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Adam Wade

Adam Wade  

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B. 17 March 1937, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. A romantic crooner in the style of Johnny Mathis, Wade was working as a laboratory assistant for Dr. Jonas Salk, the man who ...
Al Casey

Al Casey  

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B. Alvin Wayne Casey 26 October 1936, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 17 September 2006, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. In the mid- to late 50s Casey played guitar on ...
Al Terry

Al Terry  

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B. Allison Joseph Theriot, 14 January 1922, Kaplan, Louisiana, USA, d. 23 November 1985, USA. An early country music performer, singer and guitarist Terry was among the first artists to ...
Alan Freed

Alan Freed  

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B. 15 December 1922, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 20 January 1965, Palm Springs, California, USA. Freed was one of several key individuals who helped to create the audience for rock ...
Alannah Myles

Alannah Myles  

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B. 25 December 1955, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Toronto-based vocalist Myles spent much of her early career unsuccessfully shopping for a recording contract in her native Canada, but when she and ...
Albert Brumley

Albert Brumley  

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B. Albert Edward Brumley, 29 October 1905, Spiro, Indian Territory, Oklahoma, USA, d. 15 November 1977. Brumley is remembered as one of the greatest gospel songwriters of all time, although ...
Albert Goldman

Albert Goldman  

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Specifically within the field of rock biography, but also in the wider context of rock and pop itself, there are few more controversial characters than Albert Goldman (b. 1927, d. ...
Albert Grossman

Albert Grossman  

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B. 1926, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 25 January 1986. Nicknamed ‘the floating Buddah’ or ‘the Bear’ this stout impresario's Windy City club, Gate Of Horn, was a showcase for Big ...
All Time Greatest Hits (Elvis Presley album)

All Time Greatest Hits (Elvis Presley album)  

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A suitable replacement for the often cited Worldwide Greatest Hits package that takes advantage of the benefits of CD. The chronological listing is highly useful, especially for those who, like ...
Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite (Elvis Presley album)

Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite (Elvis Presley album)  

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Throughout the late 60s and early 70s, Elvis Presley and his manager Colonel Tom Parker staged a series of media events designed to keep Elvis in the spotlight. The NBC ...
Altairs

Altairs  

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This vocal quintet was formed in 1958 in Pittsburgh, USA, by Timothy Johnson (lead), Richard Harris (baritone), William Herndon (first tenor), Nathaniel Benson (second tenor) and Ralph Terry (bass). ...
American Graffiti

American Graffiti  

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Released in 1973, written by George Lucas and produced by Francis Ford Coppola, American Graffiti was a haunting, affectionate paean to small-town America during the early 60s. The sense of ...
Andraé Crouch

Andraé Crouch  

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B. Andraé Edward Crouch, 1 July 1942, Los Angeles, California, USA. Crouch’s 70s legacy is one of the richest in the gospel genre, yet he has never appealed to the ...
Angela Lansbury

Angela Lansbury  

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(1925– )Anglo-American actress. English born, sent to America to escape the Blitz, she began her acting career with the film Gaslight (1944), for which she received an Academy award nomination ...
Are You Lonesome Tonight?

Are You Lonesome Tonight?  

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Alan Bleasdale’s ‘allegory-biography’ of Elvis Presley, directed by Roger Lefévre, opened on 13 August 1985 at London’s Phoenix Theatre, with the sight of the King’s coffin being placed into the ...
Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup

Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup  

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B. 24 August 1905, Forest, Mississippi, USA, d. 28 March 1976, Nassawadox, Virginia, USA (1974 is also cited). During the 40s and early 50s Crudup was an important name in ...
Arthur Gunter

Arthur Gunter  

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B. 23 May 1926, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, d. 16 March 1976, Port Huron, Michigan, USA. Gunter wrote and recorded ‘Baby Let’s Play House’ for Excello Records in the summer of ...
Ash

Ash  

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This indie band from Downpatrick, County Down, Northern Ireland, first began to make headway into the mainstream in 1994. Playing sprightly, youthful punk pop, the average age of the members ...
Back In Memphis (Elvis Presley album)

Back In Memphis (Elvis Presley album)  

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One month after Elvis’ 1968 ‘Comeback Special’ aired on national television, Presley set out to revive a once-brilliant music career that had been reduced to life support by numerous interchangeable ...
Bap Kennedy

Bap Kennedy  

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B. Martin Kennedy, 17 June 1962, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Singer-songwriter Kennedy reaped plenty of critical acclaim but little commercial reward in the early 90s as the lead singer with Irish ...

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