Category Archives: Musicians

Rod Stewart

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Rod Stewart, a British singer and songwriter was born on January 10, 1945 in Highgate, London. He was discovered by British blues pioneer John Baldry in a train station in 1964, who invited Stewart to join his band – The Hoochie Coochie Men. Stewart is popularly renowned for his signature raspy voice and he performed in many UK-based bands in the 60s before switching on to a solo career in 1971. “Maggie May” was his first single hit. Having sold more than 100 million click here to read more

Sean Combs Diddy

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© David Shankbone

Sean John Combs was born on November 4, 1969 in New York City. After graduating in 1987, Combs started working for Uptown Records as a talent director. Later, in 1993, he founded Bad Boy Records and earned immense profits from the achievements of the performers he signed to the records company, most notably Biggie, also known as The Notorious Big. In 1997, Combs released his debut album titled “No Way Out,” which was certified platinum seven times and was immediately followed by successful albums click here to read more

Barbara Streisand

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Barbara Streisand was born on April 24, 1942 in Williamsburg, New York. She is an American-based singer, actress, director, writer, producer, composer, author, designer, photographer and activist. Streisand moved to Manhattan to work as a cabaret singer. She aspired to be an actress and her Broadway debut opened the door for a recording contract, which soon helped her to become a household name. Streisand has sold over 70 million records worldwide, and is the only performer to have earned distinguished honors from all click here to read more

Freddie Mercury

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© Carl Lender

Freddie Mercury was born as Farrokh Bomi Bulsara on September 5, 1946 in Stone Town, Tanzania. He was a British singer, musician and songwriter. He became popular as the lyricist and lead vocalist of the rock band Queen. All through his career, Mercury performed in over 700 concerts in many countries around the world with Queen. Apart from his association with Queen, he also led a solo career, and sometimes served as a guest musician and producer for other artists. In the 1970s, Mercury click here to read more