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...Few songwriters can claim as important a space in the Great American Songbook as Stephen Foster. His career, which lasted from 1848 until his death in 1864, produced over 200 songs, many of which have been continually recorded since. Born...
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...The “original” Sonny Boy Williamson is not to be confused with Sonny Boy Williamson II. Though unrelated, both were blues harmonica players. But where the second Sonny Boy Williamson (born Aleck Miller) played an electrified blues harp...

Paul Robeson

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...Paul Leroy Robeson was an African American singer, actor, and civil rights activist. His activism, as well as his leftist ideologies, is arguably considered to have ruined his American career, though he has remained popular in Europe...

Tom Petty

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...Tom Petty was a significant figure in the rock ‘n’ roll scene during the 1970s and 1980s, most notably for his involvement with his band the Heartbreakers, although he is also known for his solo endeavors. Petty was born Thomas Earl Petty...
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...The sound of R & B/soul music in the late 1960s would have been completely different if not for the career of Aretha Franklin. Aretha was born in Memphis, Tennessee. Her father was C. L. Franklin (a civil rights activist and preacher...

Artie Shaw

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...Artie Shaw was born Arthur Jacob Arshawsky on May 23, 1910, in New York, USA. Though well known as “one of jazz’s finest clarinetists,” Shaw started off playing the ukulele at age ten and the alto saxophone at age twelve. It was only when...

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...

Chuck Berry

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...With his characteristic “duck walk,” Chuck Berry brought an unabashed performativity to early rock and roll music. Born in 1926 in St. Louis, Berry came from an upper middle-class family. His family allowed him to indulge his interest...

Big Star

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...During their initial run from 1971 through 1975, Big Star developed a contemporary cult following and initiated a style of performance that predicted the rise of alternative rock in the 1980s and 1990s. Big Star was formed in Memphis...

Bob Wills

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...Bob Wills, also known as the “King of Western Swing,” leader of “Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys,” was born James Robert Wills on March 6, 1905, in Texas, USA. At an early age, he learned the mandolin, guitar, and violin—his signature...