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...Dionysis Savvopoulos is a Greek singer-songwriter. He has also composed for film and remains a prominent figure in Greek radio, TV, and theatre, but he was especially popular throughout the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Born on December 2, 1944,...

Mike Stoller

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...Mike Stoller Michael Stoller is one half of the team Leiber and Stoller, the other half being Jerome “Jerry” Leiber. Together, they formed a successful song writing and record producing team that has influenced pop and rock music...

Ronnie Scott

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...Ronnie Scott popularized jazz and bebop in Europe during the post-Second World War era. Not only a jazz saxophonist, Scott was also the founder of Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London's Soho district, arguably the European center for jazz...
...Luis Salgado was a classical pianist and composer who is considered to have been one of the most influential and prolific composers in Ecuador. Throughout his career, Salgado also worked as a music critic, teacher, and conductor. Salgado...
...Orlando Garcia de Silva was a prolific Brazilian singer during the first half of the twentieth century. Arguably, Silva was considered during his career to have had “the most beautiful voice of Brazil.” De Silva was born on October 3, 1915,...

Mamie Smith

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...Mamie Smith was a blues, jazz, and vaudeville singer and pianist. Smith became the first African American artist to record blues commercially. Smith was born Mamie Robinson on May 26, 1891, in Ohio, USA. At the age of ten, she worked...

Hank Snow

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...“The Yodeling Ranger” (in Canada), also known as “The Singing Ranger” (in the USA) was born Clarence Eugene “Hank” Snow on May 9, 1914, in Nova Scotia, Canada. After his parents’ divorce when Snow was eight years old, he moved in with his...

—Rough Trade Records (UK)

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...A leading label of British punk and new wave music, Rough Trade was originally a specialist record store in the Notting Hill district of London. The store was opened in 1976 by Geoff Travis to sell reggae, dub and other rare records...

—Eldorado (Brazil)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...The owners of the newspapers Jornal O Estado de São Paulo and Jornal da Tarde and the Eldorado radio station founded the Eldorado recording studio in São Paulo in 1972. For several years, it was the only Brazilian 16-track studio...

Picking

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...‘Picking’ (sometimes ‘plucking’) is a generic fretted instrument term designating the right-hand finger movements that actuate and produce individual notes from the strings of a banjo, guitar, mandolin and so on. ‘Picking’ simultaneously...