Knowledge Identifier: +Toni_Basil
Born in 1943.
Countries: United States (63%), United Kingdom (16%), Europe (11%)
Linked to: Fox Broadcasting Company, Wesleyan University Press, Devo, New York University
Some of her 1960s film choreography work include "Village of the Giants" , "The Cool Ones" , and the Monkees's 1968 film "Head," in which she is partnered onscreen with Davy Jones during "Daddy's Song
It was while her family was living in Las Vegas that Antonia attended high school there; she was one of the sports cheerleaders for the Las Vegas High School Wildcats, and graduated as part of the class of 1961
She was assistant choreographer on the 1964 concert film "The T.A.M.I. Show" choreographed by David Winters, which featured fellow dancer and friend, Teri Garr
She choreographed David Bowie's "Diamond Dogs Tour" in 1974, and "Glass Spider Tour" in 1987
Her first album, 1982's "Word of Mouth" included a second Hot 100 single "Shoppin' from A to Z," as well as three songs by Devo, with the group providing the backing track
Hollaback Girl - In part because of its cheerleading motif, it drew comparisons to Toni Basil's 1982 song "Mickey"
The infectious 45 was quickly certified Gold and in early 1983 reached Platinum status for sales of over 2 million copies in the United States alone
Basil contributed vocals for the Devo song "The Only One" in 1987, which wasn't released until 2000 on the demo compilation "Recombo DNA"
In 2009, VH1 ranked "Mickey" Number 6 on its list of the 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the '80s
In 2017 she sued the makers of South Park over their use of the song in parodying Barack Obama's 2008 election win