Cybill’s first acting experience was in 1971 in The Last Picture Show. The movie received critical acclaim and won several Academy Awards as well as nominations. Shortly after in 1972, she played Kelly in the Heartbreak Kid and Betsy in Taxi Driver in 1976.
In 2012, she had her Broadway debut when she played in the Revival of the Best, starring alongside James Earl Jones and John Stamos. Her last film was in 2015’s Do You Believe in which she played a mother who loses her daughter.
Chaka Khan always had music in her. She grew up in a bohemian family, where three of the five siblings were musically inclined. From 1973 to 178, Chaka was the frontwoman of the funk band, Rufus. They gave us smash hits like “Tell Me Something Good” (1974) written by Stevie Wonder and “You Got the Love” (1974).
Chaka later embarked on a solo career. She released her solo debut album in 1978. It included the hit single “I’m Every Woman” that Whitney Houston would record and re-release in the ‘90s. Chaka continues to perform on stage and has appeared in numerous TV shows.
The disco era is (in)famous for several things. But if you had to choose something to love, Gloria Gaynor’s music would be it. Her mega-hit “I Will Survive” (1978) was and still is the pick-me-up anthem everyone needs. It’s crazy to think the song was buried on the B-side of another track and almost never saw the light of day.
“Love Tracks” (1978) was her best-selling album overall. The disco resurgence of the mid-90s brought her music to the fore once again. Gloria won her second Grammy in 2020 and continues to perform on stage.
Agnetha was in the famous ABBA Swedish pop group. The group recorded songs like “Dancing Queen” and “Take a Chance on Me.” The group split up in the early 80s and Agnetha went on to have a mildly successful solo career. She had her first solo album called “Wrap Your Arms Around Me” receive moderate success.
In 2016, Daniel Ward published a biography called “Agnetha Fältskog: The Girl with the Golden Hair,” which was released in the UK. Besides her singing success, Fältskog has major stage fright, a fear of crowds and open spaces, and a fear of heights.
She released her first album in 1971 and with it, her hit “That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be.” Carly saw almost immediate success and won her first Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Her second album was released later that year called Anticipation. Both albums were very successful. In 1972, she released her next album, No Secrets, for which she achieved international fame.
The album took the number 1 spot on the Billboard 200 for five weeks and brought with it the worldwide hit "You're So Vain", for which she received three Grammy nominations, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year. To this day, people wonder who the song was about. In 2015, she released her memoir called Boys in the Trees: a memoir in which she discusses her childhood and her marriage to James Taylor.