AC/DC guitarist Angus Young was born on this day, March 31st, in 1955. Happy Birthday, Angus!
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!
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 and he was completely hilarious! Happy Birthday, Eddie!
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.
Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran was born on this day, October 27th, in 1958! Happy Birthday, Simon!
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!
Robert Plant was born on this day, August 20th, in 1948. Happy 64th Birthday, Robert!
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!
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!
A Cake Fit For a Prince (Image Source)
The Artist Formerly Known as Prince Rogers Nelson was born on this day, June 7th, in 1958.