April 25 Birthdays

Musical roll call of musicians form on April 25th, featuring Ella Fitzgerald, Björn Ulvaeus, Stu Cook, Andy Bell, and Matthew West.

Ella Fitzgerald (born 1915)

“Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall” (with the Ink Spots)

Björn Kristian Ulvaeus (1945), ABBA

“The Visitors” as ABBA

Stu Cook (1945), bass guitarist, Creedence Clearwater Revival

“Have You Ever Seen The Rain” (CCR)

Andy Bell (1964), Erasure

“Oh L’amour” (Erasure)

Matthew West (1977)



December 25 Birthdays

Musical roll call featuring Cab Calloway, Jimmy Buffett, Barbara Mandrell, Desireless, Annie Lennox, Shane MacGowan, Alannah Myles, Dido, and Lisa & Jessica Origliasso…

Cab Calloway (born 1907)

Minnie The Moocher

Jimmy Buffett (1946)


Barbara Mandrell (1948)

Sleeping Single In A Double Bed

Desireless (1952, born Claudie Fritsch-Mentrop)

Voyage Voyage

Annie Lennox (1954)

No More “I Love You’s”

Shane MacGowan (1957)

Fairytale of New York, with The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl

Alannah Myles (1958)

Black Velvet

Dido (1971)

Here With Me

Lisa & Jessica Origliasso (1984), The Veronicas

Everything I’m Not

November 25 birthdays – Percy, Amy, Mark, Tim, Jamie

November 25 birthdays in the music world…

Percy Sledge (born 1940)

“When A Man Loves A Woman”

Amy Grant (born 1960)

“Stay For A While”

Mark Lanegan (born 1964), from the band Screaming Trees

“Nearly Lost You”

Tim Armstrong (born 1966), Rancid, Transplants

“Time Bomb” with Rancid

Jamie Grace (born 1991)

“Beautiful Day”

May 10 birthdays – Fred, Henry, Carl, Donovan, Sid, Bono

May 10 birthdays in the music world

Fred Astaire (May 10, 1899)

You’re All The World To Me

Henry Fambrough (May 10, 1938), an original vocalist with The Spinners

I Don’t Want To Lose You with The Spinners

Carl Douglas (May 10, 1942)

King Fu Fighting 

Donovan (May 10, 1946)

Sunshine Superman

Sid Vicious (John Simon Ritchie, May 10, 1957)

Pretty Vacant with the Sex Pistols

Bono (Paul David Hewson, May 10, 1960)

Bad with U2

April 10 birthdays – Babyface, Brian, Katrina, Sophie, Laura, Mandy

April 10 Birthdays


Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds (born 1959)

“When Can I See You Again”



Brian Robert Setzer (born 1959)

“Jump Jive An’ Wail”



Katrina Leskanich (born 1960) of Katrina & The Waves

“Do You Want Crying”



Sophie Michelle Ellis-Bextor (born 1979)

“Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love)” (with Spiller)


Laura Ashley Bell Bundy (born 1981)

“Giddy On Up”


Amanda LeighMandyMoore (born 1984)

“I Wanna Be With You”


March 27 birthdays – Sarah, Jann, Mary, Mariah, Fergie, Jessie, Kimbra

Sarah Vaughan (b. 1924)

“If You Could See Me Now”


Jann Arden (b. Jann Arden Anne Richards, 1962)



Mary Kiani (b. 1969), singer for The Time Frequency

“The Ultimate High” with The Time Frequency


Mariah Carey (b. 1970 or 1969)

“Vision of Love”


Fergie (b. Stacy Ann Ferguson, 1975)

“Big Girls Don’t Cry” 


Jessie J (b. Jessica Ellen Cornish, 1988)

“Who You Are”


Kimbra (b. Kimbra Lee Johnson, 1990)

“Somebody That I Used To Know”, duet with Gotye

February 13 birthdays: 3 Peters… Tork, Gabriel, and Hook

Peter Tork (born 13 February 1942)

(“For Pete’s Sake” co-written by Peter Tork)


Peter Gabriel (born 13 February 1950)


Peter Hook (born 13 February 1956)

bassist for Joy Division and New Order, amongst other projects

Revenge (formed circa 1989 during a New Order hiatus)