Photo by G.
Lenny Kravitz! I love him! The rockers was born on this day and I wish him a happy birthday. Lenny Kravitz is responsible for one of my coolest concert moments ever, so here’s the story. When I lived in Los Angeles, I was seeing Lenny’s Circus Tour in 1995 at the Wiltern. I’d met him for the first time that afternoon and he signed a couple of CDs for me, which made me very happy. I had noticed from seeing reviews of the tour that my favorite song off “Circus,” “The Resurrection” was not played very often. I asked Lenny if there was a chance of hearing it at the show. He confirmed that the band didn’t play the song very much. When the show began, the very first song of the night was “The Resurrection.” I completely freaked out (in a good way, of course)! To this day, I have no idea if my comment was responsible for him playing that song, but I have never forgotten it. So thanks for a really great memory Lenny (as well as for so many great songs).
Also born today: Miles Davis, Stevie Nicks, Al Jolson and John Wayne.