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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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Linda

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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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John

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Donald

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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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John

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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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Rigdon

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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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Patti Page (1927 - 2013)

How much is that doggie in the window? Clara Ann Fowler (November 8, 1927 – January 1, 2013), known by her professional name Patti Page, was an American singer and one of the best-known ...

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Katey Sagal MP

Catherine Louise "Katey" Sagal (born January 19, 1954) is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She first achieved widespread fame as Peggy Bundy on the long-running Fox comedy series Married......

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Bonnie Owens MP (1932 - 2006)

Apart from her solo career, singer Bonnie Owens is well known for the work she did with her former husbands, Buck Owens and Merle Haggard. Born Bonnie Campbell on October 1, 1932, in Oklahoma City to a...

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Tony Butala MP

Tony Butala (born 20 November 1938, Sharon, Pennsylvania, US) is an American singer of Croatian ancestry. He has been the lead singer for the vocal group The Lettermen since 1958, and is the only ori...

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Daniel Robert "Danny" Elfman MP

Daniel Robert "Danny" Elfman (born May 29, 1953) is an American composer, best known as the lead singer and songwriter for the rock band Oingo Boingo, from 1976 to 1995 and later for scoring music fo...

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Norah Jones MP

Norah Jones is an American singer-songwriter, pianist, keyboardist, guitarist, and actress. She is the daughter of Indian sitarist Pandit Ravi Shankar and dancer Sue Jones, and the half-sister of Anous...

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Gaither Wiley Carlton (1901 - 1972)

Gaither Wiley Carlton (February 3, 1901 – June 24, 1972) was an American Old-time fiddle player and banjo player. He is best known for his appearances accompanying his son-in-law Doc Watson ...

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Dave Brubeck MP (1920 - 2012)

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia David Warren "Dave" Brubeck (born December 6, 1920 - died December 5, 2012) was an American jazz pianist. He has written a number of jazz standards, including "In You...

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Bess Lomax Hawes (1921 - 2009)

Bess Lomax Hawes (January 21, 1921 – November 27, 2009) was an American folk musician, folklorist, and researcher. She was the daughter of John Avery Lomax and Bess Bauman-Brown Lomax, and t...

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Anoushka Shankar MP

Anoushka Shankar is a sitar player and composer in the United States. She is the daughter of Ravi Shankar, Indian sitar player, and Sukanya Rajan, a bank employee. Through her father, she is the half-s...

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Albert Spalding (1888 - 1953)

) Albert Spalding (August 15, 1888 – May 26, 1953) was an American violinist and composer. Biography Spalding was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1888. His mother, Marie Boardman, was a ...

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Anna Case (1888 - 1984)

Anna Case (1888 October 29 – 1984 January 7) was an American soprano. She recorded with Thomas Alva Edison, who used her voice extensively in "tone tests" of whether a live audience could tell...

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Utah Phillips (1935 - 2008)

Bruce "Utah" Duncan Phillips (May 15, 1935 – May 23, 2008) was a labor organizer, folk singer, storyteller, poet and the "Golden Voice of the Great Southwest". He described the struggles of labo...

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Melvin

United States

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Britney Jean Spears MP

Thousand Oaks, Ventura County, California, United States

More than any other single artist, Britney Spears was the driving force behind the return of teen pop in the late '90s. Not only did she sell millions of records, she was a media fixture regardless of ...

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Clay Aiken MP

Clay Aiken (born Clayton Holmes Grissom) is an American pop singer who began his rise to fame on the second season of the television program American Idol in 2003. RCA Records offered him a recording c...

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Adam Michael Goldstein (1973 - 2009)

Adam Michael Goldstein (March 30, 1973 – August 28, 2009) was an American DJ, remixer, record producer and musician better known as DJ AM. Goldstein was a member of the rock band Crazy Town, c...

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Gwen Gordy MP (b. - 1999)

The late Gwendolyn "Gwen" Gordy-Fuqua deserves a big footnote in Motown's history. The vivacious, beautiful, partying lady succumbed to cancer November 8, 1999 in her San Diego, CA home, and was laid t...

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Richie Sambora MP

Richard Stephen "Richie" Sambora (born July 11, 1959) is an American rock guitarist, producer, musician, singer/songwriter who is the longtime lead guitarist of the popular rock band Bon Jovi. He and...

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Tommy Lee MP

Thomas Lee Bass (aka Tommy Lee) (born October 3, 1962) is an American musician, and founding member of glam metal band Mötley Crüe. As well as being the band's long-term drummer, Lee fo...

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Bobby Darin MP (1936 - 1973)

Grammy winning singer, songwriter and Oscar nominated actor, Bobby Darin aimed at the American dream. He married a teen movie queen, but then found out that his sister was really his mother, and died y...

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Henry Mancini MP (1924 - 1994)

He was an American composer, conductor and arranger, best remembered for his film and television scores. He won a record number of Grammy Awards (20), including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1...

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Ennio Morricone MP

He is an Italian composer and conductor. He is considered as one of the most influential and most prolific film composers of his era. Morricone has composed and arranged scores for more than 500 film a...

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Mike Love (of the "Beach Boys") MP

Michael Edward "Mike" Love (born March 15, 1941) is an American singer/songwriter and musician with The Beach Boys. He was in the band along with his cousins Brian, Carl, and Dennis Wilson, and their...

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Jamie Foxx MP

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Eric Marlon Bishop, professionally known as Jamie Foxx, is an American actor, stand-up comedian, and singer. As an actor, his work in the film Ray earned him the Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best ...

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Dean Martin MP (1917 - 1995)

ENJOY some of his SINGING ! Birth: Jun. 7, 1917 Steubenville Jefferson County Ohio, USA Death: Dec. 25, 1995 Legendary Singer, Actor, and Comedian. Born Dino Paul Crocetti in Stuebenville, Ohio...

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Sammy Davis, Jr. MP (1925 - 1990)

Samuel George "Sammy" Davis Jr . (December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990) was an American entertainer and was also known for his impersonations of actors and other celebrities. Primarily a dancer and s...

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Miley Ray Cyrus MP

California, United States

Miley Ray Cyrus (born Destiny Hope Cyrus; November 23, 1992) is an American actress and pop singer. She achieved wide fame for her role as Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel sitcom Hann...

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Cher MP

Cher (pronounced /ˈʃɛər/; born Cherilyn Sarkisian on May 20, 1946) is an American recording artist, actress, director and record producer. Referred to as the Goddess of Pop,...

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Carly Simon MP

Carly Elisabeth Simon , born June 25, 1945 at New York City, New York. American singer-songwriter, musician, and children's author. She rose to fame in the 1970s with a string of hit records, and has...

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Carrie Underwood MP

Carrie Marie Underwood is an American country singer and songwriter from Checotah, Oklahoma. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol. She has since become a multi-platinum ...

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Diana Ernestine Earle Ross MP

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Diana Ross (born Diana Ernestine Earle Ross) is an American singer and actress. During the 1960s, she helped shape the Motown Sound as lead singer of The Supremes, before leaving the group for a solo c...

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Gerald "Gerry"

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Marvin Hamlisch MP (1944 - 2012)

Marvin Frederick Hamlisch (born June 2, 1944) is an American composer. He is one of only thirteen people to have been awarded Emmys, Grammys, Oscars, and a Tony (those four together are known as an EGO...

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Ted Weems (1901 - 1963)

Wilfred Theodore (Ted) Weems (originally Wemyes) (26 September 1901 - 6 May 1963) was an American bandleader and musician. Weems' work in music was recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fam...

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John

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Cecil

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Charles

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Tim McGraw MP

Since his 1994 breakout album Not A Moment Too Soon, Tim McGraw has been one of country music's most popular performers. With his high-pitched, rather growly voice, McGraw became known for his ability ...

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Faith Hill MP

One of the biggest female country stars of the '90s and 2000s, Faith Hill also took advantage of the inroads Shania Twain made into pop territory, becoming an enormous crossover success by the end of t...

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Taylor Allison Swift MP

Taylor Swift's website: Wikipedia Biography: Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American country pop[1] singer-songwriter and actress. In 2006, she released her debut single "Tim ...

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David Van Cortlandt Crosby MP

Los Angeles, CA, United States

David Van Cortlandt Crosby (born August 14, 1941) is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. In addition to his solo career, he was a founding member of three bands: The Byrds, Crosby, Stills ...

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Beth

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Eddie Vedder MP

Lead singer of Pearl Jam Eddie Vedder (born Edward Louis Severson III; later was changed to Edward Jerome Mueller December 23, 1964) is an American musician and singer-songwriter who serves as the ...

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Beyoncé Giselle Knowles MP

New York, NY, USA

Beyonce's father is African-American, and her mother is of Creole descent (French, African and Native American). Beyonce's maternal grandparents were French-speaking Louisiana Creoles, and Beyonce's na...

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Steven Tyler MP

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Christopher

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Eric Benét MP

Eric Benét, (born Eric Benét Jordan) is an American R&B and soul singer. His duet with Tamia, "Spend My Life With You" was a number one song for three weeks on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Son...

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Ben Harper MP

Benjamin Chase "Ben" Harper (born October 28, 1969) is an American singer-songwriter musician and two-time Grammy Award winner, known for his guitar-playing skills, vocals, live performances and activi...

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Bret

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William

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Elvis Aron Presley MP (1935 - 1977)

Elvis Aaron Presley , in the humblest of circumstances, was born to Vernon and Gladys Presley in a two-room house in Tupelo, Mississippi on January 8, 1935. His twin brother, Jessie Garon, was stillbor...

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Elizabeth

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Lowell Mason (1792 - 1872)

Lowell Mason was a musician (Doctor of Music from University of New York). Composer (credited with over 1600 religious works), conductor (Handel and Hayden Society), instructor (Boston Academy of Mus...

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John Avery Lomax (1867 - 1948)

John Avery Lomax (September 23, 1867 - January 26, 1948) was an American teacher, a pioneering musicologist and folklorist who did much for the preservation of American folk songs. He was father to A...

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Kris Kristofferson MP

Kristoffer "Kris" Kristofferson (born June 22, 1936) is an American writer, singer-songwriter, actor, and musician. He is best known for hits such as "Me and Bobby McGee", "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down...

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Eminem MP

He is better known by his stage name Eminem (often styled "EMINƎM"), is an American rapper, record producer and actor. Eminem quickly gained popularity in 1999 with his major-label debut album, ...

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