Today is the birthday of World Party's Karl Wallinger, born this day 1957 in Wales. Originally a member of the Waterboys, Wallinger also spent time as musical director of The Rocky Horror Picture Show before forming his entirely self-conceived and executed project World Party in 1986. The following year he put out his debut album, Private Revolution which was deeply influenced by environmental issues and featured help from Sinead O'Connor on vocals. The rest of that year was spent touring heavily in support of the album, which did well on U.S. and UK charts, and was college favorite. Next up for World Party was involvement in the Greenpeace - Rainbow Warriors project, which also benefited the environment. Further concerns for the air and fishes prompted the third World party album, Goodbye Jumbo , which again featured Sinead O'Connor. In 1990 Wallinger performed the single "Message In The Box" at the MTV video awards, and it went to #39 on the UK charts. After further touring, including a festival in Reims, France, World Party released it's third album Bang! in 1993, which once again spoke of the evils besotting our troubled planet. Today is also the birthday of Jennifer Holliday.