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Dexter Holland Biography

A part of the huge revival of punk in the mid-1990s, Holland and his bandmates appeared in the mosh pit of unknown fanzines and college radio with their 1994 album Smash—one of the greatest-selling records of all time on an independent label. The son of a hospital administrator as well ...

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Roberta Flack Biography

She is had hits in the ’70s-’90s, including “Killing Me Softly With His Song,” “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” and “Where’s the Love,” and she collaborated often with soul superstar Donny Hathaway. Flack in addition has won several Grammys. Produced on February 10, 1937, in Black Mountain, ...

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Roger Taylor Biography

Produced on July 26, 1949, in King’s Lynn, England, Roger Taylor would eventually be an associate of famous group Queen with lead singer Freddie Mercury, releasing important hits like “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Under Pressure.” Taylor embarked on a solo career, releasing several records, and in addition formed group The Cross. ...

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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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