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Today’s Soul Birthdays – February 5
Ann Sexton – American soul singer who recorded mainly in the 1970s. Her biggest hit, “You’re Gonna Miss Me”, reached the R&B chart in 1973.
Barrett Strong – American singer and songwriter. Strong was the first artist to record a hit for Motown, although he is best known for his work as a songwriter, particularly in association with producer Norman Whitfield.
Bobby Brown – American singer, songwriter, rapper, dancer and actor. Brown, alongside frequent collaborator Teddy Riley, is noted as a pioneer of new jack swing: a fusion of hip hop and R&B.