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BB King

Eden Kane

Richard Sarstedt

Born: 29 March 1942
Delhi, India

Half a dozen top 10 hits in UK. Name change inspired by "Citizen Kane" and biblical name Eden. Brother of Peter Sarstedt "Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)"

John Kay

Joachim Fritz Krauledadt
Born: 1944

Singer with band Steppenwolf. Steppenwolf's remarkable resilience is largely a reflection of the fierce determination and never-say-die tenacity that's driven Kay for much of his life. He was born in 1944 in the section of Germany then known as East Prussia. He never knew his father, who was killed fighting in Russia a month before John's birth. When John was less than a year old, he and his mother fled to what would soon become Communist-controlled East Germany. When he was four, they undertook a perilous midnight escape into West Germany. Later changing his name to John Kay. Did you know that he tried to be a mayor in Los Angeles but they refused him because he did not wanted to take his sunglasses off? True, he has a rare eye sickness - he sees life in black and white).

KC (and the Sunshine Band)

Harry Wayne Casey
Born: 1951
Miami, Florida, USA

Hits such as "Get Down Tonight", "That's the Way (I Like It)", "Shake Your Booty" established KC and his band as one of the movers and shakers in the music industry. The band have sales of over 75 million records, nine Grammy nominations and three Grammy awards and an American Music Award.

Kenny G

Kenny Gorelick
Born: 5 June 1956

Popular jazz saxophonist, who is the best selling instrumental artist of all time.

Kesha (Ke$ha)

Kesha Sebert
Born: 1 March 1987
Los Angeles, California, USA

Singer, songwriter, rapper, dancer, having achieved major success with the number-one singles, "Tik Tok" and "We R Who We R"

Alicia Keys

Alicia Augello Cook
Born: 25 January 1981
Manhatten, New York, USA

Musical prodigy from the age of 5, currently redefining modern soul and R&B.

Wiz Khalifa

Cameron Thomas
Born: 8 September 1987
North Dakota, USA

Rapper, singer, actor. Best known for his debut single "Black and Yellow".

Chaka Khan

Carole Yvette Marie Stevens
Born: 23 March 1953
Illinois, USA

R&B singer. Has recorded 9 albums and won 5 Grammy Awards. Best known for her 1984 cover of Prince's "I Feel For You".

B.B. King

Riley B King
Born: 16 September 1925
Itta Bena, Mississippi

King got his nickname B.B. ("Blues Boy") while working as a DJ at a blues radio station in the 1940s. Between 1951 and 1985 he had 74 songs on Billboard's R&B charts, including the 1970 blockbuster "The Thrill Is Gone".

Ben E King

Benjamin Earl Nelson
Born: 28 September 1938
Henderson, North Carolina

Classic single 1961 "Spanish Harlem" and "Save the Last Dance for Me" (as lead singer with The Drifters) 1959.

Carole King

Carol Klein
Born: 9 February 1942
Brooklyn, New York

American singer, songwriter, and pianist. Legend has it she attended high school at Queens College with Neil Sedaka and inspired his first big hit "Oh Carol!" (1959). She penned "Oh Neil!" in response. Has won 4 Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987.

Billy J Kramer

William H Ashton
Born: 19 August 1943

Lead singer of The Dakotas. Various top 10 UK hits including "Little Children" and "Do You Want To Know a Secret"

Kris Kristofferson

Kris Carson
22 June 1936
Brownsville, Texas

Best known for his country music singer/songwriting skills. He had a number one hit with "Why Me". Wrote Janis Joplin's "Me and Bobby McGee". Starred with Barbra Streisand in "A Star is Born".


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