Part of his job was to clean out the trash bin, which required him to have to stand on top of 55 gallon barrels with wooden lids that were used for storing grease. One day he was cleaning one of the trash bins and on one of the barrels the wooden lid broke, which caused him to fall in up to his chest in grease. After that mishap he was fired. Stevie was okay with it because during that time that all of this was happening he decided that he wanted to pursue a career in music and become a legendary guitar
Berry Gordy was an American record producer and songwriter. His claim to fame was the establishment of the renowned Motown record label and its affiliates. Motown became one of the most eminent music companies in the history of the U.S. Berry Gordy was born on 28th November 1929 in Detroit, Michigan and was the seventh child in a middle class family of Berry Gordy Sr. Berry’s siblings were all educated citizens however Berry wanted to become very rich very quickly so decided to drop out of school and become a professional boxer. He got interested in music by writing songs and soon opened the 3D Record Mart which was a store that featured jazz music. Unfortunately this venture was not successful.
He started off with an average jazz band of ten people but through the thirties and forties that number greatly expanded. He started playing in small nightclubs, theaters, and on the radio. His biggest break is considered to be when he got the chance to play at one of the most popular nightclubs of the time in Harlem, The Cotton Club, when another performer (King Oliver) turned down the offer, from that day forward Duke Ellington became well-known name
He kept it and cherished the guitar forever. After finding a guitar, Stevie ended up joining a new band, that was a extremely popular in Austin, " Paul Ray & the Cobras" With the band being so popular, the band ended up winning " Band of the year" on a poll that was being run. Also getting 5 gigs per-week, they were really well known to the people of Austin. After being in Paul Ray & The Cobras" for about 3 years, Stevie left and formed his own band "Triple Threat" Original members have included, Lou Ann Barton - Lead Vocals, W.C Clark-Bass Guitar, Mike Kindred - Keyboards, Freddie Walden- Drums, after a couple months of the band being together, the Bass guitarist was replaced with Jackie Newhouse and the drummer was also replaced with Chris Layton. By 1976, Stevie was well on the path to stardom, with his new band, "The Triple Threat Revue".
Jimi Hendrix was one of the most influential musicians in music history. Jimi Hendrix was one of the most exciting and creative guitar players ever. He mixed Blues and Rock & Roll together to create some of the most unique music ever played. Jimi had only four years of fame, but unlike others, has become even bigger in the 20 years after his death. Jimi's parents, Al Hendrix and Lucille Jeter got married in Seattle, Washington on March 31, 1942.
He goes back to Sun Label supplementary to record more songs. He gets another chance to perform at the Louisiana Hayride. 00 later around this time, he records his first two songs at Sun Label. This was an audience of an elder generation who grew up with Frank Sinatra and business suit singing. He received the most applause of all the acts, won the talent show, and even performed and encore.
Especially in the 60’s and 70’s, Elvis toured constantly, performing all over the country until his death. At 42 years of age, Elvis died of a heart attack at Graceland, his Memphis mansion on August 16, 1977. He had become dependent on a variety of prescription drugs. People believed that Elvis died of an overdose of such drugs. Elvis is and will always be “The King of Rock & Roll.
Armstrong, known for playing the trumpet, moved to New York City in 1924 to play with Fletcher Henderson. In 1925 as band leader of Hot Five, he made his first recordings in Chicago. He toured in England in 1932 for three months Armstrong stayed busy setting up band rehearsals and playing for his fans up until just days before his death on July 6, 1971 (Louis Armstrong).
Starr played key roles in the Beatles' films and appeared in numerous others. After the band's break-up in 1970, he released "It Don't Come Easy", "Photograph" and "Back Off Boogaloo", followed by the 1973 top ten album Ringo. He narrated the first two seasons of the children's television series Thomas & Friends. Since 1989, he has successfully toured with twelve variations of Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. In 2011 Rolling Stone readers named Starr the fifth-greatest drummer of all time.
He changed his name from “Jimmy”, to “Jimi”, and formed another group there, a trio called the Jimi Hendrix Experience, (“James Marshall Hendrix,” Bio) with new members: bassist, Noel Redding and drummer, Mitch Mitchell. Their group was becoming so popular so fast, due to Jimi’s playing style. He eventually gained admiration from the members of the Beatles, the Who, Eric Clapton, and the Rolling Stones. One critic for the British music magazine Melody Maker said that he "had great stage presence" and looked at times as if he was playing "with no hands at all.” (“James Marshall Hendrix,” Bio). “The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s first three singles – “Hey Joe”, “Purple Haze”, and “The Wind Cries Mary” – all made the British Top ten, with “Purple Haze” peaking at #3.