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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 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
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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 Billy J. Kramer

The Talented Billy J. Kramer

Billy J. Kramer
William Howard Ashton, better known by the stage name Billy J. Kramer (born 19 August 1943 in Bootle, Lancashire, England) is a pop singer. In the 1960s he was managed by Brian Epstein, who also managed The Beatles, and he recorded several original Lennon and McCartney compositions.
Billy J. Kramer

Billy J. Kramer, 1965
Background information
Birth name
William Howard Ashton
Born
19 August 1943 (age 74)
Bootle, Lancashire, England
Origin
Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Genres
Pop, Merseybeat, British rock and roll
Occupation
Singer
Instruments
Vocals
Years active
1963–present
Labels
Parlophone
Associated acts
The Dakotas
The Beatles
Website
BillyJKramer.com

Early life and career

He grew up as the youngest of seven siblings and attended the ...

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The Talented Ronnie Milsap Part One

The Talented Ronnie Milsap Part One

Ronnie Milsap

Ronnie Lee Milsap (born January 16, 1943) is an American country music singer and pianist. He was one of country music’s most popular and influential performers of the 1970s and 1980s. He became one of the most successful and versatile country “crossover” singers of his time, appealing to both country and pop music markets with hit songs that incorporated pop, R&B, and rock and roll elements. His biggest crossover hits include “It Was Almost Like a Song”, “Smoky Mountain Rain”, “(There’s) No Gettin’ Over Me”, “I Wouldn’t Have Missed It for the World”, “Any Day Now”, and “Stranger in My House”. He is credited with six Grammy Awards and forty No. 1 country hits, third to George Strait and Conway Twitty...

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The Talented Jimi Hendrix Part One

The Talented Jimi Hendrix Part One

James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music”.
Jimi Hendrix

Hendrix performing on the Dutch television show Hoepla in 1967
Background information
Birth name
Johnny Allen Hendrix
Born
November 27, 1942
Seattle, Washington, US
Died
September 18, 1970 (aged 27)
Kensington, London, UK
Genres
* Rock psychedelic rock...

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The Talented Isaac Hayes Part One

The Talented Isaac Hayes Part One

Isaac Lee Hayes Jr. (August 20, 1942 – August 10, 2008) was an American singer-songwriter, actor, voice actor and producer. Hayes was one of the creative forces behind the Southern soul music label Stax Records, where he served both as an in-house songwriter and as a session musician and record producer, teaming with his partner David Porter during the mid-1960s. Hayes and Porter, along with Bill Withers, the Sherman Brothers, Steve Cropper, and John Fogerty were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005 in recognition of writing scores of songs for themselves, the duo Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas, and others. Hayes was also a 2002 inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Isaac Hayes

Hayes performing in 2007
Background information
Birth name
I...

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The Talented Tom Jones Part One

Tom Jones (singer)
Sir Thomas John Woodward OBE (born 7 June 1940) is a Welsh singer known by his stage name Tom Jones. His career has spanned six decades, from his emergence as a vocalist in the mid-1960s with a string of top hits, regular touring, appearances in Las Vegas (1967–2011), and career comebacks—to coaching on The Voice UK from 2012 (with the exception of 2016). Jones’s powerful voice has been described as a “full-throated, robust baritone”.
Sir
Tom Jones
OBE

Jones at House of Blues, Anaheim, 2009
Background information
Birth name
Thomas John Woodward
Born
7 June 1940 (age 77)
Treforest, Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales
Genres
* Pop rock country
Occupation
Singer
Instruments
Vocals
Years active
1963–present
Labels
* Columbia Decca Epic Jive Island Mercury Polydor Interscope...

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