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When Glenn Frey invited Don Henley to join him as a member of the backup band for Linda Ronstadt, it was only a matter of time before the Eagles would be founded, after Don Henley and Frey discovered Randy Meisner and Bernie Leadon to join them. The debut album for The Eagles spawned “Witchy Woman,” which Don Henley himself wrote, and “Take It Easy,” both of which were top twenty singles. The group enjoyed success throughout the 1970’s, but in 1980,...Don Henley Bio Continue
The hip hop recording artist known as Devin the Dude was born Devin Copeland in St. Petersburg, Florida. When he was a child, Devin’s family moved to Texas, where he spent the remainder of his childhood. As a teenager, he was most interested in skateboarding and breakdancing, and by the time he graduated from high school, he’d determined to pursue a career as a rap and hip=hop artists. Devin’s earliest gig was as a member of the Odd Squad, which eventuall...Dorothy Norwood Bio Continue
Doug E. Fresh was born Douglas E. Davis in 1966. His career began when he and fellow musician Slick Rick created the Get Fresh Crew and signed with the new Danya/Reality Records to release the single “The Show.” Fresh’s talents in the area of beat boxing, particularly his uncanny ability to imitate a variety of beats and special effects using only his throat, mouth, and lips, helped to bring him not only success but also a level of notoriety. “The Show” went o...Doug E Fresh Bio Continue
Drawing from the film Barbarella for their name, Duran Duran formed in 1978 in Birmingham, England, and went on to becoming one of the most iconic groups of the 1980’s. Duran Duran, released in 1981, sold more than 2.5 million copies, and gave audiences the hit singles “Planet Earth” and “Girls on Film.” Rio followed, and spawned “Hungry Like the World,” and...Duran Duran Bio Continue
Dwight Yoakam was born in 1956 in Pikeville, Kentucky and grew up in Columbus, Ohio. Young Dwight showed a talent for entertainment from fairly early on, and by the time he was in high school he was already an active participant in the school’s drama and music programs. At the same time, Yoakam began performing with his friends in local bands, and shortly after graduating, he moved in Nashville to seek a career in music in the late 1970’s. His honky-tonk style did not imm...Dwight Yoakam Bio Continue
Earl Klugh was born in 1952 in Detroit, Michigan. Klugh became enamored with blues guitar when he was still a child, and by the time he was in his mid-teens, he’d begun contributing tracks to such notable artists as George Benson, Yusef Lateef, and Chet Atkins, the latter of whom influenced young Earl greatly as a musician. Klugh’s talents quickly brought him to the forefront of blues and jazz, and he is considered among the greatest acoustic guitar players of this era.Earl Klugh Bio Continue
Actor and environmentalist Ed Begley Jr. was born in 1949 in Los Angeles, California. Begley’s parents were both actors, and so it was no surprise that Ed would grow up to follow in their footsteps. Ed spent his childhood years in Buffalo, New York, until his family moved back to California, settling in Sherman Oaks. It was there that Ed graduated from high school and began his colle...Ed Begley Jr Bio Continue
Eddie Money was born in 1949 in Brooklyn, New York. As a young man, Eddie had originally chosen to become a police officer like his father. But while attending the police academy, he spent his evenings singing in local bands. He eventually attracted the attention of some notable promoters and found himself with an offer for a recording contract. So he abandoned the vocation of police officer and exchanged it for rock musician. Eddie Money, the artist’s debut album, w...Eddie Money Bio Continue
Elton John began his career as a staff songwriter for the DJM label, alongside his friend and co-writer Bernie Taupin. John’s 1969 debut album, Empty Sky, was followed by his breakthrough self-titled album in 1970. Between 1970 and 1976, Elton John released a staggering seven smash-hit albums, but it was Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy to garner Elton John a number one spot on the charts. The 1980’s brought Elton John to film, where he c...Elton John Bio Continue
Elvis Costello wasn’t always a musician. He began working as a computer programmer in the 1970’s, but during his free time, he performed in various local clubs around town. Eventually, one of Elvis Costello’s demo tapes reached Jake Riviera, an executive at a floundering independent record label. He signed Elvis Costello in 1977, and began work on assembling a back up band for the new artist. The Attractions were established after Pete Thomas, Bruce ...Elvis Costello Bio Continue
Eric Clapton spent his early years influenced by some of the most iconic blues performers in music – Howlin’ Wolf, Son House, and Robert Johnson. Immediately upon joining the Yardbirds, he established himself with a unique style, one he carried into his time with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. In the mid 1960’s, Eric Clapton formed Cream with Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce. With hit singles like “White Room” and “Sunshine of Your Love,&rdqu...Eric Clapton Bio Continue
The Eurythmics became one of the most successful duos of the 1980’s, with hits like “Here Comes the Rain Again” and “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This.)” Their unique sound maximized their potential of the 80’s and paved the way for Annie Lennox to enjoy a solo career well into the new millennium. The Eurythmics began in their earliest incarnations as the Tourists, formed in the late 1970’s. They existed as the Tourists for only two years, ...Eurythmics Bio Continue
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