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Lennie Gallant

Lennie Gallant is a native of the seaside village of Rustico, Prince Edward Island. Recognized by his peers as one of Canada’s best performing songwriters, he has released nine albums (seven in English and two in French), which have won him a host of awards and nominations from both the Juno Awards and the East Coast Music Association. His album, When We Get There was nominated for a Juno Award and went into space aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour in July 2009. Canadian astronaut Julie Payette chose the album for the astronaut crew to enjoy.

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Kansas

Kansas is a band which formed in Topeka, Kansas, United States in 1970. The band is best known for their international hit singles "Carry On Wayward Son" and "Dust in the Wind". The band's classic lineup consisted of Steve Walsh (vocals, keyboards), Richard Williams (guitar), Kerry Livgren (guitar), Robby Steinhardt (violin, vocals), Dave Hope (bass) and Phil Ehart (drums). The band currently consists of Walsh, Ehart, Williams, Billy Greer (bass) and David Ragsdale (violin).

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Gallagher and Lyle

Gallagher and Lyle, the Scottish pairing of Benny Gallagher and Graham Lyle joined forces in 1959, initially as member of local Largs Band The Bluefrets. It was their love of songwriting that saw the duo develop their skill as songwriters - initially, writing original material for the band, and eventually, writing "Mr Heartbreak's Here Again" for Dean Ford and the Gaylords (later to become Marmalade).

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Erika

There are at least four artists named Erika. 1) Erika De Bonis is an Italian dance singer better known for her popular song I Don't Know. Erika's first releases were under the label of Rossano Prini A&R SPY records. The young Italian artist became famous when she released the song Relations. This track jumped to No. 1 on all Italian charts in the first half of 2001. Erika released some other tracks that became very popular in dance clubs: Right or Wrong and Ditto. She is the sister of Magic Box. Erika's Official Myspace is myspace.com/erikapop

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No Name

There is more than one artist with this name:
1) NO NAME is a stand alone sub-group of the Japanese idol group AKB48.
AKB48 received their first television anime series entitled AKB0048. This anime series is directed by Yoshimasa Hiraike, and is planned and supervised by AKB48 producer Yasushi Akimoto 9 members of AKB48 and its sister groups were selected to voice the main anime characters after a public audition.

Read more about No Name on Last.fm.

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Silbermond

Silbermond is a German rock band from Bautzen. The band originally formed in 1998 under the name Jast, which comes from the first letters of the band members' names (Johannes, Andreas, Stefanie, Thomas). In 2001, they changed their name to Silbermond ("Silver moon"). As opening act for Jeanette Biedermann, they became increasingly popular in Germany and Austria. They released their first album "Verschwende deine Zeit" ("Waste your time") in 2004. In late 2004 they went on tour, publishing their first concert DVD "Verschwende Deine Zeit - Live" in April 2005, which reached gold status.

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Elissa Franceschi

Elissa Franceschi is a 21 year-old hailing from the suburbs of London and a powerful artist in the making. Fed on a sumptuous and varied diet of Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Eric Clapton and Joni Mitchell (to name a fractured few) by her music fanatic parents, Elissa began teaching herself piano at age six. She wrote her first song at ten. Through her teenage years, Elissa has blended those early influences and forged them into her own unique style. Along the way, she has continued absorbing the genius of Jeff Buckley, John Mayer and others.

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Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne was born in Heidelberg, Germany (his father was an American serviceman stationed in Germany), but moved to the Highland Park district of Los Angeles, California at an early age and began singing folk music locally. In 1966, his career began by joining the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. A precociously talented songwriter, Browne signed a publishing contract with Nina Music, and his songs were performed by Tom Rush, Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, the Byrds and Steve Noonan, among others.

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