Throwback: Happy 56th Birthday, Chris Robinson!

December is a rather auspicious month in music history:

  • The 89th anniversary of Little Richard’s birth was on December 6
  • R.E.M.’s Peter Buck celebrated his 66th birthday on December 6
  • Yasiin Bey/Mos Def celebrated his 49th birthday on December 11
  • The Time’Morris Day celebrated his 65th birthday on December 13
  • R.E.M.’s Mike Mills celebrated his 64th birthday on December 17
  • The Rolling Stones‘ Keith Richards celebrated his 79th birthday on December 18
  • The 52nd anniversary of DMX‘s birth was also on December 18

The Black Crowes‘ and Chris Robinson Brotherhood (CRB)‘s Chris Robinson celebrates his 56th today. Robinson is one of the most soulful white guys on the face of the earth — and if you don’t believe me, check out The Black Crowes cover of The Temptations‘ “Papa Was a Rolling Stone.”

Happy birthday, Chris!