Famous People Born in 1853
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profile name: Vincent van Gogh profile occupation: Painter
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profile name: José Martí profile occupation: Journalist, Poet
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profile name: Bat Masterson profile occupation: Police Officer, Journalist
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profile name: Alva Belmont profile occupation: Women's Rights Activist, Philanthropist
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profile name: Howard Pyle profile occupation: Academic, Illustrator, Author
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profile name: Lucy Parsons profile occupation: Activist, Journalist
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With simply their voices and guitars, folk singers are the unplugged artists who tell our collective stories through their songs. Their music conveys universal truths and, in turbulent times, is often a call to action in the form of protest songs. Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and other legendary folk singers have rallied audiences around historic causes such as the Civil Rights, peace and feminist movements. Here are some of the famous folk singers who were revolutionary through their songs.
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As rock 'n' roll couples go, Ike and Tina Turner's relationship was one of the most volatile. Ike was a successful blues singer when he met Tina, who was a teenager trying to break into singing. Tina started singing for Ike's band, and in 1960 she had his baby. In 1962 the couple married. Even as Tina's career took off, and Ike produced her albums, the relationship was famously turbulent. Tina accused Ike of many instances of spousal abuse, and she even attempted suicide in 1968. In 1978, the couple finally divorced, and Tina launched a successful career comeback, on her own, in the 1980s.
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