Imperial Records artists

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  1. Cher
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    Cher

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    Cher (/ˈʃɛər/; born Cherilyn Sarkisian on May 20, 1946) is an American singer, actress, and fashion icon. Described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry, she is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in numerous areas of entertainment, as well as adopting a variety of styles and appearances during her five-decade-long career, which has led to her being nicknamed the Goddess of Pop.


  2. Yvonne De Carlo
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    Yvonne De Carlo

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    Yvonne De Carlo (born Margaret Yvonne Middleton; September 1, 1922 – January 8, 2007) was a Canadian-American actress, singer, and dancer whose career in film, television, and musical theatre spanned six decades.


  3. Ricky Nelson
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    Ricky Nelson

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    Eric Hilliard Nelson (May 8, 1940 – December 31, 1985) – known as Ricky Nelson, later also as Rick Nelson – was an American actor, musician and singer-songwriter. He starred alongside his family in the television series, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952–66), as well as co-starring alongside John Wayne and Dean Martin in Howard Hawks's western feature film, Rio Bravo (1959). He placed 53 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1957 and 1973 including "Poor Little Fool" which holds the distinction of being the first #1 song on Billboard magazine's then-newly created Hot 100 chart. He recorded 19 additional Top 10 hits and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on January 21, 1987. In 1996, he was ranked #49 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time.


  4. Fat Joe
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    Fat Joe

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    Joseph Antonio Cartagena (born August 19, 1970), better known by his stage name Fat Joe, is an American rapper. He is also the CEO of Terror Squad Entertainment, and member of musical groups D.I.T.C. and Terror Squad.


  5. Petula Clark
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    Petula Clark

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    Petula Sally Olwen Clark, CBE (born 15 November 1932) is an English singer, actress and composer whose career has spanned seven decades.


  6. Johnny Rivers
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    Johnny Rivers

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    Johnny Rivers (born John Henry Ramistella, November 7, 1942, New York City) is an American rock 'n' roll singer, songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. His repertoire includes pop, folk, blues, and old-time rock 'n' roll. Rivers charted during the 1960s and 1970s but remains best known for a string of hit singles between 1964 and 1968, among them "Memphis" (a Chuck Berry cover), "Mountain of Love", "The Seventh Son", "Secret Agent Man", "Poor Side of Town" (a US #1), "Baby I Need Your Lovin'" (a Motown cover), and "Summer Rain".


  7. Fats Domino
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    Fats Domino

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    Antoine "Fats" Domino, Jr. (born February 26, 1928) is an American pianist and singer-songwriter. Domino released five gold (million-copy-selling) records before 1955. He also had 35 Top 40 American hits and has a music style based on traditional rhythm and blues ensembles of bass, piano, electric guitar, drums, and saxophone.


  8. The O'Jays
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    The O'Jays

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    The O'Jays are an American R&B group from Canton, Ohio, formed in 1958 and originally consisting of Eddie Levert (born June 16, 1942), Walter Williams (born August 25, 1943), William Powell (January 20, 1942 – May 26, 1977), Bobby Massey and Bill Isles. The O'Jays made their first chart appearance with "Lonely Drifter" in 1963, but reached their greatest level of success once Gamble & Huff, a team of producers and songwriters, signed them to their Philadelphia International label in 1972. With Gamble & Huff, the O'Jays (now a trio after the departure of Isles and Massey) emerged at the forefront of Philadelphia soul with "Back Stabbers" (1972), and topped the Billboard Hot 100 the following year with "Love Train". Numerous other hits followed through the 1970s and into the 80s and 90s, and The O'Jays were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004, and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.


  9. Slim Whitman
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    Slim Whitman

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    Ottis Dewey "Slim" Whitman (January 20, 1923 – June 19, 2013), known professionally as Slim Whitman, was an American country music and western music singer, songwriter and instrumentalist known for his yodeling abilities and his smooth, high, three-octave-range falsetto in a style christened as "countrypolitan". He stated that he had sold in excess of 120 million records. In the 1950s Whitman toured with Elvis Presley as the opening act. In the 1990s a new generation was exposed to Whitman through his songs featured in the film Mars Attacks!; his iconic Indian Love Call would kill the invading Martians every time the record was played.


  10. Rasheeda
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    Rasheeda

    19,341 views

    Rasheeda Buckner-Frost better known by her stage name Rasheeda (often stylized RaSheeda), is an American rapper, fashion designer, television personality and businesswoman from Atlanta, Georgia. Rasheeda was a member of the teenage hip hop trio Da Kaperz until 2000 when she launched her solo career. Her fifth album, Certified Hot Chick, was released on August 18, 2009. She is also part of the hip hop/R&B duo Peach Candy with R&B singer-songwriter Kandi Burruss.


  11. Jackie DeShannon
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    Jackie DeShannon

    12,894 views


  12. The Hollies
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    The Hollies

    8,988 views

    The Hollies are an English pop/rock group known for their pioneering and distinctive three part vocal harmony style. The Hollies became one of the leading British groups of the 1960s (231 weeks on the UK singles charts during the 1960s; the 9th highest of any artist of the decade) and into the mid 1970s. It was formed by Allan Clarke and Graham Nash in late 1962 as a Merseybeat type music group in Manchester, although some of the band members came from towns north of there. Graham Nash left the group in 1968 to form the supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash.


  13. Maurice Chevalier
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    Maurice Chevalier

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    Maurice Auguste Chevalier (September 12, 1888 – January 1, 1972) was a French actor, cabaret singer and entertainer. He is perhaps best known for his signature songs, including "Louise", "Mimi", "Valentine", and "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" and for his films, including The Love Parade and The Big Pond. His trademark attire was a boater hat, which he always wore on stage with a tuxedo.


  14. Lightnin Hopkins
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    Lightnin Hopkins

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    Sam John Hopkins (March 15, 1912 – January 30, 1982), better known as Lightnin’ Hopkins, was an American country blues singer, songwriter, guitarist, and occasional pianist, from Centerville, Texas. Rolling Stone magazine ranked Hopkins number 71 on its list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.


  15. Tony Randall
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    Tony Randall

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    Tony Randall (born Arthur Leonard Rosenberg; February 26, 1920 – May 17, 2004) was an American actor, producer, and director, best known for his role as Felix Unger in the television adaptation of Neil Simon's play The Odd Couple.


  16. Morton Downey Jr.
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    Morton Downey Jr.

    3,931 views

    Sean Morton Downey (December 9, 1932 – March 12, 2001), known more commonly by his stage name Morton Downey, Jr., was an American singer, songwriter and later a television talk show host of the late 1980s who pioneered the "trash TV" format on his program The Morton Downey, Jr. Show.


  17. Freddy Fender
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    Freddy Fender

    3,186 views

    Freddy Fender (4 June 1937 – 14 October 2006), born Baldemar Garza Huerta in San Benito, Texas, United States, was an American Tejano, country and rock and roll musician, known for his work as a solo artist and in the groups Los Super Seven and the Texas Tornados. He is best known for his 1975 hits "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" and the subsequent remake of his own "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights."


  18. Rick Nelson
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    Rick Nelson

    1,128 views

  19. April Stevens
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    April Stevens

    1,258 views

    April Stevens (born Carol LoTempio; April 29, 1936) is an American singer.


  20. Georgia Gibbs
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    Georgia Gibbs

    1,186 views

    Georgia Gibbs (August 17, 1919 – December 9, 2006) was an American popular singer and vocal entertainer rooted in jazz. Already singing publicly in her early teens, Gibbs first achieved acclaim (and notoriety) in the mid-1950s interpreting songs originating with the black rhythm and blues community and later as a featured vocalist on a long list of radio and television variety and comedy programs. Her key attribute was tremendous versatility and an uncommon stylistic range from melancholy ballad to uptempo swinging jazz and rock and roll.


  21. Rudy Ray Moore
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    Rudy Ray Moore

    1,588 views

    Rudolph Frank Moore (March 17, 1927 – October 19, 2008), known as Rudy Ray Moore, was an American comedian, musician, singer, film actor, and film producer. He was perhaps best known as Dolemite (the name derived from the mineral dolomite), the uniquely articulate pimp from the 1975 film Dolemite, and its sequels, The Human Tornado and The Return of Dolemite. The persona was developed during his earlier comedy records, for which Moore has been called "the Godfather of Rap".


  22. Billy J. Kramer
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    Billy J. Kramer

    1,038 views

    Billy J. Kramer (born William Howard Ashton, 19 August 1943 in Bootle, Lancashire, England) is a pop singer. In the 1960s he was managed by Brian Epstein, who also managed the Beatles, and he recorded several original Lennon and McCartney compositions.


  23. Dodie Stevens
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    Dodie Stevens

    966 views

    Dodie Stevens (born Geraldine Ann Pasquale, February 17, 1946) is an American rock and pop singer. She is best known for her 1959 song "Pink Shoe Laces", which she performed at 13 years old.


  24. Mel Carter
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    Mel Carter

    1,094 views

    Mel Carter (born April 22, 1939, Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American singer and actor. He is best known for his 1965 million-selling recording, "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me".


  25. Erroll Garner
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    Erroll Garner

    870 views

    Erroll Louis Garner (June 15, 1923 - January 2, 1977) (some sources say 1921) was an American jazz pianist and composer known for his swing playing and ballads. His best-known composition, the ballad "Misty", has become a jazz standard. Scott Yanow of Allmusic calls him "one of the most distinctive of all pianists" and a "brilliant virtuoso". He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6363 Hollywood Blvd.


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