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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

«songwriter»

Cole Porter

Cole Porter
(June 9, 1891 - October 15, 1964)
Cole Albert Porter was an American composer and songwriter. Born to a wealthy family in Indiana, he defied the wishes of his domineering grandfather and took up music as a profession. Classically trained, he was drawn towards musical theatre. After a slow start, he began to achieve success in the 1920s, and by the 1930s he was one of the major songwriters for the Broadway musical stage. Unlike most successful Broadway composers, Porter wrote both the lyrics and the music for his songs.
American composer, composer, songwriter

Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry
(18.10.1926 )
Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. With songs such as "Maybellene" (1955), "Roll Over Beethoven" (1956), "Rock and Roll Music" (1957) and "Johnny B. Goode" (1958), Chuck Berry refined and developed rhythm and blues into the major elements that made rock and roll distinctive, with lyrics focusing on teen life and consumerism and utilizing guitar solos and showmanship that would be a major influence on subsequent rock music.
Chuck Berry, guitarist, songwriter, rock and roll

Sandy West

Sandy West
(July 10, 1959 - October 21, 2006)
Sandy West was an American musician, singer, songwriter, and drummer. She was hailed by fans and critics alike to be a groundbreaking musician, as a drummer. She was one of the founding members of The Runaways, the very first teenage, all-girl hard rock band in the 1970s.
American musician, songwriter

Bjork

Bjork
(21.11.1965 )
Björk Guðmundsdóttir is an Icelandic singer-songwriter. Her eclectic musical style has achieved popular acknowledgement and popularity within many musical genres, such as rock, jazz, electronic dance music, classical and folk. Her voice has been acclaimed for its distinctive qualities.
Icelandic singer, singer, songwriter

Dido

Dido
(25.12.1971 )
Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O'Malley Armstrong, known as Dido, is an English singer-songwriter.
English singer, singer, songwriter

James Brown

James Brown
(May 3, 1933 - December 25, 2006)
James Joseph Brown was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and recording artist. He is the originator of Funk and is recognized as a major figure in the 20th century popular music for both his vocals and dancing. He has been referred to as "The Godfather of Soul," "Mr. Dynamite," "Soul Brother Number One" and "The Hardest Working Man in Show Business."
American singer, singer, songwriter, musician

Bob Marley

Bob Marley
(February 6, 1945 - May 11, 1981)
Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician. He was the rhythm guitarist and lead singer for the ska, rocksteady and reggae band Bob Marley & The Wailers (1963–1981). Marley remains the most widely known and revered performer of reggae music, and is credited with helping spread both Jamaican music and the Rastafari movement to a worldwide audience.
Bob Marley, Marley, Jamaican musician, musician, singer, songwriter, reggae

Chris Rea

Chris Rea
(04.03.1951 )
Chris Rea is an English singer-songwriter, recognisable for his distinctive, husky voice and slide guitar playing. The British Hit Singles & Albums stated that Rea was "one of the most popular UK singer-songwriters of the late 1980s. He was already a major European star by the time he finally cracked the UK Top 10 with his 18th chart entry; "The Road to Hell (Part 2)". By 2009, Rea had sold more than 30 million albums worldwide.
English singer, singer, songwriter

Elton John

Elton John
(25.03.1947 )
Sir Elton Hercules John is an English rock singer-songwriter, composer, pianist and occasional actor. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriter partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date.
English singer, singer, songwriter
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