov 1942, Born on this day, Jimi Hendrix guitarist, singer, songwriter who had the 1967 UK No.6 single ‘Hey Joe’, the 1970 UK No.1 single ‘Voodoo Chile’, and the 1968 US No.1 and UK No.6 album ‘Electric Ladyland’. Hendrix who is widely considered to be the greatest guitarist in musical history made appearances at […]

Happy birthday to Björk born on 21st Nov 1965. Icelandic singer, songwriter, actress, record producer, and DJ. Björk. Was a member of The Sugarcubes whose 1987 single ‘Birthday’ was a hit on US and UK indie stations. Björk embarked on a solo career in 1993 and several of Björk’s albums have reached the top 20 […]

Happy birthday to Joe Walsh, born on 20th Nov 1947, guitarist, singer, songwriter. Member of The James Gang, he then joined The Eagles in 1976, (1977 US No.1 & UK No.8 single ‘Hotel California’, plus five US No.1 albums. ‘Greatest Hits 1971-1975’ is the second biggest selling album in the world with sales over 30m). […]


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