Today's bouncing birthday boy is Korn vocalist Jonathan
Davis, born a quarter century ago in Bakersfield, CA. Home to Buck Owens, Merle
Haggard and a country "sound" all its own, music is big business in Bakersfield
and Jonathan's dad was one of those businessmen. He owned the local music
store, profitable enough that it made possible the purchase of the recording
studio built by Buck Owens. Having seen the music business close up, Davis Sr.
discouraged any such foolishness at home. So Jonathan, good son that he is,
went to mortuary college in San Francisco and wound up back in Bakersfield as a
Kern County coroner's assistant. How Jonathan Davis went from a promising
career in the dead people industry to being the front maniac for Korn is an
interesting tale, and will be told in detail in the next issue of ATN.
Meanwhile, have a slice of cake and a beaker of formaldehyde. Other birthdays
of note belong to Bonzo Dog Do-Dah Band mastermind "Legs" Larry Smith, Temptin
Temptation David Ruffin, hip-hop maestro DJ Quick and his latest protégé,
rapper Bobby Goldsboro.