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Lou Reed
Soundtrack, Trainspotting
He formed the group The Velvet Underground with Welsh multi-instrumentalist John Cale, second guitarist Sterling Morrison, and drummer Maureen Tucker in New York in 1965. The group soon became a part of Andy Warhol's Factory scene, which housed a great number of the most freaked and experimental artists at the time...
 
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The Velvet Underground
Soundtrack, Juno
The Velvet Underground had its origins, oddly enough, in the world of manufactured pop music, around 1965. Long Island native songwriter/singer/guitarist Lou Reed had gone from college at Syracuse University to a day job as a staff composer and musician for Pickwick Records, whose specialities...
 
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Nick Cave
Composer, Lawless
Nick Cave is a man of many talents. Musician. Songwriter. Screenwriter. Novelist. Actor. The Australian was born in Warracknabeal, Victoria in 1957, and would go onto form the alternative rock band Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, who have since successfully released a string of hit albums. In film, Nick has starred in two films with Brad Pitt: Johnny Suede by Tom DiCillo and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford...
 
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Iggy Pop
Soundtrack, Trainspotting
Legendary Rock 'n' Roll wildman and substance abuser. Recorded a series of classic rock albums with The Stooges and later as a solo artist. Worked extensively with David Bowie.
 
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Nina Hagen
Has performed throughout the world for over forty years. Born March 11, 1955 in the former East Berlin, East Germany, to Hans and Eva-Maria Hagen. At the age of four began to study ballet and at an early age was considered to be an "opera prodigy". In 1979, appeared with Herman Brood, and Lene Lovich in the film Cha-Cha. The three composed the film's soundtrack.
 
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Diamanda Galás
Raised in San Diego, California, Galás was born to Greek Orthodox parents, who always encouraged her gift for piano. Galás studied a wide range of musical forms, as well as visual-art performance, and then moved to to Europe where she made her performance debut at the Festival d'Avignon in France in 1979...
 
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Igor Stravinsky
Igor Stravinsky's father was a singer at the opera, and thus Stravinsky became a student of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov after a short stint as a law student. Very much influenced by Russian composers, only his sponsor Sergei Diaghilev in Paris was able to convince him to try new styles of ballet, e.g. "Le sacre du printemps"...
 
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Nico
Actress, Vergeef me
 
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P.J. Harvey
Polly Jean Harvey was born in England on October 9th 1969. The daughter of a quarryman father and an artist mother, Polly Jean, or PJ as she is more commonly known, was raised on a sheep farm in Yeovil, Somerset. She learned to play a number of instruments as a child (including guitar, saxophone, and violin) and as a teenager played in several bands...
 
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The Breeders
Soundtrack, Snatch
 
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Sonic Youth
Soundtrack, Juno
 
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The Doors
Soundtrack, Forrest Gump
 
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Janis Joplin
Soundtrack, Watchmen
Janis Lyn Joplin was born at St. Mary's Hospital in the oil-refining town of Port Arthur, Texas, near the border with Louisiana. Her father was a cannery worker and her mother was a registrar for a business college. As an overweight teenager, she was a folk-music devotee (especially Odetta...
 
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Maria Callas
This volatile opera diva was born in New York City to Greek émigrés in 1923. Her father set up a pharmacy and changed the family name from Kalogeropoulos to Callas. As a child Maria studied the piano. When her parents separated (she was 14 at the time), her mother returned to Athens with Maria and her sister...
 
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Frank Zappa
Composer, Baby Snakes
Of all the qualities that typified Frank Zappa, perhaps the most striking is that he was a paradox. A workaholic perfectionist rock star who eschewed the hippie culture of the 1960s, deploring its conformism, spurious ideals and drug use, Zappa was not only a brilliant rock guitarist but an orchestral composer...
 
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Ella Fitzgerald
Soundtrack, The Master
On Saturday, June 15th, 1996, an era in jazz singing came to an end, with the death of Ella Fitzgerald at her home in California. She was the last of four great female jazz singers (including Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, and Carmen McRae) who defined one of the most prolific eras in jazz vocal style...
 
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Billie Holiday
Soundtrack, Schindler's List
Billie Holiday was a true artist of her day and rose as a social phenomenon in the 1950s. Her soulful, unique singing voice and her ability to boldly turn any material that she confronted into her own music made her a superstar of her time. Today, Holiday is remembered for her masterpieces, creativity and vivacity...
 
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Johann Sebastian Bach
Soundtrack, The Godfather
Johann Sebastian Bach was born on March 21, 1685, in Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany, into a large and distinguished family of professional musicians. His father, named Johann Ambrosius Bach, was a violinist and trumpeter, employed by the city of Eisenach. His uncles were church organists, court musicians and composers...
 
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Claude Debussy
Soundtrack, The Usual Suspects
Claude Debussy was born in St. Germain-en-Laye, near Paris, France. His father was a salesman and kept a china shop. His mother was a seamstress. Some traumatizing events in his childhood caused him a depression and he never spoke about his early years. Later he could not compose without having his favorite porcelain frog...
 
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Nirvana
Soundtrack, Jarhead
 
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AC/DC
Soundtrack, The Avengers
 
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Philip Glass
Music Department, The Truman Show
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Glass worked in his father's radio store and discovered music listening to the offbeat Western classical records customers didn't seem to want. He studied the violin and flute, and obtained early admission to the University of Chicago. After graduating in mathematics and philosophy...
 
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Hole
Soundtrack, Any Given Sunday
 
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Fiona Apple
Soundtrack, Bridesmaids
Daughter of former singer Diane McAfee and actor Brandon Maggart. She was classically trained as a pianist as a child and began composing songs when she was eight years old. She crafted a demo tape while in Los Angeles finishing High School. When she returned home to New York for Christmas one of the tapes found its way to a friend who supervised the care of a music industry executive's children...
 
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Babes In Toyland
Soundtrack, S.F.W.
 
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Le Tigre
Soundtrack, Accepted
Le Tigre is a post-punk band formed in New York City, United States, in 1998. Its line-up consisted by former Bikini Kill singer and frontwoman Kathleen Hanna, Johanna Fateman and Sadie Benning. In 2000, Benning left the band and Jocelyn Samson (best known as JD Samson) fulfills her position...
 
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Black Sabbath
Soundtrack, Iron Man
 
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Pixies
Soundtrack, Fight Club
 
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Frank Black
Soundtrack, Fight Club
 
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The Donnas
Soundtrack, The Hangover
 
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Fela Kuti
Soundtrack, The Visitor
 
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Neu!
Soundtrack, Kill Bill: Vol. 1
 
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Dead Can Dance
Soundtrack, Baraka
 
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Röyksopp
Soundtrack, Cashback
 
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The Jesus Lizard
Soundtrack, Clerks
 
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Sleater-Kinney
Sleater-Kinney is a rock band formed in 1994 in Olympia, Washington. Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker play guitar and do vocals. Janet Weiss plays drums. The band has released 8 studio albums -- Sleater-Kinney (1995), Call the Doctor (1996), Dig Me Out (1997), The Hot Rock (1999), All Hands on the Bad One (2000), One Beat (2002) The Woods (2005), and No Cities to Love (2015).
 
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Marianne Faithfull
Soundtrack, Thelma & Louise
Probably best known for her highly publicized romantic link to Mick Jagger. Born December 29, 1946, to Eva, the Baroness Erisso, and Major Glynn Faithfull, a WWII British spy. Marianne Faithfull acted in several theater productions before she made her film debut appearance in I'll Never Forget What's'isname. Her character went down in history as the first person to use the F-word in a mainstream film...
 
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Rozz Williams
Composer, Pig
 
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Brian Eno
Soundtrack, Shutter Island
Regarded as one of the best producers and musicians in rock history, Eno started his career in 1971 with Roxy Music. The band released two albums, "Roxy Music" and "For Your Pleasure", with the two Brians in the lineup (the other one was, of course, lead singer Bryan Ferry); a conflict between the two Brians forced Eno to leave Roxy Music in 1973...
 
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The Clash
Soundtrack, Iron Man 2
 
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Morrissey
Steven Patrick Morrissey was born in Davyhulme, Manchester, England, UK. At a very early age, he took an interest in writing. His top priority was poetry, though he would have his biography on James Dean, "James Dean Is Not Dead", published by his early 20s. His literary influences ranged from Oscar Wilde to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe...
 
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Sigur Rós
Soundtrack, 127 Hours
 
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Unkle
Soundtrack, The Beach