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  1. Santana, Carlos (Awesome Library)
      Provides biographies of the guitarist. 10-05

Materials
  1. Archuleta, David (YouTube.com)
      Provides a video of the singer. 05-08

  2. Evans, Niki (YouTube.com - X Factor)
      Provides a video of the singer. 10-08

  3. McGinty, Damian (YouTube.com)
      Provides a video of the singer. 05-08

  4. Taylor, Becky Jane (YouTube.com)
      Provides a video of the singer. 10-08

Multimedia
  1. Bianco, Christina (YouTube.com)
      Impressionist provides imitation of divas.

  2. Bing Crosby and David Bowie (Youtube.com)
      Crosby and Bowie sing Little Drummer Boy with Peace on Earth. 12-12

  3. Christina Grimmie (Youtube.com)
      Christina sings "Someone Like You." 07-11

  4. Fabian, Lara (YouTube.com)
      Fabian sings "Always."

  5. Jonathan and Charlotte (YouTube.com)
      Provides video of Jonathan and Charlotte singing opera on Britain's Got Talent.

  6. Josh Daniel (YouTube.com)
      Josh sings. 01-16

  7. Kamakawiwo'ole, Israel "IZ" (YouTube.com)
      Ole IZ sings "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." 12-09

  8. Lin Yu Chun Sings (YouTube.com)
      Taiwanese singer Lin Yu Chun singes "My Heart Will Go On." 04-11

  9. LuPone, Patti (YouTube.com)
      Provides video of Patti LuPone singing her Grammy-winning "Don't Cry for Me Argentina."

  10. Mayer, John and Katy Perry (RollingStone.com)
      Provides video of Mayer and Perry sing "Who You Love."

  11. McPhee, Katharine (YouTube.com)
      McPhee sings "Connected." 12-09

  12. Page, Eileen (YouTube.com)
      Page sings "I Dreamed a Dream." 12-09

  13. Parke, Ronan (YouTube.com)
      Provides video of Ronan singing "Because of You."

  14. Paul Potts (YouTube.com)
      Provides his singing on Britain's Got Talent. 04-09

  15. Pempengco, Charice (YouTube.com)
      Charice sings "I Will Always Love You." 12-09

  16. Renee Olstead (TheOneNetwork.com)
      Provides a music video. 8-04

  17. Ruthie Henshall (YouTube.com)
      Henshall sings "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Miserables. 04-09

  18. Shaheen Jafargholi (YouTube.com)
      Young teen from Wales sings. 04-09

  19. Sissel (YouTube.com)
      Sissel sings Shenandoah.

  20. Somos El Mundo Por Haiti (We Are the World for Haiti ) (YouTube.com)
      Sung by some of the most popular Hispanic or Latin singers of 2010. 03-10

  21. Sung-Bong, the Homeless Singer (YouTube.com)
      Provides video of Sung-Bong singing.

  22. Voice Types (YouTube.com)
      Compares different voice types.

  23. Zhang Liangying (YouTube.com)
      Sensation from China sings. 04-09

News
  1. Sanchez, Jessica (Cafemom.com)
      Provides video of Jessica singing I Will Always Love You in 2012.

Papers
  1. -Prince Dies at 57 (Reuters)
      "Prince, the innovative pop superstar whose songwriting and eccentric stage presence electrified fans around the world with hits including 'Purple Rain' and 'When Doves Cry,' died on Thursday in Minnesota. He was 57."

      "His influential, genre-defying music blended jazz, funk, R&B, disco and rock, winning seven Grammy Awards and an Oscar." 04-16

  2. Aaliya Houghton (Aaliyah's Life)
      Provides a short profile on the young singer who passed away in 2001. 2-02

  3. Aguilera, Christina (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02

  4. Aguilera, Christina (Wikipedia.org)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. Visitors sometimes misspell as Kristina Agilara or Aguilara. 01-07

  5. Al Saher, Kazem (CharlotteChurchFans.com)
      Provides a short profile on the singer. "Considered one of the most renowned composers and vocalists in the Middle East, Kazem Al Saher is the voice of conscience for Arabs through song." 2-02

  6. Andrews, Julie (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02

  7. Ayumi Hamasaki (Time.com)
      "At 23, Ayumi Hamasaki, Ayu to fans, is the most powerful figure in Japanese pop music. She's sold more records than any other musical act for two years running in the world's second-largest music market. Her frequent makeovers determine the course of fashion." 03-11

  8. Bacharach, Burt (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02

  9. Beach Boys, The (RockHall.com)
      "The Beach Boys' sunny vocal harmonies are one of the signatures sounds of the modern era. Among rock and roll groups of the Sixties, the California quintet place second only to the Beatles in terms of their overall impact on the Top Forty. They were the Fab Four's only serious competition on a creative level, too." 9-03

  10. Bee Gees, The (RockHall.com)
      "Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb-better known as the Bee Gees-are among the most successful vocal groups in rock and roll history." 9-03

  11. Benatar, Pat (Wikipedia.org)
      "Benatar was twice named Rolling Stone magazine's Favorite Female Vocalist, and Billboard magazine ranks her as the most successful female rock vocalist of all time based on overall record sales and the number of hit songs and their charted positions." 06-10

  12. Bennett, Tony (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02

  13. Berry, Chuck (RockHall.com)
      "While no individual can be said to have invented rock and roll, Chuck Berry comes the closest of any single figure to being the one who put all the essential pieces together. It was his particular genius to graft country and western guitar licks onto a rhythm and blues chassis in his very first single, 'Maybellene.' Combined with quick-witted, rapid-fire lyrics full of sly insinuations about cars and girls, Berry laid the groundwork for not only a rock and roll sound but a rock and roll stance." 9-03

  14. Berry, Chuck Dies at 90 (Time.com)
      "An outpouring of remembrances greeted the news on Saturday that Chuck Berry had died, as musicians and celebrities expressed their admiration for the rock 'n' roll legend." 03-17

  15. Beyonce (Biography.com)
      "Born Beyonce Giselle Knowles on September 4, 1981, in Houston, Texas. Knowles is the lead singer of the popular R&B group Destiny’s Child." 2-05

  16. Bianco, Christina (YouTube.com)
      Christina presents "Let It Go." as several popular singers. She is an impersonator.

  17. Bon Jovi, Jon (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02

  18. Bowie, David (New York Times)
      "Mr. Guare was at first puzzled and then amazed at how Mr. Bowie — the stage creature, the persona, the guy he saw command an audience at Radio City Music Hall in 1973 with his spiky orange hair and snow-white tan — could walk the city streets unrecognized." 01-16

  19. Bowie, David (RockHall.com)
      "David Bowie is rock’s foremost futurist and a genre-bending pioneer, chameleon, and transformer. Throughout his solo career and in his alliances with other artists - including Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Brian Eno and Nine Inch Nails - Bowie has positioned himself on the cutting edge of rock and roll. His innovations have created or furthered several major trends in rock and roll, including glam-rock, art-rock and the very notion of the self-mythologized, larger-than-life rock star." 9-03

  20. Boye, Alex (YouTube.com)
      Alex presents an Africanized "Let It Go."

  21. Boyz II Men (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singers. 2-02

  22. Campbell, Glen (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02

  23. Carey, Mariah (Biography.com)
      Provides a biography. 2-04

  24. Carrie Underwood Makes History (MSNBC News)
      "Carrie Underwood made history at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night, becoming the first woman to win entertainer of the year twice." 04-10

  25. Celine Dion (CellineOnline.com)
      Provides a short profile on the singer. 2-02

  26. Channing, Carol (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02

  27. Cher (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer, Cherilyn Sarkisian La Piere. Visitors sometimes misspell as Sher. 2-02

  28. Cher (YouTube.com)
      Cher sings "Believe." 05-13

  29. Church, Charlotte (CharlotteChurchFans.com)
      Provides a short profile on the singer. 2-02

  30. Clampton, Eric (RockHall.com)
      "With Eric Clapton's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist on March 6, 2000, he became the first musician to have been inducted three times. He was first honored as a member of the Yardbirds in 1992, then with Cream in 1993, and finally as a solo artist in 2000." 9-03

  31. Clark, Dick (RockHall.com)
      "As host of American Bandstand, Clark provided many acts with the opportunity to reach a national audience via television, spreading the gospel of rock and roll to teenagers across the country." 9-03

  32. Clark, Dick (RockHall.com)
      "As host of American Bandstand, Clark provided many acts with the opportunity to reach a national audience via television, spreading the gospel of rock and roll to teenagers across the country." 9-03

  33. Cole, Nat "King" (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02

  34. Cole, Nat "King" (RockHall.com)
      "Cole's drummerless trio was an innovation, and no less an authority than Count Basie marveled at their improvisational interplay: 'Those cats used to read each other's minds—it was unbelievable.' Early stirrings of rock and roll can be detected in such swinging, lingo-filled tunes as 'Straighten Up and Fly Right' and '(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66,' recorded in 1943 and 1946, respectively, by the King Cole Trio."

      "The Fifties and Sixties found Cole recording with various orchestras, including Nelson Riddle's and Billy May's. While his work from this period shared little with the rock and roll revolution that was under way, Cole's broader influence on the idiom as a musical pioneer and as a popular star is undeniable." 9-03

  35. Connick, Harry Jr. (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02

  36. Crosby, Stills, and Nash (RockHall.com)
      "Crosby, Stills and Nash have remained America's longest-running experiment in vocal harmony and social relevance. The trio brought harmony to the forefront of popular music with their unique three-part vocal blend. A low-key supergroup, they emphasized singing and songwriting above all, and their example contributed to the evolution of the singer-songwriter movement in the Seventies." 9-03

  37. Crow, Sheryl (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02

  38. Darin, Bobby (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02

  39. Davis, Sammy, Jr. (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02

  40. Day, Doris (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02

  41. Denver, John (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer, Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. 2-02

  42. Diddley, Bo (RockHall.com)
      "Music historian Robert Palmer has described Bo Diddley as "one of the most original and fertile rhythmic intelligences of our time." He will forever be known as the creator of the "Bo Diddley beat," one of the cornerstone rhythms of rock and roll." 9-03

  43. Dion, Celine (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02

  44. Dixie Chicks (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singers. 2-02

  45. Domingo, Placido (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the opera singer. 2-02

  46. Domino, Fats (RockHall.com)
      "They call him the Fat Man. With his easy-rolling boogie-woogie piano and smooth rhythm & blues vocals, Antoine "Fats" Domino put a New Orleans-style spin on what came to be known as rock and roll. A pianist, singer, and songwriter who was born in the Crescent City in 1928, Domino sold more records (65 million) than any Fifties-era rocker except Elvis Presley." 9-03

  47. Dylan, Bob (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02

  48. Dylan, Bob (RockHall.com)
      "Bob Dylan is the pre-eminent poet/lyricist and songwriter of his time. He re-energized the folk-music genre, brought a new lyrical depth to rock and roll when he went electric, and bridged the worlds of rock and country by recording in Nashville. As much as he's played the role of renegade throughout his career, Dylan has also kept the rock and roll community mindful of its roots by returning often to them. With his songs, Dylan has provided a running commentary on a restless age." 9-03

  49. Eddy Arnold Dies (Time.com)
      "Arnold's vocals on songs like the 1965 'Make the World Go Away,' one of his many No. 1 country hits and a top 10 hit on the pop charts, made him one of the most successful country singers in history." 05-08

  50. Eddy, Nelson (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02

  51. Estafan, Gloria (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02

  52. Etheridge, Melissa (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02

  53. Everly Brothers, The (RockHall.com)
      "Phil and Don transformed the Appalachian folk, bluegrass and country sounds of their Kentucky boyhood into a richly harmonized form of rock and roll." 9-03

  54. Fleetwood Mack (RockHall.com)
      "The Fleetwood Mac story is an episodic saga that spans more than 30 years. It is the saga of a British blues band formed in 1967 that became a California-based pop group in the mid-Seventies. In between came a period where Fleetwood Mac shuffled personnel and experimented with styles, all the while releasing solid albums that found a loyal core audience." 9-03

  55. Fogelberg, Dan (StarPlus.com)
      "If James Taylor epitomized the definition and the original, late-'60s incarnation of the term singer/songwriter, Dan Fogelberg exemplified the late-'70s equivalent of that term at its most highly developed and successful, with a string of platinum-selling albums and singles into the early '80s and a long career since, interrupted only by a health crisis in more recent years." 12-07

  56. Freed, Alan (RockHall.com)
      "Disk jockey Alan Freed is widely credited with coining the term 'rock and roll' to describe the uptempo black R&B records he played as early as 1951 on Cleveland radio station WJW. Freed called himself 'the Moondog' and billed his show as the 'Moondog Rock ‘n' Roll Party.' A tireless and enthusiastic advocate of the music he played, Freed kept time to his favorite records by beating his hands on a phone book. He called it rock and roll because 'it seemed to suggest the rolling, surging beat of the music.' The Freed-sponsored 1952 Moondog Coronation Ball in Cleveland is believed to be the nation's first rock and roll concert." 9-03

  57. Garfunkel, Art (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02

  58. Garland, Judy (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer, Frances Gumm. 2-02

  59. Gaye, Marvin (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02

  60. Gordy, Berry (RockHall.com)
      "Berry Gordy founded and presided over the musical empire known as Motown. As a young black man working in often inhospitable times, Gordy endeavored to reach across the racial divide with music that could touch all people, regardless of the color of their skin. Under his tutelage, Motown became a model of black capitalism, pride and self-expression and a repository for some of the greatest talent ever assembled at one company."

      "In its Sixties heyday, Motown's parade of hits revolutionized American popular music. After Motown, black poplar music would never again be dismissed as a minority taste. For more than a decade, Berry Gordy and his talented cohorts translated a black idiom into the Sound of Young America. Aesthetically no less than commercially, Motown's achievements will likely remain unrivaled and untoppable." 9-03

  61. Goulet, Robert (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02

  62. Grateful Dead, The (RockHall.com)
      "The Grateful Dead wrought a psychedelic revolution upon the cultural landscape of the Sixties. They also kept the spirit of the Sixties alive in the decades that followed, building a massive, supportive network of fans known as 'Deadheads.' "

      "From jazz, the Grateful Dead adapted an improvisational approach. Heavily steeped in Americana, the group derived from blues and bluegrass. From the culture of psychedelia, as pioneered by Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters, the Dead grew attuned to the broad palette of possibilities that could be tapped when imagination was given free reign." 9-03

  63. Heart (Wikipedia.org)
      "Heart is a rock band whose founding members came from Seattle, Washington, USA in the early 1970s. Going through several lineup changes, the only constant members of the group are sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson." 08-09

  64. Henderson, Ella (YouTube.com)
      Ella sings Cher's "Believe." 05-13

  65. Hendrix, Jimi (RockHall.com)
      "Jimi Hendrix expanded the range and vocabulary of the electric guitar into areas no musician had ever ventured before. Many would claim him to be the greatest guitarist ever to pick up the instrument. At the very least his creative drive, technical ability and painterly application of such effects as wah-wah and distortion forever transformed the sound of rock and roll. Hendrix helped usher in the age of psychedelia with his 1967 debut, Are You Experienced?, and the impact of his brief but meteoric career on popular music continues to be felt. More than any other musician, Jimi Hendrix realized the fullest range of sound that could be obtained from an amplified instrument." Visitors sometimes misspell as Jimmy, Jimmi, or Jimy. 9-03

  66. Hootie and the Blowfish (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singers. 2-02

  67. Isaac, Chris (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02

  68. Ives, Burl (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02

  69. Jackson, Janet (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02

  70. Jackson, Mahalia (RockHall.com)
      "Mahalia Jackson reigned as a pioneer interpreter of gospel music whose fervent contralto was one of the great voices of this century. Both gospel and rhythm and blues had their roots in the Sanctified church, but whereas blues and R and B departed on secular paths that led to rock and roll, gospel stayed the spiritual course" 9-03

  71. Jefferson Airplane (RockHall.com)
      "The adventurous Airplane took unprecedented liberties on record and in concert. Kantner came from a folk background, Kaukonen was a blues aficionado, Casady grew up playing R&B, and Dryden boasted jazz training in his background. Balin was a pop crooner and Slick’s tastes were literary and offbeat. These various strands, brought together in the heady, experimental cauldron of San Francisco in the mid-Sixties, made for an electrifying union that moved rock music a few giant steps forward." 9-03

  72. Jenkins, Katherine (YouTube.com)
      Jenkins sings Ave Maria. 08-10

  73. Jenkins, Katherine and Andrea Bocelli (YouTube.com)
      Jenkins and Bocelli sing "Time to Say Goodbye." 08-10

  74. Jennings, Wayon (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02

  75. Jewel (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer, Jewel Kilcher. 2-02

  76. Joel, Billy (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02

  77. Jones, Davy (USA Today)
      Provides a short biography of Davy Jones of the Monkees. 02-12

  78. King, B. B. (CBS News)
      Provides a conversation with the blues master who died in May of 2015.

  79. King, B.B. (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02

  80. King, Carole (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02

  81. Krauss, Alison (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02

  82. Laine, Frankie (ShowBuzz)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 02-07

  83. Larsson, Zara (YouTube.com)
      Zara sings "My Heart Will Go on." 09-10

  84. Lewis, Jerry Lee (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02

  85. Lewis, Jerry Lee (RockHall.com)
      "Jerry Lee Lewis is the wild man of rock and roll, embodying its most reckless and high-spirited impulses. On such piano-pounding rockers from the late Fifties as 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On' and 'Great Balls of Fire,' Lewis combined a ferocious, boogie-style instrumental style with rowdy, uninhibited vocals." 9-03

  86. Lewis, Leona (Wikipedia.org)
      "Leona Louise Lewis (born April 3, 1985 in Islington, London) is an English singer and songwriter, who was the winner of the third series of the The X Factor." 04-07

  87. Lisa Lavie (YouTube.com)
      Lisa, a YouTube phenom, sings "If I Were a Boy," made popular by Beyonce. 03-10

  88. Lisa Lavie (YouTube.com)
      Lisa, a YouTube phenom, sings "If I Were a Boy," made popular by Beyonce. 03-10

  89. Lists Top Female Singers (The-Top-Tens.com)
      Provides a list.

  90. Little Richard (RockHall.com)
      "He claims to be "the architect of rock and roll," and history would seem to bear out Little Richard's boast. More than any other performer - save, perhaps, Elvis Presley, Little Richard blew the lid off the Fifties, laying the foundation for rock and roll with his explosive music and charismatic persona." 9-03

  91. Lopez, Jennifer (Biography.com)
      Provides a biography. 2-05

  92. Miley Cyrus (Time.com)
      "Four years later, Cyrus is very publicly a ginormous teen star, with three best-selling albums (on Disney's record label), the memoir (on Disney's book label), a sold-out concert tour, a record-obliterating 3-D concert movie, enough merchandise to test the deepest parental pockets and, on April 10, Hannah Montana: The Movie." 04-09

  93. Music Videos and the Viral Culture (CNN News)
      " 'It used to be, if it was a cheap video, there was no point in making it because it wouldn't air anywhere,' [music video director Dave] Meyers said. 'Now, there's a huge viral culture that truly speaks to creativity and not who's been paid the most.' " 03-10

  94. N Sync (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singers. 2-02

  95. Nelson, Ricky (RockHall.com)
      "As a rock-and-rolling teenager on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, he practically grew up in the nation's living rooms. In the recording studio, having landed a contract based on his TV stardom, he more than made the grade. No mere rock and roll pretender, Nelson was the real thing: a gentle-voiced singer-guitarist with an instinctive feel for the country-rooted side of rockabilly. And he had exquisite taste in musicians, utilizing guitarist James Burton (formerly a Dale Hawkins sideman, later an Elvis Presley accompanist) as his secret weapon in the studio." 9-03

  96. Neville, Aaron (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02

  97. Newton-John, Olivia (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02

  98. Nicks, Stevie (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02

  99. Orbison, Roy (RockHall.com)
      "Roy Orbison possessed one of the great rock and roll voices: a forceful, operatic bel canto tenor capable of dynamic crescendos. He sang heartbroken ballads and bluesy rockers alike, running up a formidable hit streak in the early Sixties." 9-03

  100. Parton, Dolly (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02

  101. Parton, Dolly, The Legend (CBS News)
      Provides stories about the singer, actor, and songwriter.

  102. Pavarotti, Luciano (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the opera singer. 2-02

  103. Perkins, Carl (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02

  104. Perkins, Carl (RockHall.com)
      "Rockabilly pioneer Carl Perkins was close at hand when the two currents that defined Southern music at midcentury - rhythm & blues and country & western - came together as rock and roll in the person of Elvis Presley." 9-03

  105. Phillips, Sam (RockHall.com)
      "If Sam Phillips had discovered only Elvis Presley, he would have earned his rightful place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But his Sun Records label was also an early home to Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Howlin' Wolf and more of rock and roll's greatest talents. Sun produced more rock and roll records than any other label of its time." 9-03

  106. Pink Floyd (RockHall.com)
      "Pink Floyd's hallucinatory presentation of lights and music at London's Roundhouse in 1966 brought psychedelia to the U.K. scene. The group carried rock and roll into a dimension that was more cerebral and conceptual than what preceded it. What George Orwell and Ray Bradbury were to literature, Pink Floyd is to popular music, forging an unsettling but provocative combination of science fiction and social commentary." 9-03

  107. Platters, The (RockHall.com)
      "The Platters were one of the top vocal groups of the Fifties, delivering smooth, stylized renditions of pop standards. Like the Ink Spots a decade earlier, they were the most popular black group of their time, achieving success in a crooning, middle-of-the-road style that put a soulful coat of uptown polish on pop-oriented, harmony-rich material." 9-03

  108. Queen (RockHall.com)
      "Queen represented rock’s bombastic pinnacle. Melding glam-rock with hard-rock, the group’s ornate, multi-tracked recordings and in-your-face songs resulted to worldwide sales of more than 130 million records. Queen took flight in the Seventies, embodying the thrills and excesses of that decade." 9-03

  109. Raitt, Bonnie (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02

  110. Reed, Lou (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02

  111. Renee Olstead (IMDB.com)
      Provides a short biography for the singer.

  112. Reynolds, Debbie (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02

  113. Righteous Brothers, The (RockHall.com)
      "The vocal duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield virtually defined the term 'blue-eyed soul.' " 9-03

  114. Robinson, "Smokey" (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02

  115. Robinson, "Smokey" (RockHall.com)
      "Save for Motown founder Berry Gordy, no single figure has been more closely allied with the Detroit-based recording empire than William 'Smokey' Robinson. In addition to leading his own group, the Miracles, Robinson served as an in-house producer, songwriter, talent scout and more."

      "Not for nothing did Bob Dylan once pronounce Smokey Robinson America's 'greatest living poet.' Without a doubt, he is one of its greatest writers of love songs." 9-03

  116. Ross, Diana (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02

  117. Ryan, Bianca (Wikipedia.org)
      "Bianca Taylor Ryan (born September 1, 1994) is an American singer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who won the debut season of NBC's America's Got Talent. At age 11, the prodigy repeatedly performed to standing ovations from the studio audiences, and her finale appearance—singing "I Am Changing" from the Broadway musical Dreamgirls—prompted show judge (and onetime prodigy) Brandy to shake her head and proclaim that Ryan 'makes me want to go practice … that's how good you are.' [1]" 04-07

  118. Sade (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer, Helen Folsade Adu. 2-02

  119. Spears, Britney (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02

  120. Spears, Britney (Wikipedia.org)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 01-07

  121. Spice Girls (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singers. 2-02

  122. Sting (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer, Gordon Matthew Sumner. 2-02

  123. Streisand, Barbra (BarbraStreisand.com)
      Provides a short profile on the singer. Visitors sometimes misspell as Barbara Streisland. 2-02

  124. Supremes, The (RockHall.com)
      "The Supremes rose from the poverty of Detroit's Brewster housing project to become Motown's most consistent hitmakers and the most popular female group of the Sixties. The Supremes sang in a polished style that bridged the worlds of pop and soul." 9-03

  125. Taylor, James (RockHall.com)
      "James Taylor was the pre-eminent singer/songwriter of the Seventies and has remained a solid musical craftsman and performer." 9-03

  126. Top Songs (the-Top-Tens.com)
      "The greatest rock and roll songs ever recorded. Don't agree with the list? Place your vote or add a new item for others to vote on." 12-07

  127. Turner, Ike and Tina (RockHall.com)
      "The Ike and Tina Turner Revue was one of the highest energy ensembles on the soul circuit in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s." 9-03

  128. Twain, Shania (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer, Eileen Regina Twain. 2-02

  129. We Are the World (YouTube.com)
      Sung by YouTube populars and produced by Lisa Lavie. 03-10

  130. We Are the World 25 for Haiti (YouTube.com)
      Sung by some of the most popular singers of 2010. 03-10

  131. We Are the World for Africa (YouTube.com)
      Sung by some of the most popular singers of 1985. 03-10

  132. White, Danielle (YouTube.com)
      Danielle sings "Colors of the Wind." 08-10

  133. Who, The (RockHall.com)
      "From Mod-era 'maximum R and B' to rock operas and quintessential Seventies hard rock, the Who reigned across the decades as one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time. At their best, they distilled the pent-up energy and chaos of rock and roll into its purest form while investing their music with literary wiles and visionary insight. In their prime they were a unit whose individual personalities fused into a larger-than-life whole. Pete Townshend provided the slashing guitar work and much of the material. Vocalist Roger Daltrey injected the songs with expressive muscularity and passion. Bassist John Entwistle anchored the band with his stoic demeanor and expert musicianship. Keith Moon, one of the greatest of all rock and roll drummers, embodied their explosive energy and anarchic wit." 9-03

  134. Wonder, Stevie (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer, Steveland Morris. 2-02

  135. Wonder, Stevie (RockHall.com)
      "Only 12 when he began to record for Motown, Steveland Morris grew up on vinyl in the public eye."

      "Many of his ‘70s songs dealt with politics and ghetto life, but by the ‘80s he had returned to more predictable material, such as 'I Just Called to Say I Love You' (1984) and 'Part-Time Lover' (1985)." 9-03

  136. Wynette, Tammy (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02

  137. Yearwood, Trisha (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02

  138. Young, Neil (RockHall.com)
      "Neil Young is one of rock and roll’s greatest songwriters and performers. In a career that extends back to his mid-Sixties roots as a coffeehouse folkie in his native Canada, this principled and unpredictable maverick has pursued an often winding course across the rock and roll landscape. He’s been a cult hero, a chart-topping rock star, and all things in-between, remaining true to his restless muse all the while. At various times, Young has delved into folk, country, garage-rock and grunge." 9-03

  139. Zappa, Frank (RockHall.com)
      "Frank Zappa was rock and roll’s sharpest musical mind and most astute social critic. He was the most prolific composer of his age, and he bridged genres – rock, jazz, classical, avant-garde and even novelty music - with masterful ease. Under his own name and with the Mothers of Invention, Zappa recorded 60 albums’ worth of material in his 52 years." 9-03

   
   


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