Music Birthday: Clive Davis

🔊🥳Today, April 4, 1932, Clive Jay Davis was born in New York, New York. Davis produced Harry Connick Jr.’s cover of Frank Sinatra’s ‘All the Way.” The song features Branford Marsalis, and it’s included on Connick’s 2009 “Your Songs” studio album. Davis served as executive producer on “Your Songs.”

Music Birthday: Aretha Franklin

🔊🥳Today, March 25, 1942, Aretha Louise Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee. Aretha’s version of Adele’s ‘Rolling in the Deep’ peaked at no. 65 on the American iTunes Songs Chart. The song is one of the covers Franklin included on her ageless “Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics” studio album—her final album. The setContinue reading “Music Birthday: Aretha Franklin”

Music Birthday: Nina Simone

🔊🥳Today, February 21, 1933, Nina Simone was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon, in Tyron, North Carolina. On January 16, 1970, her classic soul song ‘To Be Young, Gifted and Black’ peaked at no. 76 on the US Hot 100. The song comes from Simone’s live “Black Gold” album of 1969. In 1972, the Queen of Soul ArethaContinue reading “Music Birthday: Nina Simone”