It's a musical happy birthday. A bunch of singing celebrities for the 20th of August. It's not like you're going to actually do any work at work today. Go ahead and slough off and enjoy the celebration!
You remember him in Limp Bizkit and doing something with Britney Spears. Fred Durst turns 42 and I'll admit I enjoyed Limp Bizkit's song Nookie the first 3 times I heard it. After that I wanted to punch my ears. Break Stuff is good for those with anger issues or if you work with a demolition crew. Honestly, the dude comes off as a prick so I pretty much ignore the stuff he does, except for his work with Staind. Happy birthday?
Aaron Lewis of Staind and Fred Durst perform "Outside"
Stand-up comedian Billy Gardell and star of the television series "Mike and Molly" turns 43.
I know this one isn't a musical birthday, but it may just make you laugh. Isn't laughter music to the ears? Agree or disagree with that last statement and check out this video of birthday boy Billy Gardell talking about iPhones.
Video from Billy Gardell's new one hour special, "Halftime," now available from Amazon.com! http://amzn.to/fZuzo2
If you own an iPhone or Andriod, be sure you get the 93.3 KDKB app for your smart phone. You can stream KDKB on the go. It's free and can be found at kdkb.com/mobile.
"Today" show TV weatherman Al Roker turns 58. Believe it or not he sings and looks weird in a wig.
John Hiatt turns 60. Immediately his name may not ring a bell in your brain but I'm sure you've heard one of the many tunes he has written. He is one of the most respected and influential American singer-songwriters. His songs have been covered by a variety of artists in multiple genres, including Bob Dylan, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Joe Bonamassa, Willie Nelson, Three Dog Night, Joan Baez, Paula Abdul, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Buffett, Iggy Pop, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Rosanne Cash, Jewel, Aaron Neville, Jeff Healey, Keith Urban, Joe Cocker, Chaka Khan and many others.
One of John's most popular songs is "Have A Little Faith In Me" covered by a number of artists, including Joe Cocker, Delbert McClinton, Jewel, Mandy Moore and Bon Jovi. He'll probably play this when he visits Phoenix in September.
John Hiatt will be performing at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on September 8th. Tickets here.
Robert Plant turns 64 and you probably know him best from Led Zeppelin. There are so many great Zeppelin songs that it's difficult to just pick one. A couple of my personal favorites are Kashmir, Immigrant Song, No Quarter, and Black Dog. "Stairway to Heaven" is arguably one of Plant's most significant achievements with Led Zeppelin.
The footage is from the concert film "The Song Remains the Same" © Warner Brothers
Jimmy Pankow one of the founding members and trombone player in Chicago turns 65. He did lead vocals for two Chicago songs: "You Are On My Mind" and "Till the End of Time"
Fan video recorded on 10/13/07 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Photo and more info at www.biography.com
Broadcast journalist Connie Chung is 666. Oops! Damn! typomachine isNt working pruporley. Now you know why I got a D- in my Broadcast Journalism cLaSs. I did get an B+ in Tabloid Journalism. It would have been an A+ but I missed the who is Maury Povich's wife question. Some may think I'm being mean here, but if you do some research, then you will discover there are some controversial things that make what I did okay. Personally, I don't have a problem with Connie and hope she has a fun birthday.
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Constance Yu-Hwa Chung Povich aka Connie Chung celebrates her 66th birthday today. She has been on every major network as an anchor and reporter.
Because she's the oldest in this list Connie gets two videos.
First she sings with David Letterman.
Second one is Connie Chung singing goodbye to MSNBC after her show got cancelled.