A music video birthday blog.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Dizzee Rascal

Happy birthday to Dizzee Rascal, born this day in 1985! Here's his 2007 video for "Old Skool." I admire the fact that to make it radio-friendly they had to switch out the entire chorus.

Calvin Johnson

Happy birthday to Calvin Johnson, born this day in 1961! Here he is playing "Black Candy" with Beat Happening in 1988.

Mary Hansen

Happy birthday to the late Mary Hansen, born this day in 1966! Here she is with Stereolab in 1996, playing "Stomach Worm."

Friday, October 31, 2008

Ethel Waters

Happy birthday to the late Ethel Waters, born this day in 1896! Here she is singing "His Eye Is on the Sparrow" in 1952.

Johnny Marr

Happy birthday to Johnny Marr, born this day in 1963! Here he is playing "You've Got Everything Now" live with the Smiths in 1983.

Annabella Lwin

Happy birthday to Annabella Lwin, born this day in 1965! Here she is in Bow Wow Wow's 1980 video for "C30 C60 C90 Go!"

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Happy birthday to Snow, born this day in 1968! Here's his 1993 video for "Informer."

Grace Slick

Happy birthday to Grace Slick, born this day in 1939! Here she is singing backup on "Jane" with Jefferson Starship on TV in 1981.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Peter Green

Happy birthday to Peter Green, born this day in 1946! Here he is playing "Rattlesnake Shake" with Fleetwood Mac in 1969 or so, on an apposite TV show.

Einar Orn

Happy birthday to Einar Örn, born this day in 1962! Here he is with Ghostigital, playing "Not Clean" in 2005.

Peter Stampfel

Happy birthday to Peter Stampfel, born this day in 1938! Here he is playing "Before the Deal Goes Down" in 2007.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Stephen Morris

Happy birthday to Stephen Morris, born this day in 1957! Here he is playing "Temptation" with New Order at the Ukrainian National Home in New York in 1981.

Wayne Fontana

Happy birthday to Wayne Fontana, born this day in 1945! Here he is playing "Game of Love" with Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders in 1965.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Simon Le Bon

Happy birthday to Simon Le Bon, born this day in 1958! Here he is in (the long version of) Arcadia's 1985 video for "Election Day."

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Mahalia Jackson

Happy birthday to the late Mahalia Jackson, born this day in 1911! Here she is singing "How I Got Over" sometime in the '60s.

Bootsy Collins

Happy birthday to Bootsy Collins, born this day in 1951! Here he is playing "Psychoticbumpschool" with Bootsy's Rubber Band in 1976.