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MILLA JOVOVICH

Milla Jovovich Born Milica Bogdanovna Jovovich December 17, 1975 Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union Nationality American Occupation Actress model musician Milica Bogdanovna Jovovich, born December 17, 1975) is an American actress, model and musician. She has appeared in numerous science fiction and action films, leading the music channel VH1 to deem her the “reigning queen …

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MICHAEL LANDAU

Michael Landau Background information Born June 1, 1958 Los Angeles, United States Genres Rock, Blues, hard rock Occupation(s) Musician, Engineer, Producer Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass guitar, sitar, mandolin, synthesizer, chitarrone Michael Landau (born June 1, 1958) is an American musician, engineer, and record producer. He is a prolific session musician and guitarist who has played …

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ONZY MATHEWS

Onzy Matthews Birth name Onzy Durrett Matthews, Jr. Born January 15, 1930 Fort Worth, Texas, US Died November 13, 1997 (aged 67) Dallas, Texas Genres Jazz, bebop, soul, R&B, hard bop, jazz fusion Occupation(s) Musician, composer, arranger, actor Instruments Piano, singer Onzy Durrett Matthews, Jr. (January 15, 1930 – November 13, 1997) was an American …

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MARCUS BELGRAVE

Marcus Belgrave Birth name Marcus Batista Belgrave Born June 12, 1936 Chester, Pennsylvania, United States Origin Detroit, Michigan, United States Died May 23, 2015 (aged 78) Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States Genres Jazz Occupation(s) Musician Instruments Trumpet Belgrave was tutored by Clifford Brown before joining the Ray Charles touring band. He later worked with Motown …

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BOBBY THOMAS BY DAN McALOON

Bobby Thomas by Dan McAloon John Moxham: “Before I left Sydney, aged 22, 1962, I worked some nights at the dances held at the Ramsgate Life Saving Club opposite the Baths – they’d have a Monday night dance with a local band called Bobbie Thomas and the Nocturnes. There was a bloke on the door …

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MARTY PAICH

Marty Paich Birth name Martin Louis Paich Born 23 January 1925 Oakland, California, U.S. Died 12 August 1995 (aged 70) Santa Ynez, California, U.S. Genres Jazz Occupation(s) Musician, arranger, composer, conductor, record producer Instruments Piano Martin Louis Paich (January 23, 1925 – August 12, 1995) was an American pianist, composer, arranger, record producer, music director, …

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MILT BERNHART

Milt Bernhart Born May 25, 1926 Valparaiso, Indiana, U.S. Died January 22, 2004 (aged 77) Glendale, California, U.S. Genres Jazz Occupation(s) Musician Instruments Trombone Milt Bernhart (May 25, 1926 – January 22, 2004) was a West Coast jazz trombonist who worked with Stan Kenton, Frank Sinatra, and others. He supplied the exciting solo heard in …

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FRANK MAROCCO

Frank Marocco Frank L. Marocco (January 2, 1931 – March 3, 2012) was an American piano-accordionist, arranger and composer. He was recognized as one of the most recorded accordionists in the world. Born in Joliet, Illinois Frank Marocco grew up in Waukegan, near Chicago. At the age of seven years, his parents enrolled him in …

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MATT ROLLING

Matt Rollings Origin Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S. Genres Jazz, country, rock Occupation(s) Musician, record producer Instruments Piano, keyboards Matt Rollings is an Grammy Award winning American composer, musician and record producer. He plays piano, organ, and keyboards. Known mainly for playing in Lyle Lovett’s Large Band, he has worked with many artists, not all country. Matt …

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MICKEY RAPHAEL

Mickey Raphael Birth name Michael Siegfried Raphael Born November 7, 1951 Dallas, Texas, U.S. Genres Country, rock, pop Occupation(s) Musician, producer, actor Instruments Harmonica Michael Siegfried “Mickey” Raphael (born November 7, 1951) is an American harmonica player, music producer and actor best known for his work with Willie Nelson. He has performed or recorded with …

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