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Mike Douglas (1920 - 2006)

Mike Douglas (August 11, 1920 – August 11, 2006) was an American "Big Band" era singer, entertainer, and television talk show host (The Mike Douglas Show).

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Amy Spanger MP

Amy Spanger is an American actress, singer and dancer. Wikipedia

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John Byrne Cooke MP

John Byrne Cooke (born October 5, 1940 in New York City, New York ) is an American author, musician, and photographer. He is the son of Alistair Cooke, and the great-grandnephew of Ralph Waldo Emerson....

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Jordin Sparks MP

Jordin Brianna Sparks (born December 22, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter and actress. In 2007, she won the sixth season of American Idol. Sparks was born in Phoenix, Arizona, to Jodi (n...

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Charles W. Albertson MP

Charles W. "Charlie" Albertson (born January 4, 1932) is an American politician and musician. A Democratic politician from North Carolina, he was a member of the North Carolina Senate, representing the...

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Phillipa Duke Schuyler MP (1931 - 1967)

Philippa Duke Schuyler (/ˈskaɪlər/; August 2, 1931 – May 9, 1967) was a noted American child prodigy and pianist. from Cool Chicks from History Piano prodigy Philippa Du...

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Pearl Bailey (1918 - 1990)

Pearl Mae Bailey (March 29, 1918 – August 17, 1990) was an American actress and singer. After appearing in vaudeville, she made her Broadway debut in St. Louis Woman in 1946.[1] She won a Tony A...

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Louie Bellson (1924 - 2009)

Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio Balassoni (July 6, 1924 – February 14, 2009), known by the stage name Louie Bellson (his own preferred spelling, although he is often seen in sources as L...

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Merle Allin MP

Merle Colby Allin, Jr. (born September 1, 1953) is an American electric bass guitar player. He is the older brother of the late punk rock singer/songwriter/performance artist GG Allin.

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GG Alin (1956 - 1993)

Kevin Michael "GG" Allin (born Jesus Christ Allin; August 29, 1956 – June 28, 1993) was an American punk rock singer-songwriter, who performed and recorded with many groups during his career. GG...

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Rob "Vanilla Ice" Van Winkle MP

Robert Matthew Van Winkle (born October 31, 1967), better known by his stage name, Vanilla Ice, is an American rapper, actor and television host. Born in South Dallas, and raised in Texas and South Flo...

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<private> Gummer

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Mary Knight Wood (1857 - 1944)

Mary Knight Wood Mason (17 April 1857 – 20 December 1944) was an American pianist, music educator and composer. She was born in Easthampton, Massachusetts, the daughter of Lieutenant-governor,...

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Lee Atwater (1951 - 1999)

Harvey LeRoy "Lee" Atwater (February 27, 1951 – March 29, 1991) was an American political consultant and strategist to the Republican Party. He was an adviser to U.S. Presidents Ronald Reagan ...

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Luther J. Wills (1920 - 2000)

Luther J. "Luke" Wills was born Sept. 10, 1920, on a farm near Memphis, Hall County, Texas. Luke was the younger brother of Bob Wills and the seventh of the Wills' family children. Like his brother Joh...

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Johnnie Lee Wills (1912 - 1984)

Radio Personality. A brother of Bob Wills and was one of the original "Texas Playboys" on tenor banjo. When Bob left for Calfornia in 1942, he took over the radio program, and renamed his group "Johnni...

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Billy Jack Wills (1926 - 1991)

Western Musician. Born in Memphis, Texas, he was a vocalist, songwriter, guitar player, best known for being a member of the western swing band the Texas Playboys. After developing genres of jump blues...

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<private> Perkins

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Leonard Victar Bechet, Sr. (1886 - 1956)

From Wikepedia Bechet was born in New Orleans in 1897 to a middle-class Creole of color family. Sidney's older brother Leonard Victor Bechet (1886–1952) was a full-time dentist and a part-ti...

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Lionel Hampton MP (1908 - 2002)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Lionel Leo Hampton (April 20, 1908 – August 31, 2002) was an American jazz vibraphonist, pianist, percussionist, bandleader and actor. Hampton was the firs...

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Anthony Sbarbaro MP (1897 - 1969)

Antonio Sparbaro, better known as Tony Sbarbaro or Tony Spargo (June 27, 1897 – October 30, 1969) was the drummer of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band for over 50 years. From Anthony Sbarbaro...

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Sidney Bechet MP (1897 - 1959)

Sidney Joseph Bechet (May 14, 1897 - May 14, 1959) was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer. Family Parents: Omar Bechet & Josephine Michel Married: 1) Norma Hale 2) Marie Lo...

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B.B. King MP (1925 - 2015)

Riley B. King (September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015), known by his stage name B.B. King, was an American blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist. B.B. King From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A...

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Danny Aiello MP

Danny Aiello was born on June 20, 1933 in New York City, New York, USA as Daniel Louis Aiello Jr. He is an actor and producer, known for Léon: The Professional (1994), Do the Right Thing (1989),...

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Pastor Villa Feliciano (1890 - 1960)

From Ben, as told to Pete One interesting fact about pop was when I was very small, he used to entertain me with his guitar. I would sit down and he would start playing the guitar and used to entranc...

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Raphael Hillyer MP (1914 - 2010)

Raphael Hillyer (April 10, 1914 – December 27, 2010) was an American viola soloist, teacher. Born Raphael Silverman in Ithaca, New York, his career included playing in the Boston Symphony Orch...

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Quinn Marston MP

Quinn Marston is an American indie folk singer-songwriter based in New York City. Her music has been featured on TV shows such as One Tree Hill, Ghost Whisperer, and The Gates. She performs regularly...

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Win Butler MP

Edwin Farnham "Win" Butler III (born April 14, 1980) is the lead vocalist and songwriter of the Montreal-based indie rock band Arcade Fire. His wife Régine Chassagne and his brother William Bu...

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William Pierce Butler MP

) William Pierce Butler (born October 6, 1982) is a multi-instrumentalist who is best known as a member of the indie rock band Arcade Fire. William plays synthesizer, bass, guitar and percussion. He ...

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Aras Baskauskas MP

Aras Baskauskas (born September 26, 1981) is a reality TV personality who won Survivor: Panama and competed in Survivor: Blood vs. Water. Early life Baskauskas played collegiate NCAA Division I b...

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Lynn Carey MP

Lynn Carey (born October 29, 1946) is an American singer, songwriter, model, and actress best known as the lead vocalist in the band Mama Lion. She is also the daughter of actor Macdonald Carey. Bi...

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Queen Latifah MP

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Dana Elaine Owens (born March 18, 1970), better known by her stage name Queen Latifah, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actress, model, television producer, record producer, comedienne, and t...

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Daniel Gregory Mason (1873 - 1953)

Daniel Gregory Mason (Brookline, Massachusetts, November 20, 1873 – Greenwich, Connecticut, December 4, 1953) was an American composer and music critic. Biography Mason came from a long li...

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William Mason (1829 - 1908)

William MASON (1829-1908) was a concert pianist, teacher, author and American composer.

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Phil Ochs MP (1940 - 1976)

Phil Ochs was an American protest singer who is known for his topical songs about the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War, which he recorded in the 1960s.

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Marvin Gaye MP (1939 - 1984)

Marvin Gaye was an American soul singer-songwriter-producer who, to a large extent, ushered in the era of artist-controlled popular music of the 1970s. Gaye's father was a storefront preacher; his moth...

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Philip Hale (1854 - 1934)

Philip Hale (March 5, 1854 in Norwich, Vermont - November 30, 1934 in Boston, Massachusetts) was an American music critic. Hale attended Yale, where he served on the fourth editorial board of The Y...

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John Anthony Wilfahrt (1893 - 1961)

John Anthony "Whoopee John" Wilfahrt, (May 11, 1893 – June 15, 1961), the eldest son of John Wilfahrt and Barbara Portner, was a professional polka musician who recorded with Vocalion and from 1...

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Annie R. Smith (1828 - 1855)

Annie Rebekah Smith (March 16, 1828 – July 26, 1855) An early American Seventh-day Adventist hymnist, she was the sister of the Adventist pioneer, Uriah Smith. She has ten hymns in the current...

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Marion Dix Sullivan (1802 - 1860)

Marion Dix Sullivan (born 1802, d. 1860) (fl. 1840–50) was an American songwriter and composer. She was born in Boscawen, New Hampshire, the daughter of Timothy Dix and Abigail Wilkins and the s...

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Mary Chapin Carpenter MP

Mary Chapin Carpenter (born February 21, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter and musician. Carpenter spent several years singing in Washington, D.C., clubs before signing in the late 1980s with C...

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Tom Lehrer MP

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Thomas Andrew Lehrer (born April 9, 1928) is an American singer-songwriter, satirist, pianist, and mathematician. He has lectured on mathematics and musical thea...

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Hillel Slovak MP (1962 - 1988)

Hillel Slovak ‏(Hebrew: הלל סלובק‎; April 13, 1962 – June 25, 1988) was an Israeli-American musician best known as the ori...

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Max Weinberg MP (1951 - d.)

Max Weinberg (born April 13, 1951) is an American drummer and television personality, most widely known as the longtime drummer for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band and as the bandleader for Conan O...

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Herbie Mann MP (1930 - 2003)

Herbert Jay Solomon (April 16, 1930 – July 1, 2003),[1] known by his stage name Herbie Mann, was an American jazz flautist and important early practitioner of world music. Early in his career,...

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Estelle Mosler MP (1880 - 1970)

ESTELLE LIEBLING 1880 – 1970 BibliographyDiscuss by Charlotte Greenspan A member of a very musical Jewish family, Estelle Liebling, soprano and one of the most influential teachers of singin...

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Reba Alma Glick / Zimbalist MP (1884 - 1938)

Alma Gluck (May 11, 1884 – October 27, 1938) was a Romanian-born American soprano, one of the world's most famous female singers at the peak of her career (circa 1910). Life and career ...

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Emanuel Ax MP

Emanuel Ax (born 8 June 1949) is a Grammy-winning American classical pianist. He is an internationally acclaimed performer, and a teacher on the faculty of the Juilliard School.[1] Contents [show] ...

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Joey Ramone MP (1951 - 2001)

Jeffrey Ross Hyman (May 19, 1951 – April 15, 2001), best known by his stage name Joey Ramone , was an American musician and singer-songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist of the punk rock ba...

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Bernard Max Herrmann MP (1911 - 1975)

Bernard Herrmann (June 29, 1911 – December 24, 1975) was an American composer known for his work in motion pictures. An Academy Award-winner (for The Devil and Daniel Webster, 1941; later re...

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Frank Loesser MP (1910 - 1969)

Frank Henry Loesser (/ˈlɛsər/;[1] June 29, 1910 – July 28, 1969) was an American songwriter who wrote the lyrics and music to the Broadway hits Guys and Dolls and How To S...

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Leonard Rose MP (1918 - 1984)

Leonard Rose (July 27, 1918 – November 16, 1984) was an American cellist and pedagogue. Rose was born in Washington, D.C.; his parents were immigrants from Kiev, Ukraine. Rose took lessons f...

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Stephen Michael Reich MP

Stephen Michael Reich (/ˈraɪʃ/;[1] born October 3, 1936) is an American composer who, along with La Monte Young, Terry Riley, and Philip Glass, pioneered minimal music in the mid...

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Gene Simmons MP

Gene Simmons (born Chaim Witz; Hebrew: חיים ויץ‎; August 25, 1949) is an Israeli-Hungarian rock bass guitarist, singer-songwriter, record produ...

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David Bromberg MP

David Bromberg From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia David Bromberg (b. September 19, 1945 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American guitarist. Bromberg has an eclectic style, playing bluegrass...

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Buddy Rich MP (1917 - 1987)

Bernard "Buddy" Rich (September 30, 1917 – April 2, 1987) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. Rich was billed as "the world's greatest drummer"[1] and was known for his virtuoso techn...

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Adam Levine MP

Adam Noah Levine (born March 18, 1979) is an American singer-songwriter and musician, best known as the front man and guitarist for the pop rock band Maroon 5. He is also a coach on the American tale...

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Peter Yarrow MP

Peter Yarrow (born May 31, 1938) is an American singer who found fame with the 1960s folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary.[1] Yarrow co-wrote (with Leonard Lipton) one of the group's most famous song...

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Arnold Eidus (1921 - 2013)

Arnold Eidus (November 28, 1922 – June 3, 2013) was a world renowned concert violinist and recording artist. Eidus's father (Harry Eidus, 1897-1984), a Jewish immigrant from Dvinsk, Latvia...

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Eric Bloom MP (1944 - d.)

Eric Bloom (born December 1, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter and musician. He is best known as the main vocalist, and "stun guitar" for the long-running band Blue Öyster Cult, with work ...

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Joel Hirschhorn MP (1937 - 2005)

Joel Hirschhorn (December 18, 1937 – September 17, 2005) was an American songwriter. He won the Academy Award for Best Song on two occasions. He also wrote songs for a number of musicians, inc...

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Kenny G MP

Kenneth Bruce Gorelick (born June 5, 1956), better known by his stage name Kenny G, is an American adult contemporary and smooth jazz saxophonist. His fourth album, Duotones, brought him breakthrough...

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Marcus Samuel Blitzstein MP (1905 - 1964)

Marcus Samuel Blitzstein, better known as Marc Blitzstein (March 2, 1905 – January 22, 1964), was an American composer, lyricist, and librettist.[1] He won national attention in 1937 when his ...

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Rose Laura Sutro (1870 - 1957)

Rose Sutro (15 September 1870 – 11 January 1957) and Ottilie Sutro (4 January 1872 – 12 September 1970) were American sisters who were notable as one of the first recognised duo-piano t...

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Ottilie Sutro MP (1872 - 1970)

Rose Sutro (15 September 1870 – 11 January 1957) and Ottilie Sutro (4 January 1872 – 12 September 1970) were American sisters who were notable as one of the first recognised duo-piano t...

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Susanna Lee Hoffs MP

Susanna Lee Hoffs (born January 17, 1959) is an American vocalist, guitarist and actress. She is best known as a member of The Bangles. Contents [show] Early life[edit] Hoffs was born on the Westsi...

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Paul Stanley MP

Stanley Harvey Eisen (born January 20, 1952), better known by his stage name Paul Stanley, is an American hard rock guitarist, actor, and singer, who is one of the two lead vocalists for the rock ban...

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Stanley Getz MP (1927 - 1991)

Stanley Getz (February 2, 1927 – June 6, 1991) was an American jazz saxophonist. Playing primarily the tenor saxophone, Getz was known as "The Sound" because of his warm, lyrical tone, his pri...

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Philip Glass MP

Philip Glass (born January 31, 1937) is an American music composer. He is considered one of the most influential composers of the late 20th century[1][2][3] and is widely acknowledged as a composer...

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Saul (Solly) Chaplin MP (1912 - 1997)

Saul Chaplin (February 19, 1912 – November 15, 1997) was an American composer and musical director. He was born Saul Kaplan in Brooklyn, New York. He had worked on stage, screen and televisi...

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Michael Bolton MP

Michael Bolotin[2] (born February 26, 1953), known professionally as Michael Bolton, is an American singer and songwriter. Bolton originally performed in the hard rock and heavy metal genres from the...

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Samuel H. Adler MP

Perrysburg, Ohio, United States

Samuel Hans Adler (born March 4, 1928) is an American composer and conductor. Contents [show] Biography[edit] Adler was born to a Jewish family in Mannheim, Germany, the son of Hugo Chaim Adler, a ...

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Lorin Varencove Maazel MP (1930 - 2014)

Lorin Varencove Maazel (March 6, 1930 – July 13, 2014) was an American conductor, violinist and composer. Making his debut at the conducting podium at the age of eight, he embarked on his care...

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Dick Hyman MP

Keyboardist, composer, arranger, and conductor, recording more than 100 albums of his own and contributing to many others. He played with the legends Charlie Parker and Benny Goodman, and demonstrate...

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Neil Sedaka MP

American pop/rock singer, pianist, and composer.

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Donald William Felder MP

Best known for his work as lead guitarist for the Eagles from 1974 to 2001. Wikipedia

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Leah Elizabeth Jenner MP

Leah Elizabeth Jenner (née Felder) is the daughter of former Eagles guitarist Don Felder. Along with husband Brandon, she appears on the reality TV shows Keeping Up with the Kardashians and Kour...

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Brandon Jenner MP

Brandon Jenner is son of Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner and actress Linda Thompson. He starred in the reality television series The Princes of Malibu along with his brother, Sam Brody Jenner, as we...

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Sam Endicott MP

Samuel Bingham "Sam" Endicott (born August 13, 1974) is an American songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor, director and lead singer of The Mercy Beat. Early life Background and education End...

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Florence Golson Bateman (1891 - 1987)

Although she was blind, Florence Golson Bateman became an accomplished musican and composer. Her first piece "The Bird with a Broken Wing," was dedicated to Helen Keller, whose life and work inspired...

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Rod Lauren (1939 - 2007)

Rod Lawrence Strunk (March 20, 1939 – 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)

Layne Thomas Staley (August 22, 1967 – c. April 5, 2002) was an American musician who served as the lead singer and co-songwriter of the rock band Alice in Chains, which he founded with guitar...

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Kristian Bush MP

Kristian Merrill Bush (born March 14, 1970, in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States) is an American singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. He is best known for being one half of the c...

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<private> Bush

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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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Nat Wolff MP

Nathaniel Marvin Wolff (born December 17, 1994) is an American actor, singer-songwriter, composer, keyboardist, and guitarist. Wolff gained recognition for starring in and composing the music for the...

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Michael Wolff MP

Michael Blieden Wolff (born July 31, 1952) is an American jazz pianist, composer, producer, and recording artist. He was honored as a Steinway Artist and obtained a Broadcast Music, Inc. award. Wolff...

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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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