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Jerry (Jerome) I Leiber MP (1933 - 2011)

Jerome "Jerry" Leiber (April 25, 1933 – August 22, 2011)[1] and Mike Stoller (born March 13, 1933) were American songwriting and record producing partners. Stoller was the composer and Leiber ...

8/24/2011 4/15/2015

Charles Strouse (born June 7, 1928) is an American composer and lyricist. Charles Strouse Charles Strouse photograph.jpg Charles Strouse Background information Born June 7, 1928 (age 86) Origin Ne...

7/1/2008 4/14/2015

Arthur Freed MP (1894 - 1973)

Arthur Freed (September 9, 1894 – April 12, 1973) was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He was a Jewish[1] American lyricist and a Hollywood film producer. Freed began his career as a song...

3/9/2009 4/12/2015

Harold Arlen MP (1905 - 1986)

"Harold Arlen"

Harold Arlen (February 15, 1905 – April 23, 1986) was an American composer of popular music, having written over 500 songs, a number of which have become known the world over. In addition to c...

10/10/2009 4/9/2015

Jerome "Jerry" Leiber (April 25, 1933 – August 22, 2011) and Mike Stoller (born March 13, 1933) were American songwriting and record producing partners. Stoller was the composer and Leiber the...

3/13/2007 4/8/2015

Loudon Snowden Wainwright III (born September 5, 1946) is an American songwriter, folk singer, humorist, and actor. Continue:

3/11/2009 1/2/2015

Sting MP

"Sting"

Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE (born 2 October 1951), known on stage as Sting, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor and philanthropist. He was principal s...

12/25/2014 12/26/2014

Burt F. Bacharach ( /ˈbækəræk/ bak-ə-rak; born May 12, 1928) is an American pianist, composer and music producer. He is known for his popular hit songs and compositio...

1/8/2009 11/26/2014

Thomas Wright Waller (1904 - 1943)

"Fats"

Not only was Fats Waller one of the greatest pianists jazz has ever known, he was also one of its most exuberantly funny entertainers -- and as so often happens, one facet tends to obscure the other....

12/25/2008 11/26/2014

Richard A. Whiting (1891 - 1938)

Richard Armstrong Whiting (November 12, 1891 – February 10, 1938) was an American composer of popular songs including the standards "Hooray for Hollywood", "Ain't We Got Fun?" and "On the Good...

11/23/2014 11/23/2014

Rida Johnson Young (1875 - 1926)

"Rida Johnson Young"

Rida Johnson Young (February 28, 1875 – May 8, 1926) was an American playwright, songwriter and librettist. In her career, Young wrote over thirty plays and musicals, and over 500 songs. She w...

11/21/2014 11/21/2014

Bob Seger MP

"Bob Seger"

Robert Clark "Bob" Seger (born May 6, 1945) is an American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist. As a locally successful Detroit-area artist, he performed and recorded as Bob Seger and the L...

11/16/2014 11/16/2014

Les Paul (1915 - 2009)

"Les Paul"

American Music Masters Moments: Les Paul YouTube Les Paul - Sleepwalk Les Paul & Mary Ford- Live Medley Les Paul - Chasing Sound! From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Les Paul

11/9/2014 11/9/2014

Nacio Herb Brown (1896 - 1964)

"Nacio Herb Brown"

Nacio Herb Brown (February 22, 1896 – September 28, 1964) was an American writer of popular songs, movie scores, and Broadway theatre music in the 1920s through the early 1950s. Biography ...

11/8/2014 11/8/2014

Barry Manilow (born Barry Alan Pincus; June 17, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter and producer. He is best known for such recordings as "Mandy", "Can't Smile Without You", and "Copacabana (At th...

11/10/2007 10/31/2014

Jay Livingston (1915 - 2001)

"Jabob Harold Livingston"

Jay Livingston (March 28, 1915 – October 17, 2001) was an American composer and singer best known as half of a songwriting duo with Ray Evans that specialized in songs composed for films. Livi...

2/29/2012 10/29/2014

Jay Gorney MP (1894 - 1990)

Jay Gorney (1894 - June 14, 1990) was a composer, songwriter ("Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?"), producer, author and teacher. Born as Abraham Jacob Gornetzsky in Białystok, Russia (now part of ...

10/17/2014 10/18/2014

Edgar Yipsel "Yip" Harburg MP (1896 - 1981)

"Isidore", "Yisroel"

Edgar Yipsel "Yip" Harburg (born Isidore Hochberg, Yiddish: איסידור הוכברג; April 8, 1896 – March 5, 19...

10/17/2014 10/18/2014

Jerry Ross MP (1926 - 1955)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jerry Ross Birth name Jerold Rosenberg Born March 9, 1926 Origin Bronx, New York City, U.S. Died November 11, 1955 (aged 29) Occupations Lyricist, composer ...

7/26/2014 10/17/2014

Carole King MP

"Carole King"

Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is a Grammy Award-winning American singer and songwriter. "It was 1971’s Tapestry that took King to the pinnacle .... It spoke personally to every one of ...

9/12/2008 9/24/2014

Johnny Green (1908 - 1989)

"Johnny"

Johnny Green (10 October 1908 – 15 May 1989) was an American songwriter, composer, musical arranger, and conductor. He was given the nickname "Beulah" by colleague Conrad Salinger. His most fa...

2/5/2014 8/31/2014

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...

8/11/2014 8/11/2014

Joe South MP (1940 - 2012)

"The Reverend"

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 ...

8/11/2014 8/11/2014

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...

7/24/2014 7/24/2014

Gordon Lightfoot, Canadian Bard MP

"Gord", "Gordie"

Toronto, Toronto Division, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Toronto Division, Ontario, Canada

note from CLE: Gordon has six children. The sixth childs name and mother remain undiscovered at this time.Gordon LightfootFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Gordon Lightfoot Birth nameGordon Meredit...

3/12/2014 5/23/2014

Howard Dietz (1896 - 1983)

Howard Dietz was a U.S. songwriter who wrote some 500 songs during his lifetime, many for Broadway. He is credited with creating the MGM Lion mascot, where he was in charge of publicity for over 30 y...

1/19/2012 11/17/2013

David Clayton-Thomas MP

"David Clayton - Thomas", "Lead Vocalist of Blood Sweat and Tears"

'David Henry Thomsett Whom we know publicly as ''''''David Clayton-Thomas Born 9/13/1941 in Surrey County, England,UK David grew up in WW II England with an abusive father and a kind mother. The ...

4/21/2013 4/22/2013

Keith Richards (born 18 December 1943) is an English musician, songwriter and founding member of the English rock band The Rolling Stones. Rolling Stone magazine said Richards had created "rock's gre...

5/25/2010 2/16/2013

Billy Rose MP (1899 - 1966)

"Billy Rose"

William "Billy" Rose (September 6, 1899 – February 10, 1966) was an American impresario, theatrical showman and lyricist. He is credited with many famous songs, notably "Me and My Shadow" (192...

12/31/2012 12/31/2012

Jack Norworth (1879 - 1959)

"Jack Norworth"

Profile photo: with Nora Bayes Jack Norworth (5 January 1879 - 1 September 1959) was a U.S. songwriter, singer and vaudeville performer. Norworth is credited as co-writer of a number of Tin P...

12/30/2012 12/30/2012

P. G. Wodehouse MP (1881 - 1975)

"P. G. Wodehouse"

Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse ( pronunciation (help·info)), KBE ; 15 October 1881 – 14 February 1975) was an English humorist, whose body of work includes novels, short stories, plays,...

3/30/2009 12/28/2012

Bob Dylan MP

"Bob Dylan", "Bob"

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...

7/28/2008 12/14/2012

Gerry Goffin MP (1939 - 2014)

Gerry Goffin (born Gerald Goffin, February 11, 1939, Brooklyn, New York) is an American lyricist. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 with former songwriting partner and first...

2/8/2010 9/5/2012

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...

7/7/2007 9/4/2012

Source: Mack David was born in New York City on July 5, 1912. He originally thought of becoming an attorney, and attended Cornell University and then St. John's University Law School. When his younge...

9/3/2012 9/3/2012

Hal David From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Hal David Birth name Harold Lane David Born May 25, 1921 New York City, New York, U.S. Died September 1, 2012 (aged 91) Los Angeles, California, U.S. G...

9/3/2012 9/3/2012

Henry C. Work (1832 - 1884)

Henry Clay Work (October 1, 1832 – June 8, 1884) was an American composer and songwriter. Biography He was born in Middletown, Connecticut, to Alanson and Amelia (Forbes) Work. His f...

9/2/2012 9/2/2012

Samuel A. Ward (1847 - 1903)

Samuel Augustus Ward (December 28, 1847 – September 28, 1903) was an American organist and composer. Born in Newark, New Jersey, Ward studied music in New York and became an organist at Grac...

9/2/2012 9/2/2012

Samuel Francis Smith (1808 - 1895)

Samuel Francis Smith (October 21, 1808 – November 16, 1895), Baptist minister, journalist and author, is best known for having written the lyrics to "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", which he enti...

9/2/2012 9/2/2012

George F. Root (1820 - 1895)

George Frederick Root (August 30, 1820 – August 6, 1895) was an American songwriter, who found particular fame during the American Civil War. Biography George Frederick Root was born...

9/2/2012 9/2/2012

Eben E. Rexford (1848 - 1916)

Eben Eugene Rexford (16 July 1848 - 18 October 1916) was an American writer and poet, and author of lyrics to popular and gospel songs. Born in Johnsburg, New York, he moved with his family to ...

9/2/2012 9/2/2012

James Lord Pierpont (CSA) MP (1822 - 1893)

James Pierpont (musician) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia James Lord Pierpont (April 25, 1822 - August 5, 1893) was an American songwriter, arranger, organist, and composer, best known for writ...

12/22/2010 9/2/2012

Carrie Jacobs-Bond (1862 - 1946)

Carrie Minetta Jacobs-Bond (August 11, 1862 – December 28, 1946) was an American singer, pianist, and songwriter who composed some 175 pieces of popular sheet music from the 1890s through th...

3/2/2009 9/2/2012

John Howard Payne MP (1791 - 1852)

John Howard Payne (June 9, 1791 – April 10, 1852) was an American actor, poet, playwright, and author who had most of his theatrical career and success in London. He is today most remembered...

7/3/2008 9/2/2012

Julia Ward Howe MP (1819 - 1910)

Julia Ward Howe, little known today except as author of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," was famous in her lifetime as poet, essayist, lecturer, reformer and biographer. She worked to end slavery, ...

9/23/2009 9/2/2012

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 —...

9/23/2008 9/2/2012

Paul Dresser (1857 - 1906)

"Johann Paul Dresser", "Jr."

Johann Paul Dresser, Jr. (Born Johann Paul Dreiser, Jr.; April 22, 1857 – January 31, 1906) was a popular American songwriter of the late 19th century and early 20th century. As a child and ad...

9/1/2012 9/1/2012

Howard Dietz (1896 - 1983)

American publicist, lyricist, and librettist. Served in the US Navy in World War I and became editor of their magazine, Navy Life. During World War II, he assisted the U.S. Treasury Department with the...

6/17/2007 9/1/2012

Matt Dennis (1914 - 2002)

Matt Dennis (February 11, 1914–June 21, 2002) was a singer, pianist, bandleader, arranger, and writer of music for popular music songs. He was born in Seattle, Washington. His mother was a...

9/1/2012 9/1/2012

Buddy DeSylva MP (1895 - 1950)

"Buddy De Sylva", "Buddy DeSylva", "Bud De Sylva", "Buddy G. DeSylva", "B.G. DeSylva"

George Gard "Buddy" De Sylva (1895-1950) was a prolific songwriter ("April Showers", "Button Up Your Overcoat", "Look for the Silver Lining", "California, Here I Come"), composer, producer, publisher a...

9/1/2012 9/1/2012

Reginald de Koven (1859 - 1920)

Henry Louis Reginald De Koven (April 3, 1859 – January 16, 1920) was an American music critic and prolific composer, particularly of comic operas. Biography De Koven was born in Middle...

9/1/2012 9/1/2012

Sam Coslow (1902 - 1982)

Sam Coslow (December 27, 1902 – April 2, 1982) was an American songwriter, singer, film producer, publisher, and market analyst. Coslow was born in New York City. He began writing songs as a...

9/1/2012 9/1/2012

Henry "Hank" R. Cosby (May 12, 1928, Detroit, Michigan – January 22, 2002, Detroit, Michigan) was an American songwriter and record producer for Motown. Although he worked with many of the...

9/1/2012 9/1/2012

Leonard Cohen Hallelujah A Song of Love and Memory for Leonard Cohen . . . “Though I let my heart get frozen,” Cohen sings, “to keep away the rot / my father says I...

1/9/2009 9/1/2012

Felice Bryant (1925 - 2003)

Country Musician/Songwriter. Born on August 7, 1925, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Felice began writing songs as a child. In 1945 at the age of 20 she met her husband Boudleaux Bryant when they formed a s...

8/31/2012 8/31/2012

Boudleaux Bryant (1920 - 1987)

Felice Bryant (August 7, 1925 – April 22, 2003) and Boudleaux Bryant (February 13, 1920 – June 25, 1987)[1] were an American wife and husband country music and pop songwriting team be...

8/31/2012 8/31/2012

Ralph Blane (1914 - 1995)

Ralph Blane (July 26, 1914 – November 13, 1995) was an American composer, lyricist, and performer. Life and career Born Ralph Uriah Hunsecker in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Blane was the...

8/31/2012 8/31/2012

William Billings (1746 - 1800)

William Billings (b. Boston, October 7, 1746 – d. Boston, September 26, 1800) was an American choral composer, and is widely regarded as the father of American choral music. Billings created...

8/31/2012 8/31/2012

Candide Overture: Leonard Bernstein conducting , Symphonic Dances - Part 1 (from West Side Story) , Symphonic Dances - Part 2 (from West Side Story) , Leonard Bernstein Leonard Bernstein (pronounce...

11/29/2010 8/31/2012

John Barry (1933 - 2011)

John Barry Prendergast, OBE (3 November 1933 – 30 January 2011) was an Oscar winning English film score composer. He was best known for composing 11 James Bond soundtracks and was hugely influen...

4/22/2010 8/31/2012

Ernest Roland Ball (1878 - 1927)

Ernest Roland Ball (July 22, 1878 – May 3, 1927) was an American singer and songwriter, most famous for composing the music for the song "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" in 1912. He was not himse...

11/2/2008 8/31/2012

Fred E. Ahlert (1892 - 1953)

Frederick Emil Ahlert (19 September 1892 – 20 October 1953) was an American composer and songwriter. He received a degree from Fordham Law School, but instead of pursuing a legal career he b...

8/31/2012 8/31/2012

Harold Campbell Adamson (1906 - 1980)

Harold Adamson was born on December 10, 1.906 in Greenville, New Jersey, and grew up in New York City. He attended public elementary and high schools, and then went to the University of Kansas and Ha...

8/31/2012 8/31/2012

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", ...

9/17/2011 8/29/2012

James Vernon Taylor , born March 12, 1948 American singer-songwriter and guitarist. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Taylor was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. Taylor achieved h...

1/2/2012 8/29/2012

Jerome David Kern MP (1885 - 1945)

Jerome David Kern was an American composer of popular music. He wrote around 700 songs, including such classics as "Ol' Man River", "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man", "A Fine Romance", "Smoke Gets in Your ...

7/3/2007 8/29/2012

Ira Gershwin MP (1896 - 1983)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Ira Gershwin Background information Birth name Israel Gershowitz Also known as Israel Gershvin Arthur Francis Born December 6, 1896(1896-12-06) Ne...

11/15/2010 8/29/2012

Duke Elllington MP (1899 - 1974)

"Duke Ellington", "the Duke"

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist, and big-band leader. Ellington wrote over 1,000 compositions. In the opinion of Bob Blumenthal ...

4/1/2012 8/29/2012

Sir Noel Coward MP (1899 - 1973)

Sir Noël Peirce Coward (16 December 1899 – 26 March 1973) was an English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, known for his wit, flamboyance, and what Time magazine called ...

4/27/2009 8/29/2012

Eric Patrick Clapton is an English blues-rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. Clapton has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo performer, as well as a member of rock ...

4/8/2010 8/29/2012

He is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor. He became a naturalized US citizen in 1990. Anka first became famous as a teen idol in the late 1950s and 1960s with hit songs like "Diana'", "Lonely B...

6/15/2010 8/29/2012

Brian Douglas Wilson (born June 20, 1942 in Inglewood, California) is an American musician, best known as the leader and chief songwriter of the rock group The Beach Boys. Within the band, Wilson pla...

1/13/2009 8/29/2012

Hank Williams (1923 - 1953)

"Hank Williams", "Luke The Drifter", "Hiram Williams"

An American singer-songwriter and musician regarded as among the greatest country music stars of all time. Hank Williams (September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953), born Hiram King Williams, was...

6/6/2007 8/29/2012

Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born 22 March 1948), properly styled and widely known as The Lord Lloyd-Webber, is a British composer and impresario of musical theatre. He is an English ...

7/6/2010 8/29/2012

Bruce Springsteen MP

New Jersey, United States

New Jersey, United States

In his long, successful career, Bruce Springsteen has balanced many roles, including rock star, folk singer, song-writer, cultural icon, and social activist, as well as family man. An award-winning sin...

5/6/2008 8/29/2012

John Philip Sousa MP (1854 - 1932)

en.wikipedia... John Philip Sousa (/ˈsuːsə/;[1] November 6, 1854 – March 6, 1932) was an American composer and conductor of the late Romantic era, known particularly for A...

8/15/2012 8/29/2012

One of the most paradoxical figures in rock-and-roll history, Paul Simon exemplified many of the principles against which the music initially reacted. From his first big hit, “The Sounds of Sile...

10/22/2007 8/29/2012

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...

2/14/2010 8/29/2012

Marvin Moshe 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...

8/26/2011 8/29/2012

Richard Rodgers MP (1902 - 1979)

Richard Charles Rodgers (June 28, 1902 – December 31, 1979) was an American composer of music for more than 900 songs and for 43 Broadway musicals. He also composed music for films and televis...

11/24/2011 8/29/2012

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...

12/2/2009 8/29/2012

Cole Porter (1891 - 1964)

Cole Albert Porter (June 9, 1891 – October 15, 1964) was an American composer and songwriter. Born to a wealthy family in Indiana, he defied the wishes of his domineering grandfather and took ...

2/28/2012 8/29/2012

Dolly Rebecca Parton MP 100

Brentwood, Williamson, Tennessee, United States

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...

2/22/2011 8/29/2012

Roy Kelton Orbison, Sr. MP (1936 - 1988)

Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988) was an American singer-songwriter, well known for his distinctive, powerful voice, complex compositions, and dark emotional ballads. Orbiso...

6/7/2011 8/29/2012

Willie Nelson MP

"Dr Booger"

He is an American country singer-songwriter, author, poet, actor and activist. He reached his greatest fame during the outlaw country movement of the 1970s, and remains iconic, especially in American p...

10/21/2007 8/29/2012

Joni Mitchell MP

"Joni Mitchell"

Joni Mitchell , CC, (born Roberta Joan Anderson; November 7, 1943) is a Canadian musician, songwriter, and painter.[1] Mitchell began singing in small nightclubs in her native Western Canada and then...

9/27/2010 8/29/2012

Freddie Mercury MP (1946 - 1991)

"" ફારોખ બલ્સારા‌"", ""Freddie Mercury""

Another One Bites The Dust Freddie's Last Interview Freddie Mercury - The Untold Story Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara (Gujarati: ફારોખ બલ&#...

7/17/2011 8/29/2012

Johnny Mercer (1909 - 1976)

Composer and lyricist. He wrote over 1,100 songs. Wrote the lyrics and/or music to "Charade", "Come Rain or Come Shine", "Accentuate The Positive", "Autumn Leaves", "Goody Goody", "Hooray for Hollywood...

4/24/2009 8/29/2012

Sir Paul McCartney MP

"Paul McCartney", "Paul", "Baby Face"

Outside Peasmarsh, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom

Outside Peasmarsh, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom

Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE is an English singer-songwriter, poet, composer, multi-instrumentalist, entrepreneur, record and film producer, painter, and animal rights and peace activist. Formerly of ...

7/20/2007 8/29/2012

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...

7/6/2010 8/29/2012

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Loretta Lynn (born Loretta Webb; April 14, 1932) is an American country music singer-songwriter, author and philanthropist. Born in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky to a ...

11/9/2009 8/29/2012

Alan Jay Lerner MP (1918 - 1986)

Alan Jay Lerner (August 31, 1918 – June 14, 1986) was an American lyricist and librettist. In collaboration with Frederick Loewe, he created some of the world's most popular and enduring works...

2/29/2012 8/29/2012

John Lennon MP (1940 - 1980)

"great uncle john"

John Lennon achieved worldwide fame in the 1960s as a singer, songwriter and guitarist in one of the most successful bands of all time - The Beatles . He is credited as being the original and founding ...

4/23/2009 8/29/2012

Miss Peggy Lee MP (1920 - 2002)

"Peggy Lee"

Peggy Lee (1920 – 2002) was an American jazz and popular music singer, songwriter, composer, and actress in a career spanning six decades. From her beginning as a vocalist on local radio to sing...

3/31/2011 8/29/2012

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...

2/19/2009 8/29/2012

Francis Scott Key, Sr. MP (1779 - 1843)

Francis Scott Key was born on August 1, 1779, in western Maryland. His family was very wealthy and owned an estate called "Terra Rubra." When Francis was 10 years old, his parents sent him to grammar...

12/2/2007 8/29/2012

British singer, composer, and pianist Elton John was one of the most popular entertainers of the late 20th century, famous for his flashy clothes and string of hit records. In his four-decade career Jo...

4/22/2011 8/29/2012

William Martin "Billy" Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American musician and pianist, singer-songwriter, and classical composer. Since releasing his first hit song, "Piano Man", in 1973, Joel has become ...

2/28/2009 8/29/2012

Sir Mick Jagger MP

"Sir Michael Philip Jagger"

Swaggering, thick-lipped Brit Mick Jagger has been the lead singer and (along with guitarist Keith Richards) main songwriter for the consistently popular and influential rock band The Rolling Stones si...

8/19/2008 8/29/2012

Michael Jackson MP (1958 - 2009)

"The Gloved One", "Wacko Jacko", "Jacko", "King Of Pop", "MJ", "Mike", "King of Pop"

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.

8/17/2007 8/29/2012