Monday, January 08, 2007

Rock Star Birthday 1

For some reason, this week has a very high number of musicians turning a year older. We're going to be looking at a few of them over the next several days.

Starting with David Bowie, who hits the big six-oh today. Here's a semi-recent clip of him performing "Sound and Vision" with the vigor of a man half his age. Which, ironically enough, is how old he was in 1977, when he wrote it.

But there's an even greater rock star born on January 8 - Elvis Presley. Here he is just weeks before his death in 1977, performing "Unchained Melody" in concert.

"You can see the speed and other pills have him," my friend John said about this clip, "but he is still The King."

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