JOVM celebrates Bootsy Colins’ 69th birthday.
JOVM celebrates what would have been the Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz’s 95th birthday.
JOVM celebrates Snoop Dogg’s 49th birthday.
One of the greatest thrills I’ve had as a music fan, was somehow getting last-minute tickets through a broker to see Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers with Steve Winwood at Madison Square Garden back in June 2008. Up until, catching Bob Dylan with Mavis Staples at The Beacon Theatre, that 2008 concert was the most I had ever spent for concert tickets — and I don’t regret it for a single second. God, hearing all of great songs live.
Petty would have turned 70. And much like Prince, I doubt Petty was capable of writing a terrible song. I wanted to celebrate Tom Petty’s birthday — and i think you should, too. I’ll be playing some of his music today, and will feel grateful for all of those songs. Happy 70th Tom. Happy birthday to you, wherever you are.
JOVM celebrates Fela Kuti’s 82nd birthday.
JOVM pays tribute to one of the greatest guitarists to have ever lived — Eddie Van Halen.
JOVM celebrates Stevie Ray Vaughan’s 66th birthday.
JOVM celebrates Bryan Ferry’s 75th birthday.
JOVM celebrates Joan Jett’s 62nd birthday.