Sunday, May 9, 2010
Momma, please let your babies...
Here's what Holiday Mathis, our favorite horoscope queen from the Boston Herald, has to say about May 9:
How helpless human babies are in comparison to other young animals. We are utterly dependent on mother or on one who assumes the role. This Mother's Day begins under the spiritual Pisces moon and ends under the childlike Aries moon. Gratitude will extend to mothers and beyond as we remember all who have nurtured our development.
You probably knew that.
It's hard to imagine that members of today's Birthday Band could've made a lasting imprint without a good momma to provide love, guidance, square meals and even a good swift kick when it was absolutely needed. Get a load of this lineup:
Hank Snow (1914-1999): Country Music Hall of Fame singer, songwriter
I’m Moving On, Rhumba Boogie, Hello Love, I’ve Been Everywhere
Nokie Edwards (1935): Guitar, Ventures
Walk Don’t Run, Perfidia, Hawaii Five-O Theme
Sonny Curtis (1937): Guitar, the Crickets
Not Fade Away, That'll Be the Day, Peggy Sue, Maybe Baby
Pete Birrell (1941): Bass, Freddie and the Dreamers
I’m Telling You Now, You Were Made for Me, I Understand, Do the Freddie
Tommy Roe (1942): Singer
Sheila, Sweet Pea, Hooray for Hazel, Dizzy, Jam Up Jelly Tight
Richie Furay (1944): Guitar, Buffalo Springfield/Poco
For What It's Worth, Pick Up the Pieces
Steve Katz (1945): Guitar/vocals, Blood Sweat and Tears
And When I Die, You Make Me So Very Happy, Spinning Wheel
Billy Joel (1949): Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer, musician
It’s Still Rock ’n’ Roll to Me, Tell Her about It, Uptown Girl, Piano Man
Tom Petersson (1950): Bass, Cheap Trick
I Want You to Want Me, Ain’t That a Shame, Dream Police, Voices