23 September 2021
No introduction is needed for this living legend. Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen
was born in Long Branch (New Jersey) on 23 September 1949. Happy 72 to The Boss.
He already hit the scene in 1964 and has made 20 studio albums so far, with the 2020 top LP Letter To You as his most recent one. He became a worldwide bona fide rock star with million-seller longplayer Born In The USA in 1984, but my favorite still is the tremendously passionate Darkness On The Edge Of Town (actually along with the equally brilliant Nebraska).
Three big (live) Springsteen moments…
– PROMISED LAND –
(From ‘Darkness On The Edge Of Town’)
– THE RIVER –
(From the same-titled 1980 LP)
– BORN TO RUN –
And my favorite Bruce album…
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: Career – All Albums
22 September 2021
My wife and I wish you a fantastic 64th birthday
and on this occasion we want to thank you once
again for writing our wedding song. The lyrics
reflected exactly what we felt then, and still
Mr. and Mrs. Turn Up The Volume
Come sail your ships around me
And burn your bridges down
We make a little history, baby
Every time you come around
21 September 2021
Mad for it rock ‘n’ roll star LIAM GALLAGHER
was born this day in 1972. Happy 49!
And this Thursday – 23 September – sees the premiere of
OASIS KNEBWORTH 1996. A rockumentary about the two
historic concerts Oasis played at Knebworth in the UK 25
years ago, on 10 and 11 August 1996.
More info & tickets here.
To make all fans already drooling right now here’s previously unseen
performance footage of Champagne Supernova – part of the movie –
featuring The Stone Roses guitarist John Squire with commentary from
Noel Gallagher & Bonehead.
Happy birthday, Liam
Happy birthday, Knebworth…
Happy 49!! (photo by Turn Up The Volume – Brussels 2018)
11 September 2021
Richard Paul Ashcroft was born on 11 September 1971 in Wigan, UK. Happy 50 to the former madman maestro of THE VERVE with whom he scored a classic masterpiece LP
in 1997 with Urban Hymns. But the band had more fights than albums, so after a couple of splits and reunions, it was over (well, you never know with these guys).
Ashcroft delivered 5 solo albums so far with Natural Rebel (2018) as his most recent one.
Here come 3 big RA moments to celebrate the loudmouth’s birthday…
– BITTERSWEET SYMPHONY –
(awesome live rendition)
– THIS IS MUSIC –
– THIS IS HOW IT FEELS –
RICHARD ASHCROFT: Career
Don’t forget to have your vaccinations, Richard …
7 September 2021
Christine Ellen Hynde was born on 7 September 1951
in Akron, Ohio, US. Happy 70 Chrissie! Forever young!
She formed world-famous pop/rock band the Pretenders in 1975 and became their primary singer-songwriter, guitarist and their gorgeous face. After all these years the band’s still going strong. So far they released 11 studio albums with Hate For Sale (2020)
as the most recent one.
Her flamboyance, her outspokenness, her huge pop songwriting skills
and her don’t mess with me rock chick girl appearance is still intact, she’s
just a little bit older. Coolness in motion.
Turn Up The Volume picked these
3 top Chrissie moments to celebrate
the eternal Riot pop grrrl’s birthday.
– BRASS IN POCKET –
– 2000 MILES –
– BACK ON THE CHAIN GANG –
(Striking live performance)
CHRISSIE HYNDE: Career
(photo: from the front cover of her solo album ‘Stockholm’)
27 August 2021
Shirley Manson was born on 26 August 1966 in Edinburgh, Scotland .
Happy 55 to the fabulous frontwoman/lyricist of glowing rockers Garbage.
She was the first ever artist to receive the NME Icon Award. This says
it all about Shirley‘s outstanding career, but it was also an appreciation of
who she is as human being. A caring and combative feminist. And, yes,
she’s gorgeously beautiful and sexy. Genuine coolness.
To celebrate here are 3 fantastic Shirly Manson moments…
– I THINK I’M PARANOID –
– BLEED LIKE ME –
– NO GODS NO MASTERS –
GARBAGE: Facebook – Discography
(From a 2019 interview with NME)
8 August 2021
David Howell Evans – better know as The Edge – was born
on 8 August 1961 in London, UK. Happy 60 to the brilliant
guitarist who defined the electrifying sound of mega stars U2 .
He moved with his family to Dublin, Ireland at the age of 2.
During his triumphant career, he also played with big
shots like Johnny Cash, B.B. King, Tina Turner en Ron Wood.
Anecdote: he’s the proud owner of 200 guitars.
The Edge: “By referencing our past, by allowing ourselves to sound
like the ‘old U2’—the Eighties U2—we’re not in a box anymore. Now
we’re free to sound any way we please. It’s very liberating.”
Three big EDGE moments…
– PRIDE (In The Name Of Love) –
– WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME –
– OUT OF CONTROL –
(Brussels 2017 – Photo by Turn Up The Volume)
3 August 2021
Deborah Ann Dyer aka SKIN was born on 3 August 1967.
Happy 54 to the flamboyant and high-energetic lady and
frontwoman of rad British rockers SKUNK ANANSIE who
started to kick ass back in 1994 and released six studio
albums so far.
Three big Skin moments to start the birthday party…
– LATELY –
– WEAK –
– HEDONISM –
SKUNK ANANSIE: Bio – Facebook
26 July 2021
Sir Michael Philip Jagger was born on
26 July 1943 in Dartford, Kent, England.
to one of the living glimmer twin legends
to the driving force and iconic frontman and
moneymaker of his pretty famous Stones band.
No need to say more, I’ll let him do what he did/does
best, being the number one prima don-na of rock ‘n’ roll…
– HOT STUFF –
– START ME UP –
– HONKY TONK WOMEN –
He was looking for satisfaction, Mrs. Jagger…
17 July 2021
Louis Knox Barlow, better known as Lou Barlow, a slacker rock
veteran (with Dinosaur Jr, Sebadoh, several collaborations, and
now solo) was born on July 17, 1966 in Ohio. Happy 55, mate!
To celebrate his birthday, let’s have one of his
best strokes ever (in my book) with Sebadoh …
B-side: Sweet Surrender (a John Denver
cover, I repeat a John Denver cover)
Released: 10 January 1999
Album: The Sebadoh – the band’s 7th LP
The original video clip…
Last year Sebadoh reunited (Lou Barlow in the middle)
and released comeback album Act Surprised.