This update features eight new biographies, focused on both musicians and those who made their recordings possible. Highlights include ethnomusicologist and folklorist Alan Lomax; surround sound innovator Ray Dolby; African American soprano Mattiwilda Dobbs; country star Merle Haggard; jazz vocalist and activist Abbey Lincoln; James M. Gates, the preacher whose sermons sold thousands of records; and jazz trumpeter Clark Terry.
The American National Biography (ANB) is updated regularly throughout the year, giving you access to the most up-to-date and accurate information available. Full access to all biographies is available by subscription.
Discover a full list of entries added this year.