Today's piece of Lost Jewelry from the Vaults at Oldiez 93 for Friday, December 15th comes from Miriam Makeba!
On October 28th, 1967, "Pata Pata" entered Billboard's Top 40 and found its way up to #12, spending eight weeks in the chart!
Miriam Makeba was born Zensi Miriam Makeba on March 4th, 1932 in Johannesburg, South Africa ad was a black folk singer.
Unfortunately for Miriam, "Pata Pata" was her one and only Top 40 hit, thus she is relegated to the status of a One-Hit-Wonder.
Mirian was married to Hugh Maskela from 1964-1966. Miriam died of a heart attack on November 9th, 2008 at the age of 76.