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Toni Basil

Toni Basil was born Antonia Christina Basilotta but her date of birth is a matter for some speculation – estimates seem to veer between 1943 and 1950.

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She appeared in the film Easy Rider (1969) and was the choreographer for American Graffiti (1973) amongst other movies.

Her hit record Mickey (1982) – written by pop overlords Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn – was originally going to be called Kitty and be sung by a man.

Although Toni never enjoyed any more hits, she did direct the Once In A Lifetime video for Talking Heads.

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