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Today’s Soul Birthdays – March 22
Stephanie Mills – American singer and songwriter. Mills rose to stardom as “Dorothy” in the original 7 Time Tony Award Winning Broadway run of the musical The Wiz from 1974 to 1979. The song “Home” from the show later became a Number 1 U.S. R&B hit for Mills and her signature song.
George Benson – American guitarist, singer, and songwriter.
Beverley Knight – English recording artist and musical theatre actress, who released her first album, The B-Funk, in 1995.
Melvin Sparks – American soul jazz, hard bop and jazz blues guitarist.
Tyrone Brunson – American singer and musician, who played the bass guitar.