A music video birthday blog.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Clint Boon

Happy birthday to Clint Boon, born this day in 1959! Here's Inspiral Carpets' 1994 video for "Saturn 5."

Friday, June 27, 2008

Rosalie Allen

Happy birthday to the late Rosalie Allen, born this day in 1924! Here's a Soundie of her performing "Chime Bells" in 1943.

Bruce Johnston

Happy birthday to Bruce Johnston, born this day in 1944! Here he is performing "Disney Girls (1957)" in 1975.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Joey Baron

Happy birthday to Joey Baron, born this day in 1955! Here he is playing very prominent drums on "Beeroth" with Masada in 1999. One of the best live bands I've ever seen...

Reggie Workman

Happy birthday to Reggie Workman, born this day in 1937! Here he is playing "Children of the Night" with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers in 1963.

Terri Nunn

Happy birthday to Terri Nunn, born this day in 1961! Here's Berlin's video for "The Metro," from 1983.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Clifton Chenier

Happy birthday to the late Clifton Chenier, born this day in 1925! Here he is in 1977, playing "Hungry Man Blues" on stage.

Carly Simon

Happy birthday to Carly Simon, born this day in 1945! Here's her video for "Why," from 1982--written and produced by Chic.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Curt Smith

Happy birthday to Curt Smith, born this day in 1961! Here's Tears for Fears' 1985-or-so video for "Mothers Talk."

Mick Fleetwood

Happy birthday to Mick Fleetwood, born this day in 1947! Here he is with Fleetwood Mac, playing "Albatross" in 1969.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Steve Shelley

Happy birthday to Steve Shelley, born this day in 1963! Here he is in East Lansing, Michigan, in 1980, playing "Personality" with the Nozones. Long, long before Sonic Youth...

Glenn Danzig

Happy birthday to Glenn Danzig, born this day in 1955! Here he is singing "Skulls" with the Misfits in 1983.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Cyndi Lauper

Happy birthday to Cyndi Lauper, born this day in 1953! Here she is with Blue Angel in 1981, lip-synching "Maybe He'll Know," very... energetically.

Todd Rundgren

Happy birthday to Todd Rundgren, born this day in 1948! Here's Utopia's video for the mindbendingly catchy "Feet Don't Fail Me Now" from 1981.

Green Gartside

Happy birthday to Green Gartside, born this day in 1956! Here's Scritti Politti's video for "Tinseltown to the Boogiedown," featuring Mos Def, from 1999.