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Ann Peebles's Biography

Ann Peebles (born April 27, 1947) is an African American singer-songwriter who gained celebrity for her Memphis soul albums of the 1970s on the Hi Records label. Two of her most popular songs are "I Can't Stand the Rain" and "I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down", which she wrote with her husband, Don Bryant, and radio broadcaster Bernard "Bernie" Miller and were subsequently popularized in cover versions by, among others, Eruption (1978) and Paul Young (1984), respectively.

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Ann Peebles News Stories

  • Paul Rodgers' Soul Man in Good Company: Concert Review

      News Source: Hollywood Reporter Music | 1 month ago
    The British singer eschews blues and rock in favor of R&B on his latest album, "The Royal Sessions." More than three decades ago, John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd decided to mimic Memphis soul singers a la Sam & Dave on Saturday Night Live and then in
  • Today in History

      News Source: Charlotte Observer Online | 3 months ago
    Sunday, Apr. 27, 2014 Today is Sunday, April 27, the 117th day of 2014...Today's Highlight in History: On April 27, 1521, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed by natives in the Philippines. On this date: In 1509, Pope Julius II placed
  • Celeb birthdays for the week of April 27-May 3

      News Source: The New Zealand Herald | 3 months ago
    Actress Ari Graynor ("Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist") is 31...Actor Johnny Galecki ("The Big Bang Theory," ''Roseanne") is 39...Actor Brian Tochi ("Revenge of the Nerds," ''Police Academy") is 55...Actress Kay Panabaker ("No Ordinary Family," ''

Ann Peebles Blogs

  • Hi Rhythm stops by the shop! | The End Of All Music

      Blog Source: | 3 months ago
    If you haven't heard the excellent “On the Loose” vinyl reissue from Fat Possum Records then now is the time. Hi Rhythm was the backing band for huge acts on the Hi Records label like Al Green and Ann Peebles among tons of other amazing ...
  • Inside the Rock Era: This Date In Rock Music History: April ...

      Blog Source: | 3 months ago
    1947: Ann Peebles (the first hit version of "I Can't Stand the Rain") was born in St. Louis, Missouri. 1947: Pete Ham, singer-songwriter for Badfinger was born in Swansea, Wales. 1948: Kate Pierson, founding member and lead singer of
  • VA - Can You Dig It? The '70s Soul Experience [6CD Box Set] (...

      Blog Source: | 3 months ago
    13. Millie Jackson - Hurts So Good (3:04) 14. Gladys Knight & The Pips - Midnight Train To Georgia (3:57) 15. Ann Peebles - I Can't Stand The Rain (2:32) 16. War - The World Is A Ghetto (4:02) 17. El Chicano - Tell Her She's Lovely (3:03)

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