Janis Joplin, The Dick Cavett Show
And so Posh Spice – Mrs David Beckham – turns 35 today, and she will presumably find a quiet corner where she can reflect on her achievements. She made up a non-singing fifth of the world’s most magnificent nightmare, The Spice Girls, and then she spawned a super-race now known universally as the WAGs – you’ve seen them, with their ironed hair, and their plastic credit cards, loudly demanding salads. No doubt, she will one day add the final insult by joining the Cruises in their quest to vanquish the lizards that lurk deep in our souls. But until then, we still kneel in the presence, so we thought we should get her a gift. In a heated bar discussion, it all boiled down to a toss up between a Tron poster, or a brilliant clip of the marvelous Dick Cavett interviewing one of the world’s actual female superstars. In the end we got her both. Happy Birthday Victoria!