Remembering Jimi Hendrix 43 Years After His Death

Today is the 43rd anniversary of guitar legend, Jimi Hendrix. 43 years after his death, Jimi’s music is still celebrated world wide. Donnatella’s Space raises a glass in memory of one of the most influential musicians ever. Johnny Allen Hendix was born in Seattle, Washington, United States in 1942. Interview footage shows Jimi’s modesty about his talent. Jimi died in London, UK, aged just 27 … Continue reading Remembering Jimi Hendrix 43 Years After His Death

Mariah Carey Shakes Off Shoulder Injury To Support Hurricane Sandy Victims (with video)

Superstar Mariah Carey performed at Central Park, New York on July 13th at a charity concert wearing the most blinging sling, supporting her shoulder injury. Mariah Carey is known for being a bit of a diva, but Ms Carey gets the double thumbs up from me for performing at a charity concert to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims this weekend, despite being injured a week before. … Continue reading Mariah Carey Shakes Off Shoulder Injury To Support Hurricane Sandy Victims (with video)

Celebrity Birthday – Pharrell Williams

Today the multi-talented music supremo Pharrell Williams celebrates his 40th birthday Pharrell Williams was born on this day, 5th April, in 1973 in Virginia, United States. As well as his music credentials, Pharell is also a fashion designer and known as the “girls dem sugah”. Happy 40th Earthday Pharrell.  You don’t look a day over 25. Related articles Video Rewind: Robin Thicke, T.I. And Pharrell … Continue reading Celebrity Birthday – Pharrell Williams


Today, the 23rd March 2013, is the 60th birthday of the legendary, Queen of Funk, Miss Chaka Khan. Chaka, real name, Yvette Marie Stevens was born on March 23rd 1953 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Her voice, to me, is the most amazing female vocalist that has ever sang. Covering genres of funk, disco, jazz, blues and R&B over four decades as an artist, Chaka … Continue reading CELEBRITY BIRTHDAY – Chaka Khan


Today 26th February 2013 is the 42nd birthday of “Earth Mama/Sistah”, Erykah Badu. Erica Abi Wright [Badu] was born in Dallas, Texas, USA on this day in 1971. Debuting in 1997 with her groundbreaking album ‘Baduizm‘, Erykah upped the “game” for female R&B singers with her sultry Earth vocals and infusing jazz and hip-hop beats to her sound, earning her the title of “The First … Continue reading CELEBRITY BIRTHDAY – Erykah Badu

Remembering Whitney Houston, A Year After Her Death

Today marks the first anniversary of singer Whitney Houston’s death.  How quickly a year flies by but we’ll never forget her voice.  The voice. On February 10th 2012, around 10pm (UK time), I watched a pre-recorded performance of Dionne Warwick on The Johnathan Ross Show, ITV and she was radiant, engaging the audience with her harmonious vocals. I remember wondering to myself if her cousin, … Continue reading Remembering Whitney Houston, A Year After Her Death


Today 22nd January is the birth date of the late “rock-god” and lead singer of INXS, Michael Hutchence. Had he still been alive, ‘stud-muffin’ Michael would have been 53 years old this year (2013). Michael, from Sydney, Australia formed the group, INXS formed in the late 70s gaining global success through the mid-eighties and nineties. It was the catchy hit “Need You Tonight” 1987 KICK … Continue reading POSTHUMOUS CELEBRITY BIRTHDAY – Michael Hutchence

VIDEO – The Kushites Under Control

Donnatella Presents – Rickki Connell – The Kushites Under Control Rickki Connell practises Chang Mui and promotes health and fitness for both the body and mind. Rickki also has fabulous taste in music and puts together some great videos too. Eye candy for the guys and tasteful appreciation for the ladies. Check out this video The Kushites Under Control © Rickki Connell Continue reading VIDEO – The Kushites Under Control

Celebrity Birthdays – Jimi Hendrix, 27 November (Posthumous)

Today, November 27th 2012, is the Posthumous birthday of Sixties rock icon, Mr Jimi Hendrix. Electric guitar legend Jimi Hendrix (real name, Johnny Allen Hendrix) would have been 70 years old today. Born in Seattle 27th November 1942, Jimi grew up to make a lasting impression with his music (electric guitar, Psychedelic Rock) that has outlived his living years and will continue for many generations … Continue reading Celebrity Birthdays – Jimi Hendrix, 27 November (Posthumous)