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Eric Burdon is celebrating his 77th birthday today. Eric first came to prominence as the front man / lead singer of The Animals, one of the first bands in the British Invasion. Eric has also had success with the band War and as a solo artist. What is the first song that he did that […]

The one and only, the good Professor Poster is celebrating 68 trips around the sun today. The Professor is one of the most knowledgeable and informed experts on all of those great Rock and Roll concert posters from years gone by. We refer to his work often for our posts and often repost his posts…. […]

The B-52’s Kate Pierson is celebrating her birthday today. Her birth name is Catherine Elizabeth “Kate” Pierson. Kate is a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, bass and various keyboard instruments. Do you have a favorite song by The B-52’s? And please keep in mind that “Love Shack” was not a love song for a basketball player! Happy […]

Tommy James, yes THE Tommy James of Tommy James and the Shondells is celebrating his 71st birthday today. Tommy has had major hits with songs like “Hanky Panky”, “Mony Mony”, “Crimson and Clover”, “I think Were Alone Now” and many others. Here’s the interesting part. Tommy is still performing concerts today and he was pronounced […]

Billy Joel is celebrating his 69th birthday today. Since releasing his first hit song, “Piano Man”, in 1973, Joel has become the sixth best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in the United States. He has had Top 40 hits in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, achieving 33 Top 40 hits in the […]

If he were still with us, Glen Campbell would have been celebrating his 82nd birthday today. Glen was a singer, guitarist, television host, and occasional actor. He was best known for a series of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, and for hosting a variety show called The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour on CBS television. […]

James Newell Osterberg is celebrating his 71st birthday today. You will know him better as Iggy Pop. He became known as “Iggy” in high school, when he served as drummer for a local blues band, The Iguanas. He is best known as the vocalist of influential protopunk band The Stooges, and has been known for […]

Joachim Fritz Krauledat is celebrating his 74th birthday today. Joachim was born in, Tilsit, East Prussia, Germany, now Sovetsk, Kaliningrad Oblast,Russia. You will know him better as the frontman / singer for Steppenwolf, John Kay. John was born with a congenital disorder called achromatopsia; complete color blindness; a defect of the cone cells in the […]

John Lennon’s little boy John Charles Julian Lennon is celebrating his 55th birthday today. Of course you know him better as Julian Lennon. He is the child of John and his first wife, Cynthia. The Beatles’ manager, Brian Epstein, was his godfather. Julian was named after his paternal grandmother, Julia Lennon. He was the direct […]

If Ravi Shankar was still with us, he would have been celebrating his 98th birthday today. Ravi’s life story is amazing but we will only write about when he became popular in western / Rock and Roll music. Shankar befriended Richard Bock, founder of World Pacific Records, on his first American tour and recorded most […]


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