As a teenager, I adored Pearl Jam. Their first three albums — Ten, Vs. and Vitalogy — were an important part of my teen years: I can still vividly picture myself as a 14 year old, walking down Queens Blvd. with my buddy Barry screaming the lyrics to “Blood.”
Today, Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder turns 57. Happy birthday, Eddie! Thank you for being part of music that has meant so much to me in my youth.