A founding member of and the bassist for The Grateful Dead, Phil Lesh is celebrating his 78th birthday today. When Phil met Jerry Garcia, he was a trumpet player and had never played bass before. So he agreed to be the bass player in Jerry’s new band The Warlocks. We guess it was the right […]

He was a founding member of and is the former keyboardist / singer / songwriter / producer of Styx. He is Dennis DeYoung and he is celebrating his 71st birthday today. He wrote and sang lead on six of the band’s seven top 10 Billboard Hot 100-ranked hits. The six DeYoung penned-and-performed Billboard hits, in […]

The Doors founding member and keyboardist / vocalist / song writer Ray Manzarek would have been celebrating his 79th birthday today. Ray is mainly known for his work with The Doors, but he also released solo projects, both musical and written word, worked with many other artists, directed films etc. We had the privilege to […]

A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a founding member of The Kinks, Dave Davies is celebrating his 71st birthday today. Dave was came up with the signature distorted power chord sound on The Kinks’ first hit, “You Really Got Me”. He achieved the sound by slitting the speaker cone on […]

Pink Floyd’s drummer and founding member Nick Mason is celebrating his 74th birthday today. Nick is the only constant member of the band since its formation in 1965. Despite solely writing only a few Pink Floyd songs, Mason has co-written some of Pink Floyd’s most popular compositions such as “Echoes” and “Time”. Mason is the […]

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Neil Diamond is celebrating his 77th birthday today. It was just two days ago that Neil announced that he was retiring from touring in order to take care of his health. Neil didn’t start out wanting to be a musician. His life ambition was in medicine, as explained […]

Eddie Clarke, the last surviving member of Motorhead’s classic line-up, has died at the age of 67. The band’s Facebook page announced that the guitarist died in hospital after being admitted with pneumonia. Clarke, whose nickname was Fast Eddie, played with Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister and Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor in the heavy metal band between […]

Best known for being a founding member of and the bassist / keyboard player in Led Zeppelin, John Paul Jones is celebrating his 72nd birthday today. Before he was in Zeppelin, John was one of the most in demand session players in London. He worked with numerous artists including the Rolling Stones on Their Satanic […]

A founding member of The Move and Electric Light Orchestra, Jeff Lynne turns 70 years old today. Jeff was the sole constant member of Electric Light Orchestra. He was later a co-founder and member of the Traveling Wilburys together with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty. Jeff produced recordings for artists such […]

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Charles Weedon Westover would have been celebrating his 83rd birthday today. Charles is better known as Del Shannon, who had a No. 1 hit, “Runaway”, in 1961. There are stories that Del was considered as a replacement for Roy Orbison in the Traveling Wilburys after Roy’s passing. Del […]

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