Rolling Stones

A new ear of popular music What exactly happened in London in the year of 1962? Rolling Stones did! They are one of the most popular bands ever to have come on staged and they have been rocking for over 50 years. Since the Rolling Stones started performing as a group in 1962 they have become one of the most critically acclaimed bands of all time reaching a whooping 200 million+ albums sold world-wide. How the stones started to roll The story dates back to the early 50’s when Mich…

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Frank Sinatra

Always in the spotlight during 40s and 50s due to his numerous hit songs that accompanied some of the biggest films, Frank Sinatra is known for some of his legendary hits like “New York, New York and “Love and Marriage”. He is known for selling just under 200 million records globally. Coming from Hoboken, New Jersey, Frank was inspired by Bing Crosby, one of the biggest stars of music and film in the 20th century. Frank has, since he was in highschool performed in the glee club which later lead…

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Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman on stage playing the trumpet

The King of Swing Benny Goodman was born in Chicago in 1909 and was one of 12 children that escaped Poland with their parents. He started to play music, studying clarinet to escape the harsh conditions the family was in. Soon he could support his family playing the clarinet because of the death of his father. Benny joined the American Federation of Musicians when he was only 14 and is remembered for many top hits and one of the most recognized jazz musicians on the planet. Benny and early start…

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Foo Fighters

Legacy of Nirvana Foo Fighters as a band came together in 1994 in Seattle and their past is closely related to the legendary band Nirvana. Dave Grohl, the leading guitarist and vocalist decided to create a new band after the death of Kurt Cobain, Nirvana’s main vocalist. Dave was Nirvana’s drummer and he named the group “Foo Fighters”. The same name many UFO sighting by Allied pilots during World War 2 were officially called. At the start the name Foo Fighters was just a one-man band with Dave Grohl as…

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Billy Idol

A rock musician the world cant do without, Billy Idols song like “Don’t Stop” and “Dancing with Myself” are still as popular as they were in the 1980s. Billys real name was William Albert Michael Broad, and he used the name Billy Idol as an artistic approach to music inspired by his school teacher describing him as “idle”. Billy Idol was born in Middlesex, England in 1955 and he joined with Tony James, his friend and guitarist with whom they joined Chelsea, a punk band that was very popular in…

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Michael Jackson

A man that brought the world together Michael Jackson was perhaps one of the most talked about superstars in the world. There is no doubt that he had a big heart and was an amazing artist that shook the world and opened the door to more acceptance and love for everyone. Michael Jackson was raised in Indiana, and had a rough childhood, but despite that he became one of the most influential people in music history. He is perhaps best known for number 1. hits like The Thriller, Off the…

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Celine Dion

Celine Dion as we all know and love her was born in 1968 in Quebec, Canada, and is one of the most popular singers in the world today. Incredible talent When Celine Dion was only 5 years old she would sing in the family owned piano bar entertaining customers. When she was 12 years old, Celine Dion put together her first demo recording that her mother helped to create. By the time she was 18 years old she produced 9 albums in French and received multiple awards. Celine Dion, at the…

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Bob Geldof

Amazing person Known for performing in one of the biggest bands of the 70’s called The Boomtown Rats as their lead singer, Bob Geldof left a significant positive change in the world. The famous rock icon was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1951 where he also attended the Black Rock College. Later he worked abroad in Canada as a pop journalist and when he returned home in 1975, he created the BoomTown Rats, an extremely successful pop-rock band that are known for some of their greatest hits like “I dont…

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Freddie Mercury

An icon we all remember Freddy Mercury is one of those musicians that left such a legacy of great songs in the music business that we still keep talking and hearing about him to this day. But despite that most of us remember him as the lead singer of the infamous group called the Queen, his first band he performed in was called the Hectics. Freddys early start Born in 1946 in today’s Tanzania, Freddy Mercury’s original name was Farrokh Bulsara as his parents were from Mombai, India. As he spent…

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David Bowie

Legend of pop music One of the most influential music stars of our time, David Bowie left a long legacy of many hit songs that changed the music industry. David Bowie was born in England, London and since a very young age was always interested in music. Birth of a star He started his career at the age of 15 when he put together his very own band The Konrads, but it wasn’t until the early 70s that he achieved great success with the eccentric alter-ego personality of Ziggy Stardust. During the…

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