Singers

Waylon Jennings

Waylon Jennings

Waylon Jennings Biography Waylon Jennings is a Texan legend when it comes to musical expression and songwriting. Born in Littlefield, Texas, USA on 15 June 1937, Waylon Jennings went on to have an extensive and ground-breaking career which included not only songwriting for which he received multiple awards but also saw him taking on acting work as well. Waylon Jennings ...

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Judy Garland

Judy Garland

Judy Garland Biography Frances Ethel Gumm, better known to the rest of the World as Judy Garland, was born on 10 June 1922 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA. She was born into the entertainment industry as her parents, Francis Avent Gumm, known as Frank, and Ethel Marion Milne were the owners of a movie theatre in Grand Rapids within which ...

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Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe Biography Norma Jeane Mortensen, better known to the rest of the world as legendary Hollywood actress, Marilyn Monroe, was born on 1 June 1926 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She could be considered to be born into the film industry as her mother, Gladys Pearl Baker, worked at Consolidated Film Industries as a negative cutter. She was also ...

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George Harrison

George Harrison

“All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.” – George Harrison George Harrison Biography Born on 25 February 1943, in Liverpool, England, George Harrison was the son of a bus conductor called Harold and a shop assistant called Louise. He and his three siblings, Louise, Harry and Peter likely had no idea when they ...

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David Bowie

David Bowie

David Bowie Biography David Bowie was an actor, songwriter, singer, and master of the stage, but more than any of these things, the thing that set his musical career apart from all others was his deep and abiding love of innovation in his music. It was these innovations that do and will continue to, carry on long after his passing. ...

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Sammy Davis Jr.

Sammy Davis Jr.

Sammy Davis Jr. Biography Samuel George Davis Junior, who will forever be known as Sammy, was born in Harlem, New York City, New York, USA on 8 December 1925. As his name suggests, he is the son of Sammy Davis Senior, who was also an entertainer and dancer. His mother, Elvera Sanchez, was an Afro-Cuban tap dancer. They split when ...

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Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison Biography “If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.” William Blake 1793 Was it the peripatetic childhood of a military brat, the nature of a reader and dreamer, the dazzling highs and lows of a hedonist whose success was wrapped in a toxic film of alcohol and drugs?  Jim Morrison ...

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Patsy Cline

Patsy Cline

Patsy Cline Biography One of the most iconic female solo music artists of all time was raised in a small, square house in Winchester, Virginia. Covered in white sideboard with two rows of three perfectly rectangular windows, the home could not emit a more middle-class, traditional American vibe (it even has a tin roof.) Despite being less than grand, people ...

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Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong

“If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know” – Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong Biography Welcome to the 5 Minute Biographies podcast, episode 1 – Louis Armstrong Considered the most important improviser in jazz, Louis Armstrong taught the world to swing. Fondly known as “Satchmo” which was short for “Satchelmouth,” referring to the size of his mouth, or ...

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