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Bryan Adams

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...The soft-rock, pop sound of Bryan Adams dominated the charts in the 1980s and early 1990s. Born in 1959 in Ontario, Canada, Adams's father was a foreign-service diplomat and the family followed him to his postings through the early 1970s...
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...Despite a late start to his musical career, Leonard Cohen quickly rose to become situated as one of the most literary songwriters of the late twentieth century. Born in Montreal, Canada in 1934, Cohen was raised in the Orthodox Jewish...

The Eagles

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...The soft-rock sound of the 1970s was inextricable from the musical output of the Eagles. Formed by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner in Los Angeles in 1971, the Eagles all began as members of Linda Ronstadt’s band....

Carole King

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...A veteran of the music business by the time of her 1970 genre-defining release Tapestry, Carole King played an important role in pop music songwriting from the mid-twentieth century onward. King was born in New York City in 1942. Her...

Celine Dion

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...The French Canadian singing sensation Céline Dion dominated the 1990s with her solo albums and performance on the Titanic soundtrack. Born in Quebec in 1968, Dion’s family loved music and named her after the Hughes Aufray song “Céline.”...

Paul Anka

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...The Canadian singer and songwriter Paul Anka turned his teen-idol fame of the late 1950s into a multi-decade career that saw him work in myriad arenas of the music and entertainment business. Born in Ottawa in 1941, Anka sang and studied...

The Beatles

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...One of the most famous quartets in the history of rock and roll music, the Beatles provided an experimental roadmap for acts on either side of the Atlantic and released a series of era-defining records. In March 1957, John Lennon formed...
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...Beginning as an outgrowth from the British blues-rock group John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Fleetwood Mac would become one of the most popular bands in the world by the late 1970s. In 1967 Peter Green left the Bluesbreakers and, using...

Mongolia

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 2,740,000 (2000) Mongolia, a democratic country located at the heart of Inner Asia, is situated between the Russian Federation lying to the north and China to the east, west and south. It is the size...

Bee Gees

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...The trajectory of the Bee Gees from the late 1960s through the 1970s provides a cartographic representation of the transition from studio-oriented psychedelic music to the disco sound the band became most associated with in popular memory....