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Roland Orzabal Biography

He’s best known as cofounder with Curt Smith of the most popular ’80s pop band Tears for Fears. Orzabal and Curt Smith, future co founders of the group Tears for Fears, met as kids in Bath, England. Both lads came from broken homes and bonded over their miserable scenarios. Orzabal, ...

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Richard Nixon Biography

Nixon ran for president in 1960 but lost to magnetic Massachusetts senator John F. Kennedy. Undeterred, Nixon return to the race eight years after and won the White House with a strong margin. In 1974, he resigned rather than be impeached for covering up illegal actions of party members in ...

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Lenny Kravitz Biography

Lenny Kravitz was born on May 26, 1964 in Brooklyn, Ny. His first album, Let Love Rule, was launched in 1989. In 1998, his record Five won him his first Grammy Award. In 2004, his record Baptism expressed his renewed enthusiasm for making music. Baptism was followed by the records ...

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Dean Martin Biography

Produced in Steubenville, Ohio, on June 7, 1917, to Italian immigrants, Dean Martin entered the club circuit and got a contract with MCA to sing in Nyc. There he met Jerry Lewis and they began a long-running humor partnership on radio, television and movie. The team break in 1956, and ...

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Chris Cornell Biography

Musician Chris Cornell was born July 20, 1964, in Seattle. In the mid-1980s he formed the group Soundgarden. The group earned multi-platinum status and two Grammys. He released his solo debut to critical praise in 1999. The next year, he formed the group Audioslave with Rage Against the Machine members. ...

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Tupac Shakur Biography

Produced in New York in 1971, Tupac Shakur, known by his stage name 2Pac, was an American rapper. Shakur has sold more than 75 million records worldwide, making him one of the best selling music artists on the planet. Nearly all of Tupac’s songs are about growing up amid violence ...

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Robbie Williams Biography

Produced in England on February 13, 1974, Robbie Williams started his profession in the boy band Take That. Robbie Williams was born Robert Peter Williams on February 13, 1974, in Stoke on Trent, England. When he was 3 years old, his mum Janet divorced his dad (entertainer Pete Conway). Growing ...

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Ray Manzarek Biography

The Doors split up shortly following the departure of lead singer Jim Morrison, but Manzarek continued to act as an effective musician, producer and writer. Manzarek perished in Rosenheim, Germany, on May 20, 2013, in the age of 74. He trained as a classical organist and pianist during his youth. ...

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Nile Rodgers Biography

Produced on September 19, 1952, in Nyc, guitarist Nile Rodgers formed the group Chic with bassist Bernard Edwards, getting major hits throughout the disco era with “Le Freak,” “I Want Your Love” and “Good Times.” Rodgers additionally worked as a producer and arranger with the likes of Sister Sledge and ...

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Lil Jon Biography

He started a solo career in 2010, and has appeared on television’s The Celebrity Apprentice. Jonathan Smith, known professionally as Lil Jon, was created on January 17, 1971, in Atlanta, Georgia. After graduating from Frederick Douglass High School in Atlanta, he studied for a couple of years at St. Joseph’s ...

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