This is by far the worst day for birthday since I started this. But let’s get it over with. Carl Perkins was born on this day back in 1932.
Hugh Hefner, who I think is a distinctly creepy guy, is 87. Objectivist psychologist and Ayn Rand lover (as in sex, not necessarily devotion) Nathaniel Branden is 83. Jim Fowler of Wild Kingdom is 81. Dennis Quaid is 59. Idiot pundit Joe Scarborough is 50. And the actress who plays the least annoying character on Sex in the City, Cynthia Nixon is 47.
And the day belongs to a really great drummer, Steve Gadd, who is 68 today. He isn’t really associated with any band, he’s mostly just a studio hired gun. Check out this amazing drum solo on “Aja” by Steely Dan: