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...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...

Ana Gabriel

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...One of the most prolific Latin pop artists, Ana Gabriel has had a career that has spanned many decades and seen numerous hit songs and albums. Born in 1955 in Sinaloa, Mexico, Gabriel began singing at a young age and sang on stage...
...The evolution of Argentine rock music would have been completely different if not for the efforts of Charly García. Born in 1951 in Buenos Aires to an upper middle-class family, García was gifted a piano by his mother, who produced music...
...In her representation of Arcadian musical culture, Patsy Gallant became a trans-generic Canadian singing star. Born in 1950 in New Brunswick, by the age of five Gallant was singing in the Gallant Sisters family quartet. Her family moved...

Juan Gabriel

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...Known as El Divo de Juarez, Juan Gabriel developed an eccentric style that propelled him to international fame and a position as one of the most important Mexican singers and songwriters. Born in 1950 in Mexico, Gabriel was was part...
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...Often considered to be the founding father of intentionally recorded American folk music, Woody Guthrie’s career was as much that of a storyteller and journalist as that of musician. Guthrie was born to a middle-class family in Okemah...
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...When the nueva canción movement became popular in Latin America, few artists combined political content and folk music forms as profoundly as Carlos Mejía Godoy. Godoy was born in 1943 in Nicaragua; his father was a popular musician...

Gilberto Gil

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...Though Gilberto Gil began as a bossa nova musician, his career saw him play a pivotal role in the development of post-bossa nova urban musical genres and he would link them with political activism. Born in 1942 in Salvador, Brazil...
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...As poster children for the excesses of rock and roll in the 1980s and 1990s, Guns N’ Roses became symbols of their era for both critics and fans. The band formed in 1985 after Axl Rose’s outfit, Hollywood Rose, incorporated members...

Geto Boys

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...Within the gangsta rap vogue of the 1990s, the Geto Boys stand in a special cohort. From Houston, Texas, the group was originally formed as the Ghetto Boys in 1986 and released one album, 1988’s Making Trouble, before breaking up...