We all know that Elvis was one of the biggest rock and roll stars ever – maybe THE biggest. But do you know that when he was in elementary school music was the only subject he failed, and he was ridiculed by his fellow students for his odd singing style. Before he made it big
This American actor/comedian studied philosophy in college. He was able to turn a successful career as a stand-up comedian into an even more successful career as a star in movies like The Jerk, Three Amigos and Trains, Planes and Automobiles If you guessed Steve Martin you are correct. And yes, he can play the banjo.
He was born in 1934 in Montreal, Quebec and was very active in school clubs as a teenager. He was even Student Council president one year. He taught himself guitar and could be found in the delis and bars of old Montreal, soaking in the culture. After graduating from McGill University he became a reclusive
He was born in Hawaii in 1985. He sang in the family band at the age of four. As far back as his early childhood his entire family was involved in the music business. His mother was a singer and a dancer, his father did Little Richard impersonations, and his uncle was an Elvis impersonator.
Havana was recorded in 2017 by Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello. “Havana” reached number one in multiple countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Mexico, Scotland, the UK and the U.S, also reaching the top 10 of several other countries. The practice track is here along with many other samples.
Leonard Cohen was born in 1934 in Montreal, Quebec. He was part of a middle-class orthodox Jewish family. He was very active in school clubs as a teenager. He was even Student Council president one year. Cohen taught himself guitar and could be found in the delis and bars of old Montreal, soaking in the
Paul Simon was born in 1941 in Newark, New Jersey. His parents were of Hungarian Jewish background, and both were involved in music. Simon’s father played double-bass in a band which he led, and called himself “Lee Sims”. Simon and Art Garfunkel were classmates in elementary school. They started singing together in school productions when
Bruno Mars, whose real name is Peter Gene Hernandez, was born in Hawaii in 1985. His early life in Hawaii was interesting and very unusual, and it provided the foundation for the singer and entertainer he would become. His entire family was involved in the music business. His mother was a singer and a dancer,