What's New: January 2021

January 28, 2021

This update features nine new biographies of major figures in the history of American music.  It includes superstar Mexican American singers Selena, Lalo Guerrero, and Jenni Rivera; Chuck Berry, widely recognized as an early creator of rock and roll; “At Last” singer Etta James; country legends Glen Campbell, Eddy Arnold, and Buck Owens; and guitar innovator Les Paul.

Arnold, Eddy (15 May 1918–8 May 2008), country music singer
Berry, Chuck (18 Oct. 1926–18 Mar. 2017), singer, songwriter, guitarist, and one of the founders of rock and roll music
Campbell, Glen (22 Apr. 1936–8 Aug. 2017), country and pop singer and guitarist
Guerrero, Lalo (24 Dec. 1916–17 Mar. 2005), songwriter and musician
James, Etta (25 Jan. 1938–20 Jan. 2012), singer in the genres of rhythm and blues, rock, blues, and jazz
Paul, Les (9 June 1915–12 Aug. 2009), jazz guitarist and electric guitar pioneer
Rivera Saavedra, Dolores Janney “Jenni” (2 July 1969–9 Dec. 2012), singer
Selena (16 Apr. 1971–31 Mar. 1995), singer

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Discover a full list of entries added this year.