On this early morning of the 17th of April, I just thought I’d pop in before my busy day gets started (on my way to see my little girl sing later today) to post about today’s birthdays.
Aside from the fact that it is my oldest brother Fred’s (Happy birthday, bro) AND that of a former co-worker (H.B., Suzie Q), it seems that people have forgotten who else celebrates a birthday today…and that’s where I apparently fill the void. Also, I will be writing on here again, in two days, so posting today is not really a problem.
Of noteworthiness, before I get to the birthday list, on this date in 1964 (when my brother was born), I just wanted to mention that the Ford Mustang was first introduced into the US market. I had never known that until two friends that I commute with mentioned it to me a few months ago. Talk about ironic!!!
Today’s birthday list, in chronological order (but completely based on my knowledge of these names): Don Kirshner, the man behind the 70’s hit show, “Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert”, would have been 79 years old today (1934-2011); Jan Hammer, the keyboardist that composed the theme to the Miami Vice TV series, turns 65 today (1938); the “Rowdy One”, Mr. Roddy Piper of wrestling fame, is now a 59 year old (1954); fellow southpaw and New Yorker (West Islip, to be precise) Boomer Esiason turns 52 (1961).
Also, since that year seemed to be great for a lot of people, 1964 saw the births of hockey player Ken Daneyko and Tool/A Perfect Circle frontman Maynard James Keenan, who celebrate their 49th like my brother.
Finishing the list for today are singers Liz Phair (1967) and Redman (of Method Man & Redman fame) (1970), actress Jennifer Garner (1972), Victoria Beckham (aka Posh Spice LOL) (1974), and “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” star Rooney Mara turns a young 28 today (1985).
As I mentioned before, I will be back on in two days (wonder why LOL) but until then…
/,,,/ ROCK ON DUDEZ \,,,\