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Published Date: 9/16/2015
B.B. King went down in history as one of the greatest guitarists of all time – Rolling Stone named him No. 6 on their list, while Time ranked him No. 3. The 15-time Grammy winner was the King of the Blues, a superstar of the genre from the 1950s on. Playing his...
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Published Date: 9/12/2015
Johnny Cash was the Man in Black, one of the greatest and most influential country musicians of all time. His fame spanned half a century, from early singles "Cry! Cry! Cry!" and "I Walk the Line" in the 1950s to his haunting covers of popular singles like "Hurt" and...
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Published Date: 9/10/2015
Italian-born actress Pier Angeli was one of the loveliest faces on the big screen in the 1950s and '60s. Her U.S. film debut, playing the title role in 1951's "Theresa," won her a Golden Globe Award, and further films included "Somebody Up There Likes Me" and "Sodom...
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Published Date: 8/16/2015
Elvis Presley, or the King to his fans, transformed popular culture in post-World War II America with his voice, charm and gyrating hips. His music blended rock, pop, blues and gospel, moving from up-tempo hits like "Hound Dog" and "Blue Suede Shoes" to soulful ballads...
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Published Date: 8/10/2015
Jimmy Dean may be the only person in the Country Music Hall of Fame who also appeared in a James Bond film and made a fortune selling sausage. Dean began his musical career in the early 1950s, performing pop and country music and scoring several hits. His natural charm...
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Published Date: 7/31/2015
Jim Reeves helped make the Nashville sound the wildly popular country music trend it became in the 1950s and '60s. Known as Gentleman Jim, he made the record that some consider to be the first-ever recording with the Nashville sound: 1957's "Four Walls." Other hits for...
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