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Today’s Soul Birthdays – April 16
Dusty Springfield – British pop singer and record producer whose career extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s.
Ed Townsend – American singer, songwriter, producer and attorney. He performed and composed “For Your Love”, a rhythm and blues doo wop classic, and co-wrote “Let’s Get It On” with Marvin Gaye.
Roy Hamilton – American singer. By combining semi-classical technique with traditional black gospel feeling, he brought soul to Great American Songbook singing. Hamilton’s greatest commercial success came from 1954 through 1961, when he was Epic Records’ most prolific artist.