Tag Archives: June 22nd

Happy Birthday, Todd Rundgren

Todd is God

You can’t have grown up in the seventies and not dig at least a few Todd Rundgren albums. Rundgren turns 61 today, having been born on this day, June 22nd, in 1948. Fave Todd song: “Real Man.”

Happy Birthday, Green Gartside of Scritti Politti

Green Gartside
Green Would Call This One of His “Princess Dianna” Pictures

Scritti Politti vocalist, songwriter and brain trust, Green Gartside (born Paul Julian Strohmeyer) was born on this day, June 22nd, in 1956. Green has been the one constant in a band that’s forever bringing in new musicians for each recording. My favorite Scritti Politti song is the brooding and atmospheric “Skank Bloc Bologna” (released 1978) from before Green changed their sound and went all dance pop. The photo you see above hangs on a wall in my apartment and is inscribed, “To Gail with Love and Thanks, From Green.” Read my truly fabulous interview with Green from the year 2000 at This Link.