A music video birthday blog.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Marlene Dietrich

Happy birthday to the late Marlene Dietrich, born this day in 1901! Here she is singing "Hot Voodoo" in 1932.


Happy birthday to Youth, born this day in 1961! Here he is playing "Wardance" with Killing Joke in 1982.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Lars Ulrich

Happy birthday to Lars Ulrich, born this day in 1963! Here he is playing "Breadfan" with Metallica in 1989.

Duke Fakir

Happy birthday to Duke Fakir, born this day in 1935! Here he is singing "Baby I Need Your Loving" with the Four Tops in 1964.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Cab Calloway

Happy birthday to the late Cab Calloway, born this day in 1907! Here he is performing "Minnie the Moocher" in a 1942 soundie. Hi-de-ho-ho-ho.

Annie Lennox

Happy birthday to Annie Lennox, born this day in 1954! Here she is in her pre-Eurythmics band the Tourists' 1979 video for "I Only Want to Be with You."

Bob Stanley

Happy birthday to Bob Stanley, born this day in 1964! Here he is in Saint Etienne's early-'90s video for "Nothing Can Stop Us."

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Lee Dorsey

Happy birthday to the late Lee Dorsey, born this day in 1924! Here he is performing "Working In the Coal Mine" in the mid-'60s.

Lemmy Kilmister

Happy birthday to Lemmy Kilmister, born this day in 1945! Here he is in Motörhead's mid-'80s video for "Killed By Death."

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Esther Phillips

Happy birthday to the late Esther Phillips, born this day in 1935! Here she is singing "And I Love Him" in 1965.

Tim Hardin

Happy birthday to the late Tim Hardin, born this day in 1941! Here he is singing "If I Were a Carpenter" in 1969.

Adrian Belew

Happy birthday to Adrian Belew, born this day in 1949! Here he is performing "Pretty Pink Rose" with David Bowie in 1990.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Robin and Maurice Gibb

Happy birthday to Robin and the late Maurice Gibb, born this day in 1949! Here they are performing "Massachusetts" with the Bee Gees in 1967.

Vanessa Paradis

Happy birthday to Vanessa Paradis, born this day in 1972! Here she is performing "I'm Waiting for the Man," circa 1993. Amazing how much that song's meaning changes with a woman singing it.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Carla Thomas

Happy birthday to Carla Thomas, born this day in 1942! Here she is singing "Pick Up the Pieces" in 1971.

Carl Wilson

Happy birthday to the late Carl Wilson, born this day in 1946! Here he is singing "God Only Knows" with the Beach Boys in 1969.

Betty Wright

Happy birthday to Betty Wright, born this day in 1953! Here she is singing "Shoorah Shoorah" on TV in 1975.