Special All Birthdays Edition! Gotta do it...

David Bowie, June 2004. (Photo: Jo Hale/Getty Images)

1/8/1935 - Born on this day, Elvis Aaron Presley. Estimated record sales worldwide: 600 million! Any doubters should refer to the year 1956...

1/8/1937 - Happy Birthday to singer Shirley Bassey, 81 years old today, most famous for (quite likely) the ultimate James Bond theme "Goldfinger". Interesting factoid: Jimmy Page was the session guitarist for this track(!), and Hell, yes, it's better than "Live And Let Die"...

1/8/1946 - Happy Birthday to The Doors' {somewhat sadly underappreciated} guitarist Robbie Kreiger, 72 years old today. He wrote "Light My Fire" all by himself, by the way...

1/8/1947 - His real name was David Robert Jones: born on this date, the truly one-of-a-kind/one-and-only David Bowie. For the immeasurable significance and influence of his work, the terms "innovation", "reinvention", "visual presentation" simply cannot do justice to what David achieved -- The fact is (really) it's doubtful that you can name another artist on the planet that can compete with his most creative era, 1969 to 1979 -- In those simple (and quick) ten years, Bowie did more than 100,000 other wanna-be's lifetimes combined. Sadly, profoundly missed...

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"They do it over there but we don't do it here...", xoxo!