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Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte was an American singer, songwriter, actor, and social activist. Born on March 1, 1927 in Harlem, New York, he made a significant impact on the music industry with his powerful voice and diverse musical style. Belafonte's career spanned several decades and he achieved great success with hits like "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)" and "Jamaica Farewell." In addition to his musical talents, Belafonte was also known for his activism and commitment to social justice causes. He used his platform to advocate for civil rights and equality throughout his life.

Belafonte's influence can be seen in the work of many other artists who followed in his footsteps. Some similar performers include *Pat Boone*, *Perry Como*, *The Kingston Trio*, *The Brothers Four*, *Bobby Darin*, *Trini Lopez*, *Frankie Laine*, *Petula Clark*, *Patti Page*, *Johnnie Ray*, *Connie Francis*, *Peter, Paul and Mary*, *Nana Mouskouri*,*Louis Prima,* Fats Domino,* Doris Day,* Miriam Makeba,* The Andrews Sisters,* Ricky Nelson,* Pete Seeger*.

Despite Harry Belafonte's passing on April 25, 2023 in Manhattan, New York, his legacy as an artist and activist continues to inspire generations. His contributions to music and society will always be


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