15 June 2021
Neville John “Noddy” Holder was born on 15 June 1946. Happy 75 to the
brilliantly loudmouthed frontman of glam rock legends SLADE who scored a
stunning series of massive get-down-and-get-with-it hits in the 70s. He left the
band in 1992, starting a new career as radio presenter, television personality,
actor and voice-over artist. Back in 1980 after Bon Scott, singer of legendary
hard rockers AC/DC passed away he was asked to replace Scott. Holder said
no: “My loyalty is to Slade”.
Well alright everybody, let your hair down
Want to see everybody get up off their seat
Clap your hands stamp your feet, get down
get with it
Three big Slade moments to
celebrate Noddy‘s birthday…
– GET DOWN AND GET WITH IT –
– CUM ON FEEL THE NOIZE –
– COZ I LUV YOU –
SLADE: Bio – Discography
(photo on top: cover of Holder’s book: ‘The World According To…)
10 June 2021
Kimberley Ann Deal was born in
Dayton, Ohio on 40 June 1961.
Original member and stellar Pixies bassist.
Made classic LP Last Splash with The Breeders
(with her twin sister Kelley) and a top one
with The Amps (‘Pacer’ – 1995).
Left Pixies in 2013 to reunite The Breeders
Simply one of the most genuine, most
outspoken, and coolest ladies ever in rock.
COOL AS FUCK!
Three knockouts to start
Kim‘s birthday party…
– GIGANTIC –
(With The Breeders)
– CANNONBALL –
– TIPP CITY –
(With The Amps)
Kim about the Internet (actually about women vs dudes)…
30 May 2021
Artist: STEPHEN MALKMUS
Who: The former Pavement ringleader. A successful
indie band from Stockton, CA. Active from 1989-1999.
They recorded 5 studio albums. Malkmus went solo
backed by different bands: Silver Jews (1992-1993),
The Crust Brothers (1998) and The Jicks (2001-2018).
Born: 30 May 1966 in Santa Monica, CA, US Happy 55!
3 big Malkmus moments…
– CUT YOUR HAIR –
(With Pavement – 1994)
– RATTLED BY THE RUSH –
(With Pavement – 1995)
– DEADO –
(Solo – 2001)
STEPHEN MALKMUS: Facebook
29 May 2021
Noel Thomas David Gallagher was born in Manchester on 29 May 1967.
Happy 54 to the superlative songwriter who wrote a series of unforgettable
world hits with Oasis (1991–2009), one of my all-time favorite bands (on record
and on stage). He went solo – with his High Flying Birds – 12 years ago, after the
umpteenth fight with his brother Liam.
3 big Noel moments…
– DON’T LOOK BACK IN ANGER –
– THE MASTERPLAN –
– HOLY MOUNTAIN –
(From his third solo album
NOEL GALLAGHER: Facebook
(photo by Turn Up The Volume!)
28 May 2021
John Cameron Fogerty was born in
Berkeley, California on 28 May 1945.
Happy 76 to a natural-born rocker and author of countless hits
as the charismatic frontman of legends Creedence Clearwater
Revival (also covering some songs of other artists, like I Put A Spell
On You and Run Through the Jungle). With the band he released 7
studio albums, solo he recorded 10 LPs (so far).
Maestro of a travelin’ band
who wanted to stop the rain
and put a spell on you
when the bad moon rises
above the green river
and down on the corner
where Susie Q looked
out her back door
Three big CCR/John Fogerty moments…
– BAD MOON RISING –
– SUZIE Q –
– TRAVELIN’ BAND –
JOHN FOGERTY: Facebook
26 May 2021
Gold dust woman
Stephanie Lynn “Stevie” Nicks was born on 26 May 1948
in Phoenix, Arizona. Happy 73 to the natural born star.
From 1972-1973 she formed a duo with her boyfriend
Lindsay Buckingham. They released one album called
Buckinham Nicks in 1973.
In 1974 Nicks and Buckingham (awesome guitarist) joined Fleetwood Mac who,
after their blues legend Peter Green left, became a pop/rock band, mind you,
a brilliant one. Between 1975 and today the group released 8 studio albums
with, of course Rumours as their multi-million selling magnum opus in 1977.
Stevie made as many solo albums herself.
Turn Up The Volume’s picked these three big Stevie moments…
– RHIANNON –
(Written by Nicks. On FM’s eponymous 1975 LP)
– DREAMS –
(Written by Nicks. From the ‘Rumours’ album)
– THE DEALER –
(From her 2014 solo album 24 Karat Gold)
STEVIE NICKS: Facebook
25 May 2021
John William Weller was born on 25 May 1958 in Woking, Surrey, UK.
Happy 63 to the former Jam and Style Council mastermind who started
his grand solo career back in 1990 and made/released 16 studio albums
(so far) with Fat Pop as the most recent one (came out 10 days ago).
Three big ones to celebrate…
– IN THE CITY –
(With The Jam – 1977)
– SPEAK LIKE A CHILD –
(With The Style Council – 1983)
– COSMIC FINGERS –
(Single from his brand new album Fat Pop)
PAUL WELLER: Facebook
(Image on top: cover of his solo album ‘True Meanings’)
24 May 2021
Living legend, eternal troubadour, and once-in-a-lifetime singer-songwriter
Robert Allen Zimmerman aka Bob Dylan was born on 24 May 1941 in
Duluth, Minnesota, U.S.
Happy 80, tambourine man.
May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
May you stay forever young…
Dylan is my all-time fav
Why? He was/is a…
unique rhyme expert
rare nasal voice
(hated by many)
enigmatic human being
master of metaphors
a musical centipede
a rolling stone
Here’s a brilliant video for a brilliant song..
It was a hard job to do but finally, I managed
to pick 50 of his most unforgettable songs…
So far, he made 39 studio albums.
For every mediocre one (yes, he wasn’t
perfect at all) he had a brilliant one…
My TOP-5 DYLAN LPs…
– Highway 61 Revisited – 1965
– Bringing It All Back Home – 1965
– Blonde On Blonde – 1966
– Blood On The Tracks – 1975
– Desire – 1976
Bob Dylan: Website – Facebook
19 May 2021
Grace Beverly Jones was born on 19 May 1948 in Spanish Town, Jamaica.
One of the coolest stars ever in my ‘coolest stars ever’ book. She’s outspoken,
sexy and blessed with a magnificent sensual voice. Her overall don’t mess with
me attitude is utterly special. Happy 73, lady Grace. Wish you a very long vie
Two big ones to celebrate…
– I’VE SEEN THAT FACE BEFORE – 1981
– PULL UP TO THE BUMPER – (1981)
Go for it, Grace…
GRACE JONES: Website – Facebook
Queens Of The Stone Age‘s general Josh Homme celebrates his
48th birthday today. He was born in Joshua Tree, California, US
on 17th May 1973. Bring on the noise!
Let’s hope Josh feels good about it…