America's leading businesswomen, is CEO of
Castro Convertibles, the New York based
convertible furniture company founded
by her father in the 1930s.
earned the title of most televised child in America
starring in a long running series of live commercials
for Castro Convertibles. Watch little Bernadette
do her thing in the first 90 seconds this film.
Bernadette Castro at the end of the post.
You can bed on it.
winning singer and songwriter whose career has
spanned more than four decades. You might know
her better as Chaka Khan. Chaka was lead singer
of Rufus, the Chicago funk band that had a top 5
hit in 1974 with "Tell Me Something Good."
Chaka Khan began releasing solo recordings while
continuing to front Rufus. In the spring of 1981
Chaka topped the Soul Singles chart with the
smooth urban club hit "What Cha' Gonna Do
For Me," title track of her latest album.
and other British invaders clogged the U.S. chart with
their records. Like many other American rock 'n' roll,
rockabilly and pop artists, Rick adjusted to the new
normal by making a transition into country music.
Rick became a pioneer of the evolving genre
The album contained one original song written by
Rick, the autobiographical "You Just Can't Quit."
Released as a single the same month as the
for five weeks before disappearing. Rick's
dry spell was a sign of the times but the
song's message is one of determination
and hope for better times ahead.
played lead guitar on their big hit "Baby, Come Back"
which topped the UK chart in the summer of 1968.
The beat/rock 'n' roll single also hit #1 in Belgium,
reached the top 10 in several other European
countries and cracked the top 40 stateside.
CEO of Castro Convertibles.
As you might have guessed, Bernadette had a
singing career. In the mid 60s she made some
groovy girl group style records. One of her
singles, "His Lips Get In The Way," landed
on the Bubbling Under chart in the fall of
1964. Shady says this pleasing platter
deserved a top 40 finish!
gave us another genre classic, one with a highly
contagious melody that'll get stuck in your
noggin for eons, "A Girl in Love Forgives."