Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen received the Grammy 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of his legendary career of artistic accomplishments in songwriting and performing.  Over 2,000 covers of Cohen’s songs have been recorded by artists such as R.E.M., Bob Dylan, Elton John, Judy Collins, Willie Nelson and most recently, Justin Timberlake’s rendition… more



Jesse Stone

Jesse Stone, also known as Charles Calhoun (1901 – 1999), was a songwriter, musician and recording artist. Born in Atchison, Kansas into a family of performers, he made his first recording in 1926. His musical career took him from the jazz scene in Kansas City to New York, where he… more



Sunny Skylar

Sunny Skylar (1913 –2009) was a composer, singer, lyricist, and music publisher. He was born Selig Shaftel in Brooklyn, New York. As a singer, he appeared with a number of big bands, including those led by Ben Bernie, Paul Whiteman, Abe Lyman, and Vincent Lopez.  Skylar had a talent for… more



Laura Nyro

Laura Nyro (1947-1997) was an enigmatic performer, garnering critical acclaim for her recordings but having her greatest success through covers of her original compositions. Her first album, More Than a New Discovery, yielded a wealth of material for artists including the Fifth Dimension (“Wedding Bell Blues,” “Blowin’ Away”), Barbra Streisand… more



Bob Marley

Bob (Robert Nesta) Marley (1945 – 1981) was the most famous and influential Jamaican songwriter and performer of Reggae music.  Bob Marley’s band, the Wailers, (founded in 1964 with Peter Tosh and Bunny Livingstone) recorded such albums as Catch a Fire, Natty Dread, Exodus and Uprising.  Marley’s best-known songs include… more



Matt Dennis

Matt Dennis, who was born into a musical family in Seattle, joined the Horace Heidt Orchestra in the 1930s, later working with Dick Haymes, Martha Tilton and the Stafford Sisters.  Following his success with Tom Adair, Dennis went on to military service in World War II.  After his return, Dennis… more



Tom Adair

Lyricist Tom Adair (1913 – 1988) and composer Matt Dennis (1914 - 2004) teamed up to write “Let’s Get Away From It All,” “Everything Happens to Me” and “The Night We Called It a Day,” three of the most memorable songs recorded by Frank Sinatra during his stint as vocalist… more



Jackie DeShannon

Singer-songwriter Jackie DeShannon is best known as the soulful voice behind two of the 1960s most enduring, era-defining anthems - Burt Bacharach & Hal David’s “What The World Needs Now Is Love” and DeShannon’s own “Put A Little Love In Your Heart.”  Her songs have been performed by such artists… more



David Foster

To say that everything David Foster touches turns to gold-and usually platinum-would be an understatement.  This stunningly talented songwriter is a 15-time Grammy Award winner with an unprecedented 46 nominations, a recipient of seven Juno Awards, an Emmy Award in 2004 and a three-time Oscar nominee, all over the course… more



Johnny Mandel

Johnny Mandel, the five-time Grammy recipient and Oscar and Emmy Award winner is a composer, arranger, instrumentalist and record producer living a life totally steeped in musical achievement.  As a teenager, Mandel was a member of Joe Venuti’s orchestra, followed by employment as a player and/or arranger in bands led… more



Earth, Wind & Fire

Earth, Wind & Fire is one of the most innovative and commercially invincible contemporary Pop / R&B music forces of the 20th century.  Members Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Larry Dunn and Al McKay are known for their signature sound of fusing Pop, R&B, Rock, Latin, Funk, Jazz and… more



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