Today music legend Patti LaBelle celebrates her 72nd birthday!
Labelle debuted as lead singer of the Bluebelles and then went solo in 1977. A great career move on her part which spans over 50 years, and she shows no signs of slowing down. Patti continues to reinvent herself, she wowed fans on Dancing with the Stars, and had us singing for her infamous Patti Pies.
Since her start in show business, a multitude of singers have tried to imitate the vocal stylings of the R&B diva, with her unique combination of jazzy phrasing, gospel passion and pop drama, but there’s only one Patti.
An award-winning singer, actress and author, she’s listed on Rolling Stones’ 100 Greatest Singers of all time, influencing a generations of singers including: Luther Vandross, Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige and Christina Aguilera.
Today we celebrate Patti Patti’s birthday and her great career!
Will she have a Patti Pie or Patti cake to celebrate?
Watch a few of my favorite videos.
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
When You’ve Been Blessed