Happy 44 To ALISON MOSSHART (The Kills)

23 November 2022

I’m a devoted THE KILLS fan and a devoted fan
of the charismatic ALISON MOSSHART voice/face.

Happy 44, Alison!

To celebrate, this sublime song and equally
sublime video for THE LAST GOODBYE (2011)

PICTURE THIS

The Kills in Amsterdam, 2016
Photos by Turn Up the Volume.


“I got my eyes on you”


“I don’t have my eyes on you anymore”


Jamie + Alisson


Down, but not out


All Kills together


Killer setlist

THE KILLS: All Albums – Instagram

Happy 50 To Hip-Hop-Pop Marshall EMINƎM!

17 October 2022

Marshall Bruce Mathers III was born on 17 October 1972
in St. Joseph, Missouri, U.S. Happy 50 to rap hero EMINƎM
who put pop in hip-hop.

He canned 11 LPs between 1996 and today, with The Real Slim Shady (1999),
The Marshall Matters LP (2000) and The Eminem Show (2002) as his biggest blockbusters. His most recent one is Music To Be Murdered By, released in 2020.
He acted in movies now and then, with a leading role in the semi-autobiographical
drama movie 8 Mile (2002). Marshall’s still in the picture but his groundbreaking
heydays are over.

3 big EMINƎM moments

– STAN –
From ‘The Marshall Matters LP’ – 2000

– WITHOUT ME –
From ‘The Eminem Show’ album – 2002

– LOSE YOURSELF –
From the 8-MILE soundtrack (2002)

EMINƎM: Bio – Discography – Instagram

(Image on top: cover of ‘Lose Yourself’ single)

Waking Up On… NILE RODGERS’ 70th Birthday

Works faster than caffeine

19 September 2022

Nile Gregory Rodgers Jr. was born in NYC on 19 September 1952. Happy 70 to a great musician/composer/producer who will be best known as the co-founder of soul/disco/funk collective Chic (1972–1983, 1990–1992, 1996–present) and their monster hit Le Freak.

Chic released 9 studio LPs of which It’s About Time (2018) is the most recent one. Solo, Rogers only made 2 longplayers, but he played on countless records of others and on all sorts of soundtracks. Le Freak is still very alive and very kickin’. Good Times indeed.

– GOOD TIMES –
Euphoria at Glastonbury – 2017

– LE FREAK –
1978

NILE RODGERS: Bio – Discography

Happy 71 CHRISSIE HYNDE

7 September 2022

Christine Ellen Hynde was born in Akron, Ohio on 7 September 1951. Happy 71 to an utterly cool songstress who flew to London in the mid 70s to dive into the punk scene of London where she joined the young brats who hung out at the late Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren’s fashion clothes shop SEX.

Later she was a writer for NME magazine, before starting her band
The Pretenders in 1978 who made 11 LPs between 1979 and 2020
and had multiple singles hits.

Three big Chrissie moments

– BRASS IN POCKET –
(1979)

– BACK ON THE CHAIN GANG –
(1982)

– I GOT YOU BABE –
(Sonny and Cher cover with UB 40.
This is a great live rendition at the
massive ‘Free Nelson Mandela
rock event in London in 1988)

CHRISSIE HYNDE: Biography – Discography

Happy 60 SHAUN RYDER

23 August 2022

Madchester hero SHAUN RYDER was born in
the City of Salford in Greater Manchester, UK
on 23 August 1962.

Happy 60 to the happy Monday, the black grape,
and the former 24-hour party man and dopehead
who’s still twisting his melon.

TUTV picked these 4 Great Ryder Moments to start the party.

– WROTE FOR LUCK
(With Happy Mondays)

– IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER –
(With Black Grape)

– MUMBO JUMBO –
(Solo)

– DARE –
(With Gorillaz)

SHAUN RYDER: Bio – Discography

Happy 70 To JOHNNY THUNDERS

15 July 2022

John Anthony Genzale was born 70 years ago today in Queens, New York. His mother was of Italian descent, and his father was of Italian, Russian-Jewish, and German-Jewish ancestry.

Before he joined (1971) the New York Dolls, the coolest glam and glitter gang in rock ‘n roll history, he had a couple bands of his own. He was a fanatic fan of Keith Richards. He copied his guitar style and his poses, while his sister styled his hair like Keef.

After 2 albums Johnny left to jump on the punk train and
formed The Heartbreakers with Richard Hell, who left soon.

Eventually, he started a solo career. He assembled a cast of ’70s punk and rock stars – Chrissie Hynde, Phil Lynott, Peter Perrett, Steve Marriott, and Pistols Paul Cook, and Steve Jones, among others – for his debut solo LP So Alone, released in 1978.

His masterstroke single You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory
was/is certainly his most memorable achievement.

After years of drug abuse, the rock guitar hero collapsed and died in 1991. R.I.P.

Three great Thunders moments

– NEW YORK DOLLS –

– THE HEARTBREAKERS –

– SOLO –

JOHNNY THUNDERS: Bio – Discography

Happy Birthday To Pin-Up Pop Queen DEBBIE HARRY!

1 July 2022

Angela Trimble aka the ultimate pin-up pop queen Debbie Harry
was born in Miami on 1 July 1945. Happy 77 to Blondie‘s first lady.

Picture this: a Sunday Girl with a Heart Of Glass always Hanging On
The Telephone
, one way or another, causing Rapture when the Tide Is
High
and always Dreaming of Denis who Ripped Her To Shreads. Please
Call Me, Debbie, In The Flesh.

Three top Debbie moments…

– SUNDAY GIRL –

– DENIS –

– HEART OF GLASS –

DEBBIE HARRY: Bio

(photo on top: Cover of Debbie/Blondie book called ‘Picture This’)

Happy 80 To Beach Boy Genius BRIAN WILSON

20 June 2022

Two days after Paul McCartney another music genius who doesn’t need
an introduction celebrates his 80th birthday. BRIAN DOUGH WILSON was
born 80 years ago in Inglewood, California.

The man with the golden ears for layers of harmonies and architect of symphonic pop orchestrations, co-founded The Beach Boys with 2 of his brothers (Carl and Dennis) and his nephew Mike Love in 1961. They were the pioneers of the surf sound. They fabricated 29 studio LPs between 1962 and 20212 (That’s Why God Made The Radio) and tons of Number One hits. Wilson’s best known compositions were/are covered by countless artists.

Between 1973 and 1982 Wilson had some severe mental problems.
He stayed in bed for most of the time and consumed drugs and alcohol
on a daily basis. He went from rehab to rehab. It took him years to recover.

I was taking some drugs and I experimented myself right out of action. … I’d sometimes go and record. But basically I just stayed in my bedroom. I was under the sheets and I watched television.

Fortunately he survived those dark years and afterward he joined the band
now and then at concerts before starting a solo career in 1988 and making
8 albums (so far). He still tours this very day.

Three big Brian Wilson moments

– GOOD VIBRATIONS –

– GOD ONLY KNOWS –

– LOVE AND MERCY –

SUMMER 2022 – TOUR DATES HERE

BRIAN WILSON: Discography – Website