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Pat Benatar

Pat Benatar is a four-time Grammy winner with six platinum and four gold albums to her credit as well as such hit singles as "I Need a Lover", "Heartbreaker", "Fire and Ice", "Treat Me Right", "Hit Me With Your Best Shot", "Hell Is For Children", "Shadows of the Night", and "Love Is a Battlefield". Benatar is acknowledged as one of the leading female rock vocalists in the industry. She was born in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York, USA, on January 10th 1953, as Patricia Andrzejewski and graduated Lindenhurst High on Long Island in 1971.

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Bee Gees

The Bee Gees, originally made up of three brothers: Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb (died 2012), and Maurice Gibb (died 2003), have been successful for most of their 40-plus years of recording music. They had two distinct periods of exceptional success: as a pop act in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and as a foremost act of the disco music era in the late 1970s. The Gibb brothers were born on the Isle of Man, UK to English parents in 1946 (Barry Alan Crompton Gibb, September 1) and 1949 ( twins Robin Hugh Gibb and Maurice (pronounced "Morris") Ernest Gibb, December 22).

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fake death

There are more than one band called Fake Death. One Fake Death consists of Dexter Bush and Robert Malinowski, two 19 year olds from North London. They use old, and often stolen equipment to make electronic pop music. For special live performances they appear in drag. http://www.myspace.com/fakedeathmusic The other is a band formed in Leeds, UK. The line up consists of members of Pulled Apart By Horses and Dinosaur Pile-Up. - http://www.myspace.com/fakedeathleeds

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Sybil

There are two singers with this name 1.an American R&B/pop singer 2. A pop singer from Argentina : 1) Sybil (born as Sybil Lynch in Paterson, N.J.) is an American R&B/pop singer, an excellent vocalist and one of the finest among disco divas, who has been recording since 1986.
She is best known for her covers of Dionne Warwick's hits "Don't Make Me Over" and "Walk On By".
However, it was when she signed with the music UK producers Stock Aitken Waterman on label PWL, that Sybil had the biggest success, and was particularly popular in the UK.

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Patrol

1. Patrol are from LEVEN which is in East Fife - Scotland, UK featuring Paddy - vocals - Jock - drums - Ronnie - Guitar Stewarty - bass. Patrol released 2 demos in 1981 and 1982. The first being called "Unknown Soldiers" and the second being "Another Fiasco". In 1983 No Future Records (home to Blitz and The Partisans amongst many others) released the Tracks Nurse Nurse and Unknown Soldiers on their "Country Fit For Heroes Vol 2 compilation LP Oi 23. Other bands on that comp were ABH, On Parole, Intensive Care, Impact, Mania, Government Lies, Criminal Damage and Cadaverous Clan.

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Kym Mazelle

Kym Mazelle (born Kimberley Grigsby in 1960, in Gary, Indiana, U.S.) is an American soul music singer. She was brought up and lived on the same street as the Jackson family and knew Michael Jackson's mother and uncle. Early in her career, in the late 1980s and early 1990s, she enjoyed major success in the European house music scene, and performed as a member of Soul II Soul. However she is probably best known as the singer of the cover version of the song "Young Hearts Run Free", in the 1996 Baz Luhrmann film, William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet.

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Niagara

There are six artists using this name
1. A German jazz/funk-percussion group active in the early 70's
2. A French duo active from the early 80's until the early 90's
3. A Ukrainian group
4. A Spanish hard rock band
5. The lead singer for defunct 70's experimental band Destroy All Monsters
6. An Italian progressive rock band (1.) The German jazz/funk-percussion group, Niagara, existing between 1971-1973.

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Sheila E.

Sheila Escovedo is the daughter of percussionist Pete Escovedo, with whom she frequently performs. Sheila E's uncle is Alejandro Escovedo, formerly with Delphine Neid's first-wave punk rock group The Nuns, Rank and File and The True Believers, followed by a solo career. The late Tito Puente was Escovedo's godfather. She is also niece to Javier Escovedo, founder of seminal San Diego punk act, The Zeros. Another uncle, Mario Escovedo, fronted long-running indie rockers, The Dragons. Escovedo is of Mexican, African American, and Creole heritage. Coke Escovedo was also her uncle.

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