Stevie Wonder turns 59 years old today, having been born on May 13th, in 1950. Not many people know that Stevie, in addition to being an amazing singer/songwriter/keyboardist, is also a fantastic drummer who played the drum parts on most of his recordings. Among the modern drumming greats who count Wonder among their chief influences is Gene Hoglan, best known for his work with Meldrum, Deathklok and Strapping Young Lad. Happy Birthday, Stevie!
Law With Marisa Mell in Danger: Diabolik
Wow, I am in total shock at just discovering that actor John Phillip Law passed away on Tuesday of this week (May 13th, 2008). I swear to god, this is the craziest coincidence, because just this morning I put the 1968 Mario Bava-directed film Danger: Diabolik, starring Law in an utterly fabulous role, back into the mail after watching it obsessively over the past couple of days. While Law was gorgeous and amazing in this film, he will always be nearest and dearest to my heart for his role as Pygar, the Blind Angel in Roger Vadim’s Barbarella, which is one of my favorite films of all time. I will certainly have to be checking out more of Law’s filmography to posthumously honor his great career and extreme hotness. He was 70 years old.
Law as Pygar with Jane Fonda in Barbarella