LENE LOVICH: LUCKY NUMBER

On this date, 41 years ago, Lene Lovich re-released “Lucky Number”. Originally released as a B-side for Lovich’s cover of “I Think We’re Alone Now”, the song was re-released on 26 January 1979 as an A-side and became the lead single of her debut studio album Stateless. “Lucky Number” became a defining song and made her a leading figure of the new wave genre.

WENDY JAMES: REVOLUTION BABY!

The ex-lead singer and focal point of Transvision Vamp, Wendy James, who attracted media attention with her sexually charged and rebellious image & her punk-chewed bubblegum rock, turned 54 today.

SAME AS IT EVER WAS

Happy first day of 2020, rock ‘n’ roll swaggers! Same as it ever was: stop making sense. This must be the year!

THE GREATEST CHRISTMAS SONG EVER

“Fairytale of New York” by The Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl is the best Christmas tune of all time and also UK’s most-played Christmas song of the 21st century.

RICHEY EDWARDS 52

Happy birthday and stay beautiful you Cool Cymru: Richey!

ELTON JOHN & DAVID FURNISH: LOVE WINS

Today, 14 years ago, Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish became the first gay celebrities to register their relationship as a civil partnership.

HOME SIXX HOME

Happy 61 Frank Carlton Serafino Feranna Jr. aka Nikki Sixx!

BARROW X PORTISHEAD

The instrumentalist for the band Portishead, Geoff Barrow, is having a birthday today.

MARK LANEGAN: ROUTE 54

One of the best current, most distinctive, rock ‘n’ roll male singers, Mark William Lanegan, turned 54 today.

THE JESUS & MARY CHAIN: PSYCHOCANDY

34 years ago today, The Jesus and Mary Chain released Psychocandy, an album that is considered a landmark recording: its combination of guitar feedback with traditional pop song structures proved influential on the forthcoming shoegazing genre and alternative rock in general.

WHO’S HOUSE? RUN’S HOUSE!

Run turned 55 today. Better known by the stage name Run, Rev. Run or DJ Run, is one of the founding members of the influential hip hop group Run–D.M.C. He is also a practicing minister, known as Reverend Run.⁣

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