Music Birthday: Amanda Bynes

🔊🥳Today, April 3, 1986, Amanda Laura Bynes was born in Thousand Oaks, California. Bynes starred as Penny Pingleton in the 2007 “Hairspray” musical film. The film’s soundtrack includes vocals from Amanda Bynes, specifically on ‘Without Love,’ and ‘You Can’t Stop the Beat.’ The Grammy-nominated soundtrack album reached no. 2 on the US Billboard 200.

Music Birthday: John Travolta

🔊🥳Today, February 18, 1954, John Joseph Travolta was born in Englewood, New Jersey. As Edna Turnblad, from 2007s musical film “Hairspray,” Travolta performed several songs included on the Marc Shaiman-produced soundtrack, such as ‘Welcome to the 60’s,’ ‘(You’re) Timeless to Me,’ and the contagious ‘You Can’t Stop the Beat.’ “Hairspray: Soundtrack to the Motion Picture,”…

Music Birthday: Elijah Kelley

🔊🎉Today 1986 – Elijah Kelley was born in La Grange, GA – In addition to starring as Seaweed J. Stubbs in 2007’s “Hairspray,” Kelley lended his vocals to the film’s soundtrack – His vocals stood out in ‘You Can’t Stop the Beat,’ ‘Run and Tell That,’ and ‘Come So Far (Got So Far to Go).’