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Guy-Manuel de Homem Christo Biography

Produced in Paris, France, on February 8, 1974, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo joined with buddy Thomas Bangalter to become iconic dance/electronica duo Daft Punk. Daft Punk had its first U.S. No. 1 record with 2013’s Random Access Memories, headed by the single “Get Lucky.” Guy-Manuel is the great grandson of Portuguese ...

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Sam Sheppard Biography

In 1954, Sheppard’s wife Marilyn was found killed inside their house. A jury convicted him of homicide and sentenced him to life in prison. Sheppard proclaimed his innocence, as well as in 1964 he was released from penitentiary. The courts reinstated his conviction, as well as a retrial in 1965 ...

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Ignacy Paderewski Biography

Produced on November 18, 1860, in Kurylowka, Poland, (now Ukraine), Ignacy Paderewski studied and educated at Warsaw Conservatory before receiving tutelage from Theodor Leschetizky. Paderewski became a world- famous concert pianist and, upon Poland attaining autonomy, was the nation’s first prime minister in 1919. Paderewski continued to tour from 1921 ...

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Frida Kahlo Biography

Considered one of Mexico’s best artists, Frida Kahlo began painting after she was badly injured in a bus accident. Kahlo afterwards became politically active and married guy communist artist Diego Rivera in 1929. Considered one of Mexico’s best artists, Frida Kahlo began painting after she was badly injured in a ...

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Sharon Preston Biography

Armstrong gave financial support to the Prestons both before and following his passing, though Sharon would not have any claim to the estate. In the year 2012, the Prestons disclosed her family history and published a memoir. Sharon Preston was born on June 24, 1955, in Harlem, nyc. The Prestons’ ...

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Micki Harris Biography

She formed a high school singing group with buddies that came to be called The Shirelles. Harris died of a heart attack in a performance in 1982. Vocalist. The four girls soon found they weren’t only inseparable as buddies but also musically cohesive. Motivated by friends to cultivate their ability, ...

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Gustav Mahler Biography

He afterwards headed the New York Metropolitan Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Gustav composed 10 symphonies during his profession, which became popular for their 20th century techniques and mental nature. Conductor Gustav died in Vienna on May 18, 1911. Mahler and his 11 siblings grew up in Jihlava, where distinct ...

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Alan Lomax Biography

Lomax gathered folk records along with his dad for the Library of Congress and popularized musicians including Lead Belly and Muddy Waters. His academic and popular work helped to shape the discipline of ethnomusicology and cultural history also to establish the folk revival of the 1960s. Lomax died in Sarasota, ...

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Tim Buckley Biography

American singer songwriter Tim Buckley was born in Washington, D.C., on February 14, 1947. He released nine records between 1966 and 1974, and he tested throughout his career, including elements of jazz, soul and rock into his folk style. Buckley revealed an early gift for singing, and he learned to ...

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M. Ward Biography

Along with his touring, he also formed the Grammy Award-nominated She & Him with celebrity Zooey Deschanel, with the duet releasing four records by mid-2013. In his teens, he started playing his older brother’s guitar and taught himself the Beatles’ songbook. With influences that also contained country, gospel and jazz ...

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