June 16, 1952 in Montreal
Gino Vannelli is a singer/songwriter and jazz musician born in Montreal on June 16, 1952. He released his first album on A&M Records in 1973 and has continued to record and perform through 2014 with the the release of the recording Live in LA. In 1974, his single "People Gotta Move" reached the number 22 spot on the Billboard Top 11. The following year, Vannelli became just the second Caucasian performer to appaer on Soul Train. Many of his albums have reached gold of platinum status, and in 1976 Vannelli won the Juno Award for Male Vocalist of the Year.