Long before TV’s Big Bang Theory, there were “nerds” who were rather cool. Musical exhibit A, Thomas Dolby. The electronic music pioneer/”mad scientist” turns 60 today, so happy birthday to the guy allmusic point to as an “unlikely MTV icon” and “enduring pop adventurer.” 559 more words
Remembering the 63rd anniversary of the birth of a rocker who was rather obsessed with the ’60s… Pat DiNizio. Sadly, Dinizio passed away last winter from what his bandmates described as “ a series of issues related to… a pair of falls.” But we’re getting ahead of ourselves a little. 395 more words
One of the best-known musical figures of the ’90s got her foot in the door thirty years ago on this day in 1988. That was when we got to hear the golden voice – or maybe ‘vox’ – of Sarah McLachlan for the first time. 382 more words
Happy 70th birthday to the “quintessential Seventies singer-songwriter.” Not my description, although I don’t necessarily disagree. That’s the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s description of 2004 inductee and today’s birthday boy, Jackson Browne. 481 more words
He’s American but no fool! Happy 67th birthday, John Mellencamp!
As closely tied to his Indiana as Springsteen is to New Jersey, Mellencamp has made a career out of singing about the ordinary people and American heartland for over 40 years now. 275 more words