About: American punk rock band from New York. Hugely influential in the look of man new wave and glam metal groups.
Active: 1971-76, 2004-. Members: David Johansen (v: 71-76, 04-), Johnny Thunders (g/v: 71-75), Sylvain Sylvain (g/b/piano: 71-76, 04-), Arthur Kane (b: 71-75, 04), Billy Murcia (d: 71-72), Rick Rivets (g: 71), Jerry Nolan (d: 72-75), Peter Jordan (b: 75-76), Blackie Lawless (g: 75), Chris Robison (k: 75), Tony Machine (d: 75-76), Bobby Blaine (k: 76), Steve Conte (g/v: 04-10), Gary Powell (d: 04), Sami Yaffa (b: 05-10), Brian Koonin (k: 05-06), Frank Infante (g: 10-11), Jason Hill (b: 10-11), Jason Sutter (d: 11), Earl Slick (g: 11-), Kenny Aaronson (b: 11-), Brian Delaney (d: 05-)
Personality Crisis (1973)
New York Dolls (1973)
New York Pro Musica
with Noah Greenberg – The Play of Daniel: A Twelfth-Century Drama (1958)
New York Strings Quartet
Black Angels (Thirteen Images from the Dark Land) (1972)
Too Close (1998)
Miss Independent (2008)
Give Me Everything (2011) – see Pitbull
Born: Ernest Loring Nichols on 5/8/1905 Died: 6/28/1965
American jazz/big band leader, cornettist, and composer.
Ida! Sweet As Apple Cider (1927)
Embraceable You (with Dick Robertson, w. George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin, 1930)
I Got Rhythm (w. George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin, 1930)
How You Remind Me (2001)
All the Right Reasons (2005)
Dark Horse (2008)
Born: Stephanie Lynn Nicks on 5/26/1948 Died:
American rock singer/songwriter with Fleetwood Mac (“Dreams”, “Sara”) and a solo artist (“Edge of Seventeen”, “Leather and Lace”, 1981’s Bella Donna).
Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around (with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, 1981)
Edge of Seventeen (1981)
Home, Sweet Home (1915)
Born: 11/30/1909 in Helena, AR Died: 11/5/1967
American blues guitarist.
Live on Maxwell Street (year?)
Everybody’s Talkin’ (1968)
Without You (1971)
Nilsson Schmilsson (1971)
Nine Inch Nails
Head Like a Hole (1990)
Pretty Hate Machine (1989)
The Downward Spiral (1994)
The Fragile (1999)
I Like It When You Sleep for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It (2016)
About: Grunge rock trio from Aberdeen, Washington.
Active: 1987-94 Members: Kurt Cobain (v/g: 87-94), Jason Everman (g – Nirvana: 89; Soundgarden; Mindfunk), Chris Novoselic (b – Stiff Woodies; Skid Row; Nirvana: 87-94; Sweet 75: 97-?; The No W.T.O. Combo: 00), Chad Channing (d – Nirvana: 87-90), Dan Peters (d – Mudhoney: 88-; Nirvana: 90), Dave Grohl (d: 90-94)
Smells Like Teen Spirit (1991)
Come As You Are (1992)
Heart-Shaped Box (1993)
All Apologies (1993)
In Utero (1993)
MTV Unplugged in New York (live, 1993)
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Will the Circle Be Unbroken (1972)
Born: 12/17/1903 Died: 4/3/1978
Jazz/big band songwriter.
The Old Spinning Wheel (with Al Bowlly, 1933)
The Very Thought of You (with Al Bowlly, 1934)
Isle of Capri (with Al Bowlly, 1934)
I've Got You Under My Skin (w. Cole Porter, 1936)
Linda (with Buddy Clark, 1947)
Don't Speak (1996)
Tragic Kingdom (1995)
Punk in Drublic (1994)
Born: 9/15/1945 Died:
Soprano opera singer.
Born: 3/31/1908 Died: 4/6/1999
American jazz/big band leader.
Says My Heart (with Mildred Bailey, 1938)
About: Vaudevillian performer married to singer Nora Bayes (1908-13).
Shine on, Harvest Moon (written with Nora Bayes, performed by Harry MacDonough with Miss Walton, 1909) – see Harry MacDonough
Born: Christopher George Latore Wallace on 5/21/1972 in New York City, NY Died: 3/9/1997
American rap singer. Sometimes known as Biggie Smalls, Big Poppa, or the Black Frank White. Killed by an unknown assailant in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles.
Big Poppa (1994)
Mo Money, Mo Problems (with Puff Daddy & Mase) (1997)
Ready to Die (1994)
Life after Death (1997)
The DMDB Blog:
14 Years Ago Puff Daddy Memorialized Notorious B.I.G. (6/14/2011)
N.R.G. – see Kevin Gilbert
No Reasons Given (1984)
Bye, Bye, Bye (2000)
It’s Gonna Be Me (2000)
No Strings Attached (2000)
Fuck tha Police (1989)
Straight Outta Compton (1989)
Straight Outta Compton (1989)
Born: 10/18/1947 Died: 4/8/1997
About: Singer/songwriter and pianist. Began recording as a teenager. Known mostly for her songs covered by others, including “And When I Die” (Blood, Sweat & Tears), “Wedding Bell Blues” (The 5th Dimension), and “Eli’s Coming” (Three Dog Night).
Laura Nyro (1966)
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