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Published Date: 9/18/2014
Jimi Hendrix was, quite simply, one of the greatest guitarists of all time. His musical career was short – fewer than four years passed between his first hit single and his untimely death at 27. But his was one of the most influential musical careers in the history of...
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Published Date: 9/17/2014
Red Skelton was one of the top entertainers of the 20th century, a comic with a career that spanned 70 years. He got his start in vaudeville, where he honed his sketch comedy skills with routines like the now-famous "Doughnut Dunkers." He brought those skills to...
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Published Date: 9/16/2014
Marc Bolan was the charismatic frontman for '70s glam rock pioneers T. Rex. A singer-songwriter, poet and guitarist, Bolan initially envisioned his band as Tyrannosaurus Rex, an acoustic outfit with lots of appeal to the hippies of the late '60s. As he began...
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Published Date: 9/15/2014
Brett Somers was a frequent panelist on "Match Game," where fans loved her dry wit and verbal sparring with Charles Nelson Reilly, Betty White and others. Her trademark giant eyeglasses were instantly recognizable to TV fans in the '70s. She also played recurring...
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Published Date: 9/14/2014
Grace Kelly was Hollywood royalty, but she walked away from the silver screen in 1956 to become literal royalty when she married Prince Rainier III and became the Princess of Monaco. During her film career, Kelly picked up an Academy Award for "The Country Girl" and...
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Published Date: 9/13/2014
Tupac Shakur's tragically brief music career fundamentally changed the world of hip-hop music. His groundbreaking lyrics raised the bar for the genre and his larger-than-life persona helped to propel him to the top of the popular music charts. In addition to his work...
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