AP NEWS: Birthdays in History – Rock Musician Lee Oskar & Designer Tommy Hilfiger

Hilfiger & Oskar

AP NEWS: Birthdays in History - Rock Musician Lee Oskar & Fashion Designer Tommy Hilfiger

(Excerpts from Daily Herald)

Today’s Birthdays: Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti is 99. Actor William Smith is 85. Fashion and costume designer Bob Mackie is 79. Actor R. Lee Ermey is 74. Former Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire is 71. Rock musician Lee Oskar is 70. Singer Nick Lowe is 69. Rock musician Dougie Thomson (Supertramp) is 67. Fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger is 67. Comedian Louie Anderson is 65. Actress Donna Pescow is 64. Actor Robert Carradine is 64. Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is 62. Actress Kelly LeBrock is 58. Rhythm-and-blues DJ Rodney “Kool Kollie” Terry (Ghostown DJs) is 57. TV personality Star Jones is 56. Country-rock musician Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers) is 54. Actor Peter Jacobson is 53. Rock singer-musician Sharon Corr (The Corrs) is 48. Actress Lauren Bowles is 48. Actress Lara Flynn Boyle is 48. Rapper Maceo (AKA P.A. Pasemaster Mase) is 48. Actress Megyn Price is 47. Actor Jim Parsons is 45. Christian rock musician Chad Butler (Switchfoot) is 44. Actress Alyson Hannigan is 44. NFL quarterback Peyton Manning is 42. Actress Amanda Brugel (TV: “The Handmaid’s Tale”) is 41. Actress Olivia Burnette is 41. Actress Jessica Chastain is 41. Actor Amir Arison is 40. Actress Lake Bell is 39. Rock musician Benj Gershman (O.A.R.) is 38. Neo-soul musician Jesse Phillips (St. Paul & the Broken Bones) is 38. Actor Philip Winchester (TV: “Strike Back”) is 37. Actress Keisha Castle-Hughes is 28.

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AP NEWS: Celebrity Birthdays Today: Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Actors Rob Lowe, Kurt Russell, John Boyega & Harold Brown (Drummer)

AP NEWS: Celebrity Birthdays Today: Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Actors Rob Lowe, Kurt Russell, John Boyega & Harold Brown (Drummer)

AP NEWS: Celebrity Birthdays Today: Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Actors Rob Lowe, Kurt Russell, John Boyega & Harold Brown (Drummer)

(Excerpt from WTOP / Associated Press)

March 17: Singer-songwriter John Sebastian of the Lovin’ Spoonful is 74. Drummer Harold Brown. Actor Patrick Duffy is 69. Actor Kurt Russell is 67. Country singer Susie Allanson is 66. Actress Lesley-Anne Down is 64. Actor Mark Boone Jr. (”Sons of Anarchy”) is 63. Country singer Paul Overstreet is 63. Actor Gary Sinise is 63. Actor Christian Clemenson (”CSI: Miami”) is 60. Actress Vicki Lewis (”NewsRadio”) is 58. Actor Casey Siemaszko (”NYPD Blue”) is 57. Actor Rob Lowe is 54. Singer Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins is 51. Bassist Van Conner of Screaming Trees is 51. Bassist Melissa Auf der Maur (Smashing Pumpkins, Hole) is 46. Drummer Caroline Corr of The Corrs is 45. Singer Keifer Thompson of Thompson Square is 45. Actress Marisa Coughlan (”Boston Legal,” `’Freddy Got Fingered”) is 44. Rapper Swifty of D12 is 43. Actress Brittany Daniel (”It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) is 42. Bassist Geoff Sprung of Old Dominion is 40. TV personality Rob Kardashian is 31. Singer Hozier is 28. Actress Eliza Hope Bennett (”Nanny McPhee”) is 26. Actor John Boyega (”Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) is 26.

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Efemérides de Espectáculos del 15 de marzo

Howard Scott, Sly Stone

1944.– Nace Sly Stone, líder y vocalista estadunidense de Sly & The Family Stone, cuyos inicios se dan con un grupo gospel formado por sus hermanos y hermanas, para luego ser el cantante principal en un quinteto llamado The Viscaynes. También figura como disc jokey, y conduce un programa de radio durante un par de años.

1946.– Nace Howard E. Scott, vocalista y guitarrista estadunidense de la banda de funk ***. Comienza a tocar con los grupos The creator, The night shift hasta que se une con otros músicos y fundan The ***. Colabora y coproduce temas como “Why can’t we be friends?” Actualmente forma parte de la Lowrider Band.

1947.– Nace el cantante y músico estadunidense Ry Cooder. Pionero del estilo “bottleneck blues guitar” o “blues del embotellamiento”, compone 18 bandas sonoras de filmes como “Candy”, “Gerónimo”, “París, Texas” y “Crossroads”, entre otros. Impulsa en Cuba la fundación de la banda de Buena Vista Social Club. 1948.- Nace en la isla de Nevis el músico y productor Stephen Nisbett, baterista del grupo de reggae Steel Pulse. Funda en Inglaterra su propia compañía productora, Grizzly Records. 1952.- Nace el guitarrista y vpocalista británico Howard Trafford, conocido en el mundo de la música como Howard Devoto. Destaca en la escena musical británica durante los días del punk, con el grupo Buzzcocks, y del post punk, con Magazine. En 1983 publica en solitario el disco “Jerky versions of the dreams” y luego se integra a Luxuria.

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Birthdays in History: Rock Singer-Musician’s Sly Stone & Howard Scott.

Sly Stone, Harold Scott

Birthdays in History: Rock Singer-Musician's Sly Stone & Howard Scott.

In 1985, the first internet domain name, symbolics.com, was registered by the Symbolics Computer Corp. of Massachusetts.

Today’s Birthdays: Musician DJ Fontana is 87. Former astronaut Alan L. Bean is 86. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 85. Actor Judd Hirsch is 83. Jazz musician Charles Lloyd is 80. Rock musician Phil Lesh is 78. Singer Mike Love (The Beach Boys) is 77. Rock singer-musician Sly Stone is 75. Rock singer-musician Howard Scott (***; Lowrider Band) is 72. Rock singer Ry Cooder is 71. Actor Craig Wasson is 64. Rock singer Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) is 63. Actor Joaquim de Almeida is 61. Actress Park Overall is 61. Movie director Renny Harlin is 59. Model Fabio is 57. Singer Terence Trent D’Arby (AKA Sananda Maitreya) is 56. Rock singer Bret Michaels (Poison) is 55. Rhythm-and-blues singer Rockwell is 54. Actor Chris Bruno is 52. Rock singer Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray) is 50. Actress Kim Raver is 49. Rock musician Mark Hoppus is 46. Country singer-musician Matt Thomas (Parmalee) is 44. Actress Eva Longoria is 43. Rapper-musician will.i.am (Black Eyed Peas) is 43. Rock DJ Joseph Hahn (Linkin Park) is 41. Rapper Young Buck is 37. Actor Sean Biggerstaff is 35. Rock musician Ethan Mentzer is 35. Actor Kellan Lutz is 33. Actress Caitlin Wachs is 29.

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TMZ: Founding Members TO DEACON JONES: THANKS FOR MAKING US FAMOUS!

Founding Members TO DEACON JONES: THANKS FOR MAKING US FAMOUS!

(Excerpt from TMZ)

Deacon Jones wasn’t just a QB killa … he’s also responsible for bringing *** to the world … this according to two of the legendary band’s founding members. 

Back before *** took over the music scene, some of the guys performed in a band called Nightshift … which played backup for Deacon during his singing gigs. (Deacon was a hell of an R&B singer).

In fact, Nightshift was reportedly “discovered” by a major record producer while backing up Deacon during a gig in 1969 … and they soon became ***.

Also, Deacon famously sang on the studio recording of “Why Can’t We Be Friends?”

Now, two of the original members of *** — Harold Brown and Howard Scott — tell TMZ they’re eternally grateful for everything Deacon did for their careers.

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