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Given, Dave
The Dave Given : rock 'n' roll stars handbook
Smithtown, New York: Exposition Press, 1980


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  Alexander, Arthur (b. 1940)   cast, singer
  Allison, Verne (b. 1936 a. 1950s)   tenor, vocals
  Anthony, Michael (b. 1955)   bass guitar, cast
  Ashton, Bearle  
  Austin, Gerald (b. 1942)   singer
  Bailey, Philip (b. 1951)   composer, percussion
  Banks, Donald (a. 1963)   bass
  Banks, Ron (b. 1951)   arranger, tenor
  Barksdale, Chuck (b. 1935 a. 1950s)   bass
  Barnes, Prentiss (b. 1921 a. 1953-1958)   bass, vocals
  Beecher, Francis   guitar, Spanish guitar
  Belvin, Jesse (b. 1932 d. 1960)   piano, singer
  Benton, Brook (b. 1931 d. 1988)   melifluent singer, vocals
  Berry, Albert   tenor
  Berry, Albert "Caesar" (a. 1963)   tenor
  Best, Pete (b. 1941)   drummer
  Bill, Michael  
  Bivins, Edward "Sonny" (b. 1942)   tenor, songwriter
  Boucher, Bob   bass
  Broder, Roosevelt   tenor
  Brown, James (b. 1933)   band, bass guitar
  Brown, Samuel "Little Sonny"   singer, father of Betty Brown
  Bryant, Eldridge   singer
  Burnett, Norman (a. 1963)   tenor, baritone
  Cain, Randy (b. 1942)   singer
  Carter, Fred   guitar
  Carter, Johnny (b. 1934 a. 1950s)   tenor, vocals
  Cash, Fred (b. 1940)   guitar
  Clark, Dee (b. 1938 d. 1990)   singer
  Cleaves, Jessica (b. 1948)   drummer, percussion
  Cooke, Sam (b. 1931 d. 1964)   composer, gospel singer
  Danko, Rick (b. 1943)   bass, singer
  Darin, Bobby (b. 1936 d. 1973)   arranger, singer
  Daughtry, Eugene "Bird" (b. 1939)  
  Davis, Bob  
  Davis, Melvin   singer, trumpet
  Davis, Wade   baritone, vocals
  Demps, Larry (b. 1949)  
  Diddley, Bo (b. 1928)   jazz guitar, vocals
  Drayton, Leslie  
  Dunn, Larry (b. 1953)   singer
  Ebo, David   singer
  Edwards, Dennis (b. 1943)   baritone
  Edwards, Robert "Big Sonny" (b. 1947)  
  Edwards, Tommy (b. 1922 d. 1969)   songwriter, singer
  Evans, James G.   bass guitar
  Ferguson, Jerry   tenor
  Fleming, Gordy   piano
  Flemons, Wade   singer
  Ford, Willie (b. 1950)   bass
  Franklin, Aretha (b. 1942)   soul singer, vocals
  Franklin, Melvin (b. 1942)  
  Fuches, Johnny (a. 1950s)   tenor, vocals
  Fuqua, Harvey (b. 1929)   composer, lyricist
  Garfunkel, Art (b. 1942)   singer, actor
  Gaye, Marvin (b. 1939 d. 1984)   composer, lyricist
  Gillis, Jesse   tenor
  Gonzales, Terri   soprano
  Grande, John   accordion, piano
  Graves, Alexander "Pete" (b. 1936 a. 1953-1958)   tenor
  Green, Al (b. 1946)   soul singer, tenor sax
  Green, Doc (b. 1934)   baritone
  Green, Doc  
  Haley, Bill (b. 1925 d. 1981)   piano, rock & roll singer
  Harris (b. 1947)   singer
  Harris, Damon  
  Harrison, George (b. 1943)   alto saxophone, singer
  Hart, Wilbert (b. 1947)   singer
  Hart, William (b. 1945)   singer
  Harter, Lynn   singer
  Hawkins, Ronnie (b. 1935)   rock & roll singer, entrepreneur
  Helm, Levon (b. 1943)   drummer, drums
  Hilliard, George (a. 1963)   piano
  Holly, Buddy (b. 1936 d. 1959)   rock & roll singer, vocals
  Hudson, Garth (b. 1943)   keyboard, organ
  Ingram, Luther (Thomas) (b. 1944)   singer, vocals
  Isles, William (a. 1965)  
  Israel, Jacob Ben  
  John, Little Willie (b. 1937 d. 1968)   singer, vocals
  Johnson, Billy (b. 1924 a. 1953-1958)   guitar
  Johnson, Dwight   BAS~
  Johnson, Ralph (b. 1951)   drummer
  Johnson, Syl (b. 1939)   singer, record producer
  Junior, Marvin (b. 1936 a. 1950s)   tenor, vocals
  Kelly, Kenneth "Wally" Bernard (b. 1943)   tenor
  Kendricks, Eddie (James) (b. 1939)   singer
  King, Ben E. (b. 1938)   soul singer
  Lennon, John (Winston Ono) (b. 1940 d. 1980)   author, composer
  Lester, Bobby (b. 1930 d. 1980 a. 1953-1958)   fiddle, tenor
  Levert, Eddie (b. 1942 a. 1965)   lead singer, vocals
  Lewis, David   drummer
  Lewis, Jerry Lee (b. 1935)   drums, piano
  Lewis, Mel (b. 1929 d. 1990)   drums, jazz drummer
  Lewis, Nolan   vocals
  Liszt, Franz (b. 1811)   composer, compositore
  Little Richard (b. 1935)   composer, lyricist
  Lovett, Winfred "Blue" (b. 1943)   bass, recitations
  Luke, Jimmy   guitar
  Manilow, Barry (b. 1946)   arranger, cast
  Manuel, Richard (b. 1943 d. 1986)   rock pianist
  Massey, Robert (a. 1965)  
  Mayes, Lenny (b. 1950)   tenor
  McCartney, Paul [James Paul] (b. 1942)   author, composer
  McCoy, Van (b. 1944 d. 1979)   arranger, singer
  McGill, Lucius (b. 1935 a. 1950s)   tenor, vocals
  McGill, Mike (b. 1937 a. 1950s)   baritone
  McKay, Al [Allan] (b. 1948)   guitar
  McPhatter, Clyde (Lensey) (b. 1933 d. 1972)   rhythm & blues singer, vocals
  Melvin, Harold (b. 1939)   soul singer, songwriter
  Moore, Melanie   soprano
  Moore, Sam (b. 1935)   singer
  Moore, Warren "Pete" (b. 1939)   bass
  Nazarian, Bruce   guitar, organ
  Newton, Tony   bass guitar
  Palmer, Reese   vocals
  Parks, Lloyd   tenor
  Patterson, Bobby (b. 1944)  
  Paul, Jerry   conga, percussion
  Peaker, Franklin   bass
  Pendergrass, Teddy [Theodore] (b. 1950)   soul singer, songwriter
  Penfound, Jerry   saxophone
  Peterson, Bruce  
  Pompelli, Rudy (b. 1928 d. 1976)   saxophone
  Powell, William (b. 1941 d. 1977)   singer, vocals
  Prater, Dave (b. 1937)   singer
  Presley, Elvis (Aaron) (b. 1935 d. 1977)   singer, songwriter
  Price, Lloyd (b. 1933 d. 1988)   rhythm & blues singer
  Price, Louis  
  Raymond, Don   drummer
  Redding, Otis (b. 1941 d. 1967)   composer, lyricist
  Reed, Larry   singer
  Rex, Alex   bass
  Reynolds, Larry "L.J." (b. 1950)   tenor
  Robertson, Robbie [Jaime] (b. 1944)   guitar, vocals
  Robinson, Smokey (b. 1940)   composer, lyricist
  Rogers, Bobby (b. 1940)   tenor
  Rogers, Claudette (b. 1942)   tenor
  Rogers, Emerson  
  Ruffin, David (b. 1941 d. 1991)   soul singer, rock & roll singer
  Sedaka, Neil (b. 1939)   composer, lyricist
  Sherman, Anita   vibes, trombone
  Sigler, Bunny [Walter] (b. 1941)   musician, entertainer
  Simmonds, Chester  
  Simon, Paul (b. 1942)   composer, lyricist
  Smith, George "Smitty" (d. 1970)   singer
  Spratley, Bill   tenor
  Stallings, Carole   electric violin, singer
  Starr, Bobby (b. 1937)   singer
  Strain, Sammy (b. 1941 a. 1965)   tenor
  Sutcliffe, Stuart (b. 1940 d. 1962)   bass
  Tapplin, Marvin   guitar
  Taylor, Johnnie (Harrison) (b. 1938)   soul singer
  Taylor, Richard   baritone, flute
  Taylor, Ted [Austin] (b. 1934 d. 1987)   piano, singer
  Terry, Phil (b. 1943)  
  Thomas, Alex   trombone
  Thorpe, George  
  Till, John   guitar
  Troiano, Tricky [Domenic Michaele Antonio] (b. 1946)   guitar, singer
  Washington, Clint  
  Watson, Johnny "Guitar" (b. 1935)   arranger, guitar
  White, Barry (b. 1944)   soul singer, songwriter
  White, Freddie (b. 1955)   drummer
  White, Maurice (b. 1941)   singer, drummer
  White, Ronnie (b. 1939)   baritone
  White, Verdine Adams (b. 1951)   composer, singer
  Whitehead, Don   keyboard
  Wilkins, Elbert  
  Williams, George   singer, vocals
  Williams, George (a. 1963)   trumpeter, singer
  Williams, Otis (b. 1941)  
  Williams, Paul (b. 1939 d. 1973)   baritone, guitar
  Williams, Walter (b. 1942)   bass (instrument), cast
  Williamson, Billy   steel guitar
  Wilson, Bernard   baritone
  Wilson, Bernard   choreographer, arranger
  Wilson, Jackie (b. 1934 d. 1984 a. 1962-1967)   singer
  Womack, Bobby [Robert Dwayne] (b. 1943)   soul singer, vocals
  Wonder, Stevie (b. 1950)   composer, harmonica
  Woodson, Ollie   tenor
  Woolfolk, Andre (b. 1950)   reeds
  Yarbrough, Hubert   tenor

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