Jeannie C. Riley is celebrating her 75th birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, she is one of the most acclaimed singers of her generation.
Popular singer Jeannie C. Riley (Harper Valley PTA, ...) has always liked to keep a bit of herself hidden from view. At 75th birthday, she remains a woman of many facets.
Riley, a cultural icon
Born Jeanne Carolyn Stephenson in Stamford on October 19, 1945, her career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in American history. Riley's not just a great singer, she's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business woman. At this point in her career, there seems to be little Jeannie hasn't done.
And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Jeannie C. Riley as she promises more to come. After all, she's only 75.
Happy Birthday, Jeannie, you're the best!
Jeannie C. Riley career in pictures
- Harper Valley PTA (1968)
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