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The Talented Rod Stewart Part One

The Talented Rod Stewart Part One

Rod Stewart

Sir Roderick David “Rod” Stewart, CBE (born 10 January 1945) is a British rock singer and songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry. Stewart is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold over 100 million records worldwide. He has had six consecutive number one albums in the UK and his tally of 62 UK hit singles includes 31 that reached the top ten, six of which gained the #1 position. Stewart has had 16 top ten singles in the US, with four reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. He was knighted in the 2016 Birthday Honours for services to music and charity.
Sir
Rod Stewart
CBE

Stewart performing in Oslo in November 1976
Background information
Birth name
Roderick David Stewart
Also known ...

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The Talented Bettye Swann

The Talented Bettye Swann

Bettye Swann
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Betty Barton (born Betty Jean Champion, October 24, 1944), better known by the stage name Bettye Swann, is a retired American singer. She is best known for her 1967 hit song “Make Me Yours”.
Bettye Swan
Birth name
Betty Jean Champion
Also known as
Betty Barton
Born
October 24, 1944 (age 72)
Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Occupation
Singer
Years active
1964-1980

Career

She was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, one of 14 children. She grew up in Arcadia, Louisiana, and moved to Los Angeles, California in 1963. Although some sources state that she was in a vocal group known as The Fawns who recorded for Money Records in 1964, she has refuted this, saying that she sang with a trio in Arcadia by that name.
In 1964, she started a solo sing...

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The Talented George McCrae

The Talented George McCrae

George McCrae

George Warren McCrae, Jr. (born October 19, 1944) is an American soul and disco singer, most famous for his 1974 hit “Rock Your Baby”.
George McCrae

McCrae at the 2015 Miami International Film Festival
Background information
Birth name
George Warren McCrae, Jr.
Born
October 19, 1944 (age 72)
West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.
Genres
Soul, disco
Occupation
Singer
Instruments
Vocals
Years active
1963-present
Labels
Alston, TK, RCA, Jayboy, President
Associated acts
Gwen McCrae
KC and the Sunshine Band
Website
Georgemccrae.com

Biography

McCrae was the second of nine children, born in West Palm Beach, Florida. He formed his own singing group, the Jivin’ Jets, before joining the United States Navy in 1963...

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The Talented John Entwistle Part One

The Talented John Entwistle Part One

John Entwistle
John Alec Entwistle (9 October 1944 – 27 June 2002) was an English bassist, songwriter, singer, and film and music producer. In a music career that spanned more than 40 years, Entwistle was best known as the original bass guitarist for the English rock band The Who. He was the only member of the band to have formal musical training. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Who in 1990.
John Entwistle

Entwistle in 1976
Background information
Birth name
John Alec Entwistle
Also known as
The Ox, Thunderfingers, The Quiet One, Big Johnny Twinkle
Born
9 October 1944
Chiswick, London, England
Died
27 June 2002 (aged 57)
Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
Genres
* Rock art rock hard rock power pop
Occupations
* Singer songw...

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The Talented Barry White Part One

The Talented Barry White Part One

Barry White
This article is about the American singer, songwriter and record producer. For the US Ambassador to Norway, see Barry B. White.
Barry White (born Barry Eugene Carter; September 12, 1944 – July 4, 2003), was an American singer, songwriter and composer.
Barry White

White at the Grand Gala du Disque Populaire, in 1974.
Background information
Birth name
Barry Eugene Carter
Born
September 12, 1944
Galveston, Texas, United States
Died
July 4, 2003 (aged 58)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres
R&B, soul, funk, disco, pop
Occupations
Singer, songwriter, record producer, arranger, musician
Instruments
Piano, harpsichord, keyboards, vocals, drums
Years active
1960–2003
Labels
20th Century, Unlimited Gold, Casablanca, Mercury, Private Musi...

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The Talented Bobbie Gentry Part One

The Talented Bobbie Gentry Part One

Bobbie Gentry
Roberta Lee Streeter (born July 27, 1944), professionally known as Bobbie Gentry, is an American singer-songwriter notable as one of the first female country artists to compose and produce her own material. Her songs typically drew on her Mississippi roots to compose vignettes of the Southern United States.
Bobbie Gentry

Gentry in 1970
Background information
Birth name
Roberta Lee Streeter
Born
July 27, 1944 (age 73)
Origin
near Woodland, Mississippi, United States
Genres
Country, pop, soul
Occupations
Singer-songwriter
Instruments
Vocals, guitar
Years active
1964–1981
Labels
Capitol
Associated acts
Glen Campbell
Gentry rose to international fame with her intriguing Southern Gothic narrative “Ode to Billie Joe” in 1967...

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The Talented Ray Davies Part One

The Talented Ray Davies Part One

Ray Davies
For other people named Ray Davies, see Ray Davies (disambiguation).
Sir Raymond Douglas “Ray” Davies, CBE (/ˈdeɪvɪz/ DAY-viz; born 21 June 1944) is an English musician. He was the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the Kinks, which he led with his younger brother, Dave. He has also acted, directed and produced shows for theatre and television.
Sir
Ray Davies
CBE

Davies performing in Toronto, 1977
Background information
Birth name
Raymond Douglas Davies
Born
21 June 1944 (age 73)
Fortis Green, London, England
Genres
Rock, pop
Occupations
Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer
Instruments
Vocals, guitar, harmonica, keyboards, piano
Years active
1963–present
Associated acts
The Kinks
Website
www.raydavies.info
Notab...

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The Talented Boz Scaggs

The Talented Boz Scaggs

Boz Scaggs

William Royce “Boz” Scaggs (born June 8, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He was a guitarist and occasional lead singer with the Steve Miller Band in the 1960s, and in the 1970s gained fame with several solo Top 20 hit singles in the United States, including the hits “Lido Shuffle” and “Lowdown” from the critically acclaimed album Silk Degrees (1976), which peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200. Scaggs continues to write, record music, and tour.

Boz Scaggs In concert in 2006
Background information
Birth name William Royce Scaggs
Born June 8, 1944 (age 73)
Canton, Ohio, United States
Origin Plano, Texas, United States
Genres Blue-eyed soul, rock, blues rock, soft rock, jazz rock
Occupations Singer, songwriter, guitarist
Instruments Guit...

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The Talented Patti LaBelle Part One

The Talented Patti LaBelle Part One

Patti LaBelle
Patricia Louise Holt-Edwards (born May 24, 1944), known professionally as Patti LaBelle, is an American singer, author, actress, and entrepreneur. LaBelle began her career in the early 1960s as lead singer and front woman of the vocal group, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles. Following the group’s name change to Labelle in the early 1970s, they released the iconic disco song “Lady Marmalade” and the group later became the first African-American vocal group to land the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. After the group split in 1976, LaBelle began a successful solo career, starting with her critically acclaimed debut album, which included the career-defining song, “You Are My Friend”...

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The Talented Tony Orlando Part One

The Talented Tony Orlando Part One

Tony Orlando

Michael Anthony Orlando Cassavitis (born April 3, 1944), better known as Tony Orlando, is an American singer, best known as the lead singer of the group Tony Orlando and Dawn in the early 1970s.
Tony Orlando

Orlando in November 2014
Background information
Birth name
Michael Anthony Orlando Cassavitis
Born
April 3, 1944 (age 73)
Origin
New York City, U.S.
Genres
Pop
Occupation
Singer
Years active
1961–present
Associated acts
The Five Gents, Wind,
Tony Orlando and Dawn
Website
Official site
Discovered by producer Don Kirshner, Orlando had songs on the charts in 1961 when he was 16, “Halfway to Paradise” and “Bless You”...

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