Category Archive: Entertainers V

THE VALENTINES

The Valentines c. 1969: (L–R) Wyn Milsom, Bon Scott, Vince Lovegrove, Paddy Beach, Ted Ward Origin Perth, Western Australia Genres Pop, rock Years active 1966–1970 Labels Clarion The Valentines were an Australian pop band active from 1966–1970, chiefly noted for their lead singers, Bon Scott, who later went on to great success as lead vocalist …

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VINNIE COLAIUTA

Above: Colaiuta with Kenny Garrett in the Five Peace Band Born February 5, 1956 Brownsville, Pennsylvania, U.S. Genres Rock, pop, jazz, country, heavy metal Occupation(s) Musician Instruments Drums Years active 1970s–present Vincent Colaiuta (born February 5, 1956) is an American drummer who has worked as a session musician in many genres. He was inducted into …

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JOE VITALE (musician)

Joe Vitale (musician) Birth name Joseph Anthony Vitale Born April 2, 1949 Canton, Ohio, U.S. Genres Rock hard rock pop rock soft rock reggae fusion Occupation(s) Singer songwriter composer multi-instrumentalist Instruments Vocals drums synthesizer keyboards flute bass guitar Vitale started his professional music career with the Echoes, who signed with Warner and became the Chylds …

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JERRY VAN DYKE

Jerry Van Dyke Born Jerry McCord Van Dyke July 27, 1931 Danville, Illinois, U.S. Died January 5, 2018 (aged 86) Malvern, Arkansas, U.S. Cause of death Heart failure Occupation Actor, comedian Jerry Van Dyke | Facebook Jerry McCord Van Dyke (July 27, 1931 – January 5, 2018) was an American comedian and actor, as well as the younger brother …

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VIC BRIGGS

Vic Briggs Birth name Victor Harvey Briggs III Also known as Antion Vikram Singh Khalsa Born 14 February 1945 Origin Twickenham, Middlesex, England Genres rock, psychedelic rock, hard rock Instruments Vocals guitar Piano Victor Harvey Briggs III (born 14 February 1945 in Twickenham, Middlesex, England) is a former blues and rock musician, best known as …

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VARETTA DILLARD

Varetta Dillard Birth name Varetta M. Dillard Born February 3, 1933 Harlem, New York, United States Died October 4, 1993 (aged 60) Brooklyn, New York, United States Genres R&B Occupation(s) Singer Varetta Dillard | Album Discography | AllMusic Varetta Dillard (3 February 1933 – 4 October 1993) was an American rhythm and blues singer in the 1950s …

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VANITY FAIR (band)

Vanity Fare Origin Kent, England Genres Pop music Vanity Fare (due to the similarity of the novel and magazine title often misspelled Vanity Fair) are a UK pop/rock group formed in 1966, best remembered for its million-selling song, “Hitchin’ a Ride”, which became a worldwide hit in 1970. School friends Trevor Brice (born 12 February …

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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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VIV ALBERTINE

Viv Albertine Birth name Viviane Katrina Louise Albertine Born 1 December 1954 Sydney, Australia Genres Punk rock, post-punk, new wave Occupation(s) Musician, television director Instruments Guitar, vocals Viviane Katrina Louise “Viv” Albertine (born 1 December 1954, Sydney, Australia) is a British singer and songwriter, best known as the guitarist for the English punk group the …

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VICTOR GARCIA (Spanish singer)

Víctor García (Spanish singer) Birth name Víctor García Born 5 June 1970 Brisbane, Australia Origin Oviedo, Asturias, Spain Genres Power metal, Heavy metal Instruments Vocals, guitar Víctor García (Spanish singer) – Wikipedia WarCry Víctor García bio – WarCry Víctor García (born 5 June 1970 in Brisbane, Australia) is the lead vocalist and songwriter for the heavy metal band WarCry. …

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