A music video birthday blog.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Charles Brown

Happy birthday to the late Charles Brown, born this day in 1922! Here he is performing "Driftin' Blues" in 1983.

Don Was

Happy birthday to Don Was, born this day in 1952! Here's Was (Not Was)'s 1990-or-so video for "I Feel Better than James Brown."

Friday, September 12, 2008

Ella Mae Morse

Happy birthday to the late Ella Mae Morse, born this day in 1924! Here's a mid-'40s soundie for "Cow Cow Boogie."

George Jones

Happy birthday to George Jones, born this day in 1931! Here he is singing "Stranger in the House" with Elvis Costello in stage in 1981.

Barry Andrews

Happy birthday to Barry Andrews, born this day in 1956! Here he is playing "Statue of Liberty" with XTC in 1978.

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Happy birthday to Moby, born this day in 1965! Here's the video for the 2003 remix of "Jam for the Ladies," featuring Princess Superstar.


Happy birthday to Ludacris, born this day in 1977! Here he is in the 2001 video for Missy Elliott's "One Minute Man."

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Yma Sumac

Happy birthday to Yma Sumac, born this day in 1928! Here she is singing "Tumpa" in the 1954 film "Secret of the Incas."

Roy Ayers

Happy birthday to Roy Ayers, born this day in 1940! Here he is with the Roots, playing "Proceed 2" in the late '90s.

Siobhan Fahey

Happy birthday to Siobhan Fahey, born this day in 1958! Here she is in Bananarama's 1987 video for "I Heard a Rumour."

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Dee Dee Sharp

Happy birthday to Dee Dee Sharp, born this day in 1945! Here she is singing "I Really Love You" in the early '60s.

Billy Preston

Happy birthday to the late Billy Preston, born this day in 1946! Here he is performing "That's the Way God Planned It" in the early '70s.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Neko Case

Happy birthday to Neko Case, born this day in 1970! Here's the New Pornographers' 2002 video for "The Laws Have Changed."

Jimmie Rodgers

Happy birthday to the late Jimmie Rodgers, born this day in 1897! Here he is in 1930, singing "Blue Yodel No. 1 (T for Texas)."

Peter Sellers

Happy birthday to the late Peter Sellers, born this day in 1925! Here he is in 1964, performing "A Hard Day's Night" as Lawrence Olivier's Richard III. Must see to believe.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Sonny Rollins

Happy birthday to Sonny Rollins, born this day in 1930! Here he is playing "52nd St. Theme" with Don Cherry and Billy Higgins in 1963.

Gloria Gaynor

Happy birthday to Gloria Gaynor, born this day in 1949! Here's her 1975 video for "Honey Bee," with some fantastic fuzz guitar at the beginning...

Alfa Anderson

Happy birthday to Alfa Anderson, born this day in 1946! Here she is singing "My Forbidden Lover" with Chic in 1979.