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...The first Canadian country music star, Wilf Carter (known as Montana Slim in the United States), provided a link between country’s source material and its contemporary vogue. Born in 1904 in Nova Scotia, Carter’s family was poor and he...
...The life and career of Merle Haggard reads as a country music mythic story. Haggard’s parents moved from Oklahoma during the Great Depression, and Haggard was born in California in 1937. After his father’s death in 1945, Haggard became...

Shania Twain

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Buddy Holly

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...He was one of rock’s first icons, but Buddy Holly’s career was cut short by the 1959 plane crash that killed him, Richie Valens, the Big Bopper, and others. Born in Lubbock, Texas, Holly came from a musical family and performed with his...

John Denver

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...As a prominent member of the 1970s singer-songwriter movement, John Denver’s songwriting brought a unique voice to the genre. Denver was born in New Mexico in 1943; his father was in the US Air Force and thus the family moved often. He...

Dunedin

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 112,000 (2001)Situated in the South Island, Dunedin was settled by Europeans in the 1840s – mainly Scottish immigrants, who brought with them the music and instruments of their homeland. Pipe bands, Scottish country dancing...
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...While the rockabilly scene of the 1950s and 1960s was not lacking for stars, Eddie Cochran stood out for his ability and innovation. Born in Minnesota in 1938, Cochran began playing music while at school. He focused on the drums but learned...

Shônan

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 1,325,000 (2000) The Shonan region is the name given to the coastal area of Sagami Bay in central Japan, covering – from east to west – Kamakura, Fujisawa, Chigasaki, Hiratsuka, Oiso, Ninomiya and Odawara. Zushi...

Gene Autry

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...The Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry, was one of the most popular American entertainers for over thirty years. Autry was born in 1907 in Texas and his family relocated to Oklahoma in the early 1920s, where he worked on the family ranch before...

Bob Wills

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