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Today's Peter Murphy's Birthday

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Because the girls we date are too young to remember audio tape very clearly, they missed out on one of the greatest commercials ever, the Maxell cassette that "blows away" the dude in the leather chair.

The dude just happened to be Bauhaus singer and oft-called Godfather of Goth Peter Murphy.

About whom our accomplices have no clue either.

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True goth -- especially in LA in the 80s -- will have its critics, but it most definitely floated through here, and today's birthday boy is partially to blame.

Today Mr. Murphy turns 49.