Famous musicians born in the year 1939

Here are 50 famous musicians from the world were born in 1939:

Wendy Carlos

Wendy Carlos (November 14, 1939 Pawtucket-) otherwise known as Walter Carlos, Carlos, Wendy or W. Carlos is an American composer, keyboard player and film score composer.

Her discography includes: Switched-On Brandenburgs, Volume 1, Switched‐On Brandenburgs, Volume 2, Tron, Digital Moonscapes, Beauty in the Beast, Switched‐On Bach 2000, Tales of Heaven and Hell, Switched‐On, By Request and Rediscovering Lost Scores, Volume 1. Genres she performed: Electronic music, Classical music, Electronica, Film score, Jazz, Synthpop and Ambient music.

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Phil Spector

Phil Spector (December 26, 1939 The Bronx-) otherwise known as Harvey Phillip Spector, Phillip Harvey "Phil" Spector, The Tycoon of Teen or Spector, Phil and Artists is an American record producer, songwriter, businessperson and session musician. His children are called Donte Phillip Spector, Nicole Audrey Spector, Louis Phillip Spector, Phillip Spector Jr. and Gary Phillip Spector.

His most well known albums: Back to Mono (1958–1969), Phil Spector's Flips and Rarities, Phil Spector: It Felt Like a Kiss (disc 1), Wall of Sound: The Very Best of Phil Spector 1961–1966, A Christmas Gift for You From Phil Spector and Phil Spector Presents the Philles Album Collection. Genres he performed include Punk rock, Pop music, Rock music, Girl group and Rhythm and blues.

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Glen D. Hardin

Glen D. Hardin (April 18, 1939 Wellington-) a.k.a. Glen Dee Hardin or Glen Hardin is an American musician, songwriter, session musician, pianist, music arranger and keyboard player.

Genres he performed: Country, Rock music, Country rock, Rockabilly and Rock and roll.

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Dusty Springfield

Dusty Springfield (April 16, 1939 West Hampstead-March 2, 1999 Henley-on-Thames) also known as Mary O'Brien, Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien or Springfield, Dusty was a British singer, record producer, music arranger, musician and presenter.

Her most recognized albums: Ooooooweeeee!!!, Dusty In Memphis Plus, Ev'rything's Coming Up Dusty, Reputation, Blue for You, Everything's Coming Up Dusty, Dusty: The Very Best of Dusty Springfield, 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Dusty Springfield, Where Am I Going? and Simply... Dusty. Genres she performed: Pop music, Blue-eyed soul, Traditional pop music and Soul music.

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Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye (April 2, 1939 Washington, D.C.-April 1, 1984 West Adams) otherwise known as MarvinGaye, Marvin' Gaye, Marvin Gay, Marvine Gaye, Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr., Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, Marvin Pentz Gay Jr., M. Gaye, Marvin P. Gaye or Prince of Soul was an American record producer, musician, singer-songwriter, composer, keyboard player and film score composer. He had three children, Marvin Pentz Gaye, Nona Gaye and Frankie Gaye.

His albums: That Stubborn Kinda Fellow, Moods of Marvin Gaye, I Heard It Through the Grapevine, That's the Way Love Is, Trouble Man, Here, My Dear, Midnight Love, Night Life, Compact Command Performances: 15 Greatest Hits and Dream of a Lifetime. Genres: Motown Sound, Funk, Pop music, Reggae, Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Quiet Storm, Psychedelic soul, Doo-wop, Rock music, Disco, Dance-pop, Smooth soul, Jazz, Film score and Blues.

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Brigitte Fontaine

Brigitte Fontaine (June 24, 1939 Morlaix-) also known as Artiste Inconnu is a French singer, writer and actor.

Her albums include Brigitte, Kékéland, Rue Saint Louis en l'Île, 17 Chansons Décadentes Et Fantasmagoriques, Brigitte Fontaine est..., Comme à la radio, French Corazon, Genre Humain, Le Nougat and Les palaces.

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Ginger Baker

Ginger Baker (August 19, 1939 Lewisham-) a.k.a. Baker, Ginger, Peter Edward Baker, Ginger or Peter Edward "Ginger" Baker is an English musician, songwriter and drummer.

Discography: Do What You Like, Middle Passage, No Material, Horses & Trees, Stratavarious, African Force, Live!, The Early Cream of Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker, Unseen Rain and Why?. Genres he performed include Blues rock, Jazz, Psychedelic rock, Hard rock, Jazz fusion, Afrobeat and Rock music.

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Hugh Masekela

Hugh Masekela (April 4, 1939 Witbank-) a.k.a. Hugh Masakela, Hugh Ramopolo Masekela or Masekela, Hugh is a South African musician, composer, bandleader, trumpeter, singer and lyricist. His child is Sal Masekela.

His albums: Uptownship, Grazing in the Grass: The Best of Hugh Masekela, Grrr, Hope, Sixty, The Lasting Impressions of Ooga Booga, Time, Black To The Future, The Boy's Doin' It and Connoisseur Collection. Genres: Jazz and Afrobeat.

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James Burton

James Burton (August 21, 1939 Dubberly-) also known as Jim Burton or Master of the Telecaster is an American guitarist, musician and actor.

His most important albums: Corn Pickin' and Slick Slidin'. Genres he performed include Rockabilly, Country rock, Rock music, Country and Rock and roll.

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Judy Collins

Judy Collins (May 1, 1939 Seattle-) otherwise known as Judith Marjorie Collins, Marjorie Collins, Collins, Judy, Miss J or Judith Marjorie "Judy" Collins is an American singer, songwriter, actor and musician. She has one child, Clark C. Taylor.

Her discography includes: In My Life, Recollections, Whales and Nightingales, Living, Colors of the Day: The Best of Judy Collins, Judith, Amazing Grace, Trust Your Heart, Fires of Eden and Wind Beneath My Wings. Genres related to her: Folk music, Pop music, Rock and roll and Country.

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David Allan Coe

David Allan Coe (September 6, 1939 Akron-) a.k.a. David Allen Coe or David Alan Coe is an American singer, singer-songwriter, musician, songwriter, actor and guitarist.

His albums: 17 Greatest Hits, 20 Greatest Hits, The Original Outlaw of Country Music, Essential, 16 Biggest Hits, 18 X-Rated Hits, 1990 Songs For Sale, A Matter of Life... And Death, Biggest Hits and Buckstone County Blues. Genres he performed include Country, Outlaw country, Blues, Heavy metal and Rock music.

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Roberta Flack

Roberta Flack (February 10, 1939 Black Mountain-) a.k.a. Flack, Roberta is an American singer, musician, singer-songwriter and songwriter.

Her albums include Killing Me Softly, Softly With These Songs - The Best of Roberta Flack, The Very Best of Roberta Flack, Only Heaven Can Wait (For Love), First Take, Chapter Two, Roberta Flack Featuring Donny Hathaway, The Best of Roberta Flack, Set the Night to Music and At Her Best – Live. Her related genres: Jazz, Folk music, Soul music and Rhythm and blues.

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Ray Stevens

Ray Stevens (January 24, 1939 Georgia-) also known as Harold Ray Ragsdale, Stevens, Ray or Harold R. Ragsdale is an American songwriter, singer, singer-songwriter and comedian.

His most important albums: His All-Time Greatest Comic Hits, Guitarzan, Ear Candy, #1 With a Bullet, 1,837 Seconds of Humor / This Is Ray Stevens, 20 Comedy Hits, At His Best, Classic Ray Stevens, Collector's Series and Crackin Up. Genres he performed: Country, Pop music and Novelty song.

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Sonny Fortune

Sonny Fortune (May 19, 1939 Philadelphia-) also known as Fortune, Sonny is an American musician.

Related albums: From Now On, In The Spirit Of John Coltrane, Awakening, Live at the A-Trane, Alto Memories, You and the Night and the Music, Great Friends and Trip On The Strip. Genres he performed: Soul jazz, Jazz, Jazz fusion, Modal jazz and Afro-Cuban jazz.

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Dion DiMucci

Dion DiMucci (July 18, 1939 The Bronx-) also known as Dion Dimucci, Dion Francis DiMucci or Dion is an American singer, songwriter and actor. He has three children, Tane DiMucci, Lark DiMucci and August DiMucci.

His albums: Live, Bronx in Blue, Abraham, Martin & John, Bronx Blues: The Columbia Recordings (1962-1965), Brooklyn Dodger, Deja Nu, Dion: His Best, King of the New York Streets, Presenting Dion & The Belmonts, Runaround Sue and Rock 'n' Roll Christmas. Genres: Doo-wop, Rock music, Pop music, Christian music, Rhythm and blues and Blues.

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John Walters

John Walters (July 11, 1939 Long Eaton-July 30, 2001) was a British , .

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Gordon Bok

Gordon Bok (October 31, 1939 Camden-) also known as Bok, Gordon is an American singer-songwriter and songwriter.

Related albums: Ensemble, North Wind's Clearing, In the Kind Land, Apples in the Basket, Herrings in the Bay, Dear to Our Island, Schooners, In Concert, Gatherings and Return To The Land. Genres he performed: Folk music.

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Felix Pappalardi

Felix Pappalardi (December 30, 1939 The Bronx-April 17, 1983 Manhattan) also known as Pappalardi, Felix was an American record producer, songwriter and singer.

Genres related to him: Rock music, Hard rock and Blues rock.

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Grace Slick

Grace Slick (October 30, 1939 Highland Park-) also known as Grace Barnett Wing, Slick, Grace, Jefferson Airplane, The Jefferson Airplane, Gracie Slick, The Acid Queen or The Chrome Nun is an American singer, songwriter, singer-songwriter, actor, model, visual artist, painter, illustrator and musician. Her child is called China Kantner.

Her most well known albums: Welcome to the Wrecking Ball, The Best of Grace Slick, Software, Dreams, Manhole, Sunfighter, Dragon Fly and Baron Von Tollbooth & The Chrome Nun. Genres she performed: Psychedelic rock, Rock music, Acid rock, Hard rock, Pop music and Blues rock.

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Ray Manzarek

Ray Manzarek (February 12, 1939 Chicago-May 20, 2013 Rosenheim) also known as Manzarek, Ray, Ray Daniel Manzarek, Raymond Daniel Manczarek, Jr. or The Doors was an American record producer, musician, keyboard player, film director, songwriter, film score composer, screenwriter, film producer and singer. His child is called Pablo Manzarek.

His albums: The Doors Myth And Reality, The Golden Scarab, The Whole Thing Started With Rock & Roll Now It's Out of Control, Love Her Madly, Freshly Dug, Ballads Before the Rain, Atonal Head, Carmina Burana, Love Lion and The Piano Poems: Live From San Francisco. His related genres: Psychedelic rock, Rock music, Blues, Blues rock, Acid rock, Hard rock, Jazz, Funk, Jazz fusion and Rock and roll.

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Jimmy Ruffin

Jimmy Ruffin (May 7, 1939 Collinsville-November 17, 2014) otherwise known as Jimmy Rufin or Ruffin, Jimmy was an American singer.

His discography includes: Sings Top Ten, Early Classics: Jimmy Ruffin, Don't Feel Sorry for Me / Heart, Ruff 'n Ready, Greatest Motown Hits, Sunrise, Tell Me What You Want, I Am My Brother's Keeper, What Becomes of the Brokenhearted / I'll Pick a Rose for My Rose and What Becomes of the Brokenhearted. Genres he performed include Pop music, Rhythm and blues and Soul music.

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James Booker

James Booker (December 17, 1939 New Orleans-November 8, 1983 New Orleans) a.k.a. Booker, James or James Carroll Booker III was an American jazz pianist, musician and pianist.

His albums include Classified, Gonzo: More Than All the 45s, Rare and Previously Unreissued Recordings 1954-1962, 'live!', Junco Partner, New Orleans Piano Wizard: Live!, Resurrection of the Bayou Maharajah, Spiders on the Keys, The Blues Collection 79: New Orleans Keyboard King and King of the New Orleans Keyboard. His related genres: Jazz and Rhythm and blues.

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Andrew Cyrille

Andrew Cyrille (November 10, 1939 New York-) a.k.a. Cyrille, Andrew is an American drummer.

Related albums: Nuba, Metamusicians' Stomp, The Navigator, Special People, C-D-E, Irène Schweizer & Andrew Cyrille, Berne Concert, Something in Return, and Reflections. Genres he performed include Jazz.

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Charles Gayle

Charles Gayle (February 28, 1939 Buffalo-) also known as Gayle, Charles is an American jazz pianist and musician.

His albums: Abiding Variations, Repent, Touchin' on Trane, Jazz Solo Piano, Times Zones, Daily Bread, Consecration, , Forgiveness and Kingdom Come. Genres: Jazz.

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Cindy Birdsong

Cindy Birdsong (December 15, 1939 Mount Holly-) also known as Birdsong, Cindy or Cindy Ann Birdsong is an American nurse, composer, singer-songwriter, songwriter and singer.

Genres she performed: Quiet Storm, Soul music, Rhythm and blues and Pop music.

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Don Alias

Don Alias (December 25, 1939 Harlem-March 29, 2006 New York City) a.k.a. Alias, Don, Charles Alias, Charles D. Alias or Alias, Charles D. was an American record producer, songwriter, musician, boss and percussionist.

His discography includes: Grey. His related genres: Jazz and Jazz fusion.

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Tommy Tune

Tommy Tune (February 28, 1939 Wichita Falls-) a.k.a. Thomas James Tune or Thomas James "Tommy" Tune is an American actor, choreographer, dancer, theatre director, performer, singer and theatrical producer.

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Kim Fowley

Kim Fowley (July 21, 1939 Los Angeles-January 15, 2015) a.k.a. Kim Vincent Fowley, The Incredible Kim Fowley, Incredible Kim Fowley, The, Jimmy Jukebox, Jukebox, Jimmy or Kim Fowley was an American record producer, songwriter, singer, impresario, musician, film director, voice actor and film score composer.

His most well known albums: Outrageous, Fantasy World, The Trip of a Lifetime, Bad News From the Underworld, Outlaw Superman, White Negroes in Deutschland, Automatic, Snake Document Masquerade, The Trip and Let the Madness In. Genres: Rock music, Pop music, Glam rock, Protopunk and Alternative rock.

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Eddie Kendricks

Eddie Kendricks (December 17, 1939 Union Springs-October 5, 1992 Birmingham) also known as Eddie Kendrick, Edward James Kendrick or Kendricks, Eddie was an American songwriter, singer and musician. His children are called Parris Kendrick, Aika Kendrick and Paul Kendrick.

His albums: Girl You Need a Change of Mind, Keep on Truckin', Boogie Down!, For You, Goin' Up in Smoke, Vintage '78, Something More, The Essential Collection, The Motown Solo Albums, Volume 1 and At His Best. His related genres: Rhythm and blues, Disco, Pop music and Soul music.

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Brian Auger

Brian Auger (July 18, 1939 London-) also known as Auger, Brian or Brian Auger and the Trinity is a British organist, actor, pianist, record producer, film score composer, session musician, keyboard player and music director. He has two children, Savannah Auger and Karma Auger.

Discography: Here and Now, Planet Earth Calling, The Best of Brian Auger, The Mod Years 1965 -1969, This Wheels's on Fire - The Best of Brian Auger With the Trinity Julie Driscoll Oblivion Express, Auger Rhythms: Brian Auger's Musical History, Super Jam, Best Of (disc 2), Access All Areas: Live and Open. Genres related to him: Jazz fusion.

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Pilita Corrales

Pilita Corrales (August 22, 1939 Cebu-) also known as Pilita Corales, Corales, Pilita, Pilita Garrido Corrales, Pilar "Pilita" Garrido Corrales, Asia's Queen of Songs or Pilita is a Filipino singer, musician, singer-songwriter, actor, comedian and presenter. She has two children, Ramon Christopher and Jackie Lou Blanco.

Her albums: Greatest Hits. Genres she performed: Folk music, Pop music, Soul music, Manila Sound and Music of the Philippines.

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Enrico Rava

Enrico Rava (August 20, 1939 Trieste-) a.k.a. Rava, Enrico is an Italian trumpeter.

Discography: Rava L'Opera Va', Italian Ballads, What a Day!!!, Montreal Diary / A: Play Miles Davis, , Full Of Life, , Icon, Enrico Rava Quartet and The Plot. His related genres: Jazz.

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Scott McKenzie

Scott McKenzie (January 10, 1939 Jacksonville Beach-August 18, 2012) also known as Scott Mc Kenzie, Philip Blondheim or McKenzie, Scott was an American singer.

Related albums: San Francisco: The Very Best of Scott McKenzie, San Francisco, Stained Glass Reflections, The Voice of Scott McKenzie and Stained Glass Morning. Genres: Pop music.

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Noël Kinsella

Noël Kinsella (November 28, 1939 Saint John-) also known as Noel Kinsella is a Canadian politician.

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Jimmy Boyd

Jimmy Boyd (January 9, 1939 McComb-March 7, 2009 Santa Monica) a.k.a. Clooney, Rosemary & Boyd, Jimmy, Jim Boyd or Little Jimmy Boyd was an American singer, actor and musician. He had one child, Devon Boyd.

Related albums: Best of Jimmy Boyd and I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus / Thumbalina.

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Ernie Terrell

Ernie Terrell (April 4, 1939 Belzoni-December 16, 2014) also known as Ernest Terrell or The Clutch was an American record producer, musician and professional boxer.

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Heinz Holliger

Heinz Holliger (May 21, 1939 Langenthal-) also known as Holliger, Heinz is a Swiss oboist, composer and conductor.

His albums include Lieder ohne Worte (feat. violin: Thomas Zehetmair, piano: Thomas Larcher, harp: Ursula Holliger), Heinz Holliger Edition, , , Mozart / Beethoven: Quintets for Piano & Winds, 3 Concertos, Vivaldi Edition, Volume 2, Concertos and Sinfonias for Oboe / Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis, Virtuoso Oboe Concertos and Brandenburg Concertos nos. 1, 2 & 3.

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Tony Hatch

Tony Hatch (June 30, 1939 England-) also known as Hatch, Tony is an English pianist, record producer, songwriter and film score composer.

His albums include A Latin Happening and The Essential Tony Hatch, Grooves Hits and Themes (disc 1: The Tony Hatch Orchestra & Sound). Genres he performed: Pop music.

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Yuya Uchida

Yuya Uchida (November 17, 1939 Nishinomiya-) also known as Uchida, Yuya, Uchida Yūya or Yûya Uchida is a Japanese actor, singer and voice actor. He has one child, Yayako Uchida.

His discography includes: .

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Bill Dees

Bill Dees (January 24, 1939 Borger-October 24, 2012) otherwise known as William Dees was an American songwriter and singer.

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Jerry Allison

Jerry Allison (August 31, 1939 Hillsboro-) a.k.a. Jerry Ivan Allison or Jerry 'Ivan' Allison is an American drummer.

His related genres: Rockabilly and Rock and roll.

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Kim Weston

Kim Weston (December 30, 1939 Detroit-) also known as Weston, Kim, Agatha Nathalia Weston or Agatha Natalie Weston is an American singer, musician and actor.

Her albums include Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While), Greatest Hits & Rare Classics, The Motown Anthology, For the First Time, This Is America, 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Kim Weston, Helpless / Take Me in Your Arms, Take Two, A Thrill a Moment / I'll Never See My Love Again and What Good Am I Without You. Genres: Soul music and Rhythm and blues.

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Elbridge Bryant

Elbridge Bryant (September 28, 1939 Thomasville-October 26, 1975 Orange County) was an American musician and singer.

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

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Johnny Tillotson

Johnny Tillotson (April 20, 1939 Jacksonville-) also known as Johnny Tilotson, Jonny Tillotson, Tillotson, Johnny, Johnny Tiloltson, John Tillotson or Tillotson, John is an American songwriter, singer and actor.

His albums include Poetry in Motion, The EP Collection... Plus, 20 Greatest Hits, 25 All-time Greatest Hits, Tears on My Pillow, It Keeps Right on A-Hurtin' / Can Never Stop Me Loving You, Poetry in Motion: The Best of Johnny Tillotson, World Pop Songs, Without You / Cutie Pie and 15 Classic Recordings. Genres he performed include Country and Pop music.

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Jet Harris

Jet Harris (July 6, 1939 Kingsbury-March 18, 2011 Winchester) also known as Terence Harris, Harris, Jet or Jet Harris MBE was an English bassist.

Related albums: The Journey, Diamonds and Other Gems and Diamonds.

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Bob James

Bob James (December 25, 1939 Marshall-) also known as Robert McElhiney James is an American keyboard player, jazz pianist, songwriter, record producer, musician, singer, composer, film score composer and music arranger.

His albums include Rameau, Joy Ride, Urban Flamingo, 12, All Around the Town, An Anthology, Dancing on the Water, Grand Piano Canyon, H and Hands Down. Genres he performed include Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion, Jazz, Sophisti-pop and Crossover jazz.

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Lionel Ranwala

Lionel Ranwala (November 27, 1939 Sri Lanka-November 13, 2002 Thalawathugoda) was a Sri Lankan singer.

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Edward Patten

Edward Patten (August 27, 1939 Atlanta-February 25, 2005 Livonia) also known as Edward Roy Patten or Eddie Patten was an American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer.

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

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Çiğdem Talu

Çiğdem Talu (October 31, 1939-May 28, 1983 Istanbul) also known as Cigdem Talu was a Turkish musician.

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Art Themen

Art Themen (November 26, 1939 Manchester-) is a British surgeon.

Genres: Jazz.

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