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Little Richard

Richard Wayne Penniman, known by the stage name Little Richard, is an American singer, songwriter, musician, recording artist and actor. He is considered a key in the transition from rhythm and blues to rock and roll in the mid-1950s.

Chubby Checker

Chubby Checker (born Ernest Evans) is an American singer-songwriter. He is widely known for popularizing the twist dance style, with his 1960 hit cover of Hank Ballard's R&B hit "The Twist".

Bo Diddley

Ellas Otha Bates, known by his stage name Bo Diddley, was an American rhythm and blues vocalist, guitarist, songwriter (usually as Ellas McDaniel) and inventor. He was known in particular for his technical innovations, including his trademark rectangular guitar.

Lloyd Price

Lloyd Price is an American R&B vocalist. Known as "Mr. Personality", after the name of one of his biggest million-selling hits. His first recording, "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" was a huge hit on Specialty Records in 1952.

Jerry Nolan

Jerry Nolan was an American rock drummer best known for his work with The New York Dolls and Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers.

The Coasters

The Coasters are an American rhythm and blues/rock and roll vocal group that had a string of hits in the late 1950s. Beginning with "Searchin'" and "Young Blood," their most memorable songs were written by the songwriting and producing team of Leiber and Stoller. Although the Coasters originated outside of mainstream doo wop, their records were so frequently imitated that they became an important part of the doo wop legacy through the 1960s.

Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick is an American rock band formed in 1973. Their biggest hits include "Surrender", "I Want You to Want Me", "The Flame" and "Dream Police".

Al Kooper

Al Kooper (born Alan Peter Kuperschmidt) is an American songwriter, record producer and musician. He is known for organizing Blood, Sweat & Tears, providing studio support for Bob Dylan when he went electric in 1965 and bringing together guitarists Mike Bloomfield and Stephen Stills to record the Super Session album. He has had a successful solo career since then, written music for film soundtracks and has also lectured in musical composition.

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