Category 1956

The Talented Curtis Mayfield Part One

The Talented Curtis Mayfield Part One

Curtis Lee Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer, and one of the most influential musicians behind soul and politically conscious African-American music. He first achieved success and recognition with the Impressions during the Civil Rights Movement of the late 1950s and 1960s, and later worked as a solo artist.
Curtis Mayfield

Mayfield performing for Dutch television, 1972
Background information
Birth name
Curtis Lee Mayfield
Born
June 3, 1942
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died
December 26, 1999 (aged 57)
Roswell, Georgia, U.S.
Genres
* Soul Chicago soul funk R&B rock gospel psychedelic soul jazz
Occupations
* Singer-songwriter guitarist record producer
Instruments
* Vocals piano ke...

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The Talented Aretha Franklin Part One

The Talented Aretha Franklin Part One

Aretha Franklin
Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter and musician. Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel at the church of her father, minister C. L. Franklin’s church. In 1960, at the age of 18, Franklin embarked on a secular career, recording for Columbia Records but only achieving modest success. Following her signing to Atlantic Records in 1967, Franklin achieved commercial acclaim and success with songs such as “Respect”, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” and “Think”. These hits and more helped her to gain the title The Queen of Soul by the end of the 1960s decade.
Aretha Franklin

Franklin preparing to perform at the White House in 2015
Born
Aretha Louise Franklin
March 25, 1942 (age ...

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The Talented Art Garfunkel Part One

The Talented Art Garfunkel Part One

Arthur Ira Garfunkel (born November 5, 1941) is an American singer, poet, teacher and actor. He is best known for his partnership in his earlier years with Paul Simon in the folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel.

Art Garfunkel in New York City, 2013
Background information
Birth name
Arthur Ira Garfunkel
Born
November 5, 1941 (age 75)
Queens, New York, United States
Genres
Folk, rock, pop
Occupations
* Musician singer actor poet math teacher
Instruments
Vocals
Years active
1956–present
Labels
Columbia, Manhattan, Atco
Associated acts
Simon & Garfunkel
Website
artgarfunkel.com
Art Garfunkel
Height
6’0
Spouses
Linda Grossman (m. 1972; div. 1975)
Kim Cermank (m. 1988)
Children
James Garfunkel (b. December 15, 1990), Beau Daniel Garfunkel (b...

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Jerry Reed Born: March 20,1937-Died: September 1,2008 Part One

Jerry Reed Born: March 20,1937-Died: September 1,2008 Part One

Jerry Reed

Reed circa 1970
Background information
Birth name
Jerry Reed Hubbard
Born
March 20, 1937
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Died
September 1, 2008 (aged 71)
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres
* Country country rock outlaw country truck-driving country rock and roll rockabilly
Occupations
* Musician songwriter actor
Instruments
* Vocals guitar
Years active
1956–2008
Labels
* Capitol NRC RCA Victor
Associated acts
* Chet Atkins Elvis Presley Buster B. Jones Priscilla Mitchell Tommy Emmanuel
Jerry Reed Hubbard (March 20, 1937 – September 1, 2008), known professionally as Jerry Reed, was an American country music singer, guitarist, and songwriter, as well as an actor who appeared in more than a dozen films...

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