A music video birthday blog.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Morris Day

Happy birthday to Morris Day, born this day in 1957! Here he is singing "The Walk" with Morris Day & the Time in 1982.

Tom Verlaine

Happy birthday to Tom Verlaine, born this day in 1949! Here he is playing "1880 Or So" with Television on TV in 1992.

Nick McCarthy

Happy birthday to Nick McCarthy, born this day in 1974! Here he is playing "It Won't Be Long" with Franz Ferdinand in 2004.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Gideon Kendall

Happy birthday to Gideon Kendall, born this day in 1966! Here he is singing "Fake Brain" with Fake Brain, sometime in the late '90s, I'd guess.

Dionne Warwick

Happy birthday to Dionne Warwick, born this day in 1940! Here she is lip-synching "Walk On By" on TV in 1964.

Sheila E.

Happy birthday to Sheila E., born this day in 1957! Here she is playing "Sister Fate" on TV in 1985.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Brenda Lee

Happy birthday to Brenda Lee, born this day in 1944! Here she is lip-synching "Sweet Nothin's" in 1960.

McCoy Tyner

Happy birthday to McCoy Tyner, born this day in 1938! Here he is doing a solo piano version of John Coltrane's "Giant Steps" in 1996.

Mos Def

Happy birthday to Mos Def, born this day in 1973! Here he is on the 2002 remix of DJ Shadow's "Six Days."

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Paul Hardcastle

Happy birthday to Paul Hardcastle, born this day in 1957! Here's his 1985 video for "19."

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Joan Armatrading

Happy birthday to Joan Armatrading, born this day in 1950! Here she is singing "Call Me Names" in 1983.

Neil Innes

Happy birthday to Neil Innes, born this day in 1944! Here he is singing "I Must Be In Love" with the original incarnation of the Rutles, in 1976.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Sinéad O'Connor

Happy birthday to Sinéad O'Connor, born this day in 1966! Here's her 1989-ish video for "I Want Your Hands On Me," guest-starring MC Lyte.

Paul Rutherford

Happy birthday to Paul Rutherford, born this day in 1959! Here's his 1990-or-so video for "Oh World."

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Claudia Brücken

Happy birthday to Claudia Brücken, born this day in 1963! Here she is in Act's 1987 video for "Snobbery and Decay."

Tom Waits

Happy birthday to Tom Waits, born this day in 1949! Here he is playing "The Heart of Saturday Night" on TV in 1975.

Matthew Shipp

Happy birthday to Matthew Shipp, born this day in 1960! Here he is playing what I'm pretty sure is an improvisation in Budapest earlier this year.