Happy Birthday Willie Nelson. ‘Simple Nelson’

This day (April 29, 1933), in Abbott, Texas, U.S., is born Willie Hugh Nelson a.k.a Willie Nelson, American singer, songwriter and activist

Tracklist :

1 . Hello Walls

2 . Mr. Record Man (1969)

3 . Bloody Mary Morning (Austin City Limits, 1974)

4 . If You’ve Got The Money Honey (1977)

5 . Live Medley (w/ Bee Gees, Glen Campbell, 1979)

6 . Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain (Midnight Special 1980)

7 . Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Austin City Limits, 1981)

8 . You Were Always On My Mind (1982)

9 . Stardust (HBO Special, 1983)

10 . On the Road Again (Farm Aid, 1985)

11 . Whiskey River (Farm Aid, 1986)

12 . Island In The Sea (1987)

13 . I Never Cared For You (1988)

14 . There You Are

15 . City of New Orleans (w/ The Highwaymen)

16 . Graceland (w/ Paul Simon, Farm Aid, 1992)

17 . Hard Times (w/ Bob

Happy Birthday Sir Elton John. ‘Rocket John (It Still Is A Long Long Time)’

This day (March 25, 1947), in Pinner, Middlesex, England, is born Reginald Kenneth Dwight better known as Elton John, English singer, composer and pianist

Tracklist :

1 . Your Song (BBC, 1970)

2 . Levon (BBC, 11971)

3 . Rocket Man (Royal Festival Hall, 1972)

4 . Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (TOTP, 1973)

5 . Daniel (Watford, 1974)

6 . Pinball Wizard (Dodger Stadium, 1975)

7 . Don't Go Breaking My Heart (w/ Kiki Dee)

8 . Shine On Through (1977)

9 . Song For Guy (1978)

10 . In A Soviet Restaurant (w/ Ray Cooper, 1979)

11 . Elton's Song (w/ Jean-Claude Petit, 1981)

12 . I'm Still Standing

13 . Nikita (1985)

14 . Candle in the Wind (1986)

15 . I Guess Thats Why They Call It The Blues (Wembley, 1987)

16 . Sacrifice

17 . The One

18 . Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me (w/ George Michael)

19 . Can

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