Toni Basil (born Antonia Christina Basilotta on September 22, 1943 in Philadelphia, United States) is an American singer-songwriter, actor, filmmaker, film director and choreographer, best-known for her worldwide #1 hit "Mickey" from 1982.Basil was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her mother, Jacqueline Jessica Anderson, was a vaudevillian acrobatic comedian in her family's act "Billy Wells and The Four Fays." Her father, Louis Basil, was an orchestra leader who conducted orchestras at The Chicago Theatre and at The Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas, among others.According to Allmusic.com, her birth year varies between 1943 and 1950.Toni Basil had been dancing professionally since childhood but her professional career started when she served as an assistant choreographer and dancer on Shindig!, an American music variety show which was broadcast on the ABC network from September 16, 1964, to January 8, 1966.
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James Thornton, a former head of agency sales at Amscreen, has launched Hub Digital Networks, which will act as a sales house and consultancy for owners of digital out-of-home media networks including Toni & Guy.
Monday night's Manchester derby is in no need of Sky's traditional clamour and melodrama to hype up its importance. It has already been lampooned with a tip of the hat to the Bangles as Manic Monday, Manc Monday and even Momentous Monday but the scheduling has more to do with both clubs' short-lived demotion to the Europa League and Monday's Manchester marathon than any nefarious marketing ploy.