James Joseph Brown was born in Barnwell, South Carolina on May 03, 1933 into very extreme poverty. He was best known as the “Godfather of Soul”, a song writer, prolific singer, bandleader and one of the best iconic figures in funk and soul music from the time periods of 1956 to 2006. James Brown earned his fame honestly, he was nothing less than great. In the eyes of the public no other musician put on a more exciting stage show. He was one of the most influential people responsible for helping turn R&B into soul and he turned soul music into funk music.
Motown and the Civil Rights Movement Berry Gordy Jr. asked for a $800 loan from his family in order to open Motown Records in January 1959. Soon after Motown Records opened, it began shelling out hit after hit, single after single from popular black artists. Gordy tried other jobs before sticking to songwriting and opening Motown Records. Gordy was born in Detroit on November 28, 1929. He was the 7th of a big family of 8.
Most influential Jazz Player Taylor Graff Duke Ellington - He was born on April 29, 1899 in Washington DC. He was an American composer, pianist, and bandleader, and he composed thousands of songs for the stage, screen, and contemporary songbook during his 50-year career. He created one of the most distinctive ensemble sounds in Western music. He continued to play until shortly before his death in 1974. Sports from the 1920’s Taylor Graff
Johnny Cash was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author. He was widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century and one of the best-selling music artists. He was born on February 26, 1932, in Kingsland, Arizona, he died on September 12, 2003, in Nashville, Tennessee. He had five kids their names are John Carter Cash, Rosanne Cash, Kathy Cash, Cindy Cash, Tara Cash, his wife’s name was June Carter. Johnny Cash 1 An Essay about the life and times of Johnny Cash A Brief Review of the Literature Jaxson Owens 8th Grad ELA 8C Garth Carlson March 17, 2017 Johnny cash had six siblings but out of all six of his siblings he was only really close with his older brother jack who sadly got
Argumentative Essay- Bill Haley Bill Haley was an amazing musician and performer. He had many great hits like “Rock Around the Clock” and “Crazy Man Crazy”. He was very successful, his band “ Bill Haley and His Comets” reportedly sold around 60 million records. Although some say that that he wasn’t as great as others who have entered the Rock And Roll hall Of fame, Bill Haley and his band were worthy and did deserve to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame. Bill Haley was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame in 1987 and his band was inducted in 2012.
The movie produced unprecedented ratings, a best-selling soundtrack and loyal fans of the movie High School Musical. The following year in August Efron was on the cover of rolling stone Magazine. In the article Zac Efron stated that one day he wanted to play an action hero. He was a nominee for a screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture. Efron got 3 awards in 2008, one was the Critics Choice Award for the movie ‘Hairspray’ he won the ‘Best Acting Ensemble’ category.
Before Kareem Abdul-Jabbar spent 20 years in the national basketball association, he was Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr. born in New York, New York. His father was a police officer whom only had one son. Ferdinand stood 5 foot 8 inches at just 9 years old and by time he got to the eighth grade he had already grown a foot, and could dunk a basketball. As a sophomore in highschool he averaged 19 points and 18 rebounds a game, his senior year he averaged 30 points a game. At Power Memorial Academy Ferdinand set New York city school records for scoring and rebounding, all while winning 71 straight games and winning 3 state titles.
He was a singer, songwriter, family man, and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He won one Academy Award, two Golden Globes, and six Grammys. August 1972, Bruce went to the studio to record his first album (Frankl 55). Bruce’s manager and close friend taught him how to drive a car at 19 years of age(Frankl 36).Bruce was later introduced to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999. Five months after his U.S. tour launched.
“Take The ‘A’ Train”- Duke Ellington, 1939 Today; I am going to write a little comment, about an old song, it has two variations, which is “Take the ‘A’ train,” according to (JASON PARKER • APR 3, 2014.))) It has written by Billy Strayhorn for the Duke Ellington Orchestra. This song signature for the Duke 's name tune. Ellington is considered feasibly the best composer and dance orchestra leader in the history of jazz, having passed his big band for half a century, touring the world constantly and turning out a body of work that holds no equal. In fact, many put Ellington in the same year as Beethoven and Mozart as a composer.
Thanks to Capitol Records, Luke Bryan has sold over seven million albums, twenty seven million tracks worldwide and has twelve number one hits. He has many more great songs to come, like his new Spring Break series soon to be released. Luke Bryan was born on July 17th, 1976 in Leesburg, Georgia. He got his first guitar for his fourteenth birthday. He has been married to his wife Caroline Bryan sense December 8th, 2006.
Also, on August 12, 1998, Faith and Tim had their second child, Maggie Elizabeth McGraw. Immeadiately, Faith released her 4th album "Breathe" on November 9, 1999. This album was released not only as a country album but also crossed as a country-pop album. Faith then soon became a hit in pop, adult, and contemporary music culture all around the world. This album sold 8 million copies in the U.S. alone.
The Beatles were often known as the most successful band of the 1960’s. At the beginning of 1963, The Beatles had one top 20 hit to their name. By the end of the year they were famous british stars with 2 hit albums and many other famous hits. Overall the Beatles changed the 60’s like no other band did and influence other famous
What gives the Backstreet Boys the edge is they are the best-selling boy band in history, with over 130-million records sold. Solo ventures, health issues, drug addiction, and creative differences led to several "breaks" for BSB in the 2000s. Fans begged the group to quit playin ' games with their hearts, so the group has reunited a few times over the years and even toured with
As of current date, Currington have released six very successful studio albums since he started out with Mercury Nashville Records in 2003. It is quite a surprise that out of the six LPs, he emerged victorious via the seventeen tracks which topped the charts of Billboard 's Country Airplay and Hot Country Songs. The albums which helped Billy Currington achieve what he has right now are Billy Currington (2013), Doin ' Somethin ' Right (2005), Little Bit of Everything (2008), Enjoy Yourself (2010), We Are Tonight (2013) and Summer Forever (2015). His second album, Doin ' Somethin ' Right have been deemed as the most successful which effectively touched country music fans and ended with a Platinum status. His self-entitled debut album have generally made it big as well and placed first in Billboard 's US Heat Charts in 2003.