Category 1950

The Talented Gladys Knight Part One

The Talented Gladys Knight Part One

Gladys Knight
Gladys Maria Knight (born May 28, 1944), known as the “Empress of Soul”, is an American singer–songwriter and actress. A seven-time Grammy Award-winner, Knight is best known for the hits she recorded during the 1960s and 1970s, for both the Motown and Buddah Records labels, with her group Gladys Knight & the Pips, which included her brother Merald “Bubba” Knight and her cousins Edward Patten and William Guest.
Gladys Knight

Gladys Knight (and the Pips) op Schiphol (zullen optreden op Grand Gala )
*5 maart 1969

Knight in 1969.
Background information
Birth name
Gladys Maria Knight
Also known as
The Empress of Soul
Born
May 28, 1944 (age 73)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Genres
* Gospel R&B Soul Pop Funk
Occupations
* Singer songwriter actress busi...

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The Talented Edwin Starr

The Talented Edwin Starr

Edwin Starr (born Charles Edwin Hatcher; January 21, 1942 – April 2, 2003) was an American soul singer. Starr was famous for his Norman Whitfield-produced Motown singles of the 1970s, most notably the number one hit “War”.

Edwin Starr

Background information
Birth name Charles Edwin Hatcher
Born January 21, 1942
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Origin Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Died April 2, 2003 (aged 61)
Bramcote, Nottinghamshire, England
Genres Soul, disco, R&B, psychedelic soul, funk
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Years active 1951–2003
Labels Ric-Tic, Motown, 20th Century, Motorcity
Associated acts The Future Tones, Blinky Williams
Website edwinstarr.info
Starr was born in Tennessee and raised in Ohio, and later lived in Detroit while singing for Ric Tic...

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The Talented Jackie DeShannon Part One

The Talented Jackie DeShannon Part One

Jackie DeShannon
Jackie DeShannon (born August 21, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter with a string of hit song credits from the 1960s onwards, as both singer and composer. She was one of the first female singer-songwriters of the rock ‘n’ roll period. She is best known as the singer of “What the World Needs Now Is Love” and “Put a Little Love in Your Heart”, and as the composer of “When You Walk in the Room” and “Bette Davis Eyes”, which were hits for The Searchers and Kim Carnes, respectively. DeShannon is currently an entertainment broadcast correspondent reporting Beatles band members’ news for the radio program Breakfast with the Beatles.
Jackie DeShannon

DeShannon at the ASCAP Foundation’s concert at the Library of Congress, 2011
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James Brown Part Five

James Brown Part Five

James Brown Part Five

James Brown Part Five

In this blog,James Brown Part Five, you’ll find the decline in his popularly, but he’s still The King Of Soul, so let’s read, and listen to James Brown, in James Brown Part Five

1975–91: Decline and resurgence

Although his records were mainstays of the vanguard New York underground disco scene exemplified by DJs such as David Mancuso and Francis Grasso from 1969 onwards, Brown did not consciously yield to the trend until 1975’s Sex Machine Today. By 1977, he was no longer a dominant force in R&B...

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The Everly Brothers Part One

The Everly Brothers Part One

Don Everly
Born: February 1, 1937 (age 80), Brownie, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky
Height: 5′ 10″
Spouse: Venetia Stevenson (m. 1962–1970), Mary Sue Ingraham (m. 1957–1961), Adela Garza
Children: Erin Everly, Edan Everly, Stacy Everly, Venetia Everly

Phil Everly
Born: January 19, 1939, Chicago, IL
Died: January 3, 2014, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Burbank, CA
Siblings: Don Everly
Spouse: Patrice Arnold (m. 1999–2014), Patricia Mickey(m. 1972–1978), Jacqueline Alice Ertel (m. 1963–1970)

The Everly Brothers

Phil (left) and Don (right) Everly performing on the 1970 Johnny Cash summer replacement show
Background information
Origin
Shenandoah, Iowa
Genres
Country, rockabilly, rock and roll
Years active
1951–1973, 1983–2005
Labels
Caden...

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Buddy Holly Born: September 7,1936-Died: February 3,1959 Part One

Buddy Holly Born: September 7,1936-Died: February 3,1959 Part One

Buddy Holly

Holly in 1958
Background information
Birth name
Charles Hardin Holley
Born
September 7, 1936
Lubbock, Texas, U.S.
Died
February 3, 1959 (aged 22)
near Clear Lake, Iowa, U.S.
Genres
* Rock and roll rockabilly pop
Occupations
Singer-songwriter, musician, producer
Instruments
Vocals, guitar
Years active
1952–1959
Labels
Decca, Brunswick, Coral
Associated acts
Buddy and Bob, The Crickets, The Picks
Buddy Holly (born Charles Hardin Holley; September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959) was an American musician and singer-songwriter who was a central figure of mid-1950s rock and roll...

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