Harrison at the White House in 1974
|Born||25 February 1943
|Died||29 November 2001 (aged 58)
Los Angeles, California, US
|Genres||Rock, pop, world, experimental|
|Occupations||Musician, singer, songwriter, music and film producer|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, sitar, keyboards, bass, ukulele|
|Labels||Parlophone, Capitol, Swan,Apple, Vee-Jay, Dark Horse,Gnome|
|Associated acts||The Quarrymen, the Beatles,Plastic Ono Band, Traveling Wilburys, Ravi Shankar, Eric Clapton|
George Harrison,[nb 1] MBE (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was an English musician, singer and songwriter who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. Although John Lennon and Paul McCartney were the band’s primary songwriters, most of their albums included at least one Harrison composition, including “While My Guitar Gently Weeps“, “Here Comes the Sun” and “Something“, which became the Beatles’ second-most-covered song.
Harrison’s earliest musical influences included Big Bill Broonzy, George Formby and Django Reinhardt; Chet Atkins, Chuck Berry and Ry Cooder were significant later influences. By 1965 he had begun to lead the Beatles intofolk rock through his interest in the Byrds and Bob Dylan, and towards Indian classical music through his use of the sitar on “Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)“. He developed an interest in the Hare Krishna movement and became an admirer of Indian culture and mysticism, introducing them to the other members of the Beatles and their Western audience by incorporating Indian instrumentation in their music. After the band’s break-up in 1970, Harrison released the triple album All Things Must Pass, from which two hit singles originated. He also organized the 1971 Concert for Bangladesh with Ravi Shankar, a precursor for later benefit concerts such as Live Aid. Harrison was a music and film producer as well as a musician; he founded Dark Horse Records in 1974 and co-founded HandMade Films in 1978.
Harrison released several best-selling singles and albums as a solo performer, and in 1988 co-founded the platinum-selling supergroup the Traveling Wilburys. A prolific recording artist, he was featured as a guest guitarist on tracks by Badfinger, Ronnie Wood and Billy Preston, and collaborated on songs and music with Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and Tom Petty, among others. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 11 in their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”.
Harrison’s first marriage, to Pattie Boyd, ended in divorce in 1977. The following year he married Olivia Trinidad Arias, with whom he had one son, Dhani. Harrison died in 2001, aged 58, from lung cancer. He was cremated and his ashes were scattered in the Ganges and Yamuna rivers in India, in a private ceremony according to Hindu tradition. He left almost £100 million in his will.
Astin at UIUC, 2009
|Born||Sean Patrick Duke
February 25, 1971 (age 42)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.A
|Occupation||Actor, director, producer, voice artist|
|Spouse(s)||Christine Louise Harrell (m. 1992)|
Sean Astin (born February 25, 1971) is an American film actor, director, voice artist, and producer best known for his film roles as Samwise Gamgee in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Mikey Walsh in The Goonies, and the title character of Rudy. In television, he appeared as Lynn McGill in the fifth season of 24 and currently voices Raphael in the 2012 Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV series and Oso in the Disney Junior showSpecial Agent Oso. Astin also served as the campaign manager for his friend, Democrat Dan Adler, a businessman in the entertainment industry, for California’s 36th congressional district special election, 2011
Leoni in June 2007
|Born||Elizabeth Téa Pantaleoni
February 25, 1966 (age 47)
New York City, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Neil Joseph Tardio, Jr. (m. 1991–95)
David Duchovny (m. 1997)
Elizabeth Téa Pantaleoni (/ˈteɪ.ə pɑːntəleɪˈoʊniː/; born February 25, 1966), better known by her stage name Téa Leoni, is an American actress. She has starred in a wide range of films including Jurassic Park III, The Family Man, Deep Impact, Fun with Dick and Jane, Flirting with Disaster, Spanglish, Bad Boys, Ghost Town and Tower Heist.
|Birth name||Justin Paul Jeffre|
|Born||February 25, 1973 (age 40)
Mount Clemens, Michigan, U.S.
Justin Paul Jeffre (born on February 25, 1973) is an American pop singer and politician. A long-time resident and vocal supporter of Cincinnati, Jeffre is probably best known as a member of the multi-platinum selling boy band98 Degrees.
Before shooting to super stardom, Jeffre was a student at the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati. It was there that he first became friends with Nick Lachey. The two would later team up with Drew Lachey andJeff Timmons to form 98 Degrees. The group was signed to Motown Records and soon began burning up the charts with hits like Invisible Man, Because of You, Hardest Thing and Una Noche.
98 Degrees eventually took a break, and Jeffre began to pursue his passion for politics. He was a 2005 mayoral candidate for the city of Cincinnati. Though he did not gain election, he did succeed in bringing attention to Cincinnati. Jeffre continues to be an activist on various projects.
After a 13 year hiatus, Jeffre and the other members of 98 Degrees joined forces again, releasing a new album and becoming part of The Package Tour. The tour was a huge success and placed 98 Degrees alongside such acts as Boyz II Men and New Kids on the Block.