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Today’s Soul Birthdays – April 27
Ann Peebles – American singer and songwriter who gained celebrity for her Memphis soul albums of the 1970s for Hi Records. Two of her most popular songs are “I Can’t Stand the Rain”, which she wrote with her husband Don Bryant and radio broadcaster Bernie Miller, and “I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down”.
Cuba Gooding – American singer. He was the most successful lead singer of the soul group The Main Ingredient, replacing former lead singer Donald McPherson who was diagnosed with leukemia in 1971.
Maxine Brown – American country music singer who was originally a member of the successful 1950s trio the Browns, before a brief solo career.