Patti Labelle

Patti LaBelle is 80s this week. She was born Patricia Holt in Philadelphia and in the early 60s launched her career as lead singer of Patti Labelle & the Bluebelles and best-known for their version of A Groovy Kind of Love. In the 70s, they shortened their name to...

Olly Murs

Olly Murs is 40 this week. He was born in Witham, Essex and was a keen footballer even playing semi-professionally for Isthmian Division One North side Witham Town between 2006 and 2008. He then took a job working for Kitchens Direct as well as playing in a covers...

Barrington Levy

Barrington Levy is a dancehall/reggae singer from Jamaica was 60 last week. He began in 1976 when he formed a band called the Mighty Multitude with his cousin Everton Dacres. The pairing only lasted a year with Levy embarking on a solo career the following year and...

Ray and Willie

About a month ago, I played this song at one of my quizzes and it provoked a few enquiries and comments so I thought it would be nice to post. A lovely duet between two giants, one of soul and one of country and the blend works beautifully. When released in 1985 it...

Dave Edmunds

Dave Edmunds is 80 this week. Almost an unsung hero of pop, Dave was born in Cardiff and began at the age of 10 when he performed with his older brother Geoff in a band called Edmunds Bros Duo. Several small bands followed including the Human Beans who evolved into...