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Click on a letter to choose a recording act (“S” for Bruce Springsteen, “B” for Beatles, etc.). Shown with the act are its major awards (see more here), short bios for select acts (generally taken or adapted from Joel Whitburn’s Pop Memories 1890-1954 and Top Pop Singles: Billboard books), and links to all albums reviewed here at the DMDB.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z VARIOUS ARTISTS

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Eagles

Active: 1971-80; 1994-. Members: Glenn Frey (v/g: 71-80,94), Don Henley (v/d: 71-80,94), Randy Meisner (b/v: 71-77), Bernie Leadon (g/v: 71-75), Don Felder (g/v: 75-80,94), Joe Walsh (g/v: 75-80,94), Timothy B. Schmit (b/v: 77-80,94)

Rock/country group formed in Los Angeles, CA.

Song(s):

  • Take It Easy (1972)
  • Desperado (1973)
  • Hotel California (1977)
  • Heartache Tonight (1979)
  • Seven Bridges Road (live) (1980)

    Album(s):

  • Eagles (1972)
  • Desperado (1973)
  • On the Border (1974)
  • One of These Nights (1975)
  • Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 (compilation, 1971-75)
  • Hotel California (1976)
  • The Long Run (1979)
  • Eagles Live (live, 1976-1980)
  • Greatest Hits, Volume II (compilation, 1975-80)
  • Hell Freezes Over (live, 1994)
  • Long Road Out of Eden (2007)

    Steve Earle

    Album(s):

  • Guitar Town (1986)
  • I Feel Alright (1996)

    Earth, Wind & Fire

    About: Los Angeles-based R&B group founded by Maurice White. Frequent personnel shuffling with a general lineup of 8 to 10 members.

    Active: 1971- Members: Maurice White, Verdine White (b – Salty Peppers; EWF). Philip Bailey (v: 71-), Wade Flemons, Ronnie Laws

    Song(s):

  • Shining Star (1975)
  • September (1978)
  • Boogie Wonderland (with the Emotions, 1979)
  • After the Love Has Gone (1979)
  • Let’s Groove (1981)

    Album(s):

  • That’s the Way of the World (1975) ST
  • Gratitude (1975)

    Nathan East


    East 17

    Song(s):

  • Stay Another Day (1994)

    Eastman Wind Ensemble

    Album(s):

  • Winds in Hi-Fi (1958)

    Sheena Easton

    Born: Sheena Shirley Orr on 4/27/1959

    Scottish pop singer (“Morning Train”).


    Fred Ebb

    Born: 4/8/1928 in New York Died: 9/11/2004

    Musical theater composer.

    Album(s):

  • Cabaret (composed with John Kander, 1972) ST

    Ray Eberle

    Song(s):

  • Wishing Will Make It So (1939) – see Glenn Miller
  • Stairway to the Stars (1939) – see Glenn Miller
  • Moon Love (1939) – see Glenn Miller
  • Careless (1940) – see Glenn Miller
  • A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (1940) – see Glenn Miller
  • Moonlight Cocktail (1942) – see Glenn Miller

    Bob Eberly

    Born: 7/24/1916 Died: 12/17/1981

    Traditional pop singer.

    Song(s):

  • Chasing Shadows (1935) – see the Dorsey Brothers
  • Is It True What They Say About Dixie (1936) – see Jimmy Dorsey
  • The Breeze and I (1940) – see Jimmy Dorsey
  • Maria Elena (1941) – see Jimmy Dorsey
  • Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy) (1941) – see Jimmy Dorsey
  • Green Eyes (Aquellos Ojos Verdes) (1941) – see Jimmy Dorsey
  • I Hear a Rhapsody (1941) – see Jimmy Dorsey
  • Besame Mucho (Kiss Me Much) (1944) – see Jimmy Dorsey

    Echo & the Bunnymen

    Song(s):

  • Lips Like Sugar (1987)

    Album(s):

  • Crocodiles (1980)
  • Ocean Rain (1984)

    Billy Eckstine

    Born: 7/8/1914 Died: 1993

    American jazz/big band leader.

    Song(s):

  • I Apologize (1949)
  • My Foolish Heart (1950)

    Duane Eddy

    Born: 4/26/1938

    American rock guitarist (“Because They’re Young”).

    Song(s):

  • Rebel-‘Rouser (1958)

    Nelson Eddy

    Song(s):

  • Indian Love Call (with Jeanette MacDonald, 1936)

    The Edge

    Born: Dave Evans on 8/8/1961 Died:

    Irish rock guitarist and songwriter with U2.


    Thomas Edison

    Born: 2/11/1847 Died: 10/18/1931

    Inventor of the phonogragh, among many other inventions.

    The DMDB Blog:

  • Thomas Edison invents the phonograph: August 12, 1877 (8/12/11)

    Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds

    Born: Kenneth Edmonds on 4/10/1959

    R&B singer (“When Can I See You”) and songwriter.


    Dave Edmunds

    Song(s):

  • I Hear You Knocking (1970)

    Bernard Edwards

    Born: 10/31/1952 Died: 4/18/1996

    American R&B bassist and producer. Also with disco group Chic.


    Cliff “Ukelele Ike” Edwards

    Born: 6/14/1895 Died: 7/17/1971

    American singer, perhaps best known as the voice of Jiminy Cricket in the animated film, Pinocchio.

    Song(s):

  • Fascinating Rhythm (w. George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin, 1925)
  • I Can’t Give You Anything But Love (w. by Dorothy Fields & Jimmy McHugh, 1928)
  • Singin’ in the Rain (1929)
  • When You Wish Upon a Star (1940)

    David “Honeyboy” Edwards

    About: American blues singer and guitarist.

    Born: 6/28/1915 in Shaw, MI Died: 8/29/2011


    Gus Edwards


    Richey Edwards

    Born: 12/22/1967 Died: 2/1/1995

    Alternative-rock songwriter and guitarist with Manic Street Preachers. Went missing and presumed dead.


    Tommy Edwards

    Song(s):

  • It's All in the Game (1951)

    Raymond B. Egan


    Eiffel 65

    Song(s):

  • Blue (Da Ba Dee) (1999)

    Elbow

    Album(s):

  • The Seldom Seen Kid (2008)

    Roy Eldridge

    Born: 1/30/1911 in Pittsburgh, PA Died: 2/26/1989

    Jazz/big band bandleader.


    Electric Light Orchestra

    Song(s):

  • Mr. Blue Sky (1978)

    Album(s):

  • A New World Record (1976)
  • Out of the Blue (1977)

    Abe Elenkrig’s Yidishe Orchestra

    Song(s):

  • Fon der Choope (From the Wedding) (1913)

    Edward Elgar

    Born: 6/2/1857 in Lower Broadheath, England Died: 1934

    Classical composer.

    Album(s):

  • Enigma Variations (1899)
  • Violin Concerto (1932)

    T.S. Eliot

    Album(s):

  • Cats (cast: 1981) – see Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Edward Eliscu


    David Ellefson


    Yvonne Elliman

    Song(s):

  • If I Can’t Have You (1977)

    Duke Ellington

    Links: - official site - Facebook - Wikipedia

    About: Perhaps the single most important creative talent in American popular music history. Having studied piano from age 7, Duke formed his first band about 1918. He came to New York in 1923 at Fats Waller’s suggestion, and his “Washingtonians” gradually established themselves: in late 1927, they began a five-year association with the famous Cotton Club. It wasin the early ‘30s that Duke’s unparalleled genius as a jazz band composer became unmistakable, a genius that ranged from great three-minute popular songs to ambitious large-scale works like “Black, Brown, and Beige” (a 50-minute suite introduced at Carnegie Hall in 1943). From 1939 on he was aided by gifted arranger-composer Billy Strayhorn, in addition to his amazing musicians.

    Born: Edward Kennedy Ellington on 4/29/1899 in Washington, D.C. Died: 5/24/1974

    Song(s):

  • Black and Tan Fantasy (1927)
  • Three Little Words (w/ the Rhythm Boys, 1930)
  • Mood Indigo (1931)
  • It Don’t Mean a Thing if It Ain’t Got That Swing (1932)
  • Sophisticated Lady (1933)
  • Cocktails for Two (1934)
  • Solitude (1934)
  • Caravan (1937)
  • Ko-Ko (1940)
  • Take the "A" Train (1941)
  • I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good (1941)
  • Don't Get Around Much Anymore (Never No Lament) (1943)
  • Black, Brown and Beige (1944)
  • Do Nothin’ ‘Til You Hear from Me (1944)
  • Satin Doll (1953)
  • Diminuendo and Crescendo (1956)
  • In a Sentimental Mood (with John Coltrane, 1962)

    Album(s):

  • The Blanton-Webster Band (1939-1942) box
  • Masterpieces (1951)
  • At Newport (1956) live
  • Far East Suite (1966)
  • The Centennial Edition (1927-1973)

    “Mama” Cass Elliot


    Ramblin’ Jack Elliott


    Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott

    Born: 7/1/1971 Died:

    R&B singer.

    Song(s):

  • Get Ur Freak On (2001)
  • Work It (2002)

    Album(s):

  • Supa Dupa Fly (1997)

    Mischa Elman


    Keith Emerson

    Born: 11/2/1944 in Lancashire, England Died: 3/11/2016 in Santa Monica, CA

    Progressive rock keyboardist with the Nice (69?-70); Emerson, Lake & Palmer (70-79, 92); solo; Emerson, Lake & Powell (86); and 3 (87-88).


    Emerson, Lake & Palmer

    Progressive rock group. (1970-79, 1992). Members: Keith Emerson (k), Greg Lake (v), and Carl Palmer (d). In the 1980s, a couple groups (3 and Emerson, Lake & Powell) formed as offshoots of ELP, each featuring 2 of the 3 members.

    Album(s):

  • Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1970)
  • Pictures at an Exhibition (live, 1971)
  • Brain Salad Surgery (1973)

    Ralph Emery


    Eminem

    Links: - official site - Facebook - Wikipedia

    About: Rap singer.

    Born: 10/17/1972 Died:

    Song(s):

  • My Name Is… (1998)
  • Stan (with Dido, 2000)
  • The Real Slim Shady (2000)
  • Without Me (2002)
  • Lose Yourself (2002)
  • Not Afraid (2010)
  • Love the Way You Lie (with Rihanna, 2010)

    Album(s):

  • The Slim Shady LP (1999)
  • The Marshall Mathers LP (2000)
  • The Eminem Show (2002)
  • Encore (2004)
  • Curtain Call: The Hits (compilation, 2005)
  • Relapse (2009)
  • Recovery (2010)
  • The Marshall Mathers LP (2013)

    Tommy Emmanuel


    Daniel Decatur Emmett


    The Emotions

    Song(s):

  • Best of My Love (1977)
  • Boogie Wonderland (1979) – see Earth, Wind & Fire

    The English Beat

    Song(s):

  • Save It for Later (1982)

    Enigma

    Album(s):

  • mcmxc a.d. (1990)

    Brian Eno

    Born: Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno on 5/15/1948 Died:

    Rock keyboardist with Roxy Music. Also an ambient solo artist and producer for acts including David Bowie, Talking Heads, and U2.

    Album(s):

  • Here Come the Warm Jets (1974)
  • Another Green World (1975)
  • Before and After Science (1977)
  • My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (with David Byrne, 1981)
  • Original Soundtracks 1 (Passengers (U2 with Brian Eno, 1995)

    John Entwistle

    Born: 10/9/1944

    British rock bassist with the Who.


    En Vogue

    Song(s):

  • My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It) (1992)
  • Whatta Man (with Salt-N-Pepa, 1994)

    Album(s):

  • Funky Divas (1992)

    Enya

    Born: Eithne Ní Bhraonáin on 5/17/1961 Died:

    Irish new age singer.

    Album(s):

  • Watermark (1988)
  • Shepherd Moons (1991)
  • A Day without Rain (2000)

    Brian Epstein

    Born: 1934 in Liverpool Died: 1967

    Signed the Beatles to a management contract in early 1962 and then served as their driving force until his death in 1967.


    Eric B. & Rakim

    – see B., Eric, & Rakim

    Ahmet Ertegun

    Born: 7/31/1923 Died: 12/14/2006

    Turkish blues producer.


    Nesuhi Ertegun


    Trudy Erwin

    Song(s):

  • People Will Say We’re in Love (1943) – see Bing Crosby
  • Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’ (1943) – see Bing Crosby

    Emilio Estefan, Jr.

    Born: 3/4/1943 in Santiago de Cuba Died:

    Cuban producer.


    Gloria Estefan

    Born: Gloria Fajardo in Cuba on 12/1/57

    Latin-American singer who came to Miami in 1960. Fronted Miami Sound Machine (84-88) with her husband Emilio Estefan Jr. before launching solo career (89-).


    Sleepy John Estes


    The E Street Band

    Formed: 1973 Members: Gary Tallent (b), Danny Federici (k), David Sancious (piano: 73-74), Vini Lopez (d: 73-74), Clarence Clemons (sax), Max Weinberg (d: 74-), Roy Bittan (piano: 74-), Steve Van Zandt (g: 75-), Patti Scialfa (v), Nils Lofgren (g).

    Bruce Springsteen’s backing group.


    Melissa Etheridge

    Born: 5/29/1961 Died:

    American rock singer/songwriter and guitarist.

    Song(s):

  • Occasionally (1988)

    Album(s):

  • Melissa Etheridge (1988)
  • Yes I Am (1993)

    Ruth Etting

    Born: 11/23/1897 in David City, NE Died: 9/24/1978

    American singer and actress with over 60 hit recordings. Worked in stage, radio, and film.

    Song(s):

  • Love Me or Leave Me (Walter Donaldson & Gus Kahn, 1929)
  • Ten Cents a Dance (1930)
  • Exactly Like You (1930)

    Europe’s Society Orchestra

    Song(s):

  • The Castles in Europe One-Step (Castle House Rag) (1914)
  • Down Home Rag (1914)

    Eurythmics

    Song(s):

  • Sweet Dreams Are Made of This (1983)

    Album(s):

  • Greatest Hits (compilation, 1983-89; released 1991)

    Evanescence

    Song(s):

  • Bring Me to Life (with Paul McCoy, 2003)

    Album(s):

  • Fallen (2003)

    Bill Evans

    Born: 8/16/1929 Died: 9/15/1980

    American jazz pianist.

    Song(s):

  • Blue in Green (with Miles Davis, 1959)
  • Waltz for Debby (1961)

    Album(s):

  • Portrait in Jazz (1959)
  • Waltz for Debby (live, 1961)
  • Sunday at the Village Vanguard (live, 1961)
  • Complete Village Vanguard Recordings (1961)
  • Conversations with Myself (1963)

    Dale Evans

    Song(s):

  • Happy Trails (with Roy Rogers, 1948)

    Faith Evans

    Song(s):

  • I'll Be Missing You (1997) – see Puff Daddy

    Gil Evans

    Born: 5/13/1912 Died: 4/20/1988

    Canadian jazz pianist and composer.

    Album(s):

  • Miles Ahead (1957) – see Miles Davis
  • Porgy and Bess (1958) – see Miles Davis
  • Sketches of Spain (1960) – see Miles Davis

    Ray Evans


    Betty Everett


    The Everly Brothers

    Active: 1957-89 Members: brothers Don and Phil Everly

    Early-rock vocal duo. Began singing with their parents, who were folk and country singers, at ages 8 and 6 respectively through high school. Chet Atkins invited them to Nashville where they recorded for Columbia in 1955. Signed to Cadence records in 1957.

    Song(s):

  • Bye Bye Love (1957)
  • Wake Up Little Susie (1957)
  • All I Have to Do Is Dream (1958)
  • Cathy's Clown (1960)

    Don Everly

    Born: Isaac Donald Everly on 2/1/1937 in Brownie, KY

    Early-rock singer/songwriter and guitarist. Member of the Everly Brothers.


    Phil Everly

    Born: 1/19/1939 in Chicago, IL

    Early-rock singer/songwriter and guitarist. Member of the Everly Brothers.


    Everything But The Girl

    Song(s):

  • Missing (dance remix) (1995)

    Album(s):

  • Idlewild (1988)
  • The Language of Life (1990)

    Exile

    Country group.

    Song(s):

  • Kiss You All Over (1978)

    Exile

    Japanese boy band.

    Song(s):

  • Lovers Again (2007)

    Bob Ezrin


    Click on a letter to choose a recording act (“S” for Bruce Springsteen, “B” for Beatles, etc.). Shown with the act are its major awards (see more here), short bios for select acts (generally taken or adapted from Joel Whitburn’s Pop Memories 1890-1954 and Top Pop Singles: Billboard books), and links to all albums reviewed here at the DMDB.

    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z VARIOUS ARTISTS

    You can also check the search engine for names, albums, songs, and other content on this site:

      Last updated Feb. 13, 2017.