John Sebastian

Over four decades the contributions of John Sebastian have become a permanent part of our American musical fabric.

His group The Lovin’ Spoonful played a major role in the mid-‘60s rock revolution, but what leader, singer and songwriter Sebastian had in mind was actually a counter-revolution. “We were grateful to… more



Alan Menken

Alan Menken has composed some of the most beloved songs and musical scores of our time. His work has introduced an entire generation to the world of musicals; both stage and screen.

Born on July 22nd, 1949, Alan grew up as a child of the 60’s, dreaming of a career… more



Albert Hammond

Gibraltarian Albert Hammond was born in London on May 18, 1944. In 1966, Albert met Mike Hazelwood, teamed up as collaborators and began gaining recognition as a songwriting team with “Little Arrows” (Leapy Lee 1968,) “Gimme Dat Ding” (The Pipkins 1970,) and “Freedom Come Freedom Go” (The Fortunes 1971 ).

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Desmond Child

For nearly three decades, songwriter/producer Desmond Child has reigned as one of music’s most successful creative forces. His list of accolades includes Grammy awards, 70 Top 40 singles, and songs that have sold over 300 million albums worldwide. Child’s career has been highlighted by a stunning array of diversity. His… more



Loretta Lynn

Although country music icon Loretta Lynn came out of a coal mining community in Kentucky, she wrote songs that everyone could relate to (including The White Stripes’ Jack White, who produced her acclaimed 2004 comeback album Van Lear Rose). Foremost among them, of course, was the autobiographical “Coal Miner’s Daughter,”… more