viernes, 13 de mayo de 2016

Roger Daltrey


Roger Harry Daltrey, CBE (Shepherds Bush3 , Londres, Inglaterra, 1 de marzo de 1944)4 es un músico, compositor, productor y actor británico, conocido por ser miembro fundador y voz principal del grupo de rock británico The Who. También ha hecho carrera musical como solista, ha trabajado en la industria cinematográfica, tanto en la producción de películas como en la actuación, y ha participado en obras de teatro y en televisión. En 2008 ocupó el puesto número 61 de la lista de los 100 Mejores Cantantes de Todos los Tiempos, de la revista Rolling Stone.

Roger Harry Daltrey, CBE (born 1 March 1944), is an English singer and actor. In a career spanning more than 50 years, Daltrey came to prominence in the mid 1960s as the founder and lead singer of the English rock band The Who, which released fourteen singles that entered the top ten charts in the United Kingdom during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, including "I Can't Explain", "My Generation", "Substitute", "I'm a Boy", "Happy Jack", "Pictures of Lily", "Pinball Wizard", "Won't Get Fooled Again", and "You Better You Bet". Daltrey began his solo career in 1973, while still a member of the Who. Since then, he has released eight studio albums, five compilation albums, and one live album. His solo hits include "Giving It All Away", "Walking the Dog", "Written on the Wind", "Free Me", "Without Your Love", "Walking in My Sleep", "After the Fire", and "Under a Raging Moon". In 2010, he was ranked as number 61 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 greatest singers of all time. Daltrey has been known as one of the most charismatic of rock's front-men and famed for his powerful voice and energetic stage presence. As a member of the Who, Daltrey received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Phonographic Industry in 1988, and from the Grammy Foundation in 2001. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005 The Who are considered one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century, selling over 100 million records worldwide. He and Pete Townshend will receive The George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement at UCLA on May 21, 2016. Daltrey has also been an actor and film producer, with roles in films, theatre and television.

Stevie Wnonder cumple 66 años

Stevland Hardaway Morris, conocido artísticamente como Stevie Wonder (de nacimiento Stevland Hardaway Judkins, Saginaw, Míchigan, 13 de mayo de 1950), es un cantante, compositor, productor discográfico y activista social estadounidense. Wonder ha grabado más de 30 éxitos de ventas, ha recibido 25 premios Grammy, entre ellos uno por logros en su vida, y ha sido incluido en el Salón de la Fama del Rock and Roll de los compositores famosos. Siendo ciego desde la infancia, Wonder se ha convertido en uno de los más exitosos y reconocidos artistas en la compañía discográfica Motown, con más de 100 millones de discos vendidos. Ha grabado diversos discos y sencillos que fueron aclamados por la crítica; también ha escrito y producido para otros artistas. Wonder toca diversos instrumentos como la batería, bajo, congas, y, más notablemente el piano, la armónica y el teclado. Los críticos refieren que la alta calidad y versatilidad de su trabajo indica todo el genio musical de Stevie.

Stevland Hardaway Morris (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins; May 13, 1950), known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. A child prodigy, he became one of the most critically and commercially successful musical performers of the late 20th century. Wonder signed with Motown's Tamla label at the age of 11 and has continued to perform and record for Motown as of the early 2010s. He has been blind since shortly after birth. Among Wonder's works are singles such as "Superstition", "Sir Duke", "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" and "I Just Called to Say I Love You"; and albums such as Talking Book, Innervisions and Songs in the Key of Life. He has recorded more than 30 U.S. top ten hits and received 25 Grammy Awards, the most ever awarded to a male solo artist, and has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the top 60 best-selling music artists. Wonder is also noted for his work as an activist for political causes, including his 1980 campaign to make Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday a holiday in the United States. In 2009, Wonder was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace. In 2013, Billboard magazine released a list of the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists to celebrate the US singles chart's 55th anniversary, with Wonder at number six.

jueves, 12 de mayo de 2016

Steve Winwood cumple 68 años


Stephen Lawrence "Steve" Winwood (12 de mayo de 1948, Handsworth, Birmingham, Inglaterra) es un cantante, teclista y compositor de rock. Sus primeros pasos los dio en las bandas Spencer Davis Group y Traffic, y luego en el supergrupo inglés Blind Faith, todo ello en los años sesenta, para posteriormente iniciar a mediados de los setenta una exitosa carrera como solista que tuvo su punto culminante en la segunda mitad de los años ochenta. Su sonido se caracteriza por el uso del teclado como instrumento principal adornado con influencias de jazz, R&B y pop.
 En 1977, tras dejar el supergrupo Go (con Stomu Yamashita y Al Di Meola), Winwood publica su primer álbum solista, "Steve Winwood", con el cual consigue estatus de doble platino. Este álbum contiene los temas "Midland Maniac" y "Vacant Chair". No sería hasta la publicación del álbum "Arc Of Diver" de 1980 que Winwood consolidaría su éxito como solista. Este disco contiene la canción éxito "While You See A Chance" y el Hot 100 "Arc Of Diver", elevando el disco a la categoría de multiplatino. En 1982, el álbum "Talking Back To The Night", que contiene la canción del Hot 100 "Valerie" no tuvo el mismo éxito del anterior y eso lo llevó a modificar el trabajo de producción de su siguiente álbum incluyendo la participación de otros artistas. Hasta esa fecha Winwood asumía tanto la producción como la grabación de sus discos en su estudio privado ubicado en su casa de Gloucestershire. En 1986, apareció "Back in the high Life", grabado íntegramente en Nueva York, con la coproducción de Russ Titelman, incluye la participación de un selecto grupo de artistas como Chaka Khan, James Ingram, Nile Rodgers, James Taylor, Joe Walsh, Jocelyn Brown, Steve Ferrone y Randy Brecker. Este álbum se convirtió en el punto más alto de la carrera de Winwood, con los éxitos "Higher Love" (, "Freedom Overspill" , "The Finer Things" y "Back in the High Life Again". El éxito de "Back in The High Life" permitió a Winwood triunfar en los premios Grammy de 1987 en donde obtuvo los galardones de "Grabación del año" y "Mejor vocalista masculino". En 1987, editó el álbum "Chronicles", un recopilatorio con versiones remasterizadas de sus éxitos. Este disco le ayudó a colocar en los Hot 10 el tema "Valerie" del álbum "Talking Back To The Night". En 1988, Winwood lanzó el álbum "Roll With It", cuyo tema homónimo se mantendría en el Nº 1 por cuatro semanas. Otros temas destacados de este álbum son "Don't You Know What The Night Can Do?" y "Holding On" Con este disco Winwood adquiere definitivamente la categoría de clásico y alcanza la cumbre de su popularidad. Luego del éxito de "Roll with It", los álbumes posteriores de Winwood no lograrían mayor repercusión. En 1990 lanza "Refugees Of the Heart", que pese a llegar a la categoría de platino, no colocaría ningún Hit en los Hot 10. En 1995, Winwood logró colocar en el Nº 1 del Hot 10 el tema principal de la película "Balto" "Reach for The Light". Sus restantes álbumes Junction Seven" de 1997 y "About Time" de 2003 no logran el éxito esperado Lanzó un CD y DVD doble junto a Eric Clapton con grabaciones de sus actuaciones en el Madison Square Garden en febrero de 2008.


Stephen Lawrence "Steve" Winwood (born 12 May 1948) is an English musician whose genres include rock, blue-eyed soul, rhythm and blues, blues rock, pop rock, and jazz. Though primarily a vocalist and keyboardist, Winwood also plays bass guitar, drums, guitar, mandolin, violin, and other strings. Winwood was a key member of The Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, Blind Faith and Go. He also had a successful solo career with hits including "While You See a Chance", "Valerie", "Back in the High Life Again" and two US Billboard Hot 100 number ones: "Higher Love" and "Roll with It". He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Traffic in 2004. In 2005, Winwood was honoured as a BMI Icon at the annual BMI London Awards for his "enduring influence on generations of music makers." In 2008, Rolling Stone ranked Winwood #33 in its 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. Winwood has won two Grammy Awards. He was nominated twice for the Brit Award for Best British Male Artist: 1988 and 1989.
S Stephen Lawrence Winwood was born in Handsworth, Birmingham. His father, Lawrence, a foundryman by trade, was a semi-professional musician, playing mainly the saxophone and clarinet. Young Winwood became interested in swing and Dixieland jazz as a boy and started playing drums, guitar and piano. He first performed with his father and older brother, Muff, in the Ron Atkinson Band at the age of eight. Winwood was a choirboy at St John's Church of England, Perry Barr. He later admitted to having "sneaked a few plays" of the organ there. While he was still young the family moved from Handsworth to the semi-rural suburb of Great Barr at the northern edge of the city. Winwood attended the Great Barr School which was one of the first comprehensive schools, where a teacher recalled him being a conscientious and able student who displayed ability in mathematics. He also attended the Birmingham and Midland Institute of Music to develop his skills as a pianist, but did not complete his course

miércoles, 11 de mayo de 2016

Eric Burdon cumple 75 años


Eric Victor Burdon (11 de mayo de 1941, Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne) es un cantante británico de blues, rhythm and blues y rock. Se hizo famoso como líder de The Animals y del grupo de funk rock War, antes de iniciar su carrera como solista. Ha sido incluido por Rolling Stone en el puesto 57º de su lista de los 100 mejores cantantes de todos los tiempos. Fue miembro fundador y vocalista de The Animals, banda originalmente formada en Newcastle en los primeros años sesenta. Burdon cantó muchos clásicos de los Animals como "The House of the Rising Sun", "Good Times", "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood", "Bring It On Home to Me" y "We Gotta Get Out of this Place". El teclista Alan Price y el baterista John Steel, miembros originales de Animals, abandonaron la banda, y fueron reemplazados por Dave Rowberry y Barry Jenkins, respectivamente. En 1966, los miembros restantes Chas Chandler e Hilton Valentine se fueron del grupo, excepto Barry Jenkins y Burdon, y la banda cambió su nombre por el de Eric Burdon and the Animals. A este grupo se le unieron el futuro miembro de Family John Weider y el futuro guitarrista de The Police Andy Summers. Esta nueva formación tuvo éxitos con canciones como "When I Was Young", "Sky Pilot" y "Monterey". Esta unión duró hasta 1969, tuvo grandes cambios en la formación y cambió su nombre Eric Burdon and the Animals por el de Eric Burdon and the New Animals. Cuando los New Animals se fueron, Burdon unió fuerzas con el grupo funky de Los Ángeles War. El álbum Eric Burdon Declares War creó clásicos como "Spill The Wine" y "Tobacco Road". En 1971 Burdon empezó su carrera en solitario. Burdon se volvió a unir con los otros Animals originales en 1976 y 1983, pero esta unión acabó pronto. Aun así, en la reunión de 1983 se publicó el single The Night, que había sido ignorado en las listas de ventas. Burdon dirigió aunos cuantos grupos llamados Eric Burdon Band o alguna variación parecida, con constantes cambios en la formación. Su popularidad se hizo más fuerte en la Europa continental que en el Reino Unido o en los Estados Unidos. Hoy en día continúa grabando y dando conciertos, en solitario o al frente de otra versión de Eric Burdon and the Animals. En 1990, un nuevo Eric Burdon and the Animals grabó una versión del single Sixteen Tons, de Merle Travis, para la película Joe contra el volcán, en cuyos créditos iniciales apareció


Eric Victor Burdon (born 11 May 1941) is an English singer-songwriter best known as a member and vocalist of rock band the Animals and the funk band War and for his aggressive stage performance. He was ranked 57th in Rolling Stone's list The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. Burdon was lead singer of the Animals, formed during 1962 in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. The original band was the Alan Price Rhythm and Blues Combo, which formed in 1958; they became the Animals shortly after Burdon joined the band. The Animals combined electric blues with rock and in the USA were one of the leading bands of the British Invasion. Along with the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Who, the Hollies, the Dave Clark Five, and the Kinks, the group introduced British music and fashion. Burdon's powerful voice can be heard on the Animals' singles "The House of the Rising Sun", "Sky Pilot", "Monterey", "I'm Crying", "Boom Boom", "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood", "Bring It On Home to Me", "Baby Let Me Take You Home", "It's My Life", "We Gotta Get out of This Place", "Don't Bring Me Down" and "See See Rider". y late 1966, the other original members, including keyboardist Alan Price and drummer John Steel, had left.[6] Burdon has often attributed the disintegration of the band to conflict with Price, specifically that Price had claimed sole rights and ownership to “House of the Rising Sun.” Burdon and drummer Barry Jenkins reformed the group as Eric Burdon and the Animals. This more psychedelic incarnation featured future Family member John Weider and was sometimes called Eric Burdon and the New Animals. Keyboardist Zoot Money joined during 1968 until the band split up in 1969. This group's hits included the ballad "San Franciscan Nights", the grunge–heavy metal-pioneering "When I Was Young", "Monterey", the anti-Vietnam anthem "Sky Pilot", "White Houses" and the progressive cover of "Ring of Fire". In 1975, the original Animals reunited and recorded an album called Before We Were So Rudely Interrupted, released in 1977[9] and overlooked due to the dawning of punk. In May 1983, the Animals reunited with their original line-up and released the album Ark on 16 June 1983, along with the singles "The Night" and "Love Is For All Time". A world tour followed, and the concert at Wembley Arena, London, recorded on 31 December 1983, was released in 1984 as Rip it to Shreds. Their concert at the Royal Oak Theatre in April 1984 was released in 2008 as Last Live Show; the band members were augmented by Zoot Money, Nippy Noya, Steve Gregory and Steve Grant. The original Animals broke up for the last time at the end of 1984. Although the band Burdon formed in the late 1960s was sometimes called Eric Burdon and the New Animals, it wasn't until 1998 that the name Eric Burdon and the New Animals was officially adopted. The 1998 band had bassist Dave Meros, guitarist Dean Restum, drummer Aynsley Dunbar and keyboard guitarist Neal Morse. They recorded Live at the Coach House on 17 October 1998, released on video and DVD in December that year. In 1999 they released The Official Live Bootleg No. 2 and in August 2000 The Official Live Bootleg 2000, with Martin Gerschwitz on keyboards. In June 2003, he formed another Eric Burdon and the Animals, with keyboardist Martin Gerschwitz, bassist Dave Meros, guitarist Dean Restum, and drummer Bernie Pershey. They disbanded in 2005. During 2008 Burdon toured again as Eric Burdon and the Animals with a variable line-up of backing musicians. On 13 December 2008, Burdon lost a three-year legal battle to win the name "the Animals" in the UK. Since then drummer John Steel owned the rights in the UK only. Burdon still tours as Eric Burdon and the Animals, but was prevented from using the name "the Animals" in Britain while the case was under appeal. Steel was a member in its heyday and left in 1966, before the band split up 3 years later in 1969. Steel later played in various reunion versions of the band with Burdon. On 9 September 2013 Burdon's appeal was allowed. Eric Burdon is now entitled to use the name "The Animals" in the UK.

martes, 10 de mayo de 2016

Hoy Sid Vicious cumpliria 59 años


Sid Vicious (nacido John Simon Ritchie,1 Lewisham, Londres, Inglaterra, 10 de mayo de 1957 - Nueva York, Estados Unidos, 2 de febrero de 1979) fue un músico británico. Es recordado como una de las figuras míticas de la explosión del punk de los años 70 y por su turbulenta relación con la groupie estadounidense Nancy Spungen. También se le acredita como el que introdujo el baile pogo en la escena punk, en el 100 Club. Nacido como John Simon Ritchie, después conocido como John Beverley, fue miembro de tres bandas del círculo punk, Siouxsie & the Banshees —con quienes tocó la batería en el festival punk del 100 Club—, The Flowers of Romance —donde cantaba y tocaba instrumentos diversos— y Sex Pistols, con quienes funcionó como bajista y grabó un álbum, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, en 1977.5 En enero de 1978, al final de una turbulenta gira por Estados Unidos, se anunció la disolución de Sex Pistols. En los meses siguientes, Vicious y los dos miembros restantes de la banda, Steve Jones y Paul Cook, grabaron una serie de canciones para la película sobre la versión de Malcolm McLaren de la historia de la banda, The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle. Vicious murió de una sobredosis de heroína el 2 de febrero de 1979.


John Beverly, born John Simon Ritchie, later named Sid Vicious (10 May 1957 – 2 February 1979), was an English musician, most famous as the bass guitarist of the influential punk rock band the Sex Pistols, and notorious for his arrest for the alleged murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen. Vicious joined the Sex Pistols in early 1977 to replace Glen Matlock, who had fallen out of favour with the rest of the group. Due to intravenous drug use, Vicious was hospitalised with hepatitis during the recording of the band's only studio album Never Mind the Bollocks. Accordingly, his bass is only partially featured on one song from the album. Vicious would later appear as a lead vocalist, performing three cover songs, on the soundtrack to The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle, a largely fictionalised documentary about the Sex Pistols, produced by the group's former manager Malcolm McLaren and directed by Julien Temple. During the Sex Pistols' brief, chaotic ascendancy, Vicious met eventual girlfriend and manager Nancy Spungen, and the pair entered a destructive codependent relationship based on drug use. This culminated in Spungen's death from an apparent stab wound while staying in New York City's Hotel Chelsea with Vicious. Under suspicion of having committed Spungen's murder, Vicious was released on bail; he was later arrested again for assaulting Todd Smith, brother of Patti Smith, at a night club, and underwent drug rehabilitation on Rikers Island. In celebration of Vicious' release from prison, his mother hosted a party for him at his girlfriend's residence in Greenwich Village, which was attended notably by the Misfits bassist Jerry Only. Vicious' mother had been supplying him with drugs and paraphernalia since he was young; late that night she assisted him in procuring heroin, and he died in his sleep after overdosing on it. Less than four weeks after Vicious' death, the soundtrack album of The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle was released. On 15 December of that year, a compilation of live material recorded during his brief solo career was packaged and released as Sid Sings. In the 1986 feature-film Sid and Nancy, Gary Oldman gave a much-acclaimed performance as Sid.

Hoy Bono de U2 cumple 56 años


Paul David Hewson, más conocido por su nombre artístico Bono (Dublín, 10 de mayo de 1960), es un músico irlandés, conocido por ser el líder y vocalista del grupo de rock U2 y activista político, especialmente comprometido con el combate a la pobreza en África y a favor de la cancelación de la deuda externa de los países del tercer mundo, labor reconocida entre otros por sus nominaciones consecutivas al Premio Nobel de la Paz en 2005 y 2006. Es caballero comendador de honor de la Orden del Imperio Británico.

Paul David Hewson (born 10 May 1960), known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. He is best known as the lead vocalist of rock band U2. Bono was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, and attended Mount Temple Comprehensive School where he met his future wife, Alison Stewart, and the future members of U2.Bono writes almost all U2 lyrics, frequently using religious, social, and political themes. During U2's early years, his lyrics contributed to their rebellious and spiritual tone. As the band matured, his lyrics became inspired more by personal experiences shared with the other members. Outside the band, he has collaborated and recorded with numerous artists, is managing director and a managing partner of Elevation Partners, and has refurbished and owns the Clarence Hotel in Dublin with The Edge. Bono is also widely known for his activism concerning Africa, for which he co-founded DATA, EDUN, the ONE Campaign and Product Red. He has organised and played in several benefit concerts and has met with influential politicians. Bono has been praised and criticised for his activism and involvement with U2. Bono was granted an honorary knighthood by Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom for "his services to the music industry and for his humanitarian work", and has been made a Commandeur of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Letters). Together with Bill and Melinda Gates, Bono was named Time Person of the Year in 2005, among other awards and nominations.