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Stan Keller (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

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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PINK- Alecia Beth Hart (Moore) MP

Alecia Beth Moore Hart better known by her stage name Pink (stylized as P!nk), is an American singer-songwriter, actress and model - one of the most successful artists of her generation. See Wikipedi...

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Fergie MP

Stacy Ann Duhamel (née Ferguson), better known by her stage name Fergie, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, fashion designer and actress. She was a member of the children's television ser...

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Kellie Dawn Pickler MP

Kellie Dawn Pickler (born June 28, 1986) is an American country music artist and television personality. She gained fame as a contestant on the fifth season of the Fox reality show American Idol , even...

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Questlove MP

Ahmir Khalib Thompson (born January 20, 1971), known professionally as ? uestlove or Questlove (also known as BROther ?uestion , Questo , Brother Question or Qlove ), is an American drummer, DJ, music ...

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Paul Williams MP

Paul Hamilton Williams, Jr. (born September 19, 1940) is an American composer, singer-songwriter, director, and actor. "No one sings a song like the songwriter who wrote it, and the same holds true...

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Mentor Williams MP

Brother of Paul Williams III, writer of the mega-hit, Drift Away made famous by Dolby Gray, Michael Bolton and in 2003 Uncle Cracker. Lives in New Mexico and still writes songs for many of todays top a...

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Joe South MP (1940 - 2012)

Joe South (February 28, 1940 – September 5, 2012) was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. Best known for his songwriting, South won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 1970 ...

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Jon Crosby MP

From Wikipedia (English) : Jon Crosby (born July 25, 1976) is an American musician and founder of the musical outfit, VAST. Biography Crosby was born in Los Angeles, California, and grew up in Hu...

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John O'Hea Crosby MP (1926 - 2002)

From Wikipedia (English) : John O’Hea Crosby (12 July 1926, Bronxville, New York – 15 December 2002, Rancho Mirage, California) was an American musician, conductor and arts administrato...

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Jack White MP

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Patti Smith MP

Patricia Lee "Patti" Smith (born December 30, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, poet and visual artist who became a highly influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1...

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Fred "Sonic" Smith MP (1949 - 1994)

Frederick Dewey Smith (September 14, 1949 – November 4, 1994), known by his stage name Fred "Sonic" Smith, was an American guitarist. Children of Frederick Dewey Smith and Patricia Lee Smith ...

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Sidney Clompton Lanier MP (1842 - 1881)

Sidney Lanier (February 3, 1842 – September 7, 1881) was an American musician and poet. Early life and war Sydney Lanier was born February 3, 1842, in Macon, Georgia, to parents Robert Samps...

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Eddie Van Halen MP

Edward Lodewijk "Eddie" Van Halen (born January 26, 1955 in Nijmegen) is a Dutch-born American musician, songwriter and producer. He is best known as the lead guitarist, keyboardist and co-founder of t...

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Merv Griffin (1925 - 2007)

Mervyn Edward "Merv" Griffin, Jr. (July 6, 1925 – August 12, 2007) was an American television host, musician, actor, and media mogul. He began his career as a radio and big band singer who wen...

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Steve Allen MP (1921 - 2000)

Stephen Valentine Patrick William "Steve" Allen (December 26, 1921 – October 30, 2000) was an American television personality, musician, composer, actor, comedian, and writer. Though he got hi...

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John Legend MP

John Roger Stephens (born December 28, 1978), better known by his stage name John Legend, is an American singer-songwriter and actor. He has won nine Grammy Awards. In 2007, Legend received the special...

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Danny Gokey MP

From Wikipedia (English) : Daniel Jay "Danny" Gokey (born April 24, 1980) is an American singer and former church music director from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was the third place finalist on the eigh...

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Carmen Herbert MP

From Wikipedia (English) : Carmen Rasmusen Herbert (born March 25, 1985 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a Canadian-American country music artist who ranked sixth on the second season of American Idol in 200...

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Nikki McKibbin MP (1978 - d.)

From Wikipedia (English) : Katherine Nicole "Nikki" McKibbin (born September 28, 1978) is an American rock music singer-songwriter who finished third in the debut season of the reality television ser...

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Pharrell Williams MP

Pharrell Williams (born April 5, 1973), also known simply as Pharrell , is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, musician, and fashion designer. He is also the lead vocalist and drumm...

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Francis Boott MP (1813 - 1904)

Title: Francis Boott Author: William James [More Titles by James] FRANCIS BOOTT[1] How often does it happen here in New England that we come away from a funeral with a feeling that the service ha...

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Quincy Delightt Jones MP

Quincy Delightt Jones, Jr. (born March 14, 1933) is an American record producer and musician. A conductor, musical arranger, film composer, television producer, and trumpeter. His career spans five dec...

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Michael Jackson MP (1958 - 2009)

Member of the Jackson 5 who later became a successful solo artist. Michael Jackson is known as the "King of Pop." He is one of the most commercially successful and influential entertainers of all time.

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Whitney Houston MP (1963 - 2012)

Thanks to hit singles like Saving All My Love For You and I Wanna Dance With Somebody, Whitney Houston became one of the biggest female pop music stars of the 1980s and 1990s. Her first four albums, re...

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Notorious B.I.G. MP (1972 - 1997)

Source: Name: Christopher G. L. Wallace Stage Name: The Notorious B.I.G. Alias: Biggie Smalls, Frank White Birth: May 21, 1972 Brooklyn, New York Death: March 9th, 1997 Los Angeles, Ca Occu...

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Edith Dearie Adams (1866 - 1956)

From "The Louisville historical society has a lot about Patricia Ross. Her sister, Edith Ellison was my great grandmother. Edith was an opera singer who lived in Paris and sang in Milan at La Scala...

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Timothy Swan MP (1758 - 1842)

One of Suffield, Connecticut's most famous residents, the composer Timothy Swan was born July 23, 1758 in Worcester, Massachusetts. He was the eighth son of goldsmith William and Lavinia Swan of Worc...

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Jena Irene Asciutto MP

From Wikipedia (English) : Jena Irene Asciutto, known professionally as Jena Irene (born July 13, 1996) is an American singer from Farmington Hills, Michigan, who is the runner-up of the thirteenth s...

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Marilyn Manson MP

Brian Hugh Warner, better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American musician, songwriter, actor, painter, multimedia artist and former music journalist known for his controversial stage pe...

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Megan Mullally MP

Megan Mullally (born November 12, 1958) is an American actress and singer. Mullally was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Martha (née Palmer) and Carter Mullally, Jr., an actor ...

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David Ashworth Gates MP

There are several other photos of David Ashworth Gates under the Media Tab Above. The following article is from the July 9, 1997, issue of the Los Angeles Times, entitled, "70's Hit-Maker BREAD to Serv...

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Trent Reznor MP

Michael Trent Reznor (born May 17, 1965) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and record producer. As both a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Reznor has led the industrial rock project Nine I...

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Matt Giraud MP

Matthew Scott "Matt" Giraud (born May 11, 1985) is a singer-songwriter and musician from Kalamazoo, Michigan and the fifth place finalist of the eighth season of the reality television series American ...

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Bruno Mars MP

Peter Gene Hernandez (born October 8, 1985), known by his stage name Bruno Mars , is an American singer-songwriter and record producer. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, by a family of musicians, Ma...

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Ritchie Valens MP (1941 - 1959)

Ritchie Valens (born Richard Steven Valenzuela; May 13, 1941 – February 3, 1959) was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. A rock and roll pioneer and a forefather of the Chicano rock mo...

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Judy Collins MP

Judith Marjorie "Judy" Collins (born May 1, 1939) is an American singer and songwriter known for her eclectic tastes in the material she records (which has included folk, show tunes, pop, rock and ro...

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Ace Frehley MP

Paul Daniel "Ace" Frehley (/ˈfreɪli/; born April 27, 1951) is an American musician best known as the former lead guitarist and founding member of the rock band Kiss. He took on the pers...

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Allen Dale "Mr. Double Stop" Potter (1929 - 1996)

Find a Grave Birth: Apr. 28, 1929 Puxico Stoddard County Missouri, USA Death: Mar. 14, 1996 Puxico Stoddard County Missouri, USA Many connoisseurs regard Dale Potter as the finest fiddler in th...

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Tiny Tim MP (1932 - 1996)

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Eddie Cantor (1892 - 1964)

Eddie Cantor (31 January 1892 (exact date unknown) – October 10, 1964), born Edward Israel Iskowitz, was an American "illustrated song" performer, comedian, dancer, singer, actor and songwriter....

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Wilford Brimley MP

Anthony Wilford Brimley, born September 27, 1934, is an American actor. He has appeared in such films as The China Syndrome, Cocoon, The Thing and The Firm. He had a recurring role on the 1970s televis...

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Kathy Sledge MP

Pennsylvania, United States

Kathy Sledge (born January 6, 1959), the youngest of five sisters, Carol, Debra, Joni and Kim. She is an American singer who has had several hits on the International Pop and Hot Dance Music/Club Play ...

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Sid Caesar MP (1922 - 2014)

Sid Caesar, a comedic force of nature who became one of television’s first stars in the early 1950s and influenced generations of comedians and comedy writers, died on Wednesday 12 February 2014...

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Louis Daniel "Satchmo" Armstrong MP (1901 - 1971)

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Karen Anne Carpenter MP (1950 - 1983)

American singer and drummer Karen Carpenter is best remembered for her vocal performances as the lead singer for the soft-rock duo the Carpenters, who scored a string of Top 10 hits in the early '70s, ...

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Prince MP

Prince Rogers Nelson (born June 7, 1958), known by his mononym Prince , is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor. He has produced ten platinum albums and thirty Top 40 singles...

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Mike Seeger (1933 - 2009)

Michael Seeger, multi-instrumentalist, singer and folklorist: born New York City 15 August 1933; married firstly Marge Ostrow (three sons), secondly Alice Gerrard, thirdly Alexia Smith; died 7 August 2...

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Ruth Seeger MP (1901 - 1953)

Ruth Crawford Seeger was the first woman to be awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship Award for Music. From PEGGY SAYS: "My mother, Ruth Crawford, was short and round in stature, a fiery, creative wom...

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Ronnie Gilbert MP

Caspar, Mendocino, California, USA

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Ronnie Gilbert (born September 7, 1926) is an American folk singer. She is one of the original members of the Weavers with Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, and Fred Heller...

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Pete Seeger MP (1919 - 2014)

Peter "Pete" Seeger (May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014) was an American folk singer and an iconic figure in the mid-twentieth century American folk music revival: A fixture on nationwide r...

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Fats Domino MP

A pioneer of rock and roll, Domino is noted for his energetic piano playing and his smoky voice with its New Orleans accent. Born: February 26, 1928; New Orleans, Louisiana Also known as: Antoine...

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Nelson Eddy (1901 - 1967)

Nelson Ackerman Eddy (June 29, 1901 - March 6, 1967) was an American singer and movie star who appeared in 19 musical films during the 1930s and 1940s, as well as in opera and on the concert stage, r...

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Peter La Farge (1931 - 1965)

Peter La Farge (born Oliver Albee La Farge, April 30, 1931 - October 27, 1965) was a New York-based folksinger and songwriter of the 1950s and 1960s. He is known best for his affiliations with Bob Dy...

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Adam Mitchel Lambert MP

Adam Mitchel Lambert (born January 29, 1982) is an American singer-songwriter and stage actor. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana and raised in San Diego, California, he performed in amateur theatrical prod...

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Buddy Holly MP (1936 - 1959)

Charles Hardin Holley ( Buddy Holly ) was born on September 7, 1936 in the small town of Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas to Lawrence Odell and Ella Pauline Drake Holley. Charles was named after his gran...

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Laurie Anderson MP

Southampton, Suffolk County, New York, United States

Basic information by NNDB: Laurie Anderson AKA Laura Phillips Anderson Born: 5-Jun-1947 Birthplace: Wayne, IL Gender: Female Religion: Buddhist (Ben M. Angel notes: apparently studied Z...

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Lou Reed MP (1942 - 2013)

From his Wikipedia page: Death In the spring of 2013, Reed underwent a liver transplant in Cleveland. Afterwards he claimed on his website to be "bigger and stronger" than ever. On October 27, 20...

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Ronnie Van Zant (1948 - 1977)

Ronald Wayne "Ronnie" Van Zant (January 15, 1948 – October 20, 1977) was an American lead vocalist, primary lyricist, and a founding member of the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. He was the...

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James Lord Pierpont MP (1822 - 1893)

) James Lord Pierpont (April 25, 1822 - August 5, 1893) was an American songwriter, arranger, organist, and composer, best known for writing and composing "Jingle Bells" in 1857, originally e...

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Benjamin Russell Hanby (1833 - 1867)

Benjamin Russell Hanby (July 22, 1833 – March 16, 1867), also given as Benjamin Russel Hanby,[1] was an American composer who wrote approximately 80 songs, the most famous of which are "Darling ...

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Daniel Decatur Emmett (1815 - 1904)

Best known for writing "Dixie." Other songs written by Dan Emmett include "Old Dan Tucker," "The Blue Tail Fly," and "Turkey in the Straw." Daniel Emmett was a minstrel, song writer, and entertainer. B...

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Stephen Foster ("father of American music") MP (1826 - 1864)

Stephen Collins Foster (July 4, 1826 – January 13, 1864), known as the "father of American music", was the pre-eminent songwriter in the United States of the 19th century. His songs —...

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Richard Tucker MP (1913 - 1975)

Richard Tucker sings the Kol Nidre כל נדרי , Richard Tucker - No, Pagliaccio non son (Live) Museum of Family History Richard Tucker Music Foundation Ri...

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Frank Edwin Churchill (1901 - 1942)

Frank Churchill (October 20, 1901 – May 14, 1942) was an American film composer. He wrote most of the music for Disney's 1937 movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, including "Heigh-Ho", "Whis...

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Judy Garland MP (1922 - 1969)

Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an American actress and singer. Through a career that spanned 45 of her 47 years, Garland attained international stardom...

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Brenda Lee MP

Brenda Mae Tarpley (born December 11, 1944), known as Brenda Lee, is an American performer who sang rockabilly, pop and country music, and had 37 US chart hits during the 1960s, a number surpassed on...

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Bing Crosby MP (1903 - 1977)

Bing Crosby was one of the biggest music and movie stars of the mid-20th century. His career stretched more than half a century from 1926 until his death in 1977. Crosby's unique bass-baritone voice ma...

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Eydie Gormé MP (1928 - 2013)

[ From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia} Eydie Gormé (also spelled as Eydie Gorme;[2] August 16, 1928 – August 10, 2013) was an American singer who performed solo as well as with her hu...

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Luise King (1913 - 1997)

Profile photo: 2nd from left back row Luise Driggs (aka., Luise King) was a member of the The King Sisters, an American big band-era vocal quartet. The King Sisters starred in a weekly variety progra...

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Thorstein Bjørn Skarning MP (1918 - 1997)

T.B. Was a marine in WWlI TB was known as "the Hillbilly Hurok of the Midwest" A Passion for Polka It was billed as Elvis Presley’s “first in-person appearance in the Northwes...

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Thorstein Skarning MP (c.1887 - 1939)

birth place is mentioned as both Drammen & Eiker. 30 nov 1887 & 1888 is mentioned as birth ! Folketelling 1900 Norwegian American Folk Music Portal Bismarck Tribune ; Thursday 5 october 193...

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Carolyn Dennis MP

Carolyn Dennis (born 1954), sometimes known professionally as Carol Dennis or Carol Dennis-Dylan , is an American singer and actor best known for her work with and marriage to Bob Dylan. Dennis's mot...

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Madelyn Quebec MP

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Kay Kyzer (1905 - 1985)

James Kern ("Kay") Kyser (June 18, 1905 – July 23, 1985) was a popular bandleader and radio personality of the 1930s and 1940s. Early years He was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, th...

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Jimmy Dorsey (1904 - 1957)

American musician and band leader Jimmy Dorsey, both independently and with his brother Tommy, led the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra, one of the most popular big bands of the swing era. Specializing in alt...

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Tommy Dorsey (1905 - 1956)

Known as "The Sentimental Gentleman of Swing", due to his smooth-toned trombone playing, Tommy Dorsey and his brother Jimmy led several of the most popular big bands of the swing era. After Dorsey br...

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