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The Talented Mary Wilson Part One

The Talented Mary Wilson Part One

Mary Wilson (singer)

Mary Wilson (born March 6, 1944) is an American vocalist, best known as a founding member and longest member of the Supremes. Wilson remained with the group following the departures of other original members, Florence Ballard in 1967 and Diana Ross in 1970. Following Wilson’s own departure in 1977, the group disbanded. Wilson has since released three solo albums, five singles and two best-selling autobiographies, Dreamgirl: My Life As a Supreme, a record setter for sales in its genre, and Supreme Faith: Someday We’ll Be Together; both books later were released as an updated combination.
Mary Wilson

Wilson at Moscow’s Spaso House on February 2, 2011
Background information
Born
March 6, 1944 (age 73)
Greenville, Mississippi, U.S.
Genres

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The Talented Fabian Part One

The Talented Fabian Part One

Fabian Forte
Fabiano Anthony Forte (born February 6, 1943), professionally known as Fabian, is an American singer and actor.
Fabian Forte

Fabian in 1959
Born
Fabiano Anthony Forte
February 6, 1943 (age 74)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Nationality
American
Other names
Fabian
Occupation
Singer, actor
Years active
1959–present
Spouses
Kathleen Regan (m.1966–1979)
Kate Forte (m.1980–1990)
Andrea Patrick (m.1998)
Children
3
Website
fabianforte.net
Forte rose to national prominence after performing several times on American Bandstand. He became a teen idol of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Eleven of his songs reached the Billboard Hot 100 listing.

Early life

Fabian Forte is the son of Josephine and Dominic Forte; his father was a Philadelphia police ...

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The Talented Wayne Newton Part One

The Talented Wayne Newton Part One

Wayne Newton
Carson Wayne Newton (born April 3, 1942) is an American singer and entertainer. One of the best-known entertainers in Las Vegas, Nevada, he is known by the nicknames The Midnight Idol, Mr. Las Vegas and Mr. Entertainment. His well-known songs include 1972’s “Daddy, Don’t You Walk So Fast” (his biggest hit, peaking at No. 4 on the Billboard chart), “Years” (1980), and his vocal version of “Red Roses for a Blue Lady” (1965). His signature song “Danke Schoen” (1963) was notably used in the score for Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986).
Wayne Newton

Newton in concert in 2012
Background information
Birth name
Carson Wayne Newton
Also known as
Mr. Las Vegas, The Midnight Idol, Mr. Entertainment
Born
April 3, 1942 (age 75)
Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
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The Talented Country Joe

The Talented Country Joe

Country Joe McDonald
Joseph Allen “Country Joe” McDonald (born January 1, 1942) is an American musician who was the lead singer of the 1960s psychedelic rock group Country Joe and the Fish.
Country Joe McDonald

Country Joe McDonald performing at Parr Meadows
Background information
Birth name
Joseph Allen McDonald
Also known as
Country Joe
Born
January 1, 1942 (age 75)
Washington, D.C.
Genres
Alternative country, country, bluegrass, country rock, folk, psychedelic rock, acid rock
Occupations
Musician, political activist
Instruments
Vocals, guitar
Years active
1959–present
Labels
Vanguard Records, One Way Records, Fantasy Records, Rykodisc, Shanachie Records
Associated acts
Country Joe and the Fish
Website
countryjoe.com
Notable instruments
Martin Acoustic Guitar...

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The Talented Pete Best Part One

The Talented Pete Best Part One

Randolph Peter “Pete” Best (born Randolph Peter Scanland, 24 November 1941) is an English musician, principally known as an original member and first drummer of the Beatles, from 1960 to 1962.
Pete Best

Best playing in Maryland in 2006
Background information
Birth name
Randolph Peter Scanland
Born
24 November 1941 (age 75)
Madras, Madras Presidency, British India
Origin
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
Genres
* Rock rock and roll
Occupations
* Drummer civil servant songwriter vocalist
Instruments
* Drums vocals
Years active
1959–68, 1988–present
Associated acts
* The Beatles Lee Curtis and the All-Stars Pete Best & the All-Stars the Pete Best Four the Pete Best Combo the Pete Best Band
Website
petebest.com
Notable instruments
Drums, vocals
Best was b...

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The Talented Chubby Checker Part One

The Talented Chubby Checker Part One

Chubby Checker (born Ernest Evans; October 3, 1941) is an American singer. He is widely known for popularizing the twist dance style, with his 1960 hit cover of Hank Ballard’s R&B hit “The Twist”. In September 2008 “The Twist” topped Billboard’s list of the most popular singles to have appeared in the Hot 100 since its debut in 1958, an honor it maintained for an August 2013 update of the list. He also popularized the Limbo Rock and its trademark limbo dance, as well as various dance styles such as the fly.
Chubby Checker

Chubby Checker in 2005
Background information
Birth name
Ernest Evans
Born
October 3, 1941 (age 75)
Spring Gully, South Carolina, U.S.
Origin
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Genres
Rock and roll, rhythm and blues
Occupation(s)
Singe...

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