Happy 70th birthday Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath). Bass master. Read our Hidden Gems review of Sabbath’s Never Say Die!:
Happy birthday Desmond Dekker. King of kings.
35 years ago today, Sade released Diamond Life. No need to ask. Read the Chapin Sisters in MAGNET on Sade:
45 years ago today, Neil Young released On The Beach. Vampire blues. Read our review of essential companion piece of sorts Hitchhiker:
Happy birthday Stewart Copeland (Police). The Rhythmatist.
53 years ago today, Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton formed Cream. A powerful trio. Read Ann Magnuson (and Joe Berardi) in MAGNET on Baker:
Happy birthday Johnny Thunders (New York Dolls, Heartbreakers). You can put your arms around a memory. Johnny and his Heartbreakers made our list of the 10 best punk albums of 2015 with L.A.M.F.: Live At The Village Gate 1977 (Cleopatra):
Happy birthday Roky Erickson (13th Floor Elevators). Never say goodbye. Read Lou Barlow in MAGNET on the 13th Floor Elevators:
Happy birthday Marky Ramone (Ramones). Give da drummer some. Read Ken Stringfellow of the Poises in MAGNET on Marky:
Happy birthday Ian Curtis (Joy Division). Here to stay. Read our review of the 2015 reissues Unknown Pleasures, Closer, Still and Substance: