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Carlo Maria Giulini Biography

Carlo Maria Giulini’s Biography He studied viola and composition at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and played under the guidance of Otto Klemperer and Bruno Walter. Later he decided to become a conductor and studied under Bernadino Molinari. From 1946 he conducted for the RAI Continue reading the biography

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Leslie Lewis Biography

Leslie Peter Lewis (or “Lezz”, as he is fondly known) inherited his artistic inclinations from dad P L Raj. Dad is a well-known choreographer for films. So, naturally, the early sounds the young Lezz heard were Indian classical and film music. Later, at boarding school, Lezz was exposed Continue reading the biography

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Ornette Coleman Biography

Ornette Coleman Biography by Robert Stubenrauch Ornette Coleman: as, ts, tp, violin, composer; born March 19, 1930 (according to J.Litweiler, Coleman’s sister gives March 9, 1931). Free jazz pioneer; first records 1958. In early 1960s Coleman lead a famous quartet with trumpeter Don Cher Continue reading the biography

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Willie Nelson Biography

Willie Nelson was born on April 30, 1933 in Abbot, Texas to parents Ira and Myrle Nelson. As a child, Willie and his sister Bobbie Lee Nelson were raised by their paternal grandparents. The young Nelsons’ first musical experiences came from mail-order courses their grandparents taught to them Continue reading the biography

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Richard Wagner Biography

Few composers have had so powerful an impact on their time as Richard Wagner (1813-1883). His operas and artistic philosophy influenced not only musicians but also poets, painters, and playwright. Such was his preeminence that an opera house of his own design was built in Bayreuth, Germany, solely f Continue reading the biography

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LaTocha Scott Biograpgy

LaTocha Scott is the eldest daughter of Randolph and Gloria Scott. She has two sisters and one brother. The eldest of her two sisters, Tamika, is also in Xscape. Her other sister and brother are called Tanisha and Randolph Jr. She lives with her son Ja’Mon, and his father Rockey Bivens. LaTocha is Continue reading the biography

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Syd Barrett Biography

Roger Keith “Syd” Barrett was born on January 6, 1946 to his father, Arthur Max Barrett, and mother, Winefred Flack-Barrett.  Early on in life, Syd showed signs of musical interest.  He began playing the ukulele then the banjo, and finally found the guitar (his favorite was his famous Continue reading the biography

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Jello Biafra Biography

Jello Biafra was born as Eric Boucher in Boulder, Colorado, and his dad was a social worker, and his mom was (and still is?) a librarian. Even early on, one could tell that Biafra was not going to be a normal kid. As he said later, “I used to come home from school and watch cartoon shows, and Continue reading the biography

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