A music video birthday blog.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Roger Daltrey

Happy birthday to Roger Daltrey, born this day in 1944! Here's a knockout 1968 performance by the Who of "A Quick One While He's Away."

Mike D'Abo

Happy birthday to Mike D'Abo, also born this day in 1944! Here's Manfred Mann's 1968 German TV performance of "Fox on the Run"--no relation to the Sweet song...

Friday, February 29, 2008

Dinah Shore

Happy birthday to the late Dinah Shore, born this day in 1916! Here's an early-'60s remake of her 1948 hit "Buttons and Bows."

Jimmy Dorsey

Happy birthday to the late Jimmy Dorsey, born this day in 1904! Here's the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra (with vocalist Helen O'Connell) in 1943, doing "Man, That's Groovy." Somehow, it seems like that language wasn't quite coming naturally to them.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Cindy Wilson

Happy birthday to Cindy Wilson, born this day in 1957! Here's a 1982 B-52's performance of "Mesopotamia."

John Fahey

Happy birthday to the late John Fahey, born this day in 1939! Here's a 1978-ish TV performance of "Steamboat Gwine Round de Bend."

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Paul Humphreys

Happy birthday to Paul Humphreys, born this day in 1960! Here's the video for OMD's "Enola Gay," from 1980.

Steve Harley

Happy birthday to Steve Harley, born this day in 1951! Here's a 1975 performance of "Make Me Smile (Come Up & See Me)."

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Betty Hutton

Happy birthday to the late Betty Hutton, born this day in 1921! Here's a kind of astounding performance of "Murder, He Says," from a WWII-era command performance.

Sandie Shaw

Happy birthday to Sandie Shaw, born this day in 1947! Here's a 1983-ish appearance on TV where she's doing "Hand in Glove," backed up by the Smiths! Best detail: she's wearing shoes... and they're not.

Johnny Cash

Happy birthday to the late Johnny Cash, born this day in 1932! For anyone who ever thought he was a humorless Man-in-Black type all the time, here's a video for "One Piece at a Time"...

Fats Domino

Happy birthday to Fats Domino, born this day in 1928! Here's a film of him performing "Ain't That a Shame."

Monday, February 25, 2008

Faron Young

Happy birthday to the late Faron Young, born this day in 1932! Here's a 1961 performance of "Hello Walls."

Ida Cox

Happy birthday to the late Ida Cox, born this day in 1896! Here's a vintage film of her performing "Four Day Creep."

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Plastic Bertrand

Happy birthday to Plastic Bertrand, born this day in 1958! Here's a TV lip-synch of "Ça Plane Pour Moi" from 1978.

George Harrison

Happy birthday to the late George Harrison, born this day in 1943! Here's a 1975 TV appearance in which he plays something that... isn't quite "My Sweet Lord." That's all I'm saying.

Paul Jones

Happy birthday to Paul Jones, born this day in 1942! Here he is with Manfred Mann in 1964, doing "Hubble Bubble." I really like Dave Richmond's NHS glasses...