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Funkadelic

Funkadelic was originally the backing band for the doo wop group, The Parliaments. The band was added in 1964, primarily for tours, and consisted of Frankie Boyce, Richard Boyce and Langston Booth. They enlisted in the army in 1966, and George Clinton (the leader of Parliament) recruited Billy Bass Nelson and Eddie Hazel in 1967, then also adding Tawl Ross and Tiki Fulwood. Due to legal difficulties between Clinton and Revilot, The Parliaments' label...

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Alessi

There are multiple musiians who have performaed under the name "Alessi" 1. Alessi is a 17-year-old female singer-songwriter from the U.K. She has been producing 'zines since she was 14 and making songs for about that time. She has produced a hand-crafted EP and expected to release some new songs on a split EP with Thunder Power and kasina in Spring 2008. Her work falls into the psych-folk genre, and her live performance style has been described as "adorable and sweet". Her influences include Vashti Bunyan and Animal Collective.

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Wax

Eight artists go by the name Wax:
1. An American creative/experimental Hip Hop/Rap/Acoustic artist.
2. A pop group active in between 1985 and 1988 consisting of American singer-songwriter Andrew Gold and British singer Graham Gouldman of 10cc fame.
3. An American Pop Punk band known for the 1995 song California
4. A female South Korean singer active in the 2000s (see: 왁스)
5. An alias of Dutch dance producer Robert Meijer
6. A short lived Swedish punk band active in the early 1980s
7. A Japanese rapper from the group SD JUNKSTA

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Bloodsport

There are 3 bands known by the name Bloodsport. 1) A Chicago punk band in the mid-80s.
2) A Christian hardcore band from Adelaide, Australia.
3) An ambiant and downtempo electronic artist.
4) A band from Sheffield, UK who play afrobeat mixed with post punk/noise rock, and who actually have a space in their name but last.fm hates them. 1)
Bloodsport was an important, albeit lesser known, Chicago punk band in the mid-80s.

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Giorgio Moroder

Giorgio Moroder (born Hansjörg Moroder on April 26, 1940 in Ortisei, Italy) is an Italian record producer, songwriter and performer, whose groundbreaking work with synthesizers during the 1970s was a significant influence on new wave, techno and electronic music in general. Particularly well known are Donna Summer's disco hits produced by Moroder, including "Love To Love You Baby" and "I Feel Love". Moroder also produced a number of electronic disco hits for The Three Degrees.

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John Travolta

John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor, singer, entertainer and aviator. He became known during the late 1970s, establishing a career as a leading Hollywood actor, and has subsequently continued appearing in major films, including his 1990s roles in Pulp Fiction and Get Shorty. Early life Travolta, the youngest of six children, was born in Englewood, New Jersey to Salvatore Travolta...

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Emmanuel

There are two artists named Emmanuel Emmanuel (born Jesús Emmanuel Acha Martinez, April 16, 1955, in México City, Distrito Federal, México) is a very famous Mexican singer, debuting during the 1970s. Emmanuel sings in Spanish. His songs are usually love songs known as ballads, which became popular during the 1960s. The bulk of his hit ballads is comprised of compositions by the prestigious Spaniard Manuel Alejandro. A ballad differs from a bolero, which was a popular style of love song in Spanish-speaking nations during the 1940s and 1950s.

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Michael Cretu

Michael Cretu, also known as Curly M.C. (born May 18, 1957 in a suburb of Bucharest, Romania), is a Romanian musician best known as the creator of the Enigma project. His original name, Cre?u, means "the curly-haired". He has worked with many producers, musicians, and artists in his long career. These include Sandra Cretu, Frank Farian, Boney M, Goombay Dance Band, Peter Cornelius, Manfred "Tissy" Thiers and Mike Oldfield in his pre-Enigma days, and Jens Gad, Frank Peterson, David Fairstein, ATB, Jam & Spoon, Peter Ries, Ruth-Ann Boyle and Andru Donalds during the course of the project.

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