Photo and autograph courtesy of the G Archives.
Has Cher had as many farewell tours as she has had face lifts? I don’t care either way. I’m just trying to make conversation. I do think she’s at least partially to blame for bringing the vocoder back to popular music (from her song “Believe”) and has inspired a new generation of talentless singers to use autotune on their voices. Thanks a lot Cher! But seriously, it’s the diva’s birthday today and we wish her a happy one. I’ll also take this opportunity to say publicly that “Burlesque” was nowhere near as terrible as I thought it would be.
Also born today: rappper Busta Rhymes, actor Jimmy Stewart, singer Joe Cocker and hockey legend Stan Mikita.