August 19, 2008

August 19th Birthdays

It's amazing how so many famous people were born on the date of August 19th. The following are a few that have helped entertain me, develope my taste in music and affect who I am.

Ginger Baker turns 69 today. Baker is the legendary drummer that is best known for playing in the bands Cream and the short lived Blind Faith. Happy birthday to you, yah big kook.

Ian Gillan is now 63 years old. He sang on one album (Born Again) and part of a tour with Black Sabbath, and has done various other projects, including some solo work. Most of his career has been spent with Deep Purple. Gillan is currently touring Europe with Deep Purple. Hope you have a good one, Ian.

Happy 57th birthday to John Deacon. Deacon was the bass player for Queen. He also played some guitar and wrote some of their biggest hits. John is a very rich, but definitely retired musician.

Ginger Baker Drum Solo with Cream in 2005

Deep Purple, Tony Iommi, Brian May, Paul Rodgers, Bruce Dickinson, etc., etc., etc.
"Smoke On The Water"

1986 John Deacon Interview on Dutch TV


Kameron D Kiggins said...

Very cool stuff. Baker's by far one of my favorite drummers.

Kameron D Kiggins said...

And if you've never heard Baker's album Going Back Home, I can't recommend it highly enough. One of the best things he's ever recorded!

Dan, Jr. said...

I love Baker's stuff. When I listen to Cream, I'm paying just as much attention to his drum work as Clapton's guitar. Thanks for stopping by.


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