From Steve Goddard
Musicians celebrating birthdays today include Kris Kristofferson (76), Peter Asher (68) who was half of the duo Peter and Gordon before turning to producing artists like James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt, Turtles front man Howard Kaylan is 65 and continues to tour with Mark Volman as Flo and Eddie. Todd Rundgren (Hello It’s Me-I Saw The Light) is 64, Alan Osmond of The Osmonds is 63, Cyndi Lauper turns 59, and Inxs bass guitarist Gary Beers (What You Need-Need You Tonight), blows out 55 candles.
Twelve years ago today the “Prince” confusion came to an end when after giving himself various identities in the 1990′s, ‘The Artist Formally Known As Prince‘ announced he wanted to be known as Prince again.
By then, nobody cared.
And on this day in 1963, 13 year old Stevie Wonder entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart as Little Stevie Wonder with a song that would eventually hit #1 – Fingertips Part 2.
Check out this live performance from that same year.