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Blue Xmas

Linda Gail Lewis (US)

Contemporary Musicians | Lewis, Linda Gail

Singer, songwriter

Linda Gail Lewis is the younger sister of one of music's great performers, Jerry Lee Lewis. After decades of lingering in his shadow, she finally achieved a measure of fame in 2000 with a critically acclaimed album of duets performed with Irish rocker Van Morrison. Living a life every bit as tumultuous as her piano-thumping brother's, Lewis has toured the world repeatedly, married eight times, nearly died from drug overdoses, and has fought the ongoing battle of family-versus-career. In the course of her musical career she has written and sung a variety of music, some good and some comically bad. Her style, which has embraced hard-core honky-tonk music, 1...

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Sven Zetterberg

Talking about blues players outside America it´s hard to leave out Sven Zetterberg, Sweden´s most versatile artist in this field.Being both an excellent singer,guitarist,songwriter and harmonicaplayer extraordinary,he has become a house-hold name all over Scandinavia.Born in Skärblacka on the 28th of March in 1952,Sven took music seriously enough to perform in school at the age of seven.

"I didn´t know any real english words and couldn´t actually play any instrument but my grand-mother had bought me an acoustic guitar that I fooled around with trying to mimic Elvis Presley.The first black performer I heard was Little Richard and he almost drove me crazy with his wild,frantic singing."In 1964 he first heard Mick Jagger play har...

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Magnus Lindberg

Billy Bremner (UK)

William 'Billy' Bremner (born in 1947, in Scotland) is best known for his work as guitar player in the band Rockpile. Rockpile played on the bulk of Nick Lowe & Dave Edmunds' albums throughout the mid 1970s but only released one album under their own name. In addition to his guitarist duties, Bremner occasionally sang lead, as he did on "Heart" and "You Ain't Nothing But Fine" on 1980's "Seconds Of Pleasure." He also wrote Edmunds' hit "Trouble Boys", but used an alias, Billy Murray, so as not to be confused with the more famous footballer with the same name.

Before Rockpile, he played with The Luvvers, who served as Lulu's backing band and recorded a single ("The House On The Hill/Most Unlovely" for Parlophone in 1966. In 197...

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