Born: 29 April 1945
Died: 16 march 1970
Hit with "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and teamed
with Marvin Gaye with various hits. Married heavyweight boxer Ernie
Terrell - brother of Supreme Jean Terrell.
Joseph Arrington Jur
Born: 8 August 1933
Died: 13 August 1982 (heart attack)
"Ain't Gonna Bump No More (with no Big Fat Women). In
1966 changed his name (again) to Yusef Hazziez. Spiritual lecture
tours followed before returning to the music scene.
|The Notorious B.I.G.
Born: 21 May 1972
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: 9 March 1997
Rapper and hip hop artist. Killed in a drive-by shooting.
Born: 12 April 1930
Died: 30 November 1996
Eccentric, campish, warbler. With falsetto voice and
ukelele. His biggest hit (apart from marriage to Miss Vicky) was
"Tiptoe Through the Tulips with Me". Loved in Australia for a time
and covered AC/DCs "Highway to Hell" Summation: True Eccentric. See
also Bon Scott.
David Howell Evans
Born: 8 August 1961
Guitarist with U2. Many theories exist concerning how
Edge came to get his name. Some say that is was due to his 'edgy'
style, other say it was because he rarely became fully involved in
things, preferring to remain 'on the edge'. See also Bono.
Born: 5 August 1941
US #4 chart hit: "Loop de Loop".
Born: 6 January 1914
Died: February 1991
Entertainer and producer of shows such as The Dick
Van Dyke Show and The Andy Griffith Show.
|Tom and Jerry
Born: 13 October 1941
Newark, New Jersey
Born: 5 November 1941
Queens, New York
Actually Garfunkel was Tom (Graph) and Simon was
Jerry (Landis). Scored one minor hit, after which the pair split.
Garfunkel recorded as Artie Garr while Simon recorded as both True
Taylor, Tico (and the Triumphs), Jerry Landis and Paul Kane
After various machinations they reformed as Simon and
Garfunkel and the rest as they say...
Born: 13 February 1942
Bass vocals with "The Monkees" (the original
6 January 1937
New York City
Solo/backup/writer. Wrote "Just One Look" which
reached top 10 in US. Covered by The Hollies.
Born: 5 March 1955
Died: 1982 (poisoning)
Hits with "Hi-heel Sneakers" and "Long Tall
Anna Mae Bullock
An icon for survival as well as for her musical
superstardom. Hits such as "What's Love Got To Do With It",
"Private Dancer" and "Better Be Good to Me". Suffered through many
years of beatings from abusive husband Ike Turner.
Eileen Regina Edwards
Born: 28 AUgust 1965
1995 Album won a Grammy Award for Best Country Album,
for "The Woman in Me" which sold over 12 million copies, the
follow-up album "Come on Over" so even more. Also known as the face
of Revlon. Changed her name to Shania in 1990 which reportedly
means "I'm on my way" in the Ojibway language.
Lynn Annette Ripley
Born: 15 July 1947
Believe it or not, actually a talented writer despite
the unfortunate sobriquet, had a hit with "Golden Lights" covered
by The Smiths.
Harold Lloyd Jenkins
Born: 1 September 1933
Friars Point, Mississippi
Died: June 1993
Singer/Songwriter. Over 40 hits in pop/country genres
and 80 albums and compilations.
Born: 8 June 1953
South Wales, Wales
In 1976 Bonnie was forced to undergo surgery for
nodules found on her throat. The operation was to have an enormous
impact on her later career. Her voice became more huskier in
register, similar to both Tina Turner and Kim Carnes. Biggest hits
with "It's a Heartache" and "Total Eclipse of the Heart". Huge
influences in her early career were Tina Turner and Janis Joplin.
Steven Victor Tallarico
Born: 26 March 1948
New York, US
Singer, best known as the frontman of Aerosmith. Father of actress Liv Tyler.