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Larry Williams

Lawrence Eugene Williams was an American rhythm and blues and rock and roll singer, songwriter, producer and pianist from New Orleans. Williams is best known for writing and recording some rock and roll classics from 1957 to 1959 for Specialty Records, including "Bony Moronie", "Short Fat Fannie", "High School Dance" (1957), "Slow Down", "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" (1958), "Bad Boy" and "She Said Yeah" (1959). Williams had been involved with underworld activity since his early teens, and had reputedly been a pimp before he ever recorded music.

Earl Palmer

Earl Cyril Palmer was an American rock & roll and rhythm and blues drummer. Palmer played on many recording sessions (the musicians union tracked Earl Palmer playing on 450 dates in 1967 alone), including Little Richard's first several albums and Tom Waits' 1978 album Blue Valentine.

Gil Scott-Heron

Gilbert Scott-Heron was an American soul and jazz poet, musician and author, known primarily for his work as a spoken word performer in the 1970s and 80s. His collaborative efforts with musician Brian Jackson featured a musical fusion of jazz, blues and soul, as well as lyrical content concerning social and political issues of the time, delivered in both rapping and melismatic vocal styles by Scott-Heron.

Tom Waits

Thomas Alan Waits is an American singer-songwriter, composer and actor. He has worked as a composer for movies and musical plays and has acted in supporting roles in films including Paradise Alley and Bram Stoker's Dracula; he also starred in the 1986 film Down By Law. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his soundtrack work on One From The Heart.

Jackson Browne

Clyde Jackson Browne is an American singer-songwriter and musician. Browne has written and recorded several notable songs throughout his career including "These Days", "The Pretender", "Running On Empty", "Lawyers in Love", "Doctor My Eyes", "Take It Easy", "For a Rocker" and "Somebody's Baby". In 2004, he was both inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, and bestowed an Honorary Doctorate of Music by Occidental College in Los Angeles, California.

Art Garfunkel

Arthur Ira "Art" Garfunkel is an American singer, songwriter, poet and actor, best known as being a member of the folk duo Simon & Garfunkel.

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