Happy 75 To Superwoman LAURIE ANDERSON

5 June 2022

Experimental musician LAURIE ANDERSON was born on 5 June 1947 in Illinois.

Happy 75 to the avant-garde artist who released 7 studio albums between
1984 and 2010, with Homeland as her most recent one. She collaborated
with countless artists too.

Laurie and late legend Lou Reed were partners for 21 years, they
married in 2008, five years before her husband passed away, in 2013.

Her best-known album Big Science was released 40 years ago (April 1982).

Three great Laurie Anderson moments.

– O SUPERMAN-

– LANGUAGE IS A VIRUS –
From her 1986 LP Home Of The Brave

– HANG ON TO YOUR EMOTIONS –
A Reed song from his 1996 album Set the Twilight Reeling

Waking With Up… With The 75 Birthday Of RON WOOD

Works faster than caffeine

1 June 2022

Ronald David Wood, better known in the rock and roll world as RONNIE WOOD,
was born in Hillingdon, London on 1 June 1947. Happy 75 to one of the most
respected and prolific guitar players in music history.

He started his career in 1964 with English R & B band The Birds (1964-1966),
then switched to The Jeff Beck Group for 2 years, and 2 albums (as bass player).

Thereafter he joined the Faces after Steve Marriott left (then named ‘Small Faces‘),
made 4 LPs with the Rod Stewart fronted lads, before joining The Rolling Stones
in 1975.

He’s now gearing up with Jagger and Keef to go on tour to celebrate their
60th birthday. In between making 11 albums with The Stones, he found
time for 7 solo longlayers.

To celebrate Wood’s 75th birthday I woke up with a classic cracker
called Stay With Me, co-written with Rod The Mod for the Faces in 1971.

Stay with me, stay with me
For tonight you’d better stay with me, oh yeah
Stay with me, stay with me
For tonight you’d better stay with me

RONNIE WOOD: Story

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Happy 55 To The Chief NOEL GALLAGHER

29 May 2022


(Photo by Turn Up The Volume)

Noel Thomas David Gallagher was born in Manchester on 29 May 1967.

Happy 55 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 – 13 years ago, after the
umpteenth fight with his brother Liam.

3 big Noel moments…

– DON’T LOOK BACK IN ANGER –
(Live)

– THE MASTERPLAN –
(Live 1996)

– HOLY MOUNTAIN –
(From his third solo album)

NOEL GALLAGHER: Facebook

 

Happy 65 SIOUXSIE SIOUX

27 May 2022

Susan Janet Ballion, best known of course as SIOUXSIE SIOUX
the voice and face of her band The Banshees was born on
27 May 1957 in London.

Happy 65 to the Goth queen of punk. One of the most
charismatic and drop-dead gorgeous rock stars ever.

With The Banshees she recorded/released 11 studio albums.
With her husband Budgie, she made two LPs under the moniker
of The Creatures. And in 2007 she released her only criminally
underrated, solo longplayer Mantaray.

Three magic Siouxsie moments…

– HONG KONG GARDEN –

– KISS THEM FOR ME –

– SLOWDIVE –

What? 65?

It’s Not Dark Yet – Happy 81 To Living Songwriter Icon BOB DYLAN

24 May 2022

Robert Zimmernan was born on 24 May 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota.
Happy 81 to my all-time favorite singer-songwriter.

To mark the day here’s one of the most
affecting songs about getting older,
written by the man himself.

NOT DARK YET
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Shadows are falling and I’ve been here all day
It’s too hot to sleep, time is running away
Feel like my soul has turned into steel
I’ve still got the scars that the sun didn’t heal
There’s not even room enough to be anywhere
It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there

Well, my sense of humanity has gone down the drain
Behind every beautiful thing there’s been some kind of pain
She wrote me a letter and she wrote it so kind
She put down in writing what was in her mind
I just don’t see why I should even care
It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there

Well, I’ve been to London and I’ve been to gay Paree
I’ve followed the river and I got to the sea
I’ve been down on the bottom of a world full of lies
I ain’t looking for nothing in anyone’s eyes
Sometimes my burden seems more than I can bear
It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there

I was born here and I’ll die here against my will
I know it looks like I’m moving, but I’m standing still
Every nerve in my body is so vacant and numb
I can’t even remember what it was I came here to get away from
Don’t even hear a murmur of a prayer
It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there

Happy B. To JOEY RAMONE – PETE TOWNSHEND And GRACE JONES

JOEY RAMONE

Born 19 May 1951.
The great late Ramone icon
would have turned 71 today.

Gabba Gabba Joey

________________________________________________________________________________________________

PETE TOWNSHEND

Born 19 May 1945.
Happy 77!

Back in your generation days

________________________________________________________________________________________________

GRACE JONES

Born 19 May 1948.
Happy 74!

Me too, Grace

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Joey Ramone: cover of his debut solo LP
Pete Townshend: cover of ‘Empty Glass’ album
Grace Jones: cover of her ‘Hurricane’ album

Happy 60 To DEPECHE MODE Voice DAVE GAHAN

9 May 2022

DAVE GAHAN was born, named David Callcott
in Epping, England 60 years ago, on 9 May 1962.

Happy birthday to the man who’s been the charismatic face and vox of
British lionized darkwave heroes DEPECHE MODE for 42 years now.

With DM he made 14 studio LPs (so far). With production and remix duo
Soulsavers he canned three longpayers with covers album Imposter as
the most recent one, released last year. He also released two solo albums.

Three great GAHAN moments

– JUST CAN’T GET ENOUGH –

– PERSONAL JESUS –

– DIRTY STICKY FLOORS –

DEPECHE MODE: Facebook
SOULSAVERS: Facebook

Happy B. To KIM GORDON

A year older

28 April 2022

KIM ALTHEA GORDON was born 68 years ago in Rochester, New York.

Widely know for being a prominent member, along with her ex-husband
Thurston Moore of prodigious noise-addicts Sonic Youth (1981–2011 / 15 LPs).

After the band’s split the blonde heroine played with several short-lived groups
(Free Kitten, Body/Head, Glitterbust) before canning her first ace solo album No Home Record three years ago. It was Turn Up The Volume‘s numero uno longplayer of 2019.

Three great Kim moments to celebrate her birthday…

– KOOL THING –
(Sonic Youth, 1990)

– AIR BNB –
(From solo album, ace live version)

– JAMS RUNS FREE –
(Sonic Youth, 2006)

KIM GORDON: Facebook – Spotify

(Image on top: cover of her 2021 single ‘Grassing Jeans’)

Happy 75 To THE PASSENGER!

A year older

22 April 2022

The one and only real Punkfather was born James Newell Osterberg Jr
aka IGGY POP on 21 April 1947 in Muskegon, Michigan. He started moving,
falling, standing up, going totally nuts, and yelling like a madman in 1960.

He canned 5 albums with The Stooges and 18 solo LPs (so far). For the past few
years, he was a guest on countless tracks of other artists. I wonder sometimes how
all these (former) junkies and 24-hour party animals survive and still kickin’ hard.
Anyway…

Happy 75 to the passenger!

The dog is getting older but he still has the heart of a young party animal.
Here’s the living legend still going berserk off and on stage!

– I WANNA BE YOUR DOG –

Have a mad lust for life birthday, Mister Pop…

Not done yet…

IGGY POP: Facebook – Discography

Happy Monday Birthday To BEZ!

18 April 2022

Mark Berry aka BEZ was born 57 years
ago, on 18 April 1964 in Salford, England.

He was/is the crazy dancing star and (now also a TV celebrity) of
Madchester legends Happy Mondays, the 24-party people who
had their golden (dope) years in the 90s. They broke up and reunite
several times and are now performing for some time again for
sell-out crowds.

Happy 57 to happy Monday BEZ!