Musical Memories for August
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Coolio US rapper born in California as Artis Ivey in 1963. Went on to have UK No 1 hit with "Gangsta's Paradise" in 1995.

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Peter O'Toole actor born in Ireland in 1932. Later moved to Leeds where he went (occasionally) to St. Michael's College (as I did!)

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Tony Bennett singer born in 1926.

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Neil Armstrong Astronaut, born 1930

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Gerri Halliwell singer and one time Spice Girls member born 1972.

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Elvis Aron Presley "The King of Rock'n'Roll" died at his home - Graceland, Memphis, Tennesee in 1977
Madonna Ciccone Singer and Actress born in Michigan, USA in 1958.

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Belinda Carlisle singer born in Hollywood in 1958. Has a UK No 1 with "Heaven is a place on earth"

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Jim Reeves velvet-voiced Country Music singer (Gentleman Jim) born in Texas, USA in 1924, but died in an air crash 31st July 1964

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Leann Rimes Country singer turned Pop Diva born in 1982. 1st UK hit was "How do I live", first UK No 1 was "Can't fight the Moonlight"
Shania Twain Country singer turned Rock / Pop performer born as Eileen Regina Edwards in Ontario, Canada in 1965.

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Michael Jackson King of Pop Music born in Gary, Indiana, USA in 1958. Originally a member of the Jackson Five (later The Jacksons) he went on to become one of the best known solo Pop Entertainers in the world in the 1980's and 1990's, with record breaking albums such as Thriller, Bad, History and Dangerous. Was married briefly to Lisa Marie Presley (daughter of Elvis Presley) and has had some bad press about his personal life, including his apparent skin pigmentation change and plastic surgery operations.

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Dana, Irish Singer, Eurovision Song Contest winner in 1970, and Irish Presidential candidate born as Rosemary Brown in London, England in 1951. Had a UK No 1 with her Eurovision song - All Kinds of Everything

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