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,
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
There is much debate about the meaning of the words of Hallelujah, and what exactly Cohen was suggesting is so spiritually uplifting. Nevertheless, the song continues to be performed in situations where a song of celebration seems appropriate. Many people think Hallelujah is a religious song. But Cohen was not religious in the traditional sense.