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The Talented Cliff Richard Part Three

The Talented Cliff Richard Part Three

1964–1975: Changing circumstances

As with the other existing rock acts in Britain, Richard’s career was affected by the advent of the Beatles and the Mersey sound in 1963 and 1964. He continued to have hits in the charts throughout the 1960s, though not at the level that he had enjoyed before. Nor did doors open to him in the US market; he was not considered part of the British Invasion, and despite four Hot 100 hits (including the top 25 “It’s All in the Game”) between August 1963 and August 1964, the American public had little awareness of him.
Richard’s 1965 UK No...

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The Life And Times Of Lou Rawls Part One

The Life And Times Of Lou Rawls Part One

Lou Rawls

Louis Allen “Lou” Rawls (December 1, 1933 – January 6, 2006) was an American recording artist, voice actor, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known for his singing ability; Frank Sinatra once said that Rawls had “the classiest singing and silkiest chops in the singing game”. Rawls released more than 60 albums, sold more than 40 million records, and had numerous charting singles, most notably his song “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine”. He worked as a television, motion picture, and voice actor. He was also a three-time Grammy-winner, all for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.
Lou Rawls

Rawls in 1995
Background information
Birth name
Louis Allen Rawls
Born
December 1, 1933
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died
January 6, 2006 (age...

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The Life And Times Of Eartha Kitt Part One

The Life And Times Of Eartha Kitt Part One

Eartha Kitt
Eartha Mae Kitt (January 17, 1927 – December 25, 2008) was an American singer, actress, dancer, activist and comedian, known for her highly distinctive singing style and her 1953 recordings of “C’est si bon” and the enduring Christmas novelty smash “Santa Baby”, which were both US Top 10 hits. Orson Welles once called her the “most exciting woman in the world”.
Eartha Kitt

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Kitt performing in concert in 2007
Background information
Birth name
Eartha Mae Keith
Also known as
Miss Kitt, Mother Eartha, Kitty
Born
January 17, 1927
North, South Carolina, U.S.
Died
December 25, 2008 (aged 81)
Weston, Connecticut, U.S.
Genres
Vocal jazz, cabaret, dance, torch
Occupations
Singer, actress, dancer, activist, comedian
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Elvis Presley Born: January 8,1935-Died: August 16, 1977 Part Four

Elvis Presley Born: January 8,1935-Died: August 16, 1977 Part Four

Milton Berle Show And “Hound Dog”

Elvis’ clothes


Elvis’ guitar. Both the clothes and guitar are on exhibit in the Musical Instrument Museum of Phoenix
Presley made the first of two appearances on NBC’s Milton Berle Show on April 3. His performance, on the deck of the USS Hancock in San Diego, prompted cheers and screams from an audience of sailors and their dates. A few days later, a flight taking Presley and his band to Nashville for a recording session left all three badly shaken when an engine died and the plane almost went down over Arkansas. Twelve weeks after its original release, “Heartbreak Hotel” became Presley’s first number-one pop hit...

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