Saturday, August 17, 2013

August 17: Jill Cunniff, singer and bass player for alternative rock band, Luscious Jackson is 47-years-old today.

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Jill Cunniff  was born August 17, 1966. She was a member of the band Luscious Jackson. Cunniff was born in New York City and attended college in San Francisco. After returning to New York in 1991, she formed Luscious Jackson with friend Gabby Glaser.

Luscious Jackson is named after former American basketball player Lucious Jackson. (FYI- 6-foot, 9-inch Jackson played from 1964–1972 for the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA.)

Cunniff plays bass, sings lead vocals, and has been the chief songwriter for band. Cunniff joined with bandmate Vivian Trimble under the name Kostars and recorded an album released in 1996.

In 2002, she formed a house music group named the Cooler Kids. Cunniff released a solo album, City Beach, in early 2007.

The band played nearly every instrument heard on their records, and with the exception of a few non-LP cover songs wrote all of their own material, the majority penned by Cunniff and Gabby Glaser.

YouTube videos of the band:

-- "Under Your Skin"
-- "Ladyfingers"

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For more about Jill, visit her Website at-


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