American musicians born in 1946

Here are 50 famous musicians from United States of America were born in 1946:

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton (January 19, 1946 Sevierville-) a.k.a. Dolly Rebecca Parton, The Smoky Mountain Songbird, The Leading Lady of Country, The Iron Butterfly, The Backwoods Barbie, Aunt Granny, The Queen of Nashville, The Queen of Country, The Book Lady, D. Parton, Dolly or Dolly Parton and Friends is an American businessperson, author, singer-songwriter, actor, musician, composer, record producer, multi-instrumentalist, film producer, philanthropist, screenwriter and voice actor.

Her albums: Coat of Many Colors, Jolene, 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs, Heartbreak Express, Real Love, Home for Christmas, Little Things / I'll Put If Off Until Tomorrow, The Essential Dolly Parton, Volume 2, The Grass Is Blue and Here You Come Again. Her related genres: Country, Bluegrass, Country pop, Ballad, Pop music and Gospel music.

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Gram Parsons

Gram Parsons (November 5, 1946 Winter Haven-September 19, 1973 Joshua Tree) otherwise known as Gram Parson, Parsons, Gram or Ingram Cecil Connor III was an American songwriter, singer, guitarist, singer-songwriter and musician.

His discography includes: Grievous Angel, GP / Grievous Angel, Another Side of This Life: The Lost Recordings of Gram Parsons, 1965-1966, Sacred Hearts & Fallen Angels: The Gram Parsons Anthology, The Complete Reprise Sessions, Warm Evenings, Pale Mornings, Bottled Blues 1963-1973, GP, Sleepless Nights, Cosmic American Music: The Grech Tapes 1972 and She / That's All It Took. Genres he performed: Country rock, Rock music, Country and Folk rock.

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Patti Smith

Patti Smith (December 30, 1946 Chicago-) also known as Patricia Lee Smith, Patti, Godmother of Punk, P. Smith or Patricia Lee "Patti" Smith is an American writer, poet, singer-songwriter, musician, actor, voice actor, photographer and painter. She has two children, Jackson Smith and Jesse Smith.

Her albums: Horses, Dream of Life, Gone Again, Peace and Noise, Gung Ho, Land (1975-2002), Trampin', Twelve, The Patti Smith Masters and Set Free. Genres related to her: Punk rock, Rock music, Protopunk, Alternative rock, Art rock, Art punk and Blues rock.

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Liza Minnelli

Liza Minnelli (March 12, 1946 Hollywood-) also known as Liza May Minnelli, Liza Minnellii, Liza Minelli or The Queen of Broadway and/or Hollywood is an American singer, actor, dancer and choreographer.

Discography: Results, Don't Drop Bombs, Gently, Grand Collection, Highlights From the Carnegie Hall Concert, Live From Radio City Music Hall, Liza With a "Z": A Concert for Television, Losing My Mind, Love Pains and So Sorry, I Said. Genres she performed: Pop music.

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Jimmy Webb

Jimmy Webb (August 15, 1946 Elk City-) a.k.a. Jimmy L. Webb, Webb, Jimmy or Jimmy Layne Webb is an American songwriter, composer, singer, singer-songwriter, writer, artist, musician and music artist. His children are Christiaan Webb, Justin Webb and James Webb.

His albums: Words and Music, And So: On, Letters, El Mirage, Land's End, Jim Webb Sings Jim Webb, Angel Heart, Twilight of the Renegades, Ten Easy Pieces and Live and at Large. Genres related to him: Country, Popular music and Rock music.

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Larry Graham

Larry Graham (August 14, 1946 Beaumont-) a.k.a. Lawrence Graham Jr., Graham, Larry or Larry Graham, Jr. is an American songwriter, singer, musician, record producer and bassist.

His most important albums: One in a Million You, One in a Million You and My Radio Sure Sounds Good to Me. Genres he performed: Funk, Soul music and Rhythm and blues.

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Al Green

Al Green (April 13, 1946 Forrest City-) also known as Green, Al, Albert Greene, The Reverend Al Green, A. Green, Reverend Al Green, Rev. Al Green, Al Greene or The Bishop of the Full Gospel Tabernacle is an American songwriter, singer, record producer, musician, actor and minister. He has six children, Alva Green, Ruby Green, Cora Green, Al Green Jr., Trevor Green and Kala Green.

Related albums: Let's Stay Together, Al Green, Al Green Explores Your Mind, Greatest Hits, I Get Joy, You Say It! Raw! Rare! And Unreleased!, The Supreme Al Green: The Greatest Hits, The Very Best of Al Green, A Deep Shade of Green and Al Green Is Love. Genres he performed include Gospel music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Smooth soul and Blues.

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Linda Ronstadt

Linda Ronstadt (July 15, 1946 Tucson-) also known as Linda Maria Ronstadt, First Lady of Rock, Queen of Country Rock, Queen of Rock, The Stone Poneys or Linda Marie Ronstadt is an American songwriter, singer, musician, record producer and actor. She has two children, Mary Clementine Ronstadt and Carlos Ronstadt.

Her albums: Hand Sown... Home Grown, Silk Purse, Don't Cry Now, Different Drum, Heart Like a Wheel, Prisoner in Disguise, Living In The U.S.A., Greatest Hits, Volume 2, Get Closer and Canciones de Mi Padre. Genres she performed include Folk music, New Wave, Pop music, Cajun music, Rock music, Country, Latin American music, Mariachi, Jazz, Art rock, Big Band, Ranchera, Adult contemporary music, Children's music, Acoustic music, Country rock, Rock and roll, Pop rock and Soft rock.

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Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett (December 25, 1946 Pascagoula-) a.k.a. Jimmy Buffet, JimmyBuffett, Jimmy Buffett, Buffet, Jimmy, Jimmy Buffet One Particular Harbour, Buffett, Jimmy, James William Buffett, Bubba or James William "Jimmy" Buffett is an American writer, songwriter, novelist, singer, singer-songwriter, guitarist, author, film producer, musician, businessperson, actor and film score composer. His children are Savannah Jane Buffett, Cameron Marley Buffett and Sarah Delaney Buffett.

Discography: Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes, Son of a Son of a Sailor, Songs You Know by Heart: Jimmy Buffett's Greatest Hit(s), All the Great Hits, A Pirates Treasure, License to Chill, A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean, A1A / Volcano, American Storyteller and Before the Beach. Genres he performed: Gulf and western, Beach music, Pop music, Soft rock, Tropical rock, Country, Easy listening, Children's music, Country rock, Western music and Surf music.

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Barry Gibb

Barry Gibb (September 1, 1946 Douglas-) also known as Barry Alan Crompton Gibb, barry_gibb, Barry, Johnny Hayes or Barry Alan Crompton Gibb, CBE is an American singer, record producer, singer-songwriter, guitarist, songwriter, musician, actor and screenwriter. He has five children, Ashley Gibb, Travis Gibb, Michael Gibb, Alexandra Gibb and Steve Gibb.

His albums include Now Voyager, Guilty, Guilty, What Kind of Fool, Hawks, The Eaten Alive Demos and Moonlight Madness. Genres he performed include Rock music, Disco, Pop music, Country, Pop rock, Adult contemporary music, Soft rock, Blue-eyed soul, Funk, Baroque pop and Psychedelic rock.

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Ysaye Maria Barnwell

Ysaye Maria Barnwell (February 28, 1946 New York-) a.k.a. Ysaye M. Barnwell is an American singer, writer, record producer, songwriter, teacher, actor, composer and film score composer.

Genres she performed include A cappella, Blues, Folk music, Rhythm and blues and Soul music.

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Lesley Gore

Lesley Gore (May 2, 1946 New York City-February 16, 2015) otherwise known as Lelsie Gore, Leslei Gore, Leslie Gore, Lesley Sue Goldstein or Gore, Lesley was an American singer.

Her most well known albums: Sunshine, Lollipops & Rainbows: The Best of Lesley Gore, 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Lesley Gore, The Ultimate Collection: Start the Party Again 1963 - 1968, It's My Party, Lesley Gore Sings Of Mixed-Up Hearts, The Best of Lesley Gore, The Essential Collection, The Golden Hits of Lesley Gore, Ever Since and Girl Talk. Genres: Pop music and Rock music.

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John Prine

John Prine (October 10, 1946 Maywood-) is an American singer, guitarist, singer-songwriter, musician, actor and songwriter. His children are Tommy Prine and Jack Prine.

His albums include The Missing Years, Prime Prine: The Best of John Prine, John Prine, Aimless Love, Bruised Orange, Pink Cadillac, Storm Windows, Lost Dogs and Mixed Blessings, In Spite of Ourselves and Common Sense. Genres related to him: Progressive bluegrass, Folk music and Country.

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Duane Allman

Duane Allman (November 20, 1946 Nashville-October 29, 1971 Macon) also known as Allman, Duane, Howard Duane Allman, Skydog, Duane "Skyman Allman" or Dog was an American musician, guitarist and songwriter. He had one child, Galadrielle Allman.

His albums: Duane Allman: An Anthology, Volume II, Duane & Greg Allman, Ton-Ton Macoute!, Duane Allman: An Anthology and Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective. Genres he performed: Southern rock, Jam band, Jazz fusion, Blues, Blues rock, Rock music, Soul music and Jazz.

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Billy Preston

Billy Preston (September 2, 1946 Houston-June 6, 2006 Scottsdale) a.k.a. William Everett Preston, William Everett "Billy" Preston or The Fifth Beatle was an American musician, singer-songwriter, bandleader, keyboard player, songwriter and actor.

Discography: Billy Preston, Late at Night, Soul Meetin', Encouraging Words, The Best, Drown in My Own Tears, Go where no ones gone before, Ultimate Collection, The Wildest Organ in Town / Club Meeting and That's the Way God Planned It. Genres he performed include Funk, Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music and Gospel music.

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George Duke

George Duke (January 12, 1946 San Rafael-August 5, 2013 Los Angeles) also known as Duke George, Duke, George or George M. Duke was an American keyboard player, keytarist, jazz pianist, composer, teacher, musician, record producer, pianist, music director, music arranger and singer.

His albums include Faces in Reflection, Dream On, Guardian of the Light, Illusions, Is Love Enough?, A Brazilian Love Affair, COOL, Don't Let Go, Duke and Face the Music. Genres he performed include Jazz fusion, Funk, Alternative rock, Rock and roll, Rhythm and blues, Sophisti-pop, Crossover jazz, Smooth jazz and Post-disco.

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Rusty Young

Rusty Young (February 23, 1946 Long Beach-) otherwise known as Norman Russell Young is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter and film score composer.

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Bill Kreutzmann

Bill Kreutzmann (May 7, 1946 Palo Alto-) a.k.a. The Grateful Dead, Bill Kreutzman, Billy Kreutzmann, William Kreutzmann, Grateful Dead, William "Bill" Kreutzmann, Jr. or William Kreutzmann, Jr. is an American musician, drummer and film score composer. He has two children, Stacy Kreutzmann and Justin Kreutzmann.

Genres he performed: Psychedelic rock, Rock music and Folk rock.

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Tony Levin

Tony Levin (June 6, 1946 Boston-) also known as The Tony Levin Band, Tony Levin Band, Tony Levine, Levin, Tony or Anthony Charles Levin is an American musician, songwriter, singer and bassist.

His albums: World Diary, Pieces of the Sun, Waters of Eden, Stick Man, Resonator, Double Espresso, From the Caves of the Iron Mountain and Levin Torn White. Genres: Jazz fusion, Progressive rock, Progressive metal, Experimental rock, Pop music, Jazz and World music.

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Lenny Kaye

Lenny Kaye (December 27, 1946 Upper Manhattan-) also known as Kaye, Lenny, L. Kaye or Lenny Kaye Connection is an American record producer, guitarist, songwriter, musician and music journalist.

Discography: Seeds in the Wind. Genres he performed include Punk rock, Rock music and Protopunk.

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John Trudell

John Trudell (February 15, 1946 Omaha-) a.k.a. John Trudell, jr is an American actor, poet, musician, political activist and author. He has three children, Ricarda Star Trudell, Sunshine Karma Trudell and Eli Changing Sun Trudell.

His albums include AKA Grafitti Man, Blue Indians, Bone Days, Johnny Damas and Me, Madness & The Moremes, Live à FIP and Heart Jump Bouquet.

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Leon Botstein

Leon Botstein (December 14, 1946 Zürich-) is an American conductor and music director. His child is Sarah Botstein.

His most recognized albums: A World Requiem and Symphony no. 3 "Il'ya Murometz". Genres related to him: Classical music.

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Thelma Houston

Thelma Houston (May 7, 1946 Leland-) also known as Thelma Jackson is an American singer, singer-songwriter and actor.

Her albums: Best of Thelma Houston, Any Way You Like It, Ride to the Rainbow, Never Gonna Be Another One, Qualifying Heat, Thelma Houston, Breakwater Cat, Two to One, Ready to Roll and Thelma & Jerry. Genres she performed include House music, Pop rock, Quiet Storm, Motown Sound, Urban contemporary, Soul music, Dance music, Disco, Rhythm and blues and Gospel music.

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Ray Tabano

Ray Tabano (December 23, 1946 The Bronx-) also known as Crazy Raymond is an American guitarist and musician.

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Daryl Hall

Daryl Hall (October 11, 1946 Pottstown-) otherwise known as Darryl Hall, Daryl Hohl, Daryll Hall, Daryl Franklin Hohl, John & Oates, Hall & Oates or Hall and Oates is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, keyboard player, guitarist and actor. His child is Darren Hall.

His discography includes: I'm in a Philly Mood, Stop Loving Me, Stop Loving You, Wildfire, Love Revelation, Help Me Find a Way to Your Heart, Sacred Songs, What's in Your World, Soul Alone, Can't Stop Dreaming and Three Hearts in the Happy Ending Machine. Genres related to him: Pop rock, Blue-eyed soul, Soul rock, Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Rock music, Blues rock, Alternative country and Soft rock.

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Terry Kath

Terry Kath (January 31, 1946 Chicago-January 23, 1978 Woodland Hills) also known as Kath, Terry or Terry Alan Kath was an American guitarist, musician and songwriter. His child is Michelle Kath.

Genres he performed: Rock music, Blues rock and Hard rock.

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Marsha A. Hunt

Marsha A. Hunt (April 15, 1946 Philadelphia-) also known as Marsha Hunt is an American novelist, singer, musician, actor and model. Her child is called Karis Jagger.

Related albums: Walk on Gilded Splinters and Woman Child.

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Loudon Wainwright III

Loudon Wainwright III (September 5, 1946 Chapel Hill-) also known as Loudon Snowden Wainwright III or Loudon Wainwright is an American actor, singer-songwriter, humorist and musician. His children are Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Lucy Wainwright Roche and Alexandra Kelly Wainwright.

His albums include Album III, Attempted Mustache, Unrequited, Fame and Wealth, I'm Alright, Therapy, Fame and Wealth / I'm Alright, One Man Guy: The Best of Loudon Wainwright III 1982-1986, The BBC Sessions and Social Studies. Genres he performed: Folk music, Rock music, Blues and Comedy rock.

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Edgar Winter

Edgar Winter (December 28, 1946 Beaumont-) also known as Edgar Holland Winter is an American keyboard player, singer, musician, record producer, songwriter, saxophonist, percussionist and multi-instrumentalist.

His most important albums: The Real Deal, Anthology, Jazzin' the Blues, Mission Earth, The Edgar Winter Collection, The Masters: Live In Japan, Winter Blues, Harlem Nocturne, Jasmine Nightdreams and Rebel Road. Genres he performed include Hard rock, Jazz fusion, Blues rock, Blue-eyed soul, Boogie rock, Rock music and Pop music.

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Judy Craig

Judy Craig (August 6, 1946 New York City-) also known as Judy Craig Mann is an American singer.

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André Watts

André Watts (June 20, 1946 Nuremberg-) a.k.a. Andre Watts or Watts, Andre is an American pianist and teacher.

Related albums: The Chopin Recital, Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 / Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Atlanta Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Yoel Levi, piano: André Watts), André Watts Plays Liszt, Album 1, Liszt: Concerto No. 1 For Piano & Orchestra (Bernstein, cond.; N.Y. Philharmonic), The Royal Edition, Volume 22: Piano Concerto no. 2 / Haydn Variations, Essential Chopin, Piano Concertos no. 2 & no. 3, Piano Concerto no. 1 in E minor / Piano Concerto no. 2 in F minor, André Watts Plays Liszt, Album 2 and The Schubert Recital. Genres: Classical music.

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Dennis Dunaway

Dennis Dunaway (December 9, 1946 Cottage Grove-) otherwise known as Dunaway, Dennis is an American musician, songwriter and bassist.

Genres: Heavy metal, Hard rock, Rock music and Psychedelic rock.

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Lee Loughnane

Lee Loughnane (October 21, 1946 Elmwood Park-) a.k.a. Loughnane, Lee or Lee David Loughnane is an American musician, trumpeter, songwriter and singer.

Genres he performed include Rhythm and blues, Rock music and Blues.

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Ray Wylie Hubbard

Ray Wylie Hubbard (November 13, 1946 Soper-) otherwise known as Ray Wiley Hubbard or Hubbard, Ray Wylie is an American singer, singer-songwriter and screenwriter.

His albums include Ray Wylie Hubbard & The Cowboy Twinkies, Crusades of the Restless Knights, Dangerous Spirits, GROWL, Live at Cibolo Creek Country Club, Loco Gringo's Lament, Snake Farm, Delirium Tremolos, Eternal and Lowdown and Lost Train of Thought. Genres he performed include Country, Cowpunk, Folk music and Rock music.

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Sheila Silver

Sheila Silver (October 3, 1946 Seattle-) is an American composer. She has one child, Victor Feldman.

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Naomi Judd

Naomi Judd (January 11, 1946 Ashland-) otherwise known as Diana Judd, Diana Ellen Judd or The Judds is an American nurse, singer, singer-songwriter, actor, songwriter, author, spokesperson, voice actor, activist, motivational speaker and musician. She has two children, Ashley Judd and Wynonna Judd.

Her related genres: Country.

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Cynthia Robinson

Cynthia Robinson (January 12, 1946 Sacramento-) otherwise known as Robinson, Cynthia is an American trumpeter and musician. She has two children, Sylvette Robinson and Laura Marie Robinson.

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Frankie Beverly

Frankie Beverly (December 6, 1946 Philadelphia-) also known as Frank Beverly, Beverly, Frankie or Howard Beverly is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, music arranger, guitarist and keyboard player.

Genres he performed: Funk, Rhythm and blues and Soul music.

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Tom Harrell

Tom Harrell (June 16, 1946 Urbana-) otherwise known as Harrell, Tom is an American trumpeter.

Related albums: Wise Children, Live at the Village Vanguard, Time's Mirror, Passages, Visions, Prana Dance, Roman Nights, Number Five, The Time of the Sun and Reflecting Times.

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David Holt

David Holt (October 15, 1946 Gatesville-) also known as Holt, David is an American musician.

His albums: Grandfather's Greatest Hits and Cutting Loose.

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Mahasti

Mahasti (November 16, 1946 Tehran-June 25, 2007 Santa Rosa) a.k.a. Eftekhar Dadehbala was an American singer. Her child is called Sahar Nazemiyan.

Discography: Deldadeh, Gol-haye Ranga-Rang, Sepedeh Dam, Ziafat, Album 2, Asir, Mosafer, Ghasam, Moj and Nameh. Genres she performed: Pop music, Ballad, Classical music, Folk music and Traditional music.

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Gary Duncan

Gary Duncan (September 4, 1946 San Diego-) also known as Duncan, Gary, Gary Ray Grubb, Quicksilver Messenger Service or Gary Cole is an American guitarist and musician.

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Greg Elmore

Greg Elmore (September 4, 1946 California-) also known as Ellmore, Greg is an American drummer.

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Danny Kortchmar

Danny Kortchmar (April 6, 1946 New York City-) a.k.a. Danny "Kootch" Kortchmar, Danny Kootch, Kooch, Daniel Kortchmar, Dan Kortchmar, Dan Kootch or Danny "Kootch" Korchmar is an American musician, songwriter, guitarist, film score composer and actor.

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George Tickner

George Tickner (September 8, 1946 Syracuse-) is an American songwriter and musician.

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Loleatta Holloway

Loleatta Holloway (November 5, 1946 Chicago-March 21, 2011 Chicago) also known as Lolleatta Holloway, Loleatte Holloway, Lolleta Holloway, Lolletta Holloway, Loleata Holloway, Loletta Holloway, Loleatta Holoway, Loleatta Hollaway, Loleatta Halloway or Holloway, Loleatta was an American singer, musician and singer-songwriter.

Her albums include Greatest Hits, Greatest Hits, Love Sensation, Lifting Me Up, Hotlanta Soul of Loleatta Holloway, Loleatta, Loleatta Holloway, The Queens Anthem, Love Sensation '06 and Bring It on Up / Rainbow. Genres: Soul music, Dance music, Disco, House music, Garage music and Gospel music.

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Tommy Shannon

Tommy Shannon (April 18, 1946 Tucson-) a.k.a. Shannon, Tommy or Thomas Lafitte Smedley is an American guitarist and bassist.

Genres he performed: Blues rock and Texas blues.

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R. Carlos Nakai

R. Carlos Nakai (April 16, 1946 Flagstaff-) otherwise known as R. Carlos Nakai Quartet, R. Carlos Naki, Nakai, R. Carlos or Carlos Nakai is an American musician and flutist.

His albums include Island of Bows, Boat People, Changes, Emergence, How the West Was Lost, Inner Voices, Kokopelli's Cafe, Canyon Trilogy: Native American Flute Music, Desert Dance and Earth Spirit. Genres: Native American music.

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Indira Stefanianna

Indira Stefanianna (December 15, 1946 San Francisco-) is an American singer.

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Ruth Underwood

Ruth Underwood (May 23, 1946-) is an American percussionist.

Her related genres: Jazz fusion and Rock music.

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