A music video birthday blog.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Andy Fairweather-Low

Happy birthday to Andy Fairweather-Low, born this day in 1948! Here he is playing "If Paradise Is Half as Nice" with Amen Corner in a 1969 promo video.

Big Walter Horton

Happy birthday to the late Big Walter Horton, born this day in 1914! Here he is playing "Shakey's Blues" in 1965.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Ramblin' Jack Elliott

Happy birthday to Ramblin' Jack Elliott, born this day in 1931! Here he is playing "Talking Merchant Marine" in the mid-'60s.

Chuck D

Happy birthday to Chuck D, born this day in 1960! Here's the video for his first solo single, 1996's "No."

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Bob Welch

Happy birthday to Bob Welch, born this day in 1946! Here's his 1977 video for "Ebony Eyes."

Malcolm Ross

Happy birthday to Malcolm Ross, born this day in 1960! Here he is playing "Sorry for Laughing" with Josef K, circa 1981.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Kate Bush

Happy birthday to Kate Bush, born this day in 1958! Here she is performing "Suspended in Gaffa" on TV in 1982.

Jyoti Mishra

Happy birthday to Jyoti Mishra, born this day in 1966! Here's his 1997 video for White Town's "Your Woman."

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Carlo Santanna

Happy birthday to Carlo Santanna--no, that's not a typo--born this day in 1947! Here he is playing "Billy, Don't Be a Hero" with Paper Lace (who had the U.K. hit with the song), following David Essex's "Gonna Make You a Star."

Geddy Lee

Happy birthday to Geddy Lee, born this day in 1953! Here he is playing "Limelight" with Rush.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Rachel Sweet

Happy birthday to Rachel Sweet, born this day in 1962! Here she is in 1978, performing "B-A-B-Y" on TV.

Rudy Vallee

Happy birthday to the late Rudy Vallee, born this day in 1901! Here he is in 1929, performing "I'm Just a Vagabond Lover."

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Juliana Hatfield

Happy birthday to Juliana Hatfield, born this day in 1967! Here's a circa-1989 Blake Babies performance of "Rain."

Bobbie Gentry

Happy birthday to Bobbie Gentry, born this day in 1944! Here's her 1969 video for "I'll Never Fall in Love Again."