Frampton in 1980
|Birth name||Peter Kenneth Frampton|
|Born||22 April 1950
Bromley, Kent, England
|Genres||Rock, hard rock, soft rock|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, talk box,keyboard, drums, bass|
|Labels||A&M, Virgin, Atlantic, 33rd Street|
|Associated acts||Humble Pie, The Bee Gees, The Herd, Frampton’s Camel, David Bowie, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band|
|Peter Frampton Signature model Les Paul|
Peter Kenneth Frampton (born 22 April 1950) is an English rock musician, singer, songwriter, producer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. He was previously associated with the bands Humble Pie and The Herd. Frampton’s international breakthrough album was his live release, Frampton Comes Alive!. The album sold more than six million copies in the United States alone and spawned several hits. Since then he has released several major albums. He has also worked with David Bowie and both Matt Cameron and Mike McCready from Pearl Jam, among others. Frampton is best known for such hits as “Breaking All The Rules”, “Show Me the Way“, “Baby, I Love Your Way“, “Do You Feel Like We Do“, and “I’m in You“, which remain staples on classic-rock radio. He has also appeared as himself in television shows such as The Simpsons and Family Guy. Frampton is known for his work as a guitar player and particularly with a Talkbox and his tenor voice.
Campbell performing in Texas, January 25, 2004.
|Birth name||Glen Travis Campbell|
|Born||April 22, 1936
Delight, Arkansas, U.S.
|Genres||Country, rock, folk, pop, folk rock, gospel|
|Occupations||Musician, songwriter, actor|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, banjo, bass, bagpipes|
|Labels||Capitol, Atlantic, MCA,
Liberty, New Haven
|Associated acts||Bobby Darin, Ricky Nelson,
The Champs, The Forte’ Four, Elvis Presley,
Dean Martin, The Green River Boys,
Frank Sinatra, Phil Spector,
The Monkees, The Beach Boys,
Bobbie Gentry, Anne Murray
John Hartford, Jimmy Webb, Kenny Rogers,
Leon Russell, Roy Clark, Linda Ronstadt, Andy Williams
Glen Travis Campbell (born April 22, 1936) is an American country music singer, guitarist, television host and occasional actor. He is best known for a series of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as for hosting avariety show called The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour on CBS television.
During his 50 years in show business, Campbell has released more than 70 albums. He has sold 45 million records and accumulated 12 RIAA Gold albums, 4 Platinum albums and 1 Double-Platinum album. Campbell’s hits include John Hartford‘s “Gentle on My Mind“, Jimmy Webb‘s “By the Time I Get to Phoenix“, “Wichita Lineman” and “Galveston“, Larry Weiss‘s “Rhinestone Cowboy” and Allen Toussaint‘s “Southern Nights“.
Campbell made history by winning four Grammys in both country and pop categories in 1967. For “Gentle on My Mind” he received two awards in country & western, “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” did the same in pop. He owns trophies for Male Vocalist of the Year from both the Country Music Association (CMA) and the Academy of Country Music (ACM), and took the CMA’s top award as 1968 Entertainer of the Year. In 1969 Campbell was picked by actor John Wayne to play alongside him in the film True Grit, which gave Campbell a Golden Globe nomination for Most Promising Newcomer. Campbell sang the title song which was nominated for an Academy Award.
In 2005, Campbell was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Daniel Johns performing at the Big Day Out2008
|Birth name||Daniel Paul Johns|
|Also known as||Young Modern|
|Born||22 April 1979
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
|Genres||Alternative rock, electronica, art rock, post-grunge|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano, drums, bass|
|Associated acts||Silverchair, The Dissociatives, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Rock|
|Fender Telecaster Deluxe, Rickenbacker, PRS Custom 24, Gibson Les Paul Custom, Gibson SG|
At the age of 12, Johns and school friends Ben Gillies and Chris Joannou formed a band, originally named “The Innocent Criminals”, and practised daily after school for periods of four hours or more.
The band’s career began when the three members were 15-years-old, after a demo recording of their song “Tomorrow” won a competition that was run by the SBS TV programme Nomad. The group subsequently accepted a three-album deal from Sony Music in 1994 and the label hurriedly released their first album Frogstomp in 1995 after “Tomorrow” remained in the No. 1 position of the Australian singles chart for six weeks.
The band released Freak Show in 1996, followed by Neon Ballroom in 1999 and then Diorama in 2002. Following Diorama, Silverchair embarked on a lengthy hiatus before the release of the next album.
During the post-Diorama hiatus, Johns worked on several side projects, the most notable of which was The Dissociatives with dance musician/producer Mac. Johns and Mac worked together since Mac’s 1997 remix of “Freak” and his contribution to Neon Ballroom. In 2000 they recorded a five-track EP I Can’t Believe It’s Not Rock. The Dissociatives album was initially recorded in London, United Kingdom and, a few months later, they regrouped in Sydney and Newcastle to finish off the project. The Dissociatives toured with musicians Kim Moyes on drums, Julian Hamilton on keys and James Haselwood on bass.
In late 2005, Johns and Silverchair reunited and announced the production of a new album entitled Young Modern. The new album was released on 31 March 2007 and was followed by the ‘Across the Great Divide‘ tour with fellow Australian band Powderfinger.
On 13 June 2008, it was reported on the band’s website that Johns was working on a new side project with Luke Steele (The Sleepy Jackson, Empire of the Sun), but a release date was not confirmed for the collaboration. In 2008 the name of the project was “Hathaway and Palmer”, according to a radio interview that Steele conducted, but this has not been confirmed since. In December 2008, Johns was named as the producer of The Scare‘s album.
In May 2011, Silverchair announced on their website that the band was going into “indefinite hibernation” and explained that “it’s become increasingly clear that the spark simply isn’t there between the three of us at the moment”. Later that month, Johns and filmmaker Josh Wakely presented a talk at Tedx Sydney in which they discussed a film that they were working on that was tentatively titled “My Minds Own Melody”. A video of the talk was uploaded to YouTube in June 2011 and a trailer for the completed film was released in mid-2012.
In 2012 Johns collaborated with the Australian Chamber Orchestra to create the soundtrack “Atlas” for a Qantas Airlines commercial that began airing a week before the 2012 Olympics. Johns explained:
When Qantas first approached me, I agreed to the project as I was really into the idea of creating a piece of music that represented Australia. I wanted it to sound big, something special. It was a conscious effort to create a good piece of music and not just a jingle. I’ve also wanted to work with the Australian Chamber Orchestra for a long time now so it was great to finally be able to do that.
In May 2012, Johns wrote and recorded music with pop duo The Veronicas for the latter’s third album. The writing process began in November 2011 and the twin sisters stated that working with Johns “was one of our greatest experiences”.
As of January 2013, Johns was scheduled to appear in a live performance with Van Dyke Parks, as part of Australia’s Adelaide Festival, on 8 March 2013, and he was also rumoured to be working on a debut solo album. In May 2013, Steele revealed that he and Johns were completing the project that they commenced in 2008.
In November 2013, it was reported by various media outlets that Johns was in the process of working on a solo album due for release sometime in 2014. His manager John Watson was quoted as saying: “it’s looking extremely likely that it’ll be out next year.”
In January 2014, Johns co-wrote the song “Impossible,” by Australian rapper 360. Johns also sang on the song’s chorus. Johns met 360 through Johns’ brother Heath, who is also 360’s publisher