A music video birthday blog.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Pauline Murray

Happy birthday to Pauline Murray, born this day in 1958! Here's her band Penetration playing "Don't Dictate" live at the Electric Circus in 1977.

Ray Ellis

Happy birthday to Ray Ellis, born this day in 1942! Here's a peculiar 1962 clip of him playing "Das Ist Prima" with the Swinging Blue Jeans--"Shakin' Feeling" in German.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Hamilton Bohannon

Happy birthday to Hamilton Bohannon, born this day in 1942! Here's a very odd video for "Foot Stompin' Music," featuring either Andy Warhol or somebody who looks a lot like him, doing the "Subterranean Homesick Blues" thing. Anybody know the story?

Arthur Lee

Happy birthday to the late Arthur Lee, born this day in 1945! Here's a late-'60s TV performance by Love, doing "My Little Red Book." Those glasses!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Bob Wills

Happy birthday to Bob Wills, born this day in 1905! Here's a 1951 performance of "Sittin' On Top of the World" by Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys.

Mary Wilson

Happy birthday to Mary Wilson, born this day in 1944! Here's a 1969 performance by the Supremes--Mary sings lead on "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You," and they follow it up with "Love Child"!

Kiki Dee

Happy birthday to Kiki Dee, born this day in 1947! Here's a 1974 live performance of "I've Got the Music In Me."

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Eddy Grant

Happy birthday to Eddy Grant, born this day in 1948! Here's a ripping four-song live set by his band the Equals in, I think, 1967--"Baby Come Back" and three more...

Mark E. Smith

Happy birthday to Mark E. Smith, born this day in 1957! Rather than a Fall video proper, here's the video for Inspiral Carpets' "I Want You," with M.E.S. doing his thing all over it... pretty amazing stuff.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Miriam Makeba

Happy birthday to Miriam Makeba, born this day in 1932! Here's a mid-'60s TV performance of "Pata Pata."

Patsy Kensit

Happy birthday to Patsy Kensit, born this day in 1968! Here's Eighth Wonder's video for "I'm Not Scared" (written for her by the Pet Shop Boys), from 1988.

Evan Dando

Happy birthday to Evan Dando, born this day in 1967! Here's the video for the Lemonheads' "Confetti," from 1991.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Robyn Hitchcock

Happy birthday to Robyn Hitchcock, born this day in 1953! Here's some vintage 1988 performance footage with the Egyptians, doing three songs: "I Got a Message for You," "Uncorrected Personality Traits" and "Listening to the Higsons."

Jimmy Garrison

Happy birthday to the late Jimmy Garrison, born this day in 1934! Here he is playing bass with the classic John Coltrane quartet, doing "Impressions."

Don Gibson

Happy birthday to the late Don Gibson, born this day in 1928! Here's a 1961 duet with June Carter, singing his song "Oh, Lonesome Me."

Willie Chambers

Happy birthday to Willie Chambers, born this day in 1938! Here's a 1967-ish video for the Chambers Brothers' "People Get Ready."

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Lou Reed

Happy birthday to Lou Reed, born this day in 1942! Here he is backing up a Nico performance of "Femme Fatale."

Dale Bozzio

Happy birthday to Dale Bozzio, born this day in 1955! Here's a two-song performance by Missing Persons from the US Festival in 1983. OMG new wave bikini!