Photo and autograph courtesy of the G Archives.
Lead singer of The Bangles, Susanna Hoffs was born on this day – January 17. We wish her a happy birthday. I met Susanna at a birthday party for legendary comedian Milton Berle and she was extremely nice. Of course, Prince famously penned The Bangles smash hit “Manic Monday,” but it was originally intended for Apollonia 6. The Bangles were set to record the track “Happy Birthday, Mr. Christian,” which Apollonia 6 ended up recording. They swapped songs and the rest is music history. I asked Susanna if there’s a version of “Happy Birthday, Mr. Christian” that the Bangles recorded and she said they did not ever record it. Pity. Thanks again Susanna and hope you have a great one!