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).
It was shown on cable television from late 1987 until its last show in 1989. Clark joined "Bandstand" in 1956 after its original host was fired. Under Clark 's guidance, it went from a local Philadelphia show to a national phenomenon. Before appearing on television, Clark hosted radio shows in central New York and Philadelphia. In 1956, Elvis Presley scored his first hit record with “Heartbreak Hotel”, which changed the face of music.
“Me ‘n Simon built the last one over there. That’s why it’s tottery.” (80) Ralph has a meeting to talk about how the group is not doing well. He talks about how he and Simon had to build the shelter for the boys because they had left their jobs to play. The boys weren’t committed with their jobs and that was what made Ralph upset. Ralph was building the shelter for the littluns because they were afraid of the beast.
His parents divorced when he was three years old and he lived with his father. 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.” While performing with the Silhouettes, Bob Keane, the owner of Del-Fi records, discovered Ritchie in May 1958.
In September 1943 she bought him an alto saxophone, which he played in high school. 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
The Carter Family is an American country music band, their music has made such an impact on effected bluegrass, country and pop music and even more. This band originally consisted of three members, the married couple A.P. and Sarah Carter and cousin Maybelle Carter, who is also known as the ‘mother’ Maybelle. Sarah Carter sings lead vocals and play autoharp, Maybelle sings harmony and plays banjo and guitar and A.P. sings harmony and background vocals.
Billy Joel had two inspirations, Tin Pan Alley, and The Beatles. Joel watched The Beatles perform on the Ed Sullivan show, after seeing the show Joel dropped out of high school to start writing and performing songs. His first album was called “Cold Spring Harbor”. The album didn 't do as well as he had wanted (Biography.com Editors). When Joel first started making hit songs in the seventies and eighties his only competition was Elton John (Serpick).
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”.
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.
Over the spring break, I enjoyed perusing through my collection of Yazoo Records reissues and spent considerable time with a seven-disc boxset entitled, Kentucky Mountain Music: Classic Recordings of the 1920s and 1930s. In the liner notes, Richard Nevins commented on a few sides recorded by Taylor’s Kentucky Boys at Gennett Records in 1927. In addition to some fine musicianship by the players, what made this group different was its interracial lineup of guitarist, Willie Young, banjoist, Marion Underwood, and African-American fiddler, Jim Booker. Nevins lamented that, historically, the racial make-up of the group was the most remarkable attribute of their recordings and not the fine playing on the few sides released by Gennett. He states, “It’s hard to understand why anyone would have the perverse impulse to place fiddlers into categories of black and white.
His father was a jazz pianist. Wynton showed a gift for music at a young age. Wynton picked up a trumpet at the age of six. He performed traditional New Orleans music with Fairview Baptist Church led by Danny Barker. By the age of fourteen he had performed with many of the professional’s symphonies and Quintets in New Orleans.
After a five-day tour in New York City with jazz vocalist Diane Reeves, Peter Sprague returned home, opened his guitar case, and discovered the neck of his guitar broke somewhere between New York and San Diego. If that not enough reason for him to retire from playing guitar, his diagnosis with arthritis 15 years earlier should have given him reason. But instead of quitting his passion, he continues to play in concerts and produce his own and other people’s CDs. Whether playing to the sounds of his favorite jazz legends or the memory of guitar rifts, Sprague enjoys setting his world to music. When he sets out to produce a CD, he says, “I just look at things that interest me.
He graduated in 1948 from Morehouse with a B.A. ( Bachelor of Arts) in sociology and then enrolled in Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania then graduated in 1951 with a B.Div. (Bachelor of Divinity). He met Coretta Scott who was an “aspiring singer and musician” (http://www.biography.com/) In 1953 King married Coretta Scott in her hometown Heiberger, Alabama. They had four children, Yolanda King, Martin Luther King III, Dexter Scott King, and Bernice King.