A music video birthday blog.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Sweet Pea Atkinson

Happy birthday to Sweet Pea Atkinson, born this day in 1945! Here's his 2007 video for "Slow Down."

Alannah Currie

Happy birthday to Alannah Currie, born this day in 1959! Here she is with the Thompson Twins, playing "In the Name of Love" on TV in 1982.

Friday, September 19, 2008


Happy birthday to Twiggy, born this day in 1949! Here she is singing "Here I Go Again" on TV in 1976.

Freda Payne

Happy birthday to Freda Payne, born this day in 1945! Here's her 1970 video for "Deeper and Deeper."

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Dee Dee Ramone

Happy birthday to the late Dee Dee Ramone, born this day in 1952! Here he is playing "Rockaway Beach" with the Ramones in 1977.

Lita Ford

Happy birthday to Lita Ford, born this day in 1958! Here she is performing "Cherry Bomb" with the Runaways in 1977.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hank Williams

Happy birthday to the late Hank Williams, born this day in 1923! Here he is performing "I Saw the Light" on TV (with Roy Acuff singing the first verse!), circa 1950.

Lord Jamar

Happy birthday to Lord Jamar, born this day in 1968! Here he is with Brand Nubian, performing "Slow Down" in 1990.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Colin Newman

Happy birthday to Colin Newman, born this day in 1954! Here he is with Wire, playing "Another the Letter" and "The 15th" on German TV in 1979.

Bilinda Butcher

Happy birthday to Bilinda Butcher, born this day in 1961! Here's My Bloody Valentine's 1991-or-so video for "Soon."

Justine Frischmann

Happy birthday to Justine Frischmann, born this day in 1969! Here's Elastica's 1994 video for "Stutter."

Monday, September 15, 2008

Cannonball Adderley

Happy birthday to the late Cannonball Adderley, born this day in 1928! Here he is playing "Work Song" with the Cannonball Adderley Sextet sometime in the early '60s.

Roy Acuff

Happy birthday to the late Roy Acuff, born this day in 1903! Here he is in the '50s sometime, playing "Baldknob Arkansas" on TV with Bashful Brother Oswald.

Paul Thomson

Happy birthday to Paul Thomson, born this day in 1976! Here's Franz Ferdinand covering the Beatles' "It Won't Be Long" in 2004.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Tom Cora

Happy birthday to the late Tom Cora, born this day in 1953! Here he is performing "The Passing" in 1993.


Happy birthday to Nas, born this day in 1973! Here's his 1994 video for "It Ain't Hard to Tell."