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Paul McCartney

(b. 1942) English pop and rock singer, songwriter, and bass guitarist

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Alan Haven

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B. 1 April 1935, Prestwich, Manchester, Lancashire, England. Largely self-taught, Haven’s first instrument was the piano and he began playing jazz while still a teenager. He played clubs...

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Alex Foster

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B. Paul Alexander Foster, 10 May 1953, Oakland, California, USA. A strikingly gifted alto saxophonist and clarinettist, Foster first attracted attention in 1973. He became a founder member...

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Allen Klein

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B. 1932, Newark, New Jersey, USA. A name synonymous with ‘notorious’, Allen Klein has a reputation as one of the most litigious, and thus feared, entrepreneurs in the music business. ...

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Alma Cogan

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b. 19 May 1932, London, England, d. 26 October 1966, London, England. After appearing in the stage shows Sauce Tartare and High Button Shoes, Cogan was spotted by A&R representative Wally...

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Alvin Stardust

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B. Bernard William Jewry, 27 September 1942, London, England. Jewry first enjoyed pop fame during the early 60s under the name Shane Fenton. When the arrival of the Beatles and ...

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Apple Records

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Inaugurated in 1967, Apple was established by the Beatles as an outlet for a variety of projects. These included a boutique, a production company, a music publishing wing and record ...

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Applejacks

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Formed in Solihull, West Midlands, this early 60s UK pop group comprised Martin Baggott (b. 20 October 1947, Birmingham, England; guitar), Philip Cash (b. 9 October 1947; guitar), Megan...

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Art Of Noise

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Formed in 1983, UK-based pop experimentalists Art Of Noise were the first artists to be signed to Trevor Horn’s ZTT Records. The nucleus of the group was Horn, Anne Dudley ...

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Average White Band

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The Average White Band was the natural culmination of several soul-influenced Scottish beat outfits. The original line-up featured Alan Gorrie (b. 19 July 1946, Perth, Scotland;...

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Back In The U.S. Live 2002 (Paul McCartney album)

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The string of live American concerts providing the music for this two-CD set was in support of McCartney’s 2001 studio album Driving Rain. Released in November of that year, Rain’s ...

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