A music video birthday blog.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Brian May

Happy birthday to Brian May, born this day in 1947! Here's Queen's 1974 video for "Seven Seas of Rhye."

Nikki Sudden

Happy birthday to the late Nikki Sudden, born this day in 1956! Here's a fan-made video for Swell Maps' "HS Art."

Friday, July 18, 2008

Martha Reeves

Happy birthday to Martha Reeves, born this day in 1941! Here she is with Martha and the Vandellas, accompanying Dusty Springfield on "Wishin' and Hopin'" sometime in the mid-'60s.

Phil Harris

Happy birthday to Phil Harris, born this day in 1948! Here he is playing guitar with Ace in 1974, doing "How Long."

Dudu Pukwana

Happy birthday to the late Dudu Pukwana, born this day in 1938! This fan-made video for Assagai's 1971 version of "Hey Jude" doesn't have any of the performers in it--I just posted it here because the recording is so amazing.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Lou Barlow

Happy birthday to Lou Barlow, born this day in 1966! Here's Sebadoh's 1997 video for "Skull."

Jimmy Scott

Happy birthday to Jimmy Scott, born this day in 1925! Here he is sometime relatively recently, performing "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child."

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Desmond Dekker

Happy birthday to the late Desmond Dekker, born this day in 1941! Here's his 1980 video for "Please Don't Bend."

Stewart Copeland

Happy birthday to Stewart Copeland, born this day in 1952! Here's his 1978-ish performance (as Klark Kent) of "Don't Care."

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Linda Ronstadt

Happy birthday to Linda Ronstadt, born this day in 1946! Here she is singing "Tumblin' Dice" on stage in 1977.

Ian Curtis

Happy birthday to the late Ian Curtis, born this day in 1956! Here he is singing "Transmission" with Joy Division in 1979.

Trevor Horn

Happy birthday to Trevor Horn, born this day in 1949! Here he is singing "I Am a Camera" with the Buggles in 1981.

Millie Jackson

Happy birthday to Millie Jackson, born this day in 1944! Here she is performing "Ask Me What You Want" in 1972.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Woody Guthrie

Happy birthday to the late Woody Guthrie, born this day in 1912! Here he is performing "Ranger's Command" in 1945.

Tanya Donelly

Happy birthday to Tanya Donelly, born this day in 1966! Here's Belly's video for "Super-Connected."

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Norman Cook

Happy birthday to Norman Cook, born this day in 1963! Here's the video for his Fatboy Slim remix of Cornershop's "Brimful of Asha," circa 1995.

Roger McGuinn

Happy birthday to Roger McGuinn, born this day in 1942! Here he is playing (and singing a bit) on "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" with the Rolling Thunder Revue, circa 1976.