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Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Meredith Lightfoot Jr. CC OOnt (born November 17, 1938) is a Canadian singer-songwriter who achieved international success in folk, folk-rock, and country music. He is credited with helping to define the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and 1970s.[1] He is often referred to as Canada's greatest songwriter[2] and is known internationally as a folk-rock legend.[3][4] Lightfoot's songs, including "For Lovin' Me", "Early Morning Rain", "Steel Rail Blues", "Ribbon of Darkness"—a number one hit on the U.S. country chart[5] with Marty Robbins's cover in 1965—and "Black Day in July" about the 1967 Detroit riot, brought him wide recognition in the 1960s. Canadian chart success with his own recordings began in 1962 with the No. 3 hit "(Remember Me) I'm the One", followed by recognition and charting abroad in the 1970s
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Interlochen, Michigan
Interlochen is a town in Northwest Lower Michigan. It is in Green Lake Township, within Grand Traverse County. The community is noted for the internationally renowned Interlochen Center for the Arts. As of the 2010 census, the Interlochen census-designated place (CDP) had a population of 583.[2]Contents1 History 2 Geography 3 Climate 4 Demographics 5 Government 6 Media 7 Transportation7.1 Highways 7.2 Public transportation8 References 9 External linksHistory[edit] Before the arrival of European settlers, members of the Odawa
Odawa
people lived between the lakes they called Wahbekaness and Wahbekanetta (now named Duck Lake and Green Lake, respectively). Beginning in the late 19th century, European settlers began logging and fishing industries in the area
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Scott Walker (singer)
Scott
Scott
Walker (born Noel Scott
Scott
Engel; January 9, 1943)[3][4] is a British-American singer-songwriter, composer and record producer
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The Kingston Trio
The Kingston Trio
The Kingston Trio
is an American folk and pop music group that helped launch the folk revival of the late 1950s to late 1960s. The group started as a San Francisco Bay Area
Bay Area
nightclub act with an original lineup of Dave Guard, Bob Shane, and Nick Reynolds. It rose to international popularity, fueled by unprecedented sales of LP records, and helped to alter the direction of popular music in the U.S.[1] The Kingston Trio
The Kingston Trio
was one of the most prominent groups of the era's pop-folk boom that started in 1958 with the release of their first album and its hit recording of "Tom Dooley", which sold over three million copies as a single.[2] The Trio released nineteen albums that made Billboard's Top 100, fourteen of which ranked in the top 10, and five of which hit the number 1 spot
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Jerry Lee Lewis
The Killer The KingBorn (1935-09-29) September 29, 1935 (age 82) Ferriday, Louisiana, U.S.GenresRock and roll[1] rockabilly[2] country[3] gospel[4] honky-tonk[4] blues[2]Occupation(s)Singer pianist musician songwriter actorInstrumentsVocals piano guitarYears active 1954–presentLabelsSun Smash Mercury Sire Warner Bros MCAAssociated acts Johnny Cash Elvis Presley Carl Perkins Conway Twitty Mickey Gilley Roy OrbisonWebsite jerryleerocks.com Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lewis
(born September 29, 1935) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and pianist, often known by his nickname, The Killer. He has been described as "rock & roll's first great wild man."[5] A pioneer of rock and roll and rockabilly music, Lewis made his first recordings in 1956 at Sun Records
Sun Records
in Memphis
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Neil Young
Neil Percival Young, OC OM[3][4] (born November 12, 1945), is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, producer, director and screenwriter. After embarking on a music career in the 1960s, he moved to Los Angeles, where he formed Buffalo Springfield
Buffalo Springfield
with Stephen Stills, Richie Furay
Richie Furay
and others. Young had released two solo albums by the time he joined Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1969, in addition to three as a member of Buffalo Springfield. From his early solo albums and those with his backing band Crazy Horse, Young has recorded a steady stream of studio and live albums, sometimes warring with his recording company along the way. Young's guitar work, deeply personal lyrics[5][6][7] and signature tenor singing voice[8][9] transcend his long career. Young also plays piano and harmonica on many albums, which frequently combine folk, rock, country and other musical styles
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Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
(/ˈdɪlən/; born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, and painter, who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s, when he became a reluctant "voice of a generation"[2] with songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'" that became anthems for the Civil Rights Movement
Civil Rights Movement
and anti-war movement. In 1965, he controversially abandoned his early fan-base in the American folk music revival, recording a six-minute single, "Like a Rolling Stone", which enlarged the scope of popular music. Dylan's lyrics incorporate a wide range of political, social, philosophical, and literary influences. They defied existing pop-music conventions and appealed to the burgeoning counterculture
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Judy Collins
Judith Marjorie Collins (born May 1, 1939) is an American singer and songwriter known for her eclectic tastes in the material she records (which has included folk music, show tunes, pop music, rock and roll and standards) and for her social activism. Collins' debut album A Maid of Constant Sorrow
A Maid of Constant Sorrow
was released in 1961, but it was the lead single from her 1967 album Wildflowers, "Both Sides, Now" — written by Joni Mitchell
Joni Mitchell
— that gave Collins international prominence
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Barbra Streisand
Barbara Joan "Barbra" Streisand
Streisand
(/ˈstraɪsænd/; born April 24, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker
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Johnny Mathis
John Royce Mathis (born September 30, 1935) is an American singer of popular music Starting his career with singles of standard music, he became highly popular as an album artist, with several dozen of his albums achieving gold or platinum status and 73 making the Billboard charts to date. Guinness world records and music charts historian Paul Gambaccini confirms Mathis record sales have surpassed well over 360 million worldwide to date. This makes Johnny Mathis
Johnny Mathis
the 3rd biggest selling artist of the 20th century after Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra.[citation needed] Although he is frequently described as a romantic singer, his discography includes traditional pop, Brazilian, Spanish, soul, rhythm and blues, soft rock, show tunes, Tin Pan Alley, blues, country, and even a few disco songs for his album Mathis Magic
Mathis Magic
in 1979. Mathis has also recorded six albums of Christmas music
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Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
(born March 31, 1935) is an American jazz musician most associated with the group variously known as Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
& the Tijuana
Tijuana
Brass, Herb Alpert's Tijuana
Tijuana
Brass, or TJB. Alpert is also a recording industry executive, the "A" of A&M Records, a recording label he and business partner Jerry Moss founded and eventually sold to PolyGram. Alpert also has created abstract expressionist paintings and sculpture over two decades, which are publicly displayed on occasion. Alpert and his wife, Lani Hall, are substantial philanthropists through the operation of the Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
Foundation. Alpert's musical accomplishments include five No. 1 albums and 28 albums total on the Billboard Album chart, nine Grammy Awards, fourteen platinum albums, and fifteen gold albums
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Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafonte
(born Harold George Bellanfanti Jr.; March 1, 1927) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and social activist. One of the most successful Jamaican-American pop stars in history, he was dubbed the " King
King
of Calypso" for popularizing the Caribbean
Caribbean
musical style (originating in Trinidad & Tobago) with an international audience in the 1950s. His breakthrough album Calypso (1956) is the first million-selling LP by a single artist.[1] Belafonte is perhaps best known for singing "The Banana Boat Song", with its signature lyric "Day-O". He has recorded in many genres, including blues, folk, gospel, show tunes, and American standards
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Eric Clapton
Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945), is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and of Cream. Clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time.[1] Clapton ranked second in Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time"[2] and fourth in Gibson's "Top 50 Guitarists of All Time".[3] He was also named number five in Time magazine's list of "The 10 Best Electric Guitar Players" in 2009.[4] In the mid-1960s Clapton left the Yardbirds to play with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers
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Elvis Presley
Elvis
Elvis
Aaron Presley[a] (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King". Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, and relocated to Memphis, Tennessee, with his family when he was 13 years old. His music career began there in 1954, recording at Sun Records
Sun Records
with producer Sam Phillips, who wanted to bring the sound of African American music
African American music
to a wider audience. Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley was a pioneer of rockabilly, an uptempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country music and rhythm and blues. In 1955, drummer D. J. Fontana
D. J

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John Mellencamp
John J Mellencamp[1] (born October 7, 1951), previously known as Johnny Cougar, John Cougar, and John Cougar Mellencamp, is an American musician, singer-songwriter, painter, and actor. He is known for his catchy, populist brand of heartland rock, which emphasizes traditional instrumentation. Mellencamp rose to fame in the 1980s while "honing an almost startlingly plainspoken writing style that, starting in 1982, yielded a string of Top 10 singles", including "Hurts So Good", "Jack & Diane", "Crumblin' Down", "Pink Houses", "Lonely Ol' Night", "Small Town", "R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.", "Paper in Fire", and "Cherry Bomb". He has amassed 22 Top 40 hits in the United States
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Bobby Vee
Robert Thomas Velline (April 30, 1943 – October 24, 2016), known professionally as Bobby Vee, was an American singer, songwriter and musician who was a teen idol in the early 1960s and also appeared in films.[1] According to Billboard magazine, he had thirty-eight Hot 100 chart hits, ten of which reached the Top 20.[2][3] He had six gold singles in his career.[4]Contents1 Biography1.1 Career2 Awards and Honours2.1 The Day the Music Died 2.2 Connection with Bob Dylan 2.3 Personal life 2.4 Last years and death3 Discography3.1 Gold singles 3.2 Gold albums4 Filmography 5 References 6 External linksBiography[edit] Career[edit] Vee was born in Fargo, North Dakota, to Sydney Ronald Velline (a chef, pianist and fiddle player) and Saima Cecelia Tapanila, in a family of Norwegian and Finnish heritage.[5][6] [7] His first single, "Suzie Baby," was written by Vee with a nod to Buddy Holly's "Peggy Sue" and recorded for the Soma
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