A music video birthday blog.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Mark Volman

Happy birthday to Mark Volman, born this day in 1947! Here he is with the Turtles in 1965, playing "Outside Chance" on TV.

Alan Price

Happy birthday to Alan Price, born this day in 1942! Here he is with the Alan Price Set in 1967, singing "The House That Jack Built"--not the Aretha Franklin song...

Friday, April 18, 2008

Lord Kitchener

Happy birthday to the late Lord Kitchener, born this day in 1922! Here's somebody's homemade claymation video for "London Is the Place for Me."

Rose "Chee Chee" Murphy

Happy birthday to the late Rose "Chee Chee" Murphy, born this day in 1913! Here's a 78-o-scope recording of her song "Busy Line." Points for the onomatopoeia!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Pete Shelley

Happy birthday to Pete Shelley, born this day in 1955! Here's the 1982-ish video for "Homosapien." Or is that "North American Scum"?

Han Bennink

Happy birthday to Han Bennink, born this day in 1942! Here's a circa-2004 video of him playing a drum solo in Ethiopia.

Liz Phair

Happy birthday to Liz Phair, born this day in 1967! Here's the 1993 video for "Stratford-on-Guy."

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Dusty Springfield

Happy birthday to the late Dusty Springfield, born this day in 1939! Here's a 1967 performance of "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me."

Fifi D'Orsay

Happy birthday to the late Fifi D'Orsay! Here's a 1932 performance of "Misbehaving Feet." And that's what I call a costume.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Dave Edmunds

Happy birthday to Dave Edmunds, born this day in 1944! Here he is with Love Sculpture in 1968, playing their cover of Aram Khachaturian's "Sabre Dance."

Ed O'Brien

Happy birthday to Ed O'Brien, born this day in 1968! Here he is with Radiohead in 2007, playing their cover of the Smiths' "The Headmaster Ritual."

Monday, April 14, 2008

Tony Burrows

Happy birthday to Tony Burrows, born this day in 1942! Here's a clip for White Plains' 1970 hit "My Baby Loves Lovin," on which he sang--apparently he charted simultaneously with songs he'd sung for Edison Lighthouse, Brotherhood of Man and the Pipkins. (And appeared on Top of the Pops one week singing with three different bands...)

Loretta Lynn

Happy birthday to Loretta Lynn, born this day in 1935! Here she is singing "Fist City"--I'm not sure when, exactly.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Al Green

Happy birthday to Al Green, born this day in 1946! Here's a circa-1974 clip of him performing "Here I Am (Come and Take Me)."

Jimmy Destri

Happy birthday to Jimmy Destri, born this day in 1954! Here he is with Blondie in 1977, playing "Detroit 442" (which he wrote)!