Happy Birthday to Dionne Warwick, who celebrates her 76th birthday today (December 12th). In 2014 Warwick released her latest duets album, called Feels So Good, with such special guests asStevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Ne-Yo, Cee Lo Green, and Ziggy Marley.
In 2011, Warwick wrote her autobiography called, My Life As I See It, which was co-written by David Freedman Wooley and published by Simon & Schuster. Warwick’s maternal aunt is legendary gospel singer Cissy Houston — the mother of the late Whitney Houston.
Warwick will always be best known for her classic 1960’s hits written by Burt Bacharach and the late-Hal David, including “Don’t Make Me Over,” “Anyone Who Had a Heart,” “Walk On By”, “Alfie,” “I Say A Little Prayer,” “(Theme From) The Valley Of The Dolls,” “Do You Know The Way To San Jose,” “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again,” and many others.
PLUS A LOT MORE! LISTEN BELOW FOR ALL THE NEWS!
THIS DAY IN OLDIES HISTORY
1901: Guglielmo Marconi recieves the first trans-Atlantic wireless radio signal.
1957: DJ Al Priddy is fired from radio station KEX, Portland, OR, for playing Elvis Presley’s version of “White Christmas” on air.
1961: Mike Douglas begins his TV variety/talk show in Cleveland, OH.
1963: The LP John Fitzgerald Kennedy – A Memorial Album becomes the fastest-selling album in history, selling four million copies in six days. The tribute was recorded the day of Kennedy’s assassination.
1966: Pink Floyd performs their first concert, for the Oxfam Benefit at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
1967: A London Appeals Court commutes the nine-month prison sentence of the Rolling Stones’ Brian Jones, citing psychiatric testimony that he could not handle prison.Jones had been busted for marijuana possession.