Music from the UK – Happy birthday Pete Townshend (70)

„I hope I die before I get old“ lyrics from his great song “My Generation” from 1965 , which reached place two in the UK charts this year in November 25th. 1965 , the year when the Beatles released “Help”, the Rolling Stones “Satisfaction” .

Pete Townshend was and is still the head of the Rock group “The Who ” born May 19th 1945.

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Music from the US – The Blues Brothers

John Adam Belushi (born January 24, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, † March 5, 1982 in West Hollywood) was an American singer and film actor and the brother of the blues musician and actor James Belushi.

yesterday was his 65 birthday , Happy Birthday

Together with Dan Akroyd and the band he was the main actor in the John Landis film “Blues Brothers” from 1980.  many celebrities could be seen in guest appearances, including Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, John Lee Hooker, Chaka Khan, Carrie Fisher, Frank Oz, Twiggy, Steven Spielberg, Joe Walsh, John Candy and Charles Napier.

Here is their song “Rawhide ” and “Everybody needs somebody ” both clips from the movie

 

Music from the US – Fiona Apple

Fiona Apple , born exactly 36 years ago today, is an US-american singer-songwirter and pianist. She already released a grammy in 1996 for her single “Criminal”:

Music from the UK – Robert Plant (Happy Birthday !)

Robert Anthony Plant, CBE (born August 20, 1948 in West Bromwich, Staffordshire) is an English rock musician. From 1968 to 1980 he was the lead singer of the British rock band Led Zeppelin.

Today is his 65th birthday , Happy Birthday Robert !

Here is one song of his solo career ” Shine it all around ”

Morning Dew

and the legendary Kashmir , together with Led Zeppelin

Oh let the sun beat down upon my face, stars to fill my dream
I am a traveler of both time and space, to be where I have been
To sit with elders of the gentle race, this world has seldom seen
They talk of days for which they sit and wait and all will be revealed

Talk and song from tongues of lilting grace, whose sounds caress my ear
But not a word I heard could I relate, the story was quite clear
Oh, oh.

Oh, I been flying… mama, there ain’t no denyin’
I’ve been flying, ain’t no denyin’, no denyin’

All I see turns to brown, as the sun burns the ground
And my eyes fill with sand, as I scan this wasted land
Trying to find, trying to find where I’ve been.

Oh, pilot of the storm who leaves no trace, like thoughts inside a dream
Heed the path that led me to that place, yellow desert stream
My Shangri-La beneath the summer moon, I will return again
Sure as the dust that floats high in June, when movin’ through Kashmir.

Oh, father of the four winds, fill my sails, across the sea of years
With no provision but an open face, along the straits of fear
Ohh.

When I’m on, when I’m on my way, yeah
When I see, when I see the way, you stay-yeah

Ooh, yeah-yeah, ooh, yeah-yeah, when I’m down…
Ooh, yeah-yeah, ooh, yeah-yeah, well I’m down, so down
Ooh, my baby, oooh, my baby, let me take you there

Let me take you there. Let me take you there

 

Music from the UK – The Sex Pistols

Happy Birthday – on 28th of octobre in 1977 , 35 years ago , the Sex Pistols released their most famous album “Never mind the Bollocks ” what a great B-Day !

Here is the full album , if you are in the mood for a punk n pogo party ^^ Here are the Sex Pistols

Music from Austria – Udo Jürgens

This one is for my blonde friend who turned 17 today :) “17 Jahr, blondes Haar” (“17 years, blonde hair”) ;)
Udo Jürgens is an Austrian composer and singer. He is one of the most popular musicians in the German speaking area.

Music from the US – Paul Simon

Paul Frederic Simon (born 13 October 1941 in Newark, New Jersey ) is an American musician and actor. (former member of the duo Simon & Garfunkel)

Thanks to Jeff I saw that 1. it is his birthday today (he is turning 71) and 2. I found out that we never featured him before unless he made an awesome record in 1986 “Graceland” with african influences – I’ve loved this album since my youth .

Here is his song “Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes”