Dylan onstage at Azkena Rock Festival, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, June 26, 2010
|Birth name||Robert Allen Zimmerman|
|Also known as||Elston Gunnn, Blind Boy Grunt, Bob Landy, Robert Milkwood Thomas, Tedham Porterhouse,Lucky/Boo Wilbury, Jack Frost, Sergei Petrov|
|Born||May 24, 1941
Duluth, Minnesota, U.S.
|Origin||Hibbing, Minnesota, U.S.|
|Genres||Rock, folk, blues, country, gospel|
|Occupations||Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, artist, writer|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, keyboards, harmonica|
|Associated acts||Joan Baez, The Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Grateful Dead, Traveling Wilburys, Mark Knopfler|
Bob Dylan (/ˈdɪlən/; born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, artist, and writer. He has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s, when he was an informal chronicler and a seemingly reluctant figurehead of social unrest. A number of Dylan’s early songs, such as “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are a-Changin’“, became anthems for the US civil rights and anti-war movements. Leaving behind his initial base in the culture of the folk music revival, Dylan’s six-minute single “Like a Rolling Stone” radically altered the parameters of popular music in 1965. His recordings employing electric instruments attracted denunciation and criticism from others in the folk movement.
Dylan’s lyrics have incorporated a variety of political, social, philosophical, and literary influences. They defied existing pop music conventions and appealed hugely to the then burgeoning counterculture. Initially inspired by the performance style of Little Richard, and the songwriting of Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson, and Hank Williams, Dylan has both amplified and personalized musical genres. His recording career, spanning fifty years, has explored many of the traditions in American song—from folk, blues, and country to gospel, rock and roll, and rockabilly to English, Scottish, and Irish folk music, embracing even jazz and swing. Dylan performs with guitar, keyboards, and harmonica. Backed by a changing line-up of musicians, he has toured steadily since the late 1980s on what has been dubbed the Never Ending Tour. His accomplishments as a recording artist and performer have been central to his career, but his greatest contribution is generally considered his songwriting.
Since 1994, Dylan has published six books of drawings and paintings, and his work has been exhibited in major art galleries. As a musician, Dylan has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of thebest-selling artists of all time; he has received numerous awards including Grammy, Golden Globe, and Academy Awards; he has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Pulitzer Prize jury in 2008 awarded him a special citation for “his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power.” In May 2012, Dylan received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama.
LaBelle in 2005
|Birth name||Patricia Louise Holte|
|Also known as||Patricia Edwards|
|Born||May 24, 1944|
|Origin||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Genres||R&B, soul, pop, soft rock, gospel|
|Labels||Epic, Philadelphia Int’l, MCA, Def Soul Classics, Umbrella,Bungalo
Resolution (2013 – )
|Associated acts||Labelle, Michael McDonald,Yolanda Adams, Mary J. Blige,Mariah Carey|
Patricia Louise Holte-Edwards (born May 24, 1944), better known under the stage name Patti LaBelle, is a renowned Grammy Award-winning American singer, author, and actress who has spent over 50 years in the music industry. LaBelle spent 16 years as lead singer of Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles, who changed their name to Labelle in the early 1970s and released the iconic disco song “Lady Marmalade“.
LaBelle started her solo career shortly after the group disbanded in 1977 and crossed over to pop music with “On My Own“, “If You Asked Me To“, “Stir It Up“, and “New Attitude“. She has also recorded R&B ballads such as “You Are My Friend“, “If Only You Knew“, and “Love, Need and Want You“.
LaBelle possesses the vocal range of a soprano. Due to her musical legacy and influence, she has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Apollo Hall of Fame, and the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. The World Music Awards presented her with the prestigious Legend Award. LaBelle has sold over 50 million records worldwide
Tommy Chong in San Diego, 2006
|Born||Thomas B. Kin Chong
May 24, 1938
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, musician|
|Spouse(s)||Maxine Sneed (1960–1970),Shelby Fiddis (1975–present)|
|Children||Rae Dawn Chong, Robbi Chong, Paris Chong, Gilbran Chong, Precious Chong|
Thomas B. Kin “Tommy” Chong (born May 24, 1938) is a Canadian comedian, actor, writer, director, activist, and musician. He is well known for his marijuana-themed Cheech & Chong comedy albums and movies withCheech Marin, as well as playing the character Leo on Fox‘s That ’70s Show. He became a naturalized United States citizen in the late 1980s.
John C. Reilly
|John C. Reilly|
|Born||John Christopher Reilly
May 24, 1965 
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Alma mater||DePaul University|
|Occupation||Actor, singer, producer, writer, comedian|
|Spouse(s)||Alison Dickey (m. 1992)|
John Christopher Reilly (born May 24, 1965) is an American actor, singer, producer, screenwriter, and comedian. Making his film debut in Casualties of War, Reilly is one of several actors whose careers were launched byBrian De Palma. To date, he has appeared in more than fifty films, including three separate films in 2002 that were all nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. He has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Chicago and a Grammy Award for the song “Walk Hard”, which he performed in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. Reilly has starred in Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule, a television show on Adult Swim, since its premiere on May 16, 2010.
|Birth name||Rosanne Cash|
|Born||May 24, 1955|
|Origin||Memphis, Tennessee, United States|
|Genres||Country, rock, folk, blues|
|Associated acts||Johnny Cash, Rodney Crowell,Emmylou Harris, John Stewart,Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams|
Although Cash is often classified as a country artist, her music draws on many genres, including folk, pop, rock and blues. In the 1980s, she had a string of chart-topping singles, which crossed musical genres and landed on both C&W and Top 100 charts, the most commercially successful being her 1981 breakthrough hit “Seven Year Ache“, which topped the U.S. country singles charts and reached the Top 30 on the U.S. pop singles charts. In 1990, Cash released Interiors, a spare, introspective album which signaled a break from her pop country past. The following year Cash ended her marriage and moved from Nashville to New York City, where she continues to write, record and perform. Since 1991 she has released five albums, written two books and edited a collection of short stories. Her fiction and essays have been published in The New York Times, Rolling Stone,The Oxford American, New York Magazine, and various other periodicals and collections.
She won a Grammy in 1985 for “I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me”, and has received twelve other Grammy nominations. She has had 11 No. 1 country hit singles, 21 Top 40 country singles and two gold records.