Happy Birthday!

Happy 77th Birthday Roberta Flack!

February 10, 2014

b. 2/10/1937 1972 1975 The Very Best Of Roberta Flack  

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Happy 258th Birthday Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart!

January 27, 2014

Mozart’s (born 1/27/1756) Symphony No 40 in G minor KV550 is one of my favorites. Enjoy.

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Happy 57th Birthday Sheryl Lee Ralph … An Original Dream Girl!

December 30, 2013

Many Happy Returns of the Day Ms. Ralph.

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Happy 73rd Birthday Eugene Record!

December 23, 2013

Eugene Record, 64, Singer and Writer for Chi-Lites, Dies (December 23, 1940 – July 22, 2005) By BEN SISARIO | Published July 23, 2005 in NY TIMES Eugene Record, the leader of the 1970′s harmony group the Chi-Lites, which scored hits with mellifluous soul ballads like “Oh Girl” and “Have You Seen Her?,” died yesterday. […]

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Happy 243rd Birthday Ludwig Van Beethoven!

December 16, 2013

Born 12/16/1770 Please enjoy Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D Minor as uploaded to YouTube  by classical music fan Evan Bennet. Composer Ludwig van Beethoven was baptized on December 17, 1770, in Bonn, Germany. He was an innovator, widening the scope of sonata, symphony, concerto and quartet, and combining vocals and instruments in a new […]

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Happy 56th Birthday Donny Osmond!

December 9, 2013

Donald Clark “Donny” Osmond (born December 9, 1957) is an American singer, musician, actor, dancer, radio personality, and former teen idol. Osmond has also been a talk and game show host, record producer and author. (Wiki) Please enjoy this live performance  by Donny of  “Christmas Time.” Many Happy Returns of the day Donny. P.S. Your […]

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Happy 90th Birthday Maria Callas!

December 2, 2013

Maria Callas (December 2, 1923 – September 16, 1977) was an American-born Greek soprano and one of the most renowned and influential opera singers of the 20th century. Listen to her sing the Carmen Habanera in Covent Garden 1962. Related articles “Ave Maria,” Maria Callas, 1960s (tosailblue.wordpress.com) Maria Callas 90th Birthday Google Doodle Celebrates (greece.greekreporter.com)

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Happy 77th Birthday John Henry Kendricks aka Hank Ballard (November 18, 1936 to March 2, 2003)

November 18, 2013

As Hank said in his own words in 1961 — “I am the composer, author and originator of the Twist!” “Let’s Go Let’s Go Let’s Go,”  1960 #1 R&B, #6 Pop. Great interview with Hank. And here is Hank singing live, one of my favorite Rock and Roll Golden Oldies (and it was one of […]

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Happy 67th Birthday Jose Feliciano!

September 9, 2012

Everybody Loves Me I Wanna Be Where You Are Light My Fire Many happy returns to one of my favorite vocalist, guitarist and composer  Jose Feliciano! “Everybody Loves Me” and “I Wanna Be Where You Are”  (The Michael Jackson hit) are two of my favorite Feliciano recordings. Both are from his tenure at Motown Records. […]

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Happy 73rd Birthday To “The Queen of the Blues” — Miss Denise LaSalle!

July 16, 2012

Denise Allen was born July 16, 1939 in Mississippi. Read a great Biography at this link. while listening to Miss LaSalle’s rendition of “Down Home Blues.”

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