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Bob Dylan

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This article is about the musician. For his debut album, see Bob Dylan (album).
Bob Dylan
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Dylan onstage at Azkena Rock Festival, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, June 26, 2010
Background information
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 (age 72)
Duluth, Minnesota, U.S.
Origin Hibbing, Minnesota, U.S.
Genres Rockfolkbluescountrygospel
Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, artist, writer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, keyboards, harmonica
Years active 1959–present
Labels ColumbiaAsylum
Associated acts Joan BaezThe BandTom Petty and the HeartbreakersGrateful DeadTraveling WilburysMark Knopfler
Website bobdylan.com

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 GuthrieRobert 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 folkblues, and country to gospelrock and roll, and rockabilly to EnglishScottish, 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 GrammyGolden Globe, and Academy Awards; he has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of FameMinnesota Music Hall of FameNashville 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.


Patti LaBelle

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Patti LaBelle
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LaBelle in 2005
Background information
Birth name Patricia Louise Holte
Also known as Patricia Edwards
Born May 24, 1944 (age 69)
Origin PhiladelphiaPennsylvania, United States
Genres R&Bsoulpopsoft rockgospel
Occupations Singer-songwriteractress
Years active 1958–present
Labels EpicPhiladelphia Int’lMCADef Soul Classics, Umbrella,Bungalo

Resolution (2013 – )

Associated acts LabelleMichael McDonald,Yolanda AdamsMary J. Blige,Mariah Carey
Website pattilabelle.com

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“.[1]

LaBelle possesses the vocal range of a soprano.[2] 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

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Tommy Chong

Tommy Chong in San Diego, 2006
Born Thomas B. Kin Chong
May 24, 1938 (age 75)
Edmonton, AlbertaCanada
Occupation Actor, comedian, musician
Years active 1962–present
Spouse(s) Maxine Sneed (1960–1970),Shelby Fiddis (1975–present)
Children Rae Dawn ChongRobbi Chong, Paris Chong, Gilbran Chong, Precious Chong

Thomas B. Kin “Tommy” Chong[1] (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

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John C. Reilly

Reilly at the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festivalpremiere of Ponyo
Born John Christopher Reilly
May 24, 1965 (age 48)[1]
ChicagoIllinois, U.S.
Alma mater DePaul University
Occupation Actor, singer, producer, writer, comedian
Years active 1989–present
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.


Rosanne Cash

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Rosanne Cash
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Background information
Birth name Rosanne Cash
Born May 24, 1955 (age 58)
Origin Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Genres Countryrockfolkblues
Occupations Singer-songwriter, author
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1978–present
Labels Ariola
Blue Note
Associated acts Johnny CashRodney Crowell,Emmylou HarrisJohn Stewart,Steve EarleLucinda Williams
Website Official website

Rosanne Cash (born May 24, 1955) is an American singer-songwriter and author. She is the eldest daughter of country music icon Johnny Cash and his first wife, Vivian Liberto Cash Distin.

Although Cash is often classified as a country artist, her music draws on many genres, including folkpoprock 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 TimesRolling Stone,The Oxford AmericanNew 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[1] other Grammy nominations. She has had 11 No. 1 country hit singles, 21 Top 40 country singles and two gold records.

She was portrayed, as a child, by Hailey Anne Nelson in Walk the Line, the 2005 Academy-award winning film about her father’s life.



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