Patti Austin

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Patti Austin
Austin on the evening of her appearance at the Ram's Head in Annapolis, Maryland, where she sang an all-Gershwin show on October 29, 2007.
Background information
Born (1950-08-10) August 10, 1950 (age 73)
OriginHarlem, New York
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active1953–present
LabelsCTI, Qwest, GRP, Concord
WebsitePatti Austin Official Website

Patti Austin (born August 10, 1950)[1] is an American R&B singer and songwriter. She was very popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Austin has had many hits on several music charts. Some sources mention Austin as being born in 1948 while others say that either 1949 or 1950 is her actual birth year.

References[change | change source]

  1. Some sources still list Austin's birth year as 1948. She gave this date in the early years of her career, in order to avoid child work regulations. "I lied about my age and I kicked it up two years because in those days it was a problem to work at that age. [...] I think women are very foolish when they say they're younger than they are anyway." Quoted in: Roberts, Michael (2007). "Bless The Godchild". Jazziz Magazine. Boca Raton, FL (4): 32–37.