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Really Tall Celebrities

On TV and in the movies and magazines, some celebrities appear to be of average height, but you may be surprised to…

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Sam Cooke, the King of Soul

Introduction to Sam Cooke Sam Cooke (1931-1964) was an American R&B/soul singer-songwriter and businessman. During the 60s music era, Cooke…

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History of Buddy Holly, One of Classic Rock Legends

Buddy Holly — An Introduction Buddy Holly (born Chalres Hardin Holley on September 7, 1936 – died on February 3,…

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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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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

Latimore – “Let’s Straighten It Out”

Introduction to Latimore Latimore, the professional and family name of Benjamin Latimore, is an American R&B singer, pianist and songwriter…

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70s Music

Sammy Johns – “Chevy Van”

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

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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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Sibling Act Inez and Charles Foxx

Short career summation on Inez and Charlie Foxx Siblings Inez and Charlie Foxx were a pair of singer-songwriters, active during…

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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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Madeline Bell – “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me”

Who is Madeline Bell? Madeline Bell is an American singer who has done prolific session work, notably with friend Dusty…

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70s Music

Frederick Knight – a One Hit Wonder with “I’ve Been Lonely for So Long”

Short introduction to Frederick Knight One-hit wonder Frederick Knight had a significant hit with “I’ve Been Lonely For So Long”…

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60s Music

Tom Glazer – “On Top of Spaghetti”

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

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70s Music

Introduction to Laura Lee

 Who is Laura Lee? Laura Lee is an American R&B/soul/gospel singer-songwriter. Her songs, especially during the 1960s and the 1970s,…

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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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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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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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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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History of B.B. King

An Introduction To One of the Most Influential Guitarists of All Time B.B. King (birth name Riley B. King) is…

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Shirley Ellis – “The Name Game”

Introduction to Shirley Ellis Shirley Ellis was an American R&B/soul singer-songwriter best-known for a number of hit such as “The…

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70s Music

Denise LaSalle, Queen of the Blues

Introduction to Denise LaSalle Denise LaSalle is a R&B/soul singer songwriter who achieved an R&B chart-topper with “Trapped By A…

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60s Music

History of Bobby Darin

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

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70s Music

The Life and Music of Rupert Holmes

Introduction Rupert Holmes is a British-American singer-songwriter who gained fame through his #1 hit song “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)”…

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

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

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

Short career summary on Daddy Dewdrop Richard Monda aka Daddy Dewdrop is an American singer-songwriter and musician known for his…

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Johnny Cymbal – A Talented and Prolific Singer-Songwriter

Short career summation on Johnny Cymbal Johnny Cymbal (1945-1993) was an American singer-songwriter and record producer. He used a lot…

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Introduction to Tommy Leonetti

Short career summary on Tommy Leonetti Tommy Leonetti was an American pop singer-songwriter and actor. He was particularly popular in…

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70s Music

Biography of Millie Jackson

Her career in a summary Mildred “Millie” Jackson is an American R&B and soul singer and songwriter. She is also…

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80s Music

Paul Simon – His Biography

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

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70s Music

Biography of Natalie Cole

Introduction Natalie Cole was an American African-American singer, songwriter and musician. More than just the daughter of the legendary crooner…

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60s Music

Introduction to Chuck Berry

Welcome to our site for Chuck Berry. Here you will find videos, resources, articles, news and much more all about…

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60s Music

Dave Dudley – “Six Days on the Road”

Short career summary on Dave Dudley Dave Dudley was an American country singer known for his several songs about trucks…

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Jan Bradley – “Mama Didn’t Lie”

Introduction to Jan Bradley Jan Bradley is an American soul singer-songwriter who is best known for her 1963 hit R&B…

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Dale Hawkins – The Father of Swamp Rock Boogie

A little introduction Seen by many oldies music fans as the architect of the “swamp rock boogie,” Louisiana-born singer-songwriter, and…

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70s Music

Introduction to Peter Brown

Introduction Peter Brown is an American disco/dance singer, born in Blue Island, Illinois in 1953. He was not to be…

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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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70s Music

Albert Hammond and His Music

  Introduction Albert Hammond is a prolific songwriter and composer as well as an occasional singer, originating from the British…

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Introduction to Eddie Floyd

Introduction to Eddie Floyd Eddie Floyd (born Eddie Lee Floyd in 1937 in Montgomery, Alabama) is an African-American R&B singer-songwriter.…

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70s Music

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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The Story of Barbara Lynn

Introduction Barbara Lynn (Ozen) is a Texan-born R&B guitarist and singer-songwriter. She learned to play piano, but got hooked up…

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70s Music

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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