Tag Archive | Happy Birthday

The Party’s Over

Balloons in the Garbage
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Colorful Happy Birthday Balloons Discarded in the Garbage Bin Located at the corner of West 19th Street and Seventh Avenue.

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Happy Birthday, Steve Harris of Iron Maiden!

Steve Harris of Iron Maiden
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Steve Harris, bassist and brain trust for Iron Maiden was born on this day, March 12th, in 1956. Happy Birthday, Steve, and Death to False Metal!

Happy Birthday, Eddie Izzard!

Eddie Izzard

British Comedian/Actor, Marathon Runner and Action Transvestite Eddie Izzard was born on this day, February 7th, in 1962. That makes him exactly one day younger than Axl Rose! Just take a look at the two of them and see who is better preserved at this still relatively young age! I just saw Eddie perform here in NYC on Monday of this week while car shopping and he was completely hilarious! Happy Birthday, Eddie!

Eddie Izzard Work in Progress Ticket

Happy Birthday, Axl Rose

Axl Rose Rock In RioRemember when we thought This Guy was the Crazy Axl Rose? Ah, memories.

William Bruce Bailey, also known as Axl Rose, celebrates his 51st Birthday today, having been born on Febrary 6th, 1962. I feel bad that Axl has lost his mind and become such a dick, but I guess we can always look back on Appetite for Destruction, which is a work of genius, and remember the good times. Happy Birthday Axl. Have some cake.

GNR Birthday Cake
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Happy Birthday, Julian Cope!

Julian Cope Leather Jacket and Hat
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Julian Cope, Musician, author, musicologist and recognized authority on Neolithic culture was born on this day, October 21st, in 1957. I first became a huge fan of Julian as the lead vocalist for Liverpool-based post-punk band, The Teardrop Explodes and had the opportunity to see him perform as a solo artist many times back in the ’80s. His first autobiography, Head On is also one of the most amazing rock biographies I’ve ever read. Learn more about what Julian is up to these days at This Link! Happy Birthday, Julian!

Happy Birthday, Colin Blunstone!

Colin Blunstone 73

Colin Blunstone, singer for The Zombies and solo artist was born on this day June 24th, in 1945. I’ve been very lucky to see Colin perform three times, once doing his solo stuff and twice with keyboard player Rod Argent as the reformed Zombies, doing all of that band’s greatest hits of the 60s as well as popular tunes from Rod’s 70s band, Argent. I can tell you that Colin’s voice is still as buttery smooth and seductive today as it was when he was a teenager. Happy Birthday, Colin!

Happy Birthday, Rod Argent!

Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent
Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent

Keyboard player and composer Rod Argent of The Zombies and Argent was born on this day, June 14th, in 1945. Read my review of The Zombies mind blowingly great 2011 performance at NYC’s City Winery at This Link. Happy Birthday, Rod!