Blondie ‘Rapture’ – Deborah Harry, one of the iconic women in rock, celebrates her 68th birthday today
Blues Brothers ‘Soul Man’ Dan Aykroyd, who also hosts the blues hour (heard Sundays 5-6pm) is 61 today
Mumford & Sons ‘Babel’ New Music
B-52′s ‘Private Idaho’ – the inimitable Fred Schneider is 62 today
Electric Light Orchestra ‘Don’t Bring me Down’ – Jeff Lynne getting star on Hollywood Walk of Fame**
Janis Joplin & BBHC ‘Summertime’ – This day 1966 Janis Joplin moved into Big Brother & The Holding Company’s house in California’s San Geronimo Valley. Big Brother member Sam Andrews describes how the band first met Joplin.
**Jeff Lynne is the 2014 recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! The British musician beat out seven honorees in the recording category. Jeff will be inducted next year. His star will stand alongside icons of film, television and radio. Jeff says he feels honored “to be in the great company” of his biggest heroes.
The 65-year-old founded ELO, Electric Light Orchestra, which went on to sell over 50 million albums. Throughout his career, he worked with The Beatles, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, George Harrison and many more. Jeff says that he’s been “in love with music since probably just five years old.” He says that not much has changed since then. Jeff plans to release new music in 2014.