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Brian connolly

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Brian connolly

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Brian Francis Connolly (5 October 1945 – 9 February 1997) was a British musician and actor, best known as the lead singer of the British glam rock band Sweet. Brian Connolly was born in 1945 (some early Sweet biographies claim he was born in 1949) in G ...

Dave Guard

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Dave Guard

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Donald David "Dave" Guard (October 19, 1934 – March 22, 1991) was an American folk singer, songwriter, arranger and recording artist. Along with Nick Reynolds and Bob Shane, he was one of the founding members of The Kingston Trio. Guard was born in San ...

Dickie Pride

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Dickie Pride (21 October 1941 — 26 March 1969), born Richard Charles Kneller, was a British rock and roll singer. He was one of Larry Parnes' stable of pop music stars, who did not enjoy as successful a career as most of his contemporaries. Pride was b ...

Donny Edward Hathaway

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Donny Edward Hathaway (October 1, 1945 – January 13, 1979) was an American jazz, blues, soul, and gospel vocalist and musician. Hathaway contracted with Atlantic Records in 1969 and with his first single for the Atco label, "The Ghetto, Part I" in early 1 ...

Dottie West

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Dottie West

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Dottie West (October 11, 1932 – September 4, 1991) was an American country music singer and songwriter. Along with her friends and co-recording artists Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn, she is considered one of the genre's most influential and groundbreaking ...

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 ...

Eric Griffiths

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Eric Ronald Griffiths (31 October 1940 – 29 January 2005, aged 64) was the guitarist in the original lineup of The Quarrymen until he left the group in the summer of 1958. Born in Denbigh, North Wales, to Liverpudlian parents, Eric's mother returned to L ...

George Scott III

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George Scott III (October 16, 1953 - August 5, 1980) was a bass player for several New York City bands during the No Wave era. He was a founding member of 8-Eyed Spy and the Raybeats, and he worked with James Chance and the Contortions, James White and th ...

Laura Nyro

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Laura Nyro

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Laura Nyro /ˈnɪəroʊ/ near-oh (October 18, 1947 – April 8, 1997) was an American songwriter, singer, and pianist. She achieved critical acclaim with her own recordings, particularly the albums Eli and the Thirteenth Confession (1968) and New York Tendaberr ...

Melvin Franklin

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Melvin Franklin

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David Melvin English (October 12, 1942 – February 23, 1995) better known by the stage name Melvin Franklin, or his nickname "Blue", was an American bass singer. Franklin was best known for his role as a member of Motown singing group The Temptations from ...

Nico

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Nico

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Nico (born Christa Päffgen; 16 October 1938 – 18 July 1988) was a German singer-songwriter, lyricist, composer, musician, fashion model, and actress who became famous as a Warhol superstar in the 1960s. She is known for her vocals on the Velvet Undergroun ...

Peter Tosh

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Peter Tosh

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Peter Tosh, OM (born Winston Hubert McIntosh; 19 October 1944 – 11 September 1987) was a Jamaican reggae musician. Along with Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer he was one of the core members of the band The Wailers (1963–1974), after which he established himsel ...

Richard Harris

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Richard Harris

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Richard St John Harris (1 October 1930 – 25 October 2002) was an Irish actor, singer, theatrical and song producer, film director and writer. He appeared on stage and in many films, appearing as Frank Machin in This Sporting Life, and King Arthur in the 1 ...

Thelonious Monk

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Thelonious Monk

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Thelonious Sphere Monk (October 10, 1917 – February 17, 1982) was an American jazz pianist and composer. Monk had a unique improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire, including "'Round Midnight", "Blue Monk", "St ...

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