Duke Ellington was born on April 29, 1899 in Washington, DC. He died of lung cancer on May 24, 1974 in New York City, New York. 12,000 people attended his funeral. Duke Ellington was raised by two talented, musical parents in a middle-class neighborhood of Washington DC. At the age of 7, he began studying piano.
All these people played a part in influencing his image and sound. Zimmerman graduated from Hibbing High School in June 1959. He started playing in bands with his friends under the name Bobby Zimmerman, a name he eventually felt was “too Jewish for success.” He created the stage name Bob Dylan after his favorite poet Dylan Thomas. He legally changed his name to Bob Dylan in 1962. He went to the University of Minnesota and majored in music.
Louis Armstrong, universally known as Satchmo, was born into extreme poverty in August, 1901 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His first contact with music was in a reformatory for abandoned children when he was admitted to the band for good behavior. Soon he learned to play the bugle, clarinet, horn, and began to familiarize himself with the trumpet from the informal lessons he received from jazz musician King Oliver. He never had a real music lesson and, until seventeen years old, lacked the money to buy his own musical instrument. Even though Armstrong did not learn to read music until he was over twenty, he was a musical genius and his talents were groundbreaking.
John Williams’ popularity as a film composer is nearly universal. His first work in film scoring, writing for the movie Daddy-O, began in 1959, and has continued nearly every year since. His most popular works include Jaws, Star Wars, Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan, Jurassic Park, and the Home Alone series, just to name a few. Williams, born in New York, moved to Los Angeles in 1948 and began studying composition with Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, one of the most prominent composers for guitar in the twentieth century. He served in the Air Force, and upon returning home, began studying piano at
Scott Joplin was an American Composer of African American descent, born November 24, 1868, in Northeast Texas. As a child, he took up the piano after trying the guitar for many years. Joplin took to the piano quickly and later became a traveling musician as a teen. He was extremely talented on many different instruments . During his traveling years he developed the basis for ragtime music.
The Addams Family musical is inspired by the creations of the legendary American cartoonist Charles Addams, who lived from 1912 until 1988. Addams had a wonderful childhood complete with devoted parents and middle-class comforts. His first foray into art was at the age of eight when he was arrested for breaking into a Victorian house that was undergoing repairs and drawing skeletons all over the walls. According to Linda Davis, Addams’ biographer, young Charles was “known as something of a rascal around the neighborhood.” In 1933, when he was just 21, his work was published in The New Yorker, and over the course of nearly 60 years, he became one of the magazine’s most cherished contributors. Charles Addams is most widely known for his ghoulish
It was just one of those things I took to as if I feel into a swimming pool and became a swimmer"3. Glenn was an incredibly gifted musician, though he denied being a child prodigy. He continued to study with his mother until at the age of 10, he began studying at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. As an ethnic Canadian, Glenn Gould had spent a significant portion of his life both traveling throughout various parts of the country, and taking residence in various Canadian towns and cities as a part of his life as a performer, though he spent most of his later years in his hometown. His first performance being when he was thirteen-years old, was Beethoven 's fourth piano concerto, with the Toronto symphony
and Salaam Remi, the 39-year-old rap vet laid out the slow decay of his marriage to singer Kelis in poetic detail on Life Is Good. But it wasn't just a collection of breakup songs — the New York rapper also took a long look at his early years, a precocious kid coming up in the Queensbridge housing project during the Reagan '80s. He did this over tracks that managed to sound fresh by dipping one Timberland-clad foot in a bygone era while keeping the other firmly planted in the iTunes age. Released in July, the confessional record grabbed the peak position on the Billboard 200 in its debut, but posted just under 150,000 copies, leading some, including MTV News' own Rob Markman, to cry foul, arguing that God's Son deserved a better first week. Dissenters, though, insisted it was too soon to set the album alongside his firmly classic debut, Illmatic.
Bob Dylan was born May 24, 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota. During high school dances he used to imitate rock stars like Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard at the piano. In college in Minneapolis, he began to perform at local cafés. He sang folk and country songs under the name of Bob Dylan (after the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas) instead of his birth name Robert Allen Zimmerman. Dylan later dropped out of college and moved to New York where his folksinger idol, Woody Guthrie, was hospitalized.
The devices Britain used had an affect on life. Andy Warhol was an American Draftsman, Filmmaker, Painter, and Printmaker. He was the third born child to Czechoslovakian immigrants parents named Ondrej and Ulja on August 6, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. When Andy was only 14 years old his father passed away, but he did leave money for one purpose and that was to be used for higher learning, and the family decided that Andy would benefit the most from having a college education. Warhol moved to New York City shortly after graduating Carnegie Institute to work as a commercial illustrator, where he worked for several well-known magazines.
The book of Malcolm X talks about at the age of fourteen how Malcolm X was the president and a top student. But at the age of sixteen he was hustling people for tips at a Boston nightclub also the founder of the black panthers group at the time when Martin Luther King Jr lead the civil rights movement in Montgomery Alabama also Malcolm X was an outspoken person also how he spoke instead of preaching to African American including all races also he had been sentence for 10 years in prison after he served paroled for seven years then he was appointed to be a minister and national speaker for the Nation of Islam, also began the teaching of Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad.
Prince Boger Nelson was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. He was born on June 7,1958, in a small town in Minneapolis, Minnesota . Prince was the second youngest out of all his eight siblings. At a young age , Prince became very intrigued by music. By age ten he was already trying to teach Himself the piano, the drums and even the guitar.