Sunday, July 06, 2008

July 6 Birthdays: Bill Haley, Frida Kahlo and Dalai Lama

Bill Haley, musician
July 6, 1925-February 9, 1981

Shake, Rattle & Roll: The Founders of Rock & Roll by Holly George-Warren, illustrated by Laura Levine (Houghton Mifflin, 2001)

Bill Haley and the Comets started singing C&W music but switched to rock and roll. Their song Rock Around the Clock was a huge hit and some say started the rock ‘n’ roll craze. posts a bio of 1987 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Haley.

Frida Kahlo, artist
July 6, 1907-July 13, 1954

Frida by Jonah Winter, illustrated by Ana Juan (Arthur A. Levine Books, 2002)

Kahlo, a Mexican painter, often used herself as the subject of her work. She was married to muralist Diego Rivera.

The Tate Gallery in London posts an exhibit and information about Kahlo on its site.

Dalai Lama, religious leader
July 6, 1935-

The Dalai Lama: Foreword by His Holiness The Dalai Lama
by Demi (Holt, 1998)

This biography tells the story of 14th Dalai Lama, a Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader and his teachings.

The Official Website of The Office of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has news, FAQs, photos, teachings, and a biography.