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Rod Lauren (1939 - 2007)

Rod Lawrence Strunk (March 20, 1940 – July 11, 2007), popularly known as Rod Lauren, was an American actor and singer. As an actor, he worked mostly in television, appearing in single episod...

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Layne Staley (1967 - c.2002)

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Francis Judd Cooke (1910 - 1995)

Francis Judd Cooke was born on Dec. 28,1910 (Dec. 26th per LDS records) in Honolulu, Hawaii, to a family of New England missionaries turned cattle ranchers. His father was George Paul Cooke, grandson o...

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Gene Krupa MP (1909 - 1973)

Find a Grave Birth: Jan. 15, 1909 Chicago Cook County Illinois, USA Death: Oct. 16, 1973 Yonkers Westchester County New York, USA Band Leader, Drummer. He was considered to be the first drum "sol...

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Thomas Dunn (1925 - 2008)

) Thomas Dunn (December 21, 1925 – October 26, 2008) was an American musician and music editor known for his performances of Baroque music. He is considered an important figure in the developm...

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Hazel Dorothy Scott MP (1920 - 1981)

Hazel Scott was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago to Alma Long Scott, a musician. They moved to New York City when Hazel was four. Recognized as a child musical prodigy, the young Scott was aw...

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Mary Lou Williams (1910 - 1981)

Mary Lou Williams (May 8, 1910 – May 28, 1981) was an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger. She wrote hundreds of compositions and arrangements, and recorded more than one hundred rec...

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Azealia Banks MP

Azealia Amanda Banks (born May 31, 1991) is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. After signing a recording contract in 2011 with Interscope and Polydor Records, Banks came to prominence by toppi...

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Mel Tormé MP (1925 - 1999)

Melvin Howard Tormé (September 13, 1925 – June 5, 1999), nicknamed The Velvet Fog, was an American musician, best known as a singer of jazz standards. He was also a jazz composer and ar...

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Chris René MP

From Wikipedia : Christopher "Chris" Rene (previously René; born December 25, 1982) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and producer from Santa Cruz, California. He had been in a band c...

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Don Fagerquist MP (1927 - 1974)

Jazz History Database Find a Grave Birth: Feb. 6, 1927 Worcester Worcester County Massachusetts, USA Death: Jan. 23, 1974 Canoga Park Los Angeles County California, USA Donald Alton Fagerquis...

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Billy Tipton MP (1914 - 1989)

From Wikipedia : William Lee "Billy" Tipton (Born Dorothy Lucille Tipton, December 29, 1914 – January 21, 1989) was an American jazz musician and bandleader. He is also notable for the postmor...

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Peter Wolf MP

Peter Wolf (born Peter W. Blankfield; March 7, 1946) is an American rhythm and blues, soul and rock and roll musician, best known as the lead vocalist for the J. Geils Band from 1967 to 1983. Family ...

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Keith Carradine MP

Keith Ian Carradine (born August 8, 1949) is an American actor who has had success on stage, film and television. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Tom Frank in Robert Altman's Nashville, Wild ...

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Martha Plimpton MP

Martha Plimpton (born Martha Campbell Carradine: November 16, 1970) is an American stage, screen and film actress, singer and former model. From Martha Plimpton: 'I don't want to be just famous' By M...

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Lucy Wainwright Roche MP

Lucy Wainwright Roche (born 1981) is an American singer and songwriter and the latest member of the extensive and successful Wainwright and Roche families to hit the music scene. She is known for refre...

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Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright MP

Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright (born July 21, 1973) is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter. Continue:

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Suzzy Roche MP

Suzzy Roche (Suzzy pronounced to rhyme with "fuzzy"), originally from Park Ridge, New Jersey, is best known for her work with the female vocal group The Roches, alongside sisters Maggie and Terre. Co...

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Sloan Wainwright MP

Sloan Wainwright is an artist and member of the American independent music scene. Wainwright is best known for her intensely personal lyrics, innovative approach to song and relationship with brother L...

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Loudon Snowden Wainwright, III MP

Loudon Snowden Wainwright III (born September 5, 1946) is an American songwriter, folk singer, humorist, and actor. Continue:

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John Mellencamp MP

John Mellencamp, also known as John Cougar Mellencamp (born October 7, 1951), is an American rock singer-songwriter, musician, painter and occasional actor known for his catchy, populist brand of heart...

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Chico DeBarge MP

Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA

From Wikipedia : Jonathan Arthur "Chico" DeBarge (born June 23, 1966, Detroit, Michigan) is an American R&B singer and a younger brother of the members of the Motown family act DeBarge. Unlike the re...

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Colbie Caillat MP (1985 - d.)

From Wikipedia : Colbie Marie Caillat (koʊlbi kəˈleɪ/; born May 28, 1985) is an American pop singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist from Malibu, California. She debuted ...

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Duane Allman (1946 - 1971)

Howard Duane Allman (November 20, 1946 – October 29, 1971) was an American guitarist, session musician, co-founder and leader of the The Allman Brothers Band until his death in a motorcycle ac...

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Gregg Allman (1947 - d.)

Gregory LeNoir "Gregg" Allman (born December 8, 1947) is an American rock and blues singer-songwriter, keyboardist, guitarist and a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band. He was inducted with t...

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Cab Calloway MP (1907 - 1994)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Cabell "Cab" Calloway III (December 25, 1907 – November 18, 1994) was a jazz singer and bandleader. He was strongly associated with the Cotton Club in Harl...

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Art Garfunkel MP

Arthur Ira "Art" Garfunkel (born November 5, 1941) is a Grammy Award-winning American singer, poet, and Golden Globe-nominated actor best known for his partnership with Paul Simon in the folk duo Sim...

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Ira David Wood, III MP

From Wikipedia : Ira David Wood III (born November 19, 1947) is an American actor, author, singer, theater director and playwright. He is the Executive Director of Theatre in the Park, a community th...

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Evan Rachel Wood MP

From Wikipedia : Evan Rachel Wood (born September 7, 1987) is an American actress, fashion model and singer. She began acting in the 1990s, appearing in several television series, including American ...

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Bill Evans (1929 - 1980)

William John Evans, known as Bill Evans (pronunciation: /ˈɛvəns/, August 16, 1929 – September 15, 1980), was an American jazz pianist and composer who mostly worked in a t...

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Thomas Wright Waller (1904 - 1943)

Not only was Fats Waller one of the greatest pianists jazz has ever known, he was also one of its most exuberantly funny entertainers -- and as so often happens, one facet tends to obscure the other....

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead MP

From Wikipedia : Mary Elizabeth Winstead (born November 28, 1984) is an American actress and recording artist. Winstead is known for her scream queen roles in the horror films: Final Destination 3, B...

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Sarah Vaughan (1924 - 1990)

Sarah Lois Vaughan (March 27, 1924 – April 3, 1990) was an American jazz singer, described by music critic Scott Yanow as having "one of the most wondrous voices of the 20th century." Nickna...

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Woody Herman (1913 - 1987)

Woodrow Charles "Woody" Herman (May 16, 1913 – October 29, 1987) was an American jazz clarinetist, alto and soprano saxophonist, singer, and big band leader. Leading various groups called "T...

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Hugo Winterhalter (1909 - 1973)

Hugo Winterhalter (August 15, 1909 – September 17, 1973) was an American musician. Biography An easy listening arranger and composer, Winterhalter was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. H...

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Roger Williams MP (1924 - 2011)

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Find a Grave Birth: Oct. 1, 1924 Omaha Douglas County Nebraska, USA Death: Oct. 8, 2011 Encino Los Angeles County California, USA Pianist. A celebrated musici...

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Mel Powell (1923 - 1998)

Mel Powell (born Melvin Epstein) (February 12, 1923 – April 24, 1998) was an American jazz pianist, composer of classical music, and music educator. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1990...

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Common MP

Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. (born March 13, 1972), better known by his stage name Common (formerly Common Sense), is an American hip hop recording artist and actor from Chicago, Illinois. Common debuted in...

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Erykah Badu MP

IMDb From Wikipedia Erykah Abi Wright (born Erica Abi Wright; February 26, 1971), better known by her stage name Erykah Badu (/ˈɛrɨkə bɑːˈdu-...

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John "Dizzy" Birk Gillespie (1917 - 1993)

John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (/ɡɨˈlɛspi/; October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and occasional singer. Allmusic...

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Benmont Tench (1953 - d.)

Benjamin Montmorency "Benmont" Tench III (born September 7, 1953) is an American keyboardist best known as a founding member of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

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Les Paul (1915 - 2009)

Lester William Polsfuss (June 9, 1915 – August 12, 2009), known as Les Paul, was an American jazz, country and blues guitarist, songwriter, luthier and inventor. He was one of the pioneers of ...

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Vaughn Monroe (1911 - 1973)

Vaughn Wilton Monroe (October 7, 1911 – May 21, 1973) was an American baritone singer, trumpeter and big band leader and actor, most popular in the 1940s and 1950s. He has two stars on the Hol...

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Glenn Miller (1904 - 1944)

Alton Glenn Miller (March 1, 1904 – missing in action December 15, 1944) was an American big band musician, arranger, composer, and bandleader in the swing era. He was the best-selling recordi...

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Clyde Mccoy (1903 - 1990)

Clyde Lee McCoy (December 29, 1903 – June 11, 1990), was an American jazz trumpeter whose popularity spanned seven decades. He is best remembered for his theme song, "Sugar Blues", written by ...

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Maud Powell (1867 - 1920)

Maud Powell (August 22, 1867 – January 8, 1920) was an American violinist who gained international acclaim for her skill and virtuosity. Biography Powell was born in Peru, Illinois. She wa...

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Tony Martin MP (1913 - 2012)

A popular crooner of the 1940s and '50s, Tony Martin's deliberate delivery and romantic ballads were more in keeping with vintage movie musicals than the currents that would shape the pop music of the ...

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Billy Strange (1930 - 2012)

William Everett "Billy" Strange (September 29, 1930 – February 22, 2012) was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and actor. He was a session musician with the famed Wrecking Crew, and w...

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Barry Alan Manilow MP

Barry Manilow (born Barry Alan Pincus; June 17, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter and producer. He is best known for such recordings as "Mandy", "Can't Smile Without You", and "Copacabana (At th...

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Carl Perkins (1932 - 1998)

Carl Lee Perkins (April 9, 1932 – January 19, 1998) was an American rockabilly musician who recorded most notably at Sun Records Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, beginning in 1954. His best-known...

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Roger Wolfe Kann MP (1907 - 1954)

Roger Wolfe Kahn (October 19, 1907 – July 12, 1962) was an American jazz and popular musician, composer, and bandleader ("Roger Wolfe Kahn and His Orchestra"). Life and career[edit] Roger Wo...

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Dick Cathcart (1924 - 1993)

Charles Richard Cathcart (November 6, 1924 – November 8, 1993) was an American Dixieland trumpet player. Born and raised in Michigan City, Indiana; Cathcart was best known as a member of the...

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Mahlon Clark (1923 - 2007)

Mahlon Clark (March 7, 1923 – September 20, 2007) was an American musician who was a member of the Lawrence Welk orchestra from 1962 to 1968. His primary instrument was the clarinet. Born an...

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Kenneth Rogers (1944 - 2000)

Kenneth G. Rogers was an African American jazz musician (saxophone) and Pentecostal minister [5] Citations 5. Pool, Hannah (February 1, 2007). "Question time: Kelis". The Guardian. Retrieved Marc...

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Kelis MP

Kelis Rogers born August 21, 1979), better known as Kelis , is an American singer-songwriter and certified chef. Kelis Rogers was born and raised in the Manhattan neighborhood of Harlem, New York Cit...

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Olu Dara MP

Olu Dara Jones (born Charles Jones III; January 12, 1941) is an American cornetist, guitarist and singer. He is the father of rapper Nas. ----- Wikipedia

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Liane Alexandra Curtis MP

From Wikipedia : Liane Alexandra Curtis (born July 11, 1965) is an American film and television actress and musician. She has garnered a cult following after such B grade theater and video releases a...

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Marion Harris (1896 - 1942)

Marion Harris (April 4, 1896 – April 23, 1944) was an American popular singer, most successful in the 1920s. She was the first widely known white singer to sing jazz and blues songs. Early l...

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Frankie Laine (1913 - 2007)

Frankie Laine (March 30, 1913 – February 6, 2007), born Francesco Paolo LoVecchio, was a successful American singer, songwriter, and actor whose career spanned 75 years, from his first concert...

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Leopold Godowsky, Ill MP (1938 - 2011)

Pianist, composer and teacher, Leopold Godowsky III (1938--2011), heir to a great musical tradition, was the nephew of George Gershwin and grandson of the legendary pianist-composer Leopold Godowsky. ...

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Leopold Godowsky, Jr. MP (1900 - 1983)

Leopold Godowsky, Jr. (May 27, 1900 - February 18, 1983) was an American violinist and chemist, who together with Leopold Mannes created the first practical color transparency film, Kodachrome. . B...

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Alexis Gershwin MP

Niece of Ira & George Gershwin releases full-length CD ~ "Gershwin Sings Gershwin" — Click here to preview releases Radio & Club Hit ~ The "Mr. Mig" Retro-Fi Mixes "The Man I Love" ...

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Raven-Symoné MP

From Wikipedia (English) : Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman (born December 10, 1985), known professionally as Raven-Symoné (pronounced /ˈreɪ.vən sɪˈmo&#...

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Uncle Dave Macon MP (1870 - 1952)

Uncle Dave Macon (October 7, 1870–March 22, 1952), born David Harrison Macon—also known as "The Dixie Dewdrop"—was an American banjo player, singer, songwriter, and comedian. Kno...

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André 3000 MP

André Lauren Benjamin (born May 27, 1975), better known by his stage name André 3000 (formerly known as André), is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, rec...

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Carole King MP

Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is a Grammy Award-winning American singer and songwriter. "It was 1971’s Tapestry that took King to the pinnacle .... It spoke personally to every one of ...

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Stan Keller MP (1907 - 1990)

Stan Keller né Stanley Keller Grubb, (1907–1990) was an American bandleader, composer, arranger, and woodwind player who led his own orchestra — Stan Keller and His Orchestra. Kell...

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Demi Lovato MP

Hollywood, FL, USA

From Wikipedia (English) : Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato (born August 20, 1992)[3] is an American actress, singer, and songwriter who made her debut as a child actress in Barney & Friends. In 2008, ...

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Jonathan Stevens Jackson MP

From Wikipedia (English) : Jonathan Stevens Jackson (born May 11, 1982) is an American actor, musician and author. His first well known character was Lucky Spencer on the ABC Daytime soap opera Gener...

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James Paul Marsden MP

From Wikipedia (English) : James Paul Marsden (born September 18, 1973) is an American actor, singer and former Versace model. Marsden began his acting career guest-starring in multiple television sh...

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Stan Kenton (1911 - 1979)

Stanley Newcomb "Stan" Kenton (December 15, 1911 – August 25, 1979) was a pianist, composer, and arranger who led an innovative, influential, and often controversial American jazz orchestra. I...

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Julianne Hough MP

From Wikipedia (English) : Julianne Alexandra Hough (/ˈhʌf/; born July 20, 1988) is an American professional ballroom dancer, country music singer and actress. She is a two-time profess...

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Spike Jones (1911 - 1965)

Lindley Armstrong "Spike" Jones (December 14, 1911 – May 1, 1965) was an American musician and bandleader specializing in performing satirical arrangements of popular songs. Ballads and classi...

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Harry James (1916 - 1983)

Henry Haag “Harry” James (March 15, 1916 – July 5, 1983) was a trumpeter who led a jazz swing band during the Big Band Era of the 1930s and 1940s. He was especially known among m...

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George "Spike" Hamilton (1901 - 1957)

George "Spike" Hamilton (1901-1957) was a popular bandleader[1] who led a band based at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.[2] Among the musicians in the band included Ray Robbins, Spike Jones and Leigh...

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Bill Haley (1925 - 1981)

William John Clifton Haley (/ˈheɪliː/; July 6, 1925 – February 9, 1981), known as Bill Haley, was an American rock and roll musician. He is credited by many with first pop...

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Pete Candoli (1923 - 2008)

Pete Candoli (June 28, 1923 – January 11, 2008) was an American swing and West Coast jazz trumpeter. He played with the big bands of Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, and many others, and worked exte...

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Samuel Cooke MP (1931 - 1964)

Sam Cooke (January 22, 1931 – December 11, 1964), born Samuel Cook, was an American recording artist and singer-songwriter, generally considered among the greatest of all time. He is commonly kn...

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Robert Dwayne Womack MP (1944 - 2014)

Robert Dwayne "Bobby" Womack (March 4, 1944 – June 27, 2014) was an American singer-songwriter and musician. An active recording artist since the early 1960s, when he started his career as the l...

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John Dawson Winter, III MP (1944 - 2014)

John Dawson Winter III (February 23, 1944 – July 16, 2014), known as Johnny Winter, was an American blues guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, singer, and producer. Best known for his high-energy b...

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Dave Brubeck (1920 - 2012)

David Warren "Dave" Brubeck (December 6, 1920 – December 5, 2012) was an American jazz pianist and composer, considered to be one of the foremost exponents of cool jazz. He wrote a number of j...

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Les Brown MP (1912 - 2001)

en.wikipedia... ; Les Brown (1912 - 2001) Bandleader and Clarinetist. Longevity was his trademark. His career spanned over seventy years and after his band was given the title 'Band of Renown' ...

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Teresa Brewer (1931 - 2007)

Teresa Brewer (May 7, 1931 – October 17, 2007) was an American pop singer whose style incorporated elements of country, jazz, R&B, musicals and novelty songs. She was one of the most prolific ...

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Jimmy Boyd (1939 - 2009)

Jimmy Boyd (January 9, 1939 – March 7, 2009) was an American singer, musician, and actor. He was known for his recording of the song "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus".

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Bill Boyd (1910 - 1977)

William Lemuel Boyd (September 29, 1910 in Fannin County, Texas – December 7, 1977 in Dallas, Texas) was an American Western style singer and guitarist. Biography Boyd was born and raise...

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E. Power Biggs (1906 - 1977)

Edward George Power Biggs (March 29, 1906 – March 10, 1977), professionally known as E. Power Biggs, was a British-born American concert organist and recording artist. Biography Biggs was ...

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Dave Mustaine MP

From Wikipedia (English) : David Scott "Dave" Mustaine (born September 13, 1961) is an American musician. He was the original lead guitarist for the American heavy metal band Metallica and is the co-...

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Patrick Stump MP

Patrick Martin Stumph (born April 27, 1984), known professionally as Patrick Vaughn Stump, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, actor and music critic, best known as the lead vo...

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Jason Stein MP

Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

From "Interview: Amy Schumer calls Comedy Central show a dream come true" . Chicago Tribune, March 6, 2013: "Her Chicago-based brother — Jason Stein, a bass clarinetist — is also pret...

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