Carlos Augusto Alves Santana (born July 20, 1947) is a Mexican and American musician who first became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which pioneered a fusion of rock and Latin American music. The band's sound featured his melodic, blues-based guitar lines set against Latin and African rhythms featuring percussion instruments such as timbales and congas not generally heard in rock music.
The Supremes were an American female singing group and the premier act of Motown Records during the 1960s. The Supremes were the most commercially successful of Motown's acts and are, to date, America's most successful vocal group with 12 number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100.
Salt-n-Pepa This '80s hip-hop trio was one of the first all-female rap groups. Consisting of Cheryl James, SandraDenton and Deidra Roper, the group was known for the smash singles "Push It," "Let's Talk About Sex" and "Whatta Man." Salt-n-Pepa produced five studio albums and won a Grammy throughout the '90s before they disbanded in 2002.
Leaders of the New School, hip-hop group comprised of Busta Rhymes, Charlie Brown, Dinco D, & Cut Monitor Milo. Praised for its light-hearted content & old-school call-and-response deliveries, the group's hits included Case of the P.T.A., Sobb Story, The International Zone Coaster, What's Next & Classic Material. They also appeared on A Tribe Called Quest's hit, Scenario. As critics & fans focused more on Busta Rhymes than other members, the group began infighting, eventually splitting up.
Gladys Knight & The Pips were an R/soul family musical act from Atlanta, Georgia, active from 1953 to 1989. The group was best known for their string of hit singles on Motown's "Soul" record label and Buddah Records from 1967 to 1975, including "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" and "Midnight Train to Georgia" ."Neither One of Us(Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye","The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me"
The Temptations are an American vocal group, known for their success in the 1960s, '70s, and '80s at Motown Records. The group's repertoire has included, during its five-decade career, R, doo-wop, funk, disco, soul, and adult contemporary music.
The Shirelles were the first major female vocal group of the rock era, defining the so-called girl group sound with their soft, sweet harmonies and yearning innocence. Their music was a blend of pop/rock and R (especially doo wop and smooth uptown soul) that appealed to listeners across the board, before Motown ever became a crossover phenomen...
Mary Allin Travers (November 9, 1936 – September 16, 2009) was an American singer-songwriter and member of the folk music group Peter, Paul and Mary, along with Peter Yarrow and Noel (Paul) Stookey. Peter, Paul and Mary were one of the most successful folk-singing groups of the 1960s. Unlike most folk musicians who were a part of the early 1960s Greenwich Village music scene.