A music video birthday blog.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Ukulele Ike

Happy birthday to the late Ukulele Ike, born this day in 1895! Here he is in 1936, singing and playing "Hang On to Me."

Boy George

Happy birthday to Boy George, born this day in 1961! Here he is in 1985, singing "Gusto Blusto" with Culture Club.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Greg Norton

Happy birthday to Greg Norton, born this day in 1959! Here he is with Hüsker Dü in 1985, playing "Every Everything," "Makes No Sense at All," "Pink Turns to Blue" and "Ticket to Ride."

Dennis Locorriere

Happy birthday to Dennis Locorriere, born this day in 1949! Here he is with Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show in the early '70s, doing "Freakin' at the Freakers' Ball." Written by Shel Silverstein, no less!

Thursday, June 12, 2008


Happy birthday to Robyn, born this day in 1974! Here's her deeply silly video for "Konichiwa Bitches" from a couple of years ago.

Lyn Collins

Happy birthday to the late Lyn Collins, born this day in 1948! Here she is in the early '70s, lip-synching "Rock Me Again and Again and Again and Again and Again and Again."

Junior Brown

Happy birthday to Junior Brown, born this day in 1952! Here he is playing "My Wife Thinks You're Dead"--check out that "guitsteel"!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Bernard "Pretty" Purdie

Happy birthday to Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, born this day in 1939! Here he is 'splaining--not explaining--his groove sometime in the '90s, I think.

Joey Santiago

Happy birthday to Joey Santiago, born this day in 1965! For the sake of a Kim Deal double-header, here he is with the Pixies in 1988, doing "Gigantic."

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Emma Anderson

Happy birthday to Emma Anderson, born this day in 1964! Here she is in 1991, playing "Thoughtforms" on stage with Lush.

Kim and Kelley Deal

Happy birthday to Kim and Kelley Deal, both born this day in 1961! Here's the Breeders' 2003 cover of "Wicked Little Town" from Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Les Paul

Happy birthday to Les Paul, born this day in 1915! Here he is with Mary Ford, circa 1953, doing "Sitting On Top of the World" and "This Can't Be Love." Plus: a plug for Listerine as a marital aid! (Sort of.)

Shelley Hirsch

Happy birthday to Shelley Hirsch, born this day in 1952! Here she is performing with the Mercurius Wagon in 1987.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Nancy Sinatra

Happy birthday to Nancy Sinatra, born this day in 1940! Here she is singing "Sugar Town" in 1966 or so.

Julie Driscoll

Happy birthday to Julie Driscoll, born this day in 1947! Here she is in 1968 with Brian Auger and Trinity, singing "Indian Rope Man" on TV.

Bonnie Tyler

Happy birthday to Bonnie Tyler, born this day in 1953! Here she is in 1976--long before "Total Eclipse of the Heart"--singing "Lost In France" on TV.