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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

Percy Sledge MP (1940 - 2015)

Percy Tyrone Sledge (November 25, 1940 – April 14, 2015) was an American R&B, soul, gospel, and traditional rhythm and blues singer. He is best known for the song "When a Man Loves a Woman", a No. 1 hi...

2/2/2008 3/31/2016

William Guest MP (1941 - 2015)

Guest was an American R&B/soul singer, best known as a member of Gladys Knight & the Pips. He was Gladys Knight's cousin. Guest, along with the group, was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in ...

12/27/2015 12/28/2015

Gladys Knight MP

"Empress of Soul"

Gladys is an American recording artist, songwriter and actress. A seven-time Grammy Award-winner, she is best known for the hits she recorded during the 1960s and 1970s, for both the Motown and Buddah ...

2/28/2012 12/28/2015

Linda Jones MP (1944 - 1972)

Linda Jones (December 14, 1944 - March 14, 1972)[1] was an American soul singer with a strong gospel-influenced style. Biography Jones was born in Newark, New Jersey. She started singing in her f...

10/6/2015 10/6/2015

Jesse Lorenzo Belvin MP (1932 - 1960)

Jesse Lorenzo Belvin (December 15, 1932 – February 6, 1960) was an American R&B singer, pianist and songwriter popular in the 1950s, whose success was cut short by his death in a car crash aged 27. C...

10/6/2015 10/6/2015

Curtis Mayfield MP (1942 - 1999)

"The Gentle Genius"

Curtis Mayfield's Greatest Hits Full Album - Best Songs Of Curtis Mayfield Curtis Lee Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was a soul, R&B, and funk singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record ...

9/30/2015 9/30/2015

Billy Stewart MP (1937 - 1970)

Billy Stewart (March 24, 1937 – January 17, 1970) was an American musical artist, with a highly distinctive scat-singing style, who enjoyed popularity in the 1960s. Biography Stewart was 12 years...

9/25/2015 9/25/2015

Prince MP (1958 - 2016)


Prince Rogers Nelson (born June 7, 1958), known by his mononym Prince , was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor. He produced ten platinum albums and thirty Top 40 singles du...

2/14/2010 9/20/2015

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...

4/18/2015 4/18/2015

Yvonne Fair MP (1942 - bef.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 minor role...

4/18/2015 4/18/2015

Anita Pointer MP (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...

4/16/2015 4/16/2015

Ruth Pointer (born March 19, 1946)[1] is an American R&B singer, best known for being the eldest member of The Pointer Sisters. Biography The Pointer Sisters Main article: The Pointer Sisters ...

4/16/2015 4/16/2015

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...

4/16/2015 4/16/2015

June Pointer MP (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 Early life...

4/16/2015 4/16/2015

Janis 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 Holding C...

1/13/2009 4/16/2015

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...

1/24/2015 3/31/2015

Beyoncé Knowles MP

"Beyoncé Knowles Carter", "Beyonce Knowles"

New York, New York County, New York, United States

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...

12/22/2008 3/11/2015

Monica MP

"Monica", "Mo"

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. In 20...

12/7/2012 3/10/2015

Joni Sledge MP (1956 - 2017)

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...

3/2/2014 3/3/2014

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 ...

3/2/2014 3/3/2014

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 ...

3/2/2014 3/3/2014

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 ...

3/2/2014 3/3/2014

Cee Lo Green MP

"Cee Lo Green", "Gnarls Barkley"

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...

12/19/2012 12/19/2012

La Toya Jackson MP

Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Alternative current residence included Las Vegas, NV, USA

9/21/2007 11/14/2012

5/24/2011 11/14/2012

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, Trinidad and Tobago, and moved to th...

3/6/2012 3/6/2012

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/music franc...

2/1/2012 2/1/2012

Berry Gordy, Jr. MP

Palm Desert, CA, United States

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...

9/21/2007 11/21/2011

James Joseph Brown, Jr MP (1933 - 2006)

""The Godfather of Soul"", ""The Hardest-Working Man in Show Business""

) 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 century pop...

9/28/2011 9/28/2011

Phyllis Linda Hyman MP (1949 - 1995)

"Diva", "The Sophisticated Lady", "Queenie", "Ms. Phyllis", "Love Goddess", "Pepper", "Red"

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 Village,...

9/24/2011 9/25/2011

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.[2] Alth...

9/23/2011 9/23/2011

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 9/17/2011

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 born Fa...

9/16/2011 9/16/2011

Diana Ernestine Earle Ross MP

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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...

9/21/2007 7/26/2011

Etterlene "Bunny" DeBarge MP

Detroit, Wayne, MI, United States

Known as Bunny from the Motown produced group DeBarge.

6/5/2008 7/7/2011

Eldra Patrick "El" DeBarge MP

Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States

6/5/2008 7/7/2011

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 7/1/2011

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...

3/25/2007 7/1/2011

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...

9/21/2007 7/1/2011

Michael Jackson MP (1958 - 2009)

"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 7/1/2011

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...

6/10/2011 7/1/2011

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 6/28/2011

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...

6/9/2011 6/28/2011