Category Archive: Entertainers S

STARS – (Australian band)

Stars (Australian band) Stars were an Australian country rock band formed in Adelaide, South Australia in 1975 and disbanded in 1979. Founding members were Glyn Dowding on drums; Malcolm Eastick on guitar and vocals; Mick Pealing on vocals; and Graham Thompson on bass guitar. They were joined by guitarist, songwriter, Andrew Durant in 1976 and …

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THE SPEKTORS – (band)

Above photo: The SPEKTORS.  Brian Gannon, Bon Scott (dec) Wyn Milson John Colins (dec) Murray Gracie 1966 Fremantle Oval.The stage was the back of a semi trailer.Brian was playing a Guild Starfire bass,Wyn is playing an Epiphone casino, the drums were Ludwig,i was playing a Fender Stratocaster,The amps were Goldentone, Fender Bandmaster and Fender Super …

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FRANK SLAY

Frank Slay Frank C. Slay Jr. Born July 8, 1930 Died September 30, 2017 An American songwriter, A&R director, record producer, and record label owner. He wrote with Bob Crewe in the late 1950s and early 1960s, the partnership’s most successful songs including “Silhouettes”, a hit for several artists including The Rays and Herman’s Hermits, …

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TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA

TSO are known for their elaborate live shows which employ lights, lasers and fog machines. Trans-Siberian Orchestra Also known as TSO Origin Tampa, Florida, United States Genres Symphonic metal progressive rock heavy metal Christmas hard rock. Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) is an American rock band founded around 1993 by producer, composer, and lyricist Paul O’Neill, who …

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MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER (band)

Mannheim Steamroller Origin Omaha, Nebraska Genres Neoclassical new-age music, Holiday, progressive rock Years active 1974–present Labels American Gramaphone Mannheim Steamroller is an American Neoclassical new-age music group founded by Chip Davis, that is known primarily for its Fresh Aire series of albums, which blend classical music with elements of new age and rock, and for …

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CURLY SECKLER

Curly Seckler Birth name John Ray Sechler Born December 25, 1919 China Grove, North Carolina Died December 27, 2017 (aged 98) Nashville, Tennessee Genres bluegrass Occupation(s) Musician, vocalist Instruments vocals, guitar, mandolin, tenor banjo John Ray Sechler, known as Curly Seckler, (December 25, 1919 – December 27, 2017) was an American bluegrass musician. He played …

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STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN

Steven Curtis Chapman Birth name Steven Curtis Chapman Born November 21, 1962 Paducah, Kentucky, U.S. Origin Nashville, Tennessee Genres Contemporary Christian music Occupation(s) Musician singer songwriter record producer actor author Instruments Vocals, guitar Steven Curtis Chapman (born November 21, 1962) is an American Christian music singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, author, and social activist. After …

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WILL SHADE

Will Shade Birth name William Shade Jr. Also known as Son Brimmer Born February 5, 1898 Memphis, Tennessee, United States Died September 18, 1966 (aged 68) Memphis, Tennessee Genres Memphis blues Instruments Vocals, guitar, harmonica, bullfiddle (washtub bass) William Shade Jr. (February 5, 1898 – September 18, 1966), known as Will Shade, was a Memphis …

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SAM BUSH

Sam Bush Birth name Charles Samuel Bush Born April 13, 1952 Bowling Green, Kentucky, US Genres Bluegrass, Progressive bluegrass, Newgrass Occupation(s) Musician Instruments Mandolin, Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar, Vocals Charles Samuel “Sam” Bush (born April 13, 1952) is an American bluegrass mandolin player considered an originator of the Newgrass style. Born in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Bush …

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SIGNE TOLY ANDERSON

Signe Toly Anderson Birth name Signe Toly Born September 15, 1941 Seattle, Washington, U.S. Died January 28, 2016 (aged 74) Beaverton, Oregon, U.S. Genres Rock folk rock blues Occupation(s) Singer Instruments Vocals Signe Toly Anderson (/ˈsɪɡ.niː/ SIG-nee; September 15, 1941 – January 28, 2016) was an American singer who was one of the founding members …

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