Tag Archive | 1958

Happy Birthday, Simon Le Bon!

Simon Le Bon Dreamy
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Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran was born on this day, October 27th, in 1958! Happy Birthday, Simon!

Happy Birthday, Prince!

Prince Birthday Cake
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The Artist Formerly Known as Prince Rogers Nelson was born on this day, June 7th, in 1958.

Happy Birthday, Keith Haring!

Keith Haring Google Doodle

Artist Keith Haring was born on this day May 4th in 1958. Keith passed on when he was just 31 years old — so young! But his art and message live on, and today Google honors what would have been Keith’s 54th Birthday with a fun Doodle inspired by his art. If you live in the tri-state area, be sure to see the Keith Haring retrospective up now through July 8th, 2012 at the Booklyn Museum.

Happy 54th Birthday, Gary Numan!

Gary Numan With Mic

Gary Numan, a highly influential musician in the field of modern electronic music, was born on this day, March 8th, in 1958. Additional Trivia: Gary Numan does not like cheese. Happy Birthday, Gary!

Happy Birthday, Nikki Sixx!


Image Courtesy of Dennis Dunaway (Circa 1985, Click Photo to Enlarge)

How happy does Nikki Sixx look in the picture above, where he is book-ended by Dennis Dunaway (Alice Cooper) and Kub Coda (Brownsville Station) on the left and Neal Smith (Alice Cooper) and Joe Bouchard (Blue Oyster Cult) on the right? Nikki’s arms appear to be virtually un-inked and I’ve never seen Neal and Dennis with shorter hair, so you can tell this photo is from another era entirely. Still, it’s a fun blast from the past. Motley Crue Bassist and Renaissance Man Nikki Sixx was born on this day, December 11th, in 1958. Happy Birthday, Nikki!

Happy Birthday, Thomas Dolby!

New Wave/Electronic music pioneer Thomas Dolby (Born Thomas Roberston) was born on this day, October 14th, in 1958. Favorite Thomas Dolby song: “Europa And The Pirate Twins.”

Happy Birthday, Jello Biafra!


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Jello Biafra (born Eric Boucher) of Dead Kennedys was born on this day, June 17th in 1958!

Happy Birthday, Gary Numan!

Electronic rock pioneer Gary Numan (born Gary Webb) was born on this day, March 8th, in 1958! Happy Birthday, Gary!

Happy Birthday to John Entwistle, John Lennon, and Others!!

John Entwistle Skelteon
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John “The Ox” Entwistle, bassist for The Who and astounding musical genius, was born on this today, October 9th, in 1944. Of course, Entwistle is not the only massively-famous-but-dead rock star posthumously celebrating a birthday today. John Lennon (born in 1940) would have celebrated a birthday on today’s date had he not been assassinated by the psychotic Mark David Chapman in 1980. John Lennon’s son Sean also turns another year older today (Born 1975), and Al Jorgensen of Ministry (Born 1958) and a zillion other projects has lived for another year as today. Happy Birthday guys!