Today is the birthday of Gail Greenwood, bassist for L7,
who was born in 1960 in Providence, Rhode Island. Although Greenwood recently
joined the all-woman punk-thrash outfit L7, she may be best known thus far for
her work with Belly, the poppy, fairy-tale inspired group which scored hits
with "Gipetto" and "Feed the Tree."
Belly was founded by former Throwing
Muses guitarist and vocalist Tanya Donnelly, and was comprised of brothers Tom
and Chris Gorman and bassist Fred Abong, whom Greenwood replaced after the
release of their 1993 debut Star. Belly's 1995 release King was a
smash hit, but the group broke up in 1996.
When L7's founding bassist
Jennifer Finch left that band to go back to college, they asked Greenwood to
join. L7's latest album, The Beauty Process, which was released February
Other birthdays: Dean Torrence (Jan & Dean), Tom Scholtz (Boston),
Bunny DeBarge (DeBarge), Gary Clark (Danny Wilson), Neneh Cherry, Tina Charles,
Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam) and Walter Schreifels (Quicksand). -- Beth Winegarner