# CDLXXII…”Dancing” Into Your Hearts, #TeamStark…

If you can’t tell from the title, today’s celebrator is none other than the “Dancing With the Stars” 25th season’s newest addition, Lindsey Stirling (1986).  Being that I’ve covered her birthday a couple of times on here, I just wanted to let you all know (in case you still care) that I really enjoy everything in this beautiful star’s repertoire…she plays violin and dances while doing it (check out her numerous YouTube videos, if you don’t believe me) and now she is currently one of the contestants on the highly-acclaimed series.

Without boring you too much, I have actually just watched her performance from Monday’s show and, as the one judge pointed out, her and Mark Ballas’ cha-cha was absolutely amazing and the best dance of the night!  Although, to be perfectly honest, I (at least) didn’t doubt that she could pull this endeavor off…as I said, she dances WHILE playing the violin…she seems to have a great talent for dancing and her performance on the kick-off show for this season was phenomenal enough to earn her post for her birthday today.

Her three albums released since 2012 (“Lindsey Stirling”, “Shatter Me” and “Brave Enough”), a fourth album (Christmas-related) on the way, her followers on YouTube (me included) and her new foray into becoming a true entertainer by showing her dancing prowess, she certainly deserves all the accolades that will come her way over the coming years.  Also, I happen to be a huge fan of hers that even paid for an autographed copy of her autobiography, “The Only Pirate at the Party” (thank you, Ms. Sterling!!)

Wishing her nothing but success in all of her projects…happy 31st to you, Ms. Sterling…as you more than deserve all the happiness on your birthday!

Also celebrating are/were; late author H.G. Wells (1866-1946), late animator Chuck Jones (1912-2002), late actor Larry Hagman (1931-2012), late actor Henry Gibson (1935-2009), actress Fannie Flagg (1944), producer Jerry Bruckheimer (1945), The Eagles’ guitarist Don Felder (1947) and uber-author Steven King was born in 1947.

Comedian/actor Bill Murray (1950), Motörhead drummer Phil Taylor (1954), director Ethan Coen (1957), comedian/actor Dave Coulier (1959), songstress Faith Hill (1967), talk show host/actress Ricki Lake (1968), actor Alfonso Ribeiro (1971), actor Luke Wilson (1971) and famous child Nicole Ritchie (1981) finish today’s list.

/,,,/ ROCK ON DUDEZ \,,,\



# CDLXXI…Late Iconic Guitarist, Uncovered…

For those celebrating today, September 16, as their birthday, I present this little snippet from the now-defunct (but coming back?) book…

# cxl…Late Blues Legend…

Today, if you’re celebrating on September 16th, is also the birthday of late blues guitarist B.B. King (1925-2015), whose career in the industry is very well-documented and well-respected.  His sixty-seven year career included 43 albums (some wonderful collaborations, too) and 15 Grammy Awards…and, as I said, well-respected and known to have influenced some of the greatest guitarists of all time.

A member of the Rock-n-Roll and Blues Halls-of-Fame, his guitar-playing prowess has often tried to be emulated…but none can compare to the late legend whose name is also synonymous now with a popular music “hot spot”…

Also celebrating with you are/were; late actress Lauren Bacall (1924-2014), late “Columbo” star Peter Falk (1927-2011), veteran actor Ed Begley, Jr. (1949), superstar actor Mickey Rourke (1952), magician extraordinaire David Copperfield (1956), former Dodgers’ fireballer Orel Hershiser (1958) and actress Jennifer Tilly (1958).

Finishing today’s list are; singer Richard Marx (1963), Skid Row guitarist Dave Sabo (1964), singer/actor Marc Anthony (1968), comedienne Amy Poehler (1971) and pop heartthrob Nick Jonas was born in 1992.

/,,,/ ROCK ON DUDEZ \,,,\