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This is one interesting man… Jeff “Skunk” Baxter is celebrating his 69th birthday today. In brief. He played in Ultimate Spinach, Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers and played on countless albums by others and is now a missile defense consultant and government contractor. While working at Manny’s Music Shop in Manhattan in 1966, Baxter met […]

If Gregg Allman was still with us, he would have been celebrating his 70th birthday today. He and his brother Duane Allman’s first band, The Allman Joys went to California in the 60’s where they changed the bands name to Hour Glass. They recorded 2 albums but didn’t have any real commercial success. All roads […]

The Reverend Richard Wayne Penniman is celebrating his 84th birthday today. He is very possibly the most influential person in the history and evolution of Rock and Roll. You will know him better by his stage name of Little Richard. We could go on for days about him, but here is just a little to […]

Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Gary Rossington is celebrating his 66th birthday today. Besides being a founding member of Skynyrd, he is also a founding member of The Rossington-Collins Band along with former Lynyrd Skynyrd bandmate, Allen Collins. On Labor Day weekend in 1976, Rossington and fellow Skynyrd guitarist Allen Collins were both involved in separate auto accidents […]

A founding member of and the bassist for Def Leppard, Rick Savage is celebrating his 57th birthday today. He is called “Sav” to avoid confusion between him and the other Rick in the band, drummer Rick Allen. He and lead vocalist, Joe Elliott, are the only remaining original members of the band. The two of […]

The Doors’ drummer, John Densmore is celebrating his 73rd birthday today. John grew up playing piano and later took up drums/percussion for the marching band at his school. He joined The Doors in 1965 and remained a member until the band’s dissolution in 1973. Densmore met keyboardist Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger at a […]

Skydog would have been celebrating his 70th birthday today. For those few who are not familiar with the name ‘Skydog’, we are talking about the legendary Duane Allman. Duane is one of those artists / people we could go on for days about. He lived for his music and we are all better off because […]

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett is celebrating his 55th birthday today. In 2003, Hammett was ranked 11th on Rolling Stone’s list of The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. In 2009, Hammett was ranked number 15 in Joel McIver’s book The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists. Hammett has a well-known passion for horror movies; that stretches back to […]

Gordon Lightfoot is celebrating his 79th birthday today. Gordon achieved international success in folk, folk-rock, and country music, and has been credited for helping define the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and 1970s. He has been referred to as Canada’s greatest songwriter and internationally as a folk-rock legend. Lightfoot’s songs, including “For Lovin’ Me”, “Early […]

Abbey Road Studio is celebrating it’s birthday today, Nov. 12th. But it wasn’t always called that. Originally a nine-bedroom Georgian townhouse built in the 1830s on the footpath leading to Kilburn Abbey, the building was later converted to apartments where the most flamboyant resident was Maundy Gregory. The premises were acquired by the Gramophone Company […]

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