Singers - A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
 
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Babyface


Kenneth Brian Edmonds

10 April 1958
Indianapolis, Indiana

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 Bach

Sebastian Phillip Bierk
Born: 3 April 1968
Freeport, Bahamas

Former vocalist for heavy metal band "Skid Row".


Ginger Baker

Peter Baker
Born: 19 August 1939
Lewisham, London

Drummer. Formed "Cream" with Eric Clapton in 1967.


Baltimora

Jimmy McShane
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.


Len Barry

Leonard Borrisoff
Born: 12 June 1942
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Chart topper with "1-2-3".


Toni Basil

Antonia Basilotta
Born: 1948
Philidelphia

Best known for "Mickey" a catchy tune to sing along to.


Beck Bek David Campbell
Born: 8 July 1970
Los Angeles, California

Pat Benatar

Patricia Andrzejewski
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).


Tony Bennett

Anthony Dominick Benedetto
Born: 13 August 1926
Astoria, New York

Popular US singer.
Brook Benton

Benjamin Franklin Peay
Born: 19 September 1931
Cambden, South Carolina
Died: 9 April 1988


Chuck Berry

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".


Dave Berry

David Holgate Grundy
Born: 6 February 1941
Woodhouse, England

Success with "Memphis Tennessee".


Beyoncé

Also known as Sasha Fierce

Singer, songwriter, producer, actress, married to Jay-Z.


Big Bopper

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 roll.


Big Punisher

Christopher Rios
Born: 1971
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.


Bow Wow
or
Lil Bow Wow

Shad Gregory Moss
Born: 9 March 1987
Reynoldsburg, Ohio

Holder of the Guiness World Record for "youngest solo rapper to hit number one". Career kick-started by Snoop Dogg.


Acker Bilk

Bernard Stanley Bilk
Born: 28 January 1929

"Stanger on the Shore" US #1 in May 1962.


Bjork

Bjork Gudmundsdottir
Born: 21 November 1965
Reykjavik, Iceland

Best female artist of the MTV European Awards - whose fashion sense is as bizarre as her music.


Cilla Black

Priscilla Marie Veronica White
Born: 1943

Popular UK singer.


Marc Bolan

Marc Feld
1947 - 1977
London, England

British pop musician, lead singer of Tyrannosaurus Rex (later T-Rex). Killed when Mini-Minor ran off the road.


Gary (US) Bonds Gary Anderson
Born: 6 June 1939
Jacksonville, Florida

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.


Bono

Paul David Hewson
Born: 10 May 1960
Ballymun, Dublin

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 The Edge.


Sonny Bono

Salvatore Phillip Bono
Born: 12 February 1935
Detroit, Michigan

Of Sonny and Cher fame. Tragically killed while skiing.


T Booker

Booker T Jones
Born: 12 November 1944
Memphis Tennesse


David Bowie

David Robert Hayward-Jones
Born: 8 January 1947
Brixton, England

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

Brandy Rayana Norwood
Born:11 February 1979
McComb, Mississippi

Signed by Atlantic Records at the age of 14. Star of her own TV show - "Moesha".


Fanny Brice

Fannie Borach
1891 - 1951

US Singer and comedienne


Garth Brooks

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 charts.

 







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