Artists of the Modern Era, 1960-Present

PopularSong.org has been continuously publishing essays (originally as magazine articles) on key artists and their contributions to the craft since 2007.   These are not biographies as such, although some contain brief biographical info where it is necessary to develop further understanding.  Rather these essays seek to explain the significance of a given artist, and further define their place in the Great American Songbook.

Although many of these artists transcended eras, their most significant contributions — or the focus of a particular essay — is generally based on their activity after 1960.

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Neil Diamond

The Four Tops

Shirley Jones

Gordon Lightfoot

Al Martino

Matt Monro

Gary Puckett

Jimmie Rodgers

Frank Sinatra

Billy Vaughn

Andy Williams