A music video birthday blog.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Patty Andrews

Happy birthday to Patty Andrews, born this day in 1920! Here's a 1941 Andrews Sisters performance of the rather dumbfounding "Gimme Some Skin, My Friend."

Ice T

Happy birthday to Ice T, born this day in 1959! Here's the 1989 video for "Lethal Weapon."

Friday, February 15, 2008

Ali Campbell

Happy birthday to Ali Campbell, born this day in 1959! Here's UB40 doing an early-'80s live-on-TV performance of "King" and "Food for Thought."

Mick Avory

Happy birthday to Mick Avory, born this day in 1944! Here's a 1970-ish Kinks performance of "Victoria" with Avory on drums.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Maceo Parker

Happy birthday to Maceo Parker, born this day in 1943! Here he is in 1968, playing sax with James Brown on TV--almost ten minutes of "Cold Sweat."

Tim Buckley

Happy birthday to the late Tim Buckley, born this day in 1947! Here's a late-'60s TV appearance where he's playing "Song to the Siren."

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Leslie Feist

Happy birthday to Leslie Feist, born this day in 1976! Here she is with Broken Social Scene, doing a live-on-TV performance of "7/4 (Shoreline)" in 2006.

Robbie Williams

Happy birthday to Robbie Williams, born this day in 1974! Here's the rather unforgettable (and slightly creepy) video for "Rock DJ."

Judy Dyble

Happy birthday to Judy Dyble, born this day in 1949! Here's a 1967 TV performance of "Time Will Show the Wiser" with Fairport Convention--she doesn't sing much until almost halfway through it, but come on, Fairport in 1967...

Tennessee Ernie Ford

Happy birthday to the late Tennessee Ernie Ford, born this day in 1919! Here's a mid-'50s performance of "Kissin' Bug Boogie"--check out those guitar solos (it's Speedy West on the steel guitar).

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Grant McLennan

Happy birthday to the late Grant McLennan, born this day in 1958! Here's the video for the Go-Betweens' "Bye Bye Pride," from 1987.

Trevor Brice

Happy birthday to Trevor Brice, born this day in 1945! Here's the video for Vanity Fare's 1969 single "Hitchin' a Ride"--he's the lead singer.

Monday, February 11, 2008


Happy birthday to Momus, born this day in 1960! Here's the video for Kahimi Karie's "Good Morning World," circa 1995--Momus wrote the song, and he's singing backing vocals, too.

Rochelle Fleming

Happy birthday to Rochelle Fleming, born this day in 1950! Here's her trio First Choice doing a live-on-TV performance of "Doctor Love" in 1977.

Gene Vincent

Happy birthday to the late Gene Vincent, born this day in 1935! Here's a 1958 performance of "Rip It Up" from Town Hall Party.

Josh White

Happy birthday to the late Josh White, born this day in 1915! Here's an early-'40s performance of "John Henry."

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Manu Dibango

Happy birthday to Manu Dibango, born this day in 1934! Here's a vintage live clip of him and his band performing "Soul Makossa." (What vintage? Wish I knew. I'm guessing circa '74.)

Roberta Flack

Happy birthday to Roberta Flack, born this day in 1940! Here she is with Michael Jackson in 1972 or so, singing "When We Grow Up" on the TV special "Free to Be... You and Me":

Larry Adler

Happy birthday to the late Larry Adler, born this day in 1914! Here's a 1945 film of him performing two of his own compositions, "Folk Song" and "Nocturne," on the harmonica.