Happy birthday to Booker T. Jones, born November 12, 1944.
As the leader of Booker T and MG's, Booker T was the heart and soul of the Stax sound of the 60s. Not only did he have huge smashes like "Green Onions," he played on countless hits of other artists of the era. And later he went on to produce a number of other artists, including Willie Nelson on the smash album Stardust.
Booker T continues to record, most recently on 2011's The Road to Memphis.