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Robert Hunter "Bobby" Caldwell (born August 15, 1951) is an American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who, despite a prolific musical output over his 30-year career, is still best known f...

5/19/2017 5/19/2017

James Stewart, 2nd Lord Doune MP (c.1568 - 1592)

"the Bonny Earl", "The Bonny Earl", ""The Bonny Earl"", "The Bonnie Earl of Moray", "Bonnie Earl of Moray"

James Stewart, 2nd Earl of Moray James Stewart (or Stuart), 2nd Lord Doune and 2nd Earl of Moray (c. 1565 – 7 February 1591/2[1]) was a Scottish nobleman, the son of James Stewart, 1st Lord Doune. Th...

6/25/2007 9/17/2015

Hugh de Quarmby MP (c.1325 - aft.1343)

Hugh de Quarmby was Lord of the Manor of Quarmby (Yorkshire) in the parish of Huddersfield, Agbrigg-division of Agbrigg and Morley, liberty of Wakefield; two miles from Huddersfield, 8 from Halifax. Po...

1/12/2014 8/9/2014

Mary Beaton MP (1543 - aft.1606)


Mary Beaton (1543–1598) was a Scottish noblewoman and an attendant of Mary, Queen of Scots. From Wikipedia Mary was born in 1543, the third of five children of Robert Beaton, 4th Laird of Criech ...

12/16/2008 7/7/2014

George Mercer MP (deceased)

Jack Haggerty I'm a heartbroken raftsman, From Greenville I came; All my virtue's departed With the lass I did fain. From the strong darts of Cupid I've suffered much grief; My heart's broke asunder,...

5/15/2014 5/21/2014

Anna Mercer MP (1855 - d.)

Jack Haggerty I'm a heartbroken raftsman, From Greenville I came; All my virtue's departed With the lass I did fain. From the strong darts of Cupid I've suffered much grief; My heart's broke asunder,...

5/15/2014 5/21/2014

Odetta MP (1930 - 2008)

Odetta (1930 – 2008) was an American singer, actress, guitarist, songwriter, and a human rights activist, often referred to as "The Voice of the Civil Rights Movement". Poet Maya Angelou once said ...

3/31/2011 5/19/2011

Karen Christenze Dinesen von Blixen-Finecke, Baroness MP (1885 - 1962)

"Tanne", "Tania", "Isak Dinesen", "Osceola", "Pierre Andrézel", "Karen Blixen"

1885-1962, forfatter. Skrev under flere pseudonymer: Isak Dinesen, Osceola, Pierre Andrézel, Tania Blixen, Peter Lawless. 17.4.1885 i Rungsted, Hørsholm sg., †7.9.1962 smst. Forældre: for...

10/5/2007 5/19/2011

Bertolt Brecht MP (1898 - 1956)

"Berthold", "Eugen", "Friedrich"

born as: Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht Bertolt Brecht (German pronunciation: [ˈbɛɐ̯tɔlt ˈbʁɛçt] ( listen); born Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht (help·info); 10 February 1898–14 August 1956)...

11/12/2007 5/19/2011

William Butler Yeats (pronounced /ˈjeɪts/; 13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939) was an Irish poet and dramatist, and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. A pillar of both the Irish and Br...

7/22/2010 5/19/2011

Mary De Morgan MP (1850 - 1907)

Mary de Morgan (1850–1907) was an English writer and the author of three volumes of fairytales: On A Pincushion (1877); The Necklace of Princess Fiorimonde (1880); and The Windfairies (1900). These vol...

5/6/2011 5/19/2011

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson MP (1809 - 1892)

"Alfred", "Lord Tennyson"

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson (6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892) was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom and is one of the most popular English poets. Much of his verse was based on classical myt...

6/16/2007 5/19/2011

Giovanni Boccaccio MP (1313 - 1375)

Giovanni Boccaccio (1313 – 21 December 1375) was an Italian author and poet, a friend, student, and correspondent of Petrarch, an important Renaissance humanist and the author of a number of notable wo...

4/28/2011 5/19/2011

Jacob Ludwig Karl Grimm MP (1785 - 1863)

Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm (also Karl; 4 January 1785 – 20 September 1863) was a German philologist, jurist and mythologist. He is best known as the discoverer of Grimm's Law, the author (with his brother...

10/23/2009 5/19/2011

Wilhelm Carl Grimm MP (1786 - 1859)

Wilhelm Carl Grimm (also Karl; 24 February 1786 – 16 December 1859) was a German author, the younger of the Brothers Grimm. Wilhelm Carl Grimm (also Karl;[a] 24 February 1786 – 16 December 1859) was ...

10/23/2009 5/19/2011

Sir Thomas Wyatt, MP MP (c.1503 - 1542)

"Wyat", "Wiat"

Sir Thomas Wyatt , Wyatt or Wiatt, born1503 died 11 October 1542 Married: Elizabeth Brooke Tomas and Elizabeth Brooke had six children: Thomas Wyatt the younger, who led a thwarted rebell...

10/20/2007 5/19/2011

Geoffrey Chaucer MP (1343 - 1400)

"Geoffrey /Chaucer/"

also some good info, stories and facts in here... Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1-20, 22 for Geoffrey Chaucer= Pgs 154-167 (his son Thomas is directly after it ) =====================...

5/3/2007 5/19/2011

William Shakespeare MP (bef.1564 - 1616)

"Shakspear", "Shakespear", "Shakspeare", "the Bard", ""the Bard""

William Shakespeare was the son of John Shakespeare, an alderman and a successful glover originally from Snitterfield, and Mary Arden, the daughter of an affluent landowning farmer. He was born in Stra...

11/27/2007 5/19/2011

Gustav Mahler MP (1860 - 1911)

Gustav Mahler (07 July 1860 – 18 May 1911). internationally celebrated Bohemian-born Austrian composer and conductor, Gustav Mahler, was best known during his lifetime as one of the leading orchestral ...

1/1/2010 5/19/2011

Arnold Schoenberg MP (1874 - 1951)

Arnold Schoenberg (pronounced [ˈaːɐ̯nɔlt ˈʃøːnbɛɐ̯k]; 13 September 1874 – 13 July 1951) was an Austrian composer, associated with the expressionist movement in German poetry and art, and leader o...

2/7/2009 5/19/2011

Richard Georg Strauss MP (1864 - 1949)

Richard Strauss: "Also sprach Zarathustra" op.30 ; Richard Strauss: Salome (magyar felirattal) ; The Best of Strauss ; “Aus Italien”, fantasia sinfonica op. 16 Richard Georg Strauss (11 June ...

11/14/2010 5/19/2011

Edvard Grieg MP (1843 - 1907)

Edvard Hagerup Grieg (1843-1907) komponist. Foreldre: Kjøpmann, visekonsul Alexander Grieg (1806–75) og musikkpedagog Gesine Judithe Hagerup (1814–75). Gift 11.6.1867 med sanger, sangpedagog og sin k...

9/24/2008 5/19/2011

Jacques / Jacob Offenbach MP (1819 - 1880)

"Jacob Eberst"

La Belle Helene - La Vita è Bella - Barcarolle , Orpheus in the Underworld Overture , "Orphée aux Enfers" Galop Infernal (Can can) , "La belle Hélène" Overture . Jacques Offenbach (20 June 18...

1/18/2008 5/19/2011

Richard Wagner MP (1813 - 1883)

Tristan und Isolde - Prelude , Die Walküre: "The Ride of the Valkyries" Act III (Boulez) , Flying Dutchman - Overture , Faust Overture , Parsifal Act I Prelude_1 .

12/22/2010 5/19/2011

George Harrison MP (1943 - 2001)

George Harrison was an English rock guitarist, singer-songwriter and film producer who achieved international fame as lead guitarist in The Beatles. Often referred to as "the quiet Beatle", Harrison em...

4/8/2010 5/19/2011

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 Silence,” i...

10/22/2007 5/19/2011

Johnny Cash MP (1932 - 2003)

"Johnny Cash", "J.R. Cash"

Johnny Cash , born J. R. Cash (Later changed name to John R. Cash ), (February 26, 1932 - September 12, 2003) was a Grammy Award-winning American country singer-songwriter. Cash is widely considered to...

12/25/2007 5/19/2011

Bobby Darin MP (1936 - 1973)

"Bobby Darin"

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...

2/8/2009 5/19/2011

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 5/19/2011

Elvis Aron Presley MP (1935 - 1977)

"Big E", "Big El", "Elvis the Pelvis", "The Hillbilly Cat", "The King", "The King of Rock 'n' Roll", "Alan (code name at Graceland)", "The Chief", "Crazy Tiger Man", "Mr. Dynamite", "Memphis Flash", "E.P.", "Tiger (Karate name)", "The Atomic Powered Singer", "Elvis", "Elvis Aaron P..."

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...

2/25/2007 5/19/2011

Frank Zappa MP (1940 - 1993)


Composer, guitarist, singer, and bandleader Frank Zappa was a singular musical figure during a performing and recording career that lasted from the 1960s to the '90s. His disparate influences included ...

7/14/2007 5/19/2011

Bruce Springsteen MP

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 5/19/2011

Bob Marley MP (1945 - 1981)

"Bob Marley", "Bobby Martell", "Tuff Gong"

Nesta Robert Marley, OM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981), more widely and commonly known as Bob Marley, was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician. He was the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist fo...

3/19/2009 5/19/2011

Joni Mitchell MP

"Joni Mitchell"

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

9/27/2010 5/19/2011

Nat King Cole MP (1919 - 1965)

Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American musician who first came to prominence as a leading jazz pianist. Although an accomplis...

4/3/2010 5/19/2011

Hank Williams MP (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 an Ame...

6/6/2007 5/19/2011

David 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 ...

7/9/2007 5/19/2011

Links "Jamaica Farewell" (original version on Youtube) - Harry Belafonte Harry Belafonte - A Site of Sites Harry Belafonte at Wikipedia Harry Belafonte AKA Harold George Belafonte at nndb B...

4/17/2008 5/19/2011

Mae West MP (1893 - 1980)

"Mary Jane West"

Mae West (1893–1980) was an American actress, playwright, screenwriter and sex symbol. For her contribution to the film industry, she has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1560 Vine Street in Hol...

1/2/2011 5/19/2011

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 singing wit...

3/31/2011 5/19/2011

Nina Simone MP (1933 - 2003)

"Nina Simone", "Priestess of Soul"

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 known ...

5/16/2011 5/19/2011