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Famous Male Musicians
- as a young child, Lennon was a prankster who enjoyed getting into trouble.
- his school master felt that Lennon would excel in an art school for college, because he didn't earn good grades, and had some musical talent.
- Lennon is one of the most iconic members of the Beatles
B. B. King
- he loved music from a young age; he taught himself how to play the guitar
- he was an ambitious person and moved to Memphis to make a name for himself and found his big break when he performed on Sonny Boy Williamson's radio show.
Famous Female Musicians and their Contributions
- made it big because of a chance she made auditioning for American Idol
- won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album and her music is still popular and heard on the radio today
- considered the Queen of Tejano, a style of Mexican music that incorporates other musical styles, like country music.
- at age 10, she became the lead singer of her family band (Selena y Los Dinos)
- she won a Grammy Award for best Mexican-American album
Famous Musicians with Impairments and their Contributions
Ludwig van Beethoven
- is one of the greatest composers who bridged the gap between the Classical and Romantic periods of music.
- he wrote a number of pieces, including his 9, still performed, symphonies.
- he went deaf by age 44 and wrote his famous "Symphony No. 9 - Ode to Joy"
- he was born blind, though he showed an early interest in music.
- he taught himself harmonica, piano and guitar all before age 10
- he won the Lifetime Achievement Award for at the Grammy Awards
Famous Athlete Musicians and their Contributions
- one of the most notable names in soccer during his international career
- rocked the electric guitar
- one of the best catchers in all of baseball
- rocks on the drums