Throwback: Happy Belated 75th Birthday, Donald Fagen!

The first couple of weeks of January are very busy in music history. We start off with the following:

  • Led Zeppelin‘s John Paul Jones celebrated his 77th birthday on January 3. 
  • R.E.M.‘s Michael Stipe celebrated his 63rd birthday on January 4
  • Joy Division and New Order founder Bernard Sumner also celebrated his 67th birthday on January 4 
  • The 70th anniversary of AC/DC co-founder, rhythm guitarist, songwriter and backing vocalist Malcom Young’s birth was on January 6
  • The 76th anniversary of David Bowie‘s brith was on January 8
  • The Doors‘ Robby Krieger celebrated his 77th birthday on January 8
  • Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page celebrated his 79th birthday on January 9

Steely Dan co-founder, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Donald Fagen celebrated his 75th birthday on January 10. My father was a huge Steely Dan fan, so as you can imagine, I’m intimately familiar with their work — and in a way that would be rather unexpected.

Happy birthday, Donald! May there be many, many more!