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Artist Profile: Pink Floyd

Formed in 1965 in London, Pink Floyd was a rock band that became popular from London’s underground music scene in…

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Artist Profile: Chicago

Formed in Chicago, Illinois, in 1967. Chicago was a rock band that was originally named Chicago Transit Authority. They began…

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Artist Profile: Toto

Formed in 1977 in Los Angeles, California, Toto is a rock band that is currently composed of David Paich on…

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Artist Profile: Sonic Youth

Formed in New York, City in 1981, Sonic Youth was a rock band that was composed of Kim Gordon on…

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Artist Profile: Tina Turner

Born Anna Mae Bullock, Tina Turner is the iconic singer, songwriter, and actress who was responsible for the hit songs…

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Artist Profile: Motley Crue

Formed in Los Angeles, California in 1981, Motley Crue is a rock band that is composed of Tommy Lee on…

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Artist Profile: Scorpions

Formed on 1965, Scorpion is a German rock band that is composed of Rudolf Schenker on rhythm guitar, Herman Rarebell…

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Artist Profile: Cyndi Lauper

Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper or popularly known as Cyndi Lauper is a singer, songwriter, and actress who has been in…

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Artist Profile: Pixies

Formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1986, Pixies are an alternative rock band that was composed of Joey Santiago on lead…

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Artist Profile: The Go-Go’s

Formed in Los Angeles, California in 1978, The Go-Go’s is an American new-wave band that became famous in the early…

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Artist Profile: Thompson Twins

The Thompson Twins was a British new wave/ mainstream pop group that was formed in 1977. They gained popularity in…

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The Best Alternative Bands in the 1980s

During the 1980s, alternative music meant anything that mainstream radio would not play, which was mostly anything back then. If…

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Whitesnake

Formed by former Deep Purple member, David Coverdale in 1978, Whitesnake was an English rock band that is consist of…

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Van Halen

Formed in Pasadena, California in 1972, Van Halen is a hard rock band that is composed of David Lee Roth…

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Tears for Fears

Formed by British musicians Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith in 1981, Tears for Fears was founded after Smith’s and Orzabal’s…

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The Pretenders

Formed in Hereford, England in March of 1978, The Pretenders is an American-British rock band that is composed of Chrissie…

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The Human League

Formed in Sheffield, England in 1977, The Human League is an English synth-pop band that rose to fame because of…

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INXS

Originally known as the Farris Brothers in 1977, INXS (pronounced as “in excess”) is an Australian band that is consist…

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The Cure

Formed in 1976 in Crawley, West Sussex, The Cure is an English rock band that experienced a lot of line-up…

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Simple Minds

Formed in 1977 in Glasgow, Simple Minds is a Scottish rock band that is currently composed of Jim Kerr on…

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Wham!

Considered to be one of the most successful pop artist of the 80’s, Wham! Is an English duo composed of…

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Talking Heads

Formed in 1975 in New York City, Talking Heads was an American rock band that is comprised of David Byrne…

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The Police – An Iconic Rock Band

The Police was a British rock band from London that was formed in 1977. They played a style of rock…

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Pet Shop Boys

Formed in London in 1981, Pet Shop Boys is an English synth-pop duo that is consist of Chris Lowe and…

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R.E.M

Formed in Georgia in 1980, R.E.M is an American rock band that is composed of Bill Berry as the drummer,…

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New Order

Formed in 1980, New Order is an English rock band that was composed of Stephen Morris on drums, Bernard Summer…

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Men at Work

Formed in 1979, Men at Work are an Australian rock band with Colin Hay on lead vocals, Ron Strykert on…

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AC/DC

History and Career AC/DC is one of the most influential hard rock bands from the 70’s, they are one of…

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Culture Club

Culture Club was an English new wave band that is composed of Boy George on lead vocals, Jon Moss on…

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Def Leppard

Def Leppard is an English rock band formed by a group of teenagers from Sheffield England in 1977. The band…

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Depeche Mode

Formed in Basildon, Essex in the 80’s, Depeche Mode is an electronic band that had more than 50 songs that…

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70s Music

Diana Ross

Born on March 26, 1994. Diana Ross is one of the most successful American singers and artists of all time.…

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80s Music

Dire Straits

Formed in London in 1977, Dire Straits is an English rock band that is composed of  David Knopfler on rhythm…

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80s Music

Eurythmics

This British duo consists of Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart was formed  in the New South Wales city of…

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Huey Lewis and the News

Formed in San Francisco, California, Huey Lewis and the News had several hits during the 1980’s and early 1990’s. They…

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Introduction to Howard Jones – An 80’s Pop Icon

Born in Southhampton on February 23, 1995, Howard Jones is a British singer and songwriter. He was once described as…

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Craziest Rock and Pop Hairstyles of the 80s

From time to time there are hairstyles that become popular whether it be the afro, cornrows, dreadlocks, liberty spikes, mohawks,…

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80s Music

The Pointer Sisters – So Excited

The Pointer Sisters are an American versatile pop and R&B singing group who came from Oakland, California. It was during…

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Entertainment, Movies and Books

Classic Pop Songs That Remind You of Summer

It seems that summertime has inspired a lot more songs than any other season. Whether it’s about love, heartache or…

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80s Music

Biography of Michael Jackson

Introduction Michael Jackson (August 29, 1958-June 25, 2009) is one of the most famous superstars in the world. The “King…

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60s Music

Herman’s Hermits

Introduction Herman’s Hermits are one of the popular acts to come out of the British Invasion and the of “beat…

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70s Music

Introduction to Celebration (featuring Mike Love)

Introduction Celebration was a short-lived group formed by Beach Boys’ Mike Love during the 70s music era, as his side…

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Introduction to Joe Barry

Introduction Joe Barry was an American swamp pop singer hailing from Louisiana, known for his only big hit and now-oldies…

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Introduction to Jimmy Elledge

Introduction: Jimmy Elledge (1943-2012) was an American country singer and musician from the 60s music era. He is primarily known…

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John Fred and His Playboy Band

Introduction John Fred and his Playboy Band was a pop and blue-eyed soul group led by John Fred Gourrier (1941-2005).…

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Introduction to Johnny Ferguson

Introduction Johnny Ferguson (born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1937) is an American country and pop singer-songwriter from the 60s music…

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One-Hit Wonders: Joe Jones

Introduction Joe Jones was an American R&B singer-songwriter, who was responsible with forming the all-girl group The Dixie Cups.  His…

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60s Music

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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70s Music

One-Hit Wonders: John and Ernest

Introduction John & Ernest were another of those “one hit wonder” acts, who scored short-termed popularity via the Top 40…

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Introduction to Bill Medley

Bill Medley (born William Thomas Medley on September 19, 1940 in Sta. Ana, California) is an American singer and songwriter…

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80s Music

Introduction to A-Ha

  A-Ha, the synthpop group from Oslo, Norway, achieved brief popularity in the 80’s music era with “Take On Me”…

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Music Legends: Ray Charles

Introduction Ray Charles was an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter and pianist who became one of the pioneers and most…

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80s Music

USA for Africa

Introduction USA for Africa was the all-star one hit wonders famous for their charity single “We Are the World” during…

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One-Hit Wonders: Toni Basil

Introduction Toni Basil is an American singer-songwriter, actress, dancer, choreographer and director whose song “Mickey” became a hit during the…

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80s Music

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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80s Music

One-Hit Wonder: Nena

  Introduction Nena was a German classic rock, post-punk and new wave group hailing from Berlin. The band was fronted…

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60s Music

One-Hit Wonder: Steam

Introduction Steam was a classic rock and pop band known for their only hit “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him…

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70s Music

One-hit Wonders: Carl Douglas

Introduction Carl Douglas is an R&B and pop singer-songwriter, recording artist and “one hit wonder” from Jamaica known for his…

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The Short Life and Career of Minnie Riperton

Introduction Minnie Riperton is most known for her 70s music era-hit “Lovin’ You” which features her very’ high “whistle register”…

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One-hit Wonder: The New Vaudeville Band

Introduction The New Vaudeville Band was a novelty group from England formed by songwriter Geoff Stephens. Their bright and cheerful…

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One-hit wonders: M

Introduction M was a new wave/synth pop “group,” a one-man project of English singer and musician Robin Scott. M gained…

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One hit wonders: Starland Vocal Band

Introduction Starland Vocal Band is a now-defunct American pop and country band, known for their biggest hit “Afternoon Delight” during…

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One-hit wonders: Shocking Blue

Introduction Shocking Blue is a now-defunct classic rock band from The Hague, Netherlands, known for their international hit single “Venus”during…

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80s Music

Artists Profile: Prince

Introduction Prince (born Prince Rodgers Nelson) is an American singer-songwriter and musician, known for his groundbreaking, eclectic style and flamboyant…

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80s Music

Artists Profile: George Michael

Introduction George Michael was an English singer-songwriter who rose to fame during the 80s music scene. His catchy post-disco dance…

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80s Music

Music Legends: Whitney Houston

Introduction Whitney Houston was an American singer, actress, film and record producer. She first rose to fame during the 80s…

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80s Music

Artists Profile: Lionel Richie

Introduction Lionel Richie is one of the most successful artists from the 80s music era, only to be eclipsed by…

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Artists Profile: Phil Collins

Introduction Phil Collins (born in London, England, 1951) is an English singer-songwriter and drummer, who were one of the most…

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80s Music

Artists Profile: Jon Bon Jovi

Introduction Jon Bon Jovi is an American rock and pop singer, songwriter and musician who is also the frontman of…

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80s Music

Artists Profile: Daryl Hall & John Oates (aka Hall & Oates)

Introduction Daryl Hall & John Oates aka Hall and Oates were one of the most popular acts during the late…

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60s Music

Artists Profile: Cathy Jean and the Roommates

Introduction to Cathy Jean and the Roommates Cathy Jean and the Roommates (sometimes spelled as “Roomates”) are a US vocal…

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80s Music

Music Legends: Madonna

Introduction Madonna is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actress, producer and businesswoman who became one of the iconic figures of…

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60s Music

Artist Biography: Cannibal and the Headhunters

  Introduction One of the pioneers of the Los Angeles’ “East Side Sound,” Cannibal and the Headhunters achieved their only…

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Artist Biography: Bram Tchaikovsky

Introduction Oldies music fans — especially classic rock enthusiasts in particular — may instantly remember Bram Tchaikovsky and his eponymous…

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Artist Biography: Barry de Vorzon & Perry Botkin Jr.

Introduction Barry De Vorzon (born in 1934) and Perry Botkin Jr. (born in 1933) are American composers and producers, both…

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60s Music

Artist Biography: Brook Benton

Introduction Brook Benton (1931-1988) was a prolific and successful R&B/pop/soul/rock and roll singer-songwriter who amassed several R&B as well as…

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Artist Biography: Bruce Channel

Introduction Bruce Channel is an American rock n roll/pop/country/rockabilly singer-songwriter known for his #1 pop hit “Hey! Baby” during the…

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70s Music

Artist Biography: The Bellamy Brothers

Introduction The Bellamy Brothers are an American pop and country duo who reached the peak of their career during 70’s…

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Boomer Castleman: One-Hit Wonder and Inventor

Introduction Boomer Castleman (1945-2015) was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, record producer and inventor hailing from Texas. Oldies music fans…

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70s Music

Burton Cummings’ Successful Musical Journey

Introduction Early life and start in the music business Singer-songwriter and musician Burton Cummings was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada…

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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 Short Life and Music Career of Bobby Bloom

Introduction for Bobby Bloom Former member of a doo-wop group The Imaginations in the early 1960’s, Bobby Bloom was born…

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Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans

Introduction to Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans were an American early…

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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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The Short Music Career of Kit Carson

Introduction to Kit Carson Kit Carson was an American singer in the 40s and the 50s music era; not much…

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The Four Freshmen

Introduction for The Four Freshmen The Four Freshmen are an American jazz vocal group which have had a long and…

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The Tremeloes

Introduction to the Tremeloes The Tremeloes are an English beat group who met the peak of their career during the…

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The Fifth Estate

  Introduction to The Fifth Estate The Fifth Estate is an American garage rock and pop band, formed during the…

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Gino and Gina

Introduction to Gino and Gina One-hit wonders Gino and Gina were a pop music duo who achieved their only hit…

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The Four Coins

Introduction The Four Coins were a doo-wop vocal group, popular in the 50s music era. The four-piece band consisted of…

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The Four Esquires

Introduction to The Four Esquires The Four Esquires had managed to chart three times throughout their short career, despite stiff…

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Introduction to Ann-Margret

  Introduction to Ann Margret Ann-Margret Olsson was born on April 28, 1941 in Valsjöbyn, Jämtland County, Sweden.  In 1946…

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The Life and Music of Tony Bellus

Introduction to Tony Bellus Tony Bellus (born Anthony Bellusci in Chicago, Illinois, 1936) is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (he…

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Jay and the Americans

  Introduction to Jay and The Americans Jay and The Americans are a pop group who first made waves in…

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The Life and Music of Eydie Gorme

  Introduction to Eydie Gorme Eydie Gorme was an American singer, most famously as part of Steve and Eydie as…

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The Colorful Life of Legend Eddie Fisher

Introduction to Eddie Fisher Eddie Fisher (born Edwin John Tisch in 1928 – died in 2010) was an American actor,…

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Teen Idols of the Past: Fabian

Introduction to Fabian Fabian (born Fabiano Anthony Forte in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1943) is an American entertainer who rose to…

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Introduction to Actor-Singer Eddie Hodges

Introduction to Eddie Hodges Eddie Hodges (born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, U.S.A. in 1947), is presently a mental-health counselor and a…

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70s Music

The Music of Edison Lighthouse

Introduction to Edison Lighthouse Edison Lighthouse is a British pop music group, formed by record producers Tony Macaulay and Barry…

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The Life and Music of Buzz Clifford

Introduction to Buzz Clifford Buzz Clifford is a pop singer-songwriter from Berwyn, Illinois. He started his recording career probably during…

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Bobby Hebb and His Famous Song “Sunny”

Introduction to Bobby Hebb Bobby Hebb (born in 1938 – died in 2010) was an American singer-songwriter best known for…

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The Doo-Wop Music of Billy and Lillie

Introduction to Billy & Lillie Billy and Lillie were a New York doo-wop/pop vocal duo who consisted of Billy Ford…

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70s Music

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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The Brief Music Career of Deane Hawley

Introduction to Deane Hawley Deane Hawley (born William Deane Hawley on December 18, 1937 – died 2002) was an American…

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Dion and the Belmonts

  Introduction to Dion and the Belmonts Dion and The Belmonts joined forces to be one of the leading American…

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Disco-Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes

Introduction to Disco-Tex and his Sex-O-Lettes Disco-Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes were founded by the flamboyant musician and performer Sir Monti…

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One-Hit Wonders Don Gardner and Dee Dee Ford

  Introduction to Don Gardner and Dee Dee Ford Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford were an American male-female duo…

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The Story and Music of The DeFranco Family (featuring Tony DeFranco)

Introduction The DeFranco Family featuring Tony DeFranco were a Canadian family of Italian heritage and a 1970s pop group hailing…

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60s Music

The Cowsills, a Successful Family Pop Group

  Introduction: The Cowsills is an American bubblegum pop-rock band formed during the 60s music era. They entirely composed of…

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The Crystals and Their Big Hits in the 1960s

  Introduction: The Crystals are an American pop and R&B vocal group formed in New York, one of Phil Spector’s…

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The Short Musical Career of Crazy Elephant

Introduction to Crazy Elephant Crazy Elephant is one of the several manufactured studio groups by the Kasenetz-Katz production duo during…

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70s Music

Climax and Their Only Hit “Precious and Few”

Who is Climax? Climax is a now-defunct American pop and classic rock band formed during the 70s music era. The…

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70s Music

One-Hit Wonders: Cymarron

Introduction: Cymarron is a now-defunct American soft rock band from the 70s music era. They achieved momentary fame through their…

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70s Music

One-Hit Wonders: Crabby Appleton

Introduction: Crabby Appleton is a now-defunct American pop-rock band from Los Angeles, California. Singer-songwriter Michael Fennelly (formerly of Millennium) founded…

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60s Music

One-Hit Wonders: Claudine Clark

Introduction: Claudine Clark is an American R&B singer born in Georgia but spent her formative years in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her…

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60s Music

The Story and the Music of “Little Miss Dynamite” Brenda Lee

Introduction to Brenda Lee Brenda Lee (birth name Brenda Mae Tarpley) is an American singer who was one of the…

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70s Music

The Story and Music of Crystal Gayle

Introduction to Crystal Gayle Crystal Gayle (born Brenda Gail Webb in 1951) is an American country and pop singer-songwriter whose…

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60s Music

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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60s Music

The Story and Music of Cathy Carr

Introduction The late traditional pop singer Cathy Carr (1936-1988) was a Bronx, New York native who started her entertainment career…

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Introduction to The Classics

Introduction The Classics are an all-white doo-wop vocal group hailing from Brooklyn, New York, and were led by Emil Stucchio…

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70s Music

Blue Swede and Their Hit Version of “Hooked on a Feeling”

Introduction Blue Swede is a short-lived Swedish classic rock and pop band hailing from Stockholm. They achieved fame via their…

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70s Music

Introduction to Rick Derringer

  Introduction: Rick Derringer (born Richard Zehringer in 1947) is an American singer and guitarist, specializing on classic rock and…

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70s Music

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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70s Music

The Story of Cliff DeYoung, Actor and Singer

Introduction to Cliff DeYoung Cliff DeYoung (born Clifford Tobin DeYoung in 1945) is an American actor, singer and musician, having…

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60s Music

Brian Hyland – Teen Idol of the 1960s

Introduction to Brian Hyland Brian Hyland (born 1943) is an American singer who achieved success in the 60s music era…

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Bonnie Guitar and Her Hit “Dark Moon”

Introduction to Bonnie Guitar Bonnie Guitar (born Bonnie Buckingham in 1923 in Seattle, Washington) is a country/pop singer, guitarist and…

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70s Music

Les Crane and His Hit Spoken Record “Desiderata”

Introduction to Les Crane Les Crane (1933-2008) was an American radio disc jockey, television personality, and a one-time recording artist,…

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70s Music

The Story and Career of Actress-Singer Cheryl Ladd

Introduction to Cherry Ladd Cheryl Ladd is an American actress and singer who became famous in 1970s for her role…

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60s Music

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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60s Music

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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60s Music

Bent Fabric and His Piano

Introduction to Bent Fabric and His Piano Bent Fabric (born Bent Fabricius-Bjerre in 1924 in Denmark) is a Danish pianist…

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60s Music

The Life and Music of the Dixie Cups

  Introduction to The Dixie Cups The Dixie Cups were one of the more well-known all-girl groups to ever emerge…

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Introduction to Barry and the Tamerlanes

Introduction to Barry and the Tamerlanes Barry and The Tamerlanes were a 60s music era pop-rock band created by 1950’s…

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70s Music

The Story and Music of The First Class

Introduction to The First Class The First Class was a studio project for singer-songwriter John Carter, formed in the UK.…

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60s Music

Thurston Harris and His Big Hit “Little Bitty Pretty One”

Introduction to Thurston Harris Thurston Harris (1931-1990) was an R&B and pop/rock singer whose claim to one-hit wonder fame was…

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The Life and Music of Toni Arden

Introduction to Toni Arden Toni Arden (born Antoinette Ardizzone) is a popular American singer who had many hit records during…

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60s Music

The Very Short Music Career of The Little Dippers

Introduction to The Little Dippers The Little Dippers were short-lived pop and easy listening outfit during the early 60s music…

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The Story and Music of The Equals

  Introduction to The Equals Deriving their name from the fact that the group was racially integrated, The Equals’ sound…

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The Short Career and Music of The Dixie Belles

Introduction to The Dixie Belles Dixie Belles were short-lived, 60s music era all-girl group originating from Memphis, Tennessee. They appeared…

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70s Music

The Delegates and Their Novelty Hit “Convention ’72”

Introduction to The Delegates The Delegates were a one hit wonder “group” from the 70s music era formed in Pittsburgh,…

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60s Music

The Dartells and Their Only Hit “Hot Pastrami”

Introduction to The Dartells were a short-lived 60s music era American rock and roll group formed in Oxnard, California in…

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60s Music

One-Hit Wonders The Ivy Three and Their Hit “Yogi”

Introduction to The Ivy Three The Ivy Three was an American pop group from the early 60s music era consisting…

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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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60s Music

The Hondells and Their Hit Single “Little Honda”

Introduction to The Hondells The Hondells were a 60s music-era American surf rock/pop group known for their 1964 Top 10…

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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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60s Music

The Four Lads and Their Numerous Hits in the 1950s

Introduction to The Four Lads One of the notable Canadian groups who made waves during the 50s music scene in…

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The Four Voices — A “One-Hit Wonder” of the 1950s

Introduction to The Four Voices were an R&B vocal group consisting  of Allan Chase, Sal Mayo, Bill McBride and Frank…

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70s Music

The Glass Bottle – “I Ain’t Got Time Anymore”

Introduction to The Glass Bottle The Glass Bottle was a now-defunct contemporary rock and pop group who rose fleetingly in…

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60s Music

The Cyrkle

Introduction to the Cyrkle The Cyrkle were an American pop rock band formed in Easton, Pennsylvania in the early 60s…

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The Four Preps

Introduction to The Four Preps The Four Preps are an American pop vocal group hailing from Los Angeles, California, where…

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The Music of The Cuff Links

Introduction to The Cuff Links The Cuff Links are American rock/bubblegum pop studio group headed by Ron Dante, who also…

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The Short Music Career of The Chicago Loop

Introduction to The Chicago Loop was a short-lived pop/rock band formed in Chicago, Illinois. The core members of the group…

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60s Music

The Five Blobs

Introduction to The Five Blobs The Five Blobs was the name of a group of session musicians assembled by musician…

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60s Music

One-hit Wonders The Chartbusters

Introduction to The Chartbusters The Chartbusters were a 60s music era rock and roll band hailing from Washington D.C. They…

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60s Music

One-Hit Wonders The Carefrees

Introduction to The Carefrees The Carefrees were a short-lived British all-girl group consisting of session vocalists Lynne Cornell (who was…

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70s Music

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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60s Music

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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70s Music

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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60s Music

One-Hit Wonders the Aquatones

Introduction to The Aquatones The Aquatones were a 50’s music era doo-wop group out of Valley Stream, New York.  They…

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60s Music

The Life and Music of The Arbors

Introduction to The Arbors The Arbors were a mid-60’s music era singing quartet made up of two sets of brothers,…

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The Story and Music of Dave Appell and The Applejacks

Introduction to The Applejacks The Applejacks were a recording group created by musician, songwriter, producer and arranger, Dave Appell, born…

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60s Music

The Music of The Angels

Introduction to The Angels The Angels were a New Jersey based 1960’s girl Group. They originally formed in 1961, by…

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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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Sunny Gale – The Forgotten Legend

  Introduction to Sunny Gale Sunny Gale (born Selma Sega on February 20, 1927 in Clayton, New Jersey) is a…

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The Love and Music of Steve and Eydie

  Introduction to Steve and Eydie Steve and Eydie were an American husband-and-wife singing duo, Steve Lawrence (birth name Sidney…

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Russell Arms and His Hit “Cinco Robles”

Introduction to Russell Arms Russell Arms (Russell Lee Arms, February 3, 1920 – February 23, 2012) was born in Berkeley,…

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Robert Knight with “Everlasting Love”

Introduction to Robert Knight Robert Knight is an American soul singer primarily known for his late 60s music era hit…

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Robin Luke with His Only Hit “Susie Darlin'”

Introduction to Robin Luke Los Angeles, California-born rockabilly singer Robin Luke may be considered a one-hit wonder through late 50s…

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Rocco Granata and His Surprise International Hit “Marina”

  Introduction to Rocco Granata Rocco Granata (born in Figline Vegliaturo, Italy in 1938) is an Italian-born Belgian accordionist, singer-songwriter,…

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Rod Lauren – “If I Had a Girl”

Introduction to Rod Lauren Rod Lauren (birth name Roger Lawrence Strunk) was an American actor and singer.  As a singer,…

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Renato Carosone — The Father of Canzone Napoletana

Introduction to Renato Carosone Renato Carosone was an Italian singer and pianist who is now considered one of the finest…

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70s Music

Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots and Their Disco Novelty Hit “Disco Duck”

Introduction to Rick Dees and his Cast of Idiots Rigdon Osmond “Rick” Dees III is an American radio and comic…

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Max Frost and the Troopers — Were They a Real Band or Not?

Introduction to Max Frost and the Troopers Many groups during the 60s music era were fictional and manufactured by the…

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Mark Dinning and His Only Hit “Teen Angel”

Introduction to Mark Dinning Mark Dinning was an American 50s music to 60s music era pop singer who will always…

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80s Music

The Life and Music of Marty Balin

  Introduction to Marty Balin Marty Balin (born Martyn Jerel Buchwald in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1942) is an American singer-songwriter…

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70s Music

The Short-Lived Career of Liz Damon’s Orient Express

Introduction to Liz Damon’s Orient Express Liz Damon’s Orient Express was an American easy-listening and international music band originating in…

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Los Bravos with Their Worldwide Hit “Black Is Black”

  Introduction to Los Bravos Los Bravos was a 60s music pop group hailing from Madrid, Spain.  They made waves…

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70s Music

The Short Music Career of LeBlanc and Carr

Introduction to Leblanc and Carr Good friends Lenny LeBlanc and Pete Carr were billed as LeBlanc and Carr, best known…

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Lee Dorsey – From Boxer to Singer

Introduction to Lee Dorsey Lee Dorsey was an American R&B and pop crooner who achieved successful recording career in the…

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Lady Flash – From Back-Up Vocalists to Recording Stars

Introduction to Lady Flash The vocal trio, called Lady Flash, were created as a backing  group for Barry Manilow in…

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Larry Finnegan, a One-Hit Wonder

Introduction to Larry Finnegan Larry Finnegan (born John Lawrence Finneran) was an American pop singer who will always be remembered…

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70s Music

The Story and Music of Lamont Dozier

Introduction to Lamont Dozier Lamont Dozier (born in 1941 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American songwriter, record producer and a…

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Entertainment, Movies and Books

Child Stars of The 1990s

If you were a 90s kid, you most surely know about many of the child stars from way back then. But…

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All Music

One Hit Wonders of the 60s

The 1960s is probably the most phenomenal decade when it comes to music — there’s the British Invasion, folk and…

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All Music

One Hit Wonders of the 1980s

The term “one-hit wonder” refers to an artist who enjoys a hit on the national US chart — most specifically…

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All Music

One Hit Wonders of the 1990s

For almost all artists, having a hit on the US Billboard charts (most importantly the Hot 100 or pop chart)…

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Joe Bennett and the Sparkletones

Introduction to Joe Bennett and The Sparkletones The Sparkletones were an American rock and roll and rockabilly combo, sometimes dubbed…

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Introduction to Keith Barbour

Introduction to Keith Barbour Keith Barbour (born January 21, 1941 in New York City) recorded a beautiful song in the…

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Introduction to Kenny Dino

Who is  Kenny Dino? Kenny Dino was an American singer who achieved short-term fame during the 60s music era. Born…

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The Story and Music of Ketty Lester

Introduction to Ketty Lester Ketty Lester is an American traditional pop/R&B singer and actress of the early 60s music era. …

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Kris Jensen and His Only Big Hit “Torture”

Introduction to Kris Jensen Kris Jensen will go down in history as one of the one-hit wonder acts in modern…

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One-hit Wonder Singer Joy Layne

Introduction to Joy Layne 50s music-era singer Sandy Duncan look-(and sound-) alike pop singer Joy Layne achieved her first and…

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Jimmy Bowen

  Introduction to Jimmy Bowen Jimmy Bowen (born in New Mexico in 1937) is a former singer and later songwriter…

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The Story and Music of Jo Ann Campbell

Introduction to Jo Ann Campbell Jo Ann Campbell is an American retired pop/R&B/country singer-songwriter, particularly active in the 50s music…

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The Short Music Career of Jon & Robin and the In-Crowd

Jon & Robin and the In-Crowd Jon & Robin were an American husband and wife musical duo hailing from Dallas,…

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The Story and Music of Joni James

  Introduction to Joni James Joni James is a 50s music era traditional pop singer known for her crystal-clear sweet…

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Jorgen Ingmann, the Guitarist from Denmark with a Global Hit

Introduction to Jørgen Ingmann Jørgen Ingmann (born 1925) is a Danish musician but best known as a guitarist who achieved…

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Jewel Akens and His Hit “The Birds and the Bees”

Introduction to Jewel Akens Jewel Akens was born on 9/12/1940 in Houston, TX.  He was a male and R&B singer…

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Jim Lowe and His Hit “Green Door”

Introduction to Jim Lowe Jim Lowe is an American singer-songwriter who is best known for the songs “Green Door,” “Talkin’…

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70s Music

The Story and Music of Jimmy “Bo” Horne

Introduction to Jimmy “Bo” Horne Jimmy “Bo” Horne (born in 1949 in West Palm Beach, Florida) is an American singer…

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The Story and Music of Joe Dowell

Introduction to Joe Dowell Joe Dowell (born in 1940 in Bloomington, Indiana) is a former pop singer from the 60s…

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James Gilreath and His Only Hit “Little Band of Gold”

Introduction to James Gilreath James Gilreath (or James William Gilreath or Jimmy Gilreath) was an American singer-songwriter and musician, born…

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Jay and the Techniques

Introduction to Jay and The Techniques One of the earliest known racially integrated bands, Jay & the Techniques’ material is…

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The Story and Music of Geoffrey Turton aka Jefferson

Introduction to Jefferson Geoffrey Turton is a Birmingham-born British singer who recorded under the stage name Jefferson during the 60s…

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The Story and Music of Jerry Keller

Introduction to Jerry Keller Arkansas-born Jerry Keller is a pop singer-songwriter, whose fleeting popularity occurred in the 50s music scene.…

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The History of Hugo and Luigi

Introduction to Hugo and Luigi Hugo and Luigi was a team of producers, consisting of cousins Hugo Peretti (b. 1916…

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The Tunesmith Horst Jankowski

Introduction to Horst Jankowski Horst Jankowski was a German pianist and instrumental composer, whose particular musical scope specialized in easy…

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70s Music

Classic Rock’s One-Hit Wonders: Hotlegs

Introduction to Hotlegs Hotlegs were an English pop/rock band who appeared fleetingly with a hit called “Neanderthal Man” in 1970.…

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The Music of the Hudson Brothers

Introduction to Hudson Brothers The Hudson Brothers were 70s music era pop group from Portland, Oregon. They consisted of Bill…

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Henry Gross and His Hit “Shannon”

Introduction to Henry Gross Henry Gross (born in 1951 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American singer and songwriter who…

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The Story and Music of Freddy Fender

Introduction to Freddy Fender Freddy Fender (born Baldemar Garza Huerta in 1937 – died in 2006) was a Mexican-American singer…

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The Story and Music of Gogi Grant

Introduction to Gogi Grant Gogi Grant (born Myrtle Aubrey Arinsberg in 1924) is an American singer and recording artist who…

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70s Music

The Music of George Baker Selection

  Introduction to George Baker Selection The 70s music group George Baker Selection was led by Dutch singer, guitarist, pianist…

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Fontella Bass – “Rescue Me”

Introduction to Fontella Bass Fontella Bass (born on July 3, 1940 in St. Louis, MO) was an American soul and…

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The Story and Music of Georgia Gibbs

Introduction to Georgia Gibbs Georgia Gibbs (born Frieda Lipschitz in 1919) was an 50s music era singer who had earned…

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Introduction to Gerry Granahan aka “Dicky Do’s and Dont’s”

Short career summary on Gerry Granahan Gerry Granahan (born in 1932 in Pennsylvania) is a 50s music-era singer-songwriter and record…

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History of Freddie and the Dreamers

Introduction to Freddie and the Dreamers Freddie and the Dreamers were a British beat/pop group in the 1960s, fronted by…

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The Story of Frank Gari

Introduction to Frank Gari Frank Gari (born Frank Daniel Garofalo in 1944) is an American singer-songwriter who achieved considerable fame…

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Introduction to Ferrante and Teicher

Short career summary Ferrante & Teicher were piano duettists consisting of Arthur Ferrante (1921-2009) and Louis Teihcer (1924-2008). Their light…

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Ernie K-Doe and his hit “Mother-in-Law”

Introduction to Ernie K-Doe Ernest Kador Jr., aka Ernie K-Doe, was an American R&B singer known for his hit song,…

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The Story of Earl-Jean

Introduction Earl-Jean (born Earl-Jean McCrea) is an American R&B and pop singer, whose sister is Darlene McCrea, one of the…

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Introduction to the Bar-Kays

Introduction To The Bar-Kays The Bar-Kays are a 1967 formed soul, R&B and funk group that went through a major…

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Introduction to Betty Johnson

Introduction Traditional pop/cabaret songstress and performer Betty Johnson was particularly active in the 50s music period.  Show business ran in…

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Introduction to Big Dee Irwin

 A short summary on Big Dee Irwin’s career Big Dee Irwin (born DiFosco T. Ervin Jr. in 1932 in Harlem,…

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70s Music

Classic Rock Profiles: Introduction to Ambrosia

Introduction Ambrosia is an American rock band from Southern California formed in 1970 and originally consisting of Joe Puerta, David…

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60s Music

The Five Americans – “Western Union”

A short introduction to the Five Americans The Five Americans are now fondly remembered for their snappy song “Western Union,”…

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One-hit Wonders The Flying Machine

Short introduction to the Flying Machine The Flying Machine were an English pop band active between the late 1960s to…

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70s Music

Introduction to Yvonne Elliman

Introduction Yvonne Elliman (born Yvonne Marianne Elliman in 1951) is an American singer who rose to fame through her song…

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Introduction to Kitty Kallen

Get to know Kitty Kallen at a glance Kitty Kallen is an American popular singer whose career is active in…

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Introduction to Snooky Lanson

Introduction Snooky Lanson was a Tennessee-born singer popular as one of the co-stars of the musical variety show Your Hit…

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70s Music

Introduction to Firefall

Firefall was once big in the 1970s charts with “You Are The Woman”…. Firefall is the name of an American…

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60s Music

Laurie London — The 13-Year Old Boy with a Big Hit in His Hands

Introduction Englishman Laurie London has been best known as a child crooner of the upbeat version of the spiritual tune…

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Peggy Lee – “Fever”

Introduction to Peggy Lee Peggy Lee is one of the most renowned figures in American entertainment history – she was…

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70s Music

History of Eric Clapton

Introduction to “Slowhand” Eric Clapton has been considered one of the greatest axemen of all time. He had been with…

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Introduction to Dean and Jean

Short career summary on Dean and Jean Dean & Jean were a short-lived R&B/pop/soul duo from Ohio. They recorded material…

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One-hit wonder The Jamies of “Summertime, Summertime” fame

A short introduction to The Jamies 1950s group The Jamies are known for their only major hit, “Summertime, Summertime.” The…

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60s Music

Biography of Trini Lopez

A short introduction Trini Lopez is a guitarist and singer who’s best known for his upbeat version of the folk…

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History of Julie London

Introduction Known for her sultry voice and sensual persona, Julie London was an actress and a singer. She was active…

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70s Music

Introduction to Vicki Lawrence

Who is Vicki Lawrence? Born Vicki Anne Axelrad, Vicki Lawrence is an Emmy-winning actress, comedienne, and singer, mostly known by…

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60s Music

Wilbert Harrison of “Kansas City” Fame

Introduction to Wilbert Harrison Wilbert Harrison (1929-1994) was an American R&B/rock and roll/pop singer-songwriter, pianist and guitarist, hailing from North…

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80s Music

Biography of Kim Carnes, the Classic Rock Diva

Introduction Kim Carnes is an American country and rock singer known for her raspy, throaty singing style, as well as…

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70s Music

David Geddes – “Run, Joey, Run”

Introduction to David Geddes David Geddes is a singer and sometime drummer/vocalist of the band The Fredric (who were alternately…

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Rick James, the Father of Punk Funk

Introduction to Rick James Rick James was an American singer-songwriter, produder and musician who popularized funk music particularly in the…

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Biography of Ivory Joe Hunter

Introduction Ivory Joe Hunter was an American singer-songwriter and pianist, covering in a number of genres that included R&B, blues,…

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70s Music

First Choice – “Armed and Extremely Dangerous” & “Doctor Love”

Short introduction First Choice were an American all-female vocal trio in 1971. They were a group with a lot of…

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One-hit wonders the Crescendos with their song “Oh, Julie”

Short introduction on the Crescendos The Crescendos were a short-lived American rock and roll group, originating from Nashville, Tennessee. Their…

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The Bell Notes – “I’ve Had It”

Introduction to the Bell Notes The Bell Notes were a 1950s-1960s American rock and roll band. Originating in Long Island,…

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Introduction to The Clique and Their Few Hits

Short introduction to The Clique The Clique is a US sunshine pop band, formed in Beaumont, Texas in the late…

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David and Jonathan – “Michelle”

Short introduction David and Jonathan is the name of the British musical duo consisting of professional partners Roger Cook and…

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King Harvest – “Dancing in the Moonlight”

American rock band King Harvest goes down to history as one of the countless one-hit wonders (despite the second and…

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Jimmy Castor – “Troglodyte”

Introduction to Jimmy Castor Jimmy Castor (1940-2012) was a former singer and funk/pop saxophonist. Castor’s first solo hit as a…

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The Music and Hits of Gary U.S. Bonds

Introduction Gary U.S. Bonds is an R&B/pop/rock and roll singer-songwriter and musician. Anderson, who was born in Florida, moved to…

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Keith and His Biggest 1960s Hit “98.6”

Introduction: Keith is an American pop vocalist. He started his recording career with Columbia Records, where he issued “Caravan of…

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Introduction to the Knickerbockers

Who are the Knickerbockers? A pop smash called “Lies” brought the New Jersey pop/rock group the Knickerbockers some fame during…

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Introduction to Vikki Carr

  Who is Vikki Carr? Vikki Carr is a Texan-born American singer, who achieved her only Top 10 hit single…

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Biography of Bonnie Lou

  Who is Bonnie Lou? Bonnie Lou, born Mary Jo Kath, is an American country, rock and roll and rockabilly…

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The Caravelles – “You Don’t Have to be a Baby to Cry”

Introduction The Caravelles have gone down to history as one-hit wonders through their 1963 pop hit “You Don’t Have to…

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Harpers Bizarre – “The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)”

Introduction Harpers Bizarre was an American band, whose sound belonged to the “sunshine pop” category which was popular in mid-1960s;…

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80s Music

The Buggles – “Video Killed the Radio Star”

Who are the Buggles? The Buggles are British new wave duo, best known for their hit single “Video Killed The…

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The Kingsmen and Their Classic Rock Record “Louie, Louie”

Who are the Kingsmen? The Kingsmen are a garage rock band in the 1960s mainly famous for their 1963 hit…

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Classic Rock Legends: History of The Who

Formation of The Who’s nucleus The classic lineup of the legendary English rock band The Who consisted of Roger Daltrey,…

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70s Music

Introduction to Orleans

Formation and early days Pop/soft rock group Orleans formed in New York City, New York in the early 1970s. The…

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70s Music

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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Brenda Holloway and Her Soul Brilliance

Short career summation on Brenda Holloway Brenda Holloway is an American singer-songwriter, and was a Motown Records artist during the…

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Jeanne Black – “He’ll Have to Stay”

Brief career summary on Jeanne Black Jeanne Black (Strange), is an American country and pop music songstress who scored a…

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Dick and Dee Dee – “The Mountain’s High”

Short career summation on Dick and Dee Dee Dick and Dee Dee are an American R&B/pop duo of singer-songwriters who…

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One-hit wonder Paul Dino and his single “Ginnie Bell”

Short career summary Paul Dino is a former American singer-songwriter and musician, who appeared fleetingly as a teen crooner in…

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Jill Corey – “Love Me to Pieces”

Introduction Jill Corey is a American traditional pop singer. She had been singing since she was younger and was already…

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The DeCastro Sisters – “Teach Me Tonight”

Introduction to the DeCastro Sisters The DeCastro Sisters were a 1950s Cuban-American traditional pop vocal trio consisting of sisters Peggy…

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Little Eva and her huge hit “The Loco-Motion”

Short career summary Little Eva was an American pop singer known for her song “The Loco-Motion.” When she was in…

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Dante and the Evergreens – “Alley Oop”

Introduction to Dante and the Evergreens Dante & the Evergreens were a late 1950s to early 1960s rock and pop…

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70s Music

Kiki Dee – “I’ve Got the Music in Me”

Introduction to Kiki Dee Kiki Dee (born Pauline Matthews in 1947) is a British singer. In the US, Dee became…

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The Dream Weavers – “It’s Almost Tomorrow”

Introduction to the Dream Weavers The Dream Weavers were a vocal pop group formed in Miami, Florida. They released a…

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The Hilltoppers – “Trying” and “Marianne”

Introduction to the Hilltoppers The Hilltoppers were an American traditional pop vocal group who had scored a lot of hits…

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Introduction to Steve Lawrence

Introduction to Steve Lawrence Singer and award-winning actor Steve Lawrence is probably remembered as a member of “Steve and Eydie”…

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Introduction to the Fleetwoods

The Fleetwoods’ career at a glance The Fleetwoods were a doo-wop/pop vocal group who achieved some measure of success as…

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Peggy King – “Make Yourself Comfortable”

Short introduction to Peggy King Peggy King is a traditional pop singer and television personality who was particularly active in…

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70s Music

Stephen Bishop – “On and On”

Introduction to Stephen Bishop Stephen Bishop (born in San Diego, California, 1951) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor, whose…

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60s Music

Who is Paul Evans?

Paul Evans’ career at a glance Paul Evans is an American rock ‘n roll/country singer-songwriter known for his two Top…

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70s Music

Introduction to Love Unlimited

Who was Love Unlimited? Love Unlimited was an R&B vocal group formed by Barry White. The all-girl trio (which comprised…

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Introduction to Miss Toni Fisher

Who is Miss Toni Fisher? Toni Fisher, aka Miss Toni Fisher, was an American singer; little is known of her…

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70s Music

Who is Lobo?

Introduction Lobo is a singer-songwriter born in Tallahassee, Florida. Starting his career playing with numerous bands like the Rumors (which…

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80s Music

Biography of Don Henley

  Don Henley’s success with the Eagles and his own solo career Don Henley (born Donald Hugh Henley in Gilmer,…

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60s Music

Introduction to Joe Tex

    Early life and music career Soul singer-songwriter Joe Tex was born Joseph Arrington Jr. in Rogers, Texas, in…

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70s Music

History of John Lennon, One of Classic Rock’s Icons

John Lennon – A Rock Icon John Lennon was an English musician, writer and artist, belonging to one of the…

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60s Music

James Darren – A Quintessential Performer

  Introduction: James Darren is an American singer/TV and movie actor. Born James William Ercolani, Darren had a teen idol…

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The Addrisi Brothers

The Addrisi Brothers’ career summary The Addrisi Brothers consisted of brothers Dick (Richard), and Don. As children Dick and Don…

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The Crew-Cuts and Their Cover Hits

  Short career summary The Crew-Cuts were an early 50s to early 60s Canadian pop vocal group, who also enjoyed…

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The Music and Harmonies of the 5th Dimension

  Introduction of the 5th Dimension The 5th Dimension are an American vocal group, formed in Los Angeles, California in…

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Introduction to Mindy Carson

Introduction Mindy Carson is an American traditional pop singer whose career spanned from the mid 1940s until the late 1950s.…

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The Brass Ring – “The Phoenix Love Theme (Senza Fine)”

Introduction to the Brass Ring The Brass Ring were a short-lived band in the 1960s who had scored minor hits:…

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80s Music

Classic Rock Profiles: Introduction to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

The band’s early days Heartland rock pioneers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers formed in Gainesville, Florida in the mid-1970s. The…

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Danny and the Juniors – “At the Hop”

Short introduction to Danny and the Juniors Danny & the Juniors were an American group best known for their 1957…

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The Cookies – “Don’t Say Nothin’ Bad (About My Baby)”

  Who are the Cookies? The Cookies were a 50s-60s all-girl R&B group originating from Brooklyn, New York. Aside from…

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The Walker Brothers – American stars in the UK

  A short introduction of the Walker Brothers More popular in the United Kingdom than in their homeland, the Walker…

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70s Music

History of The Jackson Five

Introduction to one of the greatest pop/R&B groups The Jackson Five (The Jackson 5, or the Jacksons) are an American…

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60s Music

The Easybeats – the “Australian Beatles”

  Get to know the Easybeats The Easybeats were an Australian rock and pop band, formed in Sydney in 1964.…

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Teddi King, Pop and Jazz Songstress

A short career introduction to Teddi King American jazz and pop singer Teddi King started her road to a singing…

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70s Music

Brotherhood of Man – UK Star Popsters in the 1970s

The Brotherhood Of Man are a British pop group formed 1969 by songwriter and producer Tony Hiller. Their first single…

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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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Introduction to Wayne Fontana

Who is Wayne Fontana? Wayne Fontana is a Manchester-born British singer of the rock and pop vein, and a founder…

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70s Music

Polly Brown – “Up in a Puff of Smoke”

Introduction to Polly Brown Polly Brown (sometimes spelled Browne) is a British singer known for her 1975 US Top 20…

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Tommy Facenda – “High School USA”

Introduction to Tommy Facenda Tommy Facenda was also known during his heyday as “Bubba” especially when he joined Gene Vincent’s…

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70s Music

Introduction to Paul Davis

Paul Davis life and music at a glance The late Paul Davis was an American singer-songwriter and musician. He achieved…

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60s Music

Mike Clifford – A One-Hit Wonder

Career summary Known for his 1962 pop hit “Close To Cathy,” American singer-songwriter Mike Clifford might well be included in…

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Introduction to the Kalin Twins

Career summary Twin brothers Hal and Herbie Kalin were a pop music duo called (what else?) The Kalin Twins. They…

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History of the Chordettes

Who are the Chordettes? Forever to be remembered for their hit song “Mr. Sandman,” The Chordettes are considered one of…

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70s Music

Classic Rock Profiles: Introduction to Steve Miller Band

Steve Miller’s early life and formation of his own band Steve Miller was born on October 5, 1943 in Milwaukee,…

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60s Music

Barry Gordon – “Nuttin’ for Christmas”

Introduction to Barry Gordon Barry Gordon is an American character actor, voice actor, talk show host and sometime recording artist.…

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70s Music

Terry Jacks – “Seasons in the Sun”

Who is Terry Jacks? Terry Jacks is a Canadian singer, songwriter and record producer. Born in Winnipeg on March 29,…

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60s Music

Introduction to Lulu

Who is Lulu? Lulu is a Scottish singer best known for her international hit “To Sir With Love” in the…

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70s Music

Introduction to Foghat

Foghat’s formation and early days Although the band’s sound was unmistakably American, all of the members of Foghat are actually…

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70s Music

Introduction to Electric Light Orchestra

Career summary Electric Light Orchestra or ELO was a British rock group known for its so-called “chamber rock” or “symphonic…

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70s Music

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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70s Music

History of Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart was born Roderick David Stewart on January 10 in Highgate, in North London. As he grew up, soccer…

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60s Music

Introduction to the Duprees

Who are the Duprees? The Duprees are an Italian-American doo-wop vocal group best known for their hit cover version of…

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60s Music

Introduction to Bert Kaempfert

Bert Kaempfert’s career at a glance German bandleader and songwriter Bert Kaempfert was one of the most successful figures in…

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Introduction to Adam Faith

From teen idol, actor and singer to businessman and finance journalist Adam Faith was a British singer, actor and later…

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Introduction to The Knack

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Introduction to the Commodores

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Robert John – “Sad Eyes”

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Introduction to Rita Coolidge

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Martin Denny – “The Father of Exotica”

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Mac Davis – “Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me”

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Patrick Hernandez – “Born to Be Alive”

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Marcie Blane – “Bobby’s Girl”

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The Hues Corporation – “Rock the Boat”

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The Happenings – “See You in September” and “I Got Rhythm”

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Tommy James and the Shondells – one of the most successful 1960s pop and rock groups Tommy James And The…

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Introduction to Jay Ferguson

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The Legendary Sammy Davis Jr.

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Gene and Debbe – “Playboy”

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David Essex – “Rock On”

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History of Bread

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Introduction to Bruce Springsteen

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The Story of the Dramatics

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Biography of Petula Clark

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Ringo Starr

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The 1950s Hitmakers, The Four Aces

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Pop and Country Hitmaker, Rusty Draper

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History of Bobby Darin

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Sonny James – “Young Love”

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The Life and Music of Rupert Holmes

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Biography of Johnny Burnette

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R.B. Greaves – “Take a Letter, Maria”

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The Dovells – “Bristol Stomp”

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Teresa Brewer – the Versatile Singer

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

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Richard Chamberlain – “Theme from Dr. Kildare (Three Stars Will Shine Tonight)”

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Morris Albert – “Feelings”

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One-hit Wonder Daddy Dewdrop with “Chick-A-Boom (Don’t Ya Jes Love It)”

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History of The Left Banke

Introduction Primarily best-known for the hit 1966 single “Walk Away Renee,” The Left Banke is an American pop band whose…

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Who is Leapy Lee?

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History of the Lettermen

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Biography of Tab Hunter – 1950s idol

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Biography of Carlos Santana

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History of Patsy Cline

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Jimmy Clanton: More Than Just a Teen Idol

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The Fortunes – “You’ve Got Your Troubles”

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Dale and Grace – “I’m Leaving It Up to You”

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Introduction to Vic Dana

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The Blackbyrds – “Walking in Rhythm”

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The Browns – “The Three Bells”

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Shorty Long – “Here Comes the Judge”

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Richard Harris, the Legendary Actor and Singer

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Introduction to Ray Anthony

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Johnny Cymbal – A Talented and Prolific Singer-Songwriter

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Biography of Billy Joel

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Biography of Donna Summer

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Introduction to the Staple Singers

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Introduction to Mac and Katie Kissoon

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Introduction to Joey Dee and the Starliters

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Biography of Barbara Mason

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Introduction to Tommy Leonetti

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The History of the Buckinghams

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The History of the Beau Brummels

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Biography of Ral Donner

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Paul Simon – His Biography

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Biography of Natalie Cole

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Stevie Wonder

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Introduction to the Eagles

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Shelby Flint – “Angel on My Shoulder”

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Introduction to Roy Hamilton

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Patty Duke – An Ace Actress and Sometime Singer

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Biography of Walter Egan

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James Taylor – His Biography

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Biography of Damita Jo

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Biography of Rufus Thomas

Born to entertain Oldies music fans could very well call Rufus Thomas an all-around entertainer. Aside from being a singer…

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Biography of Linda Ronstadt

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Biography of Johnnie Taylor

Taylor’s early career and association with Sam Cooke Johnnie Taylor might well be known especially for oldies music fans as…

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Introduction to Looking Glass

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The Detergents – “Leader of the Laundromat”

Introduction to the Detergents Specializing in comic parodies, the Detergents were a 1960s group whose record “Leader of the Laundromat”…

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The American Breed – “Bend Me, Shape Me”

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Introduction to Al Hibbler

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The Critters – “Mr. Dieingly Sad”

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Biography of Vic Damone

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Don Fardon – “Indian Reservation”

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Badfinger — The Godfathers of Power Pop

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The Castells – “Sacred”

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Mel Carter – “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me”

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Dale Hawkins – The Father of Swamp Rock Boogie

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History of Genesis

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Ed Ames — The Versatile Entertainer

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Ramsey Lewis — the Jazz Piano Master from Chicago

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Tennessee Ernie Ford – “Sixteen Tons”

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Introduction to Donnie Elbert

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Don Gibson, “The Sad Poet” of Country Music

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The History of Dobie Gray

Introduction Dobie Gray (born Lawrence Darrow Brown in 1940 – died in 2011) was an American R&B/soul/country/pop whose claim to…

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Dickie Goodman: The King of Novelty

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The Story of Dickey Lee

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Dino, Desi & Billy – Teen Idols for a Time

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The Story of Dave Loggins

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Introduction to Leif Garrett

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History of the Carpenters

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Introduction to Darrel Banks

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Kathy Linden – The Woman with a Childish Voice

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The Story and Music of Curtis Lee

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Introduction to Clarence “Frogman” Henry

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The Life and Music of Chris Bartley

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Introduction to Carl Dobkins Jr.

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Introduction to Bobby Hendricks

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History of Bobby Helms

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Introduction to Bobby Goldsboro

Introduction to Bobby Goldsboro Bobby Goldsboro (born on January 18, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter who has gotten recognition from…

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Introduction to Bobby Freeman

Introduction Bobby Freeman (born in 1940) is an American R&B/soul/pop singer-songwriter best remembered for his 1958 single “Do You Wanna…

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Introduction to Bob Kuban and the In-Men

Introduction Bob Kuban and the In-Men achieved their only huge hit via “The Cheater.”  Hailing from Missouri, he formed the…

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Introduction to Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods

Introduction Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods are an American pop group, formed in 1965 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Discovered by The…

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Introduction to Bill Hayes

Introduction Bill Hayes (born William Foster Hayes III in Harvey, Illinois in 1925) is an Emmy-award winning American actor and…

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One-Hit Wonders Apollo 100

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Albert Hammond and His Music

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Introduction to Al Hirt

Introduction Alois Maxwell Hirt or Al Hirt was an American trumpeter, born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1922. His reputation…

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Introduction to Joe Cocker

Introduction: Joe Cocker (1944-2014) was an English singer-songwriter and musician famed for his gritty voice and his impassioned and intense…

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Introduction to Hank Locklin

Introduction Hank Locklin was an American country singer-songwriter known for his long association with the record label RCA Victor, his…

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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 Argent

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Introduction to Alan Dale, the “Prince of Baritones”

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Introduction to the Chiffons

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Introduction to The Bangles

Introduction to one of the few successful all-girl rock acts The Bangles are an American all-girl rock group who won…

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Ray Conniff – The Great Pop Tunesmith

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Introduction to Folk Songstress Mary Hopkin

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Introduction to the Lovin’ Spoonful

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1960s Teen Idol, Lesley Gore

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Who is Julius LaRosa?

Julius LaRosa is a traditional pop singer and television and radio personality whose career started during the 1950s. A quick…

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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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Who Is John D. Loudermilk?

John D. Loudermilk may have scored very few hits of his own, but it was his songwriting where he became more successful. Music career overview John D. Loudermilk…

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Gary Lewis and the Playboys – One of the Most Successful 1960s US Pop Bands

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Foreigner – One of the Most Successful All-Time “Arena” Rock Groups

Introduction to one of the most successful rock groups of all time As one of the most successful soft rock/arena…

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The Music and Love Songs of England Dan and John Ford Coley

A short introduction on England Dan and John Ford Coley England Dan and John Ford Coley were an American pop…

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Introduction to Donovan

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Introduction to David Gates

  A short summary on David Gates: David Gates (born in 1940 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an American singer­ songwriter…

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Introduction to Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas

Summary Part of the British Invasion and Merseybeat scene in the 60s music era, Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas…

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Andy Gibb – A Teen Idol Lost

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Introduction to Andy Kim

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The Legend of Queen

Short summary on Queen Queen is an English rock band fronted by the dynamic and charismatic leader, the late Freddie…

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Introduction to Paul McCartney and Wings

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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

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Introduction to Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwod Mac – One of the best-selling acts of the 1970s Fleetwood Mac were formed in London, UK in the…

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Introduction to George Harrison

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David Bowie: The Musical Chameleon

No one can deny David Bowie’s tremendous influence on rock and pop music. His ability to adapt himself to the…

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Introduction to Three Dog Night

Formation of the band Three Dog Night Three Dog Night is an American pop/rock/blue-eyed soul band originating from Los Angeles,…

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The Music and Harmonies of The Everly Brothers

The Everly Brothers were a musical force in the 50s and 60s. They influenced many of the most popular bands…

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The legendary tunesmith, Neil Diamond

An introduction to Neil Diamond Singer-songwriter-composer Neil Diamond has enjoyed a long career that boasts hundred million record sales to…

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The Bee Gees and Their Music

One of the most famous groups of all time, the Bee Gees are a British-Australian group who catapulted into worldwide…

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Introduction to ABBA

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