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Music Makers Encyclopedia: I

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.

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Janis Ian

Song(s):

  • Society’s Child (Baby, I’ve Been Thinking) (1967)
  • At Seventeen (1975)

    Ice Cube

    Born: O’Shea Jackson in Los Angeles, CA on 6/15/1969 Died:

    Rap singer with group N.W.A.; also a solo act. Has also become a writer, director, actor, and producer in cinema.

    Song(s):

  • It Was a Good Day (1993)

    Album(s):

  • AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted (1990)
  • Death Certificate (1991)

    Icehouse

    Album(s):

  • Man of Colours (1987)

    Icon

    Album(s):

  • Night of the Crime (1985)

    Billy Idol

    Born: Michael Albert Broad on 11/30/1955 in Middlesex, England Died:

    Rock singer (“Rebel Yell”, “Eyes Without a Face”, “Mony Mony”).

    Song(s):

  • White Wedding (1982)

    Frank Ifield

    Song(s):

  • I Remember You (1962)

    Bruce Iglauer


    Enrique Iglesias

    Born: Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler on 5/8/1975 Died:

    Spanish Latin-pop singer/songwriter with songs in Spanish (“Por Amarte”, “Trapecista”) and English (“Bailomos”, “Be with You”, “Hero”). Son of singer Julio Iglesias.

    Song(s):

  • Hero (2001)
  • Bailando (with Gente De Zona, 2014)

    Julio Iglesias

    Born: 9/23/1943 Died:

    Latin singer. Father of singer Enrique Iglesias.


    Illayaraja


    Imagine Dragons

    Song(s):

  • Radioactive (2012)

    Natalie Imbruglia

    Song(s):

  • Torn (1997)

    The Impressions

    R&B group formed in Chicago in 1957; originally known as the Roosters.

    Active: 1957-87 Members: Jerry Butler (Impressions: 57-58; solo: 58-), Curtis Mayfield (57-70), Sam Gooden, Arthur Brooks (57-62), Richard Brooks (57-62), Fred Cash (58-), Leroy Hutson (70-73), Reggie Torian (73-), Ralph Johnson (Impressions: 73-76; Mystique: 76-)

    Song(s):

  • People Get Ready (1965)

    Incredible String Band

    Album(s):

  • 5000 Spirits Or the Layers of the Onion (1967) The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter (1968)

    Indigo Girls

    Song(s):

  • Closer to Fine (1989)

    Album(s):

  • Strange Fire (1987)
  • Indigo Girls (1989)
  • Nomads Indians Saints (1990)

    The DMDB Blog:

  • Indigo Girls Live in Kansas City at Harrahs’ Voodoo Lounge: July 19, 2012 (7/20/12)

    Pedro Infante


    James Ingram

    Song(s):

  • Somewhere Out There (with Linda Ronstadt, 1986)

    The Ink Spots

    One of the most popular vocal groups of the 1940s.

    Active: 1939-48 Members: Bill Kenny (lead tenor), Orville “Hoppy” Jones (bass, died 11/44), Herb Kenny (bass, 44-), Charlie Fuqua, Ivory “Deek” Watson, and Billy Bowen (replaced Watson).

    Song(s):

  • If I Didn't Care (1939)
  • The Gypsy (1946)
  • Bless You for Being an Angel (1947)

    International Submarine Band

    About: Country-rock band featuring Gram Parsons.

    Album(s):

  • Safe at Home (1968)

    INXS

    About: Australian rock band with elements of new wave, ska, pop, and alternative. One of the groups at the forefront of the college-rock movement of the early 1980s.

    Active: 1977-2012 Members: Michael Hutchence (v: 77-97), Tim Farriss (g: 77-12), Andrew Farriss (k/g: 77-12), Jon Farriss (d: 77-12), Garry Gary Beers (b: 77-12), Kirk Pengilly (g/sax: 77-12), Jon Stevens (v: 00-03), J.D. Fortune (v: 05-11), Ciaran Gribbin (v: 11-12).

    Song(s):

  • Need You Tonight/Mediate (1988)

    Album(s):

  • Kick (1987)
  • Very Best of (compilation, 2014)

    Interpol

    Album(s):

  • Turn on the Bright Lights (2002)

    Tony Iommi

    Born: 2/19/1948

    About: Rock guitarist with Black Sabbath (68-99, 06-10).


    Jimmy Iovine


    Iron & Wine

    Album(s):

  • Our Endless Numbered Days (2004)

    Iron Butterfly

    Song(s):

  • In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (1968)

    Album(s):

  • In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (1968)

    Iron Maiden

    About: Heavy metal group formed in London.

    Active: 1977- Members: Paul Di’anno (v: 77-82), Dave Murray (g), Adrian Smith (g), Steve Harris (b), Clive Burr (d: 77-83), Bruce Dickinson (v: 82-93), Nicko McBrain (d: 83-)

    Album(s):

  • Iron Maiden (1980)
  • Killers (1981)
  • The Number of the Beast (1982)
  • Piece of Mind (1983)
  • Powerslave (1984)

    Chris Isaak

    Song(s):

  • Wicked Game (1991)

    The Isley Brothers

    Highly influential R&B/rock/funk trio of brothers from Cincinnati, OH: Formed own T-Neck label in 1969. Ernie, Marvin, and Chris began recording as the trio Isley, Jasper, Isley in 1984. Ronald married Angela Winbush on 6/26/1993.

    Active: 1957- Members: O’Kelly (died of a heart attack on 3/31/1986), Rudolph (57-90) and Ronald (aka “Mr. Biggs”) Isley. Moved to New York in 1957 and first recorded for Teenage Records. Trio added their younger brothers Ernie (g/d: 69-84, 91-) and Marvin (b/percussion: 69-84, 91-) Isley and brother-in-law Chris Jasper (k: 69-84)

    Song(s):

  • Shout (Parts 1 and 2) (1959)
  • Twist and Shout (1962)
  • It’s Your Thing (1969)

    Ron Isley


    It’s a Beautiful Day

    Album(s):

  • It’s a Beautiful Day (1968)

    Jose Iturbi


    Burl Ives

    Song(s):

  • Funny Way of Laughin’ (1962)

    Charles Ives

    Born: 10/20/1874 Died: 5/19/1954

    American classical composer.

    Album(s):

  • Piano Sonata No. 2 “Concord” (1948)

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      Last updated Feb. 13, 2017.