Archive for the ‘Birthdays’ Category

Happy Birthday, Lukas Nelson

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

Happy happy birthday, Aaron Foye

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Best wishes to Aaron, monitor engineer for Willie Nelson & Family.

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Happy Birthday, Kevin Smith

Monday, December 12th, 2016

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photo:  Janis Tillerson

Happy birthday to Kevin Smith, bass player for Willie Nelson & Family.

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Happy birthday, Jeremy Tepper

Friday, November 18th, 2016

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Happy birthday wishes to Sirius/XM Producer Jeremy Tepper, pictured here with Willie Nelson and Dallas Wayne at grand opening celebration for opening Sirius/XM Satellite Studio in Austin 9/12/2012.

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Thursday, July 8th, 2010

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Happy birthday, Mickey Mouse

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Mickey Mouse turns 88 today in California. In 1978, Willie Nelson joined others to wish Mickey Mouse Happy 50th birthday, on a televised special. Other guest appearance on the show were made by: Gerald Ford, Billy Graham, Lawrence Welk, Gene Kelly, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Edgar Bergen, Jodie Foster, Goldie Hawn, Eva Gabor, Anne Bancroft, Jo Anne Worley, and Burt Reynolds.

“Song for You” – Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, Leon Russell

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Ray and Leon singing a song for Willie at his birthday concert.

Happy Birthday, Mickey Raphael

Monday, November 7th, 2016

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Mickey Raphael with Willie Nelson. Photograph by Danny Clinch

Happy Birthday, Mickey Raphael

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photo:  Mary Francis Andrews

Thanks for the music.

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Mickey Raphael photo by Frank Stewart

 

 

 

 
by: Frank Stewart

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Mickey Raphael, Joni Mitchell and the late Stephen Bruton shared a birthday — November 7th.  This is a picture taken in 1992 at their birthday dinner, in Los Angeles.

Happy birthday, Kinky Friedman

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Happy, Happy Birthday, Paula Nelson

Thursday, October 27th, 2016


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Photo from Seventeen Magazine 1985

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photo by Scott Moore

 

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Happy birthday, President Carter

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

Happy birthday to President Jimmy Carter, born in Plains, Georgia on October 1, 1924.

Photograph of President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter dancing at a White House Congressional Ball. Photographed by Marion S. Trikosko. Dated 1977. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)

Photograph of President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter dancing at a White House Congressional Ball. Photographed by Marion S. Trikosko. Dated 1977. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)

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Happy birthday Kenny Koepke! Happy birthday Tony Sizemore!

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

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Budrock took this picture of Kenny.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen him sitting down before.

Happy birthday to Willie Nelson and Family members Kenny Koepke and Tony Sizemore.  We get to see Kenny on stage before shows,  getting  ready for the shows.  Tony Sizemore, drives the bus and we never see him.  Thanks, guys, for all your hard work, so we fans can enjoy seeing Willie Nelson & Family.

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Tony during his spare time, supporting his candidate for president.

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Thanks to Kevin Smith for sharing this cool photo of Kenny with Budrock.

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Tony has driven or Willie Nelson and Family for going on 30 years.

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Willie Nelson and Shania Twain, “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain”

Monday, September 12th, 2016

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by:  Stephen Betts

In 2003, American icon Willie Nelson was the centerpiece of an all-star 70th birthday tribute with performances from Kenny Chesney, Shelby Lynne, Steven Tyler, Eric Clapton, Elvis Costello, Norah Jones, Leon Russell, Paul Simon, Wyclef Jean and more. Captured for a CD/DVD set called Live & Kickin’: Willie Nelson and Friends, the event was taped at New York’s Beacon Theatre and features some of Nelson’s most legendary compositions, including “Crazy” and “Night Life,” along with songs by other writers.

One tune heard during the USA Network special, falling into the latter category, was “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain,” a song penned by songwriter-publisher Fred Rose in the Forties and previously performed by Hank Williams and Roy Acuff. Three decades later, the mournful ballad would become a signature tune for Nelson when he recorded it for his 1975 concept LP,Red Headed Stranger.

Introduced by Nelson’s longtime friend (and fellow songwriting legend) Kris Kristofferson, one of the most affecting performances of the special was country-pop superstar Shania Twain’s rendition of “Blue Eyes,” which the casually attired Canadian – in jeans, a cap and Willie T-shirt – performed while seated next to Nelson, who was standing and playing Trigger, his trusty vintage guitar. In addition to his distinctive jazz-inspired picking, Nelson adds harmony vocals to Twain’s reverent and expressive performance of the song, which became his first Number One country hit as an artist in October 1975.

Twain, who will celebrate her 51st birthday on August 28th, was riding high on the country and pop charts at the time this special was recorded. Up!, her fourth studio LP and third consecutive album to sell more than 10 million copies, was her first to be released in three separate versions for the pop, country and world-music markets. As a bonus during the TV taping, Twain and Nelson teamed for an exuberant performance of one of the singles from Up!, “Forever and for Always,” which (minus Nelson’s contributions) would go on to become a huge crossover hit in the U.S., and a Top Ten single in Twain’s native land, the U.K., Austria, Germany, Ireland and Romania.

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Happy Happy Birthday, Annie D’Angelo Nelson

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

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Best wishes for a wonderful day, Annie

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Happy Birthday, President Bill Clinton

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Former President Bill Clinton turns 70 today.

AUSTIN, Texas (CNN) — Garry Mauro will never forget that night in 1972 when he says Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham ignored the post-election party surrounding them, instead preferring to huddle in a corner and talk about changing the future.

The young then-unmarried couple and he were three among a group of Young Turk Democrats working that summer to register voters in Texas. The Clintons had just started dating, said Mauro, who years later became Texas land commissioner. “They obviously had a lot of respect for each other, and they would spend hours talking to each other.”

Mauro recalls the night it was all over in 1972, after Democrat George McGovern lost to Republican Richard Nixon. He says he and the Clintons decided to let loose in lively Austin, paying $1.50 to see a Texas singer by the name of Willie Nelson before rambling back to a colleague’s tiny apartment.

Happy birthday, President Obama

Thursday, August 4th, 2016