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Wynter Gordon (born Diana Gordon; August 25, 1985) is an American singer and songwriter. Wynter was born in New York and was brought up in a poverty stricken neighborhood in Queens. As the middle child of seven living in a two bedroom house with an abusive and largely absent father, her childhood was difficult. Wynter discovered her talent for singing and dance at an early age. As a teenager, she was accepted to the famous LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts. There, she was nurtured in a welcoming and nonjudgmental environment.
Bonnie Raitt, (born November 8, 1949) is an American blues and R&B singer, songwriter, and guitarist who was born in Burbank, California, the daughter of Broadway musical star John Raitt. Raitt began playing guitar at an early age, something not a lot of her high school girlfriends did. "I had played a little at school and at camp," she later recalled in a July 2002 interview. "My parents would drag me out to perform for my family, like all parents do, but it was a hobby—nothing more...I think people must wonder how a white girl like me became a blues guitarist.
The Supremes were a very successful motown all-female singing group active from 1959 until 1977, performing at various times doo-wop, pop, soul, broadway showtunes, psychedelia, and disco. One of Motown's signature acts, The Supremes were the most successful African-American musical act of the 1960s, recording twelve #1 hits between 1964 and 1969, many of them written and produced by Motown's main songwriting and production team, Holland-Dozier-Holland.
The Flying Pickets is a British a cappella vocal group, that had a surprise number one hit in 1983 in the UK singles chart, with their cover of Yazoo's track Only You. The name 'Flying Pickets' refers to mobile strikers who travel in order to join a picket. The group of six was founded by Brian Hibbard in 1982 by a group of actors , the "7:84 Theatre group", a fringe theatre group who had sung a capella in their production of One Big Blow, based on the 1984 UK miners' strike.
Marques Barrett Houston (born at on August 4, 1981 in Los Angeles, California) is an R&B singer and actor of African American and Mexican descent. Houston sang with his childhood friends, Jerome "Romeo" Jones and Kelton "LDB" Kessee in the group Immature. Chris Stokes became the manager of the group. They first started with the band called Immature. Houston's Immature nickname "Batman" was given to him for wearing Batman underwear on his head. The group later changed their name to IMx, because they felt they had matured personally and musically.
There are mutliple artists with this name: 1. VX is a post-industrial band formed in Chicago, IL in 1999 by Laura Boercker and Tom VX. Additional musicians have included Martin Atkins of Pigface/Killing Joke and Seanz of Future Ghosts. They are signed to blackcity records. Official Website 2. VX is a Brutal guttural slamming death metal / deathgrind metal band from Kursk, Russia. Official Myspace
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).
Carl Thomas (born June 15, 1972 in Aurora, Chicago, Illinois, United States) is an African-American R&B singer. He attended Aurora East High School. Although Thomas was originally part of "The Formula" (Epic Records) who released a song, "Pass it Over." He is best known as an artist on Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy Entertainment record label. Among his most popular hits are "I Wish" and "Emotional", both from his 1999 debut LP, Emotional.
Maxi Priest (born Max Alfred Elliott on June 10, 1961) is a reggae singer from England. Career Of West Indian descent, and the second youngest of nine children, he was born in Lewisham, London. He is known as the 'King of Lovers Rock'. His music is sometimes closer to R&B, and pop, than to reggae music itself. His first major album was the self-titled Maxi Priest (1988) along with his cover of Cat Stevens' Wild World established him as one of the British reggae top singers this internationally acclaimed vocalist, is the only UK reggae act to score an American Billboard Number One.