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Sammy Strain MP

Sammy Strain, who was a member of both Little Anthony and the Imperials and the O'Jays.[3] Strain is one of the few artists in music history that is a double Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, having...

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Yvonne Fair MP (1942 - 1994)

Yvonne Fair got her start as a latter-day member of the Chantels and the James Brown Revue. Signed to Motown in the early ’70s as a result of her work with Chuck Jackson, she appeared in a min...

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Anita Pointer (1948 - d.)

Anita Marie Pointer (born January 23, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and a member of The Pointer Sisters. Biography Anita was born in Oakland, California, United States. In 1969.[1] She q...

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Bonnie Pointer MP

Patricia Eva "Bonnie" Pointer (born July 11, 1950) is an American R&B and disco singer, most notable for being the next-to-youngest member of the 1970s and 1980s family music group, The Pointer Siste...

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June Pointer (1953 - 2006)

June Antoinette Pointer (November 30, 1953 – April 11, 2006) was an American pop/R&B singer and a founding member of the Grammy Award-winning vocal group The Pointer Sisters. Biography Ear...

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Janis Lyn Joplin MP (1943 - 1970)

Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an American singer, songwriter and music arranger. She rose to prominence in the late 1960s as the lead singer of Big Brother and the Ho...

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Aretha Franklin MP

Aretha Franklin is an American singer, songwriter and musician, active since 1956. Franklin has won 18 Grammy Awards and is one of the best selling female artists of all time, selling 75 million record...

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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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Monica MP

Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

Monica Denise Brown, simply known as Monica (née Arnold; born October 24, 1980), is an American singer, songwriter, producer, and actress. Monica has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide...

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Joni Sledge MP

Sister Sledge is an American musical group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, formed in 1971 and consisted of four sisters: Debbie Sledge (born July 9, 1954), Joni Sledge (born September 13, 1956), Kim S...

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Kim Allen MP

One of the sisters' most memorable dates was in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo), when they performed before 80,000 in a concert before the boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George ...

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Debbie Sledge MP

From Sister Sledge - Bold Soul Sisters "The way millions of young girls look up to artists like TLC today is the same way me and my friends viewed Sister Sledge back in the day--1980 to be exact. To ...

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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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Cee Lo Green MP

Thomas DeCarlo Callaway (born May 30, 1974) better known by his stage name Cee Lo Green, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and actor. Initially, he came to prominence as a memb...

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La Toya Jackson MP

Winchester, NV, USA

Alternative current residence included Las Vegas, NV, USA

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Mary J. Blige MP

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Nicki Minaj MP

Onika Tanya Maraj (born December 8, 1982), known by her stage name Nicki Minaj ( /mɪˈnɑːʒ/), is a Trinidadian-born American musician. She was born in Saint James, T...

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Don Cornelius MP (1936 - 2012)

Donald Cortez "Don" Cornelius (September 27, 1936 – February 1, 2012) was an American television show host and producer who is best known as the creator of the nationally syndicated dance/musi...

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Berry Gordy, Jr. MP

Palm Desert, CA, USA

Berry Gordy, Jr. is an American record producer, and the founder of the Motown record label, as well as its many subsidiaries. Gordy reinvested his songwriting success into producing. In 1957, he dis...

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James Joseph Brown, Jr MP (1933 - 2006)

) James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and recording artist. He is the originator of funk music and is a major figure of 20th cent...

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Phyllis Linda Hyman MP (1949 - 1995)

Phyllis Linda Hyman (July 6, 1949 – June 30, 1995) was an American soul singer and actress. Early years Phyllis Hyman was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and grew up in the St. Clair V...

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Vesta Williams MP (c.1963 - 2011)

Mary Vesta Williams (December 1, 1957 – September 22, 2011) was an American R&B singer. Originally credited as Vesta Williams, she was sometimes simply billed as Vesta from the 1990s onwards.[...

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Bill Withers MP

William Harrison "Bill" Withers, Jr. (born July 4, 1938) is an American singer-songwriter and musician who performed and recorded from 1970 until 1985. Some of his best-known songs are "Lean on Me", ...

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Nick Ashford MP (1941 - 2011)

Nickolas Ashford (May 4, 1941 – August 22, 2011)[1][2], and Valerie Simpson (born August 26, 1946), were a husband and wife songwriting/production team and recording artists.[3] Ashford was ...

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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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Etterlene "Bunny" DeBarge MP

Detroit, Wayne, MI, USA

Known as Bunny from the Motown produced group DeBarge.

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Eldra Patrick "El" DeBarge MP

Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Nina Simone MP (1933 - 2003)

Dr. Nina Simone was born 21 February 1933 in Tryon, North Carolina and died 21 April 2003 in Carry-le-Rouet, Bouches-du-Rhône, France . Her birth name was Eunice Kathleen Waymon and she was also...

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Donna Summer MP (1948 - 2012)

LaDonna Adrian Gaines (born December 31, 1948), known by her stage name, Donna Summer, is an American singer/songwriter who gained prominence during the disco era of the 1970s. Summer is a five-time Gr...

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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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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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Bobby Sanders MP (1943 - 2007)

Bobby Sanders was born Jerome Lenoir, in St. Louis, Missouri. He left St. Louis for New York City as a boy of 11 years old. He ended up living with an aunt in Brooklyn, NY. He began his remarkable, v...

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Lionel Brockman Richie MP

Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. is an American singer, songwriter, record producer who has sold more than 100 million records. Back as a student in Tuskegee, he formed a succession of R&B groups in the m...

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Tina Turner MP

Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock; November 26, 1939) is an American singer and actress whose career has spanned more than 50 years. She has won numerous awards and her achievements in the rock musi...

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