5th March ~ Our birthday wishes for today go to ~ Eva Mendes ~ John Frusciante ~ Mika Newton & Elaine Paige ~ from the team at ~ Colly Dolly Music & Movies ~ Mareeba!

Eva Mendes

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Eva Mendes
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Born March 5, 1974 (age 39)[1]
Miami, Florida, United States
Occupation Actress, model, singer, designer
Years active 1998–present

Eva De Reyes Mendes (born March 5, 1974) is an actress, model, singer, and homeware and clothing designer. She began acting in the late 1990s, and after a series of roles in B movies such as Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (1998) and Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000), she broke into the Hollywood mainstream with an appearance in Training Day (2001). She has since starred in many films, including All About The Benjamins (2002); 2 Fast 2 FuriousOnce Upon a Time in MexicoOut of Time and Stuck on You (all 2003); Hitch (2005); Ghost Rider and We Own the Night (both 2007); The Spirit (2008); The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009); The Other Guysand Last Night (both 2010); Holy Motors and Girl in Progress (both 2012) and The Place Beyond the Pines (2013).

Mendes has worked as a spokesmodel for Cocio chocolate milk, Magnum ice cream, Revlon make-up, Calvin Klein underwear and perfume, Cartier jewelry, Thierry Mugler perfume, Reebok trainers, Campari apéritif, Panteneshampoo, Morgan clothes and Peek & Cloppenburg clothes. Mendes is the creator of a home decor line, Vida, sold exclusively at Macy’s. She launched a bedding collection in 2008 and a dinnerware collection in 2010. She designed a fashion collection for New York & Company in 2013. Mendes is a singer: she has recorded a version of The Windmills of Your Mind and has collaborated with Cee Lo Green on a song entitled Pimps Don’t Cry. She lives in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles.



John Frusciante

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John Frusciante

John Frusciante in 2006
Background information
Birth name John Anthony Frusciante
Also known as Trickfinger(s)
Born March 5, 1970 (age 43)
New York City, United States
Genres Experimental rockavant-garde musicalternative rockart rock,electronicafunk rockfunk,ambientpsychedelic rock,progressive rock
Instruments Guitarvocalskeyboardsdrum machinebass guitarpiano,synthesizers
Years active 1988–present
Labels Warner Bros.Record Collection,BirdmanAmerican Recordings, Funk Soul Recordings
Associated acts Red Hot Chili PeppersAtaxia,Josh KlinghofferThe Mars Volta,Omar Rodríguez-LópezBlack KnightsVenetian SnaresKimono KultSwahili BlondePearl Jam,Fugazi
Website www.johnfrusciante.com
Notable instruments

John Anthony Frusciante (Listeni/frˈʃɑːntɛ/; born March 5, 1970) is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer. He is best known as the former guitarist of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, with whom he recorded five studio albums, and of whom he was a member from 1988 until 1992 and again from 1998 until 2009. He has recorded with numerous other artists, including The Mars Volta, for whom he was a studio guitarist (and occasional live performer) from 2002 until 2008; Josh Klinghoffer and Joe Lally, with whom he released two albums as Ataxia; and various collaborations with both Klinghoffer and Omar Rodríguez-López. Frusciante also has an active solo career, having released ten solo albums and five EPs; his recordings include elements ranging from experimental rock and ambient music to New Wave and electronica.

Frusciante joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers at the age of eighteen, first appearing on the band’s 1989 album, Mother’s Milk. The group’s follow-up album, Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991), was a breakthrough success. Frusciante became overwhelmed by the band’s new popularity and quit in 1992. He became a recluse and entered a long period of drug addiction, during which he released his first solo recordings: Niandra Lades and Usually Just a T-Shirt (1994) and Smile from the Streets You Hold (1997). In 1998, he successfully completed drug rehabilitation and rejoined the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Their next album, Californication (1999) would eventually go on to sell 16 million copies.[1] His album To Record Only Water for Ten Days was made in 2001. A fourth album with the Chili Peppers, By the Way was released in 2002. On a creative spree, Frusciante released six solo albums in 2004; each album explored different recording techniques and genres. 2006 saw the release of his fifth and final album with the Chili Peppers, Stadium Arcadium. In 2009, Frusciante released The Empyrean, which features Flea and Josh Klinghoffer, and announced he had again parted ways with the Chili Peppers. Frusciante has produced and/or recorded with the Wu-Tang ClanThe Mars Volta and Omar Rodriguez Lopez, Swahili BlondeBlack KnightsThe Bicycle ThiefGlenn HughesZiggy MarleyJohnny CashGeorge Clinton, and others.

Frusciante has received critical recognition for his guitar playing, ranking at number 18 on Rolling Stone‘s list of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” in 2003;[2] and again in a second list published in 2011, where he ranked at number 72.[3] He was ranked as number 42 in Gibson‘s list of the “50 Best Guitarists of All Time”. He was voted “The Best Guitarist of the Last 30 Years” in a 2010 BBC poll called “The Axe Factor”.[4] Frusciante was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers on April 14, 2012 although he did not attend the ceremony.



Mika Newton

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Mika Newton
Мiка Ньютон
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Mika Newton
Background information
Birth name Oksana Stefanivna Grytsay
(Оксана Стефанівна Грицай)
Born 5 March 1986 (age 27)
Origin BurshtynUkrainian SSRSoviet Union (now Ukraine)
Genres PopSoulPop rockEurodance,europop
Occupations singer
Instruments voice
Years active 1995–present
Website http://www.mikanewton.com/

Mika Newton (Мiка Ньютон; real name Oksana Stefanivna GrytsayUkrainianОксана Стефанівна Грицай), born on 5 March 1986,[1] is a Ukrainian singer and actress from the city of Burshtyn. Born and raised in Ukraine, the singer currently resides in Los Angeles, California.


Elaine Paige

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Elaine Paige
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Elaine Paige at BBC Radio 2‘s Voice of Musical Theatre gala final in 2006.
Background information
Birth name Elaine Jill Bickerstaff[1][2]
Born 5 March 1948 (age 66)
Origin BarnetLondonEngland
Occupations Singer, actress
Years active 1964–present
Website ElainePaige.com

Elaine Paige OBE (born Elaine Jill Bickerstaff, 5 March 1948) is an English singer and actress best known for her work in musical theatre. Raised in BarnetNorth London, Paige attended the Aida Foster stage school, making her first professional appearance on stage in 1964, at the age of 16. Her appearance in the 1968 production of Hair marked her West End debut.

Following a number of roles over the next decade, Paige was selected to play Eva Perón in the first production of Evita in 1978, which brought her to the attention of the broader public. For this role, she won the Laurence Olivier Awardfor Performance of the Year in a musical. She went on to originate the role of Grizabella in Cats and had a Top 10 hit with “Memory“, a song from the show. In 1985, Paige released “I Know Him So Well” with Barbara Dickson from the musical Chess, which remains the biggest-selling record by a female duo. She then appeared in the original stage production of Chess, followed by a starring role in Anything Goes which she also co-produced. Paige made herBroadway debut in Sunset Boulevard in 1996, playing the lead role of Norma Desmond, to critical acclaim. She appeared in The King and I from 2000 to 2001, and six years later she returned to the West End stage in The Drowsy Chaperone. She has also worked sporadically in television.

In addition to being nominated for five Laurence Olivier Awards, Paige has won many other awards for her theatre roles and has been called the First Lady of British Musical Theatre due to her skill and longevity. She has released 22 solo albums, of which eight were consecutively certified gold and another four multi-platinum. Paige is also featured on seven cast albums and has sung in concerts across the world. Since 2004 she has hosted her own show on BBC Radio 2 called Elaine Paige on Sunday.


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