Iggy Pop in 1987
|Birth name||James Newell Osterberg, Jr.|
|Born||April 21, 1947
Muskegon, Michigan, U.S.
|Genres||Punk rock, protopunk, garage rock,post-punk, hard rock, shock rock,glam rock|
|Occupations||Singer-songwriter, musician, producer, actor|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, keyboards, drums|
|Labels||Virgin, RCA, Elektra, A&M|
|Associated acts||The Stooges, The Trolls, The Nymphs, The Iguanas, Slash, David Bowie, Deborah Harry, Blondie, Tom Waits, Henry Rollins|
Iggy Pop (/ˈɪɡi pɑːp/; born James Newell Osterberg, Jr.; April 21, 1947) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor. Iggy’s music has encompassed a number of styles over the years, including pop, hard rock, jazz and blues. Pop became known as ‘Iggy’ in high school, when he served as drummer for a local blues band, The Iguanas. He is vocalist of influential protopunk band The Stooges (Pop and the other surviving members of the group reunited in 2003), having become known, since the late 1960s, for his outrageous and unpredictable stage antics.
Though his popularity has fluctuated through the years, many of Pop’s songs have become well-known, including “Lust for Life“, “The Passenger“, “Real Wild Child“, “Candy” (a duet with Kate Pierson of The B-52’s),“China Girl“, “Nightclubbing“, “Search and Destroy“, “1969” and “I Wanna Be Your Dog“.
McAvoy at the 2010 Toronto Film Festival
|Born||21 April 1979 
Port Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
|Alma mater||Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama|
|Spouse(s)||Anne-Marie Duff (m. 2006)|
James McAvoy (/ˈmækəvɔɪ/ mak-ə-voi; born 21 April 1979) is a Scottish actor. He made his acting debut as a teen in 1995’s The Near Room and continued to make mostly television appearances until the late 2000s. His notable television work includes State of Play, Shameless, and Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune. Besides screen acting, McAvoy has appeared on stage with Three Days of Rain in 2009 and as the title character in Macbethin 2013. He has also done voice work for animated films including Gnomeo & Juliet and Arthur Christmas.
In 2003, McAvoy appeared in Bollywood Queen which was followed by a supporting role in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005). His performance in Kevin Macdonald‘s The Last King of Scotland garnered him several award nominations. 2007’s critically acclaimed Atonement earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination and his second BAFTA nomination. He appeared opposite Angelina Jolie in Wanted(2008). Since then, he is notable for playing Charles Xavier in the 2011 superhero film X-Men: First Class, a role he will reprise in X-Men: Days of Future Past in 2014. McAvoy starred in the 2013 crime comedy-drama filmFilth in which he won Best Actor in the British Independent Film Awards.
Robert Smith (musician)
Robert Smith playing live with the Cure at Roskilde Festival 2012
|Birth name||Robert James Smith|
|Born||21 April 1959
Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK
|Origin||Crawley, West Sussex, England, UK|
|Genres||Post-punk, gothic rock, new wave, alternative rock|
|Occupations||Musician, songwriter, producer|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, cello, harmonica|
|Labels||Fiction, Geffen, Universal,Hansa, Polydor|
|Associated acts||The Cure, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Glove, Easy Cure, Crystal Castles, Malice,65daysofstatic, blink-182|
|Schecter UltraCure Signature
Fender Telecaster Deluxe
Fender Bass VI
Robert James Smith (born 21 April 1959) is an English musician. He is the lead singer, guitarist, lyricist and principal songwriter of the rock band The Cure, and its only constant member since its formation in 1976. NY Rockdescribes him as “pop culture’s unkempt poster child of doom and gloom,” and asserts that some of his songs are a “somber introspection over lush, brooding guitars.” Smith’s guitar-playing and use of flanging, chorusingand phasing effects put him among the forefront of the gothic rock and new wave genres. He also played guitar in the band Siouxsie and the Banshees. Smith is a multi-instrumentalist, known for his unique stage look, such as teased hair, smudged makeup, and his distinctive voice.
Grodin at the Book Expo 2007 at the Javits Center
April 21, 1935
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, author, comedian|
|Spouse(s)||Julie Ferguson (?-1968; divorced; 1 child)
Elissa Durwood (1985–present; 1 child)
Charles Grodin (born April 21, 1935) is an American actor, comedian, author, and former cable talk show host.
Grodin began his acting career in the 1960s appearing in TV serials including The Virginian. He had a small part as an obstetrician in Roman Polanski‘s Rosemary’s Baby in 1968. In the 1970s he moved into film acting, including playing the lead in The Heartbreak Kid and a supporting role in Catch-22. He became a familiar face as a supporting actor in many 1980s Hollywood comedies, including Midnight Run, Heaven Can Wait, Taking Care of Business, Seems Like Old Times, The Great Muppet Caper, The Woman in Red, The Lonely Guy, Ishtar and The Couch Trip. He is probably best known for his role as George Newton in the 1990s John Hughescomedy franchise Beethoven.
Grodin has won several acting awards, including American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for 1993’s Dave, Best Actor at the 1988 Valladolid International Film Festival (for Midnight Run). He was nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for The Heartbreak Kid in 1972. He also shared a 1978 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program for his work on The Paul Simon Special.
In the mid-1990s, Grodin became a talk show host on CNBC and in 2000 a political commentator for 60 Minutes II. He has written several autobiographical and acting related works, including 1990’s It Would Be So Nice If You Weren’t Here: My Journey Through Show Business and 1994’s We’re Ready for You, Mr. Grodin.