Born: 4 May 1937
A pioneer of surf music and along with Buddy Holly, one of the world's first prominent users of the Strat (Fender
Stratocaster). See also Hank Marvin.
Born: 2 November
Bassist with Poison, started out as a truck stop cook
and clam digger. See also CC
Deville, Rikki Rocket
and Bret Michaels.
Walden Robert Cassetto
Born: 14 May 1936
Died: 20 December 1973
Hits such as "Mack the Knife" and "Splish,
Born: 6 March 1947
Best known for her duet with Elton John "Don't Go Breaking My
Born: 20 September 1990
Singer, songwriter, best known for the song "Go".
|Lana Del Rey
Born: 21 June 1986
New York City, New York, USA
After an unsuccessful start to her career, Lana's star is on the rise after winning a string of music awards.
Aussie raised vocalist and guitarist.
Drummer with Aussie band "Mental As Anything".
Henry John Deutschendorf
Born: 31 December 1943
Roswell, New Mexico
His music was often scoffed at by the critics, his
lyrics celebrated life's simple pleasures, making millions happy
for decades. Died piloting a small plane.
||Ellas Bates (later
Born: 30 December 1928
Sean Combs, aka Puff Daddy
Born: 4 November 1970
Rapper, Producer, Executive. Known also for his love life notably involved with Jennifer Lopez. Maybe they split because she didn't like his name change! Kim Porter has asked a court to declare that he is the father of her youngest child, if this happens he will have to award child support, at 17% of his gross income. You do the math.
Florian Cloud De Bounevialle Armstrong
Born: 25 December 1971
Islington, North London, England
Dido entered a prestigious London music school at age ten, and emerged as a teenager having mastered piano, violin, and her first instrument: the recorder. Her first album "No Angel" (1999) was critically acclaimed, but failed to make an immediate impact. Three events would soon propel Dido into global stardom and 20 million album sales: her song "Thank You" featured in the film "Sliding Doors" (1998), then "Here With Me" was chosen as the theme song for the TV show "Roswell" (1999-2002), and finally, "Thank You" was noticed and sampled by rapper Eminem, and included in his smash hit "Stan" in 2000. Having won over the record executives, Dido's second album "Life For Rent" was accompanied by an unprecedented media blitz, and was the best selling UK album in 2003.
Cordazer Calvin Broadus
Born: 10 May 1946
Hits with "Sunshine Superman" and "Mellow Yellow"
Andre Romell Young
Born: 18 February 1965
West-coast performer and producing star of Hip Hop.
Discovered and promoted Eminem.
David Gordon Kirkpatrick
Born: 13 June 1927
Died: 19 September 2003
35 Golden Guitars and more gold and platinum albums
than any other Australian artist. Awarded an MBE and Order of
Australia for his services to entertainment.
Robert Allen Zimmerman
Born: 24 May 1941
No other music artist has had a more profound impact
on popular music, and yet over the last 20 years he has only made
two quality albums. His album "Time Out of Mind" won a fistful of
Grammys. He also appears on a soundtrack to the TV show "The
Sopranos". Dylan recently celebrated his 60th birthday.