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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 […]

Cheap Trick founding member and wacky guitarist Rick Nielsen is celebrating two cool things this week. 1. His 48th wedding anniversary was yesterday on the 21st and today, the 22nd is his 69th birthday. And, he is still a snappy dresser! How many times have you seen Rick and Trick perform? Happy Birthday / Anniversary […]

Frank Zappa would have been celebrating his 77th birthday today. Frank was unusual. Frank was strange. Frank’s music inspired a generation and he is still gaining fan to this day. Frank lost his battle with cancer on Dec. 4, 1993. Is there one thing in particular that Frank did that is your personal favorite? Happy […]

Alan Parsons is celebrating his 69th birthday today. In October 1967, at the age of 18, Parsons went to work as an assistant engineer at Abbey Road Studios, where he earned his first credit on The Beatles LP “Abbey Road”. He became a regular at Abbey Road Studios, engineering such projects as Paul McCartney’s “Wild […]

Paul Rodgers is celebrating his 68th birthday today. Paul has had success as the lead singer of the bands ‘Free’, ‘Bad Company’, ‘The Law’ and ‘The Firm’ to name a few, he has had a very impressive solo career and he has toured with ‘Queen with Paul Rodgers.” Many of his fans call him “The […]


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