Yvonne Mcbarnett was born and raised in London, England. She immigrated to the United States at the age of thirteen. She grew up a “PK” or pastor’s kid in Boston and can remember hard days and many struggles attributed to being not only a woman, but a woman of color. She was able to complete her middle and high school education in the States, but bypassed a four-year college to earn an Associate’s degree while working full time as a singer. Yvonne sang at various churches and venues with a group of her friends before starting a career in the corporate world.
John Brown, the son of Ruth and Owen Brown, was born May 9, 1800 in Torrington, Connecticut. Ruth Brown came from a religious background because her father was a minister. Owen Brown maintains a tanning business which is successful enough to keep food on the table and clothes on their backs but nothing more. Ruth and Owen brown had five children of their own plus one of which they adopted as their own. John brown was their third born child.
Etta James was born Jamesetta Hawkins in Los Angeles and had a very tumultuous childhood as she was brought up by foster parents who ill-treated her. By the age of 5, she was known as a gospel prodigy, gaining fame by singing in her church choir and on the radio. At 12, she moved north to San Francisco, formed a trio and was soon working for band leader Johnny Otis. Four years later, she recorded, Roll with Me Henry, with the Otis band. James’ solo career was a slow starter, and she spent several years cutting low-selling singles for Modern and touring small clubs until 1960, when Leonard Chess signed her to a new record deal.
In 1953, Elvis cut his first demo at Sun Studio; he also began touring all over America. Born in rural Tupelo, Mississippi, Elvis grew to become one of the most famous icons in Rock-N-Roll history. Petersen page 1-2 Presley grew up poor most of the childhood life, and the first exposure to music he had was the weekly church services. Elvis’s family was very religious, and Elvis sang gospel music in church at a very young age. Elvis was given his very first guitar by his parents, soon after he started teaching himself how to play.
Emmitt Perry Jr., best known as Tyler Perry, is an actor, comedian, producer, and screen writer and so on. Born on September 14, 1969, he was raised in New Orleans by his mother, Maxine Campbell and father, Emmitt Perry Sr. Being raised in a Christian setting, as he grew up, he made sure to incorporate his religion into his future work, which made him the person he is today. Growing up, he was extremely close with his mother, but his relationship with his father was very strained. Even though his father was a carpenter and worked hard everyday and was barely home, he was abusive to Tyler and by him being abused, he went into a state of depression.
“Thank you, thank you very much” is what Elvis used to say back in the day when he was the King of Rock and Roll. Although Elvis was a great singer parents did not want their kids to watch Elvis, because the older generation did not like Elvis, but the younger people thought he was very entertaining. Elvis had created Rock and Roll, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and he earned 14 grammy nominations, which makes my artist one of the best Rock and Roll singers of the 20th century. Elvis Presley didn’t have many early influences. But one huge influence for Elvis was listening and singing gospel music at his church.
She lived in the Chicago area for seven years, coming of age in the shadow of the Great Migration and Depression and playing an active role in Bronzeville's artistic and intellectual circles. Her father was a Jamaican immigrant, but her mother's family had deep roots in southern soil. Her father was a religious scholar and Methodist minister, taught her to
Woody Guthrie was a poor man that enjoyed writing and sing songs to other poor people. Woody lived from July 14, 1912 until October 3, 1967. He grew up in Okemah, Oklahoma mainly with his mother because his father left when he was young. As Woody grew up, he loved music and ended up writing and singing songs for a living. He wrote “This Land is Your Land” at the age of 28, in the year 1940.
John "J.R." Cash, was born on February 26, 1932 in the town of Kingsland, Arkansas. He was born to southern Baptist sharecroppers Ray Cash and Carrie Rivers Cash. John grew up in Dyess Colony, Arkansas, where at age four he worked as a water boy in the cotton fields. Throughout his childhood, he was surrounded by music, whether it was in the fields, at church, or playing on the radio live from the Grand Ole Opry ("Johnny Cash Biography"). At age 12, J.R. began playing the guitar and writing songs.
With Charlotte Brontë’s father being a clergyman and member of the Church, Charlotte Brontë, as well as her sisters have been in constant contact with religion throughout their whole lives. Even though her father gave Charlotte relative freedom in developing her own ideas and beliefs, religion was an important factor in Charlotte Brontë’s life nevertheless. Through Jane Eyre Charlotte Brontë expresses several issues of Victorian Britain, such as gender equality or the class system but religion is a reoccurring and omnipresent subject in Jane Eyre. Throughout the whole novel Jane is confronted with religious characters such as Mr Brocklehurst, Helen Burns and St. John Rivers. Those characters all represent three vastly different variations of Christian faith in the Victorian Era.
British law forced everyone in Williamsburg to go to the Bruton Parish Church every month. The church was a place to worship, a cemetery for the imperative people and families in Williamsburg, the government held meetings of all kinds in the church and citizens could attend services every single day. Firstly, when people go to church they are most likely worshiping the lord. In Williamsburg the community held services every day and on Sunday, four services. Secondly, the church also provides a cemetery for the wealthier people and were buried in a better environment.
In the 1930’s he became a preacher in the town of Belzoni, a town where many African Americans lived, most in extreme poverty. Later he opened a grocery store and also ran a printing press with his wife out of his house. Lee’s upbringing in a tough situation helped push him to greater heights than he would have otherwise.
Louis’s grandmother was very strict. 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.