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Today’s Soul Birthdays – November 16
Blue Lovett – Bass singer and songwriter.
Richard “Dick” Griffey – American record producer and music promoter who founded SOLAR Records, a RAS acronym for “Sound of Los Angeles Records”. The label played a major role in developing a funk-oriented blend of disco, R&B and soul music during the 1970s and 1980s.
Lillian Lopez – Lead singer for ’70s disco outfit, Odyssey. Formed in New York City in 1977, the group initially included Lillian’s sister, Louise Lopez and friend, Tony Reynolds. Sister, Carmen Lopez performed with her siblings during their pre-Odyssey days.
W.C. Handy – Composer and musician who referred to himself as the Father of the Blues. Handy was one of the most influential songwriters in the United States.