A music video birthday blog.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Luci Martin

Happy birthday to Luci Martin, born this day in 1955! Here she is singing "Le Freak" with Chic in 1979.

Pat Benatar

Happy birthday to Pat Benatar, born this day in 1953! Here's her early-'80s video for "A Little Too Late."

Friday, January 9, 2009

Tim Hart

Happy birthday to Tim Hart, born this day in 1948! Here he is playing "The Lark in the Morning" with Steeleye Span in 1970. Yes, that's Martin Carthy on backup vocals.

Jimmy Page

Happy birthday to Jimmy Page, born this day in 1944! Here he is playing "Shapes of Things" with the Yardbirds in 1967 or so.

Joan Baez

Happy birthday to Joan Baez, born this day in 1941! Here she is singing "I Pity the Poor Immigrant" with Bob Dylan on the Rolling Thunder tour in 1975.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

David Bowie

Happy birthday to David Bowie, born this day in 1947! Here he is singing "Starman" in 1972.

Elvis Presley

Happy birthday to the late Elvis Presley, born this day in 1935! Here he is singing "Crawfish" in 1958.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Mike McGear

Happy birthday to Mike McGear, born this day in 1944! Here he is singing "Lily the Pink" with the Scaffold in 1968.

Kathy Valentine

Happy birthday to Kathy Valentine, born this day in 1959! Here she is playing (a fragment of) "Johnny Are You Queer?" with the Go-Go's in 1979.

Rory Storm

Happy birthday to the late Rory Storm, born this day in 1938! Here he is with Rory Storm & the Hurricanes, playing "I Know (You Don't Love Me No More)" in, I'd guess, 1963.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Jazzie B

Happy birthday to Jazzie B, born this day in 1963! Here he is in Soul II Soul's 1988 video for "Fairplay."

Wilbert Harrison

Happy birthday to the late Wilbert Harrison, born this day in 1929! Here he is singing "Stagger Lee" sometime in the '50s.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Kate Schellenbach

Happy birthday to Kate Schellenbach, born this day in 1966! Here she is playing "Here" with Luscious Jackson in 1995.

Chris Stein

Happy birthday to Chris Stein, born this day in 1950! Here he is playing "(I'm Always Touched By Your) Presence Dear" with Blondie in 1978.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Bernard Sumner

Happy birthday to Bernard Sumner, born this day in 1956! Here he is in Electronic's 1990-or-so video for "Getting Away With It," directed by Chris Marker.

Ann Magnuson

Happy birthday to Ann Magnuson, born this day in 1956! Here she is in Bongwater's 1989 video for "The Drum."

Beth Gibbons

Happy birthday to Beth Gibbons, born this day in 1965! Here she is singing "Threads" with Portishead in 2008.

Michael Stipe

Happy birthday to Michael Stipe, born this day in 1960! Here he is singing "Radio Free Europe" with R.E.M. on TV in 1983.

Arthur Conley

Happy birthday to the late Arthur Conley, born this day in 1946! Here he is singing "Whole Lotta Woman" and "Sweet Soul Music" in 1967.

Nels Cline

Happy birthday to Nels Cline, born this day in 1956! Here he is playing "Impossible Germany" with Wilco in 2007.

Slim Gaillard

Happy birthday to the late Slim Gaillard, born this day in 1916! Here he is playing "Laguna O-Rooney" sometime in the '40s. January 4 is a very important day.