Toni Basil is celebrating her 77th birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, she is one of the most acclaimed singers of her generation.
Popular singer-songwriter-actress-dancer Toni Basil (Mickey, ...) has always liked to keep a bit of herself hidden from view. At 77th birthday, she remains a woman of many facets.
Basil, a cultural icon
Born Antonia Christina Basilotta in Philadelphia on September 22, 1943, her career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in American history. Basil'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 Toni hasn't done.
And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Toni Basil as she promises more to come. After all, she's only 77.
Happy Birthday, Toni, you're the best!
Toni Basil career in pictures
- Mickey (1982)
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