"To celebrate the 40th anniversary of her smash hit “Hey Mickey” going #1, the GRAMMY Museum welcomed GRAMMY-nominated choreographer, dancer, director, producer, recording artist, actress and street dance historian, Toni Basil, for an intimate conversation discussing her extraordinary career with guest moderator, TV presenter/producer, Tina Malavé. Attendees had the opportunity to see the original “Mickey” cheerleading costume from Toni’s music video for the song, in addition to other various costumes and videos.
Toni Basil is a fascinating and dynamic speaker with a mind blowing resume that goes way beyond her international hit “Hey Mickey.”
Her multi-faceted career began in the 60s as the go-to girl for the popular go-go beach movies. Dubbed, “The Goddess of Go-Go” by Quentin Tarantino, who’s praised her acting roles in the Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning films, Easy Rider and Five Easy Pieces, and additionally stated that the “Daddy’s Song” musical number in The Monkees’ film, HEAD where Toni is partnered with Davy Jones, ranks in his top five favorite American musical movie numbers of all time."