Rolling Stones

A new ear of popular music What happened in London in the year of 1962? Rolling Stones did! They are one of the most popular bands ever on stage 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 Mick Jagger started playing with…

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Frank Sinatra

Always in the spotlight during 40s and 50s due to his numerous movie-accompanying songs, 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. Since high school he  performed in the glee club which later lead him to perform locally in many nightclubs.

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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 his parents. He started to play music and studying clarinet to escape the harsh conditions the family was in. Soon his clarinet plays could support his family after his father’s death. He is remembered for many top hits and as one of the most recognized jazz musicians on the planet. Benny and early start Born Benjamin David Goodman in 1909 in Illinois, Benny was an incredibly talented clarinetist…

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Foo Fighters

Legacy of Nirvana The band Foo Fighters came together in 1994 in Seattl, their past closely related to the legendary band Nirvana. Dave Grohl, Nirvana’s drummer, decided to create a new band after the death of Kurt Cobain, Nirvana’s main vocalist. Now its leading guitarist and vocalist, he named the group “Foo Fighters”. It’s how 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 the only member. He received many…

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Billy Idol

A rock musician the world can’t do without, Billy Idol’s song like “Don’t Stop” and “Dancing with Myself” are still as popular as they were in the 1980s. Billy’s 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. He and his guitarist friend Tony James joined Chelsea, a punk band that was very popular in the mid 70s. But this didn’t…

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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 who shook the world and opened the door to more acceptance and love for everyone. He was raised in Indiana, had a rough childhood, but despite that he became one of the most influential people in music history. He is perhaps best known for his number 1 hits like The Thriller, Off the Wall,…

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Celine Dion

Celine Dion we all know and love 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. At the age of 12 Celine Dion put together her first demo recording with the help of her mother. By the time she was 18 years old she produced 9 albums in French and received multiple awards. Aged 20 she won the remarkable Eurovision Song…

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Bob Geldof

Amazing person Known for his performance as the lead singer in one of the biggest bands of the 70’s called The Boomtown Rats, Bob Geldof left a significant positive impact on 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. It became an extremely successful pop-rock band that is known for great 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 an impact to the world of music that we still hear and talk about him to this day. But despite most of us remembering him as the lead singer of the infamous group called The Queen, the first band he performed in was called The Hectics. Freddy’s early start Born in 1946 in today’s Tanzania, Freddy Mercury’s original name was Farrokh Bulsara, as his parents were from Mombai, India. He spent most of his early…

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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 started his interest in music at a very young age. Birth of a star He started his career at the age of 15 when he put together his very own band The Konrads. However it wasn’t until the early 70’s until he achieved great success with the eccentric alter-ego personality Ziggy Stardust. During the…

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