1960s Teen Idol, Lesley Gore

Lesley Gore

Her career in a summary Lesley Gore (born Lesley Sue Goldstein in New York, 1946) was an American pop singer and songwriter who rose to stardom when she was just 16 through her first single “It’s My Party,” in 1963. The single shot to #1 in 1963; it was then followed by … Read more

Who is Julius LaRosa?

Julius La Rosa

Julius LaRosa is a traditional pop singer and television and radio personality whose career started during the 1950s. A quick overview of Julius LaRosa’s career Julius LaRosa is an American singer in the traditional vein. His career became particularly prominent in the 1950s. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1930. … Read more

Introduction to Jose Feliciano

Jose Feliciano

Jose Feliciano is a one of the few Latin American musicians to achieve mainstream success with his soulful, Latin rendition of “Light My Fire.” Jose Feliciano – at a glance Jose Feliciano is a Grammy Award-winning Puerto Rican singer-songwriter and guitarist. Music caught his passion, and Feliciano (who has been blind since … Read more

Who Is John D. Loudermilk?

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 is a country and pop singer­-songwriter who has scored a handful of hits: “Sittin’ In The Balcony” (as Johnny Dee), “The Language Of Love,, “Thou Shalt Not Steal,” “Callin’ Doctor Casey,” and … Read more

Introduction to David Gates

David Gates

A short summary on David Gates: David Gates (born in 1940 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an American singer­ songwriter and musician best known as the lead singer of the soft-­rock band Bread, which achieved success in the 70s music era. The musically­ talented Gates, together with Jimmy Griffin, Robb Royer and Larry … Read more

Introduction to Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas

Billy J. Kramer

Summary Part of the British Invasion and Merseybeat scene in the 60s music era, Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas emerged with hits, most of which were comprised of Lennon/McCartney-­penned compositions either specially catered for the band or never made to the Beatles’ catalog. Also managed by The Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein, … Read more

Andy Gibb – A Teen Idol Lost

Andy Gibb

Short career summary on Andy Gibb Andy Gibb was a British/Australian singer-­songwriter, the youngest of the Gibb brothers also known as the Bee Gees. Born in Manchester, England in 1958, Andy had also gone to Australia to hone his talents at the suggestion of his older brother Barry. It proved to be … Read more

Introduction to Andy Kim

Andy Kim

Short career summary on Andy Kim Andy Kim is a Canadian singer­-songwriter who hails from Montreal, Quebec. Several classic oldies music and pop tunes are connected to him. After releasing a series of unsuccessful singles, he encountered producer/Steed Records boss Jeff Barry who signed Yuoakim to his label. His first single under … Read more

The Legend of Queen

Queen

Short summary on Queen Queen is an English rock band fronted by the dynamic and charismatic leader, the late Freddie Mercury. Their brand of pseudo-operatic rock and kitschy style and humor in their songs may not always win the critics’ favor, but they helped the band sell hundreds and millions of records … Read more

Introduction to Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell’s early life and career Joni Mitchell was born Roberta Joan Anderson in Alberta, Canada on November 7, 1943. Anderson’s interest as a child was outdoor sports, until she was stricken with polio at the age of 8 due to an epidemic that was spreading in the country. After her recovery, … Read more

Introduction to Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwod Mac – One of the best-selling acts of the 1970s Fleetwood Mac were formed in London, UK in the mid-1960s. Initially recording blues, the band released their first albums Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac and Mr. Wonderful and their first singles “Black Magic Woman” and “Need Your Love So Bad”. The following … Read more

The legendary tunesmith, Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond

An introduction to Neil Diamond Singer-songwriter-composer Neil Diamond has enjoyed a long career that boasts hundred million record sales to his name and numerous Billboard hit singles including his adult contemporary chart smashes. He dropped out while he was a graduating student at New York University to accept an irresistible offer from … Read more

The Bee Gees and Their Music

The Bee Gees, from top to bottom, Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb

One of the most famous groups of all time, the Bee Gees are a British-Australian group who catapulted into worldwide fame during the 1970s disco era. The Bee Gee’s sound can also be easily identified by their tight, famous three-vocal harmonies, with Barry’s falsetto becoming the band’s trademark. It is that kind … Read more

Introduction to ABBA

ABBA

From stars in their native Sweden, ABBA became a global pop culture phenomenon ABBA was a pop group from Stockholm, Sweden from the 70s music to 80s music era. Band members consisted of Anni-Frid (Frida) Lyngstad (vocals), Bjorn Ulvaeus (guitar), Benny Andersson (keyboards), and Agnetha Faltskog (vocals). The group had 14 US … Read more