A music video birthday blog.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Harry Vanda

Happy birthday to Harry Vanda, born this day in 1947! Here's a 1966 clip of his first band, the Easybeats, doing "Sorry"--what a riff!

Chico Marx

Happy birthday to the late Chico Marx, born this day in 1887! Here he is playing "Pizzicato Polka" in 1931.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Viv Stanshall

Happy birthday to the late Viv Stanshall, born this day in 1943! Here's the Bonzo Dog Band's promo film for "I'm the Urban Spaceman," from 1968.

Son House

Happy birthday to the late Son House, born this day in 1902! Here's a mid-'60s clip of him doing an amazing version of "Death Letter"...

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Happy birthday to the late Sister Rosetta Tharpe, born this day in 1915! Here's an early-'60s performance of her classic "Up Above My Head."

Fonso Martin

Happy birthday to Fonso Martin of Steel Pulse, born this day in 1956! Here's a 1980 live performance of "Ku Klux Klan."

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Terry Hall

Happy birthday to Terry Hall, born this day in 1959! Here's a TV performance by Fun Boy Three, doing "Our Lips are Sealed."

Lennie Tristano

Happy birthday to Lennie Tristano, born this day in 1919! Here's a 1965 solo piano performance of "Tangerine."

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Rev. Cleophus Robinson

Happy birthday to the late Rev. Cleophus Robinson, born this day in 1932! Here's an early-'60s performance of "Won't We Have a Time" by Rev. Robinson and the Loving Sisters.

Wilson Pickett

Happy birthday to the late Wilson Pickett, born this day in 1941! Here's a live performance of "Mustang Sally"--couldn't tell you when it was from.

Grant Hart

Happy birthday to Grant Hart, born this day in 1961! Here's live footage of Hüsker Dü in the mid-'80s, doing "Everything Falls Apart" and "The Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill."

Bill Frisell

Happy birthday to Bill Frisell, born this day in 1951! Here's an animated version of Jim Woodring's "Whim Grinder," with soundtrack by Frisell and friends.

Miki Berenyi

Happy birthday to Miki Berenyi, born this day in 1967! Here's Lush's 1990 video for "Sweetness and Light."

Monday, March 17, 2008

Clare Grogan

Happy birthday to Clare Grogan, born this day in 1962! Here's Altered Images' 1981 video for "Happy Birthday."

Scott Gorham

Happy birthday to Scott Gorham, born this day in 1951! Here's Thin Lizzy's original 1977 video for "Bad Reputation," a song I'm not ashamed to admit I learned from "Guitar Hero."

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Flavor Flav

Happy birthday to Flavor Flav, born this day in 1959! Here's the 1990 video for Public Enemy's "911 Is a Joke," perhaps his finest hour...

Nancy Wilson

Happy birthday to Nancy Wilson, born this day in 1954! Here's a 1976 live-on-TV performance by Heart: an extended version of "Magic Man."