James K. Polk & Theodore Roosevelt James K. Polk: Biography James K. Polk was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina on November 2 , in 1795. He was the oldest one of ten 5 brothers and 4 sisters. Once that James had turned ten years old,, his father had took his big family and moved towards the west, some two hundred miles, to the frontier of Tennessee, where, in a rich valley on Duck River, Samuel Polk, James’s father and his neighbors built their log huts and started their homes. He lived in good and structured farmhouse and was raised by his mother, Jane Knox Polk, and she believed in raising her children according to the strict Presbyterian "gospel of duty." But unfortunely he was not a healthy kid during his childhood.
His first recording was with a group called “A Cast of Thousands”. Needless to say his guitar playing stood out. He started playing a lot of gigs when he entered high school. First, he played with a new group that his brother Jimmie started called Texas Storm. It wasn’t long after he stopped playing with them that he started his own group called Blackbird.
He was born on August 27, 1909. Around 1920 he moved to Minneapolis with his father, Willis Handy Young. Lester’s father had the most influence on him as a musician because his father taught him the love of music by teaching him how to play different instruments. Lester studied violin, trumpet, and drums until he decided to dedicate his heart to the saxophone. He began to master the alto saxophone by the age of thirteen.
Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890, in Denison, Texas the third of seven boys. In 1892 the family moved to Abilene, Kansas, which Eisenhower considered as his home town. As a child, he was involved in an accident that cost his younger brother an eye; he later referred to this as an experience teaching him the need to be protective of those under him. Dwight developed a keen and enduring interest in exploring outdoors, hunting and fishing, cooking and card playing, from a man named Bob Davis who lived by the river. And though his mother was against war, it was her collection of history books that first sparked Eisenhower's early and lasting interest in military history.
Before the Beatles, the boys were for the most part strangers all looking for a music career. At age 17, John Lennon and his first band, The Black Jacks formed. Soon after they started out they changed their name to The Quarry Men. The band played skiffle music, which is a mix of jazz, blues, county and roots. In 1957, a member of the band introduced John to Paul, who later joined the band in October that year.
His older brothers played musical instruments, and sister sang in duets. His family was religious and attended a Baptist church where Buddy Holly sang. When Buddy was five, he won a singing contest and won five dollars. At age eleven Buddy began taking piano lessons, but switched to the steel guitar, after twenty lessons, he switched to acoustic guitar. In 1951 Buddy met Bob Montgomery, a seventh-grader at Hutchinson Jr. High, who also played guitar and sang.
He married Elizabeth Ann Holland in 1954. John Howard Griffin gained an appreciation for literature and music because of his exposure to it at an early age from his parents. He attended R.L. Paschal in Fort Worth at age fifteen left to pursue better education in France. By age nineteen John Howard Griffin worked as a medic in the French resistance army.
Chantal Taylor Dance 203 2 September 2013 Famous jazz teachers and dancers Bob Fosse was a famous actor, film director, screenwriter, dancer and musical theatre choreographer. He was born on June 23, 1927 in Chicago Illinois. He was the second youngest of six children. When he was younger he teamed up with another young dancer and started a group called “The Riff Brothers,” and they toured around the Chicago area. During the 1950’s, Fosse moved to New York, hoping he will he will become the new Fred Astaire.
While growing up and through his adult life Elvis was close to his mother, Gladys. His first musical inspiration was from church, he loved gospel music. He received his first guitar for his twelfth birthday, his uncles and pastor from his church taught him to play over the next year. Elvis Presley’s success started
James Joseph Parsons was born on March 24th, 1973 in Houston, Texas. You may know Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper on the hit television show, “The Big Bang Theory.” His mom’s name is Judy Parsons and she is a school teacher. His sister, Julie is also a teacher and they happen to work in the same school. His dad, Jack, died in a car accident in 2001, but was the president of a plumbing company. Jim had his first stage appearance at age six in a school play as a bird.