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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 […]

If he were still with us, the legendary Leon Russell would have been celebrating his 76th birthday today. Leon was a musician and songwriter who was involved with numerous bestselling pop music records over the course of his 60-year career. His genres included pop, rock, blues, country, bluegrass, standards, gospel and surf records. He was […]

AC/DC’s lead guitarist / songwriter Angus Young is celebrating his 63rd birthday today. Yet, he is still wearing his school boy clothes. And is still a legendary guitarist. If you were with Angus today and he said he would play you just one guitar riff from an AC/DC song, which riff would you ask for? […]

Reggy Dwight is celebrating his 71st birthday today. His birth name was Reginald Kenneth Dwight, and he is a singer, songwriter, composer, pianist, record producer, and occasional actor and has released over 30 albums. You will know him better as Sir Elton John. In his five-decade career Elton has sold more than 300 million records, […]

If Paul Kantner was still with us, he would have been celebrating his 77th birthday today. We lost Paul on Jan. 28th of 2016. Paul not only was a founding member of Jefferson Airplane, he was a founding member of the ‘San Francisco Sound’. He may be gone, but his music will live on forever. […]


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