Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Mid-Week Birthday Song

Happy birthday to R&B singer Phil Phillips who turned 91 yesterday. Phillips, born Phillip Baptiste in Lake Charles, LA, had a huge hit in 1959, "Sea of Love," a song that's been covered by everyone from Robert Plant to Del Shannon to Tom Waits. Phillips was one of many African-American artists of that era that were cheated out of royalties and rights to their songs. See if you can spot your parents or grandparents dancing on American Bandstand in this video.

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