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Today’s Soul Birthdays – June 23
Lee John – British musician, singer, and actor of St Lucian descent. He was born in Hackney, London, and educated in New York City, later studying drama at the Anna Scher Theatre School.
Rosetta Hightower – American singer, and the lead singer of the 1960s girl group The Orlons. She was born in Philadelphia.
Anthony Jackson – American bassist. Described as “one of the masters of the instrument”, he has performed as a session musician and live artist. He is also credited with the development of the modern six-string bass, which he refers to as a contrabass guitar.