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Famous Philadelphians: Music
Can you name the famous musicians/singers from Philadelphia ?
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One-hit wonder (1972's 'Me and Mrs. Jones)
One-hit wonder garage band of the 60's ('Expressway to Your Heart')
80's band that had a hit with 'And We Danced' and also wrote Cyndi Lauper hit 'Time After Time'
Artist formerly known as the Fresh Prince
Close-harmony men's R&B group ('End of the Road')
Dance craze spokesman whose stage name was inspired by Fats Domino
Female rap artist and actress ('Let Me Blow Ya Mind')
1970's soul group that launched the career of Teddy Pendergrass
Smooth jazz saxist who scored a hit with 'Mr. Magic'
Early doo-wop group who recorded 'At the Hop' and 'Rock n' Roll is Here to Stay'
Popular operatic tenor and movie star of the 1950's
1970's band ( 'Disco Inferno')
Born Garrett Dutton III, he likes cold beverages
His 'Adagio for Strings' became the theme for the film 'Platoon'
'Colorful' singer born Alecia Beth Moore, had a #1 hit with 'So What' in 2008
Male pop duo who had six #1 hits in the 1970's and 1980's
Formed 1960's band The Nazz but became famous as solo artist and producer
Her #1 'cheerleader' song was also an early MTV hit
Groundbreaking saxophonist; died in 1967 at age 40
Born in Philadelphia in 1915; Diana Ross portrayed her in a 1972 film
70's singer-songwriter killed in a 1973 plane crash
Tongue-in-cheek rock band ('Punk Rock Girl', 'Bitchin' Camaro')
Her group's 'Lady Marmalade' was a 70's hit
His 'Rock Around the Clock' is widely considered the first rock n' roll hit
Jazz guitarist, until recently bandleader on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Critically acclaimed hip-hop group; house band for 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon'
She sang 'My Country, 'Tis of Thee' from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial
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