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Guy Lombardo

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...While his “sweet” interpretation of American jazz music was panned by critics throughout Guy Lombardo’s fifty-year career, it proved to be popular among record-buying and concert-attending audiences. Lombardo was born in Ontario in 1902...

Jenny Lind

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...The opera singer Jenny Lind, born in Sweden in 1820, became famous in her own right before becoming the muse for composer Felix Mendelssohn, Lind’s singing was overheard by a maid to the Royal Swedish Ballet’s principal dancer, who...
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...From the 1960s through the 1980s, Puerto Rican salsa singer Héctor Lavoe helped to establish the form as a global phenomenon. He was born into a musical family in Ponce in 1946. Lavoe’s father wanted his son to learn the trombone...

Lead Belly

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...Despite a short professional career, the lessons learned from the mythology around—and performances of—Huddie Ledbetter, known as Lead Belly, have provided a rich insight into the early development of commercial American folk music...

Rex Lawson

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...Nicknamed “Cardinal Rex,” the Nigerian bandleader and trumpet player Rex Lawson died tragically at the height of his career as the country’s most popular highlife musician. Born in 1935, Lawson became afflicted with smallpox at a young age...
...The South African singer Solomon Linda’s song “Mbube” became so popular that an entire genre of a cappella music was named in its honor. Born in 1909 on a labor reserve near Ladysmith, Linda grew up around traditional Zulu music...
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...The writer, musician, and advocate for Quebecois independence, Felix Leclerc, provided a young voice to the province at a time of social upheaval across the globe. Born in Quebec in 1914, Leclerc attended the University of Ottawa but had...

Lady Gaga

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...The electropop music of Lady Gaga changed the American musical landscape in the late 2000s and 2010s and, in the process, incorporated an aesthetic and lyricism that brought attention to the contributions and struggles of LGBTQA...
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...Led by former DJ James Murphy, LCD Soundsystem brought electronic music to the forefront of the American mainstream through the 2000s and 2010s. Formed in Brooklyn in 2002 with Pat Mahoney and Nancy Whang, LCD Soundsystem attracted...
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...The contributions of Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot helped to define the folk-pop sound through the 1960s and 1970s. Born in Ontario in 1938, Lightfoot’s musical ability was recognized early and by five he was singing...