joe jackson, a staple of my college music scene (his "night and day: album was constantly on the turntable) is 55 years old today. born on august 11, 1954 - i never realized how close in age we are (8 years)!
i first saw jackson in concert in august, 1980, at the wollman rink in central park - he played there as part of the "dr. pepper" summer shows. it was the tail end of his "i'm the man" tour (that fall he'd release "beat crazy") my most vivid memory from that central park show is the rain! the audience was soaked as he snarled thru his set that soggy summer night!
hard to believe that night was 29 years ago!
happy birthday joe jackson!