Irma Thomas

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Birthday
18, 1941
Birthplace
Ponchatoula, LA
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
18, 1941 (age 78)
Birthplace
Ponchatoula, LA

About

Known as the Soul Queen of New Orleans, she is a celebrated artist who won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album in 2007 for After the Rain.

Before Fame

She began singing when she was thirteen years old. Some of her earliest gigs were with bandleader Tommy Ridgley.

Trivia

She has been featured on the HBO drama series Treme.

Family Life

She married Emile Jackson in 1960.

Associated With

Her song "Anyone Who Knows What Love Is" was co-written by Randy Newman early in his career.