Singers/Musicians Celebrating Birthdays On This Day + BOTB Results
Today’s post is part of the Monday’s Music Moves Me blog hop, hosted by X-Mas Dolly, and co-hosted by Callie of JAmerican Spice, Stacy of Stacy Uncorked and Cathy from Curious as a Cathy.
Before we get started with today's music, let's go over the Battle of the Bands Results.
The song was 'I Ain't Got Nobody', and our contenders were Fats Waller and Louis Armstrong. The votes went back and forth, and it was a very good battle, in my opinion.
with new songs and new contenders.
The final results:
Thank you everyone for stopping by to cast your vote! We'll have a new round of battles on May 15, Now on to today's regular post:
Everyone loves a good party when it’s your birthday, so let’s get this place a rockin’!
There are several musicians that have birthdays today, but I selected only 5 to highlight today. My apologies if I have omitted one of your favorites.
As the saying goes ‘Age Before Beauty’... so we’ll start with the oldest.
Philip Bailey, turning 66 today
Bailey is currently married to singer/ songwriter, Valerie Bailey (formerly known as Valerie Davis), who has worked with superstars Whitney Houston, Celine Dion etc. Bailey is the father of seven children; One of his children, Pili Bailey, is the daughter of Jeanette Hutchinson of the R&B hit group the "Emotions".
Eric Brittingham, turning 57 today.
Dave Rowntree, turning 53 today
Enrique Iglesias, turning 42 today
Iglesias was born in Madrid, Spain, and is the third and youngest child of Spanish singer Julio Iglesias. His mother’s aunt is Nelle Adams, the first wife of American actor Steve McQueen and grandmother of actor Steven R. McQueen.
When he was only 12 years old, Bonamassa opened for B.B. King. In the last 13 years Bonamassa has put out 15 solo albums through his independent record label J&R Adventures, of which 11 have reached #1 on the Billboard Blues charts. Bonamassa has played alongside such artists as Stephen Stills, Eric Clapton, Blondie Chaplin, Foreigner, Buddy Guy, Steve Winwood, Warren Haynes, and Derek Trucks among others. In addition to his music career, Joe Bonamassa runs a nonprofit organization called the Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation, whose mission it is to further music education by funding scholarships and providing music education resources to schools in need.