Pop singer Mariah Carey is 40 years old today.
Mariah Carey was born on 24 March 1970 in Huntington, New York. Huntington is on Long Island just southeast of Oyster Bay — Teddy Roosevelt territory, that. Huntington is also right on Cold Spring Harbor, which gave its name to Billy Joel‘s first album in 1971. For pop pedigree, you could do worse.
Here’s one of our favorite Mariah Carey tunes: her cover of Michael Jackson‘s “I’ll Be There.” Trey Lorenz joins her on vocals. Carey and Lorenz sang the same song at Jackson’s funeral last year, but this video is from her MTV Unplugged show years ago.
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