A music video birthday blog.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Kitty Wells

Happy birthday to Kitty Wells, born this day in 1919! Here she is circa 1952, singing "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels."

Ronald Beitle

Happy birthday to Ronald Beitle, born this day in 1954! Here he is in 1977, playing "I Feel Sanctified" with Wild Cherry. Yes, there actually exists another Wild Cherry song...

John McNally

Happy birthday to John McNally, born this day in 1941! Here he is with the Searchers in 1963, playing "Sweets For My Sweet."

Friday, August 29, 2008

Michael Jackson

Happy birthday to Michael Jackson, born this day in 1958! Here he is singing "Dancing Machine" with Jackson 5 in 1974.

Sterling Morrison

Happy birthday to the late Sterling Morrison, born this day in 1942! Here's a video for the Velvet Underground's "Sunday Morning"--footage from around the time they recorded it...

Dinah Washington

Happy birthday to the late Dinah Washington, born this day in 1924! Here she is in 1958, singing "Send Me to the Electric Chair."

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Honey Lantree

Happy birthday to Honey Lantree, born this day in 1943! Here she is playing "Have I the Right" with the Honeycombs in 1964.

Joseph Shabalala

Happy birthday to Joseph Shabalala, born this day in 1941! Here he is singing the alphabet with Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Kermit the Frog in 1987.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Alice Coltrane

Happy birthday to the late Alice Coltrane, born this day in 1937! Here she is playing in Bombay, circa 1978.

Sonny Sharrock

Happy birthday to the late Sonny Sharrock, born this day in 1940! Here he is shredding on stage with Last Exit in 1986.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Arthur Russell

Happy birthday to the late Arthur Russell, born this day in 1952! Here's somebody's recent video for his mid-'80s recording "That's Us/Wild Combination."

Moe Tucker

Happy birthday to Moe Tucker, born this day in 1944! Here's the Velvet Underground's "White Light/White Heat" set to footage of the band from 1966.

Annie Holland

Happy birthday to Annie Holland, born this day in 1965! Here she is with Elastica, playing "Line Up" live on TV in 1994.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Elvis Costello

Happy birthday to Elvis Costello, born this day in 1954! Here he is playing "Shipbuilding" live--I'm guessing around 1986.

Terminator X

Happy birthday to Terminator X, born this day in 1966! Here's his 1991 video for "Buck Whylin'," featuring Chuck D and Sister Souljah.

Stuart Murdoch

Happy birthday to Stuart Murdoch, born this day in 1968! Here he is playing "The Boy with the Arab Strap" on TV with Belle & Sebastian, circa 1999.

Sunday, August 24, 2008


Happy birthday to Pebbles, born this day in 1964! Here's her 1988 video for one of the most beautiful songs ever written, "Mercedes Boy."

John Cipollina

Happy birthday to the late John Cipollina, born this day in 1943! Here he is playing "Mona" with Quicksilver Messenger Service in 1969.