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The Bangles’ Susanna Hoffs is celebrating her birthday today. Susanna started out wanting to be an dancer, but when she was a student at the University of California, Berkeley, she attended the final Sex Pistols show at Winterland and a Patti Smith concert. Exposure to punk rock changed her career goal from dancer to musician […]

Dave Grohll of Nirvana, Foo Fighters and many other bands is celebrating his 49th birthday today. Beside his music, Dave is also a film maker. If you haven’t seen his movie “Sound City”, you are missing a great film about a legendary recording studio. But one of the things we like most about him, is […]

The legendary guitarist Jimmy Page is celebrating his 74th birthday today. We could go on for days about his work with Led Zeppelin, The Yardbirds and so many others. But we’ll just give you a quick fact about him: The first #1 song he ever played on was “Downtown” by Petula Clark. Everyone is always […]

David Johansen is celebrating his 68th birthday today. He is best known as a member of the seminal protopunk band The New York Dolls. He is also known for his work under the pseudonym Buster Poindexter. Did you ever get into the music of The New York Dolls? Happy Birthday David / Buster!! Read It […]

Kenny Loggins is celebrating his 70th birthday today. Early in Kenny’s songwriting career, he wrote songs for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. When he got his record deal, they assigned producer Jim Messina to work with him. Needless to say, it worked out very well when they became Loggins & Messina. Kenny has had a […]

Patti Smith is celebrating her 71st birthday today. Patti is a singer-songwriter, poet and visual artist who became a highly influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album “Horses.” She has been called the “punk poet laureate”, as she fused rock and poetry in her work. Her best […]

Marianne Faithfull is celebrating her 71st birthday today. Marianne first came to fame with her version of “As Tears Go By” which was co-written by her then boyfriend Mick Jagger. From 1966 to 1970, she had a highly publicised romantic relationship with him. She co-wrote “Sister Morphine”, which is featured on the Rolling Stones’ Sticky […]

Edgar Winter is celebrating his 71st birthday today. We could go on and on about him but all we have to say is he’s Edgar Winter. What is the first song of his that comes to mind when you hear his name? Happy Birthday Edgar!!!! And he and his brother are not in the Rock […]

Scotty Moore would have been celebrating his 86th birthday today. At first you may not recognize the name. In 1954 he played guitar for Elvis Presley on what would become the first legendary Presley hit, the Sun Studios session cut of “That’s All Right (Mama)”, a recording regarded as a seminal event in rock and […]

Metalica’s drummer and founding member Lars Ulrich is celebrating his 54th birthday today. Lars was born in Gentofte, Denmark. A tennis player in his youth (he is the son of former tennis pro Torben Ulrich), Ulrich was originally a drummer in San Francisco. He then moved to Los Angeles at age sixteen in the summer […]


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