Birthdays in March: Harry Belafonte (83), Ornette Coleman (80), Quincy Jones (77), Johnny Pacheco (77), Lloyd Price (77), Mike Stoller (77), John D Loudermilk (76), Herb Alpert (75), Lee 'Scratch' Perry (74), Johnnie Allan (72), Don Covay (71), Flaco Jiminez (70), Tommy McClain (70), Sam The Sham (70), Solomon Burke (69), Victor Uwaifo (69), Jorge Ben (68), Aretha Franklin (68), Lou Reed (68), George Benson (67), Diana Ross (65), Sly Stone (66), Eric Clapton (64), Eugenio Bennato (63), Don Covay (62), , Ry Cooder (63), Ken Boothe (2), Burning Spear (62), Eddy Grant (62), Lene Lovich (61), Nick Lowe (61), Goran Bregovic (6059), Mory Kante 60), Bob Brozman (56), Thione Seck (55), Gary Numan (52), Natacha Atlas (46), Tracy Chapman (46), Neneh Cherry (46), Damon Albarn (42), MC Solaar (41), Camille (32)
The first record I remember buying on my own is a 45 of Donna Summer's "Love's Unkind" with the b side called "Autumn Changes", which I still have to this day. It really did start off my record buying, and it reminds me of when I was really young - wanting to be part of that adult world of what I thought was sophistication. Her music reminds me of so many old friends - some of whom are no longer here. I did like her material - "Love is in Control" amongst many others. Sad to hear the news of her death, as well as Chuck Brown's. What is happening?