January is rather auspicious month in music history:
- John Paul Jones’ birthday was on the third,
- Michael Stipe‘s birthday was on the fourth
- David Bowie‘s and Elvis were born on the eighth
- Jimmy Page‘s and Robby Krieger‘s birthdays were on the ninth
- Donald Fagen’s birthday was on the tenth
- Zack de la Rocha and Raekwon’s birthdays were on the twelfth
- LL Cool J, Dave Grohl and Allen Toussaint all had birthdays on the fourteenth.
- Sade and Aaliyah were on the sixteenth.
- The Temptations‘ David Ruffin was on the eighteenth
I’m obsessed about music and to be honest, I dnd’t know that January 19 is a really busy day: Janis Joplin was born 79 years ago today. But another beloved national treasure Dolly Parton turns 76 — 76! — today. As I often say around here, we need — and should — give our legends their flowers while we have them around with us. Play some Janis. Then play some Dolly today. It’ll make your day and your life better, I promise.
So happy birthday, Dolly! May there be many, many, many more!