August is the month to celebrate birthdays for members of UK Squeeze, The Mamas and Papas, The Cocteau Twins, The Stranglers, The Sex Pistols, The Velvet Underground, The Happy Mondays, The Who, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Clash, Led Zeppelin, The Go-Gos, XTC, The Understones, Sparks, Public Image Ltd, The Ramones and more.
The Edge born on 8th August 1961
Joe Jackson born on 11th August 1954
Richie Ramone born on 11th August 1957
Jah Wobble born on 11th August 1958
Ron Mael born on 12th August 1945
Feargal Sharkey born on 13th August 1958
Kevin Rowland born on 17th August 1953
Colin Moulding born on 17th August 1955
Belinda Carlisle (above) born on 17th August 1958
Robert Plant born on 20th August 1948
Phil Lynott born on 20th August 1949
Joe Strummer born on 21st August 1952
Budgie born on 21st August 1957
Keith Moon born on 23rd August 1946
Shaun Ryder born on 23rd August 1962
Elvis Costello born on 25th August 1954
Jet Black born on 26th August 1938
Moe Tucker born on 26th August 1944
Glen Matlock born on 27th August 1956
Hugh Cornwell born on 28th August 1949
Elizabeth Fraser born on 29th August 1963
John Phillips born on 30th August 1935
Glenn Tilbrook born on 31st August 1957
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Some of Feargal Sharkey’s favourite albums.
MARVIN GAYE: What’s Going on (Tamla): I heard this when I was 12 or 13 and it was a big awakening. A singer’s job is to give listeners an emotional bond with the story and by God could Gaye do that.
RAMONES: Ramones (Rhino) Boy, did this have an impact on a young Irishman. I realised anybody could get out there and make an utterly fantastic noise.
KRAFTWERK: Trans-Europe Express (EMI) This drew me into electronic music and the fact you could create music without banging things.
ABBA: Gold (Universal) I was working for the record company that released this (Polydor at the time). ..I don’t think you could go to a nightclub anywhere and not fill the dance floor to Dancing Queen.
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The authentic mis-spelling of Russell Club is characteristic of promotional posters for Manchester’s Factory. Available now.