Shirelles ex-frontman Shirley Owens is celebrating her 80th birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, she is one of the most acclaimed singers of her generation.
Popular singer Shirley Owens has always liked to keep a bit of herself hidden from view. At 80th birthday, she remains a woman of many facets.
Owens, a cultural icon
Born in Henderson on June 10, 1941, Shirley Owens' career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in American history. Owens' 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 Shirley hasn't done.
And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Shirley Owens as she promises more to come. After all, she's only 80.
Happy Birthday, Shirley, you're the best!
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