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  1. #4201
    May 8th:

    Quote for the Day:

    "I might not be beautiful, but I'm very interesting!" - Martha Wainwright;


    If this is your Birthday, you are sharing it with:


    Philip Bailey (R&B, soul, gospel and and funk singer, songwriter, percussionist and actor; original member and co-lead singer with Earth, Wind & Fire) -

    Alex Van Halen (drummer and co-founder of Van Halen) -

    Enrique Iglesias (singer, songwriter, actor and record producer) -

    Chris Frantz (musician and record producer; drummer with Talking Heads, and the Tom Tom Club) -

    Toni Tennille (singer-songwriter and keyboardist; Captain and Tennille) -

    Keith Jarrett (jazz and classical music pianist) -

    Dave Rowntree (musician, politician, solicitor and animator; drummer with Blur) -

    Martha Wainwright (folk rock singer-songwriter) -

    Joe Bonamassa (blues rock guitarist, singer and songwriter) -

    Matt Willis (singer-songwriter, television presenter and actor; bassist and vocalist with Busted)

    Paul Samwell-Smith (musician, singer and record producer; founding member and bassist with The Yardbirds) -

    Melissa Gilbert (actress and television director) -

    David Attenborough (broadcaster and naturalist; BBC 'Life' Series) -



    Remembering:
    those also born on this date, but who have now passed away:


    Robert Johnson (1911-1938; blues singer-songwriter and musician) -
    Rick(y) Nelson (1940-1985; actor, musician, singer-songwriter) -
    Peter Benchley (1940-2006; author and screenwriter; 'Jaws') -

    Don Rickles (1926-2017; stand-up comedian, actor and author) -
    Saul Bass (1920-1996; graphic designer and film maker) -

    Tom Of Finland (Touko Valio Laaksonen; 1920-1991; beefcake homoerotic fetish artist) -

    Lex Barker (1919-1973; actor; tenth to play Tarzan) -

    Sid James (1913-1976; actor and comedian; the 'Carry On' film series) -

    Red Nichols (1905-1965; jazz cornet player, composer and jazz bandleader) -

    Oscar Hammerstein I (1846-1919; businessman, theatre impresario and composer) -


    Happy Birthday: to everyone celebrating Birthdays on May 8th.
    Last edited by westgrandboulevard; 05-09-2019 at 03:39 AM.

  2. #4202
    May 9th:

    Quote for the Day:

    "When you're by yourself, sometimes you look up in the sky for that other voice, and it ain't there." - Dave Prater; Oxford American magazine, Issue 91, Winter 2015;


    If this is your Birthday
    , you are sharing it with:

    Billy Joel (rock and pop singer, songwriter and pianist) -
    Tania Maria (jazz and pop singer, composer, bandleader and piano player) -
    Tamia (R&B, soul and pop singer, songwriter) -

    Dennis Chambers (drummer; Parliament-Funkadelic; Carlos Santana) -
    Dave Gahan (singer-songwriter; lead singer with Depeche Mode) -
    Paul 'Guigsy' McGuigan (musician; bassist with Oasis, 1991-1999) -

    Tom Petersson (musician; bassist with Cheap Trick) -
    Richie Furay (singer, songwriter; Buffalo Springfield; Poco) -

    Candice Bergen (actress and former fashion model; 'Murphy Brown'; Shirley Schmidt in 'Boston Legal'; Jessica Potter in 'Starting Over'; Margaret Bourke-White in 'Gandhi') -

    Glenda Jackson (actress and politician; Gudrun Brangwen in 'Women In Love'; 'Vickie Allessio in 'A Touch Of Class'; Alex Greville in 'Sunday Bloody Sunday'; Elizabeth I in 'Elizabeth R') -

    James L. Brooks (director, producer and screenwriter; 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show'; 'Lou Grant'; 'Terms Of Endearment'; Broadcast News'; 'The Simpsons') -

    Alan Bennett (playwright, screenwriter, actor and author; 'Beyond The Fringe'; 'Forty Years On'; The Madness Of George III / The Madness Of King George'; 'Talking Heads'; 'The History Boys') -


    Remembering: those also born on this date, but who have now passed away:


    Dave Prater (1939-1988; soul and R&B singer and musician; Sam & Dave) -

    Hank Snow (1914-1999; country singer, songwriter and musician) -

    Albert Finney (actor; 'Tom Jones'; Hercule Poirot in 'Murder On The Orient Express'; Sir in 'The Dresser'; Geoffrey Firmin in 'Under The Volcano'; Edward L. Masry in 'Erin Brockovich') -

    Richard Adams (1920-2016; novelist; 'Watership Down'; 'Shardik' and 'The Plague Dogs') -

    Geraldine McEwan (1932-2015; actress; 'Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit'; 'Agatha Christie's Marple') -

    Joan Sims (1930-2001; actress; the 'Carry On' films) -

    Harry Simeone (1910-2005; music arranger, conductor and composer) -
    (some sources state 1911 as year of birth)

    J.M. Barrie (1860-1937; novelist and playwright; 'Peter Pan') -


    Happy Birthday: to everyone celebrating Birthdays on May 9th.

  3. #4203
    May 10th:


    Quote for the Day:

    "Old age is like everything else.
    To make a success of it, you've got to start young." - Fred Astaire;


    If this is your Birthday, you are sharing it with:


    Henry Fambrough (R&B singer; last surviving original member of The Spinners) -

    Bono (singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman and philanthropist; lead vocalist and primary lyricist of U2) -

    Dave Mason (singer-songwriter and guitarist; co-founder of Traffic) -

    Donovan (singer, songwriter and guitarist) -

    Sly Dunbar (drummer; Sly & Robbie) -

    Young M.C. (singer, rapper and actor) -

    Judith Jamison (dancer and choreographer; Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre) -


    Remembering: those also born on this date, but who have now passed away:


    Ron Banks (1951-2010; R&B and soul singer; co-founder of The Dramatics) -

    Arthur Alexander (1940-1993; country songwriter and soul singer) -

    Bill Coday (1942-2008; musician and singer) -

    Larry Williams (1935-1980; R&B, rock and roll singer, songwriter, producer and pianist) -

    Sid Vicious (1957-1979; bassist and vocalist; The Sex Pistols) -

    Jackie Lomax (1944-2013; guitarist and singer-songwriter) -

    Nancy Walker (1922-1992; actress and comedian, film and television director) -

    David O. Selznick (1902-1965; film producer, screenwriter and film studio executive; 'Gone With The Wind'; 'Rebecca') -

    Fred Astaire (1899-1987; dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter) -

    Dimitri Tiomkin (1894-1979; film composer and conductor) -

    Max Steiner (1888-1971; film composer for theatre and films; 'Gone With The Wind') -

    Mae Murray (1885-1965; actress, dancer, film producer and screenwriter) -


    Happy Birthday: to everyone celebrating Birthdays on May 10th.
    Last edited by westgrandboulevard; 05-10-2019 at 06:58 PM.

  4. #4204
    WEST,MY GOOD FELLOW..AS YOU KNOW OUR[JERRY]IS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT AND IT WILL BE HISTRONIC-OPPS-ERR-AHEM-HEHE..HISTORIC,NOW AS I WAS JUST WONDERING IF AS A FAVOR BETWEEN OUR GREAT NATIONS AND SINCE YOU'RE TIGHT WITH[HM]IF MAYBE YOU COULD ASK HER TO MAYBE WRITE A LETTER OF RECOGNITION OR ADMIRATION FOR OUR CANDIDATE,NOTHING LONG JUST A FEW WORDS AND IN RETURN AFTER HE'S ELECTED..[it's a shoo-in]IMAGINE THE GOOD FEELINGS THAT WILL EXIST BETWEEN OUR GREAT NATIONS...[besides he's thinking about annexing Canada]AND I BELIEVE THAT THERE ARE ENGLISH SPEAKING STATES THERE,SO[HM]WILL ALWAYS HAVE A PLACE TO HANG HER CROWN,IF SAY THERE WERE AN OVERTHROW...[she could slide on over to Canada and chill]SO IF WHILE AT THE PALACE YOU COULD JUST YA KNOW SORTA KINDA MENTION IT...[if not a letter maybe a note with her initials on it]THANKS WEST..GOTTA RUN,GOT VOTES TO GET!!

  5. #4205
    Well Arr&bee, I have to say that making contact with HM just at the moment could be tricky.

    Very busy, as you know, with all those photo shoots, 'now that one has become a great-grandmother for the eighth time'.

    Hmmm. Any thoughts of yours made to the current head of state about annexing Canada, together with those words "say there were an overthrow", would surely be met with a very stern 'one is not amused' expression.

    Then add to that all the time she currently spends on polishing the cutlery for President Trump's state visit, and it might be best to tread very warily.

  6. #4206
    May 11th:


    Quote for the Day:

    "I was living in a fleabag hotel and one night I heard these sirens and someone was breaking in a store below. I looked out and police had surrounded this store and I turned my tape-recorder on. I saw Bonnie and Clyde a couple of times and with those two things that's how I came to write 'Indiana'. - R. Dean Taylor; Melody Maker interview, July 1974;


    If this is your Birthday, you are sharing it with:

    R. Dean Taylor (pop, rockabilly and soul singer, songwriter and record producer) -
    Wes Henderson (bass guitar; Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers) -
    Eric Burdon (singer-songwriter; vocalist with The Animals, and War) -

    Alyson Williams (R&B singer; 'Sleep Talk') -
    Tom Giuliano (singer; The Happenings) -
    Arnie Satin (singer; The Dovells) -

    Les Chadwick (bass guitar; Gerry & The Pacemakers) -
    Mort Sahl (early influential stand-up comic) -
    Valentino (fashion dress designer) -


    Remembering: those also born on this date; but who have since passed away:


    Natasha Richardson (1963-2009; actress) -

    David Gest (1953-2016; entertainer, comedian, producer and television personality) -

    Butch Trucks (1947-2017; drummer; The Allman Brothes Band) -
    Doug McClure (1935-1995; actor; Trampas on 'The Virginian') -
    Bernard Fox (1927-2016; actor; Dr. Bombay on 'Bewitched') -

    Denver Pyle (1920-1997; actor; Jesse Duke on 'The Dukes Of Hazzard') -

    Foster Brooks (1912-2001; actor and comedian) -
    Phil Silvers (1911-1985; actor; 'The Phil Silvers Show') -
    Doodles Weaver (1911-1983; radio personality; Professor Feetlebaum) -

    J.C. Higginbotham (1906-1973; jazz trombonist) -
    Salvador Dali (1904-1989; surrealist painter) -

    Martha Graham (1894-1991; innovator of modern dance) -
    Margaret Rutherford (1892-1972; actress) -

    Irving Berlin (1888-1989; composer; 'White Christmas'; 'God Bless America') -

    Joseph 'King' Oliver (1885-1938; jazz musician; King Oliver Creole Jazz Band) -


    Happy Birthday: to everyone celebrating Birthdays on May 11th.
    Last edited by westgrandboulevard; 05-11-2019 at 08:19 PM.

  7. #4207
    May 12th:


    Quote for the Day:

    "...I'd like to be able to pass on some of my knowledge and experience to youngsters who want to learn. I'd like to teach them how to learn to evaluate a record - after all, Motown had me working in their Quality Control department for thirteen years, so I should know!" - Norman Whitfield; SoulMusic.com interview, from February 1977;



    If this is your Birthday, you are sharing it with:


    Billie Jean Brown (Motown tape librarian, songwriter, producer; head of Quality Control) -
    Burt Bacharach (composer, songwriter, record producer, pianist and singer) -
    Jayotis Washington (a cappella singer; The Persuasions) -

    James Purify (singer; James & Bobby Purify) -
    Willie Parnell (singer; Archie Bell & The Drells) -
    Ronnie Foster (funk and soul-jazz organist, and record producer) -

    Greg Phillinganes (keyboardist, singer, songwriter and music director) -
    Steve Winwood (singer, keyboardist and musician; Spencer Davis Group; Traffic; Blind Faith) -
    Billy Swan (country singer-songwriter; 'I Can Help') -

    Billy Squier (singer, songwriter and musician; 'The Stroke') -
    David Walker (guitarist and vocalist; Gary Lewis & The Playboys) -
    Barbara Dane (folk, blues and jazz singer) -

    McKenzie Astin (actor) -
    Catherine Tate (comedian, actress and writer) -
    Stephen Baldwin (actor, producer and author) -
    Bruce Boxleitner (actor and writer) -

    Gabriel Byrne (actor, film director, film producer, writer, cultural ambassador and audiobook narrator) -
    Lindsay Crouse (actress) -
    Susan Hampshire (actress) -


    Remembering: those also born on this date, but who have now passed away:


    Norman Whitfield (1940-2008; early head of Motown Quality Control department, then songwriter, arranger and record producer) -

    Henry 'Hank' Crosby (1928-2002; jazz saxophonist, songwriter and record producer) -

    Ian McLagan (1945-2014; keyboardist and songwriter; Small Faces ; Faces) -

    Ian Dury (1942-2000; singer-songwriter; bandleader; artist and actor; Ian Dury and the Blackheads) -

    George Carlin (1937-2008; comedian, actor, author and social critic) -

    Katherine Hepburn (1907-2003; actress) -

    Leslie Charteris (1907-1993; author and screenwriter; 'The Saint') -

    Wilfred Hyde-White (1903-1991; actor) -

    Edward Lear (1812-1888; artist, illustrator, musician, author and poet) -


    Happy Birthday: to everyone celebrating Birthdays on May 12th.
    Last edited by westgrandboulevard; 05-12-2019 at 07:33 PM.

  8. #4208
    Quote Originally Posted by westgrandboulevard View Post
    Well Arr&bee, I have to say that making contact with HM just at the moment could be tricky.

    Very busy, as you know, with all those photo shoots, 'now that one has become a great-grandmother for the eighth time'.

    Hmmm. Any thoughts of yours made to the current head of state about annexing Canada, together with those words "say there were an overthrow", would surely be met with a very stern 'one is not amused' expression.

    Then add to that all the time she currently spends on polishing the cutlery for President Trump's state visit, and it might be best to tread very warily.
    TRUMP???? THAT HACK,LOOK TELL[HM]NOT TO WORRY ABOUT THE ANNEX THING..[she can run for queen once she gets there]AND BESIDES JERRY IS A MAN OF THE PEOPLE,SO SHE WON'T HAVE TO SHINE ANY FOLKS OR SPOONS FOR HIM,JUST POP SOME LEFTOVERS IN THE MICROWAVE AND HE'S COOL,AND SINCE CANADA WILL BECOME THE[51ST STATE]HER MAJESTY WILL BE A U.S.CITIZEN AND BE ELIGIBLE FOR SOCIAL SECURITY...[an extra check in the mail couldn't hurt]OH AN SHE CAN BRING THE BABIES TOO AND CLAIM EM ON HER TAXES..WHAT A COUNTRY CLUB!

  9. #4209
    May 13th:

    Quote for the Day:

    "If you want to know who the oppressed minorities in America are, simply look at who gets their own shelf in the bookstore. A black shelf, a woman's shelf, and a gay shelf." - Armistead Maupin;


    If this is your Birthday, you are sharing it with:


    Stevie Wonder (musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist) -

    Barney Ales (former head of Motown sales; songwriter; former executive Vice-President, and former President of Motown Records) -

    Richard Brooks (singer; The Impressions) -
    Harold Winley (singer; The Clovers; The Ink Spots) -
    Creed Taylor (record producer; CTI Records) -

    Paul Thompson (drummer; Roxy Music) -
    Richard 'Magic Dick' Salwitz (musician; harmonica player with The J. Geils Band) -

    Joe Brown (singer and guitarist; Joe Brown and The Bruvvers) -
    Johnny Logan (singer and songwriter; 'What's Another Year'; 'Hold Me Now') -
    Harvey Keitel (actor and producer) -

    Senta Berger (actress, producer and author) -
    Buck Taylor (actor; Newly O'Brien on 'Gunsmoke') -
    Armistead Maupin (author; 'Tales Of The City') -


    Remembering: those also born on this date, but who have now passed away:


    Mary Wells (1943-1992; singer and songwriter) -
    Carolyn Franklin (1944-1988; singer and songwriter) -
    Teddy Randazzo (1935-2003; songwriter, singer, arranger and producer) -

    Danny Kirwan (1950-2018; guitarist, singer and songwriter with Fleetwood Mac) -
    Ritchie Valens (1941-1959; singer, songwriter and guitarist) -
    Tim Pigott-Smith (1946-2017; actor; Ronald Merrick in 'The Jewel In The Crown') -

    Herbert Ross (1927-2001; actor, choreographer, director and producer) -
    Bea Arthur (1922-2009; actress; comedian, singer and animal rights activist) -

    Joe Louis (1914-1981; 'The Brown Bomber'; professional boxer; world heavyweight champion)

    Gil Evans (1912-1988; jazz pianist; arranger, composer and bandleader) -
    Maxine Sullivan (1911-1987; jazz vocalist and performer) -

    Daphne Du Maurier (1907-1989; author and playwright; 'Rebecca'; 'Jamaica Inn'; 'The Birds'; 'Don't Look Now') -

    Merle Earle (1889-1984; actress; Maude Gormley on 'The Waltons') -


    Happy Birthday: to everyone celebrating Birthdays on May 13th.
    Last edited by westgrandboulevard; 05-13-2019 at 04:08 PM.

  10. #4210
    May 14th:


    Quote for the Day:


    "It isn't true that you live only once. You only die once. You live lots of times, if you know how." - Bobby Darin;



    If this is your Birthday, you are sharing it with:


    Shanice Wilson (singer, songwriter and actress; 'I Love Your Smile') -

    David Byrne (singer, songwriter, guitarist and founding member of Talking Heads) -

    Raphael Saadiq (Charles Ray Wiggins; singer, songwriter, musician, guitarist and record producer with Tony! Toni! Tone!) -

    Danny Wood (singer, songwriter, record producer and occasional actor; New Kids On The Block) -

    Natalie Appleton (singer, songwriter and actress; All Saints) -

    Jay Beckenstein (saxophonist, composer, producer and co-founder of Spyro Gyra) -

    Cate Blanchett (actress and theatre director; Galadriel in 'The Lord Of The Rings' trilogy) -

    Francesca Annis (actress; 'Wives And Daughters') -
    Sian Phillips (actress; 'I, Claudius') -
    Tim Roth (actor and director; 'Pulp Fiction') -

    George Lucas (film director and entrepreneur; creator of 'Star Wars' and 'Indiana Jones') -



    Remembering: those also born on this date, but who have now passed away:


    Bobby Darin (1936-1973; singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actor; 'Mack The Knife'; 'Beyond The Sea') -

    Jack Bruce (1943-2014; musician, bass guitarist, singer and songwriter with Cream) -

    Richard Deacon (1921-1984; actor; Mel Cooley on 'The Dick Van Dyke Show'; Fred Rutherford on 'Leave It To Beaver') -

    Jack Watson (1915-1999; actor; RSM Sandy Young in 'The Wild Geese') -
    James B. Clark (1908-2000; film director; 'Flipper') -

    Billie Dove (1903-1997; actress; Princess Isobel in 'The Black Pirate') -
    Sidney Bechet (1897-1959; jazz clarinetist and soprano saxophonist) -

    Zutty Singleton (1898-1975; jazz drummer and musician) -
    Otto Klemperer (1885-1973; conductor) -


    Happy Birthday: to everyone celebrating Birthdays on May 14th.

  11. #4211
    WEST,MY FINE FELLOW..I KNOW THAT[HM]IS VERY BUSY AT THE MOMENT,SO WHEN SHE GRANTS YOU SOME TIME TELL HER THAT PRESIDENT IN WAITING[JERRY]MAY NOT ACTUALLY ANNEX CANADA AND MAYBE AFTER HE'S ELECTED HE AND HER COULD HAVE A SIT DOWN AND TALK THINGS OVER AND SHE MAY TALK HIM OUT OF IT..[of course an envelope full of let's say-good will currency]WILL HELP THINGS GET OFF TO A GOOD START AND OF COURSE HE WOULD SPEAK TO PARLIMENT..[and funkadelic too if there're available]MAYBE YOU CAN GIVE HIM HER NUMBER AND HE'LL GIVE HER A CALL..[collect of course]GOTTA RUN-VOTES TO COLLECT!!

  12. #4212
    I'd better make enquiries about a surprise invitation to a Buckingham Palace summer garden party.

    Perhaps we could all attend as part of a national 'Motown Revisits UK Tour' - presented by the Soulful Detroit Revue players and full supporting company.

    A very long shot for actually meeting HM, but you never know....

  13. #4213
    May 15th:

    Quote for the Day:

    "It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.' - Madeleine Albright;


    If this is your Birthday, you are sharing it with:


    Lenny Welch (singer; 'Since I Fell For You'; 'Ebb Tide') -
    (some sources state date of birth as May 31st)

    Mike Oldfield (composer and arranger; 'Tubular Bells') -

    Trini Lopez (singer, guitarist and actor; 'If I Had A Hammer') -

    Brian Eno (music producer; 'Here Come The Warm Jets') -

    Lainie Kazan (actress and singer; Belle Carroca in 'My Favourite Year'; Maria Portokalos in 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding') -

    David Charvet (actor; Matt Brody on 'Baywatch') -

    Nicholas Hammond (actor; Friedrich von Trapp in 'The Sound Of The Music'; Peter Parker /Spider-Man on 'The Amazing Spider-Man') -

    Madeleine Albright (diplomat; former US Secretary Of State) -

    Andy Murray (professional player) -


    Remembering: those also born on this date, but who have now passed away:


    Freddie Perren (1943-2004; songwriter, record producer, arranger and orchestra conductor; 'I Want You Back'; 'Love Machine'; 'Boogie Fever'; 'Reunited'; 'I Will Survive') -

    Jimmy McPartland (1907-1991; jazz musician; Chicago jazz cornetist) -

    Eddy Arnold (1918-2008; country music singer; 'Make The World Go Away') -

    Peter Shaffer (1926-2016; playwright and screenwriter; 'Amadeus'; 'Equus') -

    Doris Dowling (1923-2004; actress; Gloria in 'The Lost Weekend') -

    Joseph Wiseman (1918-2009; actor; Julius No in 'Dr. No') -

    Tenzing Norgay (1914-1986; mountaineer and explorer; with Edmund Hilary on Everest, 1953)

    Constance Cummings (1910-2005; actress; Ruth Condomine in 'Blithe Spirit') -

    James Mason (1909-1984; actor; Philip Vandamm in 'North By Northwest') -

    Joseph Cotten (1905-1994; actor; Jedediah Leland in 'Citizen Kane') -

    L. Frank Baum (1856-1919; novelist; 'The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz' and sequels) -


    Happy Birthday: to everyone celebrating Birthdays on May 15th.

  14. #4214
    May 16th:


    Quote for the Day:

    "If you're sitting in that audience ready to fight me from the very beginning, I'm going to have a hard time getting to you. But if you've got a heart at all, I'm going to get it." - Betty Carter;


    If this is your Birthday, you are sharing it with:


    Janet Jackson (R&B, pop and dance singer; 'What Have You Done For Me Lately?') -
    Billy Cobham (jazz drummer, composer and bandleader) -
    B. Slade (formerly known as Tonex; gospel singer, songwriter, actor and musician) -

    Ralph Tresvant (R&B singer, songwriter, actor and record producer; New Edition) -
    Isaac 'Redd' Holt (jazz and soul music drummer; Young-Holt Unlimited) -
    Robert Fripp (guitarist, composer and record producer; King Crimson) -

    Hazel O'Connor (singer-songwriter, and actress) -
    Boyd Tinsley (violinist and mandolinist with Dave Matthews Band) -

    Pierce Brosnan (actor, film producer, activist and environmentalist; Remington Steele; James Bond) -

    Debra Winger (actress; Paula Pokrifki in 'An Officer And A Gentleman') -


    Remembering: those also born on this date, but who have since passed away:


    Barbara Lee Jones (1947-1992; singer; The Chiffons) -
    Betty Carter (1930-1998; jazz vocalist) -
    Kripp Johnson (1936-1990; R&B/soul singer; The Del-Vikings) -
    Darrell Sweet (1947-1999; drummer; co-founder of Nazareth) -

    Henry Fonda (1905-1982; actor; Davis in '12 Angry Men') -

    Woody Herman (1913-1987; jazz musician; 1940s big bandleader; jazz clarinetist) -

    Liberace (Wladziu Valentino Liberace; 1919-1987; pianist, singer and actor; 'I'll Be Seeing You') -

    Yvonne Craig (1937-2015; ballet dancer and actress; Batgirl on 'Batman') -

    George Gaynes (1917-2016; actor and singer; Eric Lassard on 'Police Academy'; John Van Horn in 'Tootsie') -

    Margaret Sullavan (1909-1960; actress; Klara Novak in 'The Shop Around The Corner'; Patricia Hollman in 'Three Comrades') -

    David Hughes (1831-1900; inventor of the microphone) -



    Happy Birthday: to everyone celebrating Birthdays on May 16th.

  15. #4215
    Quote Originally Posted by westgrandboulevard View Post
    I'd better make enquiries about a surprise invitation to a Buckingham Palace summer garden party.

    Perhaps we could all attend as part of a national 'Motown Revisits UK Tour' - presented by the Soulful Detroit Revue players and full supporting company.

    A very long shot for actually meeting HM, but you never know....
    Are you sure, westgrand? If I remember correctly HM told you to ring her up if you needed a favor. And, being that she loves music the Motown UK Tour may be just the thing for her. She may want to celebrate the birth of Archie.

  16. #4216
    I bet Charlieboy would attend.

  17. #4217
    No doubt, 144man

  18. #4218
    Especially if he is offered his own solo spot, with "I'm Still Waiting"....

  19. #4219
    May 17th:

    Quote for the Day:

    "It takes more than going down to the video store and renting "Easy Rider" to be a rebel." - Dennis Hopper;


    If this is your Birthday, you are sharing it with:

    George Johnson (funk and R&B singer; Brothers Johnson; 'I'll Be Good To You'; 'Strawberry Letter 23'; 'Stomp') -
    Homer O'Dell (R&B guitarist with Mint Edition: 'Breakin' My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes)' -
    Vernie Bennett (R&B singer; founding member of Eternal) -

    Deltrick Haddon (gospel singer and pastor) -
    Taj Mahal (blues musician) -
    Enya (singer-songwriter) -

    Keith (singer; '98.6') -
    Bill Bruford (drummer; Yes, and King Crimson) -
    Paul Di'Anno (singer; Iron Maiden) -

    Alan Rankine (keyboardist/guitarist, musician and record producer; Associates) -
    Jordan Knight (singer-songwriter and actor; New Kids On The Block) -
    Andrea Corr (singer; The Corrs) -

    Cameron Bancroft (actor) -
    Leven Rambin (actress) -


    Remembering: those also born on this date, but who have now passed away:


    Pervis Jackson (1938-2008; singer; The Spinners) -
    Bobby Sheen (1941-2000; singer; Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans; 'Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah'; also The Robins; The Loveables; The Ding Dongs; The Alley Cats; The Coasters) -
    Malcolm Hale (1941-1968; lead guitarist; Spanky & Our Gang) -

    Bill Paxton (1955-2017; actor and director) -
    Howard Ashman (1950-1991; playwright and lyricist; Disney's 'The Little Mermaid'; 'Beauty And The Beast'; 'Aladdin') -
    Dennis Hopper (1936-2010; actor, film maker, photographer and artist) -

    Bob Merrill (1921-1998; songwriter; theatrical composer, lyricist and screenwriter; 'People'; 'Don't Rain On My Parade') -
    Maureen O'Sullivan (1911-1998; actress) -
    Horace McMahon (1906-1971; actor) -

    Happy Birthday: to everyone celebrating Birthdays on May 17th.

  20. #4220
    May 18th:

    Quote for the Day:

    "Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life." - Omar Khayyam;


    If this is your Birthday, you are sharing it with:


    Jack Ashford ('Jashford'; percussion and tambourine player with the Funk Brothers) -
    Rob Base (hip hop artist; DJ E-Z Rock; 'It Takes Two') -
    Feliciano 'Butch' Tavares (R&B and soul singer; The Tavares) -

    Rick Wakeman (keyboardist, songwriter, television and radio presenter, author; Yes) -

    Toyah Willcox (singer and actress; 'It's A Mystery'; 'Thunder In The Mountains'; 'I Want To Be Free') -

    George Strait (country music singer) -

    Jack Johnson (singer-songwriter and guitarist) -

    Miriam Margolyes (actress; 'The Age of Innocence') -

    Robert Morse (actor; J. Pierrepoint Finch in 'How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying'; Bertram Cooper in 'Mad Men') -

    Allen Leech (actor; Tom Branson on 'Downton Abbey') -


    Remembering: those also born on this date, but who have since passed away:


    Big Joe Turner (1911-1985; blues shouter, known as 'The Boss Of The Blues'; 'Shake, Rattle and Roll') -

    Perry Como (1912-2001; singer; 'Catch A Falling Star'; 'It's Impossible') -

    Pernell |Roberts (1928-2010; actor; Adam Cartwright in 'Bonanza'; Dr. John McIntyre on 'Trapper John M.D.') -

    Kai Winding (1922-1983; arranger and trombonist; 'More (Theme From Mondo Cane)' -

    Fran Jeffries (1937-2016; singer, dancer, actress and model) -

    Margot Fonteyn (1919-1991; ballerina) -

    Patrick Denis (1921-1976; novelist; 'Auntie Mame') -

    Omar Khayyam (1048-1131; mathematician; 'Rubaiyat') -


    Happy Birthday: to everyone celebrating Birthdays on May 18th.

  21. #4221
    Quote Originally Posted by westgrandboulevard View Post
    Especially if he is offered his own solo spot, with "I'm Still Waiting"....

    Very appropriate!!

  22. #4222
    … followed by "It's My Turn"

  23. #4223
    No kidding!!!

  24. #4224
    May 19th:


    Quote for the Day:

    "I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against." - Malcolm X;


    If this is your Birthday, you are sharing it with:


    Kyle Eastwood (jazz bass musician) -

    Grace Jones (singer, songwriter, lyricist, supermodel, record producer and actress: 'Slave To The Rhythm'; 'Pull Up To the Bumper') -

    Tom Scott (jazz saxophonist; composer, arranger, conductor and bandleader; L.A. Express; The Blues Brothers) -

    Sam Smith (singer-songwriter; 'Stay With Me'; 'I'm Not The Only One') -

    Pete Townshend (guitarist, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist; The Who) -
    Dusty Hill (bassist, keyboardist and co-vocalist; Z.Z. Top) -

    Phil Rudd (drummer; AC/DC) -
    James Fox (actor) -
    Nancy Kwan (actress; 'The World Of Suzy Wong'; 'Flower Drum Song') -

    David Hartman (talk show host; 'Good Morning America') -


    Remembering: those also born on this date, but who have now passed away:


    Nora Ephron (1941-2012; author; 'When Harry Met Sally') -

    Peter Mayhew (1944-2019; actor; Chewbacca in 'Star Wars' film series) -

    Victoria Wood (1953-2016; comedienne, actress, singer and songwriter) -

    Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965; playwright; 'A Raisin In The Sun') -

    Joey Ramone (1951-2001; singer; The Ramones) -

    Alma Cogan (1932-1966; singer, known as 'The Girl With The Giggle In Her Voice') -

    Daniel Gelin (1921-2002; actor; 'Rendezvous In July') -

    Nellie Melba (1861-1931; operatic soprano) -

    Michael Balcon (1896-1977; film and television producer; Ealing Studios) -

    Robert Wilcox (1910-1955; actor; 'The Man They Couldn't Hang') -

    Malcolm X (1925-1965; Muslim minister and human rights activist) -

    Nancy Astor (1879-1964; politician; first woman in the House Of Commons) -


    Happy Birthday: to everyone celebrating Birthdays on May 19th.

  25. #4225
    May 20th:

    Quote for the Day:

    "I think one day you'll find that you're the hero you've been looking for." - James Stewart;


    If this is your Birthday, you are sharing it with:


    Cher (singer and actress; 'Bang Bang'; 'If I Could Turn Back Time'; 'Believe'; films include 'Silkwood'; 'Mask' and 'Moonstruck') -

    Busta Rhymes (hip hop recording artist, actor, record producer and record company executive; 'Woo-Hah! Got You All In Check') -

    Jane Wiedlin (musician, singer-songwriter, guitarist and actress, rhythm guitarist and background vocalist with The Go-Go's; 'Rush Hour') -

    Ted Allen (author and television personality, food and wine connoisseur on 'Queer Eye) -

    John Billingsley (actor; Dr. Phlox on 'Star Trek: Enterprise') -

    Dean Butler (actor and producer; Almanzo Wilder on 'Little House On The Prairie') -

    Matt McCoy (actor; Michael Bartel in 'The Hand That Rocks The Cradle') -


    Remembering: those also born on this date, but who have now passed away:


    Shorty Long (1940-1969; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer; 'Function At The Producer'; 'Here Comes The Judge') -

    Joe Cocker (1944-2014; singer and musician; 'A Little Help From My Friends'; 'You Are So Beautiful'; and 'Up Where We Belong', with Jennifer Warnes) -

    James Stewart (1908-1997; actor; 'Mr Smith Goes To Washington'; 'The Philadelphia Story'; 'It's A Wonderful Life') -

    Margery Allingham (1904-1966; novelist; The Albert Campion detective novels) -

    Stanley Fields (1883-1941; actor; The Sheriff in 'Way Out West') -

    Honore de Balzac (1799-1850; novelist; 'Comedie Humaine') -


    Happy Birthday: to everyone celebrating Birthdays on May 20th.
    Last edited by westgrandboulevard; Yesterday at 06:30 PM.

  26. #4226
    May 21st:

    Quote for the Day:

    "I only hope that I can regain my own identity once I decide that 'Perry Mason' and myself have come to the parting of the road. 'Perry Mason' has become a career for me...all I know is that I work, eat and sleep 'Perry Mason'. - Raymond Burr;


    If this is your Birthday, you are sharing it with:

    Blinky (Sondra Williams; R&B and soul singer-songwriter; 'I Wouldn't Change The Man He Is'; Theme from 'Good Times', with Jim Gilstrap) -

    Ronald Isley (R&B and soul singer-songwriter, record producer and occasional actor; lead singer and original founding member of The Isley Brothers) -

    Hilton Valentine (guitarist with The Animals) -

    Bill Champlin (singer, songwriter, keyboard player, guitarist, arranger and producer with Chicago) -

    Rachelle Ferrell (R&B, pop and jazz singer; pianist) -

    Leo Sayer (singer, songwriter; 'You Make Me Feel Like Dancing') -

    Mr. T (actor and retired professional wrestler, B.A.Baracus on 'The A-Team'; Clubber Lang in 'Rocky III') -

    Fairuza Balk (actress; Vicki Vallencourt in 'The Waterboy') -

    Nick Cassavetes (film maker and actor; Wayne-O in 'The Assault Of The Killer Bimbos') -

    Judge Reinhold (actor; Brad Hamilton in 'Fast Time At Ridgemont High') -


    Remembering: those also born on this date, but who have now passed away:


    Fats Waller (1904-1943; jazz pianist and singer; 'Ain't Misbehavin'; 'Honeysuckle Rose') -

    The Notorious B.I.G. (1972-1997; rapper; 'Hypnotised'; 'Mo Money Mo Problems (featuring Mase and Puff Daddy) -

    Vincent Crane (1943-1989; keyboardist with Atomic Rooster and Arthur Brown) -

    Raymond Burr (1917-1993; actor; 'Perry Mason'; 'Ironside') -

    David Groh (1939-2008; actor; Joe Gerard on 'Rhoda') -

    Anthony Steel (1920-2001; actor; Bob Payton in 'Where No Vultures Fly') -

    Peggy Cass (1924-1999; actress; Agnes Gooch in 'Auntie Mame') -

    Kay Kendall (1927-1959; actress; Sybil Wren in 'Les Girls'; Rosalind Peters in 'Genevieve') -

    Robert Montgomery (1904-1981; actor; David Smith in 'Mr and Mrs Smith') -

    Harold Robbins (1916-1997; novelist; 'The Carpetbaggers') -


    Happy Birthday: to everyone celebrating Birthdays on May 21st.

  27. #4227
    May 22nd:


    Quote for the Day:

    "All young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential." - Harvey Milk;



    If this is your Birthday, you are sharing it with:


    Johnny Gill (singer, songwriter and actor; New Edition; LSG; Heads Of State; 'Rub You Up The Wrong Way'; 'My, My, My') -

    Morrissey (singer, songwriter, frontman of The Smiths; 'Suedehead'; 'The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get'; 'Irish Blood, English Heart'; 'You Have Killed Me') -

    Bernie Taupin (song lyricist, poet and singer, long term collaboration with Elton John, including 'Rocket Man'; 'Crocodile Rock'; 'Candle In The Wind'; 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road') -

    Vivian Green (R&B singer, songwriter and pianist; 'Emotional Rollercoaster') -

    Donell Jones (singer, songwriter and record producer; 'U Know What's Up' - featuring Lisa Lopes) -

    Shirley Murdock (R&B singer, songwriter; 'As We Lay'; 'Computer Love' -with Zapp and Roger)

    Peter Nero (pianist and pops conductor; The Philly Pops) -

    Ian Underwood (woodwind and keyboard player with Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention) -

    Barbara Parkins (actress; 'Peyton Place'; 'Valley Of The Dolls') -



    Remembering: those also born on this date, but who have now passed away:


    Sun Ra (1914-1993; jazz musician, composer and bandleader) -

    Harvey Milk (1930-1978; politician, San Francisco City Supervisor and gay civil rights leader) -

    Laurence Olivier (1907-1989; actor) -

    Charles Aznavour (1924-2018; singer and songwriter; 'She'; 'Dance In The Old-Fashioned Way'; 'Yesterday When I Was Young') -

    Michael Sarrazin (1940-2011; actor; 'They Shoot Horses, Don't They?'; 'Harry In Your Pocket'; 'For Pete's Sake') -

    Susan Strasberg (1938-1999; actress; 'Picnic'; 'The Diary Of Anne Frank') -

    Paul Winfield (1939-2004; actor; 'Sounder'; 'King') -

    Quinn Martin (1922-1987; television producer, 'The Fugitive'; 'The Streets Of San Francisco'; 'Cannon'; 'Barnaby Jones') -

    Kenny Ball (1930-2013; jazz musician, singer, trumpeter and bandleader; 'Midnight In Moscow') -

    M.Scott Peck (1936-2005; psychiatrist and author; 'The Road Less Travelled') -

    Judith Crist (1922-2012; film critic and academic; 'Today' show; 'New York Herald Tribune'; 'New York' magazine; 'TV Guide') -


    Happy Birthday: to everyone celebrating Birthdays on May 21st.

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