George M. Cohan
was a major American entertainer, playwright, composer, lyricist, actor, singer, dancer, and producer.
His life and music were depicted in the Academy Award-winning film Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
The Beatles
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
George Harrison
Ringo Starr
Ralph Peer
was an American talent scout, recording engineer and record producer in the field of music in the 1920s and 1930s.
Country music “founder”
Bill Monroe
was an American musician who created the style of music known as bluegrass, which takes its name from his band, the “Blue Grass Boys,
Desi Arnez
was a Cuban-born American musician, actor and television producer. While he gained international renown for leading a Latin music band, the Desi Arnaz Orchestra, he is probably best known for his role as Ricky Ricardo on the American TV series I Love Lucy, starring with Lucille Ball, to whom he was married at the time.
Stephen Sondheim
is an American composer and lyricist for stage and artist working in musical theatre”,[2] his most famous scores include (as composer/lyricist) A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, and Assassins. He also wrote the lyrics for West Side Story and Gypsy.
Jerome Robbins
was an American theater producer, director, and choreographer known primarily for Broadway Theater and Ballet/Dance, but who also occasionally directed films and directed/produced for television. worked on were On the Town, Peter Pan, High Button Shoes, The King And I, The Pajama Game, Bells Are Ringing, West Side Story, Gypsy: A Musical Fable, and Fiddler on the Roof.
Leonard Bernstein
was an American conductor, composer, author, music lecturer and pianist. but the tremendous success of West Side Story remained unequaled by his other compositions.
John & Alan Lomax
was an American teacher, a pioneering musicologist and folklorist who did much for the preservation of American folk songs.
Rodgers & Hammerstein
were a well-known American songwriting duo, , Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I and The Sound of Music,
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Several of his songs, notably “The Music of the Night” from The Phantom of the Opera, “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” from Jesus Christ Superstar, “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina” and “You Must Love Me” from Evita, “Any Dream Will Do” from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and “Memory” from Cats have been widely recorded and were hits outside of their parent musicals.
Bo Diddley
was an American rhythm and blues vocalist, guitarist, songwriter (usually as Ellas McDaniel), and inventor. The Originator”
Berry Gordy
(born November 28, 1929) is an American record producer, and the founder of the Motown record label, as well as its many subsidiaries.
Sam Phillips
better known as Sam Phillips, was an American businessman, record executive, record producer and DJ who played an important role in the emergence of rock and roll as the major form of popular music in the 1950
In August 1953, Presley walked into the offices of Sun Records
Antonio Carlos Jobim
also known as Tom Jobim (Portuguese pronunciation: [?to ?o?bi]), was a Brazilian songwriter, composer, arranger, singer, and pianist/guitarist. He was a primary force behind the creation of the bossa nova style, and his songs have been performed by many singers and instrumentalists within Brazil and internationally.