A music video birthday blog.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Tenpole Tudor

Happy birthday to Tenpole Tudor, born this day in 1956! Here's his 1981-or-so video for "Swords of a Thousand Men." Rather Antmusic-ish.

Lotte Lenya

Happy birthday to the late Lotte Lenya, born this day in 1898! Here she is singing "Pirate Jenny" in the 1931 film of The Threepenny Opera.

Chuck Berry

Happy birthday to Chuck Berry, born this day in 1926! Here he is playing "Little Queenie" in 1958.

Laura Nyro

Happy birthday to the late Laura Nyro, born this day in 1947! Here she is singing "He's a Runner" in 1969.

Friday, October 17, 2008

The Singing Nun

Happy birthday to the late Singing Nun, born this day in 1933! Here she is singing "Dominique" (and some other songs) in 1963.

David St. Hubbins

Happy birthday to David St. Hubbins, born this day in 1947! Here he is playing "Gimme Some Money" with Spinal Tap in the mid-'60s.


Happy birthday to Eminem, born this day in 1972! Here he is doing a guest spot on the Notorious B.I.G.'s (posthumous and distinctly NSFW) "Dead Wrong."

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sugar Pie DeSanto

Happy birthday to Sugar Pie DeSanto, born this day in 1935! Here she is singing "Rock Me Baby" in 1964.


Happy birthday to the late Nico, born this day in 1938! Here she is singing "Heroes" sometime in the '80s, apparently backed up by the Blue Orchids.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Victoria Spivey

Happy birthday to the late Victoria Spivey, born this day in 1906! Here she is singing "TB Blues" in 1963.

Fela Kuti

Happy birthday to the late Fela Kuti, born this day in 1938! Here he is performing "Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense" with Egypt 80 sometime in the mid-'80s.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Cliff Richard

Happy birthday to Cliff Richard, born this day in 1940! Here he is singing "Please Don't Tease" with Cliff Richard & the Shadows in 1960.

Thomas Dolby

Happy birthday to Thomas Dolby, born this day in 1958! Here's Dolby's Cube's circa-1990 video for "May the Cube Be With You," one of his collaborations with George Clinton.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Paul Simon

Happy birthday to Paul Simon, born this day in 1941! Here's a very peculiar late-'80s video for the 1972 recording of "Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard," featuring an introduction by Big Daddy Kane and Biz Markie. I'm not kidding.

Pharoah Sanders

Happy birthday to Pharoah Sanders, born this day in 1940! Here he is playing "Thembi" on TV in the late '80s.

Chris Farlowe

Happy birthday to Chris Farlowe, born this day in 1940! Here he is singing "Out of Time" in 1966.

Simon Nicol

Happy birthday to Simon Nicol, born this day in 1950! Here he is playing "Walk Awhile" with Fairport Convention in 1970.

Henri Padovani

Happy birthday to Henri Padovani, born this day in 1952! Here he is playing "Clouds in Venice" with the original (pre-Andy Summers) incarnation of the Police in 1977.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sam Moore

Happy birthday to Sam Moore, born this day in 1935! Here he is singing "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby" with Sam & Dave" in 1967.

Bob Mould

Happy birthday to Bob Mould, born this day in 1961! Here's his 1989 video for "See a Little Light."