Special Sub-Topic: Royal Musicians
|The thrill is never gone when this blues singer takes the stage
with his guitar named Lucille.|
B.B. King. His real name is Riley B. King, and he claims he never was coordinated enough to play guitar and sing at the same time!
|This band formed in England in 1969 featured the guitar work of Robert Fripp.|
King Crimson. One of the first "Art-Rock" bands, this group broke up and reformed several times. Among its members were Greg Lake and Bill Bruford.
|This one hit wonder band from the sixties caused a "Psychotic Reaction". |
The Count Five. This San Jose, California band was never able to follow up on its early success despite the name of their record label, Double Shot.
|This pianist/arranger from the Big Band era had such hits as
"Take the "A" Train" and "Mood Indigo".|
Duke Ellington. His real name is Edward Kennedy Ellington.
|This British Rock Band formed in 1971 and hit big with songs such as:
"Crazy Little Thing Called Love" and "Another One Bites The Dust".
Queen. Queen chose to play very few "bar gigs" in their early career. They
stayed in college while rehearsing for the big time. Brian May has a
Ph. D in astronomy, and Roger Taylor has his degree in biology.
|This singer began her career as a songwriter, co-authoring such hits as "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" and "Take Good Care Of My Baby".|
Carole King. Born Carole Klein in Brooklyn, New York, this singer/songwriter was a friend of Neil Sedaka's, and his song "Oh! Carol" is about her.
|This member of our 'Royal Family' took us to "Wolverton Mountain"
Claude King. "Wolverton Mountain" was co-written by Merle Kilgore and rose to the
top of the country charts and to the top ten in the pop world.
|"Everyone's Gone To The Moon" was a top 20 hit in America for this
Jonathan King. Jonathan King produced The Bay City Rollers first hit and the first
album by Genesis.
|This former member of The Drifters took us to "Spanish Harlem"
when he went solo.|
Ben E. King. Born as Benjamin Earl Soloman, he didn't pass the audition when he
tried out for The Moonglows. A young Phil Spector was involved in
the recording of "Spanish Harlem".
|An easy one to end it. This Pacific Northwest group gave rock and roll one of its most notorious songs, "Louie, Louie".|
The Kingsmen. Paul Revere and the Raiders cut their version about the same time.
But the version by The Kingsmen, featuring the garbled singing of
Lynn Easton, made many think that the song had dirty lyrics. The group has always said that nothing crude was in the song.
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