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A European tour supporting Swans followed in the early 's. Since then they have done reunion concerts in Berlin and Prague in and We Say Die!. The band was birthed out of a bike gang known as "The Smoking Spokes". December of was too cold to ride bikes, so a band was born, You Say Party! We Say Die! They went on release four albums thr last to date 's XXXX. Their albums produced eight singles. He then came to Hollywood in the late s and wound up scoring more than 50 films. A childhood friend of the founding members of the band, he became their designer-in-chief.
In , Thorgerson suffered a stroke, from which he recovered. He was later diagnosed with an undisclosed form of cancer, which he battled for several years. They joined a band called United Soul, which came to the attention of George Clinton, who had known Shider as a youth in Plainfield. In Clinton produced several tracks by United Soul with input from members of Funkadelic. Music with Funkadelic.
All the tracks recorded with Clinton in were released by Westbound in as the album U.
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Music With Funkadelic. Two United Soul songs were rerecorded on later Funkadelic albums with Mosson as a member. While Collins is more widely remembered as the P-Funk bassist, Mosson's contributions were arguably as numerous and are well regarded by fans. Mosson also appeared in the movie PCU as himself, in Mosson is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted in with fifteen other members of Parliament-Funkadelic.
His final performances as conductor took place in Edmonton in October He resides in France. He performed in vocal groups and as a soloist while he attended Ann Arbor High School, and was signed by producer Ollie McLaughlin while still in school. The tune became a major pop hit, and a full-length album was released subsequently on Atco Records. Jackson had two more successful singles and recorded until the end of the decade, but then faded from view, living and performing in the Chicago area. He is referred to as a "one hit wonder". This isn't the case in the UK where he is very well known and respected on the underground Northern Soul scene where Deon's records and his unissued recordings are still played to this day to fanatical Soul loving Brits at allnighters across the UK.
He sang in the choir at a Methodist church with a Japanese congregation. He began his studies as a piano major at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and then changed his studies to voice, studying under tenor Harlan Hokin. After two semesters there he transferred to UCLA. However, Asawa never finished this program as his performance career began to take off. Asawa's meltingly beautiful accounts of "Chiamo il mio ben cosi", from Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice and "Welcome, Wanderer," from Britten's Midsummer Night's Dream, were subtly shaped and graced with a slight but fully expressive vibrato.
There is not much call for countertenors at the Met. But the voice is flourishing in the early-music world, where singers of Mr. Asawa's musicality are needed. Brian Asawa showed the kind of pure, effortless countertenor voice that comes along only once in a long while. It is hard to convey the uncanny effect of his full, fluid, lustrous tone, poised in the extreme upper register without the slightest strain His ventures into 20th-century music hold particular interest; although modern operatic roles for countertenors are few and far between He was chosen Seattle Opera's Artist of the Year for the —97 season.
At the time of his death, Asawa was slated to premiere the song cycle "O Mistress Mine" 12 songs on texts from the plays of Shakespeare written for him by Connecticut composer Juliana Hall at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival in celebration of the th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. In , Asawa and Peter Somogyi established Asawa and Associates, an operatic artists' management agency.
Apr 18, He was the son of a French baker who Italianized his name when he settled in Rome. He studied with Vincenzo Ugolini and sang in the boy's choir in the school "dei francesi" in Rome ; also had some instruction from Lorenzo Ratti. After completion of his studies he had successive posts as maestro di cappella, serving at S. Maria in Trastevere , S.
Spirito, Sassia , and S. Luigi dei Francesi In he went to Vienna, where he served at the Court until He then returned to Rome as maestro di cappella at S. Maria Maggiore, and was also attached to the Vatican. His music shows influences of the Palestrina style, combined with polychoral techniques of the Venetians; some of his sacred works call for 12 separate choirs. A considerable controversy arose when some music historians attributed to Benevoli the composition of the Missa salisburgensis, containing 53 separate parts, which was cited as an example of Benevoli's extraordinary contrapuntal skill.
Such a Mass was indeed commissioned by Salzburg in , but it was not composed by Benevoli; whoever wrote it, its performance did not take place until about This Mass and a hymn in 56 voices were reprinted in Denkmaler der Tonkunst in Osterreich; another Mass, which really was composed by Benevoli and was performed at the S. Maria sopra Minerva Church in Rome in , is set for 12 choirs of four voices each. He was a court musician in Weimar. From he was a town musician in Erfurt, and, from , court and town musician in Arnstadt. The only known musical item by him is published in the Bach-Jahrbuch He is chiefly known for his set of choral preces and responses for the Anglican liturgy of Evening Prayer.
The first may be by Smith, although his name or initials do not appear in the score, but the second is of poorer quality and is unlikely to be by Smith himself. For example, in 'Almighty and everlasting God', a concise and effective setting of the text of the Collect for the Purification, the first chorus lasts a total of just eight minim beats. He was the father of Johann Christoph Kellner. He was devoted to music from childhood, and first learnt singing from the cantor Johann Peter Nagel and keyboard from his son Johann Heinrich Nagel.
He studied for a year from with the organist Johann Schmidt in Zella, followed by a year with the organist Hieronymus Florentius Quehl or Kehl in Suhl, during which time he also studied composition.
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He knew Johann Sebastian Bach well, although it is not known whether he was taught by him. He was also acquainted with George Frideric Handel. He became cantor after Nagel's death in , and remained in the post for the rest of his life; his pupils included Johann Philipp Kirnberger, Johannes Ringk, and J. Kellner was admired as an organist, and performed for the Dukes of Coburg and Weimar and the Prince of Sondershausen.
These are the earliest or only source of many works, and provide information on their chronology, compositional history, and authenticity. There he studied with Niccolo Jommelli. Later he became assistant to the ballet master Jean Georges Noverre and composed operas and ballets. In he was appointed Concertmaster and Hofcompositeur. In he moved to Vienna. Deller died in in the monastery of the Brothers of Mercy in Munich. He enjoyed in his lifetime a high reputation as a composer. His works have been greatly appreciated, by, among others Mozart and Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart.
Many of his works are considered lost. His father was a physician. He was a choirboy at the Cathedral of Aix-en-Provence. He died, at Versailles. The most popular standards during the Napoleonic period were compositions that swelled with patriotism or operatic intensity. Entrenching his reactionary reputation, he used his appointment as organist at Saint Germain l'Auxerrois in to promote the works of dead composers who were now only scantily appreciated by the public.
These included Frescobaldi, Couperin, and most importantly of all, the supposedly impenetrable, unplayable Bach. He died a simple piano teacher, but not without enjoying the respect and confidence of a close circle of friends which included Marie Bigot, Pierre Baillot, Friedrich Kalkbrenner, and Johann Baptist Cramer. He left behind an impressive oeuvre which numbers about individual works, especially in the genres of chamber music and instrumental pieces for piano or organ. These include twelve books of practice-pieces of different styles and four books for organ with pedals or piano three hands.
He received training at the Prague Conservatpru, then went to Vienna, where he was active as a composer of farces and pantomimes from In he settled in Copenhagen, and in he was named court conductor. He was one of the most famous composers of Dutch origin in the 18th century. Johannes earned a living to support his family as a candle-maker while seeking paid gigs, and teaching and working with amateur musicians. As a father, Johannes provided his son Pieter with an intense musical education, including organ and violin. In addition to his highly creative compositions and prodigious craft as a performer, Pieter in maturity maintained himself by compositions and self-publications that respected and supported amateur musicians.
Nicholas was the second oldest parish church in the Netherlands and had been recognized for many centuries as a leader for organ music. In it was already well known as the first Dutch church to use a portable organ. The main organ in the s had been built by Peter Gerritsz during the years , and is the first large Dutch organ and was famous as one of the first and best preserved anywhere from the Middle Ages.
Under Johannes' supervision, son Pieter at age ten played the Gerritsz organ. From January when Pieter was about twelve until he was appointed an organist. In that year, when Pieter was 15, the Hellendaal family moved, this time to Amsterdam. For two years of this journey — he studied in Padua at the Scuola delle nazioni with Giuseppe Tartini, the most famous violinist of that time. Finally, two years later in , he stempted to settle down by two actions that set much of the tone for the rest of his life.
First, he married the daughter of a well-off Amsterdam city surgeon and started a family. Second, he obtained an official permit to start his own publishing house. Soon after permitted, he published his first two works: two sets of sonatas for violin and basso continuo.
Self-publishing his own works, including widening his market with extra directions to support performance by amateur musicians, became a hallmark of his life until his death. In The Hague, the capital of the Dutch Republic, he performed regularly in the noble court of the Governor, or "Stadtholder", sometime translated as Lieutenant, an office which eventually became the Monarch. There he played for Prince William IV, and especially for the Prince's English wife, Anne of Hanover, whose enthusiasm made her known as "the musical princess". Perhaps Anne put in his mind to better his finances by moving to England where much of society was similarly enthusiastic about music, and thus there were for better prospects for a better money as a musician.
Like the St Nicholas church in Utrech, it was well known as one of the first Protestant churches in Netherlands. Pieter did find a stream of paid gigs, playing for and with music enthusiasts and amateurs around the University of Leiden. For two years, until , he continued his musical studies at that University.
London newspapers during his eight years there gave conspicuous notice to his frequent performances at such then-prestigious venues as Hickford's Rooms on Brower Street, and the many other venues set up by entrepreneurs to serve the interests of the widespread musical enthusiasm of English society. Finally, a steady job! But not yet satisfactory to sustain his family, and not convenient for the distance from London.
First, he was hired as an organist for Pembroke College, Cambridge, and was able to teach, give concerts, and compose. Fifteen years later, in , he was appointed organist in the Chapel of Peterhouse where he worked until he died 37 years later in , at age He actively collaborated in his father's self-publishing during the s, helping send to market a stream of various musical publications. For example, to serve the needs of parish churches, he selected and arranged for publication pieces from the Elder's Collection of Psalms and Hymns. This publication also included one of Peter's own compositions.
He died later that year, at the age of 45, outliving his father by only two years. This genre retained its popularity in England for decades after it became unfashionable on the Continent. He studied music as a child. His main profession was the law; while studying law at the University of Paris, he took private lessons with Pellegrini in singing and Anton Reicha in harmony. He continued his studies with Lefebvre in Douai, after becoming a practicing lawyer. At this time he found leisure to compose music of the most varied description, all of which, with the exception of a few romances and two sets of songs, is unpublished, and apparently lost.
His interest in history and archaeology led him to the study of the authentic documents of music; he was also influenced by the scholarly articles in La Gazette et RevueMusicale then edited by Fetis. During successive terms as judge in Hazebrouck, Dunkirk, and Lille, he continued to accumulate knowledge of musical documentation; he assembled a vast library; 1, items in his library are listed in the Catalogue des liores, manuscrits et instruments de musique du feu M.
Charles Coussemaker Brussels, ; issued for an auction. He studied piano in Elizavetgrad, then went to St. Petersburg, where he studied composition with Rimsky-Korsakov. Upon graduation in , he joined the staff of the Conservatory and taught there until , and again from to From to he was the conductor at the Imperial Opera in St. Petersburg; he was also a guest conductor in the Russian repertoire in Paris during the "Russian seasons" in He was a pianist of virtuoso caliber, and also active as an accompanist for Chaliapin and other famous singers.
From to he was a professor of piano at the Conservatory of Kiev, and from to his death he taught at the Moscow Conservatory. Among his piano students was Vladimir Horowitz. As a composer, Blumenfeld excelled mainly in his piano pieces and songs, many published by Belaiev. He was ordained deacon in and priest in , and became rector of Astley in Worcestershire in , St. Nicholas, Worcester in , and perpetual curate of Shareshill near Wolverhampton in He died at Leamington Spa, Warwickshire and is buried at Astley. During his holidays he cultivated music, and from the age of fourteen often played the organ in his parish church.
He was originally intended for the medical profession, but eventually went to Oxford, matriculating from St Edmund Hall on 10 July James, Bristol, and Creech Heathfield. In June he became curate in charge of Coaley, Gloucestershire, and lecturer of Dursley, and took pupils. On 25 June he became curate of Astley, Worcestershire. He visited Cornwall and Yorkshire in and two following years as a deputation from the Church Missionary Society. He found relief in music. His first public composition was an anthem-like setting of Heber's From Greenland's Icy Mountains, the proceeds of which l.
In appeared Op. One of these, a Recte et Retro chant in C, sometimes called Worcester chant, became very widely known. In a second medal was gained by an anthem, Give Thanks, Op. In he brought out the "Old Church Psalmody", Op. Handel and Corelli were his models, and his aim was to preserve purity of style.
Many of the sacred songs and carols appeared in the earlier volumes of "Our Own Fireside", and were republished under the title of "Fireside Music". His sacred song Summer Tide is Coming and his psalm tune "Evan" are widely known. Nicholas rectory, Worcester, and was soon after appointed an honorary canon of Worcester Cathedral.
He all but lost his sight in , and it was never entirely restored. For a long time he could not read printed music or decipher his own handwriting. Nicholas and was presented to the country vicarage of Shareshill, near Wolverhampton. In increasing infirmities forced him to lay aside all regular parish work and remove to Leamington, where, with the exception of visits to the continent, he continued to reside. Today largely forgotten, he was one of the preeminent piano teachers in 19th century Paris.
He taught a crisp, fine, even filigree piano playing that concentrated on evenness of scales, independence of fingers and minimum movement of body and arms. His father was for a time French consul in the Italian town of Civitavecchia. Stamaty's father died in , which forced the family to move back to France, first to Dijon, later on to Paris.
Marmontel mentions that his musical studies had to take second place after classes in literature and history. Stamaty did not have a piano of his own before he was fourteen years of age. His mother on the advice of her family was against a career of her son in music, although Stamaty showed considerable musical gifts from an early age on.
Stamaty did become a civil servant but he did not give up on music altogether. In his spare time he kept practicing and composing and his playing must have been so good that he could perform at soirees in fashionable Parisian homes. Kalkbrenner had been looking for a pupil who would continue his school for some time. And above all he was prepared to suffer Kalkbrenner who had a reputation as a martinet. Marmontel shrewdly points out that, as Stamaty was no artist on the scale of Chopin and thus lacked the strong personality of the great genius, he was ideally suited for Kalkbrenner's strict regime.
Kalkbrenner gave fashionable and very expensive piano courses for selected pupils, while Stamaty would prepare students for these courses and do all the preparatory teaching. Finally, in October Stamaty went to Leipzig to receive the finishing touches of his education from Felix Mendelssohn. He says, however, that that is only my modesty. I maintain that he has got de lAllemagne and du contrepoint double par dessus les Oreilles".
He charged some of the highest fees in Paris. He talked little and achieved a lot. Sometimes these illnesses lasted for up to half a year; during this time Stamaty was forced to give up all musical activities. When his mother died in , Stamaty grieved so much that he left Paris to retreat to Rome for a full year. Marmontel points out that Stamaty was the most devoted of husbands and fathers. Most pianos manufactured in France before had a light action and an easy touch.
These pianos were ideal for the execution of rapid scales, facile arpeggios and quickly repeated notes. This resulted in an elegant and glittering bravura playing ideally suited for salons and smaller venues. Marmontel clearly states that Stamaty was a pianist of style but was no transcendental virtuoso and that his playing lacked warmth, colour and brilliance. Stamaty's method prescribed complete immobility of body and arms, elbows tucked into the body and all action of the muscles limited to finger and forearms.
Unfortunately, this school also invented the continuous legato, which is both false and monotonous; the abuse of nuances, and a mania for continuous expressivo used with no discrimination. After graduation from Oberlin Ohio College B. He was editor of School Music from to and author or co-author of 9 books on music education. During his tenure as president of the Music Supervisors National Conference , he coined the slogan "Music for every child, and every child for music.
He joined the faculty of the University of Vienna in , and subsequently was lecturer in musicology at the University of Innsbruck from until the Anschluss of , when he was conscripted as a forced laborer.
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After World War II, he was restored to the faculty of the University of Innsbruck as a professor, serving there from until his retirement in He published numerous essays on Mozart and other Classical composers; wrote the valuable study "Geschichte der Instrumentalmusik bis " for Adler's Handbuch der Musikgeschichte Frankfurt am Main, ; 2nd ed. He studied first with Dobici at the Conservatorio di S Cecilia in Rome, receiving the diploma in composition in , and then with Respighi and Pizzetti. From to he taught composition at the Corelli Institute, Messina and from he was also its director; in he became director of the Paganini Conservatory in Genoa.
For a period he contributed music criticism to the Rassegna Nazionale. Until Contilli wrote works strongly marked by neo-classicism, as was usual at the time in Italy. Subsequently he was one of the first Italian composers, with Dallapiccola, Malipiero and Togni, to adopt a dodecaphonic technique. However, he avoided the most extreme sides of Viennese Expressionism and did not strictly follow serial organization. On the contrary he interpolated tonal harmonic suggestions into his richly contrapuntal textures. True to Italian tradition, the expressive, lyrical quality of his vocal writing gave to his music breadth and continuity; this held even in his last works, which add novel timbres and a Berg-like expressivity.
The show was later renamed "The National Barn Dance. Studying piano from the age of five, as a child he lived with various relatives, shuttling around Europe and North Africa. In the early Forties in England, he played boogie-woogie piano with London musician Chris Barber in nightclubs, a style of music that was completely foreign at the time. Drafted in , Korner worked at a military radio station. Returning to England in , he passed through several record companies and radio stations, including a stint at the BBC.
Korner joined his first professional band in when he rejoined his former partner in the Chris Barber Jazz Group. In , Korner joined a pioneering skiffle group that was led by Ken Colyer and included vocalist Lonnie Donegan. Then, after passing through a series of jazz outfits, Korner joined Davies in to launch The London Blues and Barrelhouse Club on the second floor of the Roadhouse pub in Soho.
Retreating from a full-time music career in the mid Sixties to spend more time with his family, Korner turned to radio and television production. Returning to touring in , Korner teamed with the Danish blues band The Beefeaters. Forming New Church along with vocalist Peter Thorup, Korner combined gospel with jazz and blues, and encouraged a young singer called Robert Plant. After releasing the album, Bootleg Him! Korner possessed a wonderfully resonant speaking voice which came over particularly well on radio, and in the Eighties he did many commercial voice-overs in Britain.
Hospitalized in London, he died soon after from lung cancer, January 1, Graduate Center. He wrote the operas The Boor St. Louis, Feb. He was first a jazz trombonist, then studied at the Stockholm Musikhogskolan, taking courses in composition with Larsson and Blomdahl. He was initiated into ultramodern music by Ligeti in Stockholm. In he traveled to the Far East to study oriental music. Returning to Sweden, he joined the radio and television center of the Swedish Broadcasting Service.
He was co-founder with Folke Rabe of the Culture Quartet, which explored the potentialities of modern trombone playing. Many of his pieces are of a theatrical, almost exhibitionistic, nature, often with a healthy radical tinge. Dropping out of New York University, Goodman formed a songwriting partnership with novice music publisher Bill Buchanan. Goodman recorded on a remarkable plus labels during his long career, under both his own name and under several psuedonyms including Jeckyl and Hyde. Goodman also worked as a jingle writer for 20th Century Fox, and as a comedy writer for The Ed Sullivan Show and for a number of stand-up comics, including Jackie Mason.
Self-inflicted gunshot. His wife had left him and he had a serious gambling addiction. Trained in music at her Jewish temple, she first released some obscure discs at V-Tone and Nebs Records. Leaving the industry in , she took a civil service job. She died in Lanham, Maryland, April 5, Heart disease He died in Nicholasville, Kentucky, November 19, American clarinet player born on the Stanton Plantation, Cut Off, Louisiana; at 15 he moved to New Orleans, where he studied with Lorenzo Tio and with the young Sidney Bechet, who was only 13 at the time. In , he started leading the band at Chicago's Apex Club.
In , he moved New York City then returned to Chicago where he played at various clubs until , when he moved to LA. Shortly after he joined Kid Ory's band, which was featured for a time on a radio program hosted by Orson Welles died suddenly of a heart attack while in L. He studied piano with J. Haien , and then entered the Marines College of Music, where he studied conducting and composition B. In he made his Carnegie Hall debut in N. He appeared as soloist with the leading orchestra of the U.
In he was appointed co-artistic director of the Aideburgh Festival, which post he retained until In he sustained a crippling hand injury that compelled him to withdraw from public performances. In he returned to the concert stage as soloist in Beethoven's 4th Piano Concerto in London. He excels in Classical music; mastered all of Mozart's concertos, often conducting from the keyboard; he is praised also for his congenial interpretation of the standard concert repertoire.
Following training at the Bordeaux Conservatory, she completed her studies in Paris. In she won the Mozart Competition in Vienna. She sang at the Lyons Opera from , where she won notable success for her Mozart roles. In she portrayed Olympia at the Vienna State Opera. On Oct. In she appeared as Lakme at the Opera-Comique. She was also highly successful as a concert artist. The single's label stated that the song was from the upcoming movie "Eight Arms to Hold You" the original name for the movie "Help!
Ringo and Paul had already left. Later, all four Beatles publicly distance themselves from the Maharishi. Trained as a violinist, the Louisiana-born Savannah Churchill was forced into a singing career to support her children after the car-crash death of her husband in Severely injured in a bizarre theatre accident in when a drunken man fell on top of her from a balcony, Churchill suffered a broken pelvis. While hospitalised, she was diagnosed with cancer. By the time she returned to the stage in the late Fifties, her torch ballad style had fallen out of vogue.
Pneumonia - Born August 21, The gig was unadvertised by its promoter, who gambled that word-of-mouth would be enough to fill the seat venue, only people attended. First studying the piano and violin, he switched to classical guitar. Taylor died before Sha Na Na premiered its syndicated television programme in Cause of death was probably a heroin, overdose.
The show ended at 2am when police closed it down due to the venue being unlicensed. Relocating with his family from Memphis to Chicago in , Mabon improved his piano skills following some formal training. With Chicago remaining his base, Mabon frequently toured throughout Europe beginning in the Seventies. Died after a longterm illness. Michael became the first solo act in the history of the UK chart to reach No. The song was also credited with being the second No. The sketch ended with all the guitarist's jamming together. Also a solo act, Scott released several albums.
American saxophonist, fluteist, clarinetist, and drummer; he was one of the most saught after session musicians in L. Cancer He died in Los Angeles. It goes on to be widely accepted as one of the greatest rap albums of all time. Among them is DJ Premier, who immediately clicks with the young rapper. The album is rushed by Columbia as the songs start to appear on bootleg mixtapes which make their way to college radio stations. A gifted writer, he paints vivid pictures of his world with a level of lyricism unheard of at the time. His unique delivery, complex rhyme patterns and clever wordplay earns wide acclaim from the unforgiving hip-hop press, with many critics hailing the album as a masterpiece - The Source gives Illmatic a five-mic rating, a near impossible feat at the time.
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This was followed by five more albums before his death. Died in Riverside, California after being hit by a train while intoxicated. The judge ruled that they had been overpaid in error but because the two musicians had no other income they would not have to pay it back.
He composed music for numerous films and was nominated for an Academy Award for his score of the war film, The Story of G. Louis went on to become executive director of the Ontario Arts Council and Vice-President of the Canadian League of Composers and was the first music director of the Stratford Festival. His fanfares have opened every performance since the Festival started in In he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Companion in They thought the person responsible had access to their private recording sessions.
Staley, whose addictions led him to cut off contact with friends and family, had died on April 5 of a drug overdose. He was English pianist, composer; the oldest working musician in Britain. At 99 years old, his doctor advised him to "ease up a bit", and he accordingly cut his engagements to 75 gigs a year. Until the age of years, he played the piano every Thursday at lunchtime in the Plantation Cafe at Squire's Garden Centre in Twickenham.
Born in South Norwood. After serving in WWI he studied music at the Guildhall School of Music, and he subsequently toured the country as a professional musician. It was the first time in the history of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. The tenor vocalist of Philadelphia-based doo-wop group The Silhouettes, Rick Lewis began his singing career during childhood as a member of the Philadelphia All Boys Choir.
Subsequently joining The Gospel Tornadoes, Lewis convinced the group to abandon religious for secular music. After singing gospel music on Sundays, the renamed Thunderbirds would moonlight during the week as a doo-wop group. Discovered by deejay Kae Williams, the group signed with his label, Junior Records. With no further hits, The Silhouettes disbanded in , later reuniting to tour the oldies circuit. He died from kidney failure at Einstein Hospital in Philadelphia. Danish double bassist; known for his impressive technique and an approach that could be considered an extension of the innovative work of Scott LaFaro.
At 17, he had already turned down an offer to join the Count Basie orchestra, mainly because he was too young to get legal permission to live and work as a musician in US. He was the bassist of choice whenever a big-name musician was touring Denmark He also contributed to several avant-garde recordings with Anthony Braxton, Albert Ayler, Archie Shepp and he worked in duo and trio arrangements with pianist Kenny Drew, recording over 50 albums together.
Their self-released debut album caught the attention of Rick Rubin, who signed and produced The War of Art in By then the group was a supporting act on Ozzfest and the Pledge of Allegiance tour with Slipknot. He had also played in the bands Black Flood Diesel and A OD he was battling walking pneumonia with prescribed penicillin and pain medication, but was found dead in a bunk of their tour van as a result of these two drugs; his death was ruled accidental in - BBC TV in the UK aired The McCartneys v The Fur Trade a program following the couple's anti-fur trade protests.
Ethiopian singer; regarded as one of the most popular of his country's "Golden Age" in the s. During the s he became famous throughout the country, nicknamed "The Voice". He raised money for aid during the famines of the s and s and earned the affection of the nation, being awarded a doctorate by the University of Addis Adaba and also winning a lifetime achievement award from the Ethiopian Fine Art and Mass Media Prize Trust.
In his later years he suffered from diabetes He died in Addis Adaba shortly after returning from America. The newspaper's editors had written, "The Beatles said they were bigger than Jesus and put out mysterious messages, that were possibly even Satanic And they've still forgiven us? I think the Vatican, they've got more to talk about than the Beatles. He was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Schneer, directed by Nathan H. All three Sinbad films were conceptualized by Ray Harryhausen using Dynamation, the full color widescreen stop-motion animation technique that he created.
While similarly named, the film does not follow the storyline of the tale "The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad the Sailor" but instead has more in common with the Third and Fifth voyages of Sinbad. The 7th Voyage of Sinbad was selected in for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
The plot focuses on a French Canadian model whose separated conjoined twin is suspected of a brutal murder witnessed by a newspaper reporter in Staten Island. Co-written by De Palma and Louisa Rose, the screenplay for the film was inspired by the Soviet Siamese twins Masha and Dasha Krivoshlyapova and features narrative and visual references to several films by Alfred Hitchcock.
Released in the spring of , Sisters received praise from critics who noted its adept performances and prominent use of homage. It marked the first thriller for De Palma, who followed it with o. The film's ending does not mirror the story's ending. The film has entered the public domain. Set in a decaying and morally bankrupt New York City following the Vietnam War, the film tells the story of a lonely veteran De Niro working as a taxi driver, who descends into insanity as he plots to assassinate both the presidential candidate Harris for whom the woman he is infatuated with Shepherd works, and the pimp Keitel of an underage prostitute Foster he befriends.
The film generated controversy upon release mostly because of its depiction of violence and casting of a year old Foster as the child pro. King's last film, it is based on the novel of the same name by F. Scott Fitzgerald. There are interesting backstage anecdotes about pre-production in "Memo from David O.
Selznick," an edited collection of the iconic producer's letters and notes. Selznick's then-wife was sought and cast as the film's lead, and his letters reflect insight into the casting process Jane Fonda had wanted to play Rosemary; William Holden, Henry Fonda and Christopher Plummer were considered for Dick , the creative angst. The Trouble with Harry was released in the United States on September 30, , then re-released in once the distribution rights had been acquired by Universal Pictures. The action in The Trouble with Harry takes place during a sun-filled autumn in the Vermont countryside.
The fall foliage and the beautiful scenery around the village, as well as Bernard Herrmann's light-filled score, all set an idyllic tone. The story is about how the residents of a small Vermont village react when the dead body of a man named Harry is found on a hillside. The film is, however, not really a murder mystery; it is essentially a romantic comedy with thriller overtones, in which the corpse serves as a Macguffin.
Four village resi. Martin kills those who get in his way. Martin is the only remaining figure in Pete's family life; their father died years ago and their mother has a new life with a new husband.
Martin expresses concern for his brother's well-being to the school's physician, who is comfortable with Pete's situation, though he makes it clear that Pete cannot be expected to live much longer. After the title sequence, Martin is shown in a toy store, gazing at Susan, who purchases a toy. As she leaves, Martin follows after having pocke. Vertigo is a American film noir psychological thriller film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock. The screenplay was written by Alec Coppel and Samuel A. Scottie is forced into early retirement because an incident in the line of duty has caused him to develop acrophobia an extreme fear of heights and vertigo a false sense of rotational movement.
Scottie is hired by an acquaintance, Gavin Elster, as a private investigator to follow Gavin's wife Madeleine Kim Novak , who is behaving strangely. It is the first film to use the dolly zoom, an in-camera effect that distorts perspective to create disorientation, to convey Scottie's acrophobia. As a result of its use in this film, the effect is often referred to as "th. It has the distinction of being the longest-running motion picture in history, having been shown continually in the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center for over five decades. On September 20, , it was seen by the 30 millionth viewer.
It was filmed in May at Colonial Williamsburg. It was a unique VistaVision film in that it was shown with six-channel stereo sound, whereas m. The music score notable for its use of the serpent, an obsolete instrument was by Bernard Herrmann, and the cinematography by Leon Shamroy.
The film was set in the Belgian Congo in He warns her against traveling upriver to join a female doctor who is working with native tribesmen. Short of money, Lonni is intrigued when partner Huysman Walter Slezak tells him there is gold to be found in the region where Ellen will be traveling.
Lonni volunteers to accompany her, along with gun bearer Jacques. Ellen Susan Hayward is a widow who once discouraged her ph. The Wrong Man had a notable effect on two significant directors: it prompted Jean-Luc Godard's longest piece of written criticism in his years as a critic, and it has been cited as an influence on Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver. When he visits. Based on the novel of the same name by Ray Bradbury, the film takes place in a controlled society in an oppressive future in which the government sends out firemen to destroy all literature to prevent revolution and thinking.
This was Truffaut's first colour film as well as his only English-language film. They have the power to search anyone, anywhere, at any time, and burn any books they find. One of the firemen, Guy Montag, meets one of his neighbours, Clarisse, a young schoolteacher who may be fired due to her unorthodox views.
The two have a discussion about his job, where she asks if he ever reads the books he burns. Curious, he begins to hide books. It Lives Again a. It is the sequel to the film It's Alive. The film was released by Warner Bros. Ryan , still reeling from the death of his child and the part he played in it, seeing his chance to atone by assisting other would-be parents of mutant children.
He tries to warn soon-to-be parents Jody Kathleen Lloyd and Eugene Scott Frederic Forrest of the vast and dangerous conspiracy to murder their baby and the other unborn mutant children who are being born around the country. They are convinced when they are met by Malory John Marley and a strong force of police officers at the hospital as Jody is about to go into labour. She is rescued by Frank from the maternity ward before she goes into labor. The baby is de. Macy and Anne Heche in leading and supporting roles. It is a modern remake of the film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, in which an embezzler arrives at an old motel run by an insane killer named Norman Bates.
Both films are adapted from Robert Bloch's novel of the same name. Although this version is in color, features a different cast, and is set in , it is closer to a shot-for-shot remake than most remakes, often copying Hitchcock's camera movements and editing, and Joseph Stefano's script is mostly carried over. Bernard Herrmann's musical score is reused as well, though with a new arrangement by Danny Elfman and recorded in stereo.
Some changes are introduced to account for advances in technology since the original film and to make the content more explicit. Murder sequences are also intercut with surreal dream images. The film. Psycho IV: The Beginning is a American made-for-television psychological horror film directed by Mick Garris that serves as both the third sequel and a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho as it includes both events after Psycho III while focusing on flashbacks of events that took place prior to the original film.
This is the fourth and final film in the Psycho series and is unrelated to Robert Bloch's third Psycho novel, Psycho House, released in , nor the fourth novel, Psycho: Sanitarium, released in The film was written by Joseph Stefano, who also wrote the screenplay of the original film.
The musical score was composed by Graeme Revell and the title theme music by Bernard Herrmann from the original film was used. Filmed in England and Spain, Gulliver was directed by Jack Sher and featured stop-motion animation and special visual effects by Ray Harryhausen.
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