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Jo Anne Neal MP (1937 - 2017)

Jo Anne was a whistler of Christian hymns.

11/6/2017 11/6/2017

William Cowper MP (1731 - 1800)

Wikipedia contributors. " William Cowper ." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. If you are interested in his works, download The works of William Cowper; his life, letters, and poems (1864) -------...

6/18/2014 3/17/2017

Reverend Clayton F. Derstine MP (1891 - 1967)

Derstine.- Clayton F., son of Mr. and Mrs. Mahlon Derstine, was born at Souderton, Pa., Aug. 17, 1891; died at his home in Kitchener, Ont., of a severe coronary attack, Aug. 31, 1967; aged 76 y. 14 d. ...

4/11/2015 2/11/2017

Charles F. McManaway, Jr. MP (1939 - 2017)


Charles served as sexton at St. Paul’s for many years. He was currently employed by Liberty Township where he faithfully maintained the cemeteries for years. During his life he served as song leader, t...

3/6/2013 1/8/2017

Sir Paul McCartney MP

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

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 10/27/2016

Ora O. Snyder, Jr. MP (1927 - 1994)


Pete retired in February 1990 as an industrial engineer after 39 years of service for the Tappan Company in Mansfield. He was a member of the Bellville Church of Christ, where he formerly had served th...

8/19/2016 8/19/2016

Alphus LeFevre MP (1912 - 1988)

Singer, songwriter, composer, arranger, pianist, accordianist, guitarist, and violinist - Was a member of The LeFevre Trio and The Bible Training School Quartet - Gospel Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

7/24/2016 7/24/2016

Eva Mae LeFevre MP (1917 - 2009)

"First Lady of Gospel Music"

Eva sang alto and played piano for The LeFevres, a group founded by her husband, Urias. Named the First Lady of Gospel Music, Eva went on to sing and play piano for 86 years. Throughout her career, s...

7/24/2016 7/24/2016

Urias LeFevre MP (1910 - 1979)

Founder and owner of the LeFevre Trio (later the Lefevres), Urias LeFevre was a force in Southern Gospel music for over 50 years. Originally singing with his brother Alphus and sister Maude, Urias marr...

7/24/2016 7/24/2016

John Wallace Fowler MP (1917 - 1994)

"Wally", "Mr. Gospel Music", "The Man with a Million Friends"

John Wallace Fowler (February 15, 1917 – June 3, 1994), better known as Wally Fowler, was an American Southern gospel music singer, manager, and music promoter and businessman. He founded the Oak Ridge...

7/24/2016 7/24/2016

Eugene Monroe Bartlett, Sr MP (1883 - 1941)

Skip Navigation Links Home / Browse / Bartlett, E. M. E. M. Bartlett (1885–1941) aka: Eugene Monroe Bartlett Sr. With the exception of his protégé, Albert E. Brumley, no other Arkansas figure contr...

11/19/2014 7/24/2016

Frank Ellsworth Graeff MP (1860 - 1919)

Graeff was a Methodist pastor, serving some of the leading churches in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Throughout the area, he was known as the Sunshine Minister for his optimistic attitude. His...

7/31/2014 6/3/2016

Enya MP

Enya (born Eithne Ní Bhraonáin, anglicised as Enya Brennan; 17 May 1961) is an Irish singer, instrumentalist, and songwriter.

4/18/2015 4/18/2015

Frederick Woodman Root MP (1846 - d.)

from: Frederick W. Root was a musician who wrote both hymn texts and one hymn melody found in the Christian Science Hymnal.

4/12/2015 4/12/2015

John Henry Hopkins MP (1820 - 1891)

John Henry Hopkins, Jr. (October 28, 1820 – August 14, 1891) was an American clergyman and hymnist, most famous for composing the song "We Three Kings of Orient Are" in 1857 (even though it does not ap...

12/13/2008 1/4/2015

William Walton MP (1902 - 1983)

Sir William Turner Walton OM In 1911 census living with Parents and Siblings at 93 Werneth Hall Road, Oldham, Lancashire From Wikipedia Sir William Turner Walton OM (29 March 1902 – 8 March 198...

1/3/2015 1/3/2015

John Dowland MP (c.1563 - 1626)

John Dowland From Wikipedia John Dowland (1563 – buried 20 February 1626) was an English Renaissance composer, lutenist, and singer. He is best known today for his melancholy songs such as "Come,...

1/3/2015 1/3/2015

Isaac Watts MP (1674 - 1748)

Isaac Watts (17 July 1674 – 25 November 1748) was an English hymnwriter, theologian and logician. A prolific and popular hymnwriter, he was recognised as the "Father of English Hymnody", credited with ...

8/26/2012 1/2/2015

Jonathan Edwards Spilman MP (1812 - 1896)

Jonathan Edwards Spilman (15 April 1812 – 23 May 1896) was a Kentucky lawyer, minister, and composer. While at Transylvania Law School, 1837, he wrote the music for Robert Burns' Flow gently, sweet Aft...

5/5/2009 1/2/2015

Conrad Franz Xaver Gruber MP (1787 - 1863)

Franz Xaver Gruber (25 November 1787 – 7 June 1863), was an Austrian primary school teacher and church organist in the village of Arnsdorf, who is best known for composing the music to Stille Nacht (Si...

1/24/2013 1/1/2015

Benjamin Russell Hanby MP (1833 - 1867)

"Benjamin Russel Hanby"

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 Nelly G...

3/1/2013 1/1/2015

Charlotte Elliott MP (1789 - 1871)

Charlotte Elliott wrote the well known-hymn, "Just As I Am" in 1835.

12/14/2014 12/14/2014

Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka MP (1804 - 1857)

Russlan and Ludmilla (Overture) Valse-fantasie (V. Gryaznov. ) A Life for the Tsar, "Overture" Viola Sonata em Ré Menor, I - Allegro Moderato Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka (Russian: Михаи́л Ива́но...

3/8/2012 9/30/2014

John Kenneth Tavener MP (1944 - 2013)

John Tavener From Wikipedia Sir John Kenneth Tavener (28 January 1944 – 12 November 2013) was a British composer, known for his extensive output of religious works, including The Protecting Veil,...

6/26/2010 9/13/2014

Grandpa Jones MP (1913 - 1998)

"Grandpa Jones"

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 the Co...

11/1/2011 5/21/2014

Ira D. Sankey MP (1840 - 1908)

"The Sweet Singer of Methodism", "middle name probably David after his father David Ira"

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 28, 1840 – August 13, 1908...

9/3/2012 3/30/2014

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 Singer...

10/29/2011 2/10/2014

George Coles Stebbins MP (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 ...

3/12/2008 10/12/2013

"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...

1/17/2011 10/12/2013

William Pierson Merrill MP (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."

11/19/2008 10/11/2013

Lowell Mason MP (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...

1/27/2011 10/11/2013

Joseph Perry Holbrook MP (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".

2/26/2011 10/11/2013

Thomas Hastings MP (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...

1/27/2011 10/11/2013

Phillips Brooks MP (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...

12/12/2010 10/11/2013

William Batchelder Bradbury MP (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.

2/20/2009 10/11/2013

Horatius Bonar, Min. of North Church, Kelso MP (1808 - 1889)

""The prince of Scottish hymn writers""

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 for Sc...

10/6/2011 10/11/2013

Leonard Cohen, CC GOQ MP (1934 - 2016)

Leonard Cohen, Master of Meanings Leonard Cohen (1934 - 2016) Hallelujah Leonard Cohen’s new 2016 album A Song of Love and Memory for Leonard Cohen

1/9/2009 9/10/2013 ; 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...

6/12/2008 1/22/2013

Rabbi Avraham Yaakov Friedman, 1st Sadigura Rebbe MP (1819 - 1883)

"Sadigurer Rebbe"

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 Judaism. It...

8/24/2007 1/10/2013

M S Subbulakshmi MP (1916 - 2004)

Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi (Tamil: மதுரை சண்முகவடிவு சுப்புலட்சுமி, Madhurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi ? 16 September 1916 – 11 December 2004), also known as M.S., was a renowned Carnatic ...

9/29/2009 1/7/2013

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...

11/10/2008 12/19/2012

Lata Mangeshkar (Marathi: लता मंगेशकर; born September 28, 1929) is a singer from India. She is one of the best-known and most respected playback singers in India. Mangeshkar's career started in 1942 an...

10/12/2009 12/18/2012

Bono Vox MP

"Bono Vox"

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...

6/12/2012 11/30/2012

Madonna MP

"Nonnie", "MDNA", "Madge", "Mo", "Esther", "The Queen of Pop", "Maddy", "Material Girl", "Queen of Reinvention", "M"

Source: Wikipedia 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 mot...

3/25/2007 11/28/2012

Tennessee 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:...

1/7/2009 11/28/2012

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...

6/19/2008 11/27/2012

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, ...

1/22/2011 11/27/2012

Maria Callas MP (1923 - 1977)

"Maria Meneghini Callas", "Sophia Cecelia Kalos", "Μαρία Άννα Σοφία Καικιλία Καλογεροπούλου", "Anna Maria Sofia Cecilia Kalogeropoulou", "Maria Callas", "CALAS"

Maria Callas (Greek: Μαρία Κάλλας) (December 2, 1923 – September 16, 1977) An American-born Greek soprano and one of the most renowned opera singers of the 20th century. She combined an impressive be...

10/23/2010 11/27/2012

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

From Wikipedia (English) : Frances Jane van Alstyne née Crosby (March 24, 1820 – February 12, 1915), more commonly known as Fanny Crosby, was an American mission worker, poet, lyricist, and composer....

8/31/2009 11/27/2012

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 and in c...

3/15/2012 11/27/2012

Charles Wesley MP (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 John Wesle...

4/9/2009 11/27/2012

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...

9/3/2012 11/27/2012

Howard "Happy" Goodman MP (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...

9/4/2012 11/27/2012

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 founding me...

9/4/2012 11/27/2012

Danny Gaither MP (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...

9/4/2012 11/27/2012

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 11/27/2012

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...

9/4/2012 11/27/2012

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...

2/22/2011 11/27/2012

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...

9/4/2012 11/27/2012

June Carter Cash MP (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 Family an...

12/25/2007 11/27/2012

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...

9/4/2012 11/27/2012

) 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...

9/4/2012 11/27/2012

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...

9/13/2010 11/26/2012

Céline Dion MP

Las Vegas, Clark County, 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 and oc...

3/25/2007 11/26/2012

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 violin conce...

4/29/2012 11/26/2012

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 11/26/2012

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...

4/30/2011 11/26/2012

Bob Dylan MP

"Bob Dylan", "Bob"

Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman ; Hebrew name: Shabtai Zisel ; May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, artist and writer, and Nobel laureate. He has been influential in popular music and...

7/28/2008 11/26/2012

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 ...

2/10/2009 11/26/2012

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...

10/31/2008 11/26/2012

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 the most commerc...

9/10/2011 11/26/2012

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 11/26/2012

Perry Como MP (1912 - 2001)

"Perry Como"

‪Perry Como: A Biography   Google Books Perry Como's “Kol Nidre” Jewish Journal Article

9/27/2011 11/26/2012