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Donna Summer Biography

Singer songwriter Donna Summer, called the “Queen of Disco,” was born on December 31, 1948, in Boston, Massachusetts. Her dad, Andrew Gaines, was a butcher and her mom, Mary Gaines, was a schoolteacher. From almost the moment she learned the best way to speak, Donna sang ceaselessly. “From the time ...

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Dionne Warwick Biography

Following a lull in her career in the 1970s, her record Dionne (1979) sold a million copies. She went to release the records Heartbreaker (1982) and Just How Many Times Can We Say Good-Bye? (1983). In the year 2012, Warwick celebrated her 50th anniversary in the music business with all ...

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Dave Grohl Biography

David Eric Grohl (created January 14, 1969) formed his first group at age 10. After vocalist Kurt Cobain’s death, Grohl formed a commercially successful alternative group known as the Foo Fighters. Musician, vocalist, songwriter. First as a drummer in Nirvana after which as the frontman for the Foo Fighters, Dave ...

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Daryl Hall Biography

Produced on October 11, 1946, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Daryl Hall finally started collaborating using a fellow singer/songwriter to form the act Daryl Hall and John Oates. The two could be lauded as pop music’s most successful duet, with hits including “Sara Smile,” “Private Eyes” and “Out of Touch.” Hall has ...

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Danny Kaye Biography

Danny Kaye was born on January 18, 1911 in Brooklyn, Ny. In the 1940s and ’50s, he appeared in musicals and other pictures. Throughout the 1970s, Kaye focused primarily on charity work. Entertainer Danny Kaye was born as David Daniel Kaminsky in Brooklyn, Ny on January 18, 1911. According to ...

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Damian Marley Biography

As a teen, Damian performed against the Shepherds, but worked with his older brother Stephen on his first record, “Mr. Marley.” He is won two Grammy awards and lives in Miami, Florida. Vocalist, songwriter, producer. Produced on July 21, 1978, in Kingston, Jamaica. Just two years old when his dad, ...

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Curtis Stone Biography

Created November 4, 1975, in Melbourne, Australia, famous chef, best selling writer, TV personality and entrepreneur Curtis Stone first learned to cook as a kid beneath the guidance of his mom and grandma. “My mother’s mother, who we called ‘Granny,’ was a great cook. She instructed me to make my ...

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Chubby Checker Biography

Checker still performs now and was featured in a favorite advertisement for Nabisco’s Oreo cookies. Checker’s family moved to Philadelphia, so when a young lad, he worked various jobs polishing shoes, selling ice and helping in a butcher’s store. Due to his large build, he got his nickname, Chubby, while ...

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Chris Isaak Biography

As a son, he listened to records by Elvis and Roy Orbison, which were important influences. Herb Ritts’ video for the tune helped make Isaak a star and sex symbol. He continues to record and play. Vocalist, songwriter and performer Christopher Joseph Isaak was born on June 26, 1956, in ...

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Charles Hamilton Biography

Produced In 1914, in Ludington, Michigan, Charles Hamilton studied English literature and served in the military before making a car dealer from his love — gathering renowned autographs. He also became a sought after handwriting expert, in a position to check the works of Shakespeare and that the Hitler diaries ...

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