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Today’s Soul Birthdays – August 9

August 9

Barbara Mason – American soul singer with several R&B and pop hits in the 1960s and 1970s, best known for her self-written 1965 hit song “Yes, I’m Ready”.

Mighty Hannibal – American R&B, soul, and funk singer, songwriter, and record producer. Known for his showmanship, and outlandish costumes often incorporating a pink turban, several of his songs carried social or political themes.

Whitney Houston – American singer and actress. She is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with sales of over 200 million records worldwide. Her soulful vocal performances, as well as

Willie Henderson – American R&B and soul musician. Henderson moved to Chicago with his family while still a child, and began playing the baritone saxophone.


August 9