1995 – Jimmy Buffett serenades President Bill Clinton on his birthday. Afterward… Bill had a Cheeseburger and was reported to be in Paradise… More pickle please.
1995 – A three-night celebration at Carnegie Hall saluting Frank Sinatra’s 80th Birthdays kicks off. Linda Ronstadt, Michael Feinstein, Joe Williams and Margaret Whiting are among those to pay homage to Ol’ Blue Eyes.
1993 – At the Stockholm Opera House, ABBA’s Frida Lyngstad sings an a cappella version of “Dancing Queen” for the Queen of Sweden on her 50th birthday.
1991 – Margo Sylvia, lead singer with the Tune Weavers, dies of a heart attack in San Diego. The Tune Weavers scored a No. 5 hit in 1957 with the immortal “Happy Happy Birthday Baby.”
1986 – Chuck Berry plays his 60th Birthdays concert in St. Louis this day in rock history! Eric Clapton and Keith Richards perform at a birthday party for Chuck Berry, who celebrates turning 60 on October 18.
1986 – To celebrate his 39th birthday, Carlos Santana plays a reunion concert with the original members of his band.
1980 – Comedian John Belushi celebrates his birthday, which was yesterday, by joining the Dead Boys onstage in Los Angeles for a “jam.”
1978 – Billy Joel scores debut UK hit with Just the Way You Are. No. 1 Chart Topper. “Just the Way You Are” is a love song from Billy Joel’s 1977 pop rock album, The Stranger. It was written as a birthday gift to Joel’s first wife Elizabeth Weber. After they divorced, Joel said that […]
1975 – The Rolling Stones kick off their Tour of the Americas in Baton Rouge, La. It’s their first with birthday boy Ron Wood as second guitarist.
1968 – In the studio, the Beatles work on recording “Birthday.” They break from the session to watch the British TV premiere of the 1956 film The Girl Can’t Help It, starring Little Richard.
1968 – To celebrate his 21st birthday (which was actually yesterday), Keith Moon drives a Lincoln convertible into the pool of a Flint, Mich., Holiday Inn. Wow… Rock n Roll.
1968 – Ringo Starr temporarily walks out on the Beatles during sessions for The Beatles, but later returns. The incident goes unreported. He was probably just celebrating Keith Moon’s 21st birthday.