26th February ~ Notable birth date ~ Johnny Cash (1932 – 2003) ~ Birthday wishes for today go to ~ Erykah Badu ~ Michael Bolton & Fats Domino ~ from the team at ~ Colly Dolly Music & Movies ~ Mareeba!

Johnny Cash (1932 – 2003)

Johnny Cash

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Johnny Cash
A black-and-white photo of Cash holding his face

Cash in 1969.
Background information
Birth name J. R. Cash
Born February 26, 1932
Kingsland, Arkansas, United States
Died September 12, 2003 (aged 71)
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Genres Countryrock and rollgospel
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician, actor
Instruments Vocalsguitar
Years active 1954–2003
Labels SunColumbiaMercury,American, House of Cash,Legacy Recordings
Associated acts The Tennessee ThreeThe HighwaymenJune Carter Cash,The Statler BrothersThe Carter FamilyArea Code 615
Website johnnycash.com
Notable instruments
Martin Acoustic Guitars[1]

John R. “Johnny” Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American singer-songwriteractor, and author[2] who was considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.[3] Although he is primarily remembered as a country icon, his songs and sound spanned other genres including rock and roll and rockabilly—especially early in his career—and bluesfolk, and gospel. This crossover appeal won Cash the rare honor of induction in the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

Cash was known for his deep, distinctive bass-baritone voice,[a][5] for the “boom-chicka-boom” sound of his Tennessee Three backing band; for a rebelliousness,[6][7] coupled with an increasingly somber and humble demeanor;[4] for providing free concerts inside prison walls;[8][9][page needed] and for his dark performance clothing, which earned him the nickname “The Man in Black”.[b] He traditionally began his concerts with the phrase “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash.”[c], followed by his standard “Folsom Prison Blues“.

Much of Cash’s music echoed themes of sorrow, moral tribulation and redemption, especially in the later stages of his career.[4][12] His best-known songs included “I Walk the Line“, “Folsom Prison Blues“, “Ring of Fire“, “Get Rhythm” and “Man in Black“. He also recorded humorous numbers like “One Piece at a Time” and “A Boy Named Sue“; a duet with his future wife, June Carter, called “Jackson“; and railroad songs including “Hey, Porter” and “Rock Island Line“.[13] During the last stage of his career, Cash covered songs by several late 20th-century rock artists, most notably “Hurt” by Nine Inch Nails.


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Erykah Badu


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Erykah Badu
Erykah Badu in Nation19 Magazine.jpg
Born Erica Abi Wright
February 26, 1971 (age 42)
DallasTexas, United States
Other names
  • Fat Belly Bella
  • Low Down Loretta Brown
  • Analog Girl in a Digital World
  • Badoula Oblongata
  • Manuela Maria Mexico
  • Sara Bellum
  • Annie
Years active 1996–present
Children 3
Musical career
Associated acts
Website ErykahBadu.com

Erykah Abi Wright (born Erica Abi Wright; February 26, 1971),[1] better known by her stage name Erykah Badu (/ˈɛrɨkə bɑːˈd/), is an American singer-songwriterrecord produceractivist, and actress. Badu’s career began after opening a show for D’Angelo in 1994 in her hometown, Kedar Massenburg was highly impressed with her performance and signed her to Kedar Entertainment.[2] Her first album, Baduizm, was released on February 11, 1997.[3] It spawned three singles: “On & On“, “Next Lifetime” and “Otherside of the Game”. The album was certified triple Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[4]

Badu’s first live album (second overall), Live, was released on November 18, 1997.[5] It produced two singles: “Apple Tree” and “Tyrone”. The album was certified double Platinum by the RIAA.[4] Badu’s second album (third overall), Mama’s Gun, was released on October 31, 2000.[6] It spawned three singles: “Bag Lady“, “Didn’t Cha Know?” and “Cleva“. The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA.[4] Badu’s third album (fourth overall), Worldwide Underground, was released on September 16, 2003.[7] It generated two singles: “Danger” and “Back in the Day (Puff)”. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA.[4] Badu’s fourth album (fifth overall), New Amerykah Part One (4th World War), was released on February 26, 2008.[8] It spawned two singles: “Honey” and “Soldier”. New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh) was release in 2010 and fared well both critically and commercially.

Musically her work includes elements from R&Bhip hop and jazz.[1] She is best known for her role in the rise of the neo soul sub-genre. She is known as the “First Lady of Neo-Soul” or the “Queen of Neo-Soul”. Early in her career, Badu was recognizable for wearing very large and colorful headwraps. For her musical sensibilities, she has often been compared[9] to jazz great Billie Holiday.[10][11] She was a core member of the Soulquarians. As an actress, she has played a range of supporting roles in movies including Blues Brothers 2000The Cider House Rules and House of D. She also speaks at length in the documentaries Before the Music Dies and The Black Power Mixtapes.


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Michael Bolton

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This article is about the musician. For his eponymous debut album, see Michael Bolton (album).
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Michael Bolton
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Bolton performing in BarcelonaSpain, January 14, 2010
Background information
Birth name Michael Bolotin
Born February 26, 1953 (age 60)
New HavenConnecticut, United States
Genres Adult contemporarypop rock,[1]soft rock
Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1975–present
Labels RCAColumbiaJiveConcord
Associated acts BlackjackThe Lonely Island
Website michaelbolton.com

Michael Bolotin[2] (born February 26, 1953), known professionally as Michael Bolton, is an American singer-songwriter. Bolton originally performed in the hard rock and heavy metal genres from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s, both on his early solo albums and those he recorded as the frontman of the band Blackjack. He is best known, however, for his series of soft rock ballads, recorded after a stylistic change in the late 1980s. He is noted for his distinctive tenor/countertenor vocal style.

Bolton’s achievements include recording eight top 10 albums and two number one singles on the Billboard charts, as well as winning multiple American Music Awards and Grammy Awards.’

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Fats Domino

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Fats Domino
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Domino in concert in Germany in 1977
Background information
Birth name Antoine Domino Jr.
Also known as Fats, The Fat Man
Born February 26, 1928 (age 85)
New OrleansLouisiana, United States
Origin New OrleansLouisiana, United States
Genres R&Brock and rollpiano blues,boogie-woogie
Occupations Songwritermusician
Instruments Pianovocals
Years active 1949–present
Labels ImperialABCMercury,BroadmoorRepriseSonet,Warner Bros. RecordsToot Toot

Antoine “Fats” Domino Jr. (born February 26, 1928) is an American rhythm and blues and rock and roll pianist and singer-songwriter. Domino released five gold (million-copy-selling) records before 1955.[1] Domino also had 35 Top 40 American hits and has a music style based on traditional rhythm and blues ensembles of bass, piano, electric guitar, drums, and saxophone.

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