I really need to cheat Ringo Starr (born 1940) is an English drummer, singer, songwriter, and actor best known as the drummer for the Beatles. As a child he was twice afflicted by life-threatening illnesses requiring prolonged hospitalisations. He cofounded his first band in 1957, the Eddie Clayton Skiffle Group, and then achieved moderate success with Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. He joined the Beatles in 1962, replacing Pete Best. He sang lead vocals for "With a Little Help from My Friends" and "Yellow Submarine".
Jerry Lee Lewis was born September 29, 1935 in Ferriday, Louisiana. When he was ten years old he shared piano lessons with his cousins. Lewis mixed rock- solid boogie patterns with gospel and country. His mother enrolled him in a bible college in Waxahatchie, Texas so that he would be exclusively singing his songs to the Lord. They say that the Killer did a boogie- woogie version of “My God Is Real” at a church Assembly which got him thrown out of Bible College.
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 got his first guitar on January 8th 1946 when he was 11 years old. Elvis grew up with different types of music which included the blues and church music. When Elvis was 13 his family moved to Memphis. He started his first job there in 1954 which was where he worked with Sun Records owner Sam Phillips, who wanted to bring the sound of African American music to a wider audience. Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley was one of
He put together his first band in 1934 and was given a spot at Billy Rose’s new theater restaurant The Music Hall (Stockdale, 1995). Later that year, he auditioned for NBC’s Lets Dance, a popular three-hour radio program that aired weekly and featured popular dance music styles (“Benny Goodman”, 2011). Goodman was given a spot on the show. Needing a new sound, he began purchasing arrangements from composer Fletcher Henderson, an African-American songwriter who had a popular Atlanta band in the early 1930’s. These hot, edgy arrangements combined with Goodman desire for precision in
During the next few years he made recordings fronting his own musicians; depending on the number assembled, they were known as the Hot Five or the Hot Seven. Around the same time, Armstrong is credited with the invention of the jazz technique of scat singing--legend has it that Armstrong dropped his sheet music during a recording session and had to substitute vocal improvisations until someone picked up the sheets for him. Also during this period, his experimentations led him to break free of the more rigid Dixieland style of jazz to pave the way for a more modern jazz
Michael Jackson Remembered for Appeal to All Races, Cultures American music superstar Michael Jackson died June 25 after suffering cardiac arrest at his home in Los Angeles. He was 50 years old. One of the most-recognized performers in the world, Jackson's blend of pop, rock and soul appealed to people of all races and cultures. Michael Jackson's life was described as one of excess and loneliness. He was loved by millions of fans around the world, and had amassed a fortune, but he was often a prisoner of his own fame.
Following a self-imposed stay at St. Francis Hospital in Lynwood, California, Charles received five years' probation. Charles responded to the saga of his drug use and reform with the songs "I Don't Need No Doctor", "Let's Go Get Stoned", and the release of his first album since having kicked his heroin addiction in 1966 Crying Times. It is easy to see the effects of Rays biological and social living in his music . The mere fact that Ray could combine gospel and jazz music together and do country made him able to cross cultures. His mothers religious influence stayed with him thru-out his
3) Crosby soon became the star attraction of the Rhythm Boys, and in 1928 he had his first number one hit with the Whiteman orchestra, a jazz-influenced rendition of "Ol' Man River". b. Bing later had opportunities to become a soloist. 1) Before the end of the year, he signed with both Brunswick Records and CBS Radio. 2) His songs "Out of Nowhere", "Just One More Chance", "At Your Command" and "I Found a Million Dollar Baby (in a Five and Ten Cent Store)" were all among the best selling songs of 1931. c. In the 1940’s Bing Crosby starred in many movies. 1) Crosby starred with Bob Hope and actress Dorothy Lamour in seven Road to musical comedies between 1940 and 1962.
After a few years later, the band became hugely popular. (Waters, 2005) Van Halen signed to Warner Bros in 1977, after releasing a self-titled debut a year later, starting off a string of multi-platinum albums and sold out tours. Eddie also began being recognized as one of the best rock guitarist, he won numerous poll awards from all the world’s guitar magazines. (Prato, 2009) In 1982, Eddie was invited by Quincy Jones to play the guitar solo on the song “Beat It”, from Michael Jackson’s 1982 album, “Thriller”. (Prato,