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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...
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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...
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...Also known by the names Los Idolos del Pueblo and Los Jefes de Jefes, Los Tigros Del Norte (“The Tigers of the North”) is a norteño, or regional, Mexican music band. Los Tigros comprises four Mexican-American brothers and one cousin, led...

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...
...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 first Canadian country music star, Wilf Carter (known as Montana Slim in the United States), provided a link between country’s source material and its contemporary vogue. Born in 1904 in Nova Scotia, Carter’s family was poor and he...

Shania Twain

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...Canadian country pop singer Shania Twain is a best-selling female solo artist for the country music genre. She has been nicknamed the “Queen of Country Pop.” Twain was born Eileen Regina Edwards on August 28, 1965, in Ontario, Canada...
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...Next to James P. Johnson and Thomas “Fats” Waller, Willie “The Lion” Smith was a jazz pianist during the early beginnings of jazz. Smith was renowned for his mastery of the “Harlem stride” piano style around the early to mid-twentieth...

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...