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Arturo Sandoval was born in 1949 in Cuba. Young Arturo fell in love with jazz and the trumpet while he was still a teenager, and studied the instrument classically until he was drafted into the military in the early 1970’s. Although his years in service disrupted an ability to launch a career as a musician, Sandoval continued to practice and play and in the late 1970’s he formed the band Irakere and caught the attention of Columbia Records. Although Arturo recorded w...Arturo Sandoval Bio Continue
Asia was formed in 1981 when Geoff Downes, John Wetton, Steve Howe, and Carl Palmer came together to form their own band as the bands they’d previously worked with began to disintegrate. Originally coming from legendary progressive rock bands such as Roxy Music, King Crimson, Yes, and Emerson, Lake & Palmer, the founding members brought their talents together to create Asia. Working closely with David Geffen, Asia found a new set of fans that were more associated...Asia Bio Continue
The R&B band Atlantic Starr was established in the mid 1970’s in New York. Long before the band become know for their iconic 80’s hits “Secret Lover” and “Always,” Atlantic Starr’s founding members moved to the west coast and began performing around at local nightclubs until they caught the attention of a major record label and released a self-titled debut in 1978. The album was slow to rise and only garnered modera...Atlantic Starr Bio Continue
The Bangles, consisting of sisters Debbi (drums) and Vicki Peterson (bass), and singer/guitarist Susanna Hoffs, weren’t always called the Bangles. The Colors, the Bangs, and the Supersonic Bangs came long before their debut as the Bangles in 1981. The group began when Hoffs placed an ad looking for fellow musicians and the Petersons responded. Annette Zilinskas was added later, and the Bangles were born from the Los Angeles " Paisley Underground" scene. But the B...Bangles Bio Continue
Barbara Mandrell was born in 1948 in Houston, Texas. Long before she became famous as a country music sweetheart, young Barbara grew up in a family strongly influenced by music. Her parents encouraged her to sing and study instruments from a young age, and so even before she entered school, Barbara was playing the accordion. Guitar came next, and within just a few years she had nearly perfected playing the steel guitar. Barbara’s talents caught the eye of producers J...Barbara Mandrell Bio Continue
Legendary American broadcast journalist Barbara Walters was born in 1929 in New York. Barbara’s father was a businessman and entrepreneur who had several ups and downs in entertainment business investments, including casinos, and night clubs. Walters’s businesses brought young Barbara very close to the entertainment industry, and she recalls as a young girl being in “awe&...Barbara Walters Bio Continue
The American R&B group known as the Bar-Kays was founded in the mid 1960’s in Memphis, Tennessee. Initially, the members of the Bar-Kays were studio session musicians who played for such notable performers as Booker T. Jones and Otis Redding. Eventually, the musicians decided to create their own group, releasing the debut single “Soul Finger” in 1967. The song rose into the top five on the R&B charts, but shortly thereafter a tragic pl...BarKays Bio Continue
American football running back Barry Sanders was born in 1968 in Wichita, Kansas. As a high school player, Sanders earned all-state honors, but despite his achievements he earned limited scholarship offers from only a few universities. Barry chose to attend Oklahoma State, where he grew to become one of the most impressive players in college football history. Sanders’s first year playing for Oklahoma State has gone down in history as one of the most impre...Barry Sanders Bio Continue
The actress known as BeBe Neuwirth was born in 1958 in Princeton, New Jersey. Long before BeBe became known for her roles in such Broadway plays as The Addams Family and Chicago, she studied ballet as a child and pursued the art as a Julliard student in the late 1970’s. But her Broadway debut in A Chorus Line in 1980, followed by her Tony Award winning performance in Sweet Charity (1986), steered her from ballet and into a career as a performer which would eventually lead to innumero...Bebe Neuwirth Bio Continue
In the late 1970’s, Belinda Carlisle and Jane Wiedlin met up with Margo Olivarria in Venice, California, and the three decided to form a band. What started off at the Misfits became the Go-Go’s, and by 1980, the group was touring internationally to try and gather some grassroots support. But it was the single “We Got the Beat,” from their demo tape, that became a surprise underground hit, and by 1981, Belinda Carlisle and the Go-Go’s had a record de...Belinda Carlisle Bio Continue
Sir Ben Kingsley was born Krishna Pandit Bhanji in 1943 in Snainton, North Yorkshire. Young Ben grew up in a well-educated household; his father was a doctor and his mother an actress who was known for her roles in films from the 1920’s era. As a child, Kingsley attended Manchester Grammar School and then went on to study drama at the the University of Salford, and then later at Pendleton College. Shortly after graduating, Ben Kingsley began to make on-st...Ben Kingsley Bio Continue
Berlin is a California based pop and synth band established in the early 1980’s. Created by David Diamond, Terri Nunn, and John Crawford, Berlin released their debut album, Pleasure Victim, in 1982. On the strength of the hit single “Sex (I’m A….),” the album and single reached gold status and rocketed the band to stardom. Shortly after the album’s release, Matt Reid, Rick Olsen, and Rob Brill joined the group and they released Love Life in 1...Berlin Bio Continue
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