In My Life…

Patti Austin

On this date in 1950 in our music history, vocal diva Patti Austin was born. If you know me, you know that I am a devoted groupie. I have shared stories with you about how I blew 3 rolls of film trying to take a picture with her when I met her in 1988. I have been fortunate enough to have seen her in concert several times and every time, she has been outstanding. Today, I am enjoy the good weather and playing a couple of Patti Austin albums.

Happy Birthday Patti!
Later in the day, Patti Austin was given a wonderful surprise birthday party at the elegant Shanghai 1930 Restaurant in San Francisco. Among other distinguished guests, SF Mayor Willie Brown was present for the festivities. Patti was totally shocked and the tears of joy flowed. A highlight of the evening was Patti being serenaded with a song from the musical “Ragtime” by 17 year old protégé, Robert Houston. She has been a major force in his music development and it definitely shows. Patti told the crowd that she would not be singing as she had been performing in Europe for the past two months and is now on vacation. They managed to get her to sing a bit of a duet on “I Am Everyday People” before she returned to enjoying her guests. A great evening for a great lady.

12 Responses to “In My Life…”

  1. Tubba says:

    details! we want the details! if you can… can you talk about the Event?

  2. Gee says:

    I’m am so in awe of you! To get to be a part of something so wonderful.

  3. Terry says:

    I Love your work! Thank you for the time and Passion you put into work for us. Thanks Again!!!

  4. lis says:

    I LOVE Patti Austin.
    Nice image you’ve found!

  5. nakachi says:

    she’s going to be in concert here in my town next month performing her tribute to ella fitzgerald.
    can’t wait!

  6. lynne says:

    i heard a patti austin song on satellite radio this weekend…and i really wished i had written the name down. it sounded kinda’ new, when was the last time she put out a disc?

  7. Joey says:

    You went?! Yay!

  8. LaNita says:

    Patti is the girl. I love “Through the Test of Time” and “It Might Be You” and one of my faves is
    “First Time Love”

  9. Donald says:

    YAY!!!! I am SO glad you went!
    Now, I wanna know what you wore … and did you take any pictures?!?!?!?

  10. jan3 says:

    please post the lyrics of in my life…. oh how i love this song…

  11. may marie says:

    pls send me the lyrics of the songs of patti……i relly like her songs……tnx a lot

  12. janice says:

    Does anyone have the lyrics to Patti Austin’s “Through the Test of Time.” If so, please email me at Ive been searching high and low 4 these lyrics.

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