lindisfarne, run for home - Lindisfarne are an English folk rock and progressive rock band from Newcastle upon Tyne established in 1968 (originally called Brethren). The original line-up comprised Alan Hull (vocals, guitar, piano), Ray Jackson (vocals, mandolin, harmonica), Simon Cowe (guitar, mandolin, banjo, keyboards), Rod Clements (bass guitar, violin) and Ray Laidlaw (drums).
With his 1977 hit song 'Lonely Boy' here's one of today's birthday celebrants Andrew Gold. Andrew also wrote the theme song for The Golden Girls. Andrew played a pivotal role on Linda Ronstadt's recording of 'When Will I Be Loved' playing almost all the instruments on that one record. He co-produced many of her songs and acted as musical director on numerous Ronstadt tours.