A music video birthday blog.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Junior Campbell

Happy birthday to Junior Campbell, born this day in 1947! Here he is with Marmalade in 1967, playing "I See the Rain" on Dutch TV.


Happy birthday to D.M.C., born this day in 1964! Here he is with Run-D.M.C. appearing on "Reading Rainbow" sometime in the mid-'80s.

John Bonham

Happy birthday to the late John Bonham, born this day in 1947! Here he is with the original Viking kittens, Led Zeppelin, doing "Immigrant Song" in 1972.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Benny Goodman

Happy birthday to the late Benny Goodman, born this day in 1909! Here he is with Peggy Lee (whose birthday was May 26) in 1943, doing "Why Don't You Do Right."

Topper Headon

Happy birthday to Topper Headon, born this day in 1955! Here he is with the Clash and Pearl Harbor in 1982, doing Wanda Jackson's "Fujiyama Mama," the Equals' "Police On My Back" and their own "White Riot." Whew!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Francis Rossi

Happy birthday to Francis Rossi, born this day in 1949! Here he is with Status Quo in 1975, doing "Down Down."

Hilton Ruiz

Happy birthday to the late Hilton Ruiz, born this day in 1952! Here he is with Rahsaan Roland Kirk, playing "A Portrait of Those Beautiful Ladies" at Montreux in 1975.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Gladys Knight

Happy birthday to Gladys Knight, born this day in 1944! Here she is with Gladys Knight & the Pips, doing "Friendship Train" sometime in the early '70s.

Andy Kirk

Happy birthday to the late Andy Kirk, born this day in 1898! Here he is with Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy, doing "Gator Serenade" sometime in the '40s.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Siouxsie Sioux

Happy birthday to Siouxsie Sioux, born this day in 1957! Here she is in 1988's video for Siouxsie & the Banshees' "Peek-A-Boo."

Cilla Black

Happy birthday to Cilla Black, born this day in 1943! Here she is singing "It's For You" in 1965.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Mick Ronson

Happy birthday to the late Mick Ronson, born this day in 1946! Here he is with David Bowie in 1972, playing "Queen Bitch" on TV.

Stevie Nicks

Happy birthday to Stevie Nicks, born this day in 1948! Here she is with Fleetwood Mac in 1975, doing "Rhiannon" a couple of months after the self-titled album came out.

George Formby

Happy birthday to the late George Formby, born this day in 1904! Here he is in 1934, playing "Why Don't Women Like Me?" in the movie "Boots! Boots!"

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Paul Weller

Happy birthday to Paul Weller, born this day in 1958! Here he is circa 1977, playing "Art School" with the Jam.

Jean Millington

Happy birthday to Jean Millington, born this day in 1950! Here she is with Fanny in 1971, playing "Charity Ball" on the Sonny & Cher Show.