#661 Candy Staton / Christopher Gable – 13 March 1940

Candi Staton


Canzetta Maria “Candi” Staton (born March 13, 1940 in Hanceville, Alabama) is an American soul and gospel singer, best known in the United States for her 1970 remake of Tammy Wynette’s “Stand By Your Man” and her 1976 disco chart-topper “Young Hearts Run Free”. In Europe, her biggest selling record is the anthemic “You Got the Love” from 1986.

Christopher Gable


Christopher Michael Gable, CBE (13 March 1940 – 23 October 1998) was an English ballet dancer, choreographer and actor. Gable studied at the Royal Ballet School, joining the Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet in 1957. He was promoted to soloist in 1959 and principal in 1961. He appeared in a number of television and film productions directed by Ken Russell, including the BBC films Women in Love (1969), The Music Lovers (1970), and an adaptation of The Boy Friend (1971).


Also born on this day:
Tony Knights was an English professional footballer.
Julie Payne is an American actress.
Jacqueline Sassard is an actress best known for appearances in Italian films.

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