Monday, 9 August 2010

Toni Basil, Yes That Toni Basil



Before her incarnation as a 39 nine year old teenage cheerleader. Toni Basil had been an actress, dancer/choreographer and had already tried her hand in the music industry.

In 1966 she sung the theme to a short film Breakaway which sank without a trace until it re surfaced as an in-demander on the Nortern scene in the mid 70's. The song is another northern soul stomper from the pen of Ed Cobb.

Toni Basil - Breakaway

9 comments:

Simon said...

This turned up on a comp I've got, was a bit of a surprise to find out it was the same person

davy h said...

Well. I never knew dat.

drew said...

She was also in Easy Rider Mr H.

Artog said...

She's in some of the best scenes in Five Easy Pieces as well.

davy h said...

Stone me, you fellers are so much hipper than me.

davy h said...

Although, to be fair, I've never worn dungarees.

drew said...

nothing wrong with the dungarees mr h and shouldn't that have been hippier?

Anonymous said...

As a one time member of the Wellingborough R&B club in the mid 80's this poster has never worn dungarees. And I used to have the membership card to prove it. Meanwhile Back At The Go Go...Tedloaf.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2riRUmZNn2g

Anonymous said...

I've so spilt my chips and sausage on a tray with that post. It's a different fricking Breakaway - *faceslap* Tedloaf.