Happy Birthday

Happy 71st Birthday Christopher Walken!

March 31, 2014

Many happy returns of this day to Christopher Walken — born March 31, 1943! I love watching him dance in the “Weapon of Choice” video …don’t you?

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Happy 57th Birthday Marlon Jackson!

March 12, 2014

I grew up as a Jackie Jackson and Jermaine Jackson fan girl when it came to the J5. Marlon was a few years younger than me and the teenaged me wanted a real man. (LOL) But once I saw and heard Marlon singing “Body,” in the video of the same name, I actually noticed him. […]

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Happy 83rd Birthday Miss Nancy Wilson!

February 20, 2014

I had the honor of seeing Miss Nancy Wilson perform a few years ago and it was a wonderful, wonderful concert. I don’t know if Miss Wilson is still performing, but if she is and you ever get the chance to see her you must go. Here are three live performance pieces for you and […]

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Happy 77th Birthday Roberta Flack!

February 10, 2014

b. 2/10/1937 1972 1975 The Very Best Of Roberta Flack  

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Happy 71st Birthday Dennis Edwards!

February 3, 2014

Born  2/3/1943 The Temptations perform “Plastic Man” on Soul Train Dennis with Siedah Garrett  in the Motown Promo video for “Don’t Look Any Further.” Performing as the three former leads of the Temtpations in 1991 London (Eddie Kendrick, David Ruffin & Dennis Edwards)

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Happy 63rd Birthday Harry (KC) Wayne Casey!

January 31, 2014

This is some of the best feel good music ever! Many happy returns to you K.C. — lead vocalist and keyboard player for the great K.C. and the Sunshine Band!

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Happy 258th Birthday Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart!

January 27, 2014

Mozart’s (born 1/27/1756) Symphony No 40 in G minor KV550 is one of my favorites. Enjoy.

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Happy 46th Birthday James (L.L. Cool J) Smith!

January 14, 2014

1987. This is LL’s first #1 R&B and Top 40 hit. 1990 1996 Remember these great moments in music? This is how we first came to know LL (born 1/14/1968) — through his music. Thanks for the entertainment sir.  Many Happy Returns of the day.  

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Happy 77th Birthday John Henry Kendricks aka Hank Ballard (November 18, 1936 to March 2, 2003)

November 18, 2013

As Hank said in his own words in 1961 — “I am the composer, author and originator of the Twist!” “Let’s Go Let’s Go Let’s Go,”  1960 #1 R&B, #6 Pop. Great interview with Hank. And here is Hank singing live, one of my favorite Rock and Roll Golden Oldies (and it was one of […]

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Happy 67th Birthday Jose Feliciano!

September 9, 2012

Everybody Loves Me I Wanna Be Where You Are Light My Fire Many happy returns to one of my favorite vocalist, guitarist and composer  Jose Feliciano! “Everybody Loves Me” and “I Wanna Be Where You Are”  (The Michael Jackson hit) are two of my favorite Feliciano recordings. Both are from his tenure at Motown Records. […]

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