Music Makers Encyclopedia: T


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Timmy T

Song(s):
One More Try (1991)


Billy Tabbert


Younger Than Springtime (from South Pacific, 1949)


Tag Team

Song(s):
Whoomp! There It Is (1993)


Take That

Song(s):
Could It Be Magic (1992)
Pray (1993)
Back for Good (1995)
Patience (2006)
Shine (2007)
Rule the World (2007)

Album(s):
Never Forget – The Ultimate Collection (compilation, 2005)
Beautiful World (2006)


Talking Heads

Alternative/experimental rock band based out of New York City, NY. Each member did a lot of production work for other artists. Weymouth and Frantz also worked in Tom Tom Club and Gorillaz together.

Active: 1974-91 Members: David Byrne (v/g: 74-91), Jerry Harrison (k/g: 77-91), husband-wife team Tina Weymouth (b: 74-91) and Chris Frantz (d: 74-91)

Song(s):
Psycho Killer (1977)
Take Me to the River (1978)
Life During Wartime (1979)
Cross-Eyed and Painless (1980)
Once in a Lifetime (1981)
Burning Down the House (1983)

Album(s):
77 (1977)
More Songs about Buildings and Food (1978)
Fear of Music (1979)
Remain in Light (1980)
Speaking in Tongues (1983)
Stop Making Sense (live soundtrack: 1983)
Little Creatures (1985)


Talk Talk

Album(s):

Song(s):
It's My Life (1984)
Spirit of Eden (1988)


Thomas Tallis

Album(s):
Spem in Alium, Motel for 40 Voices (1570)


Shel Talmy

Producer born Sheldon Talmy on 8/11/1937 in Chicago, IL. Worked with the Who and The Kinks.


Tame Impala

Song(s):
Let It Happen (2015)

Album(s):
Currents (2015)
The Slow Rush (2020)


Tampa Red

Blues musician born Hudson Woodbridge (but known as Hudson Whitaker) on 1/8/1904 in Smithville, GA. Died 3/19/1981.

Song(s):
It's Tight Like That (with Georgia Tom, 1928)


Richard Tandy

Rock keyboardist with Electric Light Orchestra.


Tangerine Dream

Album(s):
Phaedra (1974)


Elmo Tanner

Song(s):
Heartaches (1947) – see Ted Weems


A Taste of Honey

Song(s):
Boogie Oogie Oogie (1978)


Mabel Wilson Tatro

Song(s):
The Suncook Town Tragedy (1930)


t.A.T.u.

Song(s):
All the Things She Said (2003)


Art Tatum

Jazz pianist born Arthur Tatum, Jr. on 10/13/1909 in Toledo, OH. Died 11/5/1956. Has been called the greatest pianist in jazz history, admired even by classical virtuosos. Blind most of his life.

Song(s):
Tea for Two (1939)
Sweet Lorraine (1940)

Album(s):
The Genius of Art Tatum, Vols. 1-13 (1955)


Bernie Taupin

Pop songwriter born Bernard John Taupin on 5/22/1950 in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England. Most noted as Elton John's regular writing partner ("Your Song", "Candle in the Wind").


Tavares

Song(s):
Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel (1976)


Billy Taylor

Jazz pianist born William Taylor on 7/24/1921 in Greenville, NC. Died 12/28/2010.


Chip Taylor


Eddie Taylor

Blues guitarist born Edward Taylor on 1/29/1923 in Benoit, MI. Died 12/25/1985.


Hound Dog Taylor

Blues guitarist born Theodore Roosevelt Taylor on 4/12/1915 in Natchez, MI. Died 12/17/1975.

Song(s):
Give Me Back My Wig (1971)

Album(s):
Hound Dog Taylor & the Houserockers (1971)


Irene Taylor

Songs(s):
Willow Weep for Me (1932) – see Paul Whiteman


James Taylor

Pop/folk/adult contemporary singer/songwriter born James Vernon Taylor on 3/12/1948 in Boston, MA.

Song(s):
Fire and Rain (1970)
You've Got a Friend (1971)
Handy Man (1977)

Album(s):
Sweet Baby James (1970)
Greatest Hits (compilation: 1970-76, released 1976)
Hourglass (1997)


Jane Taylor

Words by Taylor:
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (1806)
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (1890) – see Emile Berliner


Johnnie Taylor

R&B singer born Johnnie Harrison Taylor on 5/5/1937 in Crawforsville, AR. Died 5/31/2000.

Song(s):
Disco Lady (1976)


Koko Taylor

Blues singer born Cora Anna Walton on 9/28/1928 in Shelby County, TN. Died 6/3/2009.

Song(s):
Wang Dang Doodle (1965)


Mick Taylor


Roger Taylor

Rock drummer and songwriter with Queen. Born Roger Meddows Taylor on 7/26/1949 in King's Lynn, Norfolk, England.


Taylor Trio

Song(s):
Old Folks at Home (Swanee River) (1916)


Austen Tayshun

Song(s):
Australiana (1983)


Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky

Classical composer born 5/7/1840 in Votkinsk, Russia. Died 11/6/1893.

Album(s):
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor (1874)
Eugene Onegin (opera: 1879)
Capricco Italien (1880)
1812 Overture (1882)
Symphony No. 6 in B Minor ("Pathetique") (1893)


Jack Teagarden

Jazz/big band leader born 8/20/1905 in Vernon, TX. Died 1/15/1964.


Tears for Fears

New wave group formed in Bath, England, in 1981 by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith. They had previously been in the ska-revival group Graduate. The pair went on to helm three albums as Tears for Fears in the 1980s before Curt Smith departed. Orzabal continued the band for two more albums, although they were effectively solo projects at that point since there were no other members from the ‘80s heyday. Orzabal and Smith reunited for 2004’s Everybody Loves a Happy Ending, but then went on another lengthy hiatus, only releasing an EP in 2014 and a couple of new songs on a 2017 compilation before finally reconvening for 2022’s The Tipping Point.

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DMDB podcast: Tears for Fears: The Best of

Song(s):
Tears for Fears: Top 100 Songs
Mad World (1982)
Shout (1984)
Everybody Wants to Rule the World (1985)
Head Over Heels (1985)
When in Love with a Blind Man (1985)
Sowing the Seeds of Love Love (1989)
Woman in Chains (1989)
Break It Down Again (1993)
The Devil (2004)
Ready to Start (2013)

Album(s):
The Hurting (1983)
Songs from the Big Chair (1985)
The Seeds of Love (1989)
Tears Roll Down (compilation: 1982-92, released 1992)
Elemental (1993)
Shout: The Very Best of (compilation: 1981-93, released 2001)
Raoul and the Kings of Spain (1995)
Saturnine Martial & Lunatic (archives, released 1996)
Everybody Loves a Happy Ending (2004)
Rule the World: The Greatest Hits (compilation: 1982-2017, released 2017)
The Tipping Point (2022)


Renata Tebaldi


Technotronic

Song(s):
Pump Up the Jam (1990)


The Teddy Bears

Song(s):
To Know Him Is to Love Him (1958)


Susan Tedeschi

Album(s):
Just Won't Burn (1998)


Teenage Fanclub

Album(s):
Bandwagonesque (1991)


Tee Set

Song(s):
Ma Belle Amie (1969)


Tegan & Sara

Song(s):
Everything Is Awesome!!! (with the Lonely Island, 2014)


Tinie Tempah

Song(s):
Pass Out (2010)
Earthquake (2011) – see Labrinth


Teletubbies

Song(s):
Teletubbies Say 'Eh-Oh' (1997)


Television

American punk-rock band from the early '70s New York underground rock scene.

Active: 1973-78, 1992-93, 2001- Members: Tom Verlaine (v/g/k: 73-), Richard Hell (v/b: 73-75), Richard Lloyd (g/v: 73-07), Billy Ficca (d: 73-), Fred Smith (b/v: 75-), Jimmy Rip (g: 07-)

Song(s):
Little Johnny Jewel (1975)
See No Evil (1977)
Marquee Moon (1977)

Album(s):
Marquee Moon (1977)


Television Personalities

Song(s):
Part-Time Punks (1978)


Michel Telo

Song(s):
Ai Se Eu Te Pego (2011)


Jack Tempchin


Temple of the Dog

One-time Seattle-based tribute project assembled as a tribute to Andrew Wood who died of a heroin overdose.

Active: 1990-91. Members: Chris Cornell (v), Stone Gossard (g), Jeff Ament (b), Eddie Vedder (v), Mike McCready (g), Matt Cameron (d). Cornell and Cameron were members of Soundgarden. Goosard and Ament were bandmates with Wood in Mother Love Bone and Cornell was friends with him. Goosard, Ament, Vedder, and McCready went on to form Pearl Jam. The album became popular after Pearl Jam's phenomenal success with 1991's Ten and Soundgarden's breakthrough Badmotorfinger that same year.

Song(s):
Hunger Strike (1991)
Say Hello 2 Heaven (1991)

Album(s):
Temple of the Dog (1990)


Shirley Temple

Song(s):
On the Good Ship Lollipop (1935)


Ted Templeman

Producer for The Doobie Brothers and Van Halen.


The Temptations

Detroit R&B group. Originally called The Primes and Elgins. First recorded for Miracle in 1961. Active: 1960- Members: Eddie Kendricks (60-71), Paul Williams (60-71; died 8/17/73), Melvin Franklin (died 2/23/95), Otis Williams, Elbridge Bryant (60-64), David Ruffin (64-68), Dennis Edwards (Contours, Temptations: 68-77, 79-84, 87-), Ricky Owens (Vibrations, Temptations: 71-?), Richard Street (71-), Damon Harris (71-75), Glenn Leonard (75-), Louis Price (77-79), Ali Ollie Woodson (84-87), Ron Tyson (88-)

Song(s):
My Girl (1964)
The Way You Do the Things You Do (1964)
Since I Lost My Baby (1965)
Ain't Too Proud to Beg (1966)
I Wish It Would Rain (1967)
Cloud Nine (1968)
I'm Gonna Make You Love Me (1968) – see the Supremes
I Can't Get Next to You (1969)
Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today) (1970)
Just My Imagination Running Away with Me (1971)
Papa Was a Rollin' Stone (1972)
Shakey Ground (1975)

Album(s):
Anthology (compilation: 1964-72, released 1973)
A Song for You (1975)


10cc

Song(s):
I'm Not in Love (1975)
The Things We Do for Love (1976)


Teresa Teng


The Tennessee Two

Grant Marshall (bass) and Luther Perkins (guitar) – backing band for Johnny Cash.


Tammi Terrell

Song(s):
Ain't No Mountain High Enough (1967) – see Marvin Gaye


Terrorvision

Album(s):
How to Make Friends and Influence People (1994)


Clark Terry

American jazz trumpeter born 12/14/1920. Died 2/21/2015.


Sonny Terry

Blues musician born Saunders Terrell on 10/24/1911 in Greensboro, NC. Died 3/11/1986.


Tesla

Song(s):
Love Song (1989)
Signs (live, 1990)


Jeanine Tesori

Album(s):
Thoroughly Modern Millie (composed with Dick Scanlan, musical: 2002)
Fun Home (composed with Lisa Kron, musical: 2013)


Joe Tex

Pop singer/songwriter born Joseph Arrington, Jr. on 8/8/1933 in Rogers, TX. Died 8/13/1982.


Thalia


Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Gospel and blues singer and guitarist born Rosetta Nubin on 3/20/1915 in Cotton Plant, AR. Died 10/9/1973.

Song(s):
This Train (1939)
Down by the Riverside (1944)
Strange Things Happening Every Day (1944)


Blanche Theborn


Them

Irish rock group fronted by Van Morrison.

Song(s):
Gloria (1964)
Baby Please Don't Go (1965)
Here Comes the Night (1965)


Jon Theodore

Rock drummer with Mars Volta.


Theory of a Deadman

Song(s):
RX (Medicate) (2017)


Therapy?

Album(s):
Trouble Gum (1994)


These New Puritans

Album(s):
Hidden (2010)


Robin Thicke

Singer born on 3/10/1977 in Los Angeles, California. Son of actor Alan Thicke.

Song(s):
Lost Without You (2006)
Blurred Lines (with T.I. & Pharrell Williams, 2013)


Thin Lizzy

Song(s):
The Boys Are Back in Town (1976)

Album(s):
Live and Dangerous (live, 1977)


Third Eye Blind

Song(s):
Semi-Charmed Life (1997)
How's It Gonna Be (1997)
Jumper (1997)

Album(s):
Third Eye Blind (1997)


3rd Matinee

Album(s):
Meanwhile (1994)


The Thirteenth Floor Elevators

Song(s):
You're Gonna Miss Me (1966)
Roller Coaster (1966)

Album(s):
The Psychedelic Sounds of the Thirteenth Floor Elevators (1966)
Easter Everywhere (1967)


30 Seconds to Mars


This Mortal Coil

Song(s):
Song to the Siren (1983)


Sandi Thom

Song(s):
I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker with Flowers in My Hair (2005)
The House of the Rising Sun (2010)

Album(s):
Smile, It Confuses People (2006)


B.J. Thomas

Pop/country singer born Billy Joe Thomas on 8/7/1942 in Hugo, OK.

Song(s):
Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head (1969)
Hey, Won't You Play Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song (1975)


Bruce Thomas


Carla Thomas


Charlie Thomas


Chris Thomas

Producer for The Pretenders, The Sex Pistols, and Roxy Music. Born 1/13/1947 in Brentford, Middlesex, England.


Henry Thomas

Album(s):
Texas Worried Blues: Complete Recorded Works (compilation: 1927-29, released 1975)


Irma Thomas

R&B/blues singer known as "The Soul Queen of New Orleans." Born 2/18/1941 in Ponchatoula, LA.

Song(s):
It's Raining (1962)


John Carlos Thomas


Michael Tilson Thomas

A conductor, pianist, and composer born 12/21/1944 in Los Angeles, California. Musical director of the San Francisco Symphony and artistic director of the New World Symphony.


Rob Thomas

Rock singer/songwriter born 2/14/1972 in Landstuhl, West Germany. Has fronted group Matchbox 20 and worked as a solo artist.

Song(s):
Smooth (1999) – see Santana
Lonely No More (2005)


Rufus Thomas

Song(s):
Walking the Dog (1963)


Hank Thompson

Country singer born Henry William Thompson on 9/3/1925 in Waco, TX. Died 11/6/2007.

Song(s):
The Wild Side of Life (1952)


Richard Thompson

Folk singer/songwriter and musician born 4/3/1949 in Notthing Hill Gate, London, England. With Fairport Convention and then a solo artist.

Song(s):
1952 Vincent Black Lightning (1991)

Album(s):
I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight (with Linda Thompson, 1974)
Shoot Out the Lights (with Linda Thompson, 1982)


Virgil Thomson

Composer and music critic born 11/25/1896 in Kansas City, MO. Died 9/30/1989.

Album(s):
Four Saints in Three Acts (opera, 1947)


William H. Thompson

Song(s):
The Rosary (1902)


Thompson Twins

Song(s):
Hold Me Now (1983)


Claude Thornhill

American jazz/big band leader born 8/10/1909. Died 7/1/1965.


"Big Mama" Thornton

Blue singer born Willie Mae Thornton on 12/11/1926 in Montgomery, AL. Died 7/25/1984.

Song(s):
Hound Dog (1953)
Ball and Chain (1968)


Three Days Grace

Song(s):
I Hate Everything About You (2003)
Just Like You (2003)
Animal I Have Become (2006)
Pain (2006)
Never Too Late (2006)
Break (2009)
Chalk Outline (2012)
Misery Loves My Company (2012)
I Am Machine (2014)


Three Dog Night

Song(s):
Mama Told Me Not to Come (1970)
Joy to the World (1971)
Black and White (1972)


3 Doors Down

Song(s):
Kryptonite (2000)
Loser (2000)
Here without You (2002)
When I'm Gone (2002)


311


The Three Suns

Song(s):
Peg O' My Heart (1947)


Thunder

Song(s):
Love Walked In (1990)


Thunderclap Newman

Song(s):
Something in the Air (1969)


T.I.

Rap singer born Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr. on 9/25/1980 in Atlanta, GA.

Song(s):
What You Know (2006)
Whatever You Like (2008)
Live Your Life (with Rihanna, 2008)
Dead and Gone (with Justin Timberlake, 2008)
Blurred Lines (2013) – see Robin Thicke

Album(s):
King (2006)
Paper Trail (2008)


Lawrence Tibbett


Harry A. Tierney


Tight Fit

Song(s):
The Lion Sleeps Tonight (1982)


Glenn Tilbrook

New wave singer/songwriter born 8/31/1957 in Woolwich, London, England. One of two members of the new wave band Squeeze to last through every incarnation of the group.

DMDB profile page: Squeeze

DMDB podcast: The Best of Squeeze

Song(s):
The Top 50 Songs of Squeeze, Chris Difford, and Glenn Tilbrook.
Interviewing Randy Newman (2001)
Hot Shaved Asian Teens (2004)
Still (2009)
Chat Line Larry (with Nine Below Zero, 2011)
Ice Cream (2014)

Album(s):
Difford & Tilbrook (with Chris Difford, 1984)
The Incomplete Glenn Tilbrook (2001)
Transatlantic Ping Pong (2004)
Pandemonium Ensues (2009)
The Co-Operative (with Nine Below Zero, 2011)
Happy Ending (2014)


Bryson Tiller

Song(s):
Wild Thoughts (2017) – see DJ Khaled

Album(s):
Trapsoul (2015)


Mel Tillis

Country singer born Lonnie Melvin Tillis on 8/8/1932 in Tampa, FL. Died 11/19/2017.


Floyd Tillman


Johnny Tillotson

Pop singer/songwriter born 4/20/1939 in Jacksonville, FL.


Martha Tilton

Song(s):
This Can't Be Love (1938) – see Benny Goodman
And the Angels Sing (1939) – see Benny Goodman


‘Til Tuesday

Song(s):
Voices Carry (1985)


Timbaland

Rap singer and producer born Timothy Zachery Mosley on 3/10/1971 in Norfolk, VA. Worked with Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake.

Song(s):
Promiscuous (2006) – see Nelly Furtado
Apologize (2007) – see One Republic
The Way I Are (with Doe & Keri Hilson, 2007)


Justin Timberlake

Pop singer born 1/31/1981 in Memphis, TN. With boy group N*Sync and later became a solo star.

Song(s):
Rock Your Body (2002)
Where Is the Love? (2003) – see the Black Eyed Peas
Cry Me a River (2003)
SexyBack (2006)
What Goes Around…Comes Around (2006)
My Love (with T.I. 2006)
4 Minutes (2008) – see Madonna
Dead and Gone (2008) – see T.I.
Mirrors (2013)
Pusher Love Girl (2013)
Can't Stop the Feeling! (2016)

Album(s):
Justified (2002)
FutureSex/LoveSounds (produced by Rick Rubin, 2006)
The 20/20 Experience (2013)


Timex Social Club

Song(s):
Rumours (1986)


Time Zone

Song(s):
World Destruction (1985)


Bobby Timmons

Jazz pianist.


Tin Machine

Supergroup formed by David Bowie with Reeves Gabrels, Hunt Sales, and Tony Sales.

Album(s):
Tin Machine (1989)
Tin Machine II (1991)


Glenn Tipton


TLC

Song(s):
Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg (1992)
What About Your Friends (1992)
Waterfalls (1994)
Creep (1994)
No Scrubs (1999)

Album(s):
Crazy Sexy Cool (1994)
Fan Mail (1999)


Toadies

Song(s):
Possum Kingdom (1995)


Toad the Wet Sprocket

Song(s):
Hold Her Down (1991)
Pray Your Gods (1991)
Fall Down (1994)

Album(s):
Fear (1991)


Charles Tobias


Harry Tobias


Louise Tobin

Song(s):
There'll Be Some Changes Made (1941) – see Benny Goodman


The Tokens

Song(s):
The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) (1961)


Tomorrow

Song(s):
My White Bicycle (1967)


Tom Tom Club

Song(s):
Genius of Love (1981)


Tone L%u014Dc

Song(s):
Wild Thing (1988)


Tones and I

Song(s):
Dance Monkey (2019)


Tonic

Song(s):
If You Could Only See (1997)


Tony! Toni! Toné!

Song(s):
Feels Good (1990)
If I Had No Loot (1993)


Tool

Album(s):
Ænima (1996)
Lateralus (2001)


2 Live Crew

The DMDB Blog:
2 Live Crew were arrested for obscenity: June 10, 1990


Toots & the Maytals

Song(s):
54 46 Was My Number (1968)
Pressure Drop (1970)


Mel Tormé

Jazz singer born Melvin Howard Tormé on 9/13/1925 in Chicago, IL. Died 6/5/1999.

Song(s):
Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered (from Pal Joey, 1950)


The Tornadoes

Song(s):
Telstar (1962)


Tico Torres

Rock drummer with Bon Jovi.


Arturo Toscanini


Peter Tosh

Song(s):
Legalize It (1976)
Equal Rights (1977)


Toto

Song(s):
Rosanna (1982)
Africa (1982)
Stranger in Town (1984)

Album(s):
Toto IV (1982)
40 Trips Around the Sun (compilation: 2018)


Allen Toussaint

R&B songwriter and producer born 1/14/1938 in Gert Town, LA. Died 11/10/2015.


Tower of Power

Song(s):
What Is Hip? (1973)


Pete Townshend

Rock singer/songwriter and guitarist born Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend on 5/19/1945 in Chiswick, Middlesex, England. With the Who. Also a solo artist ("Let My Love Open the Door").

Song(s):
Rough Boys (1980)

Album(s):
The Best of (coolwalkingsmoothtalkingstraightsmokingfirestoking) (compilation, released 1996)
Lifehouse (2000)


Toy Matinee

Active: 1989-1992 Members: Patrick Leonard (k: 89-90), Kevin Gilbert (v: 89-92), Brian MacLeod (d), Tim Pierce (g), and Guy Pratt (b), Marc Bonilla (g: 91-92), Sheryl Crow (k: 91), Spencer Campbell (b: 91), Toss Panos (d: 91).

Adult alternative rock group assembled by Leonard. When he expressed disinterest in touring, Gilbert assembled the 1991 version of the band that toured but never recorded. Gilbert and Bonilla also supported the album with radio promos that included a lot of casual, acoustic cover songs. All but Gilbert from the original lineup formed 3rd Matinee in 1994. Leonard, MacLeod, and Pierce all worked together on Toby Lightman's 2006 album Bird on a Wire.

Song(s):
There Was a Little Boy (1990)
Blank Page (1990)

Album(s):
Toy Matinee (1990)
Toy Matinee Acoustic (archives: 1990-91, released 2014)
Live at the Roxy (live, 1991)


The Toys

Song(s):
A Lover's Concerto (1965)


Toys (Musical Cast of)

Song(s):
The Closing of the Year (Reprise) (1992)


Giorgio Tozzi

Song(s):
Some Enchanted Evening (1958)


T-Pain

Rapper and music producer born Faheem Rasheed Najm on 9/30/1985 in Tallahassee, FL. Known for his use of Auto-Tune.

Song(s):
Low (2007) – see Flo Rida
Good Life (2007) – see Kanye West
Kiss Kiss (2007) – see Chris Brown
Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin') (with Yung Joc, 2007)
Blame It (2008) – see Jamie Foxx


T'Pau

Song(s):
China in Your Hand (1987)


Al Trace

Song(s):
You Call Everybody Darlin' (with Bob Vincent, 1948)


Traffic

Song(s):
Dear Mr. Fantasy (1967)
Paper Sun (1967)

Album(s):
Mr. Fantasy (1967)
Heaven Is in Your Mind (1968)
John Barleycorn Must Die (1970)


The Tragically Hip

Song(s):
New Orleans Is Sinking (1989)
Courage (For Hugh MacLennan) (1992)
Wheat Kings (1992)
Ahead by a Century (1996)
Bobcaygeon (1998)


Train

Song(s):
Meet Virginia (1998)
Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me) (2001)
Calling All Angels (2003)
Hey Soul Sister (2009)

Album(s):
Drops of Jupiter (2001)


Meghan Trainor

Song(s):
All About That Bass (2014)


Tramaine

Song(s):
Fall Down (1985)


The Trammps

Song(s):
Disco Inferno (1977)


Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Song(s):
Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24) (1996)


Trapt

Song(s):
Headstrong (2002)


Helen Traubel


Traveling Wilburys

Supergroup with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty. 1988-1991.

Song(s):
Handle with Care (1988)

Album(s):
Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 (1988)


Travis

Song(s):
Why Does It Always Rain on Me? (1999)

Album(s):
The Man Who (1999)
The Invisible Band (2001)


Merle Travis

Country singer/songwriter born 11/29/1917 in Rosewood, KY. Died 10/20/1983.

Album(s):
Folk Songs of the Hills (1946)


Randy Travis

Country singer born Randy Bruce Traywick on 5/4/1959 in Marshville, NC.

Song(s):
On the Other Hand (1985)
Forever and Ever, Amen (1987)
I Told You So (1987)
Deeper Than the Holler (1988)
Three Wooden Crosses (2003)

Album(s):
Storms of Life (1986)
Always and Forever (1987)
Old 8 x 10 (1988)


Scott Travis

Rock drummer with Judas Priest.


John Travolta

Song(s):
You're the One That I Want (1978) – see Olivia Newton-John
Summer Nights (1978) – see Olivia Newton-John
Grease Megamix (1990) – see Olivia Newton-John

Album(s):
Grease (soundtrack with various artists, 1978) – see Various Artists


"Tré Cool"

see Frank Edwin Wright III


Charles Trenet

Song(s):

Beyond the Sea (La Mer) (1946)


Ralph Tresvant

Song(s):
Sensitivity (1990)


Gloria Trevi


T-Rex

British glam-rock band. Active: 1968-1977 Members: Marc Bolan (v/g: 68-77), Steve Peregrine Took (bongos/v: 68-69), Micky Finn (born 1/3/47; died 11/80; bongos/v: Tyrannosaurus Rex: 69-70; T-Rex: 70-75; Pink Fairies), Steve Curry/Currie (b: 70-77), Bill Legend (d: 70-73), Jack Green (g – T-Rex: 73-75; Pretty Things), Gloria Jones (backing v/k: 73-77), Davy Lutton (d – Heavy Jelly; T-Rex: 73-77; Wreckless Eric), Dino Dines (k: 74-77), Miller Anderson (g – Savoy Brown; T-Rex: 77; Southside Johnny), Herbie Flowers (b – T-Rex: 77; Sky), Tony Brennan (d: 77).

British glam rock group.

Song(s):
Get It On (Bang a Gong) (1971)
Hot Love (1971)
20th Century Boy (1973)

Album(s):
Electric Warrior (1971)


A Tribe Called Quest

Song(s):
Scenario (with Busta Rhymes, 1992)

Album(s):
People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythms (1990)
The Low-End Theory (1991)
Midnight Marauders (1993)


Tricky

Song(s):
Evolution Revolution Love (with Ed Kowalczyk & Hawkman, 2001)

Album(s):
Maxinquaye (1995)


Trio

Song(s):
Da Da Da (1981)


Lennie Tristano

Jazz pianist born 3/19/1919 in Chicago, IL. Died 11/18/1978.

Album(s):
Crosscurrents (1949)


Travis Tritt

Country singer born James Travis Tritt on 2/9/1963 in Marietta, GA.

Song(s):
Here's a Quarter, Call Someone Who Cares (1991)
It's a Great Day to Be Alive (2000)


Triumph

Song(s):
Magic Power (1981)


Trixter

Song(s):
Give It to Me Good (1990)


The Troggs

Song(s):
Wild Thing (1966)


Troop

Song(s):
Spread My Wings (1989)


Trooper

Song(s):
Raise a Little Hell (1978)


John Scott Trotter

Song(s):
I'll Be Home for Christmas (1943) – see Bing Crosby
I'll Be Seeing You (1944) – see Bing Crosby
Swinging on a Star (1944) – see Bing Crosby
I Love You (1944) – see Bing Crosby


Roger Troutman

Song(s):
California Love (1996) – see Tupac Shakur


Robin Trower


Doris Troy


Derek Trucks


The Andrea True Connection

Song(s):
More, More, More (1976)


Robert Trujillo


Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra

Song(s):
Singin' the Blues (with Bix Beiderbecke, 1927)


Ernest Tubb

Country singer born Ernest Dale Tubb on 2/9/1914 in Crisp, TX. Died 9/6/1984.

Song(s):
Walking the Floor Over You (1941)


Tubeway Army

Song(s):
Are Friends Electric? (1979)


Maureen "Moe" Tucker

Rock drummer with the Velvet Underground.


Richards Tucker


Sophie Tucker

Singer and actress born Sonia Kalish on 1/13/1884 in Tulchyn, Ukraine. Died 2/9/1966. Known for comical and risqué songs. One of the most popular entertainers in America during the first half of the 20th century. Nicknamed "The Last of the Red Hot Mamas."

Song(s):
Some of These Days (1911)
Some of These Days (with Ted Lewis, 1927)
I Ain't Got Nobody (1927)


Tanya Tucker

Country singer born 10/10/1958 in Seminole, TX.

Song(s):
Delta Dawn (1972)
Bring My Flowers Now (2019)

Album(s):
While I'm Living (2019)


Tuesday Night Music Club

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Along with Bill Bottrell, Kevin Gilbert initiated the "Tuesday Night Music Club," an informal weekly jam session that also included Gilbert's then-girlfriend Sheryl Crow. They all contributed to her debut album Tuesday Night Music Club and went on to work together on other projects as well. Active: 1992-1994 Members: Bill Bottrell (producer), Kevin Gilbert, Sheryl Crow, David Baerwald, David Ricketts, Dan Schwartz (b), and Brian MacLeod (d).

Albums on which 2 or more members appeared:
Boomtown (1986) – see David David
Toy Matinee (1990) – see Toy Matinee
Live at the Roxy (live, 1991) – see Toy Matinee
Triage (1992) – see David Baerwald
Tuesday Night Music Club (1993) – see Sheryl Crow
Thud (1995) – see Kevin Gilbert
In Flight (Linda Perry, 1996)
Susanna Hoffs (1996) – see Susanna Hoffs
Ladyland (Sierra Swan, 2006)
Bird on a Wire (Toby Lightman, 2006)
Detours (2008) – see Sheryl Crow DB, BB, KG, BM, & DS – Susanna Hoffs: Susanna Hoffs (1996)


KT Tunstall

Song(s):
Black Horse & the Cherry Tree (2004)
Suddenly I See (2004)
Hold On (2007)

Album(s):
Eye to the Telescope (2004)


2pac

- see Tupac Shakur


The Turbans

Song(s):
When You Dance (1955)


Roy Turk


Alan Turner

Song(s):
As Long As the World Rolls On (1908)


Big Joe Turner

Blues singer born Joseph Vernon Turner, Jr. on 5/18/1911 in Kansas City, MO. Died 11/24/1985.

Song(s):
Shake, Rattle and Roll (1954)

Album(s):
The Boss of the Blues (1956)


Grant Turner


Ike Turner

R&B guitarist born Izear Luster Turner, Jr. on 11/5/1931 in Clarksdale, MI. Died 12/12/2007. Paired with one-time wife Tina Turner during the '60s and '70s. Also the force behind "Rocket 88", which some call the first rock song.

Song(s):
River Deep, Mountain High (1966) – see Tina Turner
Proud Mary (1970) – see Tina Turner


Joe Lynn Turner

Rock singer with Rainbow (80-84) and Deep Purple (89-92).


Tina Turner

R&B/rock singer born Anna Mae Bullock on 11/26/38 in Nutbush, TN. Found success as half of a duo with Ike Turner, to whom she was married from 1958-76. After a few overlooked solo efforts in the '70s, Tina returned with the album Private Dancer in 1984 and launched one of rock's greatest comeback stories. The 12-time Grammy winner has been called "The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll" and sold more than 200 million records worldwide.

Song(s):
River Deep, Mountain High (with Ike Turner, 1966)
Proud Mary (with Ike Turner, 1970)
What's Love Got to Do with It? (1984)
We Don't Need Another Hero (1985)

Album(s):
Private Dancer (1984)
Simply the Best (compilation: 1973-91, released 1991)


Tom Turpin

Song(s):
Harlem Rag (1897)
The St. Louis Rag (1905)
The Buffalo Rag (1906)


The Turtles

Song(s):
It Ain't Me, Babe (1965)
Happy Together (1967)


TV on the Radio

Album(s):
Return to Cookie Mountain (2006)
Dear Science (2008)


Shania Twain

Country singer born Eileen Regina Edwards on 8/28/1965 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Married at one time to producer "Mutt" Lange.

Song(s):
Any Man of Mine (1995)
Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under? (1995)
You're Still the One (1997)
Man! I Feel Like a Woman (1997)
That Don't Impress Me Much (1997)
Come on Over (1997)
Forever and for Always (2002)

Album(s):
The Woman in Me (1995)
Come on Over (1997)
Up! (2002)
Greatest Hits (compilation: 1994-2004, released 2004)


24K Goldn

Song(s):
Mood (with Iann Dior, 2020)


Twenty One Pilots

Song(s):
Stressed Out (2015)
Ride (2016)
Heathens (2016)
The Hype (2018)
Level of Concern (2020)

Album(s):
Vessel (2013)
Blurryface (2015)


21 Savage

Song(s):
Rockstar (2017) – see Post Malone


Twista

Song(s):
Slow Jamz (with Kanye West & Jamie Foxx, 2003)


Twisted Sister

Song(s):
We're Not Gonna Take It (1984)
I Wanna Rock (1984)


Conway Twitty

Country singer born Harold Lloyd Jenkins on 9/1/1933 in Friars Point, MI. Died 6/6/1993.

Song(s):
It's Only Make Believe (1958)
Hello Darlin' (1970)

Album(s):
Feelins' (with Loretta Lynn, 1975)


Ty Dolla $ign

Song(s):
Work from Home (2016) – see Fifth Harmony
Swalla (2017) – see Jason Derulo
Psycho (2018) – see Post Malone


Tyga

Song(s):
Taste (with Offset, 2018)


Bonnie Tyler

Song(s):
It's a Heartache (1977)
Total Eclipse of the Heart (1983)


Steven Tyler

Born Steven Victor Tallarico on 3/26/1948. Rock singer/songwriter with Aerosmith (70-).


The Tymes

Song(s):
So Much in Love (1963)


McCoy Tyner

Jazz pianist born Alfred McCoy Tyner on 12/11/1938 in Philadelphia, PA.


Tyrese

Song(s):
Stay (2012)


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