Beyonce Knowles was born on September 4
Sheryl Crow was born on February 11, 1962 in Kennett, Missouri. Her father
Wendell Crow played trumpet in swing bands before becoming a lawyer, and her
mother Bernice taught piano.
Sheryl began piano lessons at age 5, and growing up on the music of artists such
as Christine McVie, Elton John, and Bob Dylan, she composed her first song at
age 13. She went on to major in music at the University of Missouri in Columbia,
and while there, she became part of a rock cover band named Cashmere. After
graduating, Sheryl taught music to autistic children for two years at a St.
Louis elementary school.
Sheryl's career as a professional singer and songwriter has its roots in hard
work and perseverance. She began by moving to Los Angeles in 1986, where she
worked as a waitress and searched for music gigs in her free time. Eventually,
she managed to get work singing for several commercial spots. Around this time,
she auditioned as a backup singer for Michael Jackson, and impressed his camp
enough to be accepted onto the two year "Bad" world tour.
Sheryl's debut album "Tuesday Night Music Club" was released in 1993. In early
1994, it began climbing the charts, fueled by the success of the single "Leaving
In 1996, Sheryl's self-titled second album was released, and immediately spawned
the hit single "If It Makes You Happy". The album, almost exclusively the work
of Sheryl alone, was met with critical success.
Sheryl Crow's work has also appeared on many motion picture soundtracks,
including "Hope Floats", "Boys on the Side", "Message in a Bottle", "The
Faculty" and "Practical Magic". She has also contributed to the Led Zeppelin and
Carpenters tribute albums.
Misspellings & aliases:
Sheryll, Sherryl, Sherryll, Sheril, Sherill, Cheryll, Cheryl, Crov, Crove,
Crowe, Krow, Krov, Krowe, Krove, Crouw.