A music video birthday blog.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Paddy McAloon

Happy birthday to Paddy McAloon, born this day in 1957! Here's the video for Prefab Sprout's "If You Don't Love Me," from 1992.

Tom Jones

Happy birthday to Tom Jones, born this day in 1940! Here he is in 1964, performing "Chills and Fever."

Friday, June 6, 2008

Levi Stubbs

Happy birthday to Levi Stubbs, born this day in 1936! Here he is with the Four Tops in the mid-'60s, doing "Walk Away Renée."

Gary U.S. Bonds

Happy birthday to Gary U.S. Bonds, born this day in 1939! Here he is in the early '60s, doing an abbreviated version of "Seven Day Weekend."

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Laurie Anderson

Happy birthday to Laurie Anderson, born this day in 1947! Here's her 1986 video for "Language Is a Virus from Outer Space."

Misha Mengelberg

Happy birthday to Misha Mengelberg, born this day in 1935! Here he is in 2004, improvising with his longtime duo-mate, drummer Han Bennink.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Gordon Waller

Happy birthday to Gordon Waller, born this day in 1944! Here he is as half of Peter & Gordon, playing Lennon & McCartney's "A World Without Love," circa 1964. And yes, Peter Asher does look pretty much identical to Austin Powers.

Anthony Braxton

Happy birthday to Anthony Braxton, born this day in 1945! Here he is at the Woodstock Jazz Festival--I'm not sure exactly when--playing John Coltrane's "Impressions."

El DeBarge

Happy birthday to El DeBarge, born this day in 1961! Here's the very silly video for 1986's "Who's Johnny?"

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Suzi Quatro

Happy birthday to Suzi Quatro, born this day in 1950! Here she is in 1973, doing "48 Crash."

Curtis Mayfield

Happy birthday to the late Curtis Mayfield, born this day in 1942! Here he is sometime in the '80s, playing "People Get Ready" on TV.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Charlie Watts

Happy birthday to Charlie Watts, born this day in 1941! Here he is with the Rolling Stones in 1969, doing "Honky Tonk Women."

Chubby Tavares

Happy birthday to Chubby Tavares, born this day in 1950! Here he is with Tavares in 1975 or so, doing "It Only Takes a Minute."

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Simon Gallup

Happy birthday to Simon Gallup, born this day in 1960! Here he is with the Cure in 1980, playing "Jumping Someone Else's Train"/"Another Journey By Train" and "Grinding Halt."


Happy birthday to Dre of Das EFX, born this day in 1972! Here's their 1992 video for "They Want EFX."