Brian Eno Is 65

“He’s a founder of Roxy Music, an architect of the Talking Heads’ polyrhythmic funk and half of the production team responsible for turning U2’s earnest Christian balladry into tolerable, sometimes adventurous stadium rock. In pop terms, his legacy is unassailable. As if that weren’t enough, he practically invented ambient music; he’s the Bill Monroe of the genre.” That’s how the New York Times described Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno nearly a decade ago; since then he has gone on to do a whole bunch of other stuff, probably with lasers or whatever. Anyway, he’s 65 today. A few favorites follow.