When you think about it, it was a little strange that a fresh-faced kid like Don McLean made his name singing the 20 th Century's ultimate nostalgia piece, "American Pie." Barely 26 when the record became a smash, he was an unlikely conduit for such an outpouring of yearning for the past.
"Cone Bra." "Feisty." "Innovative." "Re-invention." These are the words my colleagues used to describe Madonna, who today turns 53. For me, Madonna, born Madonna Louise Ciccone - is more than the words, my colleagues used to describe her. She's more than just the buff blonde dancing on stage with ridiculously good-looking men and women. She's more than the world's top selling female artist (Lady GaGa, keep trying). She's more than what the tabloids show her to be - ballsy, bull-headed and your other occasional "B" word.
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