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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 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 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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The Talented Randy Newman Part One

The Talented Randy Newman Part One

Randy Newman

Randall Stuart Newman (born November 28, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter,[2] arranger, composer, and pianist who is known for his distinctive voice, mordant (and often satirical) pop songs, and for film scores.
Randy Newman

Newman playing in 1972
Background information
Birth name
Randall Stuart Newman
Born
November 28, 1943 (age 73)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres
* Rock pop
Occupations
* Singer-songwriter arranger musician pianist
Instruments
* Vocals piano guitar
Years active
1961–present
Labels
* Warner Bros. Reprise Walt Disney DreamWorks Interscope Nonesuch Elektra
Website
randynewman.com
Since the 1980s, Newman has worked mostly as a film composer...

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The Talented Ann-Margret Part One

The Talented Ann-Margret Part One

Ann-Margret (born Ann-Margret Olsson; April 28, 1941) is an American actress, singer, and dancer. As an actress, she is best known for her roles in Bye Bye Birdie (1963), Viva Las Vegas (1964), The Cincinnati Kid (1965), Carnal Knowledge (1971), Tommy (1975), Grumpy Old Men (1993), and Grumpier Old Men (1995). She has won five Golden Globe Awards and been nominated for two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and six Emmy Awards.
Ann-Margret

Ann-Margret in 1968
Born
Ann-Margret Olsson
April 28, 1941 (age 76)
Valsjöbyn, Jämtland County, Sweden
Alma mater
Northwestern University
Occupation
Actress, singer, dancer
Years active
1961–present
Spouse
Roger Smith
(m. 1967; d. 2017)
Website
www.ann-margret.com
In 2010 she won he...

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The Talented Nacy Sinatra Part One

The Talented Nacy Sinatra Part One

Nancy Sinatra
Nancy Sandra Sinatra (born June 8, 1940) is an American singer and actress. She is the eldest daughter of Frank Sinatra and is widely known for her 1966 signature hit “These Boots Are Made for Walkin'”.
Nancy Sinatra

Sinatra in 1971
Background information
Birth name
Nancy Sandra Sinatra
Born
June 8, 1940 (age 77)
Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
Genres
* Rock pop country
Occupations
* Singer actress
Instruments
Vocals
Years active
1961–present
Labels
* Boots Enterprises, Inc. Reprise RCA Private Stock Elektra Cougar Buena Vista Attack
Associated acts
* Frank Sinatra, Sr. Lee Hazlewood Frank Sinatra, Jr. Mel Tillis Morrissey
Website
nancysinatra.com
Other defining recordings include “Sugar Town”, the 1967 number one “Somethin’ Stupid” (a due...

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The Talented Herbie Hancock (1940-Still Alive) Part Three

The Talented Herbie Hancock (1940-Still Alive) Part Three

1990s to 2000

Hancock live in concert
After a break following his leaving of Columbia, Hancock, together with Carter, Williams, Shorter, and Davis admirer Wallace Roney, recorded A Tribute to Miles, which was released in 1994. The album contained two live recordings and studio recording songs, with Roney playing Davis’s part as trumpet player. The album won a Grammy for best group album. Hancock also toured with Jack DeJohnette, Dave Holland and Pat Metheny in 1990 on their Parallel Realities tour, which included a performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival in July 1990, and scored the 1991 comedy film Livin’ Large, which starred Terrence C. Carson.
Hancock’s next album, Dis Is da Drum, released in 1994, saw him return to acid jazz...

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The Talented Herbie Hancock (1940-Still Alive) Part Two

The Talented Herbie Hancock (1940-Still Alive) Part Two

Fat Albert (1969) and Mwandishi (1971)

Hancock playing a Roland AX-7 keytar, at The Roundhouse, Camden, London, 2006
Hancock left Blue Note in 1969, signing with Warner Bros. Records. In 1969, Hancock composed the soundtrack for Bill Cosby’s animated prime-time television special Hey, Hey, Hey, It’s Fat Albert. Music from the soundtrack was later included on Fat Albert Rotunda (1969), an R&B-inspired album with strong jazz overtones. One of the jazzier songs on the record, the moody ballad “Tell Me a Bedtime Story”, was later re-worked as a more electronic sounding song for the Quincy Jones album Sounds…and Stuff Like That!! (1978).
Hancock became fascinated with accumulating musical gadgets and toys...

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The Talented Herbie Hancock (1940-Still Alive) Part One

Herbie Hancock
Herbert Jeffrey “Herbie” Hancock (born April 12, 1940) is an American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader, composer and actor. Starting his career with Donald Byrd, he shortly thereafter joined the Miles Davis Quintet where Hancock helped to redefine the role of a jazz rhythm section and was one of the primary architects of the post-bop sound. He was one of the first jazz musicians to embrace synthesizers and funk music. Hancock’s music is often melodic and accessible; he has had many songs “cross over” and achieved success among pop audiences.
Herbie Hancock

Hancock in December 2013
Background information
Birth name
Herbert Jeffrey Hancock
Born
April 12, 1940 (age 77)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Genres
Jazz, post-bop, fusion, jazz-funk, electro, classical
Occupations
Musician, c...

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