Rock n Roll Birthdays
Dick Enberg (sportscaster) is 79
- Has the catch-phrase, “Oh My!”
Joan Baez (singer) is 73
- Had a long relationship with Bob Dylan
Jimmy Page (guitarist) is 70
- Guitarist for Led Zeppelin
David Johansen aka Buster Poindexter (vocalist) is 64
- Frontman for the New York Dolls
J.K. Simmons (actor) is 59
“J. Jonah Jameson” in Spider-Man
Eric Erlandson (guitarist) is 51
- Guitarist for Hole
Joely Richardson (actress) is 49
“Charlotte Selton” in The Patriot
Carl Bell (guitarist) is 48
- Guitarist for Fuel
Dave Matthews (singer) is 47
- Frontman for the Dave Matthews Band
Steve Harwell (singer) is 47
- Frontman for Smash Mouth
A.J. McLean (singer) is 36
- Member of The Backstreet Boys
Sergio Garcia (golfer) is 34
- Born in Spain
Kate Middleton (Duchess) is 32
- Married to Prince William
Nina Dobrev (actress) is 25
“Elena Gilbert” on The Vampire Diaries
Rock History – January 9
In 1965…John Lennon made a guest appearance on the British satirical TV show Not Only… But Also, opposite comedians Peter Cook and Dudley Moore.
In 1967…The Beatles recorded the flutes, trumpets, piccolos and flugelhorn for “Penny Lane.”
In 1973…Japan refused to issue a visa to singer Mick Jagger because he was busted for drugs back in 1969. The Rolling Stones had to can
cel a proposed Asian tour.
In 1979…ABBA, The Bee Gees, Olivia Newton-John and Rod Stewart were among the line-up at the A Gift of Song – The Music of UNICEF
benefit concert held at the United Nations’ General Assembly. It raised 500-thousand dollars.
In 2000…The London Sunday Times reported that Posh Spice of the Spice Girls and her son, Brooklyn Beckham, were targeted by a kidnapping conspiracy in November 1999.
In 2000…Allman Brothers Band guitar tech Joe Dan Petty died in a plane crash in Macon, Georgia.
In 2001…A stalker was arrested outside Axl Rose’s home in Malibu, California. She was charged with violating her probation, while claiming to be married to Rose and communicating with him telepathically.
In 2002…Southern roots rockers the Black Crowes announced they were going on “extended hiatus.”
In 2004…Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres’ wife Alejandra gave birth to a son, Hector Alexander, in Florida.
In 2004…Rap tycoon Russell Simmons sold his Phat Farm fashion line to Kellwood for 140-million dollars.
In 2004…Hugh Prestwood, a country music songwriter who had written hits for Randy Travis and Trisha Yearwood, was arrested at Long Island’s MacArthur Airport after a loaded gun was found in his carry-on luggage.
In 2005…D’Angelo was arrested for drunk driving and drug possession outside of Richmond, Virginia.
In 2005…Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil married his girlfriend Lia Gerardini in Las Vegas. The singer’s Surreal Life buddy MC Hammer performed the ceremony.
In 2005…A day after what would have been his 70th birthday, Elvis Presley topped the U-K singles charts with “Jailhouse Rock.”
2012, White Stripes frontman Jack White appeared on the History Channel show American Pickers. In the episode, he buys a stuffed elephant head for 12,500 dollars.