A music video birthday blog.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

John Paul Jones

Happy birthday to John Paul Jones, born this day in 1946! Here he is playing "We're Gonna Groove" with Led Zeppelin in 1970.


Happy birthday to Palmolive, born this day in 1955! Here she is in the Raincoats' 1979 video for "Fairytale in the Supermarket."

Friday, January 2, 2009

Dawn Silva

Happy birthday to Dawn Silva, born this day in 1954! Here she is singing "Birdie" with the Brides of Funkenstein in 1979.

Keith Gregory

Happy birthday to Keith Gregory, born this day in 1963! Here he is in Cha Cha Cohen's 1999 video for "Freon Shortwave."

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Amelia Fletcher

Happy birthday to Amelia Fletcher, born this day in 1966! Here she is in Heavenly's 1993 video for "Trophy Girlfriend."

Tessa Pollitt

Happy birthday to Tessa Pollitt, born this day in 1959! Here she is with the Slits in their 1979 video for "Typical Girls."

Grandmaster Flash

Happy birthday to Grandmaster Flash, born this day in 1958! Here's his circa-1981 video for "The Message."

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Donna Summer

Happy birthday to Donna Summer, born this day in 1948! Here's her 1989 video for "This Time I Know It's For Real."

Andy Summers

Happy birthday to Andy Summers, born this day in 1942! Here he is playing "The Bed's Too Big Without You" with the Police in 1979.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Bo Diddley

Happy birthday to the late Bo Diddley, born this day in 1928! Here he is playing "You Can't Judge a Book By Its Cover" on TV in the mid-'60s.

Robert Quine

Happy birthday to the late Robert Quine, born this day in 1942! Here he is playing "Some Kinda Love/Sister Ray" with Lou Reed in 1983.

Patti Smith

Happy birthday to Patti Smith, born this day in 1946! Here she is singing "Horses" and "Hey Joe" in 1976.

Jeff Lynne

Happy birthday to Jeff Lynne, born this day in 1947! Here he is playing "Brontosaurus" with the Move in 1970 or so.

Tracey Ullman

Happy birthday to Tracey Ullman, born this day in 1959! Here's her early-'80s video for "They Don't Know."

Monday, December 29, 2008

Marianne Faithfull

Happy birthday to Marianne Faithfull, born this day in 1946! Here's her early-'80s video for "The Ballad of Lucy Jordan."

Yvonne Elliman

Happy birthday to Yvonne Elliman, born this day in 1951! Here she is singing "If I Can't Have You" in 1977.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Pops Staples

Happy birthday to the late "Pops" Staples, born this day in 1915! Here he is playing "When Will We Be Paid" with the Staple Singers in 1971.

Alex Chilton

Happy birthday to Alex Chilton, born this day in 1950! Here he is singing "Turn on a Dream" and "Soul Deep" with the Box Tops in 1969.