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JUN 19: Happy birthday to Ann Wilson, born today in 1950!🎂🎤 Best known as the lead singer of Heart, Ann has also recorded solo material as well as collaborations with other singers. Growing up she was shy because of a stutter, which music and singing helped her overcome. In the early 70s, she joined a band that would eventuevolve into becoming Heart, which her younger sister Nancy would also join. Heart is out on tour now!
JUN 20: Happy 70th Birthday to Lionel Ritchie, born today in 1949! 🎂🎤 In 1968, he joined the Commodores as a singer and saxophonist. By the early 70s they were one of the most popular funk bands in the US. Ritchie was also becoming a sought after songwriter and wrote songs for other artists. In 1982, he broke out as a solo artist and left the Commodores. Selling more than 90 million records worldwide, Ritchie is one of the best selling artists of all time.