A music video birthday blog.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Tina Weymouth

Happy birthday to Tina Weymouth, born this day in 1950! Here she is with Talking Heads playing "Born Under Punches" live in 1980.

Hoagy Carmichael

Happy birthday to the late Hoagy Carmichael, born this day in 1899! Here he is playing "Lazybones" in a 1930 soundie.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Coleman Hawkins

Happy birthday to the late Coleman Hawkins, born this day in 1904! Here he is playing "Indian Summer"--not sure when exactly.


Happy birthday to Björk, born this day in 1965! Here's her video for "Bachelorette," which is arguably the greatest video ever made (it rotates for that position).

Dr. John

Happy birthday to Dr. John, born this day in 1940! Here he is playing "Right Place, Wrong Time" in the early '70s.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Robert Poss

Happy birthday to Robert Poss, born this day in 1956! Here he is playing "Now Is Now" with Band of Susans in 1991.

Norman Greenbaum

Happy birthday to Norman Greenbaum, born this day in 1942! Here's his 1971 video for "Spirit in the Sky."

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Pete Moore

Happy birthday to Pete Moore, born this day in 1939! Here he is singing "Tracks of My Tears" with Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, circa 1967.

Jason Pierce

Happy birthday to Jason Pierce, born this day in 1965! Here he is in Spacemen 3's circa-1989 video for "Hypnotized."

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Don Cherry

Happy birthday to the late Don Cherry, born this day in 1936! Here he is playing on TV in 1976.

Kim Wilde

Happy birthday to Kim Wilde, born this day in 1950! Here's her 1987 video for "You Keep Me Hangin' On." Is it heretical to say I like her arrangement at least as much as the Supremes'?

Monday, November 17, 2008

Gene Clark

Happy birthday to the late Gene Clark, born this day in 1941! Here he is playing "I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better" with the Byrds in 1965.

Kimya Dawson

Happy birthday to Kimya Dawson, born this day in 1972! Here she is singing "Who's Got the Crack" with Moldy Peaches in 2001.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Hubert Sumlin

Happy birthday to Hubert Sumlin, born this day in 1931! Here he is playing "How Many More Years" with Howlin' Wolf in 1966.

Garnet Mimms

Happy birthday to Garnet Mimms, born this day in 1933! Here he is singing "I'll Take Good Care of You" in 1966.