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Marvyn Gaye (1939 – 1984)

Marvin Gaye

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Marvin Gaye
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Marvin Gaye in 1973
Background information
Birth name Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr.[1]
Born April 2, 1939
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Died April 1, 1984 (aged 44)
Los AngelesCalifornia, U.S.
Genres R&Bsoulfunkjazzpsychedelic soul
Occupations Singer-songwritermusician,producer
Instruments Vocals, piano, keyboards, drums, percussion, synthesizers
Years active 1961–1984
Labels Tamla/Tamla-MotownColumbia
Associated acts Harvey FuquaMary WellsKim WestonTammi TerrellDiana Ross

Marvin Gaye (April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984), born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr.,[1] was an American singer-songwriter and musician.

Gaye helped to shape the sound of Motown Records in the 1960s with a string of hits, including “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” and “I Heard It Through the Grapevine“, and duet recordings with Mary Wells and Tammi Terrell, later earning the titles “Prince of Motown” and “Prince of Soul”. During the 1970s, he recorded the concept albums What’s Going On and Let’s Get It On and became one of the first artists in Motown to break away from the reins of its production company. Gaye’s later recordings influenced several R&Bsubgenres, such as quiet storm and neo-soul.[2]

Following a period in Europe as a tax exile in the early 1980s, Gaye released the 1982 Grammy Award-winning hit “Sexual Healing” and the Midnight Love album. Since his death in 1984, Gaye has been posthumously honored by many institutions, including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.



Emmylou Harris

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Emmylou Harris (born April 2, 1947) is an American singer and songwriter. She has released many popular albums and singles over the course of her career, and has now won 13 Grammys – as of 2014 – as well as numerous other awards.
Emmylou Harris

Emmylou Harris performing in San Francisco, 2005
Background information
Born April 2, 1947 (age 66)
Birmingham, AlabamaU.S.
Genres Folkcountry rockcountry,bluegrassrockpopalt-country
Occupations Singer-songwritermusician
Instruments Voiceguitar
Years active 1969–present
Labels JubileeRepriseWarner Bros.,ElektraAsylumRhino,Nonesuch
Associated acts Ryan AdamsJoan BaezThe BandBright EyesJames BurtonBeth Neilsen Chapman,Earl Thomas ConleyElvis CostelloRodney CrowellIris DementJohn DenverDixie ChicksBob DylanSteve Earle,Vern GosdinPatty GriffinArlo GuthrieMark KnopflerAlbert LeeLittle FeatDave Matthews,Kate and Anna McGarrigle,Mumford and SonsWillie NelsonJuice NewtonRoy OrbisonGram ParsonsDolly PartonJohn PrineLinda RonstadtRicky SkaggsBruce SpringsteenDon Williams,Lucinda WilliamsNeil Young,Warren Zevon
Website www.emmylouharris.com

Her work and recordings include work as a solo artist, bandleader, an interpreter of other composers’ works and as a singer-songwriter, and a backing vocalist and duet partner. She has worked with numerous leading artists including Gram ParsonsJohn DenverLinda Ronstadt,Dolly PartonRoy OrbisonThe BandMark KnopflerGuy ClarkWillie NelsonBob DylanRodney CrowellNeil Young and Steve Earle.

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Michael Fassbender

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Michael Fassbender
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Michael Fassbender at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.
Born 2 April 1977 (age 36)
Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany
Residence London, England
Nationality Irish-German
Alma mater Drama Centre London
Occupation Actor
Years active 1994–present
Religion Catholicism (lapsed)[1]

Michael Fassbender (born 2 April 1977) is an Irish-German actor. His notable roles include Lt. Archie Hicox in the film Inglourious Basterds(2009), Magneto in the superhero film X-Men: First Class (2011), David in the science fiction movie Prometheus (2012), and slave owner Edwin Epps in 12 Years a Slave (2013), a historical drama that earned him a 2014 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. In 2014, Fassbender will reprise his role as Magneto in X-Men: Days of Future Past, followed by Assassin’s Creed in 2015.

His other credits include the fantasy action film 300 (2007); the drama film Fish Tank (2009); the romantic drama film Jane Eyre (2011); thehistorical film A Dangerous Method (2011); the biographical film Hunger (2008) and the drama film Shame (2011), both directed by Steve McQueen. For his role in Shame, he won the Volpi Cup best actor award at the 68th Venice International Film Festival held in August 2011, and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA.

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Billy Dean

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William Harold “Billy” Dean, Jr. (born April 2, 1962, in Quincy, Florida) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Billy Dean first gained national attention after appearing on the television talent competition Star Search. Active as a recording artist since 1990, he has recorded a total of eight studio albums (of which the first three have been certified gold by the RIAA) and a greatest hits package which is also certified gold. His studio albums have accounted for more than twenty hit singles on the Billboard country charts, including eleven Top Ten hits. Although he never reached the top of the Billboard country charts on his own, he reached Number One in 2000 as one of two guest vocalists on Kenny Rogers‘ “Buy Me a Rose“, and had two Number Ones on the RPM country charts in Canada. He resides inLiberty, Tennessee.




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