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
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,
Hey Soul Sister was written by Train lead singer Pat Monahan, and released in 2009 as the lead single from the band’s album, Save Me, San Francisco . By 2012 the song had sold 6 million copies and won a Grammy for the live iTunes version. The words allude to his vision of the Burning
Budapest was co-written by George Ezra and Joel Pott. They were nominated at the 2015 Ivor Novello Awards for British Composers for the hit song. When asked how the lyrics came about in a 2014 interview with American Songwriter, Ezra explained that he can’t simply sit down and make himself create a song. This is
George Ezra's singing style goes back to the influence of Leadbelly. Ezra describes how he got his "big" voice from a Leadbelly record. "On the back of the record, it said his voice was so big, you had to turn your record player down," Ezra says. "I liked the idea of singing with a big