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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 Born: May 3,1933-Died: December 25,2005 Part Five

James Brown Born: May 3,1933-Died: December 25,2005 Part Five

Memorial services

Public memorial at the Apollo Theater in Harlem

Public funeral in Augusta, Georgia, with Michael Jackson attending
After Brown’s death, Brown’s relatives, a host of celebrities and thousands of fans attended public memorial services at the Apollo Theater in New York on December 28, 2006, and at the James Brown Arena on December 30, 2006 in Augusta, Georgia. A separate, private memorial service was also held in North Augusta, South Carolina on December 29, 2006, which was attended by Brown’s family . Celebrities who attended Brown’s public and/or private memorial services included Michael Jackson, Jimmy Cliff, Joe Frazier, Buddy Guy, Ice Cube, Ludacris, Dr...

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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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Johnny Cash Born:February 26,1932-Died: September 12,2003 Part One

Johnny Cash February 26,1932-September 12,2003 Part One

Johnny Cash

John R. Cash (born J. R. Cash; February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author. He is widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century and is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide. Although primarily remembered as a country music icon, his genre-spanning songs and sound embraced rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk, and gospel. This crossover appeal won Cash the rare honor of multiple inductions in the Country Music, Rock and Roll, and Gospel Music Halls of Fame.
Johnny Cash

Cash in 1969
Born
J. R. Cash
February 26, 1932
Kingsland, Arkansas, U.S.
Died
September 12, 2003 (a...

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James Brown Born: May 3,1933-Died: December 25,2005 Part One

James Brown Born: May 3,1933-Died:December 25,2005 Part One

James Brown

James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and bandleader. The creator of funk music and a major figure of 20th century popular music and dance, he is often referred to as the “Godfather of Soul”. In a career that spanned six decades, he influenced the development of several music genres.
James Brown

Brown performing in Hamburg, Germany, February 1973
Born
James Joseph Brown
May 3, 1933
Barnwell, South Carolina, U.S.
Died
December 25, 2006 (aged 73)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Cause of death
Congestive heart failure complicated by pneumonia
Nationality
American
Other names
James Brown and the Famous Flames
Occupation
* Singer songwriter record prod...

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Chuck Berry Born: October 18,1926- Died: March 18,2017 Part Four

Now that I texted my belief on my last three blogs on Chuck Berry and inspiration that it causes with Chuck Berry, I think it’s best to text about him and not myself, so from now on that’s what I’m going to do. So here’s his life story and I hope you like it the way I’m going to do it. So here’s the first real “Part One” of his life,but I’m still going to entitle it “Part Four” ready sent go !!!

Chuck Berry Born: October 18,1926- Died: March 18,2017 Part Four

Chuck Berry

Berry in 1957
Background information
Birth name
Charles Edward Anderson Berry
Born
October 18, 1926
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Died
March 18, 2017 (aged 90)
Wentzville, Missouri, U.S.
Genres
Rock and roll
Occupations
Musician, singer, songwriter
Instruments
Guitar, vocals
Years active
1953–2017
Labels
Chess, Mercury, A...

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Roy Orbison Born: April 23,1936-Died: December 6,1988 Part One

Roy Orbison Born: April 23,1936-Died: December 6,1988 Part One

Roy Orbison
Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988), nicknamed the Big O, was an American singer-songwriter known for his distinctive, impassioned voice, complex song structures, and dark emotional ballads. The combination led many critics to describe his music as operatic, giving him the sobriquet “the Caruso of Rock”. Between 1960 and 1964, 22 of his songs placed on the Billboard Top 40, including “Only the Lonely” (1960), “Crying” (1961), and “Oh, Pretty Woman” (1964).

Roy Orbison

Orbison in the 1960s
Background information
Birth name
Roy Kelton Orbison
Also known as
The Big O
Born
April 23, 1936
Vernon, Texas, U.S.
Died
December 6, 1988 (aged 52)
Hendersonville, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres
* Rock and roll roc...

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