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EMILY REMLER

Emily Remler Born September 18, 1957 Manhattan, New York, United States Died May 4, 1990 (aged 32) Sydney, Australia Genres Jazz Occupation(s) Musician Instruments Guitar Emily Remler (September 18, 1957 – May 4, 1990) was an American jazz guitarist in the 1980s. Her career was cut short at the age of 32. Born in New …

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VIV REDD

Vi Redd Birth name Elvira Louise Redd Born September 20, 1928 Los Angeles, California, U.S. Genres Jazz, bebop, hard bop, post bop Occupation(s) Musician, vocalist, teacher Instruments Alto saxophone Elvira “Vi” Redd (born September 20, 1928) is an American jazz alto saxophone player, vocalist and educator. She has been active since the early 1950s and …

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SPIKE ROBINSON

Spike Robinson Born: Henry Berthold “Spike” Robinson January 16, 1930 Kenosha, Wisconsin   Died: October 29, 2001 Writtle, England Henry Berthold “Spike” Robinson (January 16, 1930 in Kenosha, Wisconsin – October 29, 2001 in Writtle, England) was a tenor saxophonist. He began playing at age twelve, making recordings with famous jazz and bop musicians on …

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ROGER DAVIS (television actor)

Roger Davis Born April 5, 1939 Years active 1962–present Roger Davis (born April 5, 1939) is an American actor and entrepreneur. The sandy-haired Davis is best known for his boyish good looks, and lilting, Henry Fonda-like voice. He came to fame in such television series as Dark Shadows and Alias Smith and Jones, and also …

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THE RAELETTES

  The Raelettes Origin United States Genres R&B, pop, soul Occupation(s) Girl group The Raelettes (or occasionally The Raelets or The Raeletts) were an American girl group from the 1950s to 2003, formed, as the name suggests, to provide backing vocals for Ray Charles. Between 1966 and 1973, as a separate act (but produced and …

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RICHARD SINCLAIR

Richard Sinclair Birth name Richard Stephen Sinclair Born 6 June 1948 Origin Canterbury, England Died October 19, 2017 Genres Progressive rock, Canterbury scene, jazz fusion, experimental rock, psychedelic rock Instruments Bass guitar, vocals, guitar Richard Stephen Sinclair (born 6 June 1948) was an English progressive rock bassist, guitarist, and vocalist who had been a member …

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RICHARD CONTE

Richard Conte Born Nicholas Peter Conte March 24, 1910 Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S. Died April 15, 1975 (aged 65) Los Angeles, California, U.S. Cause of death Heart attack Resting place Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery Occupation Actor Richard ConteRichard Conte was born Nicholas Peter Conte on March 24, 1910, in Jersey City, New Jersey, …

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ROY DOTRICE

Roy Dotrice Born 26 May 1923 Guernsey, Channel Islands Died 16 October 2017 (aged 94) London, England Nationality British Occupation Actor Roy Dotrice, OBE (26 May 1923 – 16 October 2017) was a British actor known for his Tony Award-winning Broadway performance in the revival of A Moon for the Misbegotten. He appeared in Amadeus …

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MAURICE REVEL’S – BOL’ERO

Maurice Ravel’s Bol’ero Boléro Boléro is a one-movement orchestral piece by the French composer Maurice Ravel (1875–1937). Originally composed as a ballet commissioned by Russian actress and dancer Ida Rubinstein, the piece, which premiered in 1928, is Ravel’s most famous musical composition. Before Boléro, Ravel had composed large scale ballets (such as Daphnis et Chloé, …

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THE ROOTS

The Roots Also known as The Legendary Roots Crew The Fifth Dynasty The Square Roots Origin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. Genres Hip hop alternative hip hop neo soul jazz rap The Roots is an American hip hop group, formed in 1987 by Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter and Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. The …

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