Inspired by the season and the December 9 birthdays of Donny Osmond, Portishead’s Geoff Barrow, The Rutles’ Neil Innes, Joan Armatrading, Dan Hicks, Donald Byrd, Uffie, Sylvia, Jessie Hill and Cybotron’s Juan Atkins.
Inspired by the May 23 birthdays of Chairmen of the Board’s General Johnson, Maxwell, The Pipettes’ Gwenno, Luka Bloom, The Ramparts’ Scatman Crothers, Humphrey Lyttelton, Lea DeLaria and Misty Morgan.
Inspired by the passing of Little Richard and the May 9 birthdays of Ghostface Killah, Sam & Dave’s Dave Prater, Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan, Billy Joel, Andrew W.K., Hank Snow, The Housemartins/The Beautiful South’s Paul Heaton, The Crickets’ Sonny Curtis, The Ventures’ Nokie Edwards, Cyrkle’s Don Dannemann, Clint Holmes and Tommy Roe.
Why is there a comma in the title of “Paint It, Black?” Keith Richards replied “Don’t ask me…that’s Decca’s.” So there we have it.
Today’s playlist is inspired by the February 28 birthdays of The Rolling Stones’ Brian Jones, The B-52’s’ Cindy Wilson (why is there a comma in 52’s?), Zero Mostel, Jake Bugg, Joe South, Donnie Iris, The Records’ John Wicks and Barbara Acklin; and the February 27 birthdays of TLC’s Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and Bobby Valentino.