This Week’s Birthdays (December 20 – 26)

Happy Birthday this week to:

Dec 20
1944 ● Bobby ColombyBlood Sweat & Tears
1945 ● Peter Criss (Crisscoula) → KISS
1948 ● Stephen Wright → The Easybeats
1949 ● Alan Parsons → Alan Parsons Project
1957 ● Stephen William “Billy” Bragg → “She’s Leaving Home” (1988)
1966 ● Chris Robinson → Black Crowes

Dec 21
1940 ● Frank Zappa → Solo, Mothers Of Invention
1940 ● Ray Hildebrand → Paul & Paula
1942 ● Carla Thomas → “B-A-B-Y” (1966)
1943 ● Albert Lee → Thunderbirds, sessions, solo
1946 ● Carl WilsonBeach Boys
1953 ● Betty Wright → “Clean Up Woman” (1972)
1965 ● Gabrielle “Gabby” Glaser → Luscious Jackson
1971 ● Brett Scallions → Fuel

Dec 22
1939 ● James GurleyBig Brother & the Holding Company
1944 ● Barry Jenkins → The Animals
1946 ● Rick NielsenCheap Trick
1949 ● Maurice Gibb → Bee-Gees
1949 ● Robin Gibb → Bee Gees
1957 ● Ricky Ross → Deacon Blue

Dec 23
1932 ● Reverend James Cleveland → Gospel singer
1935 ● Johnny Kidd (Frederick Heath) → Pirates, “Shakin’ All Over” (1960)
1935 ● Little Esther Phillips (Esther Mae Jones) → “Release Me” (1963)
1940 ● Eugene Record → Chi-Lites
1940 ● Jorma KaukonenJefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna
1940 ● Tim Hardin → “How Can We Hang On To A Dream” (1966)
1943 ● Harry Shearer → Derek Smalls of Spinal Tap
1945 ● Ron Bushy → Iron Butterfly
1946 ● Luther Grosvenor (aka Ariel Bender) → Spooky Tooth, Mott the Hoople
1946 ● Robbie Dupree (Robert Dupuis) → “Steal Away” (1980)
1949 ● Robert Steven “Adrian” BelewTalking Heads, King Crimson, solo
1951 ● Johnny Contardo → Sha Na Na
1958 ● Dave Murray → Iron Maiden
1958 ● Victoria Williams → Folk singer/songwriter
1964 ● Eddie Vedder → Pearl Jam

Dec 24
1920 ● Dave Bartholomew → New Orleans producer
1924 ● Lee Dorsey → “Working In The Cole Mine” (1966)
1944 ● Mike Curb → MGM Records head, producer
1945 ● Lemmy (Ian Frasier Kilminster) → Hawkwind, Motorhead
1946 ● Jan Akkerman → Focus
1957 ● Ian Burden → Human League
1963 ● Mary Ramsey10,000 Maniacs
1971 ● Ricky Martin → “Livin’ La Vida Loca” (1999)

Dec 25
1907 ● Cab Calloway → “Minnie The Moocher” (1931)
1929 ● Billy Horton → Silhouettes
1929 ● Chris Kenner → “I Like It Like That” (1961)
1937 ● O’Kelly Isley → Isley Brothers
1939 ● Bob James → Jazz-pop composer, bandleader
1943 ● Trevor Lucas → Fairport Convention
1944 ● Henry “The Sunflower” Vestine → Canned Heat, Mothers of Invention
1944 ● Kenny Everett (Maurice James Cole) → BBC Radio DJ
1945 ● Noel ReddingJimi Hendrix Experience
1946 ● Jimmy Buffett → “Margaritaville” (1977)
1948 ● Barbara Mandrell → Country singer/songwriter
1948 ● Merry Clayton → Backup/session singer, solo
1954 ● Annie Lennox → Eurythmics
1954 ● Robin Campbell → UB40
1957 ● Shane MacGowan → Pogues
1971 ● Noel Hogan → The Cranberries
1972 ● Dido (Armstrong) → “Thank You” (2001)

Dec 26
1935 ● Abdul “Duke” Fakir The Four Tops
1940 ● Phil Spector → Record producer
1946 ● Bob Carpenter → Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
1951 ● Paul Quinn → Saxon
1953 ● Steve Witherington → Ace
1963 ● Lars Ulrich → Metallica
1967 ● J. Yuenger → White Zombie
1969 ● Peter Klett → Candlebox
1979 ● Chris Daughtry → “It’s Not Over” (2006)

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  1. #1 by D carr on December 21, 2009 - 6:52 am

    Robin Gibb is a twin of Maurice Gibb – both were born December 22, 1949

    • #2 by Dr. Rock on December 21, 2009 - 4:59 pm

      Yes, they are twins. That’s why they’re both listed under December 22, 1949. — Dr. Rock

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