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to Connecticut arts high school, performing originals at school events. 1982 – graduates high school, Studies anthropology in Boston while performing socially conscious songs on the folk circuit. Students and teacher collect money to purchase new guitar for her sophomore year. 1986 - gets publishing and recording contract.1988 – gets break thru self titled album, sells 11 million copies, with #6 Grammy winning “Fast Car” and “Talkin’ Bout a Revolution”, songs of protest and social awareness, folk music’s “new messiah”, issues influenced college campuses. Album went platinum and won 2 Grammys.1988 – August “Talkin’ Bout a Revolution” single, international hit and most performed song. Easy chord progression G…C…Em….D. covered by many including Living Colour. Organ, tambourine.1989 – “Crossroads” album. More political and fewer instruments. Also goes platinum. 1992 ( said 1982) – 3rd album “Matters of the Heart”, participates at Farm Aid Concert1995 – “New Beginning” album, Top 5, performs at Lillith Fair2000 – “Telling Stories” album, Top 40, continues to record~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~INDIGO GIRLS– Amy Ray and Emily Saliers sang and played guitar in Decatur, Georgia in early 80s in clubs during college breaks as Saliers and Ray. They both transferred to Emory University in Atlanta and hit the clubs as the Indigo Girls. 1987 – “Strange Fire” album, offered contract with Epic Records1989 – release “Indigo Girls” reaches #22 and wins a Folk Grammy, make national tv debut on Letterman show singing “Closer to Fine” featuring Hothouse Flowers Band. Mandolin, whistle, and Irish drum. 1990 – Amy forms and is CEO of Damin Records/ 1st clients draw from regional southern performers. 1991 - Grammy album “Nomads, Indians, Saints” , 8 song live , 4 additional albums1993 – play at gay rights march, they were out of closet from beginning but didn’t want that to overshadow their music. 1994-95 – 2 more albums. 1997 – play Lillith Fair.
1998 – cancelled 3 concerts in Tennessee and South Carolina due to sexuality, still release 2 more albums. Including 2000 Compilation Album. 2011 – “Beauty Queen’s Sister” album~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Dance PopGLORIA ESTEFAN– born Gloria Fajardo in Cuba 1957, moved with family to Miami 1959.1975 – joined Miami Latin Boys founded by accordion player Emilio Estefan. They marry and group changes name to Miami Sound Machine. 1978 – wins contract with Latin division with CBS Records, 1st 7 albums are all Spanish. Top the charts. 1984 – release 1st English album “Eyes of Innocence”, crossover song “Doctor Beat” in Europe1985 – 2 Miami Sound, 1 studio band and 1 road group, focus less on Latin and more ballads. LP
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Grammy Awards, greatest hits album, best selling album, debut album