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Miles Davis

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Miles Davis

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Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century,Miles Davis was, together with his musical groups, at ...

Gene Autry

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Gene Autry

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Orvon Grover "Gene" Autry(September 29, 1907 – October 2, 1998) was an American performer who gained fame as a singing cowboy on the radio, in movies, and on television for more than three decades beginning in the early 1930s. Autry was also owner of a te ...

Skip James

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Skip James

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Nehemiah Curtis "Skip" James (June 9, 1902 – October 3, 1969)was an American Delta blues singer, guitarist, pianist and songwriter. Born in Bentonia, Mississippi, United States, he died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He first learned to play guitar fro ...

Ben Orr

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Ben Orr

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Benjamin "Ben" Orr (September 8, 1947 – October 3, 2000) was an American musician best known as a singer and bassist with the rock band the Cars. He sang several of their best known songs, including "Just What I Needed", "Bye Bye Love", "Moving In Stereo" ...

Janis Joplin

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Janis Joplin

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Janis Lyn Joplin (/ˈdʒɑːplɪn/; January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was a US singer-songwriter who first rose to fame in the late 1960s as the lead singer of the psychedelic/acid rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company, and later as a solo artist wit ...

Eddie Kendricks

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Eddie Kendricks

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Edward James Kendrick (December 17, 1939 – October 5, 1992), best known by the stage name Eddie Kendricks, was an American singer and songwriter. Noted for his distinctive falsetto singing style, Kendricks co-founded the Motown singing group The Temptatio ...

Johnny Kidd

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Johnny Kidd

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Johnny Kidd (born Frederick Albert Heath, 23 December 1935 – 7 October 1966) was an English singer and songwriter, the front man for the rock and roll band Johnny Kidd and the Pirates. He was one of the few pre-Beatles British rockers to achieve worldwide ...

Arthur Berger

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Arthur Victor Berger (May 15, 1912 – October 7, 2003) was an American composer who has been described as a New Mannerist. Born in New York City, of Jewish descent,[2] Berger studied as an undergraduate at New York University, during which time he joine ...

Edward Blackwell

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Edward Joseph Blackwell (October 10, 1929 – October 7, 1992) was an American jazz drummer born in New Orleans, Louisiana, known for his extensive, influential work with Ornette Coleman. Blackwell's early career began in New Orleans in the 1950s. He pla ...

Milt Jackson

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Milt Jackson

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Milton "Bags" Jackson (January 1, 1923 – October 9, 1999) was an American jazz vibraphonist, usually thought of as a bebop player, although he performed in several jazz idioms. He is especially remembered for his cool swinging solos as a member of the Mod ...

Connee Boswell

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Connee Boswell

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Constance Foore "Connee" Boswell (December 3, 1907, Kansas City, Missouri – October 11, 1976, New York City, New York) was an American female vocalist born in Kansas City but raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. With her sisters, Martha and Helvetia "Vet" Bo ...

Tex Williams

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Tex Williams

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Sollie Paul Williams (August 23, 1917 – October 11, 1985), known professionally as Tex Williams, was an American Western swing musician from Ramsey, Illinois. He is best known for his talking blues style; his biggest hit was the novelty song, "Smoke! Smok ...

John Denver

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John Denver

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Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997), known professionally as John Denver, was an American singer-songwriter, actor, activist and humanitarian, whose greatest commercial success was as a solo singer, starting in the 1970s. ...

Ricky Wilson

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Ricky Wilson

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Ricky Helton Wilson (March 19, 1953 – October 12, 1985) was an American musician best known as the original guitarist and founding member of rock band the B-52's. Born in Athens, Georgia, Wilson was the brother of fellow member Cindy Wilson. The B-52's wa ...

Gene Vincent

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Gene Vincent

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Vincent Eugene Craddock (February 11, 1935 – October 12, 1971), known as Gene Vincent, was an American musician who pioneered the styles of rock and roll and rockabilly. His 1956 top ten hit with his Blue Caps, "Be-Bop-A-Lula", is considered a significant ...

Big Moe

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Big Moe

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Kenneth Doniell Moore was born in Houston, Texas on August 20, 1974, and he grew up in southeast Houston.He graduated from Yates High School in 1992 and he was a former high school football star. As one of the founding members of the "Original Screwed ...

Freddy Fender

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Freddy Fender

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Freddy Fender (4 June 1937 – 14 October 2006), born Baldemar Garza Huerta in San Benito, Texas, United States, was an American Tejano, country and rock and roll musician, known for his work as a solo artist and in the groups Los Super Seven and the Texas ...

Leonard Bernstein

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Leonard Bernstein (/ˈbɜrnstaɪn/; August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the US to receive worldwide acclaim. According to music c ...

Bing Crosby

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Bing Crosby

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Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby, Jr. (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American singer and actor. Crosby's trademark warm bass-baritone voice made him the best-selling recording artist of the 20th century, having sold over one billion records, tapes, com ...

Edie Adams

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Edie Adams

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Edie Adams (April 16, 1927 in Kingston, Pennsylvania – October 15, 2008 in Los Angeles) was an American businesswoman, singer, Broadway, television and film actress, and comedienne. Adams, an Emmy and Tony Award winner, "both embodied and winked at the st ...

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