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Friedrich, Gary
Brown, Len
Encyclopedia of rock & roll
By Len Brown and Gary Friedrich
New York: Tower Publications, 1970, 217 p.


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  Ace, Johnny (b. 1929 d. 1954)   singer
  Alexander, Arthur (b. 1940)   cast, singer
  Andrews, Lee (b. 1938 a. 1957-1958)   lead singer
  Anka, Paul (b. 1941)   composer, lyricist
  Annette (b. 1942)   singer, actress
  Avalon, Frankie (b. 1940)   singer
  Baker, LaVern (b. 1929)   bass (instrument), rhythm & blues singer
  Ballard, Hank [Henry] (b. 1936)   composer, lyricist
  Bare, Bobby [Robert Joseph] (b. 1935)   singer, vocals
  Belvin, Jesse (b. 1932 d. 1960)   piano, singer
  Benton, Brook (b. 1931 d. 1988)   melifluent singer, vocals
  Bernard, Rod (b. 1940)   singer, vocals
  Berry, Chuck (b. 1926)   composer, lyricist
  Big Bopper, The (b. 1930 d. 1959)   disc jockey, songwriter
  Black, Bill (d. 1967)   singer, bandleader
  Blackwell, Otis (b. 1931)   singer, songwriter
  Bonds, Gary "U.S." (b. 1939)   singer, vocals
  Boone, Pat [Charles Eugene Pat] (b. 1934)   blues singer, lyricist
  Bowen, Jimmy (b. 1937)   singer
  Brown, James (b. 1933)   band, bass guitar
  Burke, Solomon (b. 1936)   rhythm & blues singer, vocals
  Burnette, Dorsey (b. 1932 d. 1979)   bass, rockabilly singer
  Burnette, Johnny (b. 1934 d. 1964)   rockabilly singer, vocals
  Butler, Jerry (b. 1939)   rhythm & blues singer, vocals
  Byrnes, Ed [Kookie] (b. 1933)   singer
  Cannon, Ace (b. 1934)   alto saxophone
  Cannon, Freddy (b. 1939)   singer
  Cash, Johnny (b. 1932)   guitar, country music singer
  Chandler, Gene (b. 1940)   soul singer, vocals
  Channel, Bruce (b. 1940)   singer, vocals
  Charles, Ray (b. 1930)   direttore d'orchestre, piano
  Checker, Chubby (b. 1941)   rock singer
  Christie, Lou (b. 1943)   singer
  Clark, Claudine (b. 1941)   singer
  Clark, Dee (b. 1938 d. 1990)   singer
  Clark, Dick [Richard Wagstaff] (b. 1929)   TV personality, rock music promoter
  Clark, Sanford (b. 1935 a. 1956)   singer
  Cochran, Eddie (b. 1938 d. 1960)   guitar, rock & roll singer
  Cole, Cozy [William Randolph] (b. 1909 d. 1981)   cast, drummer
  Cooke, Sam (b. 1931 d. 1964)   composer, gospel singer
  Craddock, Billy [Crash] (b. 1939)   singer, vocals
  Cramer, Floyd (b. 1933)   piano, singer
  Crudup, Big Boy [Arthur] (b. 1905 d. 1974)   guitar, singer
  Darin, Bobby (b. 1936 d. 1973)   arranger, singer
  Darren, James (b. 1936)   actor, singer
  Davis, Skeeter (b. 1931)   country music singer, songwriter
  Day, Bobby (b. 1932 d. 1990)   singer, songwriter
  Dean, Jimmy (b. 1928)   country music singer, vocals
  Diddley, Bo (b. 1928)   jazz guitar, vocals
  Dinning, Mark (b. 1933 d. 1986 a. 1960)   rock & roll singer
  Dion (a. 1950s-1960s)   singer
  Doggett, Bill [William Ballard] (b. 1916)   organ, piano
  Domino, Fats (b. 1928)   composer, lyricist
  Doo, Dicky (b. 1939 a. 1958)   singer, songwriter
  Dowell, Joe (b. 1940)   singer
  Eddy, Duane (b. 1938)   rock & roll guitar
  Edwards, Bobby (a. 1961)   cast, composer
  Edwards, Tommy (b. 1922 d. 1969)   songwriter, singer
  Evans, Paul (a. 1959)   singer
  Everly, Don [Isaac Donald] (b. 1937)   singer
  Everly, Phil (b. 1939)   composer, guitar
  Fabares, Shelley [Michele] (b. 1944)   singer
  Fabian (a. 1958)   singer
  Finnegan, Larry (b. 1938 d. 1973)   singer
  Ford, Frankie (b. 1939)   rhythm & blues singer
  Francis, Connie (b. 1938)   singer, actress
  Freed, Alan (b. 1922 d. 1965)   radio producer, disc jockey
  Freeman, Bobby (b. 1940)   rhythm & blues singer
  Gaye, Marvin (b. 1939 d. 1984)   composer, lyricist
  Gibson, Don (b. 1928)   singer, vocals
  Gore, Lesley (b. 1946)   singer, vocals
  Gracie, Charley (b. 1936)   singer
  Haley, Bill (b. 1925 d. 1981)   piano, rock & roll singer
  Hamilton, George (b. 1937)   singer, guitar
  Harris, Thurston Theodore (b. 1931 d. 1990)   rhythm & blues singer, vocals
  Harrison, Wilbert (b. 1929 a. 1959)   singer, vocals
  Hawkins, Ronnie (b. 1935)   rock & roll singer, entrepreneur
  Hibbler, Al [Albert] (b. 1915 a. 1943-1951)   singer, vocals
  Hickey, Ersel (b. 1934 a. 1958)   singer, songwriter
  Holly, Buddy (b. 1936 d. 1959)   rock & roll singer, vocals
  Horton, Johnny (b. 1929 d. 1960)   saga folk song singer, vocals
  Howlin' Wolf (b. 1910 d. 1976)   blues singer, harmonica
  Hunter, Ivory Joe (b. 1914 d. 1974)   piano, singer
  Hunter, Tab (b. 1931)   actor, cast
  Hyland, Brian (b. 1943)   singer, vocals
  Isley, O'Kelly (b. 1937 d. 1986)   singer
  Isley, Ronald (b. 1941)   singer
  Isley, Rudolph (b. 1939)   singer
  James, Sonny (b. 1929)   country music singer, guitar
  John, Little Willie (b. 1937 d. 1968)   singer, vocals
  Johnson, Morr (b. 1938)   singer
  Jones, Booker T. (b. 1944)   arranger, organ
  Jones, Jimmy (a. 1960)   singer
  Jones, Joe (a. 1960)   singer
  Justis, Bill (b. 1926 d. 1982)   alto saxophone, arranger
  K-Doe, Ernie (b. 1936)   singer, vocals
  King, B.B. (b. 1925)   blues singer, guitar
  King, Ben E. (b. 1938)   soul singer
  King, Claude (b. 1933)   singer, guitar
  Knox, Buddy (b. 1933)   rockabilly singer, vocals
  Lee, Brenda (b. 1944)   composer, country music singer
  Lee, Dickey (b. 1941)   singer
  Lewis, Bobby (b. 1933)   singer
  Lewis, Jerry Lee (b. 1935)   drums, piano
  Little Anthony (b. 1940)   soul singer
  Little Eva (b. 1945)   singer
  Little Richard (b. 1935)   composer, lyricist
  Lowe, Jim (b. 1927 a. 1957)   singer, songwriter
  Luke, Robin (b. 1942)   singer
  Luman, Bob [Robert Glyn] (b. 1937 d. 1978)   country music singer, vocals
  Lymon, Frankie (b. 1942 d. 1968)   composer, lyricist
  Mann, Carl (b. 1942 a. 1960)   singer
  March, Little Peggy (b. 1948 a. 1963)   singer, songwriter
  McDaniels, Gene [Eugene] (b. 1935 a. 1961)   singer
  McPhatter, Clyde (Lensey) (b. 1933 d. 1972)   rhythm & blues singer, vocals
  Mitchell, Guy (b. 1927 a. 1950)   baritone, vocals
  Muddy Waters (b. 1915 d. 1983)   blues singer, vocals
  Nelson, Rick [Eric Hilliard] (b. 1940 d. 1985)   cast, rock & roll singer
  Nelson, Sandy [Sander] (b. 1938)   director, drummer
  Orbison, Roy (Kelton) (b. 1936 d. 1988)   composer, guitar
  Perkins, Carl (Lee) (b. 1932)   guitar, singer
  Peterson, Ray (b. 1939 a. 1959-1963)   singer
  Phillips, Phil (b. 1931 a. 1959)   songwriter, singer
  Pickett, Bobby "Boris" (b. 1940 a. 1962)   composer, lyricist
  Pickett, Wilson (b. 1941)   soul singer, vocals
  Pitney, Gene (b. 1941)   singer, vocals
  Presley, Elvis (Aaron) (b. 1935 d. 1977)   singer, songwriter
  Preston, Johnny (b. 1939 a. 1959-1961)   singer, vocals
  Price, Lloyd (b. 1933 d. 1988)   rhythm & blues singer
  Ray, Johnny [John Alvin] (b. 1927 d. 1990 a. 1951)   singer, piano
  Redding, Otis (b. 1941 d. 1967)   composer, lyricist
  Reed, Jimmy [Mathis James] (b. 1925 d. 1976)   blues singer, guitar
  Reynolds, Jody (b. 1938)   singer
  Rich, Charlie [Charles Allen] (b. 1932)   composer, country music singer
  Robbins, Marty (b. 1925 d. 1982)   country music singer, vocals
  Rodgers, Jimmie [James Frederick] (b. 1933)   singer
  Rydell, Bobby (b. 1942)   teen idol, singer
  Sands, Tommy (b. 1937)   singer, vocals
  Scott, Jack (b. 1936)   guitar, piano
  Scott, Linda (b. 1945 a. 1961-1962)   singer
  Sedaka, Neil (b. 1939)   composer, lyricist
  Shannon, Del (b. 1939 d. 1990)   cast, singer
  Sharp, Dee Dee (b. 1945 a. 1962-1965)   singer
  Smith, Ray (b. 1938 d. 1979 a. 1961)   singer
  Spector, Phil [Harvey Philip] (b. 1940 a. 1958-1959)   arranger, composer
  Stevens, Connie (b. 1938)   cast, singer
  Stevens, Dodie (b. 1947)   singer
  Stevens, Ray (b. 1941)   country music singer, vocals
  Storm, Gale (b. 1922)   singer
  Thomas, Carla (b. 1942)   singer, songwriter
  Thomas, Rufus (b. 1917)   composer, vocals
  Tillotson, Johnny (a. 1955)   singer
  Turner, Ike (b. 1931)   piano, rock singer
  Turner, Joe (a. 1950)   songwriter
  Turner, Tina (b. 1938)   rock singer, vocals
  Twitty, Conway (b. 1933 d. 1993)   singer, vocals
  Valens, Richie (b. 1941 d. 1959)   singer, guitar
  Van Dyke, Leroy (b. 1929 a. 1950)   singer, guitar
  Vee, Bobby (b. 1943)   singer
  Vincent, Gene (b. 1935 d. 1971)   singer, guitar
  Vinton, Bobby [Stanton Robert] (b. >1941)   singer, songwriter
  Wallace, Jerry (b. 1933 a. 1958-1972)   country music singer
  Wayne, Thomas (b. 1940 d. 1971)   singer, vocals
  Wells, Mary (Esther) (b. 1943 d. 1992)   rhythm & blues singer, vocals
  Willis, Chuck (b. 1928 d. 1958)   singer, vocals
  Wilson, Jackie (b. 1934 d. 1984 a. 1962-1967)   singer
  Wonder, Stevie (b. 1950)   composer, harmonica
  Wooley, Sheb [Selby F.] (b. 1921)   country music singer, lyricist
  Young, Kathy (b. 1945)   singer

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