Happy Birthday, Mr. Ritchie, aka Kid Rock
January 12, 2011 - This coming Monday, Jan. 17, is not only Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It is also the birthday of one of the area's most noteworthy residents.
|Independence Township resident Kid Rock’s latest CD is Born Free. (click for larger version)|
Since Robert J. Ritchie has done much for the area (frequenting local businesses; making donations for different civic projects; and even using footage of the area in recent music videos) The Clarkston News wishes Kid Rock a Happy Birthday!
Ritchie was raised just over the eastern border of Oakland County, in Romeo, Michigan. He was born on Jan. 17, 1971, and has become known worldwide as a singer-song-writer, showcasing definite blue-collar, Midwestern sensibilities.
We conducted some "investigative" internet "journalism" and found Jan. 17 is a date with more than its fair share of celebrity birthdays. See if you recognize any.
Ben Franklin -- 1706
Al Capone -- 1899
Rock Hudson -- 1925
Eartha Kitt -- 1927
James Earl Jones -- 1931
Maury Povich -- 1939
Muhammad Ali -- 1942
Andy Kaufman -- 1949
Jim Carrey -- 1962
Kid Rock's latest album (CD, to youngsters) is called Born Free. His clothing line, "Made In Detroit" is available at Chi Chi La La Boutique in Clarkston. (oh, and Kid . . . when you wanna' come in to the CNews office for an interview, give us a call, 248-625-3370!) -- Don Rush