Playlist - Artist & Band Biographies

Doris Day biography

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

Dusty Springfield biography

The woman who invented Blue-Eyed Soul! Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien got her stage name Dusty Springfield by combining her childhood nickname Dusty with the...

Ella Fitzgerald biography

The First Lady of Song! Ella Fitzgerald started out in the mid-30s, releasing duets with male singers. Her first hit came with drummer and bandleader Chick Webb and...

Eric Clapton biography

The most successful guitarist of all time! As well as being in bands like Derek & The Dominos, The Yardbirds, and Cream, Clapton has successfully played sessions for...

Eva Cassidy biography

An amateur live recording made Eva famous, posthumously! Eva Cassidy was an American vocalist and guitarist who didn’t reach fame until years after she passed away. An...

Fontella Bass biography

It took Fontella 28 years to get paid! In 1965, Fontella Bass was the first female artist to sell over a million copies of her hit Rescue Me for the legendary label...

Frank Sinatra biography

The man who invented modern pop song phrasing! Frank Sinatra was an iconic American jazz-oriented popular singer and academy, award-winning actor. He made many tunes...

The Fratellis biography

The Fratellis found their audience in the festival crowd! Being one of the few bands named after their manager, The Fratellis shot to fame in late 2006, and mainly 2007...

The Funk Brothers biography

The most successful group of studio musicians! Motown’s house band didn’t have an official name. Most of the time, they weren’t even credited on the...

Gary Jules biography

Gary recycled a Tears For Fears hit and got a Xmas #1! Gary Jules is an American singer-songwriter, best known for his cover of Mad World by Tears For Fears. It became...