Happy Birthday, Micki!
As most of those acquainted with Dean Martin’s Golddiggers are aware, the group and its name were inspired by the chorus line of female singer-dancers that gave title to a series of Warner Bros. musical films made during the 1930s — and the thematic presentation of the first two seasons of The Golddiggers’ television show, telecast during the summers of 1968 and 1969, respectively, nostalgically recalled and celebrated their predecessor troupe’s era and history.
For the program’s third prime-time edition in 1970, however, the decision was made to update the musical and stylistic motif to the present day. And with the members of the all-girl ensemble now being given solo turns on each episode, that meant having to include in the lineup performers who could not only sing timeless standards, but also handle the very different demands of contemporary pop tunes — and all the while, look lovely doing it.
A natural on all of those counts was Micki McGlone, who already had experience as lead vocalist of a rock band when she was recruited in the spring of 1970 to join The Golddiggers In London, and whose talents were called upon frequently on the transatlantic summer skein for individual turns on everything from Tin Pan Alley classics to modern rock hits, in addition to appearances in comedy sketches with the likes of Marty Feldman, Charles Nelson Reilly and Julian Chagrin.
In the years since her time with The Golddiggers, Micki has remained active in the business, not only continuing to sing herself, but also training future generations preparing for careers as entertainers. She’s also been a good friend to Dean, Golds and Dings and The Golddiggers Super Site for many moons now, and we appreciate all of her participation and support.
Thus, we regret that a glut of other commitments kept us from posting a greeting on the actual date of her birthday, which was yesterday. So, depending on how you look at it, we’re either a day late today, or 364 days early in advance of next year; but either way, we want to wish Micki a very Happy, Healthy Birthday, and Many, Many More.
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