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
Iggy Pop

PJ Proby

James Marcus Smith

Born: 6 November 1938
Houston, Texas

Hits such as "Hold Me", "Somewhere (a place for us)", and a bit part actor. But is best remembered for his on-stage pant-splitting antics.

Paula & Paula

Ray Hilderbrand
Born: 21 December 1940
Joshua, Texas


Jill Jackson
Born: 20 May 1942
McCaney, Texas

Puppy love music, "Hey Paula, (I Want to Marry You)". One and a half hit wonders.

Johnny Paycheck

Donald Eugene Lytle
Born: 31 May 1938
Ohio, USA
Died: 19 February 2003

Country music singer, most famous for recording the song "Take this Job and Shove It"

Peaches and Herb

Francine Barker (Francine Hurd)
Born: 1947


Haer Feemster
Born: 1 October 1942

Best known for "Let's Fall in Love", and "Close Your Eyes". The comings and goings of different Peaches is more interesting.

Katy Perry

Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson
Born: 25 October1984
Santa Barbara, California

Katy changed her last name from "Hudson" to "Perry" (her mother's maiden name) because of the similarity to the actress "Kate Hudson".

Edith Piaf

Edith Giovanna Gassion
Born: 19 December 1915
Died: 11 October 1963

French singer, starring in Moulin Rouge with Yves Montand, with whom she fell in love. Toured the stalags in 1943 singing for prisoners, many of whom she helped to escape. Piaf being Parisian slang for 'Sparrow'. Most famous song (and epitath) "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien", (No Regrets).


Alecia Moore
Born: 8 September 1979
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Best known for the Grammy winning hit "Lady Marmalade" from the movie "Moulin Rouge".

Billie Piper

Leian Piper
Born: 22 September 1982
Wiltshire, England

Singer and actress who rose to fame with the hit "Honey to the B". Also known for her starring roles in Doctor Who and Secret Diary of a Call Girl.

Martin Plaza

Martin Murphy

Vocals and guitar for "Mental As Anything". Obviously named after the Martin Plaza in Sydney.

Iggy Pop

James Newell Osterburg
Born: 21 April 1947
Muskegon, Michigan

On stage antics (including self-mutilation) and raw sound. Hero for punk rockers. In the 1970s he collaborated with David Bowie.

Johnny Preston

John Preston Cornville
Born: 18 August 1939
Port Arthur, Texas

Another 1 and 1/2 hit wonder with "Running Bear". A cloying tale of Red Indian love tragically going wrong.


Prince Rogers Nelson
Born: 7 June 1958
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Best known as eccentric pop star. Top sellers "1999" and "When Doves Cry". On many songs Prince played all the instruments himself. In the 1990s he changed his name to The Artist Formerly Known As Prince, then to an unpronouncable symbol. In 2000 he changed his name back to Prince.

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