Kenneth Brian Edmonds
10 April 1958
Responsible for the success of Mariah Carey, Celine
Dion, Toni Braxton and TLC due to his ability to pen memorable
melodies that suit the artists' styles.
Sebastian Phillip Bierk
Born: 3 April 1968
Former vocalist for heavy metal band "Skid Row".
Born: 19 August 1939
Drummer. Formed "Cream" with Eric Clapton in 1967.
Born: 23 May 1957
Had a one hit wonder song in the 80's called Tarzan
Boy. He released an album in 1985 called Living in the Background.
Tarzan Boy was the hit single from this album. Unfortunately he
died of AIDS sometime after that. The song "Tarzan Boy" had a brief
resurgence in popularity a few years ago when it was used as the
theme in the Cool Mint Listerine commercials and it's also featured
on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III soundtrack.
Born: 12 June 1942
Chart topper with "1-2-3".
Best known for "Mickey" a catchy tune to sing along
Born: 8 July 1970
Los Angeles, California
Born: 10 January 1953
Brooklyn, New York
Winner of 4 consecutive Grammy Awards for Best Female
Vocalist (1980-83). Her video "You Better Run" was the second video
ever to be played on MTV (1981).
Anthony Dominick Benedetto
Popular US singer.
Born: 13 August 1926
Astoria, New York
Benjamin Franklin Peay
Born: 19 September 1931
Cambden, South Carolina
Died: 9 April 1988
Charles Edward Anderson Berry
Born: 18 October 1926
St Louis, MO
His music influenced The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, the Beach
Boys, Bob Dylan and many
others. Hits included "Roll Over Beethoven", "Sweet Little
Sixteen", "Thirty Days", "Too Much Monkey Business", "You Can't
Catch Me", "School Day", "Carol", "Back in the USA", "Memphis,
Tennessee", "Johnny B Good" and "Rock and Roll Music".
David Holgate Grundy
Born: 6 February 1941
Success with "Memphis Tennessee".
Also known as Sasha Fierce
Singer, songwriter, producer, actress, married to Jay-Z.
Jiles Perry Richardson
Born: 24 October 1930
Sabine Pass, Texas
Died: 3 February 1959
Most frequently remembered for his untimely death
with Richie Valens and
Buddy Holly in a plane crash.
It was his creative energy that drove the early days of rock and
The Bronx, New York
Died: 7 February 2000
Best known as super-sized Latin rapper. Hit with
"Still Not a Player" in 1998. He weighed in at 450 - 700 pounds,
and died of a heart attack at the age of 28.
Lil Bow Wow
Shad Gregory Moss
Born: 9 March 1987
Holder of the Guiness World Record for "youngest solo rapper to hit number one". Career kick-started by Snoop Dogg.
Bernard Stanley Bilk
Born: 28 January 1929
"Stanger on the Shore" US #1 in May 1962.
Born: 21 November 1965
Best female artist of the MTV European Awards - whose
fashion sense is as bizarre as her music.
Priscilla Marie Veronica White
Popular UK singer.
1947 - 1977
British pop musician, lead singer of Tyrannosaurus
Rex (later T-Rex). Killed when Mini-Minor ran off the road.
|Gary (US) Bonds
Born: 6 June 1939
|Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Francis Bongiovi Jr
Born:2 March 1962
Perth Amboy, New Jersey
Lead singer in the band Bon Jovi, regarded as one of
the most popular American bands of the 80s.
Paul David Hewson
Born: 10 May 1960
Lead singer with mega group U2. Name "Bono Vox" was
acquired when members of the group would give each other names they
felt reflected who they were better than their real names. See also
Salvatore Phillip Bono
Born: 12 February 1935
Of Sonny and Cher
fame. Tragically killed while skiing.
Booker T Jones
Born: 12 November 1944
David Robert Hayward-Jones
Born: 8 January 1947
Artsy rock star who was Ziggy Stardust. Hit with
"Space Oddity" in 1969. Frequent style changes in music and
fashion. Married to fashion model Iman. Changed his name as not to be
confused with Davy Jones of "The Monkees" fame. See also Peter Tork.
Brandy Rayana Norwood
Born:11 February 1979
Signed by Atlantic Records at the age of 14. Star of her own TV
show - "Moesha".
1891 - 1951
US Singer and comedienne
Troyal Garth Brooks
Born:7 February 1962
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
No wonder he decided to drop his first name! Country music star who
has enjoyed enormous success. His album "No Fences" sold more than
13 million copies, his third album "Ropin' The Wind" became the
first album to debut at No. 1 on Billboard's Country and Pop