JOVM’s William Ruben Helms celebrates the 58th anniversary of Biz Markie’s birth.
JOVM’s William Ruben Helms (belatedly) celebrates the 73rd anniversary of Gil Scott-Heron’s birth.
JOVM’s William Ruben Helms celebrates the 109th anniversary of Muddy Waters’ birth.
JOVM’s William Ruben Helms celebrates the 83rd anniversary of Marvin Gaye’s birth.
JOVM’s William Ruben Helms celebrates Angus Young’s 67th birthday.
JOVM belatedly celebrates the 72nd anniversary of the birth of Teddy Pendergrass.
JOVM’s William Ruben Helms belated celebrates Tracy Chapman’s 58th birthday.
JOVM celebrates Diana Ross’ 78th birthday.
The first two weeks of Spring and of the astrological sign Aries is rather auspicious for music — Aretha Frarnkin, Diana Ross, Elton John, Damon Albarn, Lee “Scratch” Perry are all among an incredibly talented and legendary array of artists who were born between March 21-March, 31. Of course, we can’t forget Mariah Carey, who turns 52 today.
Carey is the voice of a ridiculous amount of smash hit songs — many which I know deep in your soul you love, and will happily sing along to in the shower or while doing karaoke. Personally, I’ve always adored her cover of The Jackson 5’s “I’ll be There.” So, to that end, Happy birthday, Mariah. May there be many, many more!
This week is a rather auspicious week in music history: Yesterday Elton John and Aretha Franklin shared a birthday. And today, the legendary Diana Ross turns 77, I firmly believe that we should celebrate our legends while we have them — and Diana Ross is one of the most influential and important out of the entire Motown Records universe.
So I thought the best to celebrate her birthday would be to post some throwback live footage of Ms. Ross doing her thing.