Today, since I wrote about January 24th last year and didn’t finish my list (as I mentioned that I could have), would have been the 74th birthday of the ever-brilliant John Belushi (1949). A brilliant performer in his prime on Saturday Night Live, with his partner in The Blues Brothers, his comedy genius is only surpassed by his sibling, Jim Belushi.
Since I have a lot of names to cover, let’s get started…today is the birthday of late actor Ernest Borgnine (who, recently, before his death, became known as the voice of Mermaidman on the ever-popular Spongebob Squarepants) <1917>, evangelist Oral Roberts (1918), The Amazing Spider-Man penciller John Romita, Sr. (1930), singer-comedian Ray Stevens, who had a hit with a song called “The Streak”, which was about a man who ran around naked, singer Neil Diamond (mentioned last year) was born in 1941, and actress Sharon Tate, who was murdered by members of the Manson Family in 1969, was born in 1943.
Late ECW superstar Mike Awesome was born in 1965, Dream Theater (remember, my fav band) bassist John Myung (also mentioned last year) was born on 1967, gymnast Mary Lou Retton was born in 1968, actor Matthew Lillard (Shaggy in the most recent Scooby-Doo movies) in 1970, The Fresh Prince’s Tatyana Ali was born in 1979, and former baseball rookie phenom Scott Kazmir was born in 1984.
There are just a couple of more names on the list…but we’ll leave them for next year…
/,,,/ ROCK ON DUDEZ \,,,\