Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Happy birthday, Nick Lowe

It's Nick Lowe's 61st birthday today. Lowe, from the UK, is a very important man in various forms of pop rock, including country, rockabilly, punk, new wave...writer, producer, singer.

With Dave Edmunds he was in Rockpile, where they recorded the Elvis Costello song, "Girls Talk." That's Edmunds singing on this version, but Lowe singing on "I Knew The Bride," a song that also featured Edmunds on lead vocal when they were together in Rockpile.

The song Lowe may be best known for in the U.S. is "Cruel To Be Kind." Lowe wrote "What's So Funny ('Bout Peace, Love and Understanding)," which was a hit for Elvis Costello.

Since as we've seen the past few years as our rock heroes age, 60 is no longer any impediment. As far as I know Lowe is still rocking.

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