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Earl Okin

Earl Okin (31st January 1947) is a London singer-songwriter, musician and comedian with a long international career. Born in Carshalton, Surrey, he has lived in Notting Hill since he was 5 years old, holds a degree in Philosophy from the University of Kent at Canterbury (1968) and worked as a schoolmaster for 11 years before going 'full time'. He was signed to the same company as The Beatles in 1966 and recorded his first single at Abbey Road in 1967.

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Benny Sings

Benny Sings - Art (2011) Benny Sings has finally graduated. With his new album Art, which was released on 27 May 2011, the multifaceted producer/composer/singer feels that it has all come together. ‘Making albums is a learning process. After every album I felt as if I completed another year at the Benny Sings Music University. And Art is my graduation project. It’s the finale to my ten years of toil. I now have my diploma. It represents my first work as a mature artist – my first real “work of art’’.’

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Milton Nascimento

Milton Nascimento (born 26 October, 1942) is a singer-songwriter who is considered one of the icons of Brazilian Music. Nascimento was born in Rio de Janeiro, and grew up in Três Pontas, Minas Gerais. His mother was the maid Maria do Carmo Nascimento. When he was just a few months old, the boy was adopted by the family for whom his mother had previously worked: the couple Josino Brito Campos (a banker, mathematics teacher and electronic technician) and Lília Silva Campos (a music teacher). He lived in the boroughs of Laranjeiras and Tijuca in Rio de Janeiro.

Read more about Milton Nascimento on Last.fm.

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Sofia

There is more than one artist with the name of Sofia : 1) Sofia Berntson (born 1979 in Stockholm, Sweden), known professionally as Sofia is a Swedish singer who often sings in Greek. She has released three CD singles since 2007 and has taken part in the Swedish song selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest, Melodifestivalen, twice, in 2007 and more recently in 2009. In 2007, Sofia participated in Melodifestivalen with the song "Hypnotized".

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Marie Claire

Marie-claire Giraud (born in Roseau, in the Commonwealth of Dominica, and raised in the Bronx, New York), more popularly known as Marie Claire or Marie-claire, is a classically-trained singer whose interests extend beyond her opera background and her Caribbean musical heritage of reggae and dancehall, into pop, hip-hop, and jazz. Jazz would probably take top billing in her second line of interests, if Giraud’s self-described major influences – Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Dinah Washington – are taken into account.

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Clementine

There are at least 5 artists with this name:
1) Clementine is a French jazz chanteuse with a girlish, breathy vocal style.
2) Clementine are Finnish band who play folk with pop influences.
3) Clementine are a Milwaukee based indie rock band.
4) Clementine is an indie band from Pensacola, Florida.
5) Clementine is a techno project of Luke Slater, which released 3 records on Djax Up Beats in the early 1990s.

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Souad Massi

Souad Massi (Kabyle: Suɛad Masi, Arabic: سعاد ماسي) (born 23rd August 1972), is an Algerian of Kabyle descent, singer, songwriter and guitarist. She began her career performing in the Algerian political rock band Atakor, before leaving the country following a series of death threats. In 1999, Massi performed at the Femmes d'Algerie concert in Paris, which led to a recording contract with Island Records.

Read more about Souad Massi on Last.fm.

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