Sunday, 22 September 2013

You're so fine, you blow my mind

It is scary to think it but... Miss Toni Basil is 70 years old today!

Despite being mainly known notorious for her world-conquering mega-hit Mickey (which is itself 31 years old), Miss Basil is actually the choreographer responsible for many of music's more impressive visual moments - including David Bowie's Diamond Dogs tour in 1974, the video for Once in a Lifetime by Talking Heads and Bette Midler's Las Vegas show The Showgirl Must Go On.

Here, of course, is the video that set MTV alight in 1982...

Antonia Christina Basilotta (aka Toni Basil, born 22nd September 1943)


  1. WHAT? Seriously, she's 70??? Anyways, happy birthday!

    1. It is terrifying how old some people are - Tina Turner is 73, Miss Streisand is 71, Miss Ross turns 70 next year, Debbie Harry the year after that, and Bette Midler, Liza and Cher will all be 70 in three years' time... Jx

  2. And even more terrifying: there are no young talents on the horizon that are even remotely in the same league as these divas!


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