We begin this week by celebrating the birth of a Rolling Stone called Mick, but not that one. Mick Taylor, a Stone from 1969 to 1974, here in one of their last TOTP studio appearances before they became too busy/big for the show, then too low charting.
17th January is a birthday for not 1, not 2, but 3 1980s stars. Paul Young (1956) being introduced here by Simon Le Bon.
Meanwhile, three years later (or, 1959) saw the birth of Susanna Hoffs. As a treat, here’s The Bangles performing Eternal Flame in 2001, shortly after Atomic Kitten took a cover of it to Number 1.
And finally, in 1964, Andy Rourke. You know, one of the two in The Smiths that wasn’t Johnny Marr or Morrissey.
Onto more recent times, Ricky Wilson from Kaiser Chiefs (and, um, The Voice) turns 36 this week.
While Calvin Harris turns 31 this week.
It’s a busy week for birthdays, with Tom Bailey of Thompson Twins turning 60. Here’s Mike Read introducing them by playing Harmonica.
Sir John Mills grandson is 41 this week. You may know him better as the singer from Kula Shaker.
Meanwhile, here’s Hard-Fi living for the weekend in 2005
Meanwhile, Robert Palmer would have been eligible for a bus pass this week if he was still alive. Here’s a random find of him performing with The Power Station, introduced by Harry Hill.
Nicky Wire from the Manics is 45 this week. Here they are performing Everything Must Go. Is it me, or does the drum loop slightly rip off Be My Baby?
The birthdays keep coming, Gary Barlow (1971) and Emma Bunton (1976)
Now to some would be birthdays, first Malcolm McLaren
And Michael Hutchence, who would have been 52 this week.
Sporting some dodgy gym gear in 1987
Performing ‘Taste It’
And finally, being introduced by his ex, Kylie Minogue in 1997, the year he later died.
Almost near the end of this week’s Birthday Bonanza, one last one, Andrew Roachford, or just plain Roachford.
Though, you can’t hear ‘Cuddly Toy’ without thinking about this.
And finally, we end on a sad note, as this week saw the 18th anniversary of the death of the London Boys. This song, is just fantastic.