#Repost @retroclubnyc with #get_repost . Hey, it's me again! Right about now, my birthday wish goes out the multi-talented star who is now 76. Toni Basil (real name Antonia Christina Basilotta) is a singer, actress, choreographer, dancer, and filmmaker. She is best known for her multi-million-selling worldwide 1981 hit “Mickey” which reached № 1 several countries. Basil's recording career began in 1966 with a single for A&M Records which was the title song from the short film Breakaway, and the B-side was “I'm 28” written by Graham Gouldman who later co-founded 10cc. This film was made by artist Bruce Conner. Basil was asked to sing solo the swinging jazz number “Wham Rebop Boom Bam” in the 1st season of Saturday Night Live for the Jan. 17, 1976 show with Buck Henry as host. She sold out solo shows at The Roxy in Los Angeles in June 1976, and sang the song on The Merv Griffin Show. She also guested with The Lockers during the 1st season of SNL, and on later seasons as a singer and filmmaker to perform in her urban style Swan Lake. In 1982, she released the single “Mickey”, which achieved international success. This song is a cover of “Kitty”, a 1979 release by the UK band Racey, which was written by British songwriters Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman and produced by Chapman. The original song did not include the famous “Oh Mickey, you're so fine” chant, which Basil added. “Mickey” was actually recorded in 1980 and the video was conceived, directed, and choreographed by Basil herself for the UK-based label Radialchoice nearly a year before the inception of MTV in 1981. . #mychildhooddays #imissthosedays #nostalgia #nostalgic #oldschool #oldasshit #raisedinthe80s #awesome80s #ilovethe80s #imissthe80s #bringbackthe80s #80sobsession #80ssyndrome #80sbrains #80s #1980s #1980sforever #1980srule #1980srevisited #1980skid #1980sstars #ohmickeyyouresofineyouresofineyoublowmymindheymickeyheymickey #mickey #tonibasil #happybirthday #76 . Happy 76th, best wishes and many more, Toni!!!!!!! Thanks for the moments in the world!