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Susan Boyle – Scottish singer

Susan Boyle - Scottish singer

Susan Boyle – Scottish singer

Susan Boyle is a Scottish singer, who became famous thanks to the participation in the show Britain’s Got Talent on April 11, 2009.
Susan Magdalane Boyle was born on April 1, 1961 in Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland. Her parents were Irish immigrants. In the family, she was the youngest of ten children (four brothers and six sisters). Only six children survived. Her mother gave birth to the girl when she was 47 years old. Boyle had difficulties in learning and her classmates called her “Susie Simple”. The girl quickly learned not to pay attention to those who laughed at her. After graduation from school, she got the only job in her life – a chef trainee at West Lothian College, where she worked for six months. From time to time she visited theater and spent all the money to listen to professional singers.
At the age of 22 Susan took part in a local competition in Motherwell, where her sister now lives, with the song The Way We Were.
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Cliff Richard – famous British singer

Cliff Richard – famous British singer

Cliff Richard – famous British singer

Sir Cliff Richard is a British pop singer. He is called the king of the British charts.
Harry Rodger Webb (his real name) was born on October 14, 1940 in Lucknow, India. When Harry was seven years old his family moved to the UK. In adolescence, Harry became interested in sports – football, basketball, and javelin. But rock music became the most important passion in his life. He was keen on Elvis Presley. Elvis Presley didn’t perform outside the United States, but when another legendary rock ‘n’ roll singer Bill Haley visited England, Harry ran away from school to visit his concert.
In 1958 he signed a contract with EMI and began his solo musical career. He was one of the first who performed rock ‘n’ roll on the British scene.
In 1959, Richard acted in the movie Serious Charge, where he played a small role of the leader of pop group. In the same year he starred in Expresso Bongo.
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Bruno Mars – American musician

Bruno Mars – American musician

Bruno Mars – American musician

Bruno Mars is an American singer, songwriter and music producer, multi-instrumentalist, winner of the Grammy award. He took part in the recording of tracks Nothin ‘on You by B.o.B and Billionaire by Travis McCoy. Bruno is the co-author of such songs as Flo Rida’s Right Round, K’naan’s Wavin ‘Flag and Cee Lo Green’s Fuck You!
In October 2010, he released his debut album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, which took third place in the Billboard 200.
Bruno Mars received seven nominations at the 53rd Grammy Awards ceremony, which took place on 13 February 2011. He received the award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for the song Just the Way You Are. At the 56th Grammy Award ceremony, which took place on January 26, 2014, Mars won the award for Best Pop Album (Unorthodox Jukebox). At the 57th Grammy Award ceremony, which took place on February 16, 2016, Bruno together with Mark Ronson and their hit Uptown Funk won two awards Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo performance.
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Chris Martin – English musician

Chris Martin – English musician

Chris Martin – English musician

Chris Martin is a frontman, vocalist and keyboardist of the band Coldplay.
Christopher Anthony John Martin was born on March 2, 1977 in Exeter, Devon County, England. Chris was the eldest of five children into the family of accountant Anthony Martin and music teacher Alison Martin.
Martin studied at the Hilton elementary school, and then in the cathedral school in Exeter, where he formed his first musical group in 1991.
While studying at the university Martin met Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Guy Berryman. In 1996 they formed the rock band Coldplay.
Their first mini-album Safety was released in 1998, and the first studio album Parachutes in July 2000. The album immediately took the first place in the UK charts and the group was award Grammy.
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Pink – Alecia Beth Moore

Pink - Alecia Beth Moore

Pink – Alecia Beth Moore

Alecia Beth Moore, better known under the name Pink (or P!nk) is an American singer, songwriter and actress, who became popular in the early 2000, after the release of the album Can’t Take Me Home. According to End Decade Hit Parade of the American magazine Billboard Pink is the best pop artist from 2000 to 2010. She also was on the 10th place in the top twenty in Billboard Hot 100, won three Grammy awards, five MTV Video Music Awards and two Brit Awards.
Alecia Beth Moore was born on September 8, 1979 in Abington, Pennsylvania. He mother Judith Moore was a nurse and her father James Moore, Jr. was a veteran of the Vietnam War. Alecia grew up in Doylestown, where she attended Kutz elementary school, Lenape secondary school and Central Bucks West High School. Her father played the guitar and sang songs for her, and from an early age she aspired to be a rock star. Pink has a brother Jason Moore (born in 1983).
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Howard Duane Allman – American guitarist

Howard Duane Allman - American guitarist

Howard Duane Allman – American guitarist

Howard Duane Allman, nicknamed Skydog, was an American guitarist, member of The Allman Brothers Band. The band was created by him and his brother Gregg. He is also known as a session guitarist. He played mainly the guitars by Gibson. In 2011, Rolling Stone magazine placed him in the ninth place in the list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time (in 2003 in the same list he was second).
Howard Duane Allman was born on November 20, 1946 in the capital of Tennessee – Nashville, known as the capital of country music. His brother, Gregg, was born on December 8, 1947. Howard was taught to play by his younger brother, but he had ‘natural fire’. The brothers learned to play by listening to Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson and other blues musicians of the past years.
The brothers started playing publicly in 1961, joining or forming a number of local groups. His first single Spoonful Howard recorded with his brother in 1966 as part of the group The Allman Joys.
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Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber – British composer

Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber - British composer

Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber – British composer

Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber, is a British composer, the eldest son of organist William Lloyd Webber and brother of cellist Julian Lloyd Webber. Lloyd Webber started composing at the age of six, and his first work was published when he was nine years old.
Lloyd Webber has achieved great success in the field of musical theater. Some of his musicals are being played more than ten years in the West End and on Broadway. He created 13 musicals, two themes for films and a requiem. In 1992, the composer was given the title of knight and then a peerage. He is winner of many prestigious awards. Several of his songs, such as The Music of the Night from the musical Phantom of the Opera, I Do not Know How to Love Him from the rock opera Jesus Christ – Superstar, Do not Cry for Me, Argentina from Evita and Memory from Cats became hits.
Andrew Lloyd Webber was born on March 22, 1948 in Kensington, London, UK. His mother Jean Johnstone was a violinist and pianist and his father William Lloyd Webber was a composer. His younger brother, Julian Lloyd Webber is a famous cellist.
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