A swing version of the classic nursery rhyme, "A-Tisket, A-Tasket," that Fitzgerald co-wrote with Webb and released in 1938, became her first hit recording and made her a national star. When Webb, who had been her legal guardian, mentor, and close friend, di... ... middle of paper ... ...s with the guitarist Joe Pass. In 1974, she played a wildly profitable two-week concert engagement in New York, with fellow legends Frank Sinatra and Count Basie. Starting in the early 1970s, Fitzgerald began to suffer from eyesight problems and other ailments, complicated by diabetes. She continued to tour nationally and internationally, however, and kept up her hectic touring schedule well into the 1980s.
In 1995, Evans released her debut album, Faith, which went platinum on the strength of the hit RB singles "You Used to Love Me" and "Soon as I Get Home." The same year, she met fellow Bad Boy artist the Notorious B.I.G. (some accounts say at a photo shoot, others a phone conversation) and married him after a courtship of just nine days; shortly thereafter, she guested on a remix of his smash single "One More Chance." Over the next couple of years, Evans continued her behind-the-scenes work, performing and writing for records by the likes of Color Me Badd and LSG. She and Biggie also had a son, Christopher Wallace Jr., in late 1996; however, by that point, their marriage had already become strained.
If you were alive 30 years ago you probably can recall those Friday nights when you were sitting in front of the television set during prime time watching a widowed mother and her five children who charmed America and broke a generation gap with their groovy, bubble gum sounding tunes. You probably would also know that "The Partridge Family," with its something for everyone cast and groovy tunes, took over America as an instant success in the fall of 1970.The Partridge Family was the 70s successor to the Monkees who were a mid 60s hit. Both the Monkees and the Partridge Family were fictional rock/pop bands produced by a television branch of Columbia Pictures called Screen Gems, but unlike the Monkees, the Partridge Family strictly was about wholesome and traditional family values. (UBL.com)The famous cast included screen and stage veteran Shirley Jones who played the mother, Shirley Partridge. Shirley Jones had been in numerous plays and movies including Rodgers and Hammerstien’s "Oklahoma!
She later released her album ‘Whitney’ in 1985 and became the biggest selling album as an incoming artist. Her hits including ‘Saving All My Love For You’, ‘How Will I Know’, You Give Good Love’, and ‘ The Greatest Love of All’ were released in the album. ‘The album itself sold three million copies in its first year in the US and went on to sell twenty-five million worldwide, winning her first of six Grammies’. Whitney’s vigorous acting debut in the film ‘The Bodyguard’ 1992 was the biggest hit in her career. Her hit song ’I Will Always Love You’ went phenomenal; the single stayed ten weeks at the top of the UK charts.
She made her professional debut at 16 appearing in a touring review "Memories of Al Jolson". Her first major hit was "The Banana Boat Song" and she later sang "Goldfinger" in the James Bond movie of the same name. Her daughter died of drowning in 1985 and the british tabloid newspapers reported there were implications of neglect for her daughter. She currently lives in Switzerland. Shirley Bassey The 61-year-old star had her first Number One hit with As I Love You in January 1959.
Bob’s life looked brighter on February 10, 1966 when he married girlfriend Rita Anderson. Rita gave birth to their first born whom they named Cedilla. Stephen, Sharon, and Ziggy then followed Cedilla. Bob Marley had quite a massive résumé for his artistic career. It first started when he met Jimmy Cliff, who at the age of 14 had already recorded a couple of hit songs.
Mariah Carey was born March 27, 1970 in Huntington, Long Island, New York. Her parents are Alfred Roy Carey and Patricia Carey who was a voice coach and opera singer. Mariah Carey shocked her family when she inherited her mother's vocals so she began singing lessons at age four. Today she is one of the most known artist but is also a film actress, music producer, songwriter, and she has won many awards. The day after she graduated high school she moved to New York City to pursue her music career.
Early on in life Holiday found solace in music, singing along to the records of Bessie Smith and Louis Armstrong. She followed her mother who moved to New York City in the late 1920s. Around 1930, Holiday began singing in local clubs and changed her name to “Billie” after the film star Billie Dove. When Billie was 18 she was discovered by producer John Hammond when she was performing in a Harlem jazz club. Hammond was key to getting Holiday recording work with a rising clarinetist and bandleader Benny Goodman.
Pre... ... middle of paper ... ...g and that is why Presley had started to mostly focus on family. Presley knew it was now harder to reach to the Top 10, but Elvis wasn’t swept away like all the other bands by the British Invasion. His song “Crying in the Chapel” was still at number three and that was made in 1960. (Elvis Presley Biography ) Years later on May 1, 1967 Elvis Presley and Priscilla were wed in Las Vegas. In 1968, their only child, Lisa Marie was born.
Close to seventh grade, Carrie started entering in talent shows and competitions at nearby county fairs. She didn’t win first place very often, but Carrie was okay with that. Not only was Carrie a gifted singer, but she also played the piano and guitar (Jeffrey 14). At just thirteen years old, Carrie was given the opportunity to make a demo for a record company. After traveling all the way to Nashville, Tennessee, the record comp... ... middle of paper ... ...orgia.