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Grandpa Jones (1913 - 1998)

Louis Marshall Jones (October 20, 1913–February 19, 1998), known professionally as Grandpa Jones, was an American banjo player and "old time" country and gospel music singer. He is a member of...

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Ira D. Sankey (1840 - 1908)

In 1979–80, the Gospel Music Association recognized Sankey's prodigious contributions to gospel music by listing him in the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. --------------------ra David Sankey (August...

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Clara Ward MP (1924 - 1973)

Clara Ward (April 21, 1924 – January 16, 1973)[1][2] was an American gospel artist who achieved great success, both artistic and commercial, in the 1940s and 1950s as leader of The Famous Ward...

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George Coles Stebbins (1846 - 1945)

George Coles Stebbins Gospel Hymn Writer by Jacob Henry Hall; edited by Stephen Ross The subject of this sketch was born February 26, 1846, in Orleans County, New York, [United States], where he ...

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Rt Rev Reginald Heber, Bishop of Calcutta (1783 - 1826)

"In the English-speaking world 'From Greenland's Icy Mountains' is still the inevitable hymn for missionary occasions. Of the four stanZas the second reads: 'What though the spicy breezes Blow soft o...

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William Pierson Merrill (1867 - 1954)

William Pierson MERRILL, DD (1867-1954), pastor at Brick Church (Presbyterian) of New York City, author and composer of hymns, including "Rise Up, O Men of God."

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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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Joseph Perry Holbrook (1822 - 1888)

Joseph Perry HOLBROOK (1822-1888), hymn composer. Tunes composed include Bible Song, Bishop, Clinton, Miriam, and Refuge, the later being used as an alternate tune for "Jesus, Lover Of My Soul".

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Thomas Hastings (1784 - 1872)

editor, professor of music, author of over 600 hymns, composer of over 1000 tunes (including tune for "Rock of Ages"), and music publisher (united words and tune of "Just As I Am"). An albino, he had p...

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Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

Phillips Brooks (1835-1893) was Episcopal Bishop of Massachusetts (from 1891), Vicar at Boston (1869-1891) and Philadelphia (1859-1869), author, and composer of O Little Town of Bethlehem and other hym...

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William Batchelder Bradbury (1816 - 1868)

William Batchelder BRADBURY (1816-1868), hymn composer and publisher, organist, music teacher, piano maker, with numerous hymn tunes including: Jesus Loves Me; Just As I Am; and Sweet Hour Of Prayer.

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Horatius Bonar (1808 - 1889)

Horatius Bonar (19 December, 1808 – 31 May, 1889) was a Scottish churchman and poet. He wrote many well known hymns. He also wrote books and tracts. The son of James Bonar, Solicitor of Excise...

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Leonard Norman Cohen MP

Leonard Norman Cohen, CC GOQ (born 21 September 1934) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist. His work has explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relat...

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Edward Elgar MP (1857 - 1934)

Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet, OM, GCVO From Wikipedia (2 June 1857 – 23 February 1934) was an English composer, many of whose works have entered the British and international cl...

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Avraham Yaakov Friedman, 1st Rebbe of Sadigura MP (1820 - 1883)

Sadigura Niggun- Hava Nagilah There are ten levels of prayer, and above it is music! The Sadigura dynasty is a notable Hasidic dynasty. Sadagóra is important in the history of Hasidic Juda...

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M S Subbulakshmi (1916 - 2004)

Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi (Tamil: மதுரை சண்முகவடிவு சுப&#...

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<private> Kattassery

Thiruvananthapuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

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Ravi Shankar MP (1920 - 2012)

Ravi Shankar was a world-renowned musician, composer, performer, and scholar of classical Indian music. He was one of the leading cultural figures of the twentieth century whose accomplishments place h...

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Lata Mangeshkar MP

Lata Mangeshkar (Marathi: लता मंगेशकर; born September 28, 1929) is a singer from India. She is one of the best-known and most respe...

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Bono MP

Paul David Hewson - BONO Paul David Hewson was born on 10 May 1960, in Dublin, Ireland. The son of a Roman Catholic postal worker, Bono's Protestant mother died when the boy was just 14. He joined th...

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Madonna MP

Originally born Madonna Louise Ciccone after her mother. On Madonna's first communion, they added Veronica to her middle name. At the age of six, Madonna was devastated when her mother died.  ...

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Tennesse Ernie Ford MP (1919 - 1991)

Ernest Jennings Ford February 13, 1919-October 17, 1991 Parents: Clarence Ford 1884- and Maud Long 1887- Wives: Betty Heminger d. 1989 Beverly Wood 1921-2001 Children with Betty Heminger:...

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Olivia Newton-John MP

Florida, United States

Olivia Newton-John was born in Cambridge, England, to a Welsh father, Brinley ("Bryn") Newton-John, and a Jewish German mother, Irene Born the eldest child of the Nobel prize-winning atomic physicist M...

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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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Maria Callas MP (1923 - 1977)

Maria Callas (Greek: Μαρία Κάλλας) (December 2, 1923 – September 16, 1977) An American-born Greek soprano and one o...

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Frances J. "Fanny" Crosby (1820 - 1915)

Frances Jane Crosby (March 24, 1820 – February 12, 1915), usually known as Fanny Crosby in the United States and by her married name, Frances van Alstyne, in the United Kingdom, was an America...

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Ethel Waters MP (1896 - 1977)

Ethel Waters (October 31, 1896 – September 1, 1977) was an American blues, jazz and gospel vocalist and actress. She frequently performed jazz, big band, and pop music, on the Broadway stage a...

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Charles "The Methodist Founder" Wesley (1707 - 1788)

Charles Wesley (18 December 1707 – 29 March 1788) was an English leader of the Methodist movement, son of Anglican clergyman and poet Samuel Wesley, the younger brother of Anglican clergyman Joh...

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Reba Rambo McGuire MP

Reba Rambo McGuire is a Grammy and Dove award-winning Christian singer and songwriter. Biography At the age of 12, Reba started singing with her father and mother, Buck and Dottie Rambo, as t...

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Howard "Happy" Goodman (1921 - 2002)

The Happy Goodman Family was a Southern Gospel group that was founded in the 1940s by Howard "Happy" Goodman and performed together for several decades. The Happy Goodmans achieved significant popula...

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Vestal Goodman MP (1929 - 2003)

Vestal Goodman (December 13, 1929 – December 27, 2003) was a singer who performed in the Southern Gospel genre for more than half a century. She is known both as a solo performer and as a foun...

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Danny Gaither (1938 - 2001)

Danny Gaither (November 20, 1938 - April 6, 2001), was a gospel music singer from Alexandria, Indiana and an original member of the world-famous Bill Gaither Trio. As the founding tenor of th...

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Johnny Cash MP (1932 - 2003)

Johnny Cash , born John R. Cash , (February 26, 1932 - September 12, 2003) was a Grammy Award-winning American country singer-songwriter. Cash is widely considered to be one of the most influential Ame...

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Vince Gill MP

Vincent Grant "Vince" Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He has achieved commercial success and fame both as frontman to the country rock b...

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Dolly Rebecca Parton MP

Brentwood, Williamson, Tennessee, United States

Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, author, multi-instrumentalist, actress and philanthropist, best known for her work in country music. She is one of the m...

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Amy Lee Grant MP

Amy Lee Grant (born November 25, 1960) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, author, media personality and actress, best known for her Christian music. She has been referred to as "The Queen of...

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June (Carter) Cash (1929 - 2003)

Valerie June Carter Cash (born Valerie June Carter on June 23, 1929 – May 15, 2003) was an American singer, dancer, songwriter, actress, comedienne and author who was a member of the Carter Fa...

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Gloria Lee Gaither MP

Gloria Gaither (born March 4, 1942) is a Christian songwriter, author, speaker, editor, and academic. She is the wife of Bill Gaither and also sang in the Bill Gaither Trio, one of the most influenti...

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Bill Gaither MP

) William (Bill) J. Gaither is an American singer and songwriter of southern gospel and Contemporary Christian music. Besides having written numerous popular Christian songs with his wife, Gloria, he...

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Joan Chandos Baez MP

Joan Chandos Baez is an American folk singer, songwriter and activist. Baez has a distinctive vocal style, with a strong vibrato. Her recordings include many topical songs and material dealing with soc...

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Celine Marie Claudette Dion MP

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Celine Dion is the all-time, best-selling Canadian recording artist. Biography Céline Marie Claudette Dion, OC OQ (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian Grammy and Juno award winning pop singer...

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Max Bruch MP (1838 - 1920)

Max Christian Friedrich Bruch (6 January 1838 – 2 October 1920), also known as Max Karl August Bruch, was a German Romantic composer and conductor who wrote over 200 works, including three violi...

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Arnold Schoenberg MP (1874 - 1951)

Arnold Schoenberg (pronounced [ˈaːɐ̯nɔlt ˈʃøːnbɛɐ̯k]; 13 September 1874 – 13 July 1951) was an Austrian co...

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Neil Diamond MP

Website Neil Diamond Discography Neil Leslie Diamond (born January 24, 1941) i s the third most successful Adult Contemporary vocal artist ever , ranking behind only Barbra Streisand and Elton Jo...

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Bob Dylan MP

wikipedia - Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman ; Hebrew name: Shabtai Zisel ; May 24, 1941) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, music producer, artist, and writer. He has been an influentia...

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Barbra Streisand MP

She is an American singer, actress, director and songwriter. She has won two Academy Awards, nine Grammy Awards, four Emmy Awards, a Special Tony Award, an American Film Institute award, and a Peabody ...

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Josh Groban MP

Joshua Winslow "Josh" Groban (born February 27, 1981) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, actor, and record producer. His four solo albums have been certified at least multi-platinum, and in 20...

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Luciano Pavarotti MP (1935 - 2007)

Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI (12 October 1935 – 6 September 2007) was an Italian operatic tenor, who also crossed over into popular music, eventually becoming one of th...

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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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Perry Como MP (1912 - 2001)

‪Perry Como: A Biography   Google Books Pierino Ronald "Perry" Como (May 18, 1912 – May 12, 2001) was an American singer and television personality. Como has the distinction of h...

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