When he was 19 years old, he enlisted in the Navy. His musical abilities were discovered when he joined the Melody Masters, which played jazz and swing tunes. After his duties, he was a leader in the band, and then he produced his first ever recording with other band members, in which they played jazz and bebop songs. He was discharged from the Navy and went home, to Philadelphia, where he joined
Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi on January 8, 1935. Elvis Presley would have been a twin but his brother was stillborn. Elvis Presley got his first guitar on his 11th birthday. In 1938 Elvis was sentenced three years in jail for stealing a check, but he was only in jail for less than a year. Elvis graduated in 1953 from Humes high school in Memphis being the first person in his family to get a high school diploma.
Elvis was born on January eight 1935 and he moved to Memphis Tennessee in 1948. He graduated Humes high school in 1953.His music influences Were country and pop. In 1954 begun his career in singing with the legendary sun label in late 1955. His contract in recording was sold to RCA victor. Elvis served in the army after he was famous.
Michel Jackson was born August 29.1958 and died July 2009. At the age of 50 he was arrested. He was a famous for rock and roll and making it a hit, and his mom played music that help him stay motivated. Dad was a crane operator and loved blues and that was completely different from what Michel sang, Michel and his 8 siblings was a hit and Michel was one of 10 people in his family. The big apple aka NY was where they won their won their first award.
He performed for the first time age 15 while he was on vacation with Ruby “Tuna Boy” Williams Belvedere Orchestra, while at the green Gables in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He also went to college at Arkansas Baptist in Little Rock. While there he majored in music and played baseball for their school team. After school he would do local gigs.
Charles Christopher Parker Jr. was born on August 29, 1920, in Kansas City, Kansas. He moved with his parent to Missouri in 1927. As a teenager Charles discovered his musical talent through public school. He began playing the saxophone when he was thirteen, quitting school when he was fifteen to become a full time musician with the alto saxophone. During the years 1935-1939, Charles played in many nightclubs with other local jazz and blue bands touring Chicago and New York (Charlie Parker Biography).
("A Quote) When I sit back and think of all the ways band has changed my life for the better, I realize it was not just the music, but also those who are in the band. Wirt County Tiger Marching Band was literally my go to for the longest time, especially after my parents split up, the only people I wanted to talk to were those in band. I started band when I was in the fifth grade and I played a clarinet for about two weeks and realized that I had made the biggest error thinkable. After two weeks passed I then tried out the trumpet and
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.
James Taylor is thought of as the original “singer/songwriter”. Many people believe that his style of music with his acoustic guitar and calm singing helped bring the nation out of the tumultuous 60s and into the 70s. Taylor had three brothers and a sister to Dr. Isaac and Gertrude Taylor. Taylor was born in Boston, Massachusetts, where he attended a prep school until he dropped out at the age of 16 to form a band with his brother, Alex. When Taylor moved to New York to further his career as a musician, he began to suffer from depression and decided to check himself into McLean Psychiatric Hospital back in Massachusetts, where he also completed his high school work to obtain his diploma. This stay in the psychiatric hospital is what inspired some of his earlier songs (MTV).
Tommy, as he was called in his youth, was the third of four children to grow up in the Wilsons ' warm, studious and devout household. The family lived all over the South, moving from Staunton, Virginia to Augusta, Georgia in Tommy’s first year, to Columbia, South Carolina, in 1870, where Reverend Wilson taught at the Columbia Theological Seminary (he began teaching in Wilmington, North Carolina, in 1874). Witnessing the ravages of the Civil War up close, Reverend Wilson, a Northern transplant, adopted the Confederate cause, and his mother nursed wounded soldiers. Tommy saw Confederate president Jefferson Davis march through Augusta in chains, and always remembered looking up into the face of the defeated General Robert E.
Country Singer Alan Jackson was born in Newman, Georgia (rural Georgia) on October 17, 1958. He got discovered for his debut album “here in the real world” (1990). He is really famous because he won a Grammy Award for his song commemorating the 9/11 terror attacks “Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning”. When he was younger, Alan lived with his parents and 4 older sisters. He married his high school sweetheart “Denise”.
Ritchie’s father helped him develop a passion for music, which he taught himself to play the guitar, write music, and sing. When he got into high school he joined garage band called the Silhouettes. During this time he began dating a girl named Donna Ludwig. Later one she would become the inspiration for one of his hit songs, “Donna.”
She made Louis go to school, to church, and to Sunday school. When he was bad, she swatted his behind with a branch. When Louis was seven he was interested in music, there was plenty of it, especially jazz, to hear in New Orleans. Louis had his favorite musicians, Joe Oliver, who played cornet. Louis wondered what it would be like to play a real horn.
Andy Griffith had a very successful education throughout the whole way. The first thing he wanted to be was an opera singer, then he wanted to be a preacher. In High School he went to Mount Airy High School, many people said he was always listening to music and had passion for it. He went to college at North Carolina university at Chapel Hill. There he studied pre-divinity in 1944.
Elvis Aaron Presley and his twin brother Jesse Garon Presley were born on January 8, 1935 at 4:35 in a two room house in Tupelo, Mississippi. First, Jessie, a stillborn baby. Next, Elvis Aaron, born a healthy baby to Gladys and Vernon Presley. Elvis was born after his father, Vernon Elvis Presley. Elvis’s family lived close by in Tupelo, Mississippi.