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Dave Laing

Dave Laing

Dave Laing wrote about popular music, its business, and its politics for over 40 years. He was one of the co-founders of Let It Rock magazine, while his books included The Sound of Our Time (1969), One Chord Wonders (1985), and Buddy Holly (2010). He was the co-editor with Phil Hardy of The Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music (1990) and the Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World (2003). He contributed to several edited collections including Global Pop, Local Language (2003), The Popular Music Studies Reader, (2006) and The Cambridge Companion to The Beatles (2009). He was associate editor of the journal Popular Music History, an honorary research fellow at the University of Liverpool and a prolific obituarist for The Guardian. Dave passed away in January 2019.

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Lindisfarne: You Can't Carry On Being a Geordie Band Forever

Profile and Interview by Dave Laing, Let It Rock, October 1972

FINCHLEY CENTRAL, you'll recall, was a hit record for the New Vaudeville Band (I think it was the follow-up to the equally appalling 'Winchester Cathedral').It's ...

Van Morrison: Saint Dominic's Preview (Warner Bros.)

Review by Dave Laing, Let It Rock, October 1972

LIKE ANYONE else, a record reviewer has certain expectations and anticipations of an album before he hears it, and tends to judge it on whether ...

Graham Bond, Pete Brown and His Battered Ornaments: Graham Bond & Pete Brown: Premium Bond

Profile and Interview by Dave Laing, Let It Rock, December 1972

TEN YEARS ago, Graham Bond was playing alto sax at the Marquee on Tuesday nights with Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated, and then with his equally ...

David Bowie: Bowie Zowie

Comment by Dave Laing, Let It Rock, June 1973

WHAT YOU THINK of Bowie depends on your idea of rock-and-roll. It's no good criticising him for falling short in what he's trying to do, ...

John Martyn: Fire and Water: The Elemental, Avant-Garde John Martyn

Comment by Dave Laing, Let It Rock, 1 December 1973

1967: "SO THERE I WAS on this barge on the river wearing nothing but denims and a smile…" so runs the sleeve note on London ...

Yes

Essay by Dave Laing, Let It Rock, February 1974

IF IT HADN'T been for Sgt Pepper, Paramhansa Yogananda would never have become part of the rock tradition. ...

Gallagher & Lyle: Gallagher and Lyle: Music For The People

Profile and Interview by Dave Laing, Let It Rock, April 1974

BENNY GALLAGHER and Graham Lyle aren't singer-songwriters, they're songwriters who sing. They are not really interested in the idea of baring their souls before the ...

Richard and Linda Thompson: British Hokey Pokey

Profile and Interview by Dave Laing, Let It Rock, May 1974

ALTHOUGH the mid sixties was a golden era for British rock, very few of the best artists from that time have survived as significant parts ...

Paul Simon, Simon & Garfunkel: Paul Simon: Not So Simple Simon

Essay by Dave Laing, Let It Rock, June 1974

Dave Laing surveys Paul Simon's ten years in music ...

Stealers Wheel

Comment by Dave Laing, Let It Rock, May 1975

THEY STARTED a bit more than three years ago as a sort of supergroup of Scottish songwriters, and for the next couple of years changed ...

Bill Monroe: Greyfriars Monastery, Glasgow

Live Review by Dave Laing, Sounds, 10 May 1975

Kentucky Friar Bluegrass: At 63, Bill Monroe's Fingers Are Still as Nimble As Ever. Dave Laing reports from Greyfriars Monastery, near Glasgow. ...

Bread: Gates' Philosophical Process

Profile and Interview by Dave Laing, Sounds, 10 May 1975

ONE IMPORTANT fact about the geography of American rock which often gets overlooked is the importance of Oklahoma in the scheme of things. Not the ...

Patto: Dingwalls, London

Live Review by Dave Laing, Sounds, 31 May 1975

BEFORE THEY split up in 1972, Patto had the reputation of being a "Musicians' band". Which made them feel good but didn't pay for life's ...

Joan Baez, Ry Cooder, Jim Croce, John Denver, Arlo Guthrie, Gordon Lightfoot, John Prine: Singer-Songwriters: Back To The Roots!

Overview by Dave Laing, Melody Maker, 21 June 1975

In this exclusive extract from a major new rock book, The Electric Muse, Dave Laing investigates the post-Woodstock singer/songwriter syndrome, and charts the rise in ...

Patto: The Torrington, London

Live Review by Dave Laing, Sounds, 19 July 1975

IT WAS, as they say, a night to remember. The queue outside London's Torrington last Sunday stretched right down the road, and dozens were left ...

Henry Cow, Slapp Happy: Henry Cow/Slapp Happy: In Praise of Learning (Virgin V2027)

Review by Dave Laing, Let It Rock, September 1975

IN THE PAST, Henry Cow have tended to be slotted into a critical compartment reserved for 'English Avant-Garde, jazzy/ eccentric', alongside Hatfield and the North, ...

Boxer: Patto With Punch

Report and Interview by Dave Laing, Sounds, 4 October 1975

A FEW WEEKS ago, the Bay City Rollers, plus entourage of managers, accountants and the rest were whisked out to The Manor in deepest Oxfordshire, ...

Steve Gibbons Band: Steve Gibbons

Profile and Interview by Dave Laing, Sounds, 4 October 1975

There's an extra bonus for those of you with tickets for the Who's upcoming tour. It comes in the shape of the Steve Gibbons Band. ...

Henry Cow: North London Polytechnic

Live Review by Dave Laing, Sounds, 7 February 1976

Moo-sic to revolve to ...

Phil Ochs Dead

Obituary by Dave Laing, Street Life, 1 May 1976

PHIL OCHS, who committed suicide in Los Angeles on April 9, was among the most sardonic and militant of the Greenwich Village folksingers of the ...

Pete Seeger: Johnny Appleseed

Retrospective by Dave Laing, History of Rock, The, 1982

Pete Seeger spread the word throughout America ...

Sugarcane Harris: Don "Sugarcane" Harris, 1939-1999

Obituary by Dave Laing, Guardian, The, 3 January 2000

THE JAZZ, BLUES and rock violinist Don "Sugarcane" Harris, who has died of pulmonary illness aged 61, played on four of Frank Zappa's albums, including ...

2 Live Crew

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

David Mr Mix Hobbs; Chris Fresh Kid-Ice Won Wong; Brother Marquis Ross; Luther Campbell ...

2 Unlimited

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Anita Doth, b. 28 December 1971, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (replaced by Marjon van Iwaarden, b. 18 June 1974, Kruiningen); Ray Slijngaard, b. 28 June 1971, ...

ABBA

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, 'Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music', 2001

Benny Andersson, b. 16 December 1946, Stockholm, Sweden; Agnetha Fältskog, b. 5 April 1950, Jönköping; Anni-Frid Lyngstad, b. 15 November 1945, Björkasen, Norway; Björn Ulvaeus, ...

ABC

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

Martin Fry, b. 9 March 1958, Manchester, England; Mark Lickley; David Robinson; Stephen Singleton, b. 17 April 1959, Sheffield; Mark White, b. 1 April 1961, ...

Afghan Whigs

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

John Curley; Greg Dulli; Steve Earle (replaced by Paul Buchignani, replaced by Michael Horrigan); Rick McCollum ...

A-ha

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

Magne Foruholmen, b. 1 November 1962, Norway; Morten Harket, b. 14 September 1959, Norway; Pal Waaktar, b. 6 September 1963, Oslo ...

Air

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

Jean-Benoit Dunckel, b. Versailles, France; Nicolas Godin, b. Versailles, France ...

Air Supply

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Russell Hitchcock, b. 15 June 1949, Melbourne, Australia; Graham Russell, b. 1 June 1950, England; Ralph Cooper, b. 6 April 1951, Coffs Harbour, Australia; Frank ...

Alabama

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

Randy Yeull Owen, b. 13 December 1949, Fort Payne, Alabama, USA; Jeffrey Alan Cook, b. 27 August 1949, Fort Payne; Teddy Wayne Gentry, b. 22 ...

Albert Ammons

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 23 September 1907, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 2 December 1949, Chicago ...

Albert Lee

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 21 December 1943, Leominster, Herefordshire, England ...

Alice In Chains

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

Jerry Cantrell, b. 18 March 1966, Tacoma, Washington, USA; Sean Kinney, b. 26 May 1966, Seattle, Washington; Layne Staley, b. 22 August 1967, Bellevue, Washington; ...

Amos Milburn

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 1 April 1926, Houston, Texas, USA, d. 13 January 1980, Houston ...

Amy Grant

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 25 November 1960, Augusta, Georgia, USA ...

Angela Winbush

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. St Louis, Missouri, USA ...

Arrested Development

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Speech, b. Todd Thomas, 25 October 1968, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; DJ Headliner, b. Timothy Barnwell, 26 July 1967, New Jersey; Montsho Eshe, b. Temelca Gaither, ...

Art Ensemble of Chicago: Art Ensemble Of Chicago

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

Roscoe Mitchell, b. 3 August 1940, Chicago, Illinois, USA; Joseph Jarman, b. 14 September 1937, Pine Bluff, Arkansas; Lester Bowie, b. 11 October 1941, Frederick, ...

Arthur Alexander

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 10 May 1940, Florence, Alabama, USA, d. 13 June 1993, Nashville, Tennessee ...

Arthur Prysock

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 2 January 1929, Spartanburg, North Carolina, USA, d. 21 June 1997, Hamilton, Bermuda ...

Artie Shaw

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Arthur Jacob Arshawsky, 23 May 1910, New York, USA ...

Atlanta Rhythm Section

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Barry Bailey, b. 12 June 1948, Decatur, Georgia, USA; Paul Goddard, b. 23 June 1945, Rome, Georgia; J. R. Cobb, b. 5 February 1944, Birmingham, ...

B.J. Thomas: B. J. Thomas

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Billy Joe Thomas, 27 August 1942, Houston, Texas, USA ...

Backstreet Boys

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Nick Carter, b. 28 January 1980, Jamestown, New York, USA; Howie Dorough, b. 22 August 1973, Orlando, Florida; Brian Littrell, b. 20 February 1975, Lexington, ...

Barbara Lynn

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Barbara Lynn Ozen, 16 January 1942, Beaumont, Texas, USA ...

Barry Adamson

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Manchester, England ...

Barry McGuire

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 15 October 1937, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA ...

Bert Berns

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Bert Russell, 1929, d. 31 December 1967, New York, USA ...

Betty Everett

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 23 November 1939, Greenwood, Mississippi, USA ...

Big Maybelle

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Mabel Louise Smith, 1 May 1924, Jackson, Tennessee, USA, d. 23 January 1972 ...

Bill Black

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 17 September 1926, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, d. 21 October 1965, Memphis ...

Bill Justis

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 14 October 1927, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, d. 15 July 1982 ...

Bill Laswell

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, 'Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music', 2001

ONE OF THE new breed of record producers of the '80s and '90s, Laswell regards songs as "an old-fashioned primitive format". He is renowned for ...

Billy Eckstine

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. William Clarence Eckstein, 8 July 1913, Pittsburgh, USA, d. 8 March 1993, Pennsylvania ...

Billy Ocean

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Leslie Sebastian Charles, 21 January 1950, Trinidad ...

Blind Willie McTell

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 5 May 1901, Thomson, Georgia, USA, d. 19 August 1959, Milledgeville, Georgia ...

Blues Traveler

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Brendan Hill, b. 27 March 1970, London, England; Chan Kinchla, b. 29 May 1969, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; John Popper, b. 29 March 1967, Cleveland, Ohio, ...

Bob and Marcia

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Bob Andy, b. Keith Anderson, 1944, Kingston, Jamaica; Marcia Griffiths, b. Kingston ...

Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys: Bob Wills

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 6 March 1905, Limestone County, Texas, USA, d. 13 May 1975, Fort Worth, Texas ...

Bobby Darin

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Walden Robert Cassotto, 14 May 1936, New York, USA, d. 20 December 1973, Los Angeles, California ...

Bobby Goldsboro

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 18 January 1941, Marianna, Florida, USA ...

Bobby Hebb

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 26 July 1941, Nashville, Tennessee, USA ...

Bobby Rydell

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Robert Louis Ridarelli, 26 April 1940, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA ...

Bobby Vee

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Robert Thomas Velline, 30 April 1943, Fargo, North Dakota, USA ...

Bobby Vinton

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Stanley Robert Vinton, 16 April 1935, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA ...

Bonnie Tyler

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Gaynor Hopkins, 8 June 1951, Skewen, Wales ...

Boyz II Men

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

Wanya 'Squirt' Morris, b. 29 July 1973, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Michael 'Bass' McCary, b. 16 December 1972, Philadelphia; Shawn 'Slim' Stockman, b. 26 September 1972; ...

Boyzone

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Keith Duffy, b. 1 October 1974; Stephen Gately, b. 17 March 1976; Mike Graham, b. 15 August 1972; Ronan Keating, b. 3 March 1977; Shane ...

Brian Hyland

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 12 November 1944, New York, USA ...

Bruce Hornsby

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 23 November 1954, Williamsburg, USA ...

Bryan Adams

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Bryan Guy Adams, 5 November 1959, Kingston, Ontario, Canada ...

Buck Owens

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Alvis Edgar Owens, 12 August 1929, Sherman, Texas, USA ...

Byron Lee & The Dragonaires: Byron Lee

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Ken Lazarus, Jamaica ...

Cannonball Adderley

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Julian Adderley, 15 September 1928, Tampa, Florida, USA, d. 8 August 1975, Gary, Indiana ...

Captain and Tennille

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Daryl Dragon, b. 27 August 1942, Los Angeles, California, USA; Toni Tennille, b. 8 May 1943, Montgomery, Alabama ...

Carolyn Hester

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 1936, Waco, Texas, USA ...

Celia Cruz

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Santos Saurez, 21 October 1920, Havana, Cuba ...

Chairmen Of The Board: Chairmen of the Board

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

"General" Norman Johnson, b. 23 May 1943, Norfolk, Virginia, USA; Eddie Curtis; Harrison Kennedy, b. Ontario, Canada; Danny Woods, b. 10 April 1944, Atlanta, Georgia. ...

Champion Jack Dupree

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. William Thomas Dupree, 4 July 1910, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 21 January 1992 ...

Charley Pride

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 18 March 1938, Sledge, Mississippi, USA ...

The Charlie Daniels Band: Charlie Daniels Band, The

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Charlie Daniels, b. 28 October 1943, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA; Joel Di Gregorio, b. Worcester, Massachusetts; Tom Crain; Charlie Hayward; Fred Edwards; Don Murray; Charlie ...

Charlie Haden

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Charles Edward Haden, 6 August 1937, Shenandoah, Iowa, USA ...

Chas and Dave

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Charles (Chas) Hodges, b. 28 December 1943, London, England; Dave Peacock, b. 24 May 1945, London; Mick Burt, b. 23 August 1943 ...

Chip Taylor

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. James Wesley Voight, 1940, New York, USA ...

Chris Blackwell

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 22 June 1937, London, England ...

Chris De Burgh

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Christopher Davison, 15 October 1948, Argentina ...

Chris Rea

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 4 March 1951, Middlesbrough, Cleveland, England ...

Christy Moore

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 1946, Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland ...

Chuck Willis

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 31 January 1928, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, d. 10 April 1958, Atlanta ...

Cleo Laine

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Clementina Dinah Campbell, 27 October 1928, Middlesex, England ...

Commander Cody

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, 'Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music', 2001

b. George Frayne, 19 July 1944, Boise, Idaho, USA ...

Crystal Gayle

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Brenda Gail Webb, 9 January 1951, Paintsville, Kentucky, USA ...

Cyndi Lauper

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, 'Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music', 2001

b. Cynthia Anne Stephanie Lauper, 22 June 1953, Brooklyn, New York, USA ...

Dan Fogelberg

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 13 August 1951, Peoria, Illinois, USA ...

Dandy Livingstone

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Robert Livingstone Thompson, 1944, Kingston, Jamaica ...

Danny and the Juniors

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Danny Rapp, b. 10 May 1941, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 5 April 1983, Arizona; Dave White, b. David White Tricker, September 1940, Philadelphia (replaced by ...

Danny Elfman, Oingo Boingo: Danny Elfman

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 1954, Los Angeles, California, USA ...

Danny O'Keefe

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 1943, Wenatchee, Washington, USA ...

Dave Bartholomew

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 24 December 1920, Edgard, Louisiana, USA ...

Dave Edmunds

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, 'Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music', 2001

b. 15 April 1944, Cardiff, Wales ...

Dave Matthews Band

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Dave Matthews, b. 9 January 1967, Johannesburg, South Africa; LeRoi Moore, b. Charlottesville, Virginia, USA; Carter Beauford, b. Charlottesville, Virginia; Boyd Tinsley; Stefan Lessard, b. ...

Dave Van Ronk

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 30 June 1936, Brooklyn, New York, USA ...

David Ackles

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 20 February 1937, Rock Island, Illinois, USA, d. 2 March 1999, Tujanga, California ...

David Essex

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

b. David Albert Cook, 23 July 1947, London, England ...

David Sanborn

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 30 July 1945, Tampa, Florida, USA ...

Debbie Gibson

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 31 August 1970, Long Island, New York, USA ...

Deee-Lite

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Lady Miss Kier, b. Kieren Kirby, Youngstown, Ohio, USA; Super DJ Dimitry, b. Dimitry Brill, Kiev, Ukraine; DJ Towa Tei, b. Doug Wa-Chung, Tokyo, Japan ...

Def Leppard

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, 'Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music', 2001

Frank Noon (replaced by Rick Allen, b. 1 November 1963); Steve Clark, b. 23 April 1960, d. 8 January 1991, London (replaced by Vivian Campbell, ...

Deford Bailey

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 1899, Carthage, Tennessee, USA, d. July 1982, Nashville, Tennessee ...

Delirious?

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Stuart Garrard, b. 7 June 1966, Ipswich, England; Tim Jupp, b. 1 May 1966, Eastbourne; Martin Smith, b. 6 July 1970, Woodford Green, Essex; Stewart ...

Della Reese

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Dellareese Taliaferro, 6 July 1932, Detroit, Michigan, USA ...

Dennis Bovell

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 1953, St Peter, Barbados ...

Derrick Morgan

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 1937, Kingston, Jamaica ...

Desmond Dekker

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, 'Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music', 2001

b. Desmond Dacris, 16 July 1942, Kingston, Jamaica ...

Dinah Washington: DInah Washington

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Ruth Lee Jones, 29 August 1924, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA, d. 14 December 1963, Detroit, Michigan   ...

Django Reinhardt

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Jean Baptiste Reinhardt, 23 January 1910, Liverchies, Belgium, d. 16 May 1953, Samois, France ...

Don & Dewey

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Don 'Sugarcane' Harris, b. 18 June 1938, Pasadena, California, USA, d. 30 November 1999; Dewey Terry, b. 1938, Pasadena ...

Don Gibson

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 3 April 1928, Shelby, North Carolina, USA ...

Don Williams

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 27 May 1939, Floydada, Texas, USA ...

Doris Troy

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Doris Payne, 1937, New York, USA ...

Doug Kershaw

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Douglas James Kershaw, 24 January 1936, Teil Ridge, Louisiana, USA ...

Duke Ellington

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Edward Kennedy Ellington, 29 April 1899, Washington DC, USA, d. 24 May 1974, New York ...

Earl Bostic

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 25 April 1913, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, d. 28 October 1965, Rochester, New York ...

Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 18 December 1917, Houston, Texas, USA, d. 2 July 1988 ...

Eels

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

Butch; Mark 'E' Everett; Tommy (replaced by Elton Jones) ...

Electric Light Orchestra (ELO)

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, 'Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music', 2001

Bev Bevan, b. 25 November 1945, Birmingham, England; Melvyn Gale, b. 15 January 1952, London; Kelly Groucutt, b. 8 September 1952, London; Mik Kaminski, b. ...

Emile Ford

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Emile Sweetman, 16 October 1937, Nassau, Bahamas ...

Enya

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Eithne Brennan, 17 May 1961, Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland ...

Erasure

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

Vince Clarke, b. 3 July 1960, Basildon, Essex, England; Andy Bell, b. 25 April 1964, Peterborough, Northants, England ...

Ernest Tubb

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b. 9 February 1914, Crisp, Texas, USA, d. 6 September 1984, Nashville, Tennessee ...

Ernie K-Doe

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b. Ernest Kador Jnr, 22 February 1936, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA ...

Europe

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Joey Tempest; Kee Marcello; John Leven; Mic Michaeli; Ian Haughland ...

Ewan MacColl

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b. William Miller, 25 January 1915, Auchterarder, Scotland, d. 22 October 1989, London, England ...

Ewart Abner

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b. 1923, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 27 December 1997, Los Angeles ...

Extreme

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Nuno Bettancourt, b. 20 September 1966, Azores, Portugal; Gary Cherone, b. 24 July 1961, Malden, Massachusetts, USA; Paul Geary, b. 2 July 1961, Medford, Massachusetts; ...

Fabian

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b. Fabian Forte Bonaparte, 6 February 1943, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA ...

Faith No More

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Roddy Bottum, b. 1 July 1963, Los Angeles, California, USA; Mike 'Puffy' Bordin, b. 27 November 1962, San Francisco, California; Billy Gould, b. 24 April ...

Felice and Boudleaux Bryant

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Boudleaux, b. 13 February 1920, Shellman, Georgia, USA, d. 30 June 1987; Felice Scaduto, b. 7 August 1925, Milwaukee, Wisconsin ...

Floyd Cramer

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b. 27 October 1933, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA, d. 31 December 1997 ...

Fontella Bass

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b. 3 July 1940, St Louis, Missouri, USA ...

Frankie Avalon

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b. Francis Avallone, 18 September 1939, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA ...

Frankie Ford

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b. 1941, Gretna, Louisiana, USA ...

Frankie Laine

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WITH CUMULATIVE sales of over 100 million discs, Laine was the most successful of the big-voiced balladeers – one contemporary reviewer described him as the ...

Freddie & The Dreamers

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Freddie Garrity, b. 14 November 1940; Pete Birrell, b. 9 May 1941; Roy Crewsdon, b. 29 May 1941; Bernard Dwyer, b. 11 September 1940; Derek ...

Freddie Jackson

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b. 2 October 1956, Harlem, New York City, USA ...

Freddy Cannon

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b. Frederick Anthony Picariello, 4 December 1939, Revere, Massachusetts, USA ...

Furry Lewis

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b. Walter Lewis, 6 March 1893, Greenwood, Mississippi, USA, d. 14 September 1981, Memphis, Tennessee ...

Gary Puckett & The Union Gap

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Gary Puckett, b. 17 October 1942, Hibbing, Minnesota, USA; Dwight Bement, b. 28 December 1945, San Diego, California; Kerry Chater, b. 7 August 1945, Vancouver, ...

Gary US Bonds

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b. Gary Anderson, 6 June 1939, Jacksonville, Florida, USA ...

Gene McDaniels

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b. 12 February 1935, Kansas City, Missouri, USA ...

George Strait

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b. 18 May 1952, Poteet, Texas, USA ...

Gerry Rafferty, Stealers Wheel: Gerry Rafferty

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b. 16 April 1947, Paisley, Scotland ...

The Gipsy Kings: Gipsy Kings, The

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Jahoul 'Chico' Bouchikhi; Nicolas Reyes, b. 1957; Andre Reyes; Tonino Baliardo; Canut Reyes ...

Gloria Estefan

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b. Gloria Maria Fajardo, 1 September 1957, Havana, Cuba ...

Gordon Lightfoot

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b. 17 November 1938, Orillia, Ontario, Canada ...

Grant Lee Buffalo

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Paul Kimble (replaced by Dan Rothchild); Joey Peters; Grant Lee Phillips ...

Guy Mitchell

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b. Al Cernik, 21 February 1927, Detroit, Michigan, USA, d. 12 July 1999 ...

Hank Thompson

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b. Henry William Thompson, 3 September 1925, Waco, Texas, USA ...

Hank Williams Jr.

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b. Randall Hank Williams Jnr, 26 May 1949, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA ...

Harper's Bizarre: Harpers Bizarre

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Ted Templeman, b. 24 October 1944; Eddie James, b. Santa Cruz, California; John Peterson, b. 8 January 1945, San Francisco; Dick Scoppettone, b. 5 July ...

Harry Connick Jr

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b. 11 September 1967, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA ...

Helen Reddy

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b. 25 October 1941, Melbourne, Australia ...

Hootie and the Blowfish

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Mark Bryan, b. 6 May 1967, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA; Dean Felber, b. 9 June 1967, Bethesda, Maryland; Darius Rucker, b. 13 May 1966, Charlston, South ...

Howard Jones

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b. John Howard Jones, 23 February 1955, Southampton, Hampshire, England ...

Hoyt Axton

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b. 25 March 1932, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA, d. 26 October 1999, Oklahoma ...

Ian and Sylvia

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Ian Tyson, b. September 1933, British Columbia, Canada; Sylvia Fricker, b. September 1940, Chatham, Ontario ...

Inez & Charlie Foxx: Inez and Charlie Foxx

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Charlie, b. 29 October 1939, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA, d. 18 September 1998; Inez, b. 9 September 1944, Greensboro ...

Inner City

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Kevin Saunderson, b. 9 May 1964, Brooklyn, New York, USA; Paris Grey, b. Shanna Jackson, 5 November 1965, Glencove, Illinois ...

Iron Butterfly

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Ron Bushy, b. 23 September 1941, Washington DC, USA; Darryl deLoach, b. San Diego, California; Doug Ingle, b. 9 September 1947, Omaha, Nebraska; Jerry Penrod, ...

J.B. Lenoir: J. B. Lenoir

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b. 5 March 1929, Monticello, Mississippi, USA, d. 29 April 1967, Urbana, Illinois ...

Jack Scott

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b. Jack Scafone, 28 January 1938, Windsor, Ontario, Canada ...

Jackie Edwards

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b. Wilfred Edwards, 1938, Kingston, Jamaica, d. 15 August 1992 ...

James Burton

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b. 21 August 1939, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA ...

James Carr

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ONE OF THE finest exponents of Southern soul, whose intense performances won him a strong cult following, Carr made the original versions of the often-recorded ...

James Last

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b. Hans Last, 17 April 1929, Bremen, Germany ...

Jason Donovan

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b. 1 June 1968, Melbourne, Australia ...

Jay & The Americans: Jay & the Americans

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Sandy Deane, b. Sandy Yaguda, 30 January 1943; Howie Kane, b. 6 June 1942; Marty Sanders, b. 28 February 1941; John Jay Traynor (replaced by ...

Jennifer Warnes

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b. 3 March 1947, Seattle, Washington, USA ...

Jerry Jeff Walker

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b. Ronald Clyde Crosby, 16 March 1942, Oneonta, New York State, USA ...

Jerry Ragovoy

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b. 1935, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA ...

Jerry Reed

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b. Jerry Hubbard, 20 March 1937, Atlanta, Georgia, USA ...

Jewel

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b. Jewel Kilcher, 23 May 1974, Payson, Utah, USA ...

Jim Croce

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b. 10 January 1943, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 20 September 1973, Natchitoches, Louisiana ...

Jim Reeves

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b. 20 August 1923, Galloway, Texas, USA, d. 31 July 1964, Nashville, Tennessee ...

Jimmy Buffett

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b. 25 December 1946, Mobile, Alabama, USA ...

Jimmy Clanton

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b. 2 September 1940, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA ...

Jimmy Jones

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b. 2 June 1937, Birmingham, Alabama, USA ...

Joe Ely

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A CRITICS' FAVOURITE, Ely's brash high-energy blend of Texas honky-tonk styles and rock was an important influence on country performers at a time when the ...

Joe Satriani

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b. 15 July 1957, Long Island, USA ...

Joe Tex

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b. Joseph Arrington Jnr, 8 August 1933, Baytown, Texas, USA, d. 13 August 1982, Navasota, Texas ...

John D. Loudermilk

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b. 31 March 1934, Durham, North Carolina, USA ...

John Hartford

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b. John Harford, 30 December 1937, New York, USA ...

John Holt

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b. 1947, Kingston, Jamaica ...

John Stewart

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b. 5 September 1939, San Diego, California, USA ...

Johnnie Ray

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b. John Alvin Ray, 10 January 1927, Dallas, Oregon, USA, d. 24 February 1990, Los Angeles ...

Johnny Ace

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b. John Marshall Alexander Jnr, 9 June 1929, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, d. 23 December 1954, Houston, Texas ...

Johnny and The Hurricanes

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Johnny Paris, b. 1941; Tony Kaye (replaced by Bill Savitch, replaced by Lynn Bruce, replaced by Jay Drake); Lionel 'Butch' Mattice, b. 1941 (replaced by ...

Johnny Burnette

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b. 25 March 1934, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, d. 14 August 1964, Clear Lake, California ...

Johnny Copeland

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b. 27 March 1937, Haynesville, Louisiana, USA, d. 3 July 1997 ...

Johnny Hallyday

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b. Jean-Philippe Smets, 15 June 1943, Paris, France ...

Johnny Horton

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b. 30 April 1927, Tyler, Texas, USA, d. 5 November 1960, Milano, Texas ...

Johnny Kidd & The Pirates: Johnny Kidd & the Pirates

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Johnny Kidd - b. Frederick Heath, 23 December 1939, Willesden, London, England, d. 7 October 1966, Lancashire ...

Johnny Mathis

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b. 30 September 1935, San Francisco, California, USA ...

Johnny Preston

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b. John Preston Courville, 18 August 1939, Port Arthur, Texas, USA ...

Johnny Tillotson

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b. 20 April 1939, Jacksonville, Florida, USA ...

Jonathan Richman

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b. 16 May 1951, Boston, Massachusetts, USA ...

Jose Feliciano

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b. 10 September 1945, Lares, Puerto Rico ...

Josh White

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September b. 11 February 1915, Greenville, South Carolina, USA, d. 5 1969, Manhasset, New York ...

Judy Garland

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b. Frances Ethel Gumm, 10 June 1922, Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA, d. 22 June 1969, London, England ...

Kathy Mattea

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b. 21 June 1959, Cross Lanes, West Virginia, USA ...

Kenny Rogers

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b. Kenneth Donald Rogers, 21 August 1937, Houston, Texas, USA ...

Kim Carnes

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b. 20 July 1945, Los Angeles, California, USA ...

King Curtis

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b. Curtis Ousley, 7 February 1934, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, d. 13 August 1971, New York ...

King Sunny Ade

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b. Sunday Adeniyi, 1946, Ondo State, Nigeria ...

King Tubby

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b. Osborne Lawrence, 28 January 1941, Kingston, Jamaica, d. 6 February 1989, Kingston ...

Lambchop

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Paul Burch Jr; C Scott Chase; Dennis Cronin; John Delworth; Allen Lowery; Alex McManus; Jonathan Marx; Mark Nevers; Paul Niehaus; Matt Swanson; Marc Trovillion; Deanna ...

Lambert, Hendricks & Ross: Lambert, Hendricks and Ross

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Jon Hendricks, b. John Carl Hendricks, 16 September 1921, Newark, Ohio, USA; Dave Lambert, b. 1917, Boston, Massachusetts, d. 1966; Annie Ross, b. Annabelle Lynch, ...

Laurel Aitken

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b. 1928, Cuba ...

LaVern Baker

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b. 11 November 1929, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 10 March 1997, New York ...

Leadbelly

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b. Huddie Ledbetter, 29 January 1889, Mooringsport, Louisiana, USA, d. 6 December 1949, New York ...

Lee Dorsey

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b. 24 December 1924, Portland, Oregon, USA, d. 2 December 1986, New Orleans, Louisiana ...

Leon Redbone

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b. 1941 Toronto, Canada ...

Leon Russell

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b. Hank Wilson, 2 April 1941, Lawton, Oklahoma, USA ...

Leonard Feather

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b. 13 September 1914, London, England, d. 22 September 1994, New York, USA ...

Les Paul

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b. Lester Polfuss, 9 June 1915, Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA ...

Lionel Richie

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b. Lionel Brockman Richie Jnr, 20 June 1949, Tuskegee, Alabama, USA ...

Lisa Stansfield

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b. 11 April 1966, Rochdale, Lancashire, England ...

Little Anthony & the Imperials: Little Anthony and The Imperials

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Little Anthony, b. Anthony Gourdine, 8 January 1940, Brooklyn, New York, USA; Tracy Lord (replaced by Sam Strain, b. 9 December 1940); Ernest Wright, b. ...

Little Milton

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b. Milton Campbell, 7 September 1934, Inverness, Mississippi, USA ...

Little River Band

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Beeb Birtles, b. Gerard Bertlekamp, 28 November 1948, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Rick Formosa, b. Italy (replaced by David Briggs, b. 26 January 1951, Melbourne, replaced by ...

Lloyd Price

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b. 9 March 1933, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA ...

Lou Adler

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b. 1935, Los Angeles, California, USA ...

Lou Christie

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b. Lugee Geno Sacco, 19 February 1943, Glenn Willard, Pennsylvania, USA ...

Lou Rawls

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b. 1 December 1937, Chicago, Illinois, USA ...

Louis Armstrong

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b. 4 July 1898, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 6 July 1971, New York ...

Louis Jordan

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b. 8 July 1908, Brinkley, Arkansas, USA, d. 4 February 1975, Los Angeles, California ...

Luscious Jackson

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Jill Cunniff, b. 1968, New York, USA; Gabby Glaser, b. 1968, New York; Kate Schellenbach, b. 1967, New York; Vivian Trimble, b. New York ...

Luther Ingram

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b. 30 November 1944, Jackson, Tennessee, USA ...

Lynn Anderson

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b. 26 September, 1947, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA ...

Ma Rainey

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b. Gertrude Melissa Nix Pridgett, 26 April 1886, Columbus, Georgia, USA, d. 22 December 1939, Georgia ...

Mac Davis

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b. 21 January 1941, Lubbock, Texas, USA ...

Magic Sam

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b. Samuel Maghett, 14 February 1937, Grenada, Mississippi, USA, d. 1 December 1969, Chicago, Illinois ...

Mance Lipscomb

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b. 9 April 1895, Navasota, Texas, USA, d. 30 January 1976, Navasota ...

Martin Carthy

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b. 21 May 1940, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England ...

Marty Robbins

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b. Martin D. Robinson, 26 September 1925, Glendale, Arizona, USA, d. 8 December 1982, Nashville, Tennessee ...

Marty Wilde

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b. Reginald Leonard Smith, 15 April 1936, Blackheath, London, England ...

Marv Johnson

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b. 15 October 1938, Detroit, Michigan, USA, d. 15 May 1993, South Carolina ...

Marvin Rainwater

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b. Marvin Percy, 2 July 1925, Wichita, Kansas, USA ...

Mary Chapin Carpenter

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b. 21 January 1958, Princeton, New Jersey, USA ...

Masters at Work

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Lil' Louis Vega; Kenny 'Dope' Gonzalez ...

Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs

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Maurice Williams, b. 26 April 1938, Lancaster, North Carolina, USA; Willie Bennet; Henry Gaston; Charles Thomas ...

Maxi Priest

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b. Maxwell Elliott, 1962, Manchester, England ...

MC Hammer

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b. Stanley Burrell, 30 March 1962, Oakland, California, USA ...

Merle Travis

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b. 29 November 1917, Ebenezer, Kentucky, USA, d. 20 October 1983, Tahlequah, Oklahoma ...

Merrill Moore

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b. 26 September 1923, Algona, Iowa, USA ...

Mica Paris

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b. Michelle Warren, 1969, London, England ...

Michael Bolton

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b. Michael Bolotin, 26 February 1953, New Haven, Connecticut, USA ...

Mickey Newbury

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b. 19 May 1940, Houston, Texas, USA ...

Midnight Oil

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Peter Garrett, b. 1954, Sydney, Australia; Jim Moginie, b. Sydney; Martin Rotsey, b. Sydney; Dwayne Hillman, b. New Zealand; Rob Hirst, b. Sydney ...

Missy Elliott: Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott

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b. Melissa Elliott, 1 July 1972, Portsmouth, Virginia, USA ...

Mogwai

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Dominic Aitchisin, aka Demonic, b. Glasgow, Scotland; Stuart Braithwaite, aka pLasmatroN, b. Glasgow; Martin Bulloch, aka Bionic, b. Glasgow; Barry Burns, b. Lanarkshire, Scotland; John ...

Molly Hatchet

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Danny Joe Brown, b. 1951, Jacksonville, Florida, USA (replaced by Jimmy Farrar, b. La Grange, Georgia); Bruce Crump (replaced by Barry Borden, b. 12 May ...

Mongo Santamaria

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b. Ramos Santamaria, 7 April 1922, Havana, Cuba ...

Mose Allison

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b. 11 November 1927, Tippo, Mississippi, USA ...

Mott The Hoople

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Verden Allen, b. 26 May 1944 (replaced by Morgan Fisher); Dale 'Buffin' Griffin, b. 24 October 1948; Mick Ralphs, b. 31 March 1948, Hereford, England ...

Narada Michael Walden

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b. 23 April 1952, Kalamazoo, Michigan ...

Nathan Abshire

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b. 27 June 1913, near Gueydan, Louisiana, USA, d. 13 May 1981, Basile, Louisiana ...

Neil Diamond

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b. 24 January 1941, Brooklyn, New York, USA ...

Neil Sedaka

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b. 13 March 1939, Brooklyn, New York, USA ...

Nile Rodgers

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b. 19 September 1952, New York, USA ...

Norman Greenbaum

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b. 20 November 1942, Malden, Massachusetts, USA ...

Nucleus

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Ian Carr, b. 21 April 1933, Dumfries, Scotland; Jeff Clyne (replaced by Roy Babbington); Karl Jenkins (replaced by Dave MacRae); John Marshall; Brian Smith; Chris ...

Otis Rush

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b. 29 April 1934, Philadelphia, Mississippi, USA ...

Otis Spann

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b. 21 March 1930, Jackson, Mississippi, USA, d. 24 April 1970, Chicago, Illinois ...

Owen Bradley, Patsy Cline, Brenda Lee: Owen Bradley

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b. 21 October 1915, Westmoreland, Tennessee, USA, d. 7 January 1998 ...

P.J. Proby: P. J. Proby

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b. James Marcus Smith, 6 November 1938, Houston, Texas, USA ...

LaBelle, Patti LaBelle: Patti Labelle and the Blue Belles

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Cindy Birdsong, b. 15 December 1939, Camden, New Jersey, USA; Sarah Dash, b. 24 May 1942, Trenton, New Jersey; Nona Hendryx, b. 18 August 1945, ...

Paul and Paula

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Paul, b. Ray Hildebrand, 21 December 1940, Joshua, Texas, USA; Paula, b. Jill Jackson, 20 May 1942, McCaney, Texas ...

Paul Anka

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b. 30 July 1941, Ottawa, Canada ...

Paul Williams

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b. 19 September 1940, Omaha, Nebraska, USA ...

Paula Abdul

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DANCER AND choreographer Paula Abdul was one of America's most successful singers of the early '90s. Her first three albums of lightweight pop-dance music offered ...

Peabo Bryson

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b. Robert Peabo Bryson, 13 April 1951, Greenville, South Carolina ...

Peggy Lee

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b. Norma Egstrom, 26 May 1920, Jamestown, North Dakota, USA ...

Percy Mayfield

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b. 12 August 1920, Minden, Louisiana, USA, d. 11 August 1984, Los Angeles, California ...

Pete Drake

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b. 8 October 1932, Augusta, Georgia, USA, d. 29 July 1988, Nashville, Tennessee ...

Pete Seeger

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b. 3 May 1919, New York, USA ...

Peter Skellern

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b. 1947, Bury, Lancashire, England ...

Phil Upchurch

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b. Chicago, Illinois, USA ...

Piano Red

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b. William Lee Perryman, 19 October 1911, Hampton, Georgia, USA, d. 25 July 1985 ...

Pizzicato Five

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Yashuaru Konishi; Keitaro Takanami; Maki Nomiya ...

Pure Prairie League

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Craig Lee Fuller, b. 18 July 1949, Portsmouth, Ohio, USA; George Powell, b. North Carolina; John Call; Jim Lantham; Jim Caughlin ...

Queen Latifah

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b. Dana Owens, 18 March 1970, Newark, New Jersey, USA ...

Queensryche

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Chris De Garmo, b. 14 June 1963, Wenatchee, Washington, USA; Eddie Jackson; Scott Rockenfield, b. 15 June 1963, Seattle, Washington; Geoff Tate, b. 14 January ...

Rage Against the Machine

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Tim Commerford, b. Irvine, California, USA; Tom Morello, b. 30 May 1964, New York; Zach de la Rocha, b. 1967, Irvine, California; Brad Wilk, b. ...

Ralph McTell

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b. Ralph May, 3 December 1944, Farnborough, Kent, England ...

Ramblin' Jack Elliott

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b. Elliot Charles Adnopoz, 1 August 1931, Brooklyn, New York, USA ...

Ramsey Lewis

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b. 27 May 1935, Chicago, Illinois, USA ...

Randy Travis

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b. Randy Bruce Traywick, 4 May 1959, Marshville, North Carolina, USA ...

Ray Price

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b. 12 January 1926, Perryville, Texas, USA ...

Ray Stevens

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b. Ray Ragsdale, 24 January 1939, Clarkdale, Georgia, USA ...

Reef

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Jack Bessant, b. 19 March 1971, Wella, Somerset, England; Dominic Greensmith, b. 2 June 1970, Denby, Derbyshire; Kenwyn House, b. 1 August 1970, Tiverton, Devon; ...

REO Speedwagon

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Neal Doughty, b. 29 July 1946, Evanston, Illinois, USA; Alan Gratzer, b. 9 November 1948, Syracuse, New York (replaced by Bryan Hitt, b. 5 January ...

Richard and Mimi Fariña: Richard and Mimi Farina

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Richard Farina, b. 1937, New York, USA, d. 30 April 1966, Carmel, California; Mimi Farina, b. Mimi Baez, 30 April 1945 ...

Richard Berry

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b. 11 April 1935, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 23 January 1997 ...

Rick Springfield

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b. Richard Springthorpe, 23 August 1949, Sydney, Australia ...

Ricky Skaggs

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b. 18 July 1954, Cordell, Kentucky, USA ...

Robert "Bumps" Blackwell

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b. Robert A. Blackwell, 23 May 1922, Seattle, Washington, USA, d. 9 March 1985, Whittier, California ...

Rocket from the Crypt: Rocket From The Crypt

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Apollo 9; Atom; JC 2000; ND; John Reis, aka Speedo; Petey X ...

Rod McKuen

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b. Rodney Marvin McKuen, 29 April 1933, Oakland, California, USA ...

Roger Miller

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b. Roger Dean Miller 2 January 1936, Forth Worth, Texas, USA, d. 25 October 1992, Los Angeles, California ...

Ronnie Milsap

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b. 16 January 1944, Robbinsville, North Carolina, USA ...

Roxette

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Per Gessle, b. 12 February 1959, Halmstad, Sweden; Marie Fredriksson, b. 29 May 1958, Halmstad ...

Roy Acuff

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b. 15 September 1903, Maynardville, Tennessee, USA, d. 23 November 1992, Nashville, Tennessee ...

Roy Hamilton

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b. 16 April 1929, Leesburg, Georgia, USA, d. 20 July 1969 ...

Ruth Brown

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b. Ruth Weston, 30 January 1928, Portsmouth, Virginia, USA ...

Ryuichi Sakamoto

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b. 17 January 1952, Tokyo, Japan ...

Sandy Nelson

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b. Sander L. Nelson, 1 December 1938, Santa Monica, California, USA ...

Sandy Posey

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b. Martha Sharp, 18 June 1945, Jasper, Alabama, USA ...

Sarah McLachlan

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b. 28 January 1968, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada ...

Sepultura

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Igor Cavalera, b. Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Max Cavalera, b. Belo Horizonte; Paulo Pinto Jr., b. Belo Horizonte; Jairo T (replaced by Andreas Kisser), b. Belo ...

Shabba Ranks

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b. Rexton Fernando Gordon, 17 January 1966, Sturgetown, Jamaica, West Indies ...

Shakespears Sister

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Siobhan Marie Deidre Fahey, b. 10 September 1958, Dublin, Ireland; Marcella Detroit, b. Marcy Levy, 21 June 1959, Detroit, Michigan, USA ...

Shakin' Stevens

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b. Michael Barrett, 4 March 1948, Ely, Wales ...

Shalamar

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Jeffrey Daniels, b. 24 August 1957, Los Angeles, California, USA (replaced by Micki Free); Gerald Brown (replaced by Howard Hewitt, b. 1 October 1957, Akron, ...

Shep & The Limelites

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James 'Shep' Sheppard, b. New York, USA, d. 24 January 1970; Clarence Bassett, b. New York; Charles Baskerville, b. New York ...

Shirley and Lee

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Shirley Pixley, b. 19 June 1936, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Leonard Lee, b. 29 June 1935, New Orleans, d. 26 October 1976 ...

Shirley Ellis

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Ellis is best remembered for her performance of the series of novelty dance hits she wrote with her husband Lincoln Chase in the mid-sixties. ...

Showaddywaddy

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Dave Bartram, b. 1953; Malcolm Allured; Romeo Challenger; Russ Fields; Billy Gask; Al James; Trevor Oakes; Rod Teas ...

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

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b. Rosetta Nubin, 20 March 1915, Cotton Plant, Arkansas, USA, d. 9 October 1973, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ...

Skid Row

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Dave 'The Snake' Sabo; Sebastian Bach, b. Sebastian Bierk, 3 April 1968, Bahamas; Scotti Hill; Rob Affuso; Rachel Bolan, b. 9 February 1964 ...

Sleepy John Estes

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b. John Adam Estes, 25 January 1899, Ripley, Tennessee, USA, d. 5 June 1977, Brownsville, Tennessee ...

Snooks Eaglin

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b. Fird Eaglin, 21 January 1936, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA ...

Sonny Boy Williamson I, Sonny Boy Williamson II (Rice Miller): Sonny Boy Willamson

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Sonny Boy Williamson I, b. John Lee Williamson, 30 March 1914, Jackson, Tennessee, USA, d. 1 June 1948, Chicago, Illinois; Sonny Boy Williamson II, b. ...

Sonny Rollins

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b. Theodore Walter Rollins, 7 September 1929, New York, USA ...

Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry: Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee

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Brownie McGhee, b. Walter Brown McGhee, 30 November 1915, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, d. 16 February 1996, Oakland, California; Sonny Terry, b. Saunders Terrell, 24 October ...

Soul II Soul: SOUL II SOUL

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Jazzie B, b. Beresford Romeo, 26 January 1963, London, England; Nellee Hooper; Philip Harvey; Caron Wheeler, b. 19 January 1963 ...

Spirit

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Mark Andes, b. 19 February 1948, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (replaced by Al Staehely, b. Texas); Randy California, b. Randolph Craig Woolfe, 20 February 1951, Los ...

Taj Mahal

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b. Henry St Clair Fredericks, 17 May 1942, New York City, USA ...

Tanya Tucker

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b. Tanya Denise Tucker, 10 October 1958, Seminole, Texas, USA ...

Teddy Riley

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b. 1966, Harlem, New York City, USA ...

Ten City

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Byron Stingily; Herb Lawson; Byron Burke ...

Tennessee Ernie Ford

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b. Ernest Jennings Ford, 13 February 1919, Bristol, Tennessee, USA, d. 17 October 1991, Fullerton, Virginia ...

Tex Ritter

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b. Woodward Maurice Ritter, 12 January 1905, Pana County, Texas, USA, d. 2 January 1974, Nashville, Tennessee ...

Texas

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Eddie Campbell; Ally McErlaine; Johnny McElhone, b. 31 October 1968, Glasgow, Scotland; Stuart Kerr, b. 16 March 1963, Glasgow (replaced by Richard Hynd); Sharleen Spiteri, ...

The Albion Band

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Shirley Collins, b. 5 July 1935, Hastings, Sussex, England; Ashley Hutchings, b. 26 January 1945, Southgate, Middlesex; Dave Mattacks, b. 13 March 1948, London; Simon ...

The Amazing Rhythm Aces

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Howard R. Smith, b. 17 June 1949, Lafayette, Tennessee, USA; Billy Earheart, b. Tennessee; Barry Burton, b. Tennessee (replaced by Duncan Cameron, b. 1978, Tennessee); ...

The Bellamy Brothers

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David Bellamy, b. 16 September 1945, Derby, Florida, USA; Howard Bellamy, b. 2 February 1941, Derby ...

The Brecker Brothers

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Randy Brecker, b. Randal E. Brecker, 27 November 1945, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Michael Brecker, b. 29 March 1949, Philadelphia ...

The Champs

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Gene Alden, b. Cisco, Texas, USA (replaced by Jim Seals b. 17 October 1941, Sidney, Texas); Dave Burgess, b. Lancaster, California; Van Norman; Dale Norris, ...

The Chantels

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Arlene Smith, b. 5 October 1941, New York, USA; Sonia Goring, b. 1940, New York; Lois Harris, b. 1940, New York; Jackie Landry, b. 1940, ...

The Chiffons

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Barbara Lee, b. 16 May 1947, Bronx, New York, USA, d. May 15, 1992; Patricia Bennett, b. 7 April 1947, Bronx; Sylvia Peterson, b. 30 ...

The Christians

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Garry (Garrison) Christian, b. 1955, Merseyside, England; Roger Christian, b. 1950, Merseyside; Russell Christian, b. 8 July 1956, Merseyside; Henry Priestman, b. 21 June, Hull ...

The Clovers

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Charles White, b. 1930, Washington DC, USA; John 'Buddy' Bailey, b. 1930, Washington DC; Harold Lucas; Thomas Woods; Mathew McQator; Bill Harris; Billy Mitchell ...

The Communards

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Richard Coles, b. 23 June 1962, Northampton, England; Jimmy Somerville, b. 22 June 1961, Glasgow, Scotland ...

The Contours

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Joe Billingslea; Billy Gordon; Billy Hoggs; Hubert Johnson; Sylvester Potts; Huey Davis; Dennis Edwards; Joe Stubbs ...

The Crests

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Johnny Maestro, b. John Mastrangelo, 7 May 1939, Brooklyn, New York, USA; Jay Carter, b. 1939, Brooklyn (replaced by Eddie Wright in 1960); Harold Torres, ...

The Delfonics

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Randy Cain, b. 2 May 1945, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (replaced by Major Harris, b. Richmond, Virginia, replaced by Bruce Peterson, b. Chicago); Wilbert Hart, b. ...

The Del-Vikings

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Norman Wright, b. 21 October 1937, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Corinthian 'Kripp' Johnson, b. 1944, Cambridge, Maryland, d. 22 June 1990, Pontiac, Michigan; Donald 'Gus' Bakus, ...

The Dovells

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Len Barry, b. Leonard Borisoff, 6 December 1942, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Arnie Satin, b. 11 May 1943, Philadelphia; Jerry Summers, b. 29 December 1942, Philadelphia; ...

The Eagles

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Don Henley, b. 22 July 1946, Linden, Texas, USA; Glenn Frey, b. 6 November 1946, Detroit, Michigan; Bernie Leadon, b. 19 July 1947, Minneapolis, Minnesota ...

The Easybeats

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George Young, b. 6 November 1947, Glasgow, Scotland; Gordon 'Snowy' Fleet, b. 16 August 1946, Bootle, Lancashire, England; Dick Diamonde, b. 28 December 1947, Hilversum, ...

The Electric Prunes

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James Lowe, b. San Luis Obispo, California, USA; Mark Tulin, b. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Ken Williams, b. Long Beach, California; Preston Ritter, b. Stockton, California; Weasel ...

The Everly Brothers

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Don, b. 1 February 1937, Brownie, Kentucky, USA; Phil, b. 19 January 1939, Brownie ...

The Five Royales

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Lowman 'Pete' Pauling, b. Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA, d. 1975; Curtis Pauling, b. Winston-Salem (replaced by Johnny Tanner 1950); Eugene Tanner, b. Winston-Salem; Clarence Pauling, ...

The Five Satins

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Fred Parris, b. 26 March 1936, New Haven, Connecticut, USA; Rich Freeman, b. December 1940, New Haven; Al Denby, b. New Haven; Ed Martin, b. ...

The Flamingos

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Sollie McElroy (replaced 1954 by Nathaniel Nelson, b. 10 April 1932, Chicago, Illinois, USA); John Carter (replaced by Tommy Hunt, b. 18 June 1933, Pittsburgh, ...

The Fleetwoods

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Gary Troxel, b. 28 November 1939, Centralia, Washington, USA; Barbara Laine Ellis, b. 20 February 1940, Olympia, Washington; Gretchen Diane Christopher, b. 29 February 1940, ...

The Four Freshmen

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Bob Flanigan, b. 22 August 1926, Greencastle, Indiana, USA; Ross Barbour, b. 31 December 1928, Columbus, Indiana; Hal Kratzch (replaced by Ken Errair, b. 23 ...

Four Preps,The: The Four Preps

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Bruce Belland; Glen Larson; Ed Cobb; Mary Ingram; Marvin Inabett; Don Clarke ...

The Hues Corporation

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H. Ann Kelly, b. 24 April 1947, Fairchild, Alabama, USA; St Clair Lee, b. Bernard St Clair Lee Calhoun Henderson, 24 April 1944, San Francisco, ...

The Judds

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THE EIGHTIES equivalent of the Everly Brothers, Wynonna and her mother Naomi were the most successful female duo of modern country music. ...

The Kalin Twins

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Harold Kalin; Herbie Kalin, b. 16 February 1939 ...

The Kingston Trio

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Dave Guard, b. 19 November 1934, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, d. 22 March 1991 (replaced by John Stewart, b. 5 September 1939, San Diego, California); Nick ...

The Lightning Seeds

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Ian Broudie, b. 4 August 1958, Liverpool, England ...

The Marcels

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Cornelius Harp, b. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Ronald 'Bingo' Mundy, b. Pittsburgh; Fred Johnson, b. Pittsburgh; Dick Knaus (replaced by Allen Johnson, b. Pittsburgh); Gene Bricker, ...

The Marvelettes

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Katherine Anderson, b. 1944; Juanita Cowart, b. 1944; Georgeanna Tillman, b. 1944, d. 6 January 1980, Detroit, Michigan, USA; Gladys Horton, b. 1944 (replaced by ...

The McCoys

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Randy Hobbs; Bobby Peterson; Randy Zehringer, b. 1951, Union City, Iowa, USA; Rick Zehringer (also Derringer), b. 5 May 1947, Union City ...

The New Lost City Ramblers

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Mike Seeger, b. 1933, New York, USA; John Cohen, b. 1932, New York; Tom Paley, b. 19 March 1928, New York (replaced by Tracy Schwarz, ...

The Ohio Players

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William Beck; Leroy Bonner; Marshall Jones; Ralph Middlebrooks; Walter Morrison; Marvin Pierce; Clarence Satchell; James Williams ...

Sonny Til & The Orioles: The Orioles

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Sonny Til, b. Earlington Tilghman, 18 August 1925, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, d. 9 December 1981; George Nelson, b. Baltimore, d. 1968; Alexander Sharp, b. Baltimore, ...

The Orlons

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Shirley Brickley, b. 9 December 1944; Steve Caldwell, b. 22 November 1942; Marlena Davis, b. 4 October 1944 (replaced by Audrey Brickley); Rosetta Hightower, b. ...

The Rascals

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Eddie Brigati, b. 22 October 1946; Felix Cavaliere, b. 29 November 1943; Gene Cornish, b. 14 May 1945; Dino Danelli, b. 23 July 1945 ...

The Raspberries

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Eric Carmen, b. 11 August 1949, Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Wally Bryson, b. 18 July 1949, Gastonia, North Carolina; Jim Bonfanti, b. 17 December 1948, Windber, ...

The Ravens

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Jimmy Ricks; Maithe Marshal; Warren Suttles; Leonard Puzey ...

The Righteous Brothers

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Bobby Hatfield, b. 10 April 1940, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, USA; Bill Medley, b. 19 September 1940, Santa Ana, California ...

The Seeds

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Sky Saxon, b. Richard Marsh; Daryl Hooper; Jon Savage; Rick Andridge ...

The Seekers

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Judith Durham, b. 3 July 1943; Athol Guy, b. 5 January 1940, Victoria, Australia; Keith Potger, b. 2 March 1941, Colombo, Sri Lanka; Bruce Woodley, ...

The Shirelles

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Shirley Owens, b. 10 June 1941, Passaic, New Jersey, USA; Addie 'Micki' Harris, b. 22 January 1940, Passaic, d. 10 June 1982, Los Angeles, California; ...

The Stanley Brothers

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Carter Glen Stanley, b. 27 August 1925, McClure, Virginia, USA, d. 1 December 1966; Ralph Edmond Stanley, b. 25 February 1927, McClure ...

The Swinging Blue Jeans

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Ray Ennis, b. 26 May 1942, Liverpool, England; Ralph Ellis, b. 8 March 1942, Liverpool (replaced 1965 by Terry Sylvester, b. 8 January 1945, Liverpool); ...

The Ventures

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Bob Bogle, b. 6 January 1937, Portland, Oregon, USA; Don Wilson, b. 10 February 1937, Tacoma, Washington; Nokie Edwards, b. 9 May 1939, Lahoma, Oklahoma; ...

The Youngbloods

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

Jesse Colin Young, b. Perry Miller, 11 November 1944, New York, USA; Jerry Corbitt, b. Tifton, Goergia; Joe Bauer, b. 26 September 1941, Memphis, Tennessee; ...

Theodore Bikel

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 2 May 1924, Vienna, Austria ...

Three Dog Night

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, 'Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music', 2001

Danny Hutton, b. 10 September 1946, Buncrana, Ireland; Chuck Negron, b. 8 June 1942, Bronx, New York, USA; Cory Wells, b. 5 February 1942, Buffalo, ...

Tito Puente

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Comapnion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 20 April 1923, Harlem, New York City, USA, d. 31 May 2000 ...

Todd Terry

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 18 April 1967, Brooklyn, New York, USA ...

Tom Rapp

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

On his own and with the group Pearls Before Swine, Rapp produced some of the most engaging and idiosyncratic music of the late sixties and ...

Tommy Edwards

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 17 February 1922, Richmond, Virginia, USA, d. 22 October 1969, Richmond ...

Tommy Roe

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Thomas David Roe, 9 May 1942, Atlanta, Georgia, USA ...

Tommy Steele

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Thomas Hicks, 17 December 1936, Bermondsey, London, England ...

Toni Braxton

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 7 October 1968, Severn, Maryland, USA ...

Tony Orlando

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Michael Anthony Orlando Cassavitis, 3 April 1944, New York, USA ...

Trini Lopez

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Trinidad Lopez III, 15 May 1937, Dallas, Texas, USA ...

Uncle Tupelo

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Jay Farrar, b. 26 December 1966, Belleville, Illinois, USA; Michael Heidorn (replaced by Ken Coomer); Max Johnson; John Stirratt; Jeff Tweedy, b. 25 August 1967, ...

U Roy: U-Roy

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Ewart Beckford, 1942, Kingston, Jamaica ...

Vangelis

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Evanghelos Odyssey Papathanoussiou, b. 24 May 1943, Athens, Greece ...

Victoria Spivey

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 15 October 1906, Houston, Texas, USA, d. 3 October 1976, New York ...

Webb Pierce

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 8 August 1926, nr West Monroe, Louisiana, USA, d. 24 February 1991, Nashville, Tennessee ...

Wilbert Harrison

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 6 January 1929, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, d. 26 October 1994, Spencer, North Carolina ...

Will Smith

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 25 September 1968, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA ...

William Bell

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

b. William Yarborough, 16 July 1939, Memphis, Tennessee, USA ...

Yello

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Dieter Meier; Boris Blank ...

Yusef Lateef

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

b. William Evans, 1920, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA ...

Waylon Jennings, 1937-2002

Obituary by Dave Laing, Guardian, The, 15 February 2002

Rebel who revitalised country music and recorded Nashville's first million-selling album. ...

Edwin Starr

Obituary by Dave Laing, Guardian, The, 4 April 2003

AMONG THE CHANTS and songs accompanying this year's anti-war marches a reprised relic first sung by African American soul musician Edwin Starr, who has died, ...

Little Eva

Obituary by Dave Laing, Guardian, The, 14 April 2003

IT WAS HARDLY an original piece of choreography, but 'The Loco-motion' was certainly one of the most impressive records produced by the early 1960s vogue ...

Jan & Dean: Jan Berry

Obituary by Dave Laing, Guardian, The, 2 April 2004

Teen dream and surf-pop star ...

Syreeta, 1946-2004

Obituary by Dave Laing, Guardian, The, 13 July 2004

Stevie Wonder's partner in music and (briefly) marriage ...

Bob Houston, 1939-2005

Obituary by Dave Laing, Guardian, The, 14 October 2005

A writers' champion, he spanned rock, royalty and robust trade unionism. ...

Wilson Pickett: Singer who revolutionised the sound of '60s Soul

Obituary by Dave Laing, Guardian, The, 20 January 2006

IN 1964 Wilson Pickett, who has died of a heart attack aged 64, was signed by Atlantic Records of New York. It was an era ...

The Rev. Claude Jeter, The Swan Silvertones: Claude Jeter, 1914-2009

Obituary by Dave Laing, Guardian, The, 12 March 2009

CLAUDE JETER, who has died aged 94, pioneered the technique of falsetto singing in African American music, as leader of the gospel group the Swan ...

Peter, Paul & Mary, Mary Travers: Mary Travers obituary

Obituary by Dave Laing, Guardian, The, 17 September 2009

PETER, PAUL AND MARY were the most successful vocal group of the American folk revival of the 1960s. In particular, they were responsible for bringing ...

Peter, Paul & Mary, Mary Travers: Mary Travers, 1936-2009

Obituary by Dave Laing, Guardian, The, 17 September 2009

Singer with the 1960s hit-making American folk revival trio Peter, Paul and Mary. ...

Bobby Charles obituary

Obituary by Dave Laing, Guardian, The, 15 January 2010

THE ROCK'N'ROLL CLASSICS 'See You Later, Alligator' and 'Walking to New Orleans' are among the compositions of the Louisiana-born singer-songwriter Bobby Charles, who has died aged ...

The Coasters: Carl Gardner, 1928-2011

Obituary by Dave Laing, Guardian, The, 13 June 2011

Singer and founding member of the R&B hitmakers the Coasters. ...

Ashford & Simpson: Nick Ashford, 1941-2011

Obituary by Dave Laing, Guardian, The, 23 August 2011

Singer and songwriter who had a string of hits with his wife, Valerie Simpson, during Motown's heyday. ...

Andy Williams

Obituary by Dave Laing, Guardian, The, 26 September 2012

Popular crooner who sold more than 100m albums in a career that spanned eight decades ...

Patti Page, 1927-2013

Obituary by Dave Laing, Guardian, The, 3 January 2013

WITH RECORD sales estimated at more than 100m, which included more than a dozen million-selling singles, Patti Page, who has died aged 85, was one ...

The Troggs: Reg Presley, 1941-2013

Obituary by Dave Laing, Guardian, The, 5 February 2013

THE TROGGS WERE not among the most technically proficient of British pop groups of the 1960s, but they generated great affection among audiences and disc ...

Gerry Goffin, 1939-2014

Obituary by Dave Laing, Guardian, The, 20 June 2014

Lyricist who, with his partner Carole King, wrote many hit songs of the 1960s. ...

Men at Work

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2015

Greg Ham, b. 27 September 1953, Australia; Colin James Hay, b. 29 June 1953, Scotland; John Rees, b. Australia; Jerry Speiser, b. Australia; Ron Strykert, ...

Lesley Gore, 1946-2015

Obituary by Dave Laing, Guardian, The, 17 February 2015

Singer whose passionate teen anthems of the '60s included 'It's My Party' and 'You Don't Own Me'. ...

Twinkle

Obituary by Dave Laing, Guardian, The, 26 May 2015

Singer and songwriter who found fame in the 1960s with her teenage tragedy hit record 'Terry'. ...

Cilla Black 1943-2015

Obituary by Dave Laing, Guardian, The, 3 August 2015

THE BRITISH POP revolution of the 1960s involved not only male guitar bands, but also several young female singing stars, including Cilla Black, who has ...

Leon Russell, 1942-2016

Obituary by Dave Laing, Guardian, The, 14 November 2016

IN 2010, ELTON JOHN surprised his fans by releasing an album in collaboration with the pianist, singer and songwriter Leon Russell, whom he described as ...

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