Friday, January 8, 2010

Look out Vegas, here we come

Elvis never had a house band like this. He didn't need one, especially the vocal support, but he's getting one today. That's right, it's time for another mindless edition of Birthday Band. (Hey, there's a blizzard out there. I've got some shoveling to do. Do you have a better idea?)

Here's the lineup of artists born on January 8, and I think you'll agree it's a talented bunch. If Elvis were alive -- can you believe he'd be celebrating his 75th birthday? -- it's quite possible he'd run into more than one of these performers in Vegas. And while President Nixon is no birthday boy today, I think we'd want him up on stage making these introductions:

Elvis Presley (1935-77), vocals, the King
Shirley Bassey (1937), vocals, James Bond soundtracks
"Little" Anthony Gourdine (1941), vocals, Imperials
Robbie Krieger (1946), guitar, Doors
David Bowie (1947), vocals
Terry Sylvester (1947) guitar, Swinging Blue Jeans, Hollies

Set list
All Shook Up
Heartbreak Hotel
Don't Be Cruel
Hippy Hippy Shake
Love Me Two Times
Touch Me
Tears of a Clown
The Man With the Golden Gun

(18-minute gap)

Space Oddity
Love Her Madly
Are You Lonesome Tonight
He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother


  1. Lewie on a surfboard -- how cute is that! Thanks for sharing the picture, Jim.