Music Birthday: Sheryl Crow

Today, February 11, 1962, Sheryl Susanne Crow was born in Kennett, Missouri. On February 4, 1997, Crow’s “Tuesday Night Music Club” album was certified 7x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.  “Tuesday Night Music Club” is Crow’s debut album, and it was entirely produced by Bill Bottrell – co-producer of Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous”…

Music Birthday: Malcom X

🔊🥳 Today, May 19, 1925, Malcom X was born El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz in Omaha, Nebraska. Michael Jackson sampled a portion of Malcolm X’s “By Any Means Necessary” speech in the ‘HIStory’ single. The song was released in 1997 as the final single to support Jackson’s ninth studio album “HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book 1.”

Music Birthday: Brandy

🔊🎉Today, February 11, 1979, Brandy Rayana Norwood was born in McComb, Mississippi. In 1995, Brandy joined Quincy Jones and Heavy D in homaging Michael Jackson’s ‘Rock With You.’ Their cover of this dance club song is included on “Q’s Jook Joint.” The album won a Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. And, on the…

Music Birthday: Little Randy Jackson

🔊🎉Today, October 29, 1961, Steven Randall Jackson, better known as “Little Randy” Jackson, was born in Gary, Indiana. Five days, and 49 years ago, on October 24, 1970, Jackson 5’s “Third Album” peaked at no. 4 on the US Billboard 200. Album contains the ‘I’ll be There’ single, which became their fourth no. 1 on…

Music Birthday: Miki Howard

🔊🎉Today 1960 – Alicia Michelle “Miki” Howard was born in Chicago, Illinois – Her single ‘Ain’t Nobody Like You’ has become one of my favorite classic soul songs, and it reached no. 84 on the US Hot 100 – Miki Howard is the mother of B. Howard. 

Music Birthday: Michael Jackson

🔊🎉Today 1958 – Michael Jackson, the late King of Pop, was born in Gary, Indiana – Jackson’s first career RIAA Award was for his collaboration with Paul McCartney, ‘The Girl is Mine,’ which was certified gold – This Quincy Jones co-production comes from “Thriller,” Jackson’s sixth studio album – ‘This Girl is Mine’ peaked at…

Music Birthday: Paul Anka

🔊🎉Today 1941 – Paul Albert Anka, OC was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – He co-wrote ‘This Is It’ by Michael Jackson in 1983, which was originally titled ‘I Never Had’ prior to its official release in 2009. 

Music Birthday: Siedah Garrett

🔊🎉Today 1960 – Siedah Garrett was born Deborah Christine Garrett, in Los Angels, CA – Garrett wrote ‘Love You I Do’ for the 2006 rendition of Dreamgirls, for which she won a Grammy Award in 2008 for Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media.