He later was kicked at the age of seventeen out of the choir because he’s amazing voice had matured and he could no longer sing the higher notes. He tried everything he could to make a living after this event from composing to free-lance musician. At age twenty-nine Haydn entered the Eszterhaza family (a wealthy aristocrat family). The Eszterhaza family employed Haydn to be their personal composer and write them pieces when they pleased. Haydn spent almost thirty years there.
Unfortunately this venture was not successful. Berry then got a job at Lincoln-Mercury plant. His love and passion for music had not ended and somehow through family connections, he got to know Al Green who was the owner of the Flame Show Bar talent club. There he met the singer Jackie Wilson who recorded Berry’s song ‘Reet Petite’ in 1957. It became a modest hit in the U.S however topped the music charts in the U.K. More songs followed which included ‘Lonely Teardrops’ that also topped the charts and ‘All I Could Do Was Cry’.
Nathan got into music in an early age by singing in church and playing the trumpet. His great vocals were discovered in 4th grade during a vocal class. Morris seemed to be in trouble a lot and really didn’t care about school, one day in a history class Morris would be asked to quiet down and which he didn’t, but then and there a classmate which was known as Marc Nelson would join in and they would both be kicked out of class. Morris and Nelson were talking and it led to a conversation about music and they both had a love for it so they came together and the group started to shape. Marc Nelson was born on January 23, 1971 and raised on the south side of Philadelphia.
Born November 17th, 1938, in Orilla, Ontario, Lightfoot’s talent was recognized by his mother and she encouraged him and groomed him to be a successful performer at a young age. Lightfoot was in a choir when he was young and claims to have gained some valuable knowledge about performing from his choirmaster Ray Williams. His first major performance was at Massey Hall in Toronto when he was twelve after winning a competition. When he was a teenager he taught himself folk-guitar and drums, and learned to play the piano. He performed a lot in his high school years.
This era gave birth to some of the most popular and distinguished pieces of art from all of western civilization. In the movie Amadeus, Mozart is depicted as a bit of an eccentric composer. The movie follows him through his childhood when he wrote his first symphonies, up until his abrupt death. The movie shows a human side to the composer that you cannot gain simply by listening to his music. It shows how he struggled while he was alive to earn for his family and profit off of his music.
She lived in an unstable household that eventually relied on the family band, “Selena y Los Dinos”, to eat and have a roof over their heads. (Sing 1) Her family depended on the musical talent of Selena and her siblings so much that she had to miss school on Mondays and Fridays. (Hispanic 2) Selena was born in Jackson, Texas but she was raised in a humble neighborhood called “La Molina” in Corpus Christi, Texas. (Hispanic 1) When she lived in Lake Jackson, Texas she went to Oran M. Roberts
Though their restaurant failed and they went bankrupt, their father had them sing at quinceañero parties and on street corners, which made them popular quick. Their success only grew more when Selena and her mom started a clothing line. However, their lives changed with her sudden death in 1995. Selena was born on April 16, 1971 in Jackson, Texas (Patoski). She began singing at the age of three.
A member of his entourage said “He was fascinated with the idea of real young teenage girls; it scared the Hell out of all of us.” (The King’s Troubled Obsession) Elvis’s childhood was an important part of his life because that was the start of his passion for music. He lived in Tupelo until he was about 13, that is where he discovered a passion for music. He took guitar lessons from Frank Smith the young pastor at his church. Oleta Grimes, one of his teachers, was impressed by Elvis’s
So King’s Sr. mother feared that he was going to be punished or killed, she made him get on a bus to Atlanta, Georgia (Sitkoff 7). In Atlanta he began working at a tire plant and became a pastor at a local church in the black community. At the Church he imitated the gestures of his child hood pasture, because he had an education of a fifth grade level. At the age of twenty King, Sr. went back to school and worked at the Rail Road Yard for income. King, Sr. obtained his high school diploma and became the assistant pasture of Ebenezer Church in Atlanta, Georgia.
The locals quickly perceived Oprah “gifted” at the age of three because she was a talented speaker when she spoke at church. In kindergarten, she wrote to her teacher, “I don’t think I belong here because I know a lot of big words”, so she skipped kindergarten. She learned discipline and drama in the Southern Baptist Church, but she left the organization as an adult. Oprah moved around several times as a child. When she was six years old she moved to Wisconsin with her mother.