The Life You Give: James Brown *1933

James Brown, born May 3, 1933, Barnwell, South Carolina, U.S.A., is the singer, songwriter, arranger, and dancer, who was one of the most important and influential entertainers in 20th-century popular music and whose remarkable achievements earned him the sobriquet “the Hardest-Working Man in Show Business.”Brown was raised mainly in Augusta, Georgia, by his great-aunt, who… Continue reading The Life You Give: James Brown *1933

The Life You Give: Bing Crosby *1903

Bing Crosby, born Harry Lillis Crosby, on May 3, 1903, in Tacoma, Washington, U.S.A., is the singer, actor, and songwriter who achieved great popularity in radio, recordings, and motion pictures. He became the archetypal crooner of a period when the advent of radio broadcasting and talking pictures and the refinement of sound-recording techniques made the… Continue reading The Life You Give: Bing Crosby *1903