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American musician Prince achieved worldwide fame in the 1980s with '1999' and 'Purple Rain,' the latter album also serving as the soundtrack for the popular film of the same name. Later Prince albums included 'Sign 'O' the Times,' 'Diamonds and Pearls' and 'Musicology.'
For nearly four decades, American composer Aaron Copland achieved a distinctive musical characterization of American themes in an expressive modern style. He is known for works like Appalachian Spring and Fanfare for the Common Man, among many others.
Award-winning songwriter/composer Burt Bacharach is the man behind a wide array of hits, including "What the World Needs Now Is Love," "I Say a Little Prayer," "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head," "Close to You" "Arthur's Theme" and "That's What Friends Are For."