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Tuesday, 06 October 2020 17:14

A Short Biog of Wanda Jackson

Wanda Jean Jackson was born in 1937 in Maud, Oklahoma. Her father taught her to play the piano and guitar. After winning a talent contest the teenager was given her own radio program in Oklahoma City (a 15-minute daily show on KLPR).

Published in Culture
Sunday, 20 September 2020 15:39

A Short Biog of Shirley Bassey

 Shirley Veronica Bassey was born in 1937, in Tiger Bay, Cardiff. Her father was a Nigerian seaman and her mother came from Yorkshire. Tiger Bay was a tough neighbourhood and Shirley was the youngest of seven children. At age two her mother was left a single parent.

Published in Music
Wednesday, 19 August 2020 10:47

Lulu – A Brief Profile on ZANI

Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie was born in 1948 in Lennox Castle, Lennoxtown, Scotland, the daughter of a butcher. Marie grew up in Dennistoun, Glasgow, where she attended Thomson Street Primary School and Onslow Drive Junior School.

Published in Music

November 8, 1956 was a very busy day for Billie Holiday. She was making the rounds on television and radio to promote her book and upcoming November 10th concert at Carnegie Hall, which would become a huge success. She appeared on Mike Wallace's Night Beat television program on ABC, Steve Allen's Tonight Show on NBC, and in this video, on Tex McCleary's Peacock Alley on NBC.

Published in Video of the Week
Saturday, 06 May 2017 13:48

A Short Biog of Petula Clark

Petula Sally Olwen Clark was born in 1932 in Epsom, Surrey. Her unusual name Petula was said to be a combination of two of her father’s old girl friends.
Published in Music

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