Category 1962

The Talented John Denver Part One

The Talented John Denver Part One

John Denver
Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997), known professionally as John Denver, was an American singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, activist, and humanitarian, whose greatest commercial success was as a solo singer. After traveling and living in numerous locations while growing up in his military family, Denver began his music career with folk music groups during the late 1960s. Starting in the 1970s, he was one of the most popular acoustic artists of the decade and one of its best-selling artists. By 1974, he was firmly established as America’s best selling performer, and AllMusic has described Denver as “among the most beloved entertainers of his era”.
John Denver

Denver in 1973
Born
Henry John Deutschendo...

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The Talented Bobby Sherman Part One

The Talented Bobby Sherman Part One

Bobby Sherman

Robert Cabot Sherman Jr. (born July 22, 1943) is an American singer, actor and occasional songwriter, who became a popular teen idol in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He had a series of successful singles, notably the million-seller “Little Woman” (1969). Sherman mostly retired from music in the 1970s for a career as a paramedic and later police officer, though he still performs and records occasionally.
Bobby Sherman

Sherman in 1969.
Background information
Birth name
Robert Cabot Sherman Jr.
Born
July 22, 1943 (age 74)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Genres
Pop
Occupations
Singer, Actor
Years active
1962–1995

Associated acts
David Cassidy, The Monkees

Career as performer

Sherman graduated in 1961 from Birmingham High School in Van Nu...

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The Talented Janis Joplin Part One

The Talented Janis Joplin Part One

Janis Joplin
Janis Lyn Joplin (/ˈdʒɒplɪn/; January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an American rock singer and songwriter. She was one of the biggest female rock stars of her era. After releasing three albums, she died of an accidental heroin overdose at age 27. A fourth album, Pearl, was released in January 1971, just over three months after her death. It reached number one on the charts.
Janis Joplin

Joplin in 1969
Background information
Birth name
Janis Lyn Joplin
Also known as
Pearl
Born
January 19, 1943
Port Arthur, Texas, U.S.
Died
October 4, 1970 (aged 27)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres
* Psychedelic rock soul blues
Occupations
Singer-songwriter
Instruments
Vocals
Years active
1962–1970
Labels
Columbia
Associated acts
* Big Brother ...

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The Talented Harry Chapin Part One

Harry Forster Chapin (December 7, 1942 – July 16, 1981) was an American singer-songwriter best known for his folk rock songs including “Taxi”, “W*O*L*D”, and the No. 1 hit “Cat’s in the Cradle”.
Harry Chapin

Chapin in 1980
Background information
Birth name
Harry Forster Chapin
Born
December 7, 1942
Brooklyn, New York City, United States
Died
July 16, 1981 (aged 38)
Jericho, New York, United States
Genres
* Folk folk rock
Occupations
Musician, Composer, Arranger, Author, Humanitarian, Playwright
Instruments
* Vocals guitar piano harmonica
Years active
1962–1981
Labels
* Elektra Boardwalk Sequel Records DCC Compact Classics Chapin Productions
Website
harrychapinmusic.com
Chapin was also a dedicated humanitarian who fought to end world hunger; he was a key participant in the creation of...

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The Talented Neil Diamond Part One

The Talented Neil Diamond Part One

Neil Leslie Diamond (born January 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor. One of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, he has sold over 135 million records worldwide since the start of his career in the 1960s. With 38 songs in the Top 10, he is the second most successful artist in the history of the Billboard Adult Contemporary Top 10 charts. His songs have been covered internationally by performers from a variety of musical genres.
Neil Diamond

Diamond in August 2012
Background information
Birth name
Neil Leslie Diamond
Born
January 24, 1941 (age 76)
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Genres
* Pop rock folk country soft rock
Occupations
* Singer-songwriter musician actor
Instruments
* Vocals guitar
Years active
1962–present
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The Talented Ringo Starr Part Three

The Talented Ringo Starr Part Three

1962–1970: The Beatles


The Beatles arrive at John F. Kennedy International Airport on 7 February 1964. Starr is on the right.
Starr quit Rory Storm and the Hurricanes in January 1962 and briefly joined Sheridan in Hamburg before returning to the Hurricanes for a third season at Butlins. On 14 August, Lennon asked Starr to join the Beatles; he accepted. On 16 August, Beatles manager Brian Epstein fired their drummer, Pete Best, who recalled: “He said ‘I’ve got some bad news for you. The boys want you out and Ringo in.’ He said [Beatles producer] George Martin wasn’t too pleased with my playing [and] the boys thought I didn’t fit in.” Starr first performed as a member of the band on 18 August 1962, at a horticultural society dance at Port Sunlight...

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Bobby “Boris” Pickett Born: February 11,1938-Died: April 25,2007

Bobby “Boris” Pickett Born: February 11,1938-Died: April 25,2007

Bobby Pickett

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Bobby Pickett in 2005
Background information
Birth name Robert George Pickett
Also known as Bobby “Boris” Pickett
Born February 11, 1938
Somerville, Massachusetts, United States
Died April 25, 2007 (aged 69)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Novelty, pop
Occupations Singer, writer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1962–2007
Labels Garpax Records
Robert George Pickett (February 11, 1938 – April 25, 2007), known by the pen name Bobby “Boris” Pickett, was an American singer who was known for co-writing and performing the 1962 hit novelty song “Monster Mash”.

Biography

Early life
Pickett was born in Somerville, Massachusetts...

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