Bill Mallonee—singer, songwriter, poet, prophet, and former frontman for Vigilantes of Love—turns 50 today. Even though he started his music career about 15 years later than most other popular musicians, he has pursued it with such intensity and integrity that he has managed to release at least fifteen albums and has amassed a substantial cult following, all with little or no marketing assistance from the various labels that promised to back him along the way.
Bill is a tireless performer, playing shows all over the U.S. and the U.K. for at least half of each year. Given his schedule, it’s truly amazing that he is also a devoted husband and a committed father of two well-adjusted young men.
If you’ve never heard Bill Mallonee before, you should really check out one of his live shows. In the meantime, though, you can (legally) download the following songs:
- With Any Luck At All (mp3) from the as-yet-unreleased Friendly Fire
- Life On Other Planets (mp3) from Perfumed Letter
- Extraordinary Girl (mp3) from Perfumed Letter
- Double Cure (mp3) early acoustic version from My Year in Review
- You Know That (mp3) from Summershine
- Galaxy (mp3) from Sunnershine
Happy birthday, Bill. And Happy New Year, everyone. May you all have many more.
For more information about Bill Mallonee and his music, visit billmallonee.com.