Wikipedia : This day (December 9, 1950), in Basseterre, Saint Kitts, is born Joan Armatrading, a British singer and songwriter.
Official Website : In musical terms Joan Armatrading has achieved what performers dream of – she has constantly played, with some of the finest musicians around. She has received countless gold, platinum and silver discs, she has figured large in VH1’s Top 100 voted poll The Most Influential Woman In Rock…..But more than that Joan has been honoured by the Queen receiving an MBE.
@Facebook : In 2007 3 times Grammy nominated British singer songwriter Joan Armatrading became the first female UK artist to have debuted at number 1 in the Billboards Blues charts. She is also the first female UK artist to be nominated for a Grammy in the blues category.
@last.fm : Armatrading has mixed eclectic musical styles over decades of recording and performing. Her music is generally pop, with forays into rock, folk, jazz, and even reggae. Her popularity is primarily as an album artist. She gained a new audience following her writing and performing “The Flight of the Wild Geese”, which was used during the opening and end titles for the 1978 film The Wild Geese.