45 news items tagged as birthday:

Get Ready...
January 31, 2012 5:38 pm
Rick James' birthday is coming up on Wednesday. Let's start celebrating!  MORE
Happy Birthday!
February 1, 2012 12:34 pm
Happy Birthday to Rick James!   MORE
Happy Birthday!
February 1, 2013 12:38 pm
Happy Birthday to the one and only Mr. Rick James!  MORE
Happy Birthday
February 1, 2016 9:37 am
Happy birthday to the one and only king of punk funk.  MORE
It's a celebration!
August 23, 2016 8:57 pm
Happy Birthday Dave Chappelle!  MORE
Happy Birthday...
August 29, 2016 7:53 am
Happy birthday to the King, Michael Jackson!  MORE
Happy Birthday...
November 28, 2016 9:24 am
Happy birthday Berry Gordy!  MORE
Maurice White
December 19, 2016 7:44 am
Happy birthday to a true funk-master, Earth Wind & Fire's Maurice "Moe" White!  MORE
How are you getting funky and fresh for Rick’s 69th birthday today?
February 1, 2017 7:48 am
"James led one of the most epic rock lives ever." - Gavin Edwards, Rolling Stone.   MORE
March 15, 2017 6:56 am
Happy birthday to the legendary Sly Stone!  MORE
Happy Birthday, Eddie!
April 3, 2017 6:45 am
"There wasn't anything I'd rather have done than write a hit for Eddie." - Rick James.  MORE
Happy Birthday, James Brown!
May 3, 2017 7:17 am
"I never stopped learning from Tower of Power’s main inspiration, James Brown. The Godfather was the grease, grit, and guts of groove-centric R&B." - Rick James. Happy Birthday to the Godfather of Soul, James Brown!  MORE
Happy Birthday to the iconic Miles Davis!
May 26, 2017 7:16 am
"But to sit there in the club and watch Tony work his magic, to hear Herbie's beautiful chordings, Wayne's gorgeous sound, Ron's warm heartbeat, and Miles' moaning low on his muted horn, I felt that God was in the room." - Rick James, Glow.  MORE
Happy Birthday to Rick's friend and rap legend, Snoop Dogg!
October 20, 2017 7:38 am
Groove with Snoop while he performs Rick's "You and I" at Gibson Amphitheater:  MORE
Joni Mitchell
November 7, 2017 6:29 am
"[Joni Mitchell] and I had a great relationship. It wasn't sexual but musical as a mother@%ker." - RJ  MORE
Jimi Hendrix
November 27, 2017 12:10 pm
"I was honored to have my name associated with Jimi." - RJ.Happy Birthday to the one and only, Jimi Hendrix.  MORE
Barry Gordy
November 28, 2017 4:56 pm
"[Berry Gordy] was a heavyweight and even a genius… He’d discovered more talent than any executive of his generation."- RJ.Happy Birthday to the founder of Motown, Berry Gordy.  MORE
Happy Birthday
December 17, 2017 12:53 pm
Happy Birthday to Eddie Kendricks from the legendary group, The Temptations. What's your favorite song by The Temptations? Let us know in the comments.  MORE
Happy Birthday
December 19, 2017 6:58 am
Happy Birthday to one of Rick James’ idols, Maurice White from Earth, Wind & Fire.  MORE
Happy Birthday, LL Cool J!
January 14, 2018 4:10 pm
LL sampled Rick's "All Night Long” in his song “Around The Way Girl” and made it a classic.   MORE
Happy Birthday
January 19, 2018 12:52 pm
Happy Birthday to David Ruffin of The Temptations. Celebrate today by watching The Temptations perform "Standing on the Top" with Rick James! Tag a friend if you dig it, and share it if you want the world to know who’s still on top.  MORE
Etta James
January 25, 2018 1:24 pm
"I saw that the power of Etta's voice made everyone happy." - RJHappy Birthday to one of the best to ever do it, Etta James.  MORE
Happy Birthday, Smokey Robinson!
February 19, 2018 7:29 am
Celebrate his big day by watching him and Rick soothe your soul with their hit, "Ebony Eyes." Tag someone with gorgeous “Ebony Eyes” in the comments.   MORE
Teena Marie
March 5, 2018 6:50 am
"[Teena Marie] had a sound and a soul that excited my imagination." - RJ  MORE
Happy Birthday, MC Hammer!
March 30, 2018 7:19 am
"'U Can’t Touch This' was one of the biggest hits of all time." - Rick James  MORE
Happy Birthday to the iconic Marvin Gaye!
April 2, 2018 10:17 am
"The whole thing - Marvin's gustiness, Marvin's vision, and Marvin's sweet funky music - was an inspiration." - RJ  MORE
Happy Birthday James Brown!
May 3, 2018 1:40 pm
Happy Birthday to the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. Check out this footage of Rick, James Brown, & blues brother Dan Aykroyd performing James Brown's "Sex Machine" live in 1996.   MORE
Stevie Wonder
May 13, 2018 1:42 pm
A very Happy Birthday to fellow Motown Records alumn, Stevie Wonder. Stevie was a guest artist on Rick’s album ‘Street Songs’ - with harmonica featured on “Mr. Policeman” - and spoke at Rick’s funeral in 2004. “I love you, Rick, [...] for the fun we had and the songs that you heard of mine where you said, ‘Nah, I don’t think that’s enough, you gotta do something else with that.’” - Stevie Wonder  MORE
Happy Birthday to the King of Pop!
June 25, 2018 7:16 am
Happy Birthday to the King of Pop - Michael Jackson! “I love [Michael Jackson]. I think he’s fantastic. [...] I've been knowing Michael since he was a kid.” - Rick James  MORE
Ty James
July 11, 2018 9:28 am
"[My dad] worked so hard for what he believed in. He was very passionate about his craft and it shows. He left us with something to live on and words to live by, so it makes me feel good all over." - Ty James  MORE
Happy Birthday to Rick’s daughter, Ty James!
July 13, 2018 2:41 pm
“When our angel girl, Ty, was born, I was over the moon. I danced with joy. The first thing I wanted to do was show Mom her granddaughter... I can still see the joy in my mother’s eyes as she saw Ty for the first time." - Rick James  MORE
Happy Birthday to Larry Graham Jr.
August 15, 2018 8:10 am
Happy Birthday to Larry Graham Jr., a cat whose electrifying basslines in Sly and the Family Stone pioneered the future of slap bass.   MORE
Happy Birthday Dave Chappelle!
August 24, 2018 6:54 am
Happy Birthday to comedian and friend of Rick's, Dave Chappelle! Chappelle's legendary comedy sketches helped introduce the King of Punk Funk's fly lifestyle to a brand new generation. Watch 'True Hollywood Stories' from the Chappelle's Show to find out how Rick's dirty boots rubbed Charlie Murphy the wrong way.  MORE
Happy Birthday to The King of Pop - Michael Jackson!
August 29, 2018 7:07 am
“I love [Michael Jackson]. I think he’s fantastic... I've been knowing Michael since he was a kid.” - Rick James  MORE
Happy Birthday to The Temptations vocalist and Rick's uncle, Melvin Franklin.
October 12, 2018 1:07 pm
"The idea that The Temptations needed me to boost their appeal was music to my ears. What a thrill!" - Rick James on producing for The Temptations  MORE
Happy Birthday to rapper and fellow Mary Jane-lover, Snoop Dogg.
October 20, 2018 7:51 am
"I love Snoop Dogg, who wrote a super-hip rap that smoothed out the track with a cool contemporary feel." - Rick James on his song "Player’s Way"  MORE
Happy Birthday Bootsy!
October 26, 2018 9:12 am
Happy Birthday to funkateer, William "Bootsy" Collins!   MORE
Happy Birthday
November 7, 2018 1:23 pm
Happy Birthday to Rick's dear friend and songwriting goddess, Joni Mitchell!  MORE
Happy Birthday
November 12, 2018 10:21 am
Happy Birthday to Rick’s friend and former Mynah Birds bandmate, Neil Young! Rock on Neil.  MORE
Happy Birthday to founder of Motown, Berry Gordy!
November 28, 2018 3:03 pm
“Barry treated me with respect and love, and he’s a man with a lot of dignity.” - Rick James  MORE
Send some birthday love to LL Cool J, today!
January 14, 2019 10:05 am
Born James Todd Smith, LL Cool J has sampled some of the greatest King of Punk Funk classics! You can hear Rick’s jam "All Night Long" featured in LL’s fly track, "Around The Way Girl." Listen to "Around The Way Girl" and other classics featuring samples of RJ here:  MORE
Happy Birthday to David Ruffin of The Temptations!
January 18, 2019 7:52 am
The Temptations’ song, "Standing on the Top," from their 1982 album REUNION which was originally written, produced and featured vocals by Rick James. Celebrate Ruffin by jamming to "Standing on the Top" today:  MORE
On This Day
January 25, 2019 9:37 am
#OnThisDay - Etta James was born in 1938. One of the first songs Rick James remembers hearing is "Roll With Me Henry" by Etta James & The Peaches. Here's to the queen!  MORE
Happy Birthday Rick James!
February 1, 2019 9:50 am
“Rick James' great contribution to our culture is to have painted this big, dramatic, vivid picture of a world that few whites know anything about. And for blacks, James’ songs must surely be powerful and cathartic." - Rolling Stone  MORE

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