Happy Birthday Julio Iglesias!

ABOUT
Spanish singer-songwriter who sold more than one hundred million records over the course of his career, going gold or platinum more than 400 times.

BEFORE FAME
He played goalkeeper for Real Madrid Castilla before suffering a serious injury in an automobile accident. He started playing guitar while hospitalized.

TRIVIA
He is considered the most successful Latin musician of all time by Sony Music Entertainment.

FAMILY LIFE
He married Isabel Preysler on January 20, 1971. After their divorce in 1979, he married Miranda Rijnsburger on August 24, 2010. He has a total of eight children, five sons and three daughters.

ASSOCIATED WITH
He is the father of Latin pop singer Enrique Iglesias.

Happy Birth Anniversary Ray Charles!

ABOUT
The Godfather of Soul Music who pioneered R&B and popular music with hits such as “Hit the Road Jack” and “Crying Time.” He earned 17 Grammy Awards over the course of his long, successful career.

BEFORE FAME
He went blind due to glaucoma when he was seven and started contemplating the world in terms of sounds. When he was fifteen, he left school and started playing piano for bands in Jacksonville, Florida.

TRIVIA
After releasing the hit single “Georgia on My Mind,” he cancelled a concert when he found out that the audience would be segregated. He was sued for breach of contract and fined $757.

FAMILY LIFE
He married Eileen Williams on July 31, 1951 and, after their divorce in 1952, he married Della Beatrice Howard on April 5, 1955. He had a daughter named Alicia with an unknown woman. He had another daughter named Alexandra with Chantal Bertrand and a third child named Vincent with Arlette Kotchounian.

ASSOCIATED WITH
Frank Sinatra once called Ray Charles “the only true genius in show business.”

Happy Birthday Bruce Springsteen!

ABOUT
Known simply as The Boss, this rock legend struck fame in 1975 with his critically acclaimed album Born to Run and again in 1984 with his rock anthem “Born in the U.S.A.” He won his 20th career Grammy Award in 2009 when his song “Working on a Dream” took Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance.

BEFORE FAME
He felt deep alienation while attending high school and did not appear at his graduation. He failed his physical examinations after being drafted to fight in Vietnam and never served.

TRIVIA
He performed with the power trio Earth in the late 1960s and, in 1971, he performed with Steve Van Zandt and Steel Mill.

FAMILY LIFE
He married Julianne Phillips on May 13, 1985 and, after their divorce on March 1, 1989, he married on June 8, 1991. He has two sons named Evan and Sam and a daughter named Jessica.

ASSOCIATED WITH
He inducted Bono into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.

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