Artist and Band Biographies


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Carpenters

Siblings Karen and Richard Carpenter started out in music early on. Richard on the Piano and Karen on Vocals.

During their short and troubled career, they became the biggest act of the 70s, topping even The Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel at Award ceremonies.

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Mama Cass

Mama Cass spent most of her time and had the most success with the band The Mamas & The Papas, a hugely successful vocal group between 1965 and 1968.

During this short period of time, the band became world-famous by getting eleven top 40 singles from five albums.

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Eva Cassidy

Eva Cassidy was an American guitar player and vocalist who didn’t reach fame until after she passed away on November 2nd ’96.

Four years later, an amateur recording of Eva playing Over The Rainbow in her local pub was played on Top of the Pops 2, a TV show in the U.K.

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Tracy Chapman

Tracy Chapman is an American singer-songwriter, best known for her singles Fast Car, Talking About A Revolution, and Baby Can I Hold You from her self-entitled debut album.

Amazingly, these three songs were on the debuts A-side.

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Eric Clapton

As well as a member of bands like Derek & The Dominos, The Yardbirds and Cream, Clapton has successfully played sessions for more stars than any other guitar player.

His long career earned him three inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame.

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Coldplay

With influences such as Irish U2 and American R.E.M, Coldplay’s songs were set for Stadium greatness.

Starting out in 96, with the first album released in 2000, Coldplay has spent twenty years playing stadiums to adoring fans.

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Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke has been called The King Of Soul. His legacy is extensive and his impact on soul music is undeniable.

Between 1957 and 1963, Sam Cooke managed twenty-nine top 40 hits including You Send Me, Chain Gang, A Change Is Gonna Come, and Wonderful World.

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Cream

Cream was a 60s British super-group that Eric Clapton joined after his time with John Mayhall and The Bluesbreakers.

Cream’s sound could be described as a hybrid of blues, pop, and psychedelic rock. Hits include Crossroads, Sunshine Of Your Love, Strange Brew, and White Room.

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Christopher Cross

Christopher Cross wrote Arthur’s Theme (The Best That You Can Do) for the motion picture Arthur which starred Dudley Moore and Liza Minelli.

Managing the almost impossible, the song tells the story of the film in less than four minutes.

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Doris Day

Having achieved success as a big band singer, film actress, recording artist, and radio and television performer, Doris Day became one of America’s best-loved entertainers of the 50s.

Hits include Dream A Little Dream Of Me, Que Sera, Sera, and Over The Rainbow.

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Deep Blue Something

Best known for their smash hit Breakfast at Tiffany’s, one-hit wonders Deep Blue Something wrote a song that’s been attempted by most beginners.

Initially named Leper Messiah (a Metallica song) they had to fight off metal fans during their early gigs.

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Matt Dennis

Exposed to music from an early age with his parents being professional musicians, Matt Dennis took to the piano, singing and arranging like a fish to water!

Performing with his family from an early age in the Vaudeville tradition, Matt got to know American showbiz before he even learned to read or write.

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Bob Dylan

Widely regarded as the most influential artist in popular culture, Bob Dylan has been covered and copied by almost everyone who ever attempted to write a song.

Some might even say he invented modern songwriting.

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