Saturday, March 26, 2011

Judge not, lest ye be judged

Does anybody know how Steven Tyler is doing these days?  As curious as we've been about the latest season of American Idol, we had to sacrifice some guilty pleasure for Lent, so ...

(For those paying even less attention than us: the longtime Aerosmith frontman is an Idol judge, not a contestant.)

But now we're more curious than ever how Tyler is faring, especially since the most popular description we've heard for him is "Icky!" Hey, let's see how YOU'RE doing at 63.  After what Tyler's been through, and we're talking legendary drugs, sex and hard-smacking rock 'n' roll, it's amazing he can answer the bell -- any bell.  At least he is still among the living.

So let us be among the first to salute Tyler on hitting the mondo seis-tres.  Check out today's impressive Birthday Band, and if you you're not on the wagon hoist one for them tonight:

Joe Loco (1921-88): Jazz musician, arranger
Introduced mambo, cha-cha-cha

Diana Ross (1944): Singer
I Hear a Symphony, Come See About Me, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Richard Tandy (1948): Keyboards, Electric Light Orchestra
LPs: A New World Record, Out of the Blue, Discovery, Time

Steven Tyler (1948): Singer, Aerosmith
Sweet Emotion, Dream On, Walk This Way, Janie's Got a Gun

Vicki Lawrence (1949): Actress, singer
The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia

Fran Sheehan (1949): Bass, Boston
More than a Feeling, Long Time, Don’t Look Back

Teddy Pendergrass (1950-2010): Singer
LPs: Teddy, Love Language, Workin’ It Back, Joy

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