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Happy Birthday Sheila E.

sheilaBorn in California on December 12, 1957 Sheila Escovedo better known by her stage name Sheila E. was best known for her 1984 hit “The Glamorous Life” She is the niece of Coke Escovedo who was in Santana. She played percussion on Micheal Jackson’s 1979 track ” Dont Stop Til You get Enough” as well as on Gloria Estafan’s Latin album ” Mi Tierra”
She was ranked #88 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll.The erratic style of the track kept it of the playlists of most club DJs of the time but the cut was immensely popular on FM radio and MTV.sheila princer
Her heavy percussive hit single “The Glamorous Life” was a song written by Prince in 1984.She toured with artists such as Ringo Starr, Lionel Richie, Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye .Prince pushed her to sing and become a solo artist and her image at the time was directly influenced by Prince’s persona. The record was released June 4, 1984 on Warner Brothers Records.