And now, the musicians born in the year of Pearl Harbor, 1941, who are celebrating their 70th birthdays this year. Almost all of them are still very active, recording and touring.
1. This Mexican-American female folksinger, famous for such songs as "We Shall Overcome" and "Diamonds and Rust," was born on January 9, 1941.
2. Born on January 21, 1941, he famously opened Woodstock strumming his guitar and singing "Freedom, freedom, freedom, freedom"
3. This gem of a Brooklyn-born singer-songwriter, who celebrates his70th birthday on January 24, was just elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
4. This Brazilian bandleader famous for covering Beatles songs will celebrate birthday number 70, not 66 or 77, this year on February 11.
5. Will his cousin Brian Wilson show up for this nasal-voiced bass singer's 70th birthday celebration on March 15?
6. This future saxophone legend wasn't yet a "Big Man" when he was born on March 17, 1941. And his name's not Patrick.
7. How does it feel, how does it feel, to be on your own, with no direction home, and to be 70 this year on May 24?
8. The last original member to join the Rolling Stones, this jazz aficionado and cancer survivor was born on June 2, 1941, in London.
9. Born on July 22, 1941, he'll have to have two parties this year: one for his Parliament bandmates and one for his Funkadelic bandmates.
10. This Lebanese-Canadian singer and songwriter who turns 70 on July 30 was only 16 when he had his first hit, "Diana." And don't mention Girls Town.
11. He's a former Byrd, a member of a group with his name in the title, a sailor, an ex-con, and the father of two of Melissa Etheridge's children, and he was born on August 14, 1941.
12. The most famous lead singer of Blood, Sweat & Tears was born on September 13, 1941, in England and later moved with his family to Canada.
13. Come on baby, let's do The Twist at his 70th birthday party on October 3.
14. Steve Cropper was born October 21, 1941, and Donald Dunn was born on November 24, 1941. With what two bands are they associated?
15. Also born on October 21, 1941, in Johannesburg, South Africa, was Manfred Sepse Lubowitz. By what name do we know him better?
16. The unluckiest guy in rock history, this drummer was born in India on November 24, 1941. He'd later move to Liverpool. Who is he?
17. The leader of Earth Wind & Fire was born in Memphis on December 19, 1941.
Bonus: Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel were both born in 1941. Who is older?