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Herb Alpert Biography

Produced on March 31, 1935, in La, California, Herb Alpert started his career in the music business as a songwriter. He formed A&M Records with Jerry Moss in 1962, and went on to have success with Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass and as a solo musician. After selling A&M ...

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Dan Auerbach Biography

Dan Auerbach was born on May 14, 1979, in Akron, Ohio. In 2002 he and drummer Pat Carney released their very first record as the Black Keys, The Big Come Up. In 2013, their El Camino record brought home yet more Grammys, and Auerbach won in the “Producer of the ...

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Jonny Moseley Biography

Produced on August 27, 1975, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Jonny Moseley developed right into a skiing prodigy after going to Northern California. He became a star on the heels of his gold medal-winning performance in the moguls contest in the 1998 Winter Olympics, and performed his famous “Dinner Roll” move ...

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Gary Snyder Biography

Involved in the Beat movement, Snyder read in the famous Six Gallery reading alongside Allen Ginsberg. In 1956, Snyder moved to Asia to study Zen Buddhism; on the span of a decade he traveled to a variety of states. In 1975, his collection Turtle Island won the Pulitzer Prize. After his ...

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José “Pipino” Cuevas Biography

Produced on December 27, 1957, in Santo Toms de los Pltanos, Mexico, Jos “Pipino” Cuevas started his professional boxing career a month before turning 14. He became the WBA welterweight champ at age 18, and successfully defended his title 11 times before losing to Thomas Hearns in 1980. After retiring ...

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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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Ray Davies Biography

Ray Davies was born in London on June 21, 1944. He played his first show along with his brother, Dave Davies, at 16, and at 18 they formed the group that will become The Kinks. In spite of feuds involving the brothers, the group triumphed for 30 years. He got ...

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