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Bob Gibson

While Bob Gibson’s recordings might appear to be run-of-the-mill folk to contemporary listeners, he played a significant part in popularizing folk music to American viewers in the 1950s at the start of the folk growth. His 12-string acoustic guitar style affected performers like Gordon Lightfoot and Harry Chapin; he was …

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Shirley Ellis

NY vocalist and composer Shirley Ellis is at the Metronomes before earning fame as co-composer and performer of some pleasurable soul novelty music in the middle-’60s. These included the very best Ten R&B strikes “The Nitty Gritty” and “The Name Video game.” “The Name Video game” was co-written with her …

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Trout Fishing in America

Acquiring their name from the novel by Richard Brautigan, Trout Angling in America shaped in 1979 through the remnants from the Houston-based unit St. Elmo’s Fireplace. An acoustic folk-rock duo made up of vocalist/guitarist Ezra Idlet and vocalist/bassist Keith Grimwood, they gained their greatest achievement executing music for kids, you …

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Alvin & the Chipmunks

Possibly the most widely used TV and musical cartoon ever, Alvin & the Chipmunks enjoyed several periods of prosperity — you start with ’60s-era adolescent SENIORS, cresting within the ’80s, once the Boomers’ children were we were young, and riding the wave very clear into the fresh millennium. The person …

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Rolf Zuckowski

German manufacturer/musician/writer/composer Rolf Zuckowski was created in the town of Hamburg in 1947. He started his career within the ’70s being a singer/songwriter, an event that would ultimately lead him in to the globe of music posting. Zuckowski begun to devote a lot of his time and energy to creating …

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Hannah Montana

A favorite Disney Route series starring Billy Ray Cyrus and his little girl Miley, Hannah Montana chronicled the travels of the teenage gal who goes from Nashville, TN, to Malibu — and in addition lives a twice lifestyle as pop superstar Hannah Montana on top of that. Miley Cyrus starred …

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Patrizio Buanne

Created in Vienna but raised primarily in Naples (where his family members originated), Patrizio Buanne is really a singer whose design is rooted within the pop customs of his Italian homeland (not classical or opera), and he offers recorded everywhere from Abbey Street Studios in London to Capitol Studios in …

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Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich

Hook-laden tunes changed Salisbury, Wiltshire, England-based quintet Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich into 1 the United Kingdom’s best pop bands from the middle-’60s. Performing music by their managers Ken Howard and Alan Blaikley, the group have scored with such TOP U.K. strikes as “Keep Tight,” “Hideaway,” “Flex It,” …

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Raymond & Maria

The Swedish twee pop ensemble Raymond & Maria were a palpable force for the Scandinavian pop charts in the first 2000s. The group shaped in 2002 with Johan, Staffan, Per, Camilla, and lead vocalist Maria, naming themselves after an infamous nightclub in Stockholm; drummer Mårten became a member of a …

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The Velvelettes

The Velvelettes had three small chart hits for Motown within the mid-’60s, including “He REALLY WAS Sayin’ Somethin’,” revived with great success in Britain by Bananarama in the first ’80s, and “Needle within a Haystack,” which almost made the pop Top 40. Quite definitely within the Motown girl-group mildew shared …

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