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Thursday, December 13, 2018

«musician»

Vanessa-Mae

Vanessa-Mae
(27.10.1978 )
Vanessa-Mae Vanakorn Nicholson, known professionally as Vanessa-Mae, is an internationally known British violinist. Her music style is self-described as "violin techno-acoustic fusion", as several of her albums prominently feature the techno style. A former child prodigy, she became a successful crossover violinist with album sales reaching several millions, having made her the wealthiest young entertainer in the United Kingdom in 2006.
Vanessa-Mae, violinist, musician

Woody Herman

Woody Herman
(May 16, 1913 - October 29, 1987)
Woodrow Charles Herman, known as Woody Herman, was an American jazz clarinetist, alto and soprano saxophonist, singer, and big band leader. Leading various groups called "The Herd," Herman was one of the most popular of the 1930s and '40s bandleaders. His bands often played music that was experimental for their time.
American musician, musician

George Harrison

George Harrison
(February 25, 1943 - November 29, 2001)
George Harrison was an English musician, guitarist, singer-songwriter, actor and film producer who achieved international fame as lead guitarist of The Beatles.
Harrison, Beatles, English musician, musician

John Lennon

John Lennon
(October 9, 1940 - December 8, 1980)
John Winston Lennon was an English musician and singer-songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles, one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of popular music. Along with fellow Beatle Paul McCartney, he formed one of the most successful songwriting partnerships of the 20th century.
English musician, musician, Beatles

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

Dexter Holland

Dexter Holland
(29.12.1965 )
Bryan Keith "Dexter" Holland is the singer and rhythm guitarist for the California punk rock band The Offspring. Prior to that, he was a singer from a karaoke bar and the drummer for Manic Subsidal (which also featured another Offspring member, Greg K).
American musician, musician, Offspring

Alexis Korner

Alexis Korner
(April 19, 1928 - January 1, 1984)
Alexis Korner was a blues musician and radio broadcaster, who has sometimes been referred to as "a Founding Father of British Blues". A major influence on the sound of the British music scene in the 1960s, Korner was instrumental in bringing together various English blues musicians.
British musician, musician, blues

Till Lindemann

Till Lindemann
(04.01.1963 )
Till Lindemann is a German musician, actor and poet who is the frontman for the German Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein.
German musician, musician

Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson
(05.01.1969 )
Marilyn Manson (born Brian Hugh Warner) is an American musician, artist and former music journalist known for his controversial stage persona and image as the lead singer of the eponymous band Marilyn Manson.
American musician, musician

Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus
(April 22, 1922 - January 5, 1979)
Charles Mingus Jr. was an American jazz musician, composer, bandleader, and civil rights activist.
American musician, musician, jazz musician, composer

David Bowie

David Bowie
(08.01.1947 )
David Bowie is an English musician, actor, record producer and arranger. A major figure for over four decades in the world of popular music, Bowie is widely regarded as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s. He is known for his distinctive voice, and the intellectual depth and eclecticism of his work.
English musician, musician

Gerry Mulligan

Gerry Mulligan
(April 6, 1927 - January 20, 1996)
Gerald Joseph "Gerry" Mulligan was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and arranger. Though Mulligan is primarily known as one of the leading baritone saxophonists in jazz history – playing the instrument with a light and airy tone in the era of cool jazz – he was also a notable arranger, working with Claude Thornhill, Miles Davis, Stan Kenton, and others.
American musician, musician, jazz, saxophonist

David E Hughes

David E Hughes
(May 16, 1831 - January 22, 1900)
David Edward Hughes, was a British scientist and musician. Hughes was co-inventor of the microphone, a harpist and a professor of music.
British musician, musician, inventor

Phil Collins

Phil Collins
(30.01.1951 )
Philip David Charles "Phil" Collins, LVO is an English retired singer-songwriter, drummer, pianist and actor best known as a drummer and vocalist for British progressive rock group Genesis and as a solo artist.
English musician, musician

Sid Vicious

Sid Vicious
(May 10, 1957 - February 2, 1979)
Sid Vicious (born John Simon Ritchie) was an English musician best known as the bassist of the influential punk rock group Sex Pistols. In 2006 he was inducted posthumously into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Sex Pistols.
English musician, musician, Sex Pistols

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

Bill Haley

Bill Haley
(July 6, 1925 - February 9, 1981)
William John Clifton "Bill" Haley was one of the first American rock and roll musicians. He is credited by many with first popularizing this form of music in the early 1950s with his group Bill Haley & His Comets and their hit song "Rock Around the Clock".
American musician, musician, rock and roll

Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono
(18.02.1933 )
Yoko Ono is a Japanese-American artist, musician, author and peace activist, known for her work in avant-garde art, music and filmmaking as well as her marriage to John Lennon. Ono brought feminism to the forefront in her music which prefigured New Wave music (whether she was a direct influence is still debated) and is known for her philanthropic contributions to the arts, peace and AIDS outreach programs.
American singer, singer, artist, musician

Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain
(February 20, 1967 - April 5, 1994)
Kurt Donald Cobain was an American singer-songwriter, musician and artist, best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the grunge band Nirvana.
Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, American musician, musician

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash
(February 26, 1932 - September 12, 2003)
John R. "Johnny" Cash, A.K.A. "The Man In Black", was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and author, who has been called one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.
American musician, musician, rock and roll

Glenn Miller

Glenn Miller
(February 29, 1904 - December 15, 1944)
Alton Glenn Miller was an American jazz musician (trombone), arranger, composer, and bandleader in the swing era. He was one of the best-selling recording artists from 1939 to 1943, leading one of the best known "Big Bands". Miller's notable recordings include "In the Mood", "Moonlight Serenade", "Pennsylvania 6-5000", "Chattanooga Choo Choo", "A String of Pearls", "At Last", "(I've Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo", "American Patrol", "Tuxedo Junction", and "Little Brown Jug".
American musician, musician, jazz musician, jazz

David Gilmour

David Gilmour
(06.03.1946 )
David Jon Gilmour is an English rock musician and multi-instrumentalist who is best known as the guitarist, one of the lead singers and main songwriters in the progressive rock band Pink Floyd. In addition to his work with Pink Floyd, Gilmour has worked as a producer for a variety of artists, and has enjoyed a successful career as a solo artist. Gilmour has been actively involved with many charities over the course of his career.
Pink Floyd, English musician, musician, rock musician

Mark Linkous

Mark Linkous
(September 9, 1962 - March 6, 2010)
Mark Linkous was an American singer, songwriter and musician, best known as leader of Sparklehorse. He was also known for his collaborations with such notable artists as Tom Waits, PJ Harvey, Daniel Johnston, Radiohead, Black Francis, Julian Casablancas, Nina Persson, Sean Terrington Wright, David Lynch, Danger Mouse, and Sage Francis.
Sparklehorse, American musician, musician

Emanuel Bach

Emanuel Bach
(March 8, 1714 - December 14, 1788)
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach was a German classical period musician and composer, the fifth child and second (surviving) son of Johann Sebastian Bach and Maria Barbara Bach. His second name was given in honor of his godfather Georg Philipp Telemann, a friend of Emanuel's father.
Bach, German composer, composer, musician

Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker
(August 29, 1920 - March 12, 1955)
Charles Parker, Jr., also known as Bird or Yardbird, was an American jazz saxophonist and composer.
American musician, musician, jazz musician, jazz, saxophonist

Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman
(May 30, 1909 - June 13, 1986)
Benjamin David “Benny” Goodman was an American jazz and swing musician, clarinetist and bandleader; widely known as the "King of Swing".
American musician, musician, jazz musician, jazz, swing

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney
(18.06.1942 )
Sir James Paul McCartney is an English musician, singer-songwriter and composer. Formerly of the Beatles (1960–1970) and Wings (1971–1981), he has been described by Guinness World Records as "The Most Successful Composer and Recording Artist of All Time", with 60 gold discs and sales of over 100 million albums and 100 million singles. With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame as a member of the Beatles, and with Lennon formed one of the most celebrated songwriting partnerships of the 20th century. After leaving the Beatles, he began a solo career and later formed the band Wings with his first wife, Linda Eastman, and singer-songwriter Denny Laine.
McCartney, English musician, musician, Beatles

Chet Atkins

Chet Atkins
(June 20, 1924 - June 30, 2001)
Chester Burton Atkins, known as Chet Atkins, was an American guitarist and record producer who, along with Owen Bradley, created the smoother country music style known as the Nashville sound, which expanded country's appeal to adult pop music fans as well.
American musician, musician, guitarist

Brian Jones

Brian Jones
(February 28, 1942 - July 3, 1969)
Lewis Brian Hopkins Jones was an English musician and a founder member of the Rolling Stones.
English musician, musician, Rolling Stones
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