Queens native Bill Popp got his first stroke of musical inspiration in the early 1960s from The Beatles, and was set off for good on a path of dedicated performing and songwriting. He formed Bill Popp And The Tapes in 1981. Since then the band has been a staple of the New York music scene, releasing five albums and playing regularly in the area, including the annual Daddy Tapes Benefit in honor of Bill’s father. Popp celebrates his 60th birthday on June 5, and a fitting party, open to the public, will begin at 6:30 that day at R-Bar in Manhattan. Guests will receive food, drinks, and a free four-song EP, Popp Hits The 60s.