Sting - born Gordon Sumner, was co-founder, bassist, and lead singer for London pop reggae trio, the Police. After 5 albums, and becoming the most popular band in the world, they split in 1983. With a very recognizable voice, he was able to sustain considerable popularity as a vibrant solo artist while mixing elements of jazz and world music rhythms into his sound.
Frank Sinatra - American singer, actor, and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. Sinatra's music has been considered timeless by many. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide.
Marvin Gaye - One of the most gifted, visionary, and enduring talents ever launched into orbit by the Motown hit machine, Marvin Gaye blazed the trail for the continued evolution of popular black music. Moving from lean, powerful R & B, to stylish, sophisticated soul, to finally arrive at an intensely political and personal form of artistic self-expression, his work not only redefined soul music as a creative force but also expanded its impact as an agent for social change.
Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971) nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter and singer from New Orleans, Louisiana c. 1920s He was another popular musician. He played mostly jazz music. (The most popular genre of the 1920s.)
Jimi Hendrix: Widely considered to be the most influential electric guitarist in rock and roll history. Hendrix is known for “Are You Experienced”, his rendition of “All Along the Watchtower” by Dylan, and his version of “The Star-Spangled Banner”, and many others. Hendrix was one of the first artists to pioneer the use of feedback effects and signal processing with his music in the studio. Many rock and roll Icons that have come to prominence after him owe their stature to his pioneering…
Dinah Washington, born Ruth Lee Jones (August 29, 1924 – December 14, 1963), was an American singer and pianist, who has been cited as "the most popular black female recording artist of the '50s". Primarily a jazz vocalist, she performed and recorded in a wide variety of styles including blues, R&B, and traditional pop music, and gave herself the title of "Queen of the Blues"