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
Boy George

Marvin Gaye

Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.

Born: 2 April 1939
Washington, D.C.

Marvin Gaye was one of the most gifted, influential, and popular R&B/Soul singers of all time. His hits included: "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)," "I Heard It Through The Grapevine," "What's Going On," "Can I Get A Witness," "Let's Get It On," "Got To Give It Up," "Sexual Healing," and so many more. Gaye started recording in 1957, and made an indelible imprint on popular music soon after. In his later years he was plagued by demons, including drugs and depression. On April 1, 1984, in Los Angeles, California, he was killed by his father, Marvin Gay Sr., by a shot to the head at point-blank range.

Crystal Gayle

Brenda Gail Webb
Born: 9 January 1951
Paintsville, Kentucky

Very glamorous Country and Western singer with hair that almost reaches the floor!

Leif Garrett Leif Per Narvik
Born: November 8, 1961
Hollywood, CA

70's Teen Idol who was also an actor and was in movies like 'Walking Tall' and 'Bob, Ted, Carol and Alice'

Bobby Gentry

Roberta Lee Streeter
Born: 27 July 1944
Chicasaw County, Missisippi

Country and Western singer, best remembered for the hit "Ode to Billie Joe" ( ......Billy Joe MacAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge).

Boy George

George Alan O'Dowd
Born: 14 June 1961
Kent, England

Famous cross-dressing singer and musician who fronted the band "Culture Club" in the 1980s. Best known for their single "Do you really want to hurt me?", topping the charts in 1982-83.

Dizzy Gillespie

John Birks Gillespie
Born: 21 October 1917
Cheraw, South Carolina
Died: 6 January 1993

Jazz great who had that upturned trumpet.

Gary Glitter

Paul Gadd
Born: 8 May 1940
Oxfordshire, England

The late 90s saw the end of his career, following his conviction for sexual offences, but there is no doubt that his contribution to rock for 25 years ranked Glitter among Britain's best-loved performers. Hits include "Do You Want to Touch Me", "I Love You Love Me Love" and "I'm the Leader of the Gang". He used a number of pseudonyms, including "Paul Raven"

Eydie Gorme

Edith Gorme
Born: 16 August 1931
New York City, New York

Made her singing debut at the age of 3. Signed with Coral Records in 1952, married to Steve Lawrence.


Wouter De Backer
Born: 21 May 1980
Bruges, Belgium

The Belgian-Australian best known for his single "Somebody That I Used to Know", picked up 3 Grammy awards in 2013, becoming the first Australian to win Record of the Year since Olivia Newton-John in 1975.

"Gotye" is derived from "Gauthrier", which is French for Walter/Wouter.


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