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Today: David Byrne is 60

From Wikipedia:

David Byrne (born May 14, 1952) is a musician and artist, best known as a founding member and principal songwriter of the American new wave band Talking Heads, which was active between 1975 and 1991. Since then, Byrne has released his own solo recordings and worked with various media including film, photography, opera, and non-fiction. He has received Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe awards and been inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The best songs -> Talking Heads “Psycho Killer”

Psycho Killer:

Talking Heads 77

 

Other May 14:

  • Francis Albert “Frank” Sinatra, (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer and film actor.Beginning his musical career in the swing era with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, Sinatra became an unprecedentedly successful solo artist in the early to mid-1940s, after being signed to Columbia Records in 1943. Being the idol of the “bobby soxers”, he released his first album, The Voice of Frank Sinatra in 1946. His professional career had stalled by the 1950s, but it was reborn in 1954 after he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in From Here to Eternity.@The Sands w/Count Bassie:
  • Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere is the second studio album by Canadian musician Neil Young, released on Reprise Records catalogue RS 6349. His first with backing band Crazy Horse, it peaked at #34 on the Billboard 200 and has been certified a platinum album by the RIAA.
    Released May 14, 1969
    Recorded January & March 1969
    Wally Heider Recording, Hollywood,California
    Genre Rock, folk rock, country rock, hard rock
    Length 40:29
    Label Reprise
    Producer Neil Young, David Briggs


  • Keith William Relf (22 March 1943 – 14 May 1976), was a musician best known as the lead singer and harmonica player of The Yardbirds. After the Yardbirds broke up Relf formed the acoustic duo Together, with fellow Yardbird Jim McCarty, followed by Renaissance, which also featured his sister, singer Jane Relf, then hard rock group Armageddon. Relf also produced tracks for artists such as folk-rock band Hunter Muskett, the acoustic world music group Amber, psychedelic band Saturnalia and blues-rock band Medicine Head, with whom he played bass guitar.
  • Jimmy Martin (August 10, 1927 – May 14, 2005) was an American bluegrass musician, known as the “King of Bluegrass”.
  • Bob Dylan recorded master version of “Lenny Bruce” @ Clover Recorders, Los Angeles, California in 1981 – 31 years ago.
    This was “Shot Of Love” recording session # 15. Produced by Chuck Plotkin and Bob Dylan.
    —————–
    Lenny Bruce is dead but his ghost lives on and on
    Never did get any Golden Globe award, never made it to Synanon
    He was an outlaw, that’s for sure
    More of an outlaw than you ever were
    Lenny Bruce is gone but his spirit’s livin’ on and on
    —————–

-Egil

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