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... in global charities. In 2011 the Manchester International Festival commissioned the pair to perform a concert in the dark. What would become Eclipse was performed in London and Paris through 2012. They continue to record and collaborate with artists from across the globe....
...Soft Cell was an English new wave synthesized pop music duo, consisting of singer Marc Almond and instrumentalist David Ball. Despite a relatively brief career span, Soft Cell is well known for its hit “Tainted Love,” featured...
...The Chilean composer, author, and activist Patricio Manns continued to be an important member of his country’s creative culture through seventeen years of exile. Born in Nacimiento in 1937, Manns’s parents were musical and instilled...
... to get noticed by local musicians. He joined the R & B group the Roosters and was a member until August 1963. In October, he joined the Yardbirds, which featured Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. They gained a following after replacing the Rolling...
...The roots-focused approach of multi-instrumentalist Ry Cooder provided a rich aural backdrop to rock and world music through the second half of the twentieth century. Born in Los Angeles in 1947, Cooder began playing guitar at the age...
...The importance of George Gershwin to the development of a recognizably American music cannot be overstated. Born in 1898 to Russian-Jewish immigrants in Brooklyn, New York, Gershwin and his brother and partner, Ira, grew up around Yiddish...
...“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...
...In the mid-twentieth century, Henry Mancini composed some of the most recognizable pieces from film and television scores. Born in Cleveland in 1924, Mancini was raised in Pittsburgh, where he began piccolo lessons at eight and piano...
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... of Bahia’s dance school in 1984. From 1986 to 1988 she sang with Cheiro de Amor and later performed as a backup singer for Brazilian artists including Gilberto Gil. She sang with another pop group, Companhia Clic, but decided to pursue...
...The career of Emmylou Harris, which began with her work with country rock innovator Gram Parsons, developed her into one of the major voices of progressive country music in the 1970s. Born in 1947 in Alabama, Harris was raised in North...