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One of the true American legends on guitar, Leslie West is celebrating his 73rd birthday today. Leslie is best known as a founding member and the guitarist for the band Mountain. Many will remember him also from the power rock trio West, Bruce and Laing where he played with fellow Mountain member Corky Laing and […]

Manfred Sepse Lubowitz is celebrating his 77th birthday today. You will know him better as Manfred Mann. Manfred was born in Johannesburg, Transvaal, Union of South Africa and is a keyboard player best known as a founding member and namesake of Manfred Mann and Manfred Mann's Earth Band's. Happy Birthday Manfred!! We hope you are […]

Ringo Starr's little boy Zak is celebrating his 53rd birthday today. For those of you who may not know, Zak Starkey has been the unofficial drummer for The Who since 1994. He has also played with Oasis. Something else you may or may not know about Zak. His Godfather was The Who's original drummer Keith […]

If Dickie Peterson was still with us, he would have been celebrating his 72nd birthday today. Some of you will remember Dickie as the bassist and lead singer for the band Blue Cheer. Blue Cheer has been credited by many as the first "Heavy Metal" band. Dickie's birth names was Richard Allan Peterson. Besides his […]

Roger Waters is celebrating his 75th birthday today. Roger was a founding member of Pink Floyd. Waters initially served as the group's bassist and co-lead vocalist, but following the departure of Syd Barrett in 1968, he also became their lyricist and conceptual leader. Pink Floyd achieved international success with the albums "The Dark Side of […]

George Allen Miles, Jr. would have been celebrating his 71st birthday today. You will know him better as Buddy Miles. He was a founding member of The Electric Flag, a member of Jimi Hendrix's Band of Gypsys, founder and leader of The Buddy Miles Express and later, the Buddy Miles Band. In addition to Jimi […]

The Bee Gees' Barry Gibb is celebrating his 72nd birthday today. Barry is the only surviving member of the band, which were all brothers. Barry Alan Crompton Gibb is a musician, singer, songwriter and record producer who rose to worldwide fame as a founder member of the pop group Bee Gees, one of the most […]

Led Zeppelin's frontman Robert Plant is celebrating his 70th birthday today. Plant is regarded as one of the greatest singers in the history of rock and roll and he has influenced countless other singers. In 2006, Heavy Metal magazine Hit Parader named Plant the "Greatest Metal Vocalist of All Time". In 2009, Plant was voted […]

THE BAND’s Garth Hudson is celebrating his 81st birthday today. You all are familiar with Garth’s work, so we thought we’d mention this…. Garth was classically trained in piano, music theory, harmony and counterpoint, and first played professionally with dance bands in 1949 at the age of twelve and wrote his first song at the […]

Captain Trips would have been celebrating his 76th birthday today. Of course we are talking about the one and only Jerry Garcia from the Grateful Dead. We could write so much about him. But it is best just said in 4 words. “He was Jerry Garcia”. We find it hard to believe that we lost […]


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