Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since by David Freeland

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Produced by Slater, the album heralds the arrival of a strong, uncompromising new female singer/ songwriter who is not afraid to spill her emotions, no matter how painful, uplifting, or confused. Like fellow cathartic singer/songwriters Tori Amos and Alanis Morissette, Apple was unafraid to sit at a piano and unfurl intensely personal poetry; she often seemed on the verge of breaking down in mid-song. Apple’s voice veers from a breathy, growling low end reminiscent of jazz singer Nina Simone to a quavering falsetto.

She moved to New York and stopped playing the piano for a year, emerging in 1965 to make her London debut and compete in the Warsaw International Chopin Competition, which she easily won. Winning one of the world’s top piano competitions put her squarely back into the international concert circuit. Resuming her concert and recording career, she made her Carnegie Hall debut in 1965 and has been at the top of the piano world ever since. Argerich’s volatility has loomed large in both her career and personal life.

Both of these albums, and the distribution of some 133 songs from Kuti’s seventy-seven albums, sustained international interest in and acclaim for his music and political stance. Kuti was arrested in Nigeria again in 1994 on drug charges and agreed to undergo counseling for substance abuse, but he then sued the government for pressing those charges. ” Fela’s son Femi carries on the Kuti name and Afro-beat sound, though in a less overtly political, more musically solicitous manner. com/fela/. H O WA R D M A N D E L MARC ANTHONY Born: Marco Antonio Muñiz; New York, 16 September 1969 Best-selling album since 1990: Marc Anthony (1999) Hit songs since 1990: “Hasta Que Te Conocí,” “I Need to Know,” “You Sang to Me” a decade Marc Anthony had three careers Iasnencompassing divergent styles.

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