27th April ~ our birthday wishes today go to ~ Ace Frehley ~ Sheena Easton ~ Sally Hawkins & Isobel Campbell ~ from the team at ~ Colly Dolly Music & Movies ~ Mareeba!

Ace Frehley

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Ace Frehley
Background information
Birth name Paul Daniel Frehley
Also known as “The Spaceman” or “Space Ace”
Born April 27, 1951 (age 62)
The BronxNew YorkUnited States
Genres Hard rockheavy metal
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitarvocals,
Years active 1964–present
Labels CasablancaMercury,Megaforce, Bronx Born
Associated acts Cathedral, Molimo, Wicked LesterKissFrehley’s Comet, Ace Frehley Band
Website www.acefrehley.com
Notable instruments
Gibson Les Paul

From left to right: Bill AucoinPeter CrissGene SimmonsPaul Stanley, Ace Frehley, Joyce, and Neil Bogart in 1974.

Ace Frehley and Gene Simmons during theAlive II Tour.

Paul Daniel “Ace” Frehley (/ˈfrli/; born April 27, 1951)[1][2] is an American musician best known as the former lead guitarist and founding member of the rock band Kiss. He took on the persona of the “Spaceman” or “Space Ace”, and played with the group from its inception in 1973 until his departure in 1982. After leaving Kiss, Frehley embarked on a solo career, which was put on hold when he rejoined Kiss in 1996 for a highly successful reunion tour.

His second tenure with Kiss lasted until 2002, when he left at the conclusion of what was purported to be the band’s Farewell Tour. His latest album Anomaly, was released on September 15, 2009.[3] Guitar Worldmagazine ranked him 14th Greatest Metal Guitarist of All Time. In a 2009 interview with Rock N Roll Experience Magazine, Ace stated, “I’m an anomaly, I’m an un-schooled musician, I don’t know how to read music, but I’m one of the most famous guitar players in the world, so go figure

Sheena Easton

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Sheena Easton

Sheena Easton on 7 November 2009
Background information
Birth name Sheena Shirley Orr
Born 27 April 1959 (age 54)
Origin Bellshill, North Lanarkshire, Scotland
Genres Adult Contemporary, Pop/Rock, Dance, R&BCountry
Occupations Singer, songwriter, producer, actress, voiceoverdesigner
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1980–present
Labels EMI UKEMI/AmericaMCA,Universal
Website www.sheenaeaston.com

Sheena Easton (born Sheena Shirley Orr; 27 April 1959) is a Scottish/American international recording artist and stage and TV/film actress. Easton first came into the public eye as the focus of an episode in the first British reality television programme The Big Time: Pop Singer, which recorded her attempts to gain a record contract and her eventual signing with EMI Records.

In the UK, Easton became the third UK female solo artist ever to top the US Hot 100, following Petula Clark, and Lulu. Easton sold 1 gold single for (9-5), 1 Silver and 1 gold album in her native homeland. She scored 3 top 40 albums and 8 top 40 singles to date. Easton’s 1980 debut singles, “Modern Girl” and ” 9 to 5,” entered into the UK top ten, making her the first UK female artist to appear twice in the same top ten.

In the United States, Easton is a 2 time Grammy Award winner with 5 additional Grammy nominations, 1 Oscar nomination, and sold 7 US Gold albums and 1 US Platinum and sold over 4 million albums in the US alone, and over 20 million records worldwide. She has recorded 16 studio albums, released 45 singles, and has 15 Top 40 hits on the US Billboard Hot 100 and 25 top 40 hits in international territories around the world. In Canada, Easton scored 3 gold and 2 platinum albums.

Sheena Easton is the only artist in the history of the US Billboard charts to have top 5 hit on each of the Billboards key charts consecutively: Morning Train (9-5) (Pop, Adult Contemporary), We Got Tonight w/Kenny Rogers (Country), Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair) (Dance), and Sugar Walls (R&B).

Easton rose to fame in the early 1980s with the pop hits “9 to 5” (known as “Morning Train” in the United States), “For Your Eyes Only“, “Strut“, “Sugar Walls“, “U Got the Look” with Prince, and “The Lover in Me“. She went on to become successful in the United States and Japan, working with prominent vocalists and producers, such as PrinceChristopher NeilKenny RogersDavid FosterLuis MiguelL.A. Reid andBabyfacePatrice Rushen, and Nile Rodgers.

Sally Hawkins

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Sally Hawkins
Sally Hawkins (2007).jpg

On site for the 2007 TV movie Persuasion, October 7, 2006
Born Sally Cecilia Hawkins
27 April 1976 (age 37)
DulwichLondonEngland, UK
Occupation Actress
Years active 1998–present

Sally Cecilia Hawkins (born 27 April 1976) is an English actress. Her performance as Poppy in the 2008 Mike Leigh film Happy-Go-Lucky won her several international awards, including the Golden Globe Awardand the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the Berlin Film Festival.

Other notable roles have included Susan in Vera Drake (2004), Sarah in An Education (2009), Rita O’Grady in Made in Dagenham (2010), Sue Trinder in the BBC serial Fingersmith (2005), Anne Elliot inPersuasion (2007),[1] and Ginger in the 2013 Woody Allen film Blue Jasmine, for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Hawkins had previously worked with Woody Allen inCassandra’s Dream (2007).


Isobel Campbell

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Isobel Campbell
Isobel Campbell.jpg
Background information
Birth name Isobel Campbell
Also known as Belle, Bel
Born 27 April 1976 (age 37)
Origin Glasgow, Scotland
Genres Indie popalternative rock,Twee Pop
Occupations Singer-songwritermusician,vocalist
Instruments Vocalscello
Years active 1996–present
Labels V2 RecordsJeepster Records
Associated acts Belle & Sebastian
Mark Lanegan
The Gentle Waves
Website Official Site

Isobel Campbell (born on 27 April 1976) is a Scottish singer, cellist and composer in the indie and rock genres. She was born in Glasgow. She is a former member of the Scottish indie pop band Belle & Sebastian, but left the group to pursue a solo career, first as The Gentle Waves, and later under her own name. Recently, she has collaborated with singer Mark Lanegan on three albums.

Isobel Campbell’s music has been described as either indie popchamber pop or singer-songwriter.[1] Regardless of genre, Campbell makes gentle and sombre music, often using classical instruments and her bright, slightly nasal voice with bittersweet and ironic songwriting.




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