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Yes, We “Clap” For Steve [Rock Artist Birthdays]

Steve Howe turned 65 yesterday, born April 8, 1947, in London, England.

He's well-respected for his fine guitar chops in Yes, Asia, and other bands, as well as his solo work.

Listening to Howe it's plain to see he's not without classical and jazz and even country influences, and was voted "Best Overall Guitarist" in Guitar Player magazine 5 years in a row (1977-1981), as well as inducted into Guitar Player's "Gallery of Greats" in 1981.

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Weekend Birthday (School) Boy [VIDEO]

High-voltage rocker Angus Young turned 57 on Saturday, born March 31, 1955 in Glasgow, Scotland (but of course we all know he was raised in the Land Down Under).

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Eric Clapton performs at The Prince's Trust Rock Gala 2010 supported at the Royal Albert Hall on November 17, 2010 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Eric Clapton performs at The Prince's Trust Rock Gala 2010 supported at the Royal Albert Hall on November 17, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
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Happy Birthday, Slowhand [AUDIO]

Eric Clapton celebrates his 67th birthday today, born in Surrey, England on March 30, 1945, with guitar in hand.

And I, along with the other millions who love his music, am grateful.

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Genesis Co-founder Tony Banks Turns 62 Today [VIDEO]

Tony was born on March 27, 1950, in East Hoathly, England.

He's most well-known as a founding member and keyboardist for Genesis, but he's also one of the main composers of the band and, besides Mike Rutherford, is the only other member to be with Genesis for its entire history.

You might not think of Tony Banks right away when you think of Genesis, but you really should.(Tony's the guy in the middle of the picture here).

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(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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The Demon Of Screamin’ Turns 64

Steven Victor Tallarico (Steven Tyler) was born to front a rock band before rock 'n' roll was even invented.

In fact, Before Aerosmith was even invented, Tyler wrote what would become one of the band's signature songs, "Dream On".

He made his first appearance in Yonkers, New York, on March 26, 1948.

The Head Nurse reportedly said, "leave this one alone, too."

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Musician Ric Ocasek, & wife Paulina Porizkova and their children arrive at Sony Pictures premiere of "Click" held at the Mann Village Theater on June 14, 2006 in Westwood, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Musician Ric Ocasek, & wife Paulina Porizkova and their children arrive at Sony Pictures premiere of "Click" held at the Mann Village Theater on June 14, 2006 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Happy Birthday, Ric! [VIDEO]

Before we get to the video of a song from The Cars 2011 album, which captures the classic sound of the band perfectly, we wish Ric Ocasek a very happy birthday today.

Best known by women as the lead vocalist of The Cars and by men as that guy who's married to that hot model,  Ric was born on March 23, 1949 in Baltimore, Maryland.

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(Photo by Sascha Baumann/Getty Images)
(Photo by Sascha Baumann/Getty Images)
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The Voice Of Supertramp Still Has The Magic At 62 [VIDEO]

Roger Hodgson just marked another birthday this week, born March 21, 1950, in Portsmouth, England.

Hodgson is the legendary writer of classic hits like "Dreamer", "Give A Little Bit", "Take The Long Way Home", "The Logical Song", and more.

The former co-frontman and founding member, of progressive rock band Supertramp, Roger left the band in 1983 to pursue a simple, spiritual lifestyle in nature with his family, but he never stopped creating music.

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Eddie Money Turns 63 [VIDEO]

Guitarist, saxophonist, keyboardist, harmonica player and of course singer-songwriter, Eddie Money was born Edward Jospeh Mahoney on March 21, 1949 in Brooklyn, New York.

Eddie was a cop in New York until his talent as a musician was too strong to be denied and he eventually quit the police department and got himself an unsteady job.

So to speak.

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(From left to right) Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Carl Palmer receive their awards at the 1972 Melody Maker Pop Poll (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
(From left to right) Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Carl Palmer receive their awards at the 1972 Melody Maker Pop Poll (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
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Birthday Wishes To Carl Palmer [VIDEO]

The respected drummer turns 62 today, born March 20, 1950, in Birmingham, England.

Carl's been in several English bands, but he's best known, of course, for his work with Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Asia

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Nancy Wilson (Photo by Michael Caulfield/Getty Images for VH1)
Nancy Wilson (Photo by Michael Caulfield/Getty Images for VH1)
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Happy Birthday To Rock Goddess Nancy Wilson! [VIDEO]

One of Heart's Rock Queens turns 58 today, Friday, March 16.

Nancy Wilson was born in San Francisco, California in 1954.  She grew up in southern California and Taiwan before moving with her family to Seattle.

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Adam Clayton of U2 performs at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 24, 2011 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Adam Clayton of U2 performs at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 24, 2011 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
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Belated Birthday Wishes To U2′s Adam Clayton [VIDEO (HUMOR)]

U2's bassist turned 52 this week.

Adam Clayton was born on March 13, 1960 in Oxfordshire, England.

Born in England, yes, but Adam celebrates the green--he was raised in County Dublin from the time he was a boy of five.

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Tom Scholz: Rock Saint [VIDEO]

He's a man who gives Bono a run for his money in the good deeds department.

More on that in a minute.

Happy belated birthday to Tom Scholz, who turned 65 on Saturday. He was born Donald Thomas Scholz on March 10, 1947 in Toledo, Ohio.

The founder/mastermind behind Boston, Tom is a brilliant guy with an inventive mind (he's got a Master's degree in mechanical engineering from M.I.T. and invented the Rockman guitar amp).

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