29th May ~ happy birthday wishes for today go to ~ LaToya Jackson ~ Annette Benning ~ Noel Gallagher ~ Melissa Etheridge & Francis Rossi ~ from the team at ~ Colly Dolly Music & Movies ~ Mareeba!

La Toya Jackson

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For other uses, see La Toya (disambiguation).
La Toya Jackson
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Jackson in 2010.
Background information
Birth name La Toya Yvonne Jackson
Also known as Toy
Born May 29, 1956 (age 57)
GaryIndianaUnited States
Genres PopR&Bdance
Occupations Singer-songwritermusician,actressmodelauthorcelebrity,businesswomantelevision personality
Years active 1972–present
Labels Polydor Records (1980–82)
Epic (1983–87)
Teldec / RCA (1987–88)
Teldec (1989)
BCM (1990)
Pump / Dino (1991–92)
Mar-Gor (1993)
CMC (1994 – 95)
Ja-Tail / Bungalo (2002–present)
Associated acts The Jackson 5Michael Jackson,Janet JacksonRebbie Jackson,USA for Africa
Website Official Site

La Toya Yvonne Jackson (born May 29, 1956) is an American singer-songwritermusicianauthortelevision personalityactressbusinesswomanphilanthropistactivist and former model. She is the fifth child of theJackson family. She maintained a career as a singer throughout the 1980s and 1990s, and returned to music in 2004 with her Billboard charting songs “Just Wanna Dance” and “Free the World“. An EP called Starting Overwas released on June 21, 2011.


Annette Bening

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Annette Bening

Born Annette Carol Bening
May 29, 1958 (age 55)
Topeka, Kansas, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1986–present
Spouse(s) J. Steven White (m. 1984–91)
Warren Beatty (m. 1992)

Annette Carol Bening[1] (born May 29, 1958) is an American actress. Bening is a four-time Oscar nominee for her roles in The GriftersAmerican BeautyBeing Julia, and The Kids Are All Right, winning Golden Globe Awards for the latter two films. She won a BAFTA and a SAG award for her performance in American Beauty.



Noel Gallagher

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This article is about the musician. For the band, see Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.
Noel Gallagher
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Noel Gallagher in 2012
Background information
Birth name Noel Thomas David Gallagher
Born 29 May 1967 (age 46)
Manchester, England
Genres Rockbritpopalternative rock,psychedelic rock
Occupations Musician, singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass, piano, keyboards, sitarmelodica,mellotronviolinbanjo, drums
Years active 1991–present
Labels CreationBig BrotherEpic, Sour Mash
Associated acts OasisNoel Gallagher’s High Flying BirdsThe RainDamon AlbarnTailgunnerSmokin’ Mojo FiltersInspiral Carpets
Notable instruments
Epiphone Sheraton
Epiphone Supernova
Gibson ES-355
Gibson ES-345
Gibson Les Paul
Gibson J-200
Martin D-28
Fender Telecaster

Noel Thomas David Gallagher (born 29 May 1967) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. He served as the lead guitarist, occasional lead singer and principal songwriter of the rock band Oasis. Raised in Burnage, Manchester, Gallagher began learning guitar at the age of thirteen. After a series of odd jobs in construction, he worked for local Manchester band Inspiral Carpets as a roadie and technician in 1988. Whilst touring with them, he learned that his brother Liam Gallagher had formed a band of his own, known as The Rain, which eventually took on the name Oasis. After Gallagher returned to England, he was invited by his brother to join Oasis as songwriter and guitarist.

Oasis’ debut album, Definitely Maybe (1994), marked the beginning of the band’s rise to fame as part of the Britpop movement. Oasis’ second album, (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? (1995), reached the top of the album charts in many countries and their third studio album, Be Here Now (1997), became the fastest-selling album in UK chart history. Britpop eventually declined in popularity and Oasis’ next two albums failed to revive it. However, the band’s final two albums, Don’t Believe the Truth (2005) and Dig Out Your Soul (2008), were hailed as its best efforts in over a decade and found renewed success. On 28 August 2009, following an altercation with Liam prior to a gig in Paris, Gallagher announced his departure from Oasis and on 23 October 2009, he confirmed he would embark on a solo career.[1] Gallagher would go on to form Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

Gallagher’s run with Oasis was marked by turbulence, especially during the peak of Britpop, during which he was involved in several disputes with Liam, and the brothers’ fights and wild lifestyles regularly made headlines in British tabloid newspapers. Gallagher (along with Oasis) also shared a personal rivalry with fellow Britpop band Blur. However, he was often regarded as the spear-head of the Britpop movement, and at one point of time,NME termed a number of Britpop bands (including Kula ShakerOcean Colour Scene and Cast) as “Noelrock”, citing Gallagher’s influence on their success.[2] Many have praised Gallagher’s songwriting, with George Martinclaiming him to be ‘the finest songwriter of his generation’


Melissa Etheridge

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Melissa Etheridge

Etheridge at a ceremony to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in September 2011
Background information
Birth name Melissa Lou Etheridge
Born May 29, 1961 (age 52)
Origin Leavenworth, Kansas, U.S.
Genres Heartland rock,[1] folk rockblues rock
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician, activist
Instruments Vocalsguitarpianoharmonica,mandolin
Years active 1988–present
Labels Island
Website www.melissaetheridge.com

Melissa Lou Etheridge (born May 29, 1961) is an American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist.[2] Her self-titled debut album was released in 1988 and became an underground hit. The album peaked at #22 on the Billboard 200, and its lead single, Bring Me Some Water, garnered Etheridge her first Grammy nomination for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. In 1993, Etheridge won her first Grammy award for her single, Ain’t It Heavy, from her 3rd album Never Enough. Later that year, she released what would become her breakthrough album, Yes I Am. The album featured the mainstream rock hits I’m the Only One (#8) and Come to My Window(#25), the latter which scored Etheridge her second Grammy award. Yes I Am peaked at #15 on the Billboard 200, and spent 138 weeks on the chart,[3] earning a RIAA certification of 6x Platinum,[4] her largest to date.

In October 2004, Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer, and underwent surgery and chemotherapy. At the 2005 Grammy Awards, she made a return to the stage and, although bald from chemotherapy, performed a tribute to Janis Joplin with the song “Piece of My Heart“.[5] Etheridge’s performance was widely lauded, with India.Arie writing “I Am Not My Hair” about Etheridge.[6] Later that year, Etheridge released her first compilation album, Greatest Hits: The Road Less Traveled. The album was a huge success, peaking at #14 on the Billboard 200, and going Gold almost immediately.[7] Her latest release is 4th Street Feeling.

Etheridge is known for her mixture of “confessional lyrics, pop-based folk-rock, and raspy, smoky vocals.”[1] She has also been an iconic gay and lesbian activist since her public coming out in January 1993.[8] She has received fifteen Grammy Award nominations, winning two, and an Academy Award. In September 2011, Etheridge received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame



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Francis Rossi
Background information
Birth name Francis Dominic Nicholas Michael Rossi[citation needed]
Born 29 May 1949 (age 64)
Forest Hill, London, England
Genres Hard rockrock and rollblues rockboogie woogie,psychedelic rock
Occupations Musician, Songwriter
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 1962–present
Associated acts Status Quo
Graham Bonnet
John Du Cann
Website www.statusquo.co.uk
Notable instruments
Fender Telecaster

Francis RossiOBE (born 29 May 1949 Forest Hill, South London) is a British musician best known for being a co-founder of the English rock band Status Quo, in which he sings lead vocals and plays lead guitar.



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