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Happy Birthday to Smokey Robinson
(born William Robinson - February 19, 1940). Robinson suggested to Gordy that he start his own label. Gordy formed Tamla Records which was later reincorporated as Motown. The Miracles became one of the first acts signed to the label. They recorded their first hit single, "Shop Around", which became Motown's first million-selling hit record. Between 1960 and 1970, Robinson would produce 26 top forty US hits with the Miracles as lead singer, ch...ief songwriter and producer, including several US top ten hits such as "You've Really Got a Hold on Me", "Mickey's Monkey", "I Second That Emotion", "Baby Baby Don't Cry" and the group's only#1 hit during their Robinson years, was "Tears of a Clown" in both the UK & US.. Other notable hits such as "Ooo Baby Baby", "Going to a Go-Go", "The Tracks of My Tears", "(Come Round Here) I'm The One You Need", "The Love I Saw in You Was Just a Mirage" and "More Love". He has also penned songs for other artists such as, Two Lovers" "The One Who Really Loves You", "You Beat Me to the Punch" and "My Guy" for Mary Wells, "The Way You Do The Things You Do", "My Girl", "Since I Lost My Baby" and "Get Ready" for The Temptations, The Supremes' "Floy Joy", "When I'm Gone" and "Operator" for Brenda Holloway, "Don't Mess With Bill", "The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game" and "My Baby Must Be a Magician" for The Marvelettes and "I'll Be Doggone" and "Ain't That Peculiar" for Marvin Gaye. Smokey Robinson left the miracles & was replaced by Billy Griffin, Robinson's last performance with the group was in July 1972 in Washington, D.C. He had a year off & bounced back in 1973 as a solo artist he has enjoyed such solo hits as, "Baby That's Backatcha", "A Quiet Storm", "The Agony and the Ecstasy", "Cruisin'", "Being With You", ''Tell Me Tomorrow'' and "Just to See Her". Following the sale of Motown Records in 1988, Robinson left Motown in 1990. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
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Scoring over 40 hits in the R&B Top 40 charts, the Miracles started out as the Five Chimes in the mid-'50s while the members were still in high school. The D...
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Happy Birthday to Seal
(born Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel- 19 February 1963). He is a British R&B and Soul singer-songwriter. Seal has won numerous music awards throughout his career, including three Brit Awards—winning Best British Male in 1992, four Grammy Awards, and an MTV Video Music Award. Seal is known for his numerous international hits, including "Kiss from a Rose", "Crazy", "Killer", "Fly Like an Eagle", "Get It Together" & recently Soul covers such as, "It's a Man's Man's Man's World", "A Change Is Gonna Come". He has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide with his 9 album releases. TV work includes being a coach on The Voice Australia.
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Happy Birthday to Jean-Paul 'Bluey' Maunick
(born 19 February 1957, Mauritius). He is a guitarist, bandleader, composer and record producer. He is best known as the leader of British acid jazz band Incognito since its formation in 1979. Prior to Incognito, Bluey was a founding member of the UK Jazz Funk group, Light of the World. He released his solo debut album Leap of Faith in March 2013. Incognito's debut album, Jazz Funk, was released in 1981, with 14 more albums followi...ng, the last of which, Surreal, was released in 2012. The band has had members including, singers Jocelyn Brown, Maysa Leak, Tony Momrelle, Imaani, Vanessa Haynes, Mo Brandis, Natalie Williams, Carleen Anderson, Pamela (PY) Anderson Kelli Sae (of Count Basic) and Joy Malcom. Hits such as, "Always There" featuring Jocelyn Brown in 1991, "Don't You Worry 'bout a Thing" in 1992, "Still a Friend of Mine", "Givin' It Up" in 1993, "Everyday" in 1994 & their cover of The Jones Girls, "Nights over Egypt" in 1999. His record production credits include artists such as Paul Weller, Sister Sledge, George Benson, Maxi Priest and Terry Callier.
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Happy Birthday to Smokey Robinson
(born William Robinson - February 19, 1940). Robinson suggested to Gordy that he start his own label. Gordy formed Tamla Records which was later reincorporated as Motown. The Miracles became one of the first acts signed to the label. They recorded their first hit single, "Shop Around", which became Motown's first million-selling hit record. Between 1960 and 1970, Robinson would produce 26 top forty US hits with the Miracles as lead singer, ch...ief songwriter and producer, including several US top ten hits such as "You've Really Got a Hold on Me", "Mickey's Monkey", "I Second That Emotion", "Baby Baby Don't Cry" and the group's only#1 hit during their Robinson years, was "Tears of a Clown" in both the UK & US.. Other notable hits such as "Ooo Baby Baby", "Going to a Go-Go", "The Tracks of My Tears", "(Come Round Here) I'm The One You Need", "The Love I Saw in You Was Just a Mirage" and "More Love". He has also penned songs for other artists such as, Two Lovers" "The One Who Really Loves You", "You Beat Me to the Punch" and "My Guy" for Mary Wells, "The Way You Do The Things You Do", "My Girl", "Since I Lost My Baby" and "Get Ready" for The Temptations, The Supremes' "Floy Joy", "When I'm Gone" and "Operator" for Brenda Holloway, "Don't Mess With Bill", "The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game" and "My Baby Must Be a Magician" for The Marvelettes and "I'll Be Doggone" and "Ain't That Peculiar" for Marvin Gaye. Smokey Robinson left the miracles & was replaced by Billy Griffin, Robinson's last performance with the group was in July 1972 in Washington, D.C. He had a year off & bounced back in 1973 as a solo artist he has enjoyed such solo hits as, "Baby That's Backatcha", "A Quiet Storm", "The Agony and the Ecstasy", "Cruisin'", "Being With You", ''Tell Me Tomorrow'' and "Just to See Her". Following the sale of Motown Records in 1988, Robinson left Motown in 1990. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
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Happy Birthday to Smokey Robinson
(born William Robinson - February 19, 1940). Robinson suggested to Gordy that he start his own label. Gordy formed Tamla Records which was later reincorporated as Motown. The Miracles became one of the first acts signed to the label. They recorded their first hit single, "Shop Around", which became Motown's first million-selling hit record. Between 1960 and 1970, Robinson would produce 26 top forty US hits with the Miracles as lead singer, ch...ief songwriter and producer, including several US top ten hits such as "You've Really Got a Hold on Me", "Mickey's Monkey", "I Second That Emotion", "Baby Baby Don't Cry" and the group's only#1 hit during their Robinson years, was "Tears of a Clown" in both the UK & US.. Other notable hits such as "Ooo Baby Baby", "Going to a Go-Go", "The Tracks of My Tears", "(Come Round Here) I'm The One You Need", "The Love I Saw in You Was Just a Mirage" and "More Love". He has also penned songs for other artists such as, Two Lovers" "The One Who Really Loves You", "You Beat Me to the Punch" and "My Guy" for Mary Wells, "The Way You Do The Things You Do", "My Girl", "Since I Lost My Baby" and "Get Ready" for The Temptations, The Supremes' "Floy Joy", "When I'm Gone" and "Operator" for Brenda Holloway, "Don't Mess With Bill", "The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game" and "My Baby Must Be a Magician" for The Marvelettes and "I'll Be Doggone" and "Ain't That Peculiar" for Marvin Gaye. Smokey Robinson left the miracles & was replaced by Billy Griffin, Robinson's last performance with the group was in July 1972 in Washington, D.C. He had a year off & bounced back in 1973 as a solo artist he has enjoyed such solo hits as, "Baby That's Backatcha", "A Quiet Storm", "The Agony and the Ecstasy", "Cruisin'", "Being With You", ''Tell Me Tomorrow'' and "Just to See Her". Following the sale of Motown Records in 1988, Robinson left Motown in 1990. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
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Happy Birthday to Smokey Robinson
(born William Robinson - February 19, 1940). Robinson suggested to Gordy that he start his own label. Gordy formed Tamla Records which was later reincorporated as Motown. The Miracles became one of the first acts signed to the label. They recorded their first hit single, "Shop Around", which became Motown's first million-selling hit record. Between 1960 and 1970, Robinson would produce 26 top forty US hits with the Miracles as lead singer, ch...ief songwriter and producer, including several US top ten hits such as "You've Really Got a Hold on Me", "Mickey's Monkey", "I Second That Emotion", "Baby Baby Don't Cry" and the group's only#1 hit during their Robinson years, was "Tears of a Clown" in both the UK & US.. Other notable hits such as "Ooo Baby Baby", "Going to a Go-Go", "The Tracks of My Tears", "(Come Round Here) I'm The One You Need", "The Love I Saw in You Was Just a Mirage" and "More Love". He has also penned songs for other artists such as, Two Lovers" "The One Who Really Loves You", "You Beat Me to the Punch" and "My Guy" for Mary Wells, "The Way You Do The Things You Do", "My Girl", "Since I Lost My Baby" and "Get Ready" for The Temptations, The Supremes' "Floy Joy", "When I'm Gone" and "Operator" for Brenda Holloway, "Don't Mess With Bill", "The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game" and "My Baby Must Be a Magician" for The Marvelettes and "I'll Be Doggone" and "Ain't That Peculiar" for Marvin Gaye. Smokey Robinson left the miracles & was replaced by Billy Griffin, Robinson's last performance with the group was in July 1972 in Washington, D.C. He had a year off & bounced back in 1973 as a solo artist he has enjoyed such solo hits as, "Baby That's Backatcha", "A Quiet Storm", "The Agony and the Ecstasy", "Cruisin'", "Being With You", ''Tell Me Tomorrow'' and "Just to See Her". Following the sale of Motown Records in 1988, Robinson left Motown in 1990. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
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AGMP Concerts are proud to present George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic in concert for their only UK shows of 2018.

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Recording both as Parliament and Funkadelic, George Clinton revolutionized R&B during the ’70s, twisting soul music into funk by adding influences from several late-’60s acid heroes such as Sly Stone & Jimi Hendrix and elevating funk music to another level.

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Happy Birthday to Randy Crawford
(born, Veronica Crawford - February 18, 1952, Macon, Georgia). Randy Crawford Crawford first performed, ''Everything Must Change'' at a gig which made her name in mid-1970s in New York, where she sang with jazzmen George Benson, Cannonball Adderley & Quincy Jones. She signed with Columbia Records had a brief spell with a couple of Johnny Bristol songs that did not get noticed. She signed with Warners, in 1976 released her first album, ''Every...thing Must Change'' with liner notes from, George Benson. This was followed by her album, ''Miss Randy Crawford'' a year later & although they were both very soulful stayed underground. The next release came in 1979, which to me was her best album called, ''Raw Silk'' it charted in America & the buzz was starting to form, the album included covers of, ''I Stand Accused'', ''Just To Keep You Satisfied'' & the single, ''Endlessly''. Next, she had a worldwide hit with, The Crusaders, Street Life'' which not only gave them both new audiences, as the song became one of the best sellers of the year. They toured together & they produced her next album, '' Now We May Begin'', the album included the UK #2 hit, "One Day I'll Fly Away" &'' Last Night at Danceland". In 1981 she hit the jackpot with her album, ''Secret Combination'' the album reached #2 in the UK album chart & stayed on the chart for many weeks. The album included the UK top 20 singles, "You Might Need Somebody" & "Rainy Night in Georgia". In 1982, '' Windsong'' album was released although it did quite well, it was more commercial & less soulful than her past releases & only produced a minor hit with, "One Hello". In 1986 Randy Crawford returned to the UK top 5 with her self-written hit,"Almaz". "Knocking on Heaven's Door" – featuring Eric Clapton and David Sanborn returned her back to the US R&B/ Soul top 5 in 1989. She has released many quality albums & had further success with her version of, "Give Me the Night" in 1996. Her most recent albums had been with the late Joe Sample & follow a nice jazzy, Soulful path covering mostly standards. She has sung with Bootsy Collins, Johnny Bristol, Quincy Jones, Al Jarreau, Rick Springfield, Steve Hackett, and Joe Sample amongst others. Shola Ama, had a worldwide hit with her 1997 cover of "You Might Need Somebody". She is always good to see live, as she is a true quality artist.
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This was uploaded by another user in 2 parts that didn't overlap correctly. This is the full performance in 1 video.
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Happy Birthday to Randy Crawford
(born, Veronica Crawford - February 18, 1952, Macon, Georgia). Randy Crawford Crawford first performed, ''Everything Must Change'' at a gig which made her name in mid-1970s in New York, where she sang with jazzmen George Benson, Cannonball Adderley & Quincy Jones. She signed with Columbia Records had a brief spell with a couple of Johnny Bristol songs that did not get noticed. She signed with Warners, in 1976 released her first album, ''Every...thing Must Change'' with liner notes from, George Benson. This was followed by her album, ''Miss Randy Crawford'' a year later & although they were both very soulful stayed underground. The next release came in 1979, which to me was her best album called, ''Raw Silk'' it charted in America & the buzz was starting to form, the album included covers of, ''I Stand Accused'', ''Just To Keep You Satisfied'' & the single, ''Endlessly''. Next, she had a worldwide hit with, The Crusaders, Street Life'' which not only gave them both new audiences, as the song became one of the best sellers of the year. They toured together & they produced her next album, '' Now We May Begin'', the album included the UK #2 hit, "One Day I'll Fly Away" &'' Last Night at Danceland". In 1981 she hit the jackpot with her album, ''Secret Combination'' the album reached #2 in the UK album chart & stayed on the chart for many weeks. The album included the UK top 20 singles, "You Might Need Somebody" & "Rainy Night in Georgia". In 1982, '' Windsong'' album was released although it did quite well, it was more commercial & less soulful than her past releases & only produced a minor hit with, "One Hello". In 1986 Randy Crawford returned to the UK top 5 with her self-written hit,"Almaz". "Knocking on Heaven's Door" – featuring Eric Clapton and David Sanborn returned her back to the US R&B/ Soul top 5 in 1989. She has released many quality albums & had further success with her version of, "Give Me the Night" in 1996. Her most recent albums had been with the late Joe Sample & follow a nice jazzy, Soulful path covering mostly standards. She has sung with Bootsy Collins, Johnny Bristol, Quincy Jones, Al Jarreau, Rick Springfield, Steve Hackett, and Joe Sample amongst others. Shola Ama, had a worldwide hit with her 1997 cover of "You Might Need Somebody". She is always good to see live, as she is a true quality artist.
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Happy Birthday to Randy Crawford
(born, Veronica Crawford - February 18, 1952, Macon, Georgia). Randy Crawford Crawford first performed, ''Everything Must Change'' at a gig which made her name in mid-1970s in New York, where she sang with jazzmen George Benson, Cannonball Adderley & Quincy Jones. She signed with Columbia Records had a brief spell with a couple of Johnny Bristol songs that did not get noticed. She signed with Warners, in 1976 released her first album, ''Every...thing Must Change'' with liner notes from, George Benson. This was followed by her album, ''Miss Randy Crawford'' a year later & although they were both very soulful stayed underground. The next release came in 1979, which to me was her best album called, ''Raw Silk'' it charted in America & the buzz was starting to form, the album included covers of, ''I Stand Accused'', ''Just To Keep You Satisfied'' & the single, ''Endlessly''. Next, she had a worldwide hit with, The Crusaders, Street Life'' which not only gave them both new audiences, as the song became one of the best sellers of the year. They toured together & they produced her next album, '' Now We May Begin'', the album included the UK #2 hit, "One Day I'll Fly Away" &'' Last Night at Danceland". In 1981 she hit the jackpot with her album, ''Secret Combination'' the album reached #2 in the UK album chart & stayed on the chart for many weeks. The album included the UK top 20 singles, "You Might Need Somebody" & "Rainy Night in Georgia". In 1982, '' Windsong'' album was released although it did quite well, it was more commercial & less soulful than her past releases & only produced a minor hit with, "One Hello". In 1986 Randy Crawford returned to the UK top 5 with her self-written hit,"Almaz". "Knocking on Heaven's Door" – featuring Eric Clapton and David Sanborn returned her back to the US R&B/ Soul top 5 in 1989. She has released many quality albums & had further success with her version of, "Give Me the Night" in 1996. Her most recent albums had been with the late Joe Sample & follow a nice jazzy, Soulful path covering mostly standards. She has sung with Bootsy Collins, Johnny Bristol, Quincy Jones, Al Jarreau, Rick Springfield, Steve Hackett, and Joe Sample amongst others. Shola Ama, had a worldwide hit with her 1997 cover of "You Might Need Somebody". She is always good to see live, as she is a true quality artist.
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Birthday remembrance to Bobby Taylor
(February 18, 1934- 22 July 2017). Best known as lead singer with his group, Bobby & the Vancouvers. In 1965, Supremes members Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard heard the band — whose repertoire consisted primarily of Motown covers — at the Elegant Parlor in Vancouver and alerted Motown CEO Berry Gordy, Jr. Gordy brought the Vancouvers to Motown Records in Detroit, Michigan, and signed them to his Gordy Records imprint. The group recorded i...ts debut album, an eponymous release, and their debut single, the Tommy Chong co-composition "Does Your Mama Know About Me," peaked at #29 on the Billboard Hot 100. Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers had a local-area family band, The Jackson 5, as their opening act. Impressed with the group, Taylor personally brought them to Detroit and the Motown offices, arranging an audition for them with Motown executive Suzanne de Passe. de Passe and Berry Gordy were impressed with the Jacksons, and the group was signed to the label within a year. They released two further singles, "I Am Your Man," (US #85, US R&B #40) produced by Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson, and the Smokey Robinson-written and produced "Malinda" (US #48, US R&B #16). After the Jackson 5 signed to Motown in March 1969, Taylor became the group's first producer. He supervised the bulk of their first album, Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5, recording the Jacksons on a number of soul covers, including The Miracles' "Who's Lovin' You".
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Happy Birthday Irma Thomas,
(born February 18, 1941, Ponchatoula, Louisiana, United States) She is an American singer from New Orleans. She is known as the "Soul Queen of New Orleans". Her biggest hit 'Time Is On My Side' was also a big hit for The Rolling Stones.
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Happy Birthday to Carl McIntosh
(born February 18, 1962). He is best known for being, guitarist & singer in the band Loose Ends, along with vocalist Jane Eugene, and keyboard player, writer, and founder Steve Nichol. The group was originally called Loose End, and signed with Virgin Records in 1981. Their debut material was written for them by Chris Amoo and Eddie Amoo, who had achieved UK Singles Chart success of their own in the 1970s, with their group The Real Thing. The tr...io changed its name to Loose Ends in 1983 and continued to record for Virgin. They achieved their first success with "Hangin' on a String (Contemplating)" in 1985, which reached #13 in the UK chart & the song also reached #1 on the U.S. Billboard R&B/Soul chart, making Loose Ends the first British band ever to top that chart. "Magic Touch" was another UK #16 hit for the band that year. In 1986 they charted, "Slow Down", "Watching You" in 1988, "Don't Be a Fool" in 1990. After 5 studio albums, the band split in 1990. Jane Eugene and Steve Nichols performed together as Loose Ends at the 2006 Essence Music Festival in Houston and 2011 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. The group continues to perform stateside as "Loose Ends, featuring Jane Eugene," with Steve Nichols making periodic guest appearances. Carl McIntosh currently performs under the name 'Loose Ends Experience' or 'Loose Ends' which is a sound system and features various DJ's. Last year he co-wrote and produced Leee John's Imagination UK Soul #1 Do It Right Now.
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Happy Birthday to Randy Crawford
(born, Veronica Crawford - February 18, 1952, Macon, Georgia). Randy Crawford Crawford first performed, ''Everything Must Change'' at a gig which made her name in mid-1970s in New York, where she sang with jazzmen George Benson, Cannonball Adderley & Quincy Jones. She signed with Columbia Records had a brief spell with a couple of Johnny Bristol songs that did not get noticed. She signed with Warners, in 1976 released her first album, ''Ever...ything Must Change'' with liner notes from, George Benson. This was followed by her album, ''Miss Randy Crawford'' a year later & although they were both very soulful stayed underground. The next release came in 1979, which to me was her best album called, ''Raw Silk'' it charted in America & the buzz was starting to form, the album included covers of, ''I Stand Accused'', ''Just To Keep You Satisfied'' & the single, ''Endlessly''. Next, she had a worldwide hit with, The Crusaders, Street Life'' which not only gave them both new audiences, as the song became one of the best sellers of the year. They toured together & they produced her next album, '' Now We May Begin'', the album included the UK #2 hit, "One Day I'll Fly Away" &'' Last Night at Danceland". In 1981 she hit the jackpot with her album, ''Secret Combination'' the album reached #2 in the UK album chart & stayed on the chart for many weeks. The album included the UK top 20 singles, "You Might Need Somebody" & "Rainy Night in Georgia". In 1982, '' Windsong'' album was released although it did quite well, it was more commercial & less soulful than her past releases & only produced a minor hit with, "One Hello". In 1986 Randy Crawford returned to the UK top 5 with her self-written hit,"Almaz". "Knocking on Heaven's Door" – featuring Eric Clapton and David Sanborn returned her back to the US R&B/ Soul top 5 in 1989. She has released many quality albums & had further success with her version of, "Give Me the Night" in 1996. Her most recent albums had been with the late Joe Sample & follow a nice jazzy, Soulful path covering mostly standards. She has sung with Bootsy Collins, Johnny Bristol, Quincy Jones, Al Jarreau, Rick Springfield, Steve Hackett, and Joe Sample amongst others. Shola Ama, had a worldwide hit with her 1997 cover of "You Might Need Somebody". She is always good to see live, as she is a true quality artist.
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