Cole Porter (1891-1964) was an American composer and songwriter. Classically trained, he was drawn towards musical theatre. After a slow start, he began to achieve success in the 1920s, and by the 1930s he was one of the major songwriters for the Broadway musical stage. Unlike most successful Broadway composers, Porter wrote both the lyrics and the music for his songs.
"Fats" Waller [1904, New York City, NY - 1943, Kansas City, KS] Thomas Wright "Fats" Waller was an American jazz pianist, organist, composer, singer, and comedic entertainer, whose innovations to the Harlem stride style laid the groundwork for modern jazz piano.
2 January 2015 - James Cecil Dickens ( 1920 – January 2, 2015), better known as Little Jimmy Dickens, was an American country music singer famous for his humorous novelty songs, his small size, 4'11", & his rhinestone-studded outfits. He started as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1948 & became a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1983. Toward the end of his life, Dickens made appearances in a number of music videos by fellow country musician & West Virginia native Brad Paisley.