Born: 29 March 1942
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)"
Joachim Fritz Krauledadt
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
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.
Born: 5 June 1956
Popular jazz saxophonist, who is the best selling
instrumental artist of all time.
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 Augello Cook
Manhatten, New York, USA
Musical prodigy from the age of 5, currently
redefining modern soul and R&B.
Born: 8 September 1987
North Dakota, USA
Rapper, singer, actor. Best known for his debut single "Black and Yellow".
Carole Yvette Marie Stevens
Born: 23 March 1953
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".
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.
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"
22 June 1936
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