A music video birthday blog.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Mick Jagger

Happy birthday to Mick Jagger, born this day in 1943! Here he is in 1970, singing "Memo from Turner" in Performance. It's actually credited as a Jagger solo recording...

Neil Landon

Happy birthday to Neil Landon, born this day in 1941! Here he is with the Flowerpot Men in 1968 or so, singing "Let's Go to San Francisco."

Friday, July 25, 2008

Annie Ross

Happy birthday to Annie Ross, born this day in 1930! Here she is singing "Twisted" in 1959.

Thurston Moore

Happy birthday to Thurston Moore, born this day in 1958! Here's the 1991 video for Sonic Youth's "Tunic (Song for Karen)."

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Ladybug Mecca

Happy birthday to Ladybug Mecca, born this day in 1973! Here she is with Digable Planets in their 1991 video for "Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)."

Lynval Golding

Happy birthday to Lynval Golding, born this day in 1951! Here he is playing with the Specials in their 1979 video for "Gangsters."

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Tony Joe White

Happy birthday to Tony Joe White, born this day in 1943! Here he is playing "Polk Salad Annie" on TV in 1969.

Martin Gore

Happy birthday to Martin Gore, born this day in 1961! Here he is with Depeche Mode, performing "A Question of Lust" on Japanese TV on his 25th birthday... the song doesn't start until about halfway through the clip, unless you count the big-band version near the beginning.

Alison Krauss

Happy birthday to Alison Krauss, born this day in 1971! Here she is in 1990, singing "'I've Got That Old Feeling" with her band Alison Krauss & Union Station.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Chuck Jackson

Happy birthday to Chuck Jackson, born this day in 1937! Here he is with a mid-'60s performance of "I Don't Wanna Cry."

George Clinton

Happy birthday to George Clinton, born this day in 1940! Here's Funkadelic with a 1970 performance of "I Got a Thing, You Got a Thing, Everybody's Got a Thing."

Monday, July 21, 2008

Kay Starr

Happy birthday to Kay Starr, born this day in 1922! Here's a Scopitone for her 1952 hit "The Wheel of Fortune" (made a bit later, I suspect).


Happy birthday to Taco, born this day in 1955! Here's a live-ish performance of his 1983 cover of "Puttin' On the Ritz."

Sunday, July 20, 2008

James Irvin

Happy birthday to James Irvin, born this day in 1959! Here he is singing "Brilliant Mind" with Furniture in 1986.