Photo and autographs courtesy of the G Archives.
If you’ve never had the pleasure of seeing Girl Talk (aka Gregg Gillis) in concert, you are missing out. I don’t know how he does it, but he is the king of the song mashup. After taking bits of all sorts of songs, he puts the pieces together and makes new tracks with recognizable beats and/or lyrics, but with a freshness that belongs exclusively to Girl Talk. His live shows are an extension of his in the studio work and are huge dance parties that are guaranteed to make you lose your mind! Gregg was super cool when I met him earlier this year and he even appreciated that I had physical cds in the digital age. That’s G power if I’ve ever seen it! Happy birthday Gregg!
Also born today: actress Jaclyn Smith, actor Bob Hoskins, game show host Pat Sajak, politician Hillary Rodham Clinton and gospel singer Mahalia Jackson (who turns 100 today).