A music video birthday blog.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Tex Ritter

Happy birthday to the late Tex Williams, born this day in 1917! Here he is sometime in the '50s (I'm guessing), playing "Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)."

Edwyn Collins

Happy birthday to Edwyn Collins, born this day in 1959! Here's his 1994-ish video for "A Girl Like You."

Friday, August 22, 2008

John Lee Hooker

Happy birthday to the late John Lee Hooker, born this day in 1917! Here's a mid-'60s performance of "Boom Boom."

Roland Orzabal

Happy birthday to Roland Orzabal, born this day in 1961! Here's Tears for Fears' 1985 video for "I Believe."

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Jackie DeShannon

Happy birthday to Jackie DeShannon, born this day in 1944! Here she is singing "When You Walk in the Room" in 1964.


Happy birthday to Budgie, born this day in 1957! Here he is playing "Spellbound" with Siouxsie & the Banshees in 1981.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Ralf Hutter

Happy birthday to Ralf Hutter, born this day in 1946! Here's a 1978 clip of Kraftwerk, looking very robotic and playing "Die Roboter" on TV.

Doug Fieger

Happy birthday to Doug Fieger, born this day in 1952! Here he is singing "Frustrated" with the Knack around 1979.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Billy J. Kramer

Happy birthday to Billy J. Kramer, born this day in 1943! Here he is in 1965 singing "Bad to Me" (written by Lennon/McCartney) with Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas.

John Deacon

Happy birthday to John Deacon, born this day in 1951! Here's Queen's 1984 video for "I Want to Break Free." Quite an ensemble there.


Happy birthday to Steinski, born this day in 1955! Here he is with Double Dee and Steinski, performing "Lesson 3" live in 2002--their very first live performance.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Tracy Tracy

Happy birthday to Tracy Tracy, born this day in 1967! Here she is singing "Sick of It" with the Primitives around 1990.

Barbara Harris

Happy birthday to Barbara Harris, born this day in 1945! Here she is singing "A Lover's Concerto" with the Toys in 1965 or so.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Belinda Carlisle

Happy birthday to Belinda Carlisle, born this day in 1958! Here's the Go-Go's' 1984 video for "Head Over Heels."

Jill Cunniff

Happy birthday to Jill Cunniff, born this day in 1966! Here she is in Kostars' 1996 video for "Red Umbrella."


Happy birthday to Posdnuos, born this day in 1969! Here's De La Soul's 1993 video for "Breakadawn."