Today in Music History: Happy Birthday Brendan Benson


Joseph "Run" Simmons, of Run-DMC, is 48.

Today In:

1954 - Rock & Roll arrived as Bill Haley & The Comets made the Top Ten with "Shake Rattle & Roll."

1990 - Record producer Frank Farin fired Milli Vanilli singers Rob Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan because they were insisting on singing on their new album.

1995 - The Rolling Stones released their acoustic live album Stripped .

1995 - Blur brought chaos to traffic in central London, England when over 3,000 fans turned up for a signing at "Book's Etc." in Charring Cross Road.

1996 - Michael Jackson married Debbie Rowe in Sydney Australia.

Birthday Highlight:

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Brendan Benson is 42 today. Benson has enjoyed a successful indie career with a devoted cult fanbase for over 15 years, and has also been a member of Jack White's band The Raconteurs. From his 2005 album The Alternative To Love, we played "Cold Hands, Warm Heart."

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