Toni Basil

Toni Basil

"Breakaway" was a well known tune played on the Northern Soul scene in the UK, and has become very collectable on the original label. It is still being spun on the decks by Northern Soul DJs to this day.

Friend of Teri Garr.

Graduated Las Vegas High School, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Had a hit single in the early '80s with "Mickey".

Her video for the single "Mickey" was the first to incorporate synchronized dancing. The opening stunt, where a cheerleader jumps through the center of a human pyramid, is now illegal in competition.

She choreographed the music video for "Beast of Burden" with Bette Midler and Mick Jagger.

Was a member of the very first locking group, The Lockers, in the early 1970s. Fred Berry--"Rerun" of "What's Happening!!" (1976)--was also a member.

Was head cheerleader at Las Vegas High School and wears her actual varsity uniform from those days in the "Mickey" video.