Tuesday, May 19, 2015


Grace Jones has been giving us life since the days of Studio 54, and today she turns 67! The model/singer/actress/fashion icon and all around crazy person is one of the last surviving and thriving icons of the glittery disco era still kicking it with the avant garde. Jones was born May 19, 1948 in Spanish Town, Jamaica before moving to New York at 13. From there she took the modeling world by storm, eventually moving into a career as a singer, then an actress. She appeared in such films as the camp classic horror Vamp, the Bond film A View To A Kill, Conan The Destroyer and Boomerang. Her biggest hits include her silky disco cover of La Vie En Rose, her ode to butt sex Pull Up To the Bumper and the amazing and classic Slave To The Rhythm. This bitch is FIERCE! Below are some fun videos of Grace, including her performing Slave To The Rhythm for The Queen of England at her Jubilee celebration while.....well.....just watch. She was 64 at the time. Keep that in mind. The last video is of what I consider to be Grace's masterpiece, Williams Blood, a song about the history of her family from her 2008 album Hurricane, written with Wendy & Lisa.  Anyhooo.......Happy birthday, Grace!!!

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