There is a lot going on this week, so I’m doing a birthday music break.

Today in 1950, Lou Gramm, lead singer for Foriegner, was born. For me, their music hasn’t aged well since the 70s, but I still love “Juke Box Hero“.

Today in 1946, Lesley Gore was born. She recorded her first hit at the age of 16 in 1963, the year I was born. Her producer at the time was Quincy Jones. Check out that first hit, “It’s My Party“.

And today in 1936, Engelbert Humperdinck was born. Not his real name, but much more memorable than Arnold George Dorsey. This song, “After the Lovin’” is from 1976, when as a 13 year-old I believed I knew everything. More importantly, Engelbert and I support the same English football team.

If you learn nothing else from me, know that when you have a crazy week, you may simply need to find some music that speaks to you.