Joe Jackson recently paid tribute to Duke Ellington with a new album 'The Duke.' Therefore, should you like to make the 'Steppin' Out' author's 58th birthday -- which takes place Aug. 11 -- a memorable one, it might be a good idea to head out and buy it!

The five-time Grammy award nominee has been in the music business for just over 40 years, and is best know for pop/rock and new wave-influenced hits such as 'Is She Really Going Out With Him?' and 'I'm the Man.'

Originally starting as a violinist, once Jackson took to the piano things moved quite quickly. He began touring in bars, which led to  a scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music. And the rest... well, you know how it went down!