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  • Stephen Foster

    Stephen Foster
    Stephen Collins Foster (July 4, 1826 – January 13, 1864), known as the "father of American music", was an American songwriter primarily known for his parlour and minstrel music. - <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Foster' target="_blank">Wikipedia</a>
  • John Philip Sousa

    John Philip Sousa
    John Philip Sousa (November 6, 1854 – March 6, 1932) was an American composer and conductor of the late Romantic era, known primarily for American military and patriotic marches. - <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Philip_Sousa' target="_blank">Wikipedia</a>
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), also known by his initials, FDR, was the 32nd President of the United States (1933–1945) and a central figure in world events during the mid-20th century, leading the United States during a time of worldwide economic depression and total war. - <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_D._Roosevelt' target="_blank">Wikipedia</a>
  • Al Jolson

    Al Jolson
    Al Jolson (born Asa Yoelson) (May 26, 1886 – October 23, 1950) was an American singer, comedian, and actor of Jewish descent. In his heyday, he was dubbed "The World's Greatest Entertainer". - <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Jolson' target="_blank">Wikipedia</a>
  • Ed Sullivan

    Ed Sullivan
    Edward Vincent "Ed" Sullivan (September 28, 1901 - October 13, 1974) was a US entertainment writer and television host, best known as the presenter of the television variety programs The Toast of the Town and The Ed Sullivan Show. With both programs broadcast from 1948 to 1971 (at a total of 23 years), it was a record for long-running variety US broadcast history. - <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Sullivan' target="_blank">Wikipedia</a>
  • Bing Crosby

    Bing Crosby
    Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977)[3] was an American singer and actor. Crosby's trademark bass-baritone voice made him one of the best-selling recording artists of the 20th century, with over half a billion records in circulation. - <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bing_Crosby' target="_blank">Wikipedia</a>
  • Benny”Goodman

    Benjamin David “Benny” Goodman (May 30, 1909 – June 13, 1986) was an American jazz and swing musician, clarinetist and bandleader; widely known as the "King of Swing". - <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benny_Goodman' target="_blank">Wikipedia</a>
  • Frank Sinatra

    Frank Sinatra
    Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer and film actor. - <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Sinatra' target="_blank">Wikipedia</a>
  • Sam Phillips

    Sam Phillips
    Samuel Cornelius Phillips (January 5, 1923 – July 30, 2003), better known as Sam Phillips, was an American businessman, record executive, record producer and DJ who played an important role in the emergence of rock and roll as the major form of popular music in the 1950s. - <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Phillips' target="_blank">Wikipedia</a>
  • George Martin

    George Martin
    Sir George Henry Martin CBE (born 3 January 1926) is an English record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer and musician. He is sometimes referred to as "the Fifth Beatle." - <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Martin' target="_blank">Wikipedia</a>
  • Brian Epstein

    Brian Epstein
    Brian Samuel Epstein (19 September 1934 – 27 August 1967) was an English music entrepreneur, best known for being the manager of the Beatles until his death in 1967. - <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Epstein' target="_blank">Wikipedia</a>
  • Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley
    Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor. A cultural icon, he is commonly known by the single name Elvis. One of the most popular musicians of the 20th century, he is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King". - <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvis_Presley' target="_blank">Wikipedia</a>
  • Chubby Checker

    Chubby Checker
    Chubby Checker (born Ernest Evans, October 3, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter. He is widely known for popularizing the twist dance style, with his 1960 hit cover of Hank Ballard's R&B hit "The Twist". - <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chubby_Checker' target="_blank">Wikipedia</a>
  • The Beatles

    The Beatles
    The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. They became the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed act in the history of popular music. - <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles' target="_blank">Wikipedia</a>