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Happy Birthday: Michael Stipe

Posted in Michael Stipe, R.E.M. on January 5, 2010 by AmericanaPulse

Today is the birthday of Michael Stipe of R.E.M. I wished him a happy 49th last year, and this year he is celebrating the big 5-0. I would break out a special birthday post again today, but Whitney Matheson at USA Today’s Pop Candy Blog has already beaten me to it.

As the frontman for R.E.M., Stipe is one of my favorite musical figures of all time. I didn’t have a favorite artist before I was introduced to Berry, Buck, Mills, & Stipe in high school. Maybe I wouldn’t be such a musical freak if I hadn’t been.

Follow this link to see Pop Candy’s tribute to Stipe in the form of ten amazing YouTube videos. Here’s one more video featuring Michael Stipe and Natalie Merchant.