A couple of cuts by The Doobie Brothers with Michael McDonald singing lead are include on today’s playlist, as today is his birthday.
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Today is the birthday of the late Marty Balin, co-founder of Jefferson Airplane and lead vocalist/composer of the biggest hit by Jefferson Starship, “Miracles.” A song from each of those bands is in today’s playlist.
Lots of great stuff on the pop chart in 1983. Lots of great stuff on the left of the dial, too. Here are 30 of that year’s finest.
Inspired by the season and the December 13 birthdays of Blink 182’s Tom DeLonge, Morris Day, Taylor Swift, Ted Nugent, Dick Van Dyke, Jamie Foxx, Television’s Tom Verlaine, John Anderson and Steve Forbert.
Inspired by the November 6 birthdays of Eagles’ Glenn Frey, Living Colour’s Corey Glover, Mike Nichols, Juanita Hall, Robert Ellis, Conchita Wurst, Sir Douglas Quintet’s Doug Sahm and The Jive Five’s Eugene Pitt.
Inspired by the November 5 birthdays of Art Garfunkel, Ryan Adams, Ike Turner, Herman’s Hermits’ Peter Noone, Fishbone’s Angelo Moore, Gram Parsons, Bryan Adams, Inner City’s Paris Grey, Loleatta Holloway, A Flock of Seagulls’ Mike Score and Dominatrix’s Dominique Davalos; and the November 4 birthdays of Squeeze’s Chris Difford, Diddy/Puff Daddy, Fat Boys’ Kool Rock-Ski, and Frances Faye.
Inspired by the October 30 birthdays of Jefferson Airplane/Starship’s Grace Slick, Eddie Holland, Eagles’ Timothy B. Schmit, The Temptations’ Otis Williams, Snow, and Tom Browne.
Inspired by the July 11 birthdays of Suzanne Vega, Lil’ Kim, The Paragons’ John Holt, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s Jeff Hanna, Peter Brown, Red Peters, Bonnie Pointer, Thurston Harris, Peter Murphy, Andrew Bird, the Murmurs’ Leisha Hailey, and Mel & Kim’s Mel Appleby; and the July 10 birthdays of Pet Shop Boys’ Neil Tennant, Mavis Staples, Arlo Guthrie, John Whitehead and Eileen Rodgers.
Inspired by the July 3 birthdays of Erasure’s/Yaz’s Vince Clarke, Laura Branigan, Heatwave’s Johnny Wilder Jr., Elle King, Fontella Bass, Johnny Lee, Betty Buckley and The Seekers’ Judith Durham, and the July 2 birthdays of The Temptations’ Paul Williams, Vince Staples, Justice’s Xavier de Rosnay, Monie Love, Saweetie, Burna Boy and Michelle Branch.