They produced pretty much the backbone of American pop royalty: Prince, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston were all (rest their souls) born in August.
And then there was the other pop pillar: Madonna.
She (like Prince and MJ) graced the world with her presence in August 1958.
If there’s any justice in the world the rest of this Month will be given over to the Queen of Pop.
In the lead up to August 16, you’ll undoubtedly be subjected to countless lists of her best songs and best albums (but not films thank gawd), so I’ll spare you a countdown of sorts.
But what I will do is try and remind you of how multifaceted her role and her music has been.
Let’s face it, it never really shies too far away from dance-pop, but by jeeves when it’s that good it’s hard to beat.