Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald’s career began at various amateur nights around New York City, most famously at the Apollo Theater in 1934. From those early days, Fitzgerald grew to be an...

Jerry Vale

Jerry Vale always knew that he wanted to sing. His tremendous vocal talent and charismatic personality allowed the crooner to impress both in recording and in live performances as...

Billy Eckstine

Billy Eckstine didn’t consider singing a potential profession until he earned $5 as second prize in an amateur competition. He was bit by the showbiz bug after working as an MC...

The Mills Brothers

The story of The Mills Brothers is much like that of many entertainers, featuring humble beginnings,, big dreams, success, tragedy and ultimately a happy ending. In 1973, host...

Captain & Tennille

In 1973, Captain & Tennille wrote and cut a record completely at their own expense. The product of that recording session, “The Way I Want to Touch You,” proved to be a...

Al Martino

Al Martino’s success began in 1952 with the single “Here in My Heart.” The self-taught crooner went on to find his biggest success in an unlikely source in 1963 with a...

Joni James

Despite her phenomenal success as a singer, Joni James initially had dreams of dancing. While she continued to receive scholarships and praise for her vocal performances, dancing...

Gordon Jenkins

Gordon Jenkins arranged for legendary musicians, recorded a dozen hit singles including “P.S. I Love You” and “Blue Prelude” and a host of other accomplishments in the...

Elvis Presley #03

Our third and final installment of a three part exploration of the career of Elvis Presley takes a look at the final years for the legendary singer who we first became aware of in...

Gordon Lightfoot

Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot helped to define the folk-pop sound of the 60s and early 70s. With a focus on crafting quality albums, not hit singles, Lightfoot...

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