A music video birthday blog.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Robbie Shakespeare

Happy birthday to Robbie Shakespeare, born this day in 1953! Here he is playing "Boops (Here to Go)" with Sly & Robbie on TV in 1987.

Shaun Cassidy

Happy birthday to Shaun Cassidy, born this day in 1958! Here he is singing "That's Rock 'n' Roll" on the Grammies in 1977.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Georgie Fame

Happy birthday to Georgie Fame, born this day in 1943! Here he is singing "Yeh, Yeh" with Georgie Fame & the Blue Flames in 1965.

Olivia Newton-John

Happy birthday to Olivia Newton-John, born this day in 1948! Here she is with Toomorrow in 1970, singing (backup vocals on) "Taking Our Own Sweet Time" in a science fiction musical...

Tracey Thorn

Happy birthday to Tracey Thorn, born this day in 1962! Here's the Marine Girls' video for "A Place in the Sun," circa 1982.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sam Rivers

Happy birthday to Sam Rivers, born this day in 1923! Here he is playing "Lester Leaps In" with Roots in 1992.

Ian Tyson

Happy birthday to Ian Tyson, born this day in 1933! Here he is singing "Greenwood Sidie-O" as half of Ian & Sylvia in the mid-'60s.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Jerry Donahue

Happy birthday to Jerry Donahue, born this day in 1946! Here he is playing "Gypsy Davey" with Fotheringay in 1970.

Gerry Marsden

Happy birthday to Gerry Marsden, born this day in 1942! Here he is playing "Ferry Cross the Mersey" with Gerry & the Pacemakers in 1965.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Albert Ammons

Happy birthday to the late Albert Ammons, born this day in 1907! Here he is playing "Boogie Woogie Dream" with Pete Johnson in a 1944 clip--the good stuff starts about five minutes in and is very much worth it.

John Coltrane

Happy birthday to the late John Coltrane, born this day in 1926! Here he is playing "Naima" in 1965 with his quartet.

Ray Charles

Happy birthday to the late Ray Charles, born this day in 1930! Here he is playing "Hallelujah I Love Her So" in 1955.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Toni Basil

Happy birthday to Toni Basil, born this day in 1943! Here's her 1982 video for "Shopping from A to Z." Yes--it's a different Toni Basil song...

Joan Jett

Happy birthday to Joan Jett, born this day in 1960! Here's Joan Jett & the Blackhearts' 1983-or-so video for "Do You Wanna Touch."

Nick Cave

Happy birthday to Nick Cave, born this day in 1957! Here he is with the Birthday Party, doing "Release the Bats" in 1982.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Leonard Cohen

Happy birthday to Leonard Cohen, born this day in 1934! Here he is performing "The Stranger Song" on TV in 1967.

Slam Stewart

Happy birthday to the late Slam Stewart, born this day in 1914! Here is is with Slim & Slam, performing in a 1941 "soundie." Don't know what the song's called, but the second half is a very impressive dance routine...


Happy birthday to Trugoy the Dove, born this day in 1968! Here he is in De La Soul's 1989 video for (the remix of) "Buddy."