Archive for the ‘Legends’ Category

The Beatles part 1

July 10, 2009

The Beatles history begins in March 1957, when John Lennon and his  friend, Pete Shotton establish a group known by the name of  “The Black Jacks” to play Skiffle and America Rock and Roll. They soon change the name to “The Quarry Men”.

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The Beatles Circa

In The Summer of 1958, The Quarrey Men (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, playing guitars, John Lowe on piano, and Collin Hanton on drums) made two demo recordings: “That’ll Be The Day” and “In Spite Of All The Danger”, the latter being a McCartney-Harrison composition.

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During that Winter of  1960, John Lennon invited a art student Stu Sutcliff to join the group on the condition he got his own bass. In May They renamed themselves The “Beetles”. When the Allan Williams became their manager.They modified their name to the “Silver Beatles.”

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Elvis Presley

July 8, 2009

Elvis  Presley a was an singer, actor and musician. A cultural icon, he is commonly known simply as Elvis and is also  referred to as “The King” or “The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.”

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Elvis  Presley began his career in 1953 as one of  performers of rockabilly, an uptempo fusion of country and rhythm and blues with a strong back beat. His novel versions of existing songs, mixing “black” and “white” sounds, made him popular and controversial as did his uninhibited stage and television performances. Elvis  Presley had a versatile voice and had unusually wide success encompassing many genres, including rock and roll, gospel, blues, country, ballads and pop. To date, he is the only entertainer that has been inducted into four music halls of fame.

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In the 1960s, Elvis  Presley made the majority of his 31 movies, most of which were poorly reviewed but financially successful musicals. In 1968, he returned to live performances in a television special,  and performed across the U.S., notably in Las Vegas. In 1973, Elvis  Presley staged the first global live concert via satellite (Aloha from Hawaii), reaching at least one billion viewers live and an additional 500 million on delay.

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Throughout his career, he set records for concert attendance, television ratings and recordings sales. He is one of the best-selling and most influential artists in the history of music, selling over one billion records internationally. Health problems, prescription drug dependence, and other factors led to his death at age 42.

More about Elvis  Presley on

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Charles Chaplin

June 1, 2009

Charles Chaplin was born in London, England, on 4 16 1889. His father was a versatile vocalist and actor; and his mother, known under the stage name of Lily Harley, was an attractive actress and singer, who gained a reputation for her work in the light opera field.

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Charlie was thrown on his own resources before he reached the age of ten as the early death of his father and the subsequent illness of his mother made it necessary for Charlie and his brother, Sydney, to fend for themselves. Having inherited natural talents from their parents, the youngsters took to the stage as the best opportunity for a career. Charlie made his professional debut as a member of a juvenile group called “The Eight Lancashire Lads” and rapidly won popular favour as an outstanding tap dancer.

When he was about fourteen, he got his first chance to act in a legitimate stage show, and appeared as “Billy” the page boy, in support of William Gillette in “Sherlock Holmes”. At the close of this engagement, Charlie started a career as a comedian in vaudeville, which eventually took him to the United States in 1910 as a featured player with the Fred Karno Repertoire Company. Charlie started a career as a comedian in vaudeville, which eventually took him to the United States in 1910 as a featured player with the Fred Karno Repertoire Company.

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Diana, Princess of Wales

May 28, 2009

Diana, Princess of Wales, (1 July 1961 – 31 August 1997) was the first wife of HRH Charles, Prince of Wales. Their sons, Princes William and Henry are second and third in line to the thrones of the United Kingdom and fifteen other Commonwealth Realms.

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A public figure from the announcement of her engagement to Prince Charles, Diana remained the focus of near-constant media scrutiny in the United Kingdom and around the world up to and during her marriage, and after her subsequent divorce. Her sudden death in a car crash was followed by a spontaneous and prolonged show of public mourning. Contemporary responses to Diana’s life and legacy have been mixed but a popular fascination with the Princess endures. The long awaited Coroner’s Inquest concluded in April 2008 that Diana had been unlawfully killed by the driver and the following paparazzi.

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Ernest Miller Hemingway

May 28, 2009

Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on 06 21 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Hemingway was the first son and the second child born to Clarence Edmonds “Doc Ed” Hemingway – a country doctor, and Grace Hall Hemingway. Hemingway’s father attended the birth of Ernest and blew a horn on his front porch to announce to the neighbors that his wife had given birth to a boy. The Hemingways lived in a six-bedroom Victorian house built by Ernest’s widowed maternal grandfather, Ernest Miller Hall, an English immigrant and Civil War veteran who lived with the family. Hemingway was his namesake.

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Hemingway’s mother once aspired to an opera career and earned money giving voice and music lessons. She was domineering and narrowly religious, mirroring the strict Protestant ethic of Oak Park, which Hemingway later said had “wide lawns and narrow minds”.[1] While his mother hoped that her son would develop an interest in music, Hemingway adopted his father’s outdoorsman hobbies of hunting, fishing and camping in the woods and lakes of Northern Michigan. The family owned a summer home called Windemere on Walloon Lake, near Petoskey, Michigan and often spent summers vacationing there. These early experiences in close contact with nature instilled in Hemingway a lifelong passion for outdoor adventure and for living in remote or isolated areas.

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Bob Marley

May 17, 2009

Bob Marley was a hero. His departure from this planet came at a point when his vision of One World, One Love — inspired by his belief in Rastafari was beginning to be heard and felt. The last Bob Marley and the Wailers tour in 1980 attracted the largest audiences in Europe.

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Nikola Tesla

May 15, 2009

Nikola Tesla 10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943 was an inventor, mechanical and electrical engineer. Tesla was born in the village Smiljan near the town of Gospić, Austrian Empire, today’s Croatia. He was Serbs nationality subject of the Austrian Empire and later became an American.

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Tesla is often described as an important scientist and inventor of the modern age, a man who “shed light over the face of Earth”. He is best known for many revolutionary contributions in the field of electricity and magnetism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Tesla’s patents and theoretical work formed the basis of modern alternating current electric power (AC) systems, including the polyphase power distribution systems and the AC motor, with which he helped usher in the Second Industrial Revolution.

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