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History of Celtic Rock Music

Celtic rock is a music sub-genre that falls under a folk-rock. It is a form of Celtic fusion that mixes…

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One-Hit Wonders: Just Us

Introduction Chip Taylor (real name James Wesley Voight, most known for penning songs such as “Wild Thing”; also the brother…

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One-Hit Wonders: Dexys Midnight Runners

Introduction Dexys Midnight Runners are best known as one hit wonders especially in the United States, through their single “Come…

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One-hit Wonders: Barry McGuire

Introduction Barry McGuire is a rock and contemporary Christian singer-songwriter and musician known for his only #1 hit, the protest…

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Artist Biography: Brewer & Shipley

  Introduction Mike Brewer and Tom Shipley are members of the folk duo Brewer & Shipley who are known for…

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The Life and Music of Gene Cotton

Introduction Gene Cotton was an American pop/folk singer and songwriter born  in Columbus, Ohio in 1944  but later moved to…

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The Music Career of Dean Friedman

Introduction to Dean Friedman Dean Friedman (born in 1955 in Paramus, New Jersey) is an American singer-songwriter best remembered for…

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Burl Ives, the Beloved American Entertainer

Introduction Burl Ives (1909 – 1995) was an American entertainer, with a career that spanned in over sixty years. He…

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Introduction to Rickie Lee Jones

Introduction: Rickie Lee Jones is an American singer-songwriter, musician and producer who covered many genres such as R&B, pop, soul…

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Bobby Gregg and His Friends

Introduction to Bobby Gregg and his Friends Bobby Gregg (born Robert J. Gregg in 1936 – died in 2014) was…

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One-Hit Wonders The Glencoves and Their Hit “Hootenanny”

Introduction to The Glencoves The Glencoves were a 60s music era folk/pop combo who came down to history as a…

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The Hillside Singers with “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing”

Introduction to The Hillside Singers 70s music era folk group and one hit wonders The Hillside Singers were originally assembled…

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The Music of The Bells

Introduction to The Bells The Bells were a late 60s to early 70s music era Canadian rock band formed in…

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The Bachelors and Their Music

  Introduction to The Bachelors The Bachelors were a three man trio from Dublin, Ireland who had several hit songs…

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Terry Gilkyson and the Easy Riders

Introduction to Terry Gilkyson and the Easy Riders Terry Gilkyson was an American folk singer-songwriter who had written or co-written…

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The Story and Music of Larry Groce

Introduction to Larry Groce Larry Groce (born in 1948, in Dallas, Texas) is an American singer-songwriter and now is a…

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Sammy Johns – “Chevy Van”

Introduction to Sammy Johns Although singer-songwriter Sammy Johns penned hit songs for other artists, he is best known for his…

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Biography of Jackson Browne

A little bit something about Jackson Browne Jackson Browne is an American folk and country singer-songwriter who has seen prominence…

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Tom Glazer – “On Top of Spaghetti”

Introduction Tom Glazer (1914-2003) was an American folk singer-songwriter and musician, mostly remembered for authoring the children song classic “On…

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Introduction to Heart: Ann and Nancy Wilson

Introduction Heart have remained one of the most commercially enduring groups in history, with sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson maintained…

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Friend and Lover – “Reach Out of the Darkness”

Short career summary of Friend and Lover Friend & Lover were a husband-and-wife folk duo consisting of Jim Post and…

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Biography of Don McLean

Early life and career Donald “Don” McLean was born in New Rochelle, New York in 1945. When he was younger…

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History of Janis Joplin

A summary of her short life and career Janis Joplin may have died at a young age of 27, but…

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Robert John – “Sad Eyes”

Introduction to Robert John Born Robert John Pedrick Jr. in 1946, Robert John is an American singer-songwriter possessing a falsetto…

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Introduction to Rita Coolidge

Introduction to Rita Coolidge The very versatile and Grammy Award-winning vocalist Rita Coolidge is known for her hit songs “We’re…

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Introduction to Jay Ferguson

Who is Jay Ferguson? Jay Ferguson is an American rock/pop singer and musician best known for his association with Spirit…

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History of Bobby Darin

A quick overview on Darin’s career Bobby Darin was an American singer-­songwriter and actor. In his time, Darin was considered…

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Gale Garnett – “We’ll Sing in the Sunshine”

Introduction to Gale Garnett Gale Garnett is a Canadian singer-songwriter, actress and novelist who is best known for her 1964…

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Stonewall Jackson – “Waterloo”

Introduction to Stonewall Jackson Stonewall Jackson is an American country/honky-tonk/folk singer and musician who was particularly known during the late…

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Introduction to Emmylou Harris

The peerless country lass Emmy Lou Harris in a summary… She has achieved numerous country chart-topping hits and countless awards…

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Richie Havens, a Folk Icon

Introduction to Richie Havens Richie Havens was an American folk rock/funk singer-songwriter and musician. All of his albums charted on…

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Who Is The Grass Roots?

Introduction The Grass Roots are an American psychedelic folk rock group hailing from Los Angeles, California. They became prominent between…

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Paul Simon – His Biography

Early life and career, and as member of Simon and Garfunkel Paul Simon was born in Newark, New Jersey in…

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James Taylor – His Biography

Early life James Taylor was born James Vernon Taylor on March 12, 1948 to a well-to-do family in Boston, Massachusetts.…

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Biography of Linda Ronstadt

Early life and career Singer-songwriter Linda Ronstadt’s ability to bridge many musical styles that even extend to Mexican/Latin and Cajun…

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The Life and Music of Andrew Gold

Introduction Andrew Gold (born Andrew Maurice Gold in 1951 – died in 2011) was a multi-talented singer-songwriter, musician (having played…

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Introduction to Folk Songstress Mary Hopkin

Hopkin’s career in summary Mary Hopkin is a Welsh folk singer principally known for her first hit single “Those Were…

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Introduction to Jose Feliciano

Jose Feliciano is a one of the few Latin American musicians to achieve mainstream success with his soulful, Latin rendition…

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Introduction to Donovan

Donovan’s career, at a glance Donovan is a Scottish folk and pop singer and guitarist, at first being dubbed as…

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Introduction to Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell’s early life and career Joni Mitchell was born Roberta Joan Anderson in Alberta, Canada on November 7, 1943.…

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Introduction to the Folk Legend, Jim Croce

Short career summary on Jim Croce Jim Croce’s career started in the mid-1960s with his first album Facets, which was…

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The Rock and Folk Legend Neil Young

One of the most influential singer-songwriters in the history of modern music Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young has one of the…

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The Iconic Bob Dylan

A short career summary on one of the greatest singers-songwriters of all time The legendary Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen…

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