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Alice Coltrane

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Alice Coltrane

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Alice Coltrane, née McLeod (August 27, 1937 – January 12, 2007) was an American jazz pianist, organist, harpist, and composer, and the second wife of jazz saxophonist and composer John Coltrane. One of the few harpists in the history of jazz, she recorded ...

Andrew Gold

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Andrew Gold

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Andrew Maurice Gold (August 2, 1951 – June 3, 2011) was an American singer, songwriter, musician and arranger. His works include the US Top 10 single "Lonely Boy" (1977), as well as "Thank You for Being a Friend" (1978) and the UK Top Five hit "Never Let ...

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 ...

Bob Mayo

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Bob Mayo

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Bob "Bobby" Mayo (August 25, 1951 – February 23, 2004) was a session keyboardist and guitarist, perhaps best known for his work with Peter Frampton. Mayo was born in New York City, and grew up in Westchester County. He began studying music at the age o ...

Dale Hawkins

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Delmar Allen "Dale" Hawkins (August 22, 1936 – February 13, 2010) was a pioneer American rock singer, songwriter, and rhythm guitarist who was often called the architect of swamp rock boogie.Fellow rockabilly pioneer Ronnie Hawkins was his cousin. In 195 ...

Dinah Washington

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Dinah Washington

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Dinah Washington (born Ruth Lee Jones; August 29, 1924 – December 14, 1963), was an American singer and pianist, who has been cited as "the most popular black female recording artist of the '50s". Primarily a jazz vocalist, she performed and recorded in a ...

Doug Fieger

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Doug Fieger

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Douglas Lars "Doug" Fieger (August 20, 1952 – February 14, 2010) was an American singer-songwriter-musician. He was the lead singer of the rock band The Knack, and co-wrote "My Sharona", the biggest hit song of 1979 in the USA, with lead guitarist Berton ...

Isaac Hayes

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Isaac Hayes

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Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. (August 20, 1942 – August 10, 2008) was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and producer. Hayes was one of the creative forces behind the southern soul music label Stax Records, where he served both as an in-house songwriter and as ...

Jackie Brenston

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(August 24, 1928 or 1930 – December 15, 1979) was an American R&B singer and saxophonist, who recorded, with Ike Turner's band, the first version of the pioneering rock and roll song "Rocket 88". Brenston was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, United St ...

Jim Cherry

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Jim Cherry

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Jim Cherry was an American musician, most famous for being the bassist in the punk rock band Strung Out. His other musical credits include the guitar player in the band Pulley, and bassist/vocalist in the band Zero Down. Cherry was born James Paul Cher ...

Keith Moon

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Keith Moon

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Keith John Moon (23 August 1946 – 7 September 1978) was an English drummer who played with the English rock band the Who. He was noted for his unique style and his eccentric, often self-destructive behaviour. His drumming continues to be praised by critic ...

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 ...

Mia Zapata

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Mia Zapata

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Mia Katherine Zapata (August 25, 1965 – July 7, 1993) was the lead singer for the Seattle punk band The Gits. After gaining praise in the nascent grunge rock scene, Zapata was murdered in 1993 during the recording of The Gits second album. The crime we ...

Michael Jackson

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Michael Jackson

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Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actor and philanthropist.Called the "King of Pop",his contributions to music, dance, and fashionalong with his publicized personal life m ...

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 ...

Wynonie Harris

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Wynonie Harris

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Wynonie Harris (August 24, 1915 – June 14, 1969), born in Omaha, Nebraska, was an American blues shouter and rhythm and blues singer of upbeat songs, featuring humorous, often ribald lyrics. With fifteen Top 10 hits between 1946 and 1952, Harris is genera ...

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