June 6, 2006. An American soul musician, Singer-songwriter, session musician, bandleader. In addition to his Grammy-winning career as a solo artist, Preston collaborated with some of the greatest names in the music industry. one of several people sometimes credited as a "Fifth Beatle"
D. July 1st 2005. singer.
a singer, guitarist and songwriter from the ghettos of Jamaica. He is most likely the best known reggae musician of all times, famous for popularising the genre outside of Jamaica. Much of his work deals with the struggles of the impoverished and/or powerless.
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Activist - Shaved her head and became a priestess
Born 1961, Eithne Patricia Ní Bhraonáin. Ireland's best-selling solo act.
Paul Hewson - Singer in U2
And entrepreneur born 1954
Songwriter/Pianist - born 1946
July 3rd. Saxophonist. His full given name was Homer Louis Randolph III. Session musician and saxophonist for Elvis Presley, Al Hirt, Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbison. He had a hit in 1963 with "Yakety Sax", which was used as the closing music on "The Benny Hill Show". Age 80.
Singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Bo was a founding father of Rock 'n' Roll whose distinctive "Shave and a haircut, two bits" rhythm and innovative guitar effects inspired legions of other musicians. Nee Ellas Otha Bates a.k.a. Ellas McDaniel b. 30 December 1928 (McComb, Mississippi, USA) d. 2 June 2008 (Archer, Florida) - aged 79
D. Dec 12th 2007. Aged 76, American R&B musician and record producer, ex-husband of Tina Turner, cocaine overdose.
B. August 20, 1942 – d. August 10, 2008) was an American soul & funk singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, arranger, composer, and actor. His film Shaft, earned Hayes an Academy Award for Best Original Song (the first Academy Award received by an African-American in a non-acting category) and 2 Grammy Awards. He received a third Grammy for the album Black Moses. From 1997 to 2006, he provided the voice for the character "Chef" on the Comedy Central animated TV series South Park.
American Actress, Singer and Cabaret star. Perhaps best known for her 1953 Christmas song "Santa Baby", Orson Welles once called her the "most exciting woman in the world." She took over the role of Catwoman for the third season of the 1960s Batman TV series. Kitt, a self-proclaimed "sex kitten" famous for her catlike purr, was one of America's most versatile performers, winning two Emmys and nabbing a third nomination. She also was nominated for several Tonys and two Grammys. b. 17 January 1927(Columbia, South Carolina, USA) d. 25 December 2008 (Weston, Connecticut, USA)
Gospel/blues pianist and singer; June 10, 73
August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009. An American recording artist, entertainer, and businessman. The 7th child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene at the age of 11 as a member of The Jackson 5 and began a solo career in 1971 while still a member of the group. Referred to as the "King of Pop" in subsequent years, five of his solo studio albums are among the world's best-selling records: Off the Wall (1979), Thriller (1982), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991) and HIStory (1995).
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26th Mar 1950 - 13th Jan 2010, American, was a R & B/soul singer & songwriter
20th Jun 1917 - 9th May 2010, American, was a nightclub singer who would have become a major Hollywood star were it not for the prejudices and paranoia of 1940s and 1950s America
Pioneer in the development of the solid-body guitar
Born 1941; American singer-songwriter, whose explosive style helped define the soul music of the 1960s.
D.2012. Singer. Also actress Houston's first acting role was as the star of the feature film The Bodyguard (1992). The lead single "I Will Always Love You", became the best-selling single by a female artist in music history.
American jazz musician (1903-1931)
One of the most popular recording artists of the 20th century
American country music star (1903-1992)
American bandleader (1904-2005)
American bandleader (1904-1944)
American pianist (1904-1943)
American bandleader (1904-1984)
Matriarch of the Trapp Family Singers; inspiration for The Sound of Music (1905-1987)
Canadian-born bandleader (1908-1976)
American drummer (1909-1973)
American jazz and swing clarinetist and bandleader (1909-1986)
American folk singer (1909-1995)
American jazz drummer (1909-1981)
American r&b, blues, and soul singer (1938-2012)
American bluegrass musician (1924-2012)
American pianist (1920-2012)
D. 2016 Emerson, Lake and Palmer
1926-2017. Singer, songwriter and guitarist. One of the pioneers of rock & roll music and a flamboyant performer famous for his "one legged hop" and "duck walk"
1948-2016. Singer, songwriter and founding member of the American rock band The Eagles.