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

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9 Responses to Toni Basil, Yes That Toni Basil

  1. Simon says:

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

  2. davy h says:

    Well. I never knew dat.

  3. drew says:

    She was also in Easy Rider Mr H.

  4. Artog says:

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

  5. davy h says:

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

  6. davy h says:

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

  7. drew says:

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

  8. Anonymous says:

    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

  9. Anonymous says:

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

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