A music video birthday blog.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Buster Bloodvessel

Happy birthday to Buster Bloodvessel, born this day in 1958! Here he is with Bad Manners, performing "Can Can" live on TV in 1981.


Happy birthday to the late Sylvester, born this day in 1947! Here's his 1978 video for "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)."

Buddy Bolden

Happy birthday to my persona! Buddy Bolden was born this day in 1877. There are no known recordings of him. He invented jazz.

In honor of his birthday, if you're reading this and you don't know me personally, would you please post a comment? I'm just curious to see who's reading.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Kevin Saunderson

Happy birthday to Kevin Saunderson, born this day in 1964! Here's the 1988 video for Inner City's "Good Life."

Freddie Mercury

Happy birthday to the late Freddie Mercury, born this day in 1946! Here he is with Queen, performing "Liar" in 1973.

John Cage

Happy birthday to the late John Cage, born this day in 1912! Here he is performing "Water Walk" on TV in 1960.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Beyoncé Knowles

Happy birthday to Beyoncé Knowles, born this day in 1981! Here's her 2006 video for "Suga Mama."

Martin Chambers

Happy birthday to Martin Chambers, born this day in 1951! Here he is playing "Tattooed Love Boys" with the Pretenders live in 1981.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Al Jardine

Happy birthday to Al Jardine, born this day in 1942! Here he is singing lead with the Beach Boys on their version of "Cottonfields" in 1969. Note the not-too-accurate karaoke-style subtitles and Mike Love's hilariously blatant lack of interest.

Susanne Freytag

Happy birthday to Susanne Freytag, born this day in 1957! Here she is in Propaganda's 1985 video for "Duel."

Freddie King

Happy birthday to the late Freddie King, born this day in 1934! Here he is playing "Hideaway," sometime around 1963.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

John Zorn

Happy birthday to John Zorn, born this day in 1953! Here's Naked City's 1989-or-so video for "Batman."

Jimmy Clanton

Happy birthday to Jimmy Clanton, born this day in 1940! Here he is singing "Don't You Know" in 1959.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Bruce Foxton

Happy birthday to Bruce Foxton, born this day in 1955! Here he is in 1977, playing "All Over the World" on TV with the Jam--introduced by Marc Bolan!

Archie Bell

Happy birthday to Archie Bell, born this day in 1944! Here he is in 1968 with Archie Bell & the Drells, playing "Tighten Up" live on TV.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Debbie Gibson

Happy birthday to Debbie Gibson, born this day in 1970! Here's a mid-'90s MTV News clip that includes footage of her performing the Soft Boys' "I Wanna Destroy You" with the Circle Jerks. It's a strange world we live in.

Gerard Love

Happy birthday to Gerard Love, born this day in 1967! Here's Teenage Fanclub's 2000 video for "I Need Direction."