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
Tina Turner

Tammi Terrell

Thomasina Montgomery

Born: 29 April 1945
Philidelphia PA
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.

Joe Tex

Joseph Arrington Jur
Born: 8 August 1933
Roger, Texas
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.

Chrisopher Wallace
Born: 21 May 1972
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: 9 March 1997

Rapper and hip hop artist. Killed in a drive-by shooting.

Tiny Tim

Herbert Khaury
Born: 12 April 1930
New York
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.

The Edge

David Howell Evans
Born: 8 August 1961
London, England

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.

Johnny Thunda

Gil Hamilton
Born: 5 August 1941
Leesburg, Florida

US #4 chart hit: "Loop de Loop".

Danny Thomas

Amos Jacobs
Born: 6 January 1914
Deerfield, Michigan
Died: February 1991

Entertainer and producer of shows such as The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Andy Griffith Show.

Tom and Jerry

Paul Simon
Born: 13 October 1941
Newark, New Jersey
Arthur Garfunkel
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 (phew!).

After various machinations they reformed as Simon and Garfunkel and the rest as they say...

Peter Tork

Peter Halsten
Born: 13 February 1942
Washington DC

Bass vocals with "The Monkees" (the original 'manufactured' group).

Doris Troy

Doris Higgensen
6 January 1937
New York City

Solo/backup/writer. Wrote "Just One Look" which reached top 10 in US. Covered by The Hollies.

Tommy Tucker

Robert Higgenbotham
Born: 5 March 1955
Springfield, Ohio
Died: 1982 (poisoning)

Hits with "Hi-heel Sneakers" and "Long Tall Shorty".

Tina Turner

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.

Shania Twain

Eileen Regina Edwards
Born: 28 AUgust 1965
Ontario, Canada

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
Surrey, England

Believe it or not, actually a talented writer despite the unfortunate sobriquet, had a hit with "Golden Lights" covered by The Smiths.

Conway Twitty

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.

Bonnie Tyler

Gaynor Hopkins
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.

Steve Tyler

Steven Victor Tallarico
Born: 26 March 1948
New York, US

Singer, best known as the frontman of Aerosmith. Father of actress Liv Tyler.


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