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Kirsty MacColl

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Born 10 October 1959 in Croydon, near London; died 18 December 2000. KM was a singer and songwriter of enormous charm and rapier wit. She has collaborated with Billy Bragg, Shane McGowan and Johnny Marr. After her tragic, and untimely, death Billy Bragg always sang the words Kirsty added to A New England, as a tribute, whenever he performed the song.

Aimee Mann


Aimee Mann, (born 8 September, 1960 in Richmond, VA) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and bassist. In the 1980s, Mann sang in the Boston New Wave band 'Til Tuesday until she left to begin a solo career in the early 1990s. In 1999, Mann recorded original songs for the soundtrack to the film Magnolia, for which she was nominated for Academy and Grammy Awards. She has released seven solo albums.

Bob Marley


Born Robert Nesta Marley in Nine Mile, Saint Anne Parish, Jamaica, 6 February 1945 (died 11 May 1981, Miami, FLA), BM was a Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim. He was a committed Rastafari who infused his music with a sense of spirituality. He is considered one of the most influential musicians of all time and credited with popularizing reggae music around the world, as well as serving as a symbol of Jamaican culture and identity.

Johnny Marr


Born John Martin Maher, 31 October 1963 in Ardwick, Manchester, England, JM is a guitarist, keyboard player, harmonica player and singer. He rose to fame in the 1980s as the guitarist in The Smiths, where he formed a prolific songwriting partnership with Morrissey. Since The Smiths, Marr has played with Electronic, The The, Modest Mouse and The Cribs.

Bruno Mars


Born Peter Gene Hernandez, 8 October, 1985, in Honolulu, Hawaii, and known professionally as Bruno Mars, BM is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record  producer, and choreographer. He was raised by a  family of musicians and began making music at a young age. He graduated from high school and moved to Los Angeles to  pursue a musical career. After being dropped by Motown Records, Mars signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records in 2009. His debut album Doo-Wops and Hooligans was released in 2010.


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