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Fred Astaire

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For the album by Pips, Chips & Videoclips, see Fred Astaire (album).
Fred Astaire
Astaire, Fred - Never Get Rich.jpg

In You’ll Never Get Rich (1941)
Born Frederick Austerlitz
May 10, 1899
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Died June 22, 1987 (aged 88)
Los AngelesCalifornia, U.S.
Occupation Actor, dancer, singer, choreographer, percussionist
Years active 1904–1981
Political party
Religion Episcopalian
Spouse(s) Phyllis Livingston Potter
(m. 1933–1954; her death; 2 children)Robyn Smith (m. 1980-1987; his death)
Children Fred, Jr. (b. 1936)
Ava Astaire McKenzie (b. 1942)
Eliphalet (Peter) Potter IV (stepson)
Relatives Adele Astaire
(sister, deceased)

Fred Astaire (born Frederick Austerlitz;[1] May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987) was an American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer, musician and actor. His stage and subsequent film and television careers spanned a total of 76 years, during which he made 31 musical films, several award winning television specials, and issued numerous recordings. He was named the fifth Greatest Male Star of All Time by theAmerican Film Institute. He is best known as Ginger Rogers‘ dancing partner and romantic interest, with whom he co-starred in a series of ten Hollywood musicals which transformed the genre.

Gene Kelly, another major innovator in filmed dance, said that “the history of dance on film begins with Astaire”. Beyond film and television, many noted dancers and choreographers, including Rudolf NureyevSammy Davis, Jr.Michael JacksonGregory HinesMikhail BaryshnikovGeorge Balanchine, and Jerome Robbins among them, also acknowledged his importance and influence.

(1899 – 1982)



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For other uses, see Bono (disambiguation).
Bono at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.jpg

Bono in 2009
Background information
Birth name Paul David Hewson
Also known as Bono, Bono Vox
Born 10 May 1960 (age 53)
Dublin, Ireland
Origin Finglas,[1] County Dublin, Ireland
Genres Rockpost-punkalternative rock
Occupations Musiciansinger-songwriter,venture capitalistbusinessman,philanthropist
Instruments Main: Vocals

Occasional: Guitar, harmonica

Years active 1976–present
Associated acts U2Passengers
Website u2.com
Notable instruments
Gretsch Irish Falcon
Gretsch Country Club

Bono’s signature

Paul David Hewson (born 10 May 1960), known by his stage name Bono (/ˈbɒn/), is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist.[2] He is best recognized as the frontman of the Dublin-based rock band U2. Bono was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, and attended Mount Temple Comprehensive School where he met his future wife, Alison Stewart, and the future members of U2.[3][4][5] Bono writes almost all U2 lyrics, frequently using religious, social, and political themes.[6][7] During U2’s early years, Bono’s lyrics contributed to their rebellious and spiritual tone.[6] As the band matured, his lyrics became inspired more by personal experiences shared with the other members.[4][6]

Outside the band, he has collaborated and recorded with numerous artists,[8][9][10] is managing director and a managing partner of Elevation Partners,[11] and has refurbished and owns The Clarence Hotel in Dublin withThe Edge.[12][13] Bono is also widely known for his activism concerning Africa, for which he co-founded DATAEDUN, the ONE Campaign and Product Red.[4][14] He has organised and played in several benefit concerts and has met with influential politicians.[14][15][16] Bono has been praised and criticised for his activism and involvement with U2.[17][18][19] He was granted a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, and, with Billand Melinda Gates, was named Time Person of the Year in 2005,[17][20][21] among other awards and nominations. On 17 July 2013, the BBC announced that Bono had been made a Commandeur of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Letters).



Dave Mason


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For other people called Dave or David Mason, see David Mason (disambiguation).
Dave Mason

Mason in 2003
Background information
Birth name David Thomas Mason
Born 10 May 1946 (age 67)
Worcester, England
Genres Rockfolk rockpoppsychedelic rocksoft rock[1][2]
Occupations Musiciansinger-songwriter
Instruments Guitarvocalsbass guitar,Mellotronorganpiano,minimoogsitartamburabanjo,harmonica, shakkai, viola,trumpettrombonedrums,percussionshennai
Years active 1966–present
Labels Blue ThumbHarvestColumbia
Associated acts TrafficJimi HendrixEric ClaptonGeorge HarrisonDerek and the DominosFleetwood MacCass ElliotRory Gallagher
Website www.dave-mason.com

David Thomas “Dave” Mason (born 10 May 1946) is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist from Worcester, who first found fame with the rock band Traffic.[3] In his long career, Mason has played and recorded with many of the era’s most notable pop and rock musicians, including Paul McCartneyGeorge HarrisonThe Rolling StonesJimi HendrixEric ClaptonMichael JacksonDavid CrosbyGraham NashSteve Winwood,Fleetwood MacDelaney Bramlett, and Cass Elliot. Mason’s best known song is “Feelin’ Alright“, recorded by Traffic in 1968 and later by many other performers, including Joe Cocker, who had a major hit with the song in 1969. For Traffic, he also wrote “Hole in My Shoe“, a psychedelic pop song that became a hit in its own right. “We Just Disagree“, Mason’s 1977 solo US hit written by Jim Krueger, has become a staple of US Classic Hitsand Adult Contemporary radio playlists.[4][5]

In 2004, Mason was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a founding member of Traffic.



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For other uses, see Donovan (disambiguation).
Donovan Washington 2007.jpg

Donovan performing in Washington, DC in 2007
Background information
Birth name Donovan Philips Leitch
Born 10 May 1946 (age 67)
Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Origin Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England, UK
Genres Folk rockpsychedelic folk,psychedelic pop
Occupations Musician, Songwriter, Producer
Instruments Vocals, Harmonica, Guitar, Piano, Banjo
Years active 1965–present
Labels Pye Records (UK)
Hickory Records (US)
Epic Records

Donovan (born Donovan Philips Leitch, 10 May 1946) is a Scottish singer, songwriter and guitarist. Initially labelled an imitator of Bob Dylan, he developed an eclectic and distinctive style that blended folk, jazzpop,psychedelia, and world music (notably calypso). He has variously lived in Scotland, London, and California, and, since at least 2008, has lived in County Cork, Ireland with his family.[1] Emerging from the British folk scene, Donovan shot to fame in the United Kingdom in early 1965 with a series of live performances on the pop TV series, Ready Steady Go!.

Having initially signed with Pye Records in 1965, he recorded a handful of singles and two albums in the folk music vein, but after signing a new contract with US CBS/Epic Records his popularity spread to other countries. After extricating himself from his original management contract, he began a long and successful collaboration with Mickie Most, one of the leading British independent record producers of the era, scoring a string of hits in the UK, the US and other countries.[2][3][4]

His most successful singles in the 1960s included the early UK hits “Catch the Wind“, “Colours” and “The Universal Soldier” in 1965, while “Sunshine Superman” topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart (reached number two in Britain), and “Mellow Yellow” reached US number two the following year, with “Hurdy Gurdy Man” reaching the Top 5 on both shores in 1968. He was the first artist to be signed to CBS/Epic Records by then-new Administrative Vice-President Clive Davis. Donovan and Most collaborated on a series of hit albums and singles between 1965 and 1970.[5] He became a friend of leading pop musicians including Joan BaezBrian Jones, and The Beatles. He taught John Lennon a finger-picking guitar style in 1968.[6] Donovan’s commercial fortunes waned after parting with Most in 1969, and he left the industry for a time.

Donovan continued to perform and record sporadically in the 1970s and 1980s. His musical style and hippie image was scorned by critics, especially after the advent of punk rock. He withdrew from performing and recording several times during his career, but he underwent a revival in the 1990s with the emergence of the rave scene in Britain. He recorded the 1996 album Sutras with producer and long-time fan Rick Rubin and in 2004 released a new album, Beat Cafe. Donovan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.



Danny Carey

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Danny Carey
Danny Carey and his drum-kit.jpg

Danny Carey and his drums.
Background information
Birth name Daniel Edwin Carey
Born May 10, 1961 (age 52)
Lawrence, Kansas
Genres Progressive metalprogressive rockexperimental rockjazz fusionindustrial rockart rock
Occupations Musiciansongwriter
Instruments Drumspercussion
Labels Zoo EntertainmentVolcano II
Associated acts ToolPigmy Love CircusVolto!,ZaumGreen Jellÿ
Website www.dannycarey.org

Daniel Edwin “Danny” Carey (born May 10, 1961) is an American drummer best known for his work in American Grammy Award-winning progressive metal band Tool. He has also contributed to albums by artists such asZaumGreen JellÿPigfaceSkinny PuppyAdrian Belew of King CrimsonCarole KingCollideThe Wild Blue YonderLusk, and the Melvins.




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