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Introduction to Jan Hammer

  Jan Hammer (born on April 17, 1948 in Prague) was a Czech composer, pianist and keyboardist known for his…

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Life and Music Career of Vangelis

Introduction Vangelis is a Greek pianist, composer and arranger who received an Oscar for his score in the blockbuster movie…

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The Surfaris and Their Only Hit “Wipe Out”

Introduction The Surfaris were an American surf rock group originating from Glendora, California. They are best known for their Top…

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Don Everly and His Alias, Adrian Kimberly

Introduction “Adrian Kimberly” is actually the alias of Don Everly, of the famous vocal duo the Everly Brothers.  In the…

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The Life and Music of Archie Bleyer

Introduction to Archie Bleyer Successful American bandleader, song arranger and record company executive Archie Bleyer (June 12, 1909- March 20,…

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Percy Faith – The Pioneer of Easy Listening

Introduction to Percy Faith Percy Faith (born 1908 – died 1976) attempted to mollify the loud brass-dominated sound which was…

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Ferko String Band

Introduction to Ferko String Band The Ferko String band has become a Philadelphia legend, formed in the 1920s by Joseph…

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Dick Jacobs and His Orchestra

Introduction to Dick Jacobs and his Orchestra Dick Jacobs was a New York-born musician, orchestra leader, conductor and arranger.  He…

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Davie Allan (and The Arrows)

  Introduction to Davie Allan Davie Allan learned to play guitar in high school where he met schoolmate Mike Curb…

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Cannonball Adderley – a Jazz Saxophone Legend

  Introduction to Cannonball Adderley Cannonball Adderley was born Julian Edwin Adderley on September 15, 1928 in Tampa, Florida.  He…

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The Story and Music of Charles Randolph Grean

Introduction to Charles Randolph Grean Charles Randolph Grean (born in 1913 – died in 2003) was an American composer and…

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Love Unlimited Orchestra and Their Hit “Love’s Theme”

Introduction to Love Unliimted Orchestra Singer Barry White and the all-girl trio Love Unlimited’s own backing band, The Love Unlimited…

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The Islanders and Their Hit “The Enchanted Sea”

Introduction to The Islanders The Islanders were a American one-hit wonder act from the 50s music era consisting of accordionist…

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The Life and Music of The Assembled Multitude

Introduction to The Assembled Multitude The Assembled Multitude was a 70s music era act and the brainchild of the late…

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The Life and Musical Works of Richard Hayman

  Introduction to Richard Hayman Richard Hayman (born on March 27, 1920) was an American conductor and arranger, having worked…

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Johnny and the Hurricanes

Introduction to Johnny and the Hurricanes Johnny and the Hurricanes were an instrumental rock and roll band hailing from Ohio.…

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Introduction to the Champs

Introduction to the Champs The Champs were an rock and roll combo, most fondly remembered for their instrumental track “Tequila”…

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Introduction to Don Costa

Introduction Don Costa was an American record producer and music arranger, known for his collaborations with Steve Lawrence and Eydie…

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One-Hit Wonders Apollo 100

Introduction Apollo 100 was a short lived 1972 group of studio musicians who were put together by multi-instrumentalist and arranger…

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