Category:Dunhill Records artists
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The following 56 pages are in this category, out of 56 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Steve Allen – Stephen Valentine Patrick William Steve Allen was an American television personality, musician, composer, actor, comedian, writer and advocate of scientific skepticism. He achieved notability as the first host of The Tonight Show, though he got his start in radio, Allen is best known for his television career. He first gained attention as a guest host on Arthur Godfreys Talent Scouts. After he hosted the The Tonight Show, he went on to host numerous game and variety shows, including his own The Steve Allen Show, Ive Got a Secret and he was a regular panel member on CBS Whats My Line. From 1977 until 1981, he wrote, produced and hosted the award-winning show Meeting of Minds, Allen was a creditable pianist and a prolific composer, having written over 8,500 songs, some of which were recorded by numerous leading singers. Allen won the 1964 Grammy Award for Best Original Jazz Composition, Allen wrote more than 50 books, including novels, childrens books, and books of opinions, including his final book, Vulgarians at the Gate, Trash TV and Raunch Radio. In 1996 Allen was presented with the Martin Gardner Lifetime Achievement Award from the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and he has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a Hollywood theater named in his honor. Allen was born in New York City, the son of Billy and Isabelle Allen, Allen was raised on the South Side of Chicago by his mothers Irish Catholic family. Milton Berle once called Allens mother the funniest woman in vaudeville, Allens first radio job was on station KOY in Phoenix, Arizona, after he left Arizona State Teachers College in Tempe, while still a sophomore. He enlisted in the U. S. Army during World War II and was trained as an infantryman and he spent his service time at Camp Roberts, California, and did not serve overseas. Allen returned to Phoenix before deciding to back to California. During a shows segment, Allen went into the audience with the microphone to ad lib on-air for the first time and his radio show attracted a huge local following, and in 1950 it replaced Our Miss Brooks, exposing Allen to a national audience for the first time. Allens first television experience had come in 1949 when he answered an ad for a TV announcer for professional wrestling and he knew nothing about wrestling, so he watched some shows and discovered that the announcers did not have well-defined names for the holds. When he got the job, he created names for many of the holds, now the boys go into a double pretzel bend with variations on a theme by Velox and Yolanda. After CBS radio gave Allen a weekly prime time show, CBS television believed it could groom him for national small-screen stardom, the Steve Allen Show premiered at 11 am on Christmas Day,1950, and was later moved into a thirty-minute, early evening slot. This new show required him to uproot his family and move from LA to New York, the show was canceled in 1952, after which CBS tried several shows to showcase Allens talent. Allen achieved national attention when he was pressed into service at the last minute to host Arthur Godfreys Talent Scouts because Godfrey was unable to appear. Allen turned one of Godfreys live Lipton commercials upside down, preparing tea and instant soup on camera, with the audience uproariously and thoroughly entertained, Allen gained major recognition as a comedian and host
2. Hal Blaine – Hal Blaine is an American drummer and session musician. He is most known for his work with the Wrecking Crew in California and he has played on 40 number one hit singles,150 top ten hits and has performed on, by his own accounting, over 35,000 recorded tracks. He is widely regarded as one of the most prolific drummers in rock and roll history, Blaine is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, and the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2010, Blaine was born to Jewish Eastern European immigrants, Meyer and Rose Belsky, in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Hal Blaine Strikes Again is a stamp used by Blaine to mark music scores and places where he has played. Drummer and author Max Weinberg, in his introduction to the chapter on Blaine in his book, writes, Eleven years later our band played Wembley Arena, after the show, while we were relaxing backstage, Bruce asked me to come into his dressing room. I went in, he pointed to the wall and said, I looked at the wall but didnt see anything except peeling wallpaper. Finally, I got right down on the spot he was pointing to, and right there, in a crack in the paper, rubber stamped to the wall, it said HAL BLAINE STRIKES AGAIN. When asked to explain about the stamp Blaine replied, I always stamp my charts, and theres a reason why I started that, it wasnt all ego. He went on to describe that occasionally he would need to find a particular chart amidst five hundred pieces of music in a pile and he needed some mark to do so. Eventually I had a stamp made up, and from that day on Ive always stamped every piece of music I play. Hal was getting so many studio dates he actually had a stamp made. Robinson and 1971 for Bridge over Troubled Water, The 5th Dimension in 1970 for Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In,1963 Deuces, Ts, Roadsters and Drums 1966 Drums. A Go Go 1967 Psychedelic Percussion 1968 Have Fun, with Irene Kral Wonderful Life Hal Blaines drums can be heard as part of the Wall of Sound on the Ronettes 1963 No.2 hit Be My Baby, produced by Phil Spector at Hollywoods Gold Star Studios. Max Weinberg wrote, If Hal Blaine had played only on the Ronettes Be My Baby, his name would still be uttered with reverence. Rolling Stone magazine listed the song as No.22 on The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, in March 2000, Hal Blaine was one of the first five sidemen inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Some of the musicians with whom Blaine has worked include
3. Bobby Bland – Robert Calvin Bobby Bland, known professionally as Bobby Blue Bland, was an American blues and R&B singer. Bland developed a sound that mixed gospel with the blues and R&B and he was described as among the great storytellers of blues and soul music. Created tempestuous arias of love, betrayal and resignation, set against roiling, dramatic orchestrations and he was sometimes referred to as the Lion of the Blues and as the Sinatra of the Blues. His music was influenced by Nat King Cole. Bland was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1981, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992, and he received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame described him as second in only to B. B. King as a product of Memphiss Beale Street blues scene. Bland was born Robert Calvin Brooks in the town of Barretville. His father, I. J. Brooks, abandoned the family not long after Roberts birth, Robert later acquired the name Bland from his stepfather, Leroy Bridgeforth, who was also called Leroy Bland. Bobby Bland never graduated from school, with his mother, Bland moved to Memphis in 1947, where he started singing with local gospel groups, including the Miniatures. Between 1950 and 1952, Bland recorded unsuccessful singles for Modern Records and, at Ike Turners suggestion and he then signed a contract with Duke Records. When Bland returned to Memphis in 1954, several of his former associates and he joined Aces revue and returned to Duke Records, which was then being run by Houston entrepreneur Don Robey. According to biographer Charles Farley, Robey handed Bobby a new contract, which Bobby could not read, the deal gave Bland just half a cent per record sold, instead of the industry standard of 2 cents. Bland released his first single for Duke in 1955, unlike many blues musicians, Bland played no instrument. Blands first chart success came in 1957 with the R&B chart no.1 hit Farther Up the Road and it was followed by a series of hits on the R&B chart, including Little Boy Blue. He also shared an album with Parker, Blues Consolidated, in 1958, Blands craft was most clearly heard on a series of early-1960s releases, including Cry Cry Cry, I Pity the Fool and Turn On Your Love Light, which became a much-covered standard. Despite credits to the contrary—often claimed by Robey—many of these works were written by Joe Scott. Bland also recorded a hit version of T-Bone Walkers Call It Stormy Monday and his final R&B no.1 was Thats The Way Love Is, in 1963, but he continued to produce a consistent run of R&B chart entries through the mid-1960s. Blands records mostly sold on the R&B market rather than achieving crossover success and he had 23 Top Ten hits on the Billboard R&B chart
4. Jimmy Buffett – James William Jimmy Buffett is an American musician, songwriter, author, actor, and businessman. He is best known for his music, which portrays an island escapism lifestyle. Together with his Coral Reefer Band, Buffett has recorded hit songs including Margaritaville and he has a devoted base of fans known as Parrotheads. Aside from his career in music, Buffett is also a writer and is involved in two restaurant chains named after two of his best-known songs, Cheeseburger in Paradise and Margaritaville. He owns the Margaritaville Cafe restaurant chain and co-developed the Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurant chain, Buffett was born on December 25,1946, in Pascagoula, Mississippi, and spent part of his childhood in Mobile, Alabama. He is the son of Mary Lorraine and James Delaney Buffett, in grade school years, he attended St. Ignatius School, where he played the trombone in the school band. Buffetts grandfather was a sailor, therefore he was exposed to sailing as a child which had an effect on his life. He later lived in Fairhope, Alabama and he graduated from McGill Institute for Boys in 1964. He was initiated into the fraternity Kappa Sigma at the University of Southern Mississippi, after graduating from college, Buffett worked as a correspondent for Billboard magazine in Nashville, breaking the news of the separation of Flatt and Scruggs. Buffett married Margie Washichek in 1969, they divorced in 1972, Buffett spent years working as the First Mate on the yacht of industrialist Foster Talge on the Petticoat III in Key West while perfecting the Caribbean Rock n Roll genre. Buffett and his wife, Jane have two daughters, Savannah Jane and Sarah Delaney, and an adopted son, Cameron Marley. They separated in the early 1980s but reconciled in 1991, Buffett also owns a home in St Barts, a Caribbean island where he lived on and off in the early 1980s while he was part-owner of the Autour de Rocher hotel and restaurant. He spends part of the summer traveling about the East Coast on his sailboat, an avid pilot, Buffett owns a Dassault Falcon 900 that he often uses while on concert tour and traveling worldwide. He has also owned a Boeing Stearman, Lake Amphibian and Grumman Albatross and his father died May 1,2003 at the age of 83. His mother died a few months after her husband, on September 25,2003, in 2015, Jimmy Buffett spoke at the University of Miamis graduation ceremony and received an honorary doctorate in music. Wearing flip flops and aviator sunglasses he told graduates, Its time to see the world, time to kiss a girl, and time to cross that wide meridian. Buffett began his career in Nashville, Tennessee, during the late 1960s as a country artist and recorded his first album. During this time, Buffett could be found busking for tourists in New Orleans