A music video birthday blog.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Chris Lowe

Happy birthday to Chris Lowe, born this day in 1959! Here he is playing "Left To My Own Devices" with Pet Shop Boys in 2004.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Chubby Checker

Happy birthday to Chubby Checker, born this day in 1941! Here he is singing "The Twist" in 1960.

Steve Reich

Happy birthday to Steve Reich, born this day in 1936! I think this clip is him and someone else performing his piece "Clapping Music" in the early '70s; further information would be very welcome.

Lindsay Buckingham

Happy birthday to Lindsay Buckingham, born this day in 1949! Here's his mid-'80s video for "Holiday Road."

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Richard Hell

Happy birthday to Richard Hell, born this day in 1949! Here's a circa-1978 video for "Blank Generation" by Richard Hell & the Voidoids.


Happy birthday to Sting, born this day in 1951! Here he is with the Police, playing "Can't Stand Losing You" and "Next to You" on TV in 1978.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Mariska Veres

Happy birthday to Mariska Veres, born this day in 1948! Here she is singing "Inkpot" with Shocking Blue in 1972.

Youssou N'Dour

Happy birthday to Youssou N'Dour, born this day in 1959! Here he is performing "My Daughter" on TV in the late '80s.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Hector Lavoe

Happy birthday to Hector Lavoe, born this day in 1946! Here he is singing "Che Che Colé" with Willie Colon sometime in the mid-'70s, I think.

Marc Bolan

Happy birthday to the late Marc Bolan, born this day in 1947! Here he is lip-synching "Ride a White Swan" with T. Rex on TV in 1970.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Mari Wilson

Happy birthday to Mari Wilson, born this day in 1957! Here she is in her 1983 video for "Just What I've Always Wanted."

Jerry Lee Lewis

Happy birthday to Jerry Lee Lewis, born this day in 1935! Here he is singing "You Win Again" in 1964.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Koko Taylor

Happy birthday to Koko Taylor, born this day in 1928! Here she is singing "Wang Dang Doodle" in 1969.

Moon Unit Zappa

Happy birthday to Moon Unit Zappa, born this day in 1967! Here she is performing "Valley Girl" on TV in 1982.