Rock/hip-hop/jazz singer Neneh Cherry, 39 today. She hasn't been exactly what you could call a prolific artist, what with only three proper albums (only two released stateside) since 1988...but they've each been of high quality. Hopefully she'll get a new one out before the Aughts are over. Wonder if anybody hangs in the Buffalo Stance anymore...
Everyone's favorite one-legged flautist and rock philosopher Ian Anderson, 56 today. I've always been a fan of Jethro Tull's early albums (pre-1976), as long-time readers may remember. He looks like the sort of fellow who'd "Give up his halo for a horn/and the horn for the hat I once had", doesn't he?
And by the way...he really has both legs. He sometimes played flute standing on one leg. Just in case you were wondering.