Here are 50 famous musicians from United States of America were born in 1943:
George Benson (March 22, 1943 Pittsburgh-) a.k.a. George Benson, George Benson or Georges Benson is an American singer, musician, songwriter and guitarist.
His albums include The Other Side of Abbey Road, Weekend in L.A., 20/20, Big Boss Band, Verve Jazz Masters 21, That's Right, Anthology, The Greatest Hits of All, Best of George Benson: The Instrumentals and Best of George Benson. Genres related to him: Jazz, Rhythm and blues, Funk, Pop music, Funk rock and Soul music.
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Janis Joplin (January 19, 1943 Port Arthur-October 4, 1970 Hollywood) a.k.a. Joplin, Janis, Janis Lyn Joplin, janis_joplin, Pearl or Mary Jane was an American singer and songwriter.
Her most important albums: I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!, Pearl, In Concert, Janis, 18 Essential Songs, Absolute Janis, Super Hits, Collections, Anthology and Best of Janis Joplin. Her related genres: Psychedelic rock, Blues, Hard rock, Acid rock, Blues rock, Rock music, Folk music, Country and Soul music.
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Mickey Hart (September 11, 1943 Brooklyn-) also known as Hart, Mickey, Michael Steven Hartman, The Grateful Dead, Grateful Dead, Spock, Michael Hart, B. D. Shot or the rhythm devils is an American musician, drummer, percussionist, composer, film score composer, musicologist and author. His children are called Taro Hart and Reya Hart.
His albums: Mickey Hart's Mystery Box, The Best of Mickey Hart: Over the Edge and Back, At the Edge, Däfos, Music to be Born By, Spirit Into Sound, Supralingua, Rolling Thunder, Planet Drum and Global Drum Project. His related genres: Rock music and World music.
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John Denver (December 31, 1943 Roswell-October 12, 1997 Pacific Ocean) also known as Denver, John, John Dennver, Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., H.J. Deutschendorf, Jr. or Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. was an American songwriter, singer, poet, musician, writer, singer-songwriter, actor, guitarist, social activist, pilot, composer, lyricist and record producer. He had three children, Jesse Belle Deutschendorf, Zachary John Denver and Anna Kate Denver.
His albums include Poems, Prayers & Promises, Back Home Again, Greatest Hits, Volume Two, Live at The Sydney Opera House, Greatest Hits, Volume 3, Country Classics, Het beste van, The Best of John Denver Live, Annie's Song and Calypso. Genres he performed include Folk music, Folk rock, Pop-folk, Pop music, Rock music, Country, Traditional music and Western music.
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Gary Burghoff (May 24, 1943 Bristol-) a.k.a. Gary Richard Burghoff or Radar is an American artist, drummer, actor and musician. His children are called Gena Gale Burghoff, Miles Burghoff and Jordan Burghoff.
Gary Burghoff is best known for his role as Corporal Walter Eugene "Radar" O'Reilly on the popular television series M*A*S*H. He played the character for seven years, from 1972 to 1979, and even reprised the role in the spin-off series AfterMASH. Besides his successful acting career, Burghoff is also a talented artist and has painted portraits of several of his M*A*S*H co-stars. He is also an accomplished jazz drummer and has released several albums. In his later years, Burghoff has focused on his art career and has even exhibited his work in galleries across the country.
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Maceo Parker (February 14, 1943 Kinston-) also known as Maceo or Parker, Maceo is an American musician, actor and composer.
His albums: Funkoverload, Maceo - Soundtrack, School's In, Us, Dial: MACEO, Mo' Roots, Southern Exposure, Made by Maceo, For All the King's Men and Roots & Grooves. Genres he performed include Funk, P-Funk, Jazz and Soul jazz.
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Jim Croce (January 10, 1943 South Philadelphia-September 20, 1973 Natchitoches) also known as Jim Groce, Jim Croche, James Joseph Croce or Croce, Jim was an American singer, singer-songwriter, actor and musician. His child is A. J. Croce.
His albums: You Don't Mess Around With Jim, All-Time Greatest Hits, Photographs & Memories: His Greatest Hits, The Jim Croce Collection, The Legendary Jim Croce, The 50th Anniversary Collection, Facets, Have You Heard Jim Croce Live, Bad, Bad Leroy Brown & Other Favorites and Best of Jim Croce. Genres he performed: Folk music, Rock music, Soft rock, Pop music and Folk rock.
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Randy Newman (November 28, 1943 Los Angeles-) also known as Randall Stuart Newman, Randall Stuart "Randy" Newman or The New Man is an American musician, singer-songwriter, keyboard player, pianist, music arranger, composer, film score composer and actor.
His albums: Randy Newman, 12 Songs, Randy Newman Live, Sail Away, Good Old Boys, Little Criminals, Born Again, Ragtime, Trouble in Paradise and The Natural. Genres: Rock music, Pop music, Film score, Comedy rock, Soft rock and Roots rock.
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Florence Ballard (June 30, 1943 Detroit-February 22, 1976 Detroit) also known as Ballard, Florence, Florence Glenda Ballard, Florence Chapman, Florence Glenda Ballard Chapman, Flo, The Supremes, The Temptions & The Supremes, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Florence Ballard Chapman or Blondie was an American singer and musician. She had three children, Michelle Chapman, Nicole Chapman and Lisa Chapman.
Her albums include The Supreme Florence "Flo" Ballard and The Supreme. Her related genres: Rhythm and blues, Pop music, Soul music, Show tune and Rock music.
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Steve Miller (October 5, 1943 Milwaukee-) a.k.a. The Steve Miller Band, Stevie Guitar Miller, Miller, Steve or Steven H. Miller is an American singer, guitarist and musician.
Discography: Fly Like an Eagle, Born 2B Blue and Circle of Love. His related genres: Hard rock, Rock music, Blues rock, Psychedelic rock, Heartland rock and Art rock.
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Mary Wells (May 13, 1943 Detroit-July 26, 1992 Los Angeles) also known as Mary Esther Wells, Mary Welss, Welss, Mary, May Wells or Wells, May was an American singer and singer-songwriter. Her children are called Meech Wells, Sugar Womack, Noel Wells and Shorty Wells.
Her albums: Bye, Bye Baby, I Don't Want to Take a Chance, 22 Greatest Hits, Looking Back: 1961-1964, The Ultimate Collection, 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Mary Wells, Early Classics: Mary Wells, My Guy / Oh Little Boy (What Did You Do to Me), My Guy: 20 Original Hits, Two Lovers / My Guy and Together. Her related genres: Pop music, Disco, Rhythm and blues and Soul music.
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Ronnie Milsap (January 16, 1943 Robbinsville-) a.k.a. Milsap, Ronnie or Ronnie Lee Milsap is an American singer, musician, pianist and keyboard player.
His albums: Live, Inside, Branson City Limits, Wish You Were Here, The Ultimate Ronnie Milsap, Ultimate Ronnie Milsap, 40 #1 Hits, At His Best, Believe It and Greatest Hits, Volume 2. Genres related to him: Nashville sound, Country, Country pop, Soul music, Soft rock and Blue-eyed soul.
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Al Foster (January 18, 1943 Richmond-) also known as Aloysius Foster or Foster, Al is an American musician and drummer.
His albums: The News, The Montreal Tapes (feat. Joe Henderson and Al Foster), Le Lann, Kikosky, Foster, Weiss, Brandyn, Hank Jones Trio With Mads Vindig and Al Foster, Presage, Mr. Foster and This Bud's for You.... Genres he performed: Jazz.
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Clyde Stubblefield (April 18, 1943 Chattanooga-) is an American drummer and musician.
His albums include The Revenge Of The Funky Drummer.
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Alan Rubin (February 11, 1943 Brooklyn-June 8, 2011 Manhattan) also known as Mr. Fabulous, Al Rubin, A Rubin, Rubin, Al, The Blues Brothers Band, Alan 'Mr. Fabulous' Rubin, Alan P. Rubin or Howard Shore and His Band of Angels was an American musician and actor.
Genres related to him: Jazz.
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Gary Burton (January 23, 1943 Anderson-) also known as Burton, Gary is an American musician, composer and teacher.
His albums include Live in Cannes, Astor Piazzolla Reunion: A Tango Excursion, Like Minds, Good Vibes, Alone at Last, Libertango: The Music of Astor Piazzolla, Rarum, Volume 4: Selected Recordings, Next Generation, Cool Nights and For Hamp, Red, Bags, and Cal. Genres he performed: Jazz, Jazz fusion and Hard bop.
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Mike Bloomfield (July 28, 1943 Chicago-February 15, 1981 San Francisco) a.k.a. Michael Bloomfield, Bloomfield, Mike or The Paul Butterfield Blues Band was an American singer, musician, guitarist, composer and film score composer.
His albums: Between a Hard Place and the Ground, Blues, Gospel and Ragtime Guitar Instrumentals, Essential Blues: 1964-1969, Knockin' Myself Out, The Best of Michael Bloomfield, Live at Bill Graham's Fillmore West, The Gospel of Blues, It's Not Killing Me, I'm with You Always and American Hero. Genres he performed include Blues, Blues rock, Rock music and Chicago blues.
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Lobo (July 31, 1943 Tallahassee-) a.k.a. Roland Kent LaVoie or Roland LaVoie is an American singer and singer-songwriter.
His discography includes: Best Of, Calumet, Greatest Hits, Just a Singer / A Cowboy Afraid of Horses, Lobo Classic Hits, Of a Simple Man, Platinum Collection, The Best of Lobo, The Greatest Hits and Me and You and a Dog Named Boo / Walk Away From It All. Genres he performed: Folk music, Pop music, Country and Soft rock.
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Scott Walker (January 9, 1943 Hamilton-) a.k.a. Scott Engel, Noel Scott Engel or The Walker Brothers is an American record producer, musician, singer-songwriter and composer.
His discography includes: Scott, Looking Back With Scott Walker, Scott 2, Scott 3, Scott 4, 'Til the Band Comes In, We Had It All, Climate of Hunter, Boy Child: 67-70 and Tilt. Genres related to him: Pop music, Rock music, Beat music, Art rock, Country, Experimental music, Baroque pop and Avant-garde music.
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Fred Wesley (July 4, 1943 Columbus-) also known as Wesley, Fred, Fred Westy, Westy, Fred, Fred Weasley or Weasley, Fred is an American musician and trombonist.
His albums include The Final Blow, A Blow for Me, A Toot to You, Say Blow by Blow Backwards, House Party, Horn Riffs For DJs, , Funk for Your Ass (A Tribute to the Godfather of Soul), Amalgamation, With a Little Help From My Friends and New Friends. Genres he performed: Jazz and Funk.
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Catfish Collins (October 17, 1943-August 6, 2010 Cincinnati) a.k.a. Phelps Collins or Phelps J. Collins was an American musician.
He was best known for being the guitarist and musical director for James Brown during the 1970s, as well as a member of the band Parliament-Funkadelic. Collins was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 as a member of Parliament-Funkadelic. He passed away in Cincinnati in August 2010 at the age of 66.
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Grover Washington, Jr. (December 12, 1943 Buffalo-December 17, 1999 New York City) a.k.a. Grover Washington, Grover Washington Jr, Grover Washington Jr., Grover Washington, Jr, Grover Washington, J.R. or Grover Washington, Jr. was an American musician, singer-songwriter and saxophonist.
His albums: All the King's Horses, Love Songs, All My Tomorrows, Anthology, Sensuous Sax Night Out (feat. Dunn Pearson and Bernard Watt), Soulful Strut, Winelight / The Best Is Yet to Come, Next Exit, The Best Is Yet to Come and Time Out of Mind. Genres he performed: Rhythm and blues, Jazz, Soul music, Jazz-funk and Smooth jazz.
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Bobby Vee (April 30, 1943 Fargo-) a.k.a. Robert Thomas Velline, Vee, Bobby or Bobbie Vee is an American singer. He has four children, Jeffery Robert Velline, Thomas Paul Velline, Robert Bryon Velline and Jennifer Joanne Velline.
Discography: The Very Best of Bobby Vee, Take Good Care of My Baby - 22 Greatest Hits, Bobby Vee Sings Your Favorites / Bobby Vee, Down the Line, Bobby Vee Meets the Crickets, Favorites, Golden Greats, The Essential and Collectable Bobby Vee, The Very Best Of and Bobby Vee Meets the Crickets / I Remember Buddy Holly. Genres he performed: Pop music and Rock and roll.
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Jeff Wayne (July 1, 1943 Forest Hills-) a.k.a. J. Wayne, Jeff Wayne et al, Wayne, Jeff, J.Wayne or Jeffry Wayne is an American composer, record producer and conductor. His children are called Anna-Marie Wayne, Jemma Wayne, Joab Wayne and Zebidiah Wayne.
His discography includes: Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds, The Eve of the War (Tom Middleton Mixes), Highlights from Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds, Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of Spartacus, Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds: ULLAdubULLA II The Remix Album, Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds Live at Liverpool Arena, Forever Autumn, Beyond the Planets and Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of the War of the Worlds: The New Generation. Genres he performed: Pop music, Rock music and Progressive rock.
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Gary Wright (April 26, 1943 Cresskill-) also known as Spooky Tooth or Gary Malcolm Wright is an American singer, keyboard player, composer and musician. His children are called Dorian Wright and Justin Wright.
His albums include Who I Am, Best of the Dream Weaver, The Essentials, The Dream Weaver, Headin' Home, The Light of Smiles, The Right Place, Dream Weaver / Let It Out and Footprint. Genres he performed include Rock and roll, Rock music, Soft rock, Progressive rock, New-age music, World music and Hard rock.
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Freddie Perren (May 15, 1943 Englewood-December 16, 2004 Chatsworth) also known as Frederick Perren, Frederick J. Perren, Freddie, Frederick James Perren or Frederick James "Freddie" Perren was an American record producer, songwriter, musician, conductor and music arranger.
Genres he performed: Funk, Dance music, Soul music, Disco and Rhythm and blues.
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Danny Whitten (May 8, 1943 Columbus-November 18, 1972 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Whitten, Danny was an American musician, songwriter and guitarist.
Genres he performed: Hard rock, Blues rock and Country rock.
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Billy Talbot (October 23, 1943 New York City-) also known as Talbot, Billy or William Hammond Talbot is an American singer, songwriter, musician and bassist.
He is best known for being a founding member and bassist of the legendary rock band, Crazy Horse. Talbot has worked extensively with Neil Young, both as a member of Crazy Horse and as a solo artist. He has also released several solo albums throughout his career, showcasing his diverse musical talents. Talbot has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Crazy Horse, and his contributions to music have made him a revered figure in the world of rock and roll. In addition to his musical career, Talbot is also a painter and visual artist.
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John Cipollina (August 24, 1943 Berkeley-May 29, 1989 San Francisco) a.k.a. Cipollina, John, John Holland Mallet III or Quicksilver Messenger Service was an American guitarist and musician.
Genres: Psychedelic rock, Jam band, Acid rock, Blues, Jazz, Rock music and Art rock.
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Dan Folger (April 11, 1943 San Rafael-March 23, 2006) was an American songwriter and singer.
He is best known for his hit song "The Way", which was released in 1994 and became a radio sensation. Prior to his successful solo career, Folger was a member of the band Folger Consort, which specialized in Medieval and Renaissance music. He began his music career in the 1960s, performing in coffeehouses in San Francisco alongside other artists such as Joan Baez and Bob Dylan. In addition to his music, Folger was also an accomplished visual artist and photographer, and his work has been featured in galleries across the United States. He passed away in 2006 due to complications from pneumonia.
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Jerry Martini (October 1, 1943 United States of America-) also known as Martini, Jerry is an American , .
musician, best known for being a saxophonist for the funk band Sly and the Family Stone. Martini was born in Colorado and started playing saxophone at a young age, eventually becoming a skilled player in various genres including jazz and R&B. He joined Sly and the Family Stone in the late 1960s and was a key member of the band's signature sound, with his funky saxophone solos on songs like "Dance to the Music" and "Everyday People". Martini has continued to tour and perform with various incarnations of the band, and has also collaborated with other musicians and recording artists. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Sly and the Family Stone in 1993.
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Jessi Colter (May 25, 1943 Phoenix-) also known as Jessie Colter, Colter, Jessi, Jessi Coulter or Miriam Johnson is an American singer and singer-songwriter. She has one child, Shooter Jennings.
Her most recognized albums: The Very Best of Jessi Colter an Outlaw...a Lady, I'm Jessi Colter, Out of the Ashes, Jessi, Leather and Lace, Diamond in the Rough, Ridin' Shotgun, That's the Way a Cowboy Rocks and Rolls, Jessi Colter Sings Just for Kids: Songs from Around the World and Mirriam. Genres: Pop music, Outlaw country and Country.
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Larry Coryell (April 2, 1943 Galveston-) also known as Coryell, Larry is an American guitarist. He has two children, Murali Coryell and Julian Coryell.
His albums: Spaces, At the Village Gate, Offering, The Restful Mind, Shining Hour, Cedars of Avalon, The Power Trio: Live in Chicago, I'll Be Over You, Inner Urge and Live From Bahia. Genres: Jazz, Free jazz, Jazz fusion and Post-bop.
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Richard Goode (June 1, 1943 New York City-) also known as Goode, Richard is an American pianist.
His albums include Sonatas, Piano Sonatas, Beethoven: The Complete Sonatas (feat. piano: Richard Goode) (disc 2), The Late Sonatas (disc 2), Partitas No.s. 4, 2 and 5, The Op. 31 Piano Sonatas, Partitas nos. 1, 3, 6 and Mozart.
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Willie Alexander (January 13, 1943 Philadelphia-) otherwise known as Alexander, Willie is an American musician and singer.
His albums: Willie Alexander and the Confessions. Genres he performed: Alternative rock, Art rock, Experimental rock, Protopunk, New Wave and Power pop.
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Michael Zager (January 3, 1943 Passaic-) also known as Micheal Zagger or Zager, Michael is an American record producer and songwriter.
He first gained prominence in the late 1970s with his hit disco track "Let's All Chant" which soared to the top of the charts in several countries. Zager has collaborated with a number of artists over the years, including Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, and Jennifer Lopez. He has also produced music for films and television shows, such as the theme song for the hit TV show "Family Ties". In addition to his work in music, Zager has also served as a professor of music business at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
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Dan Goggin (May 31, 1943 United States of America-) also known as Goggin, Dan is an American writer, singer, playwright, composer, screenwriter, film director and film producer.
His albums: Nunsense.
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Sammi Smith (August 5, 1943 Orange-February 12, 2005 Oklahoma City) also known as Jewel Faye Smith or Smith, Sammi was an American singer and songwriter. Her child is called Waylon Payne.
Her albums include Help Me Make It Through the Night, Something Old, Something New, Something Blue, Help Me Make It Through the Night: The Memorial Album, The Best of Sammi Smith, Help Me Make It Through the Night and Help Me Make It Thru the Night. Genres she performed include Country, Country pop and Outlaw country.
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Ben Sidran (August 14, 1943 Chicago-) also known as Sidran, Ben or Ben Hirsch Sidran is an American musician, jazz pianist and film score composer. He has one child, Leo Sidran.
His albums: Don't Let Go, Too Hot to Touch, Bop City, Feel Your Groove, Live at the Celebrity Lounge, Nick's Bump, Mr. P's Shuffle, The Concert for Garcia Lorca, Cool Paradise and Dylan Different. Genres: Jazz and Rock music.
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Joe Sun (September 25, 1943 Minnesota-) is an American singer and singer-songwriter.
Genres he performed: Country.
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Barbara Martin (June 1, 1943 Detroit-) a.k.a. Martin, Barbara or Barbara Diane Martin is an American singer.
Genres related to her: Pop music and Rhythm and blues.
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Jim Pons (March 14, 1943 Santa Monica-) is an American bassist and singer.
He is best known for his work with the rock band The Turtles, for whom he played bass guitar and sang backing vocals. Pons joined the band in 1967 and was a member during the recording of several of their biggest hits, including "Happy Together" and "Elenore". He also played with the Frank Zappa-led group The Mothers of Invention and later became a member of the country rock band Poco. In addition to his music career, Pons pursued a career in film and television production, working on shows such as The Carol Burnett Show and The Incredible Hulk.
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Kenny Barron (June 9, 1943 Philadelphia-) a.k.a. Kenny Barron & Terence Blanchard, K. Barron, Kenny Baron or Barron, Kenny is an American jazz pianist and pianist.
His albums include Green Chimneys, Live at Maybeck Recital Hall, Volume Ten, Confirmation, Sambao, Other Places, Wanton Spirit, New York Attitude, At the Piano, Peruvian Blue and Spirit Song. Genres he performed include Jazz.
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Larry Lee (March 7, 1943 Memphis-October 30, 2007) was an American guitarist and singer-songwriter.
Genres: Psychedelic rock, Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Blues rock and Hard rock.
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Creed Bratton (February 8, 1943 Los Angeles-) a.k.a. William Charles Schneider, Bratton, Creed, William Charles Ertmoed or Chuck Ertmoed is an American actor and musician. His child is called Annie Bratton.
His discography includes: Creed Bratton.
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Bobby Keys (December 18, 1943 Slaton-December 2, 2014) a.k.a. Bobby Keyes, Robert Henry Keys, Keys, Bobby, Robert Henry 'Bobby' Keys or The Band was an American session musician and saxophone player.
His albums: A Toot and a Snore in '74. Genres he performed include Rock music and Jazz.
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David Nelson (June 12, 1943 Seattle-) also known as david_nelson or Nelson, David is an American guitarist.
Genres he performed include Rock music.
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Cherry Vanilla (October 16, 1943 Woodside-) also known as Kathleen Dorritie is an American film score composer, singer, singer-songwriter, publicist and actor.
Her most important albums: Venus d'Vynil, Bad Girl and Bad Girl / Venus d’Vinyl. Genres: Punk rock and Glam rock.
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Garland Jeffreys (July 3, 1943 Brooklyn-) also known as Garland Jeffries or Jeffreys, Garland is an American record producer, songwriter and musician.
His albums: Collection, Don't Call Me Buckwheat, Escape Artist, Guts for Love, Hail Hail Rock 'n' Roll, Matador And More..., Wild in the Streets: Best of 1977-1983, Wildlife Dictionary, Ghost Writer and American Boy & Girl. Genres he performed: Soul music, Blues, Reggae, Rock and roll and Americana.
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Jimmy Johnson (February 4, 1943 Sheffield-) a.k.a. Johnson, Jimmy is an American guitarist and musician.
He is best known for being a member of the iconic southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd from 1972 to 1975, during which he played on such hits as "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Free Bird." Johnson began his music career playing with various bands in the 1960s before being recruited by Lynyrd Skynyrd. After leaving the band, he continued to play music and recorded several albums with his own group, the Allstars. He has also collaborated with other musicians including Jeff Beck, Billy Joel, and Ted Nugent. In addition to being a musician, Johnson is also known for his work as a producer and has produced albums for artists such as Molly Hatchet and Blackfoot.
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