Kanye turns 32, Chuckie of Three Dog Night turns 67 and Little Nance turns 69, all sharing June 8th as their birthday. Coincidentally, all three partied in our hot tub this past weekend. Yeah, that’s how we roll.
One of the most exciting bassist on the planet, Mike turns 44 today. After answering a flyer for a bassist role in a band at The University Of Vermont in 1983, he joined the band and sealed his fate. His soul shaking bass bombs are currently on display nightly on Phish’s summer tour. Happy birthday Cactus! Click here to download his 6/30/08 show.
Ya Mar from 4/5/98:
Possum from 4/29/90:
Mike’s Song from 6/13/94:
Zeppelin drummer, John Henry Bonham was born on this date in 1948. Bonham is one of the most influential drummers in rock history and was the backbone to Zeppelin. Here’s Zeppelin in ’75 at Earl’s Court with “Moby Dick”:
One of the coolest cats to ever walk this earth would have been 83 today. Miles pioneered jazz with his Kind Of Blue album and continued to blow the lid off the jazz world throughout the rest of his life. A trumpeteer, composer and band leader extrordinaire, Miles also gave birth to the rock-fusion genre. Click here to download/stream a Miles show from 1967.
Born on this date in 1941 in Duluth, MN, Robert Zimmerman would go on to be one of the most important voices of the second half of the 20th century in America. Click here to check out his pairing with Johnny Cash on outtakes of 1969’s Nashville Skyline. Click here for more Dylan.
Like A Rolling Stone:
With Willie Nelson, performing Townes van Zandt’s Pancho and Lefty:
A 2009 performance of You Gotta Serve Somebody:
Surfer turned singer/songwriter, Jack Johnson turns 34 today. So not only does he surf, but he has an amazing career in the music industry, he lives in Hawaii and he’s younger than me! He must’ve been a saint in a previous life or something.
“The Chairman Of The Boards” turns 46 today. Page is the newest member of Phish, joining in 1985 and added a whole new dimension to the texture, improvisation and framework to the band. Here are some clips of Page through the years:
“Strange Design” from 5/30/07:
“Lawn Boy” from 4/4/98:
“Suzy Jam” from Hampton: