Born in Newark in 1949. He is a Grammy Award- winning singer and composer, best known as one of the founding members of the current incarnation of the vocal group The Manhattan Transfer.[
Born in Newark in 1939. A jazz singer and pianist. John Coltrane cited Bey as his favorite vocalist.
Resided in Newark. Betty Carter was an American jazz singer known for her improvisational technique, scatting and other complex musical abilities that demonstrated her vocal talent and imaginative interpretation of lyrics and melodies.
Born in Newark in 1938. An American pop singer of Italian heritage and the top-charting female vocalist of the late-1950s and early-1960s. Although her chart success waned in the second half of the 1960s, Francis remained a top concert draw. Also was an actress in films.
Born in Newark in 1923. was a radio personality at WNYC, WNSW, WJDM and WPAT in the New York City market. He worked on the radio for 63 years in the New York City area, up to the time of his death.
Grew up in Newark. A singer-songwriter, record producer, occasional actress and author.
Born in Newark in 1934. A popular singer, most famous as the frontman of The Four Seasons beginning in 1960. He is well known for his unusually powerful falsetto voice. Valli, Tommy DeVito, Nick Massi, and Bob Gaudio - the original members of The Four Seasons - were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.
Born in Newark in 1949. A singer, best known for the disco era hits "I Will Survive" (Hot 100 number 1, 1979), "Never Can Say Goodbye" (Hot 100 number 9, 1974), "Let Me Know (I Have a Right)" (Hot 100 number 42, 1980) and "I Am What I Am" (R&B number 82, 1983).
Born in Newark in 1958. Tracy Lauren Marrow, better known by his stage name Ice-T, is a rapper, singer and actor.
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Lived in Newark. A jazz saxophone and flute player. He was best known for his hit "Moody's Mood for Love," an improvisation based on "I'm in the Mood for Love."
Graduated from Barringer High School. A composer of musical theatre and popular music. One of the most important American theatre composers of the early 20th century, he wrote more than 700 songs, used in over 100 stage works
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Born in Newark in 1958. He is a contemporary folk musician. In 1991, Rolling Stone magazine called him "the preeminent male singer-songwriter of what has been dubbed the New Folk Movement."
Graduated from Arts High School. An R&B singer-songwriter, recording artist and dancer. She began pursuing a career as a singer when she was a teenager.
Born in Newark in 1940. (also known as Khalid Yasin (Abdul Aziz); was an American jazz organist and occasional pianist. Young pioneered a modal approach to the Hammond B-3. He also played soul-jazz also, among other styles.
Graduated from Arts High School in Newark. Beatrice Melba Hill, best known by her stage name, Melba Moore is an American disco, R&B singer and actress. She is the daughter of saxophonist Teddy Hill and R&B singer Bonnie Davis.