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Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock; Vocal half of the rock & roll duo Ike & Tina Turner, later released a highly successful rock & pop solo career. Dubbed the Queen of Rock & Roll, she has won 8 Grammys, & sold more concert tickets than any other solo artist in history. Ranked 63 on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Singers of All Time, & inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991).

Heart is an American rock band which first found success in Canada and later in the United States and worldwide. Over the group's four-decade history, the band has had three primary lineups, with the constant members being sisters lead singer Ann Wilson and guitarist Nancy Wilson. Heart rose to fame in the mid-1970s with music influenced by hard rock and folk music.

Aretha Franklin is not only the definitive female soul singer of the Sixties, she’s also one of the most influential and important voices in pop history. Franklin fused the gospel music she grew up on with the sensuality of R, the innovation of jazz, and the precision of pop. Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/artists/aretha-franklin#ixzz1zPWcpzp3

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August 22, 1969: The Beatles’ Final Photo Shoot

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Dolly Rebecca Parton, born January 19, 1946 is an American singer-songwriter, author, multi-instrumentalist, actress, and philanthropist, best known for her work in country music. As a songwriter, she has composed over 3,000 songs. She is one of the most successful female country artists of all time; with an estimated 100 million in album sales, She is known as "The Queen of Country Music".

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10 Best Singer-Songwriters of All Time

Who doesn't love Billy Joel?

Billy Joel is an American pianist, singer-songwriter, and composer. Joel had Top 40 hits in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, achieving 33 Top 40 hits in the United States, all of which he wrote himself. He is also a six-time Grammy Award winner who has been nominated for 23 Grammy Awards throughout his career. He has sold over 150 million records worldwide.