30th May ~ happy birthday today to ~ Wynonna Judd ~ Cee Lo Green ~ Clint Walker ~ Tom Morello & Topper Headon ~ from the team at ~ Colly Dolly Music & Movies

 

Wynonna Judd

 

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Wynonna Judd
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Wynonna Judd, May 24, 2004
Background information
Birth name Christina Claire Ciminella[1]
Also known as Wynonna
Born May 30, 1964 (age 49)[2]
Ashland, Kentucky, U.S.
Genres Country
Occupations Singer, songwriter, Author, Philanthropist, Actress
Instruments Vocals, guitar, Harmonica
Years active 1983–present
Labels RCA (1983–1992)
MCA (1992–1997)
Mercury (1997–2003)
Asylum/Curb (2003-2009)
Curb (2009–present)
Associated acts The Judds, Cactus Moser
Website Wynonna.com

Wynonna Ellen Judd (/wˈnnə/; born Christina Claire Ciminella; May 30, 1964) is an American country music singer. Her solo albums and singles are all credited to the singular name Wynonna. Wynonna first rose to fame in the 1980s alongside her mother, Naomi, in the country music duo The Judds. The duo released seven albums on Curb Records in addition to charting 26 singles, of which 14 were number one hits.

After The Judds disbanded in 1991, Wynonna began a solo career, also on Curb. In her solo career, she has released eight studio albums, a live album, a holiday album and two compilation albums in addition to charting more than 20 singles of her own. Her first four singles—”She Is His Only Need“, “I Saw the Light,” “No One Else on Earth” and “My Strongest Weakness“—all reached number one on the U.S. country singles charts consecutively, as did 1993’s “Only Love” and 1996’s, “To Be Loved by You.” Three of her albums are certified platinum or higher by the RIAA. Her most recent recording, Sing: Chapter 1, was released on February 3, 2009 and she released a new song, “Something You Can’t Live Without,” in March 2013. Wynonna is most recognized for her musical work, although starting in the 2000s she has also pursued other interests, including writing, acting and philanthropy.

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CeeLo Green

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CeeLo Green
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CeeLo Green at a Gnarls Barkley concert in July 2010.
Background information
Birth name Thomas DeCarlo Callaway
Also known as CeeLo, Cee Lo Green
Born May 30, 1975 (age 38)
AtlantaGeorgiaUnited States
Genres Soulhip hopR&B
Occupations Singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, television music competition judge, actor
Instruments Vocals, piano
Years active 1991–present
Labels AristaBMG,[1] Elektra
Associated acts Gnarls BarkleyGoodie Mob,Trick DaddyTLCKid Cudi,OutkastJazze PhaBruno Mars,SlaughterhouseFoo Fighters,Christina AguileraMaroon 5,Blake SheltonGorillaCallaway,Pharrell Williams

Thomas DeCarlo Callaway (born May 30, 1975),[2] best known by his stage name CeeLo Green (sometimes rendered as Cee Lo Green, or referred to as CeeLo), is an American recording artist from AtlantaGeorgia. Asinger-songwriterrapperrecord producer and actor, in 2011 CeeLo Green also became a talent show judge, working for American reality television singing competition The Voice. CeeLo Green came to initial prominence as a member of the southern hip hop group Goodie Mob, and as part of the soul duo Gnarls Barkley, with record producer Danger Mouse. Subsequently he embarked on a solo career, partially spurred by YouTubepopularity.[3] His work has earned numerous awards and accolades, including five Grammy Awards.

Internationally, Green is best known for his soul work: his most popular was Gnarls Barkley’s 2006 worldwide hit “Crazy“, which reached number one in various singles charts worldwide, including the UK. In the United States, “Crazy” reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100. Its parent album St. Elsewhere, was also a hit, reaching number one on the UK Albums Chart and number four on the US Billboard 200 albums chart. Gnarls Barkley’s second album, The Odd Couple (2008), charted at number 12 on the Billboard 200.

In 2010, Green took a hiatus from working with Danger Mouse, and released a solo single titled “Fuck You!“, on August 19. The song became a hit, with the radio-edit version “Forget You”, reaching the top spot in the UK and the Netherlands and charting at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100. Its parent album, The Lady Killer (2010), saw similar success, peaking within the top five of the UK Albums Chart and debuting within the top 10 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, and receiving a Gold certification from the BPI in the UK. His next two single, “It’s OK” and “Bright Lights Bigger City” were also hits in Europe. In 2013, Green reunited with the rest of Goodie Mob, to release their fifth studio album Age Against the Machine.

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Clint Walker

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Clint Walker
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Walker in Cheyenne, 1957
Born Norman Eugene Walker
May 30, 1927 (age 86)
HartfordIllinois, United States[1]
Years active 1954–1998
Height 6’4″
Spouse(s) Susan Cavallari (1997–present)
Giselle Hennessy (1974–1994) (her death)
Verna Garver (1948–1968) (divorced) 1 child
Website
www.clintwalker.com

Norman Eugene Walker, known as Clint Walker (born May 30, 1927), is a retired American actor. He is best known for his cowboy role as “Cheyenne Bodie” in the western television seriesCheyenne.

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Tom Morello

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Tom Morello
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Tom Morello performing as The Nightwatchman in 2006
Background information
Birth name Thomas Baptiste Morello
Also known as The Nightwatchman
Born May 30, 1964 (age 49)
Harlem, New YorkU.S.A
Origin Libertyville, Illinois, United States
Genres Alternative metalfolk rockfunk metalheavy metalpunk rock,hard rock
Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter, actor
Instruments Guitar, vocals, harmonica,mandolin, bass guitar, drums, piano, banjo
Years active 1979–present
Labels SonyBMGEpicInterscope
Associated acts Rage Against the Machine,AudioslaveThe Nightwatchman,Bruce Springsteen and the E Street BandStreet Sweeper Social ClubAxis of JusticeNBA,Lock UpClass of ’99Cypress HillElectric SheepSerj TankianGuitarmyTravis BarkerRZA,RaekwonAnti-FlagRise AgainstJohn FogertyCalle 13,Linkin Park
Notable instruments
“Arm the Homeless” – Custom guitar with aKramer neck and custom performance body.
“Soul Power”
 – Custom Fender Stratocaster
“Sendero Luminoso” – Fender Telecaster
“Burnt Budweiser” – Gibson Les Paul
“Whatever It Takes” – Ibanez classical acoustic
Ibanez Artstar Hollowbody (Custom).

Thomas Baptiste Morello (born May 30, 1964) is an American guitarist best known for his tenure with the band Rage Against the Machine and then with Audioslave. Morello is currently a touring musician with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. He is also known for his acoustic solo act called The Nightwatchman, and his latest group Street Sweeper Social Club. Morello is also the co-founder (along with Serj Tankian) of the non-profit political activist organization Axis of Justice, which airs a monthly program on Pacifica Radio station KPFK (90.7 FM) in Los Angeles.

Born in Harlem, New York, and raised in Libertyville, Illinois, Morello became interested in music and politics while in high school. He attended Harvard University and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Studies. After his previous band Lock Up disbanded, Morello met Zack de la Rocha and the two founded Rage Against the Machine together. The group went on to become one of the most popular and influential rock acts of the 1990s.[citation needed] He is best known for his unique and creative guitar playing style, which incorporates feedback noise, unconventional picking and tapping as well as heavy use of guitar effects. Morello is also noted for his leftist political views and activism; his creation of his side project The Nightwatchman offered an outlet for his views while playing apolitical music with Audioslave. He was ranked number 40 in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”.

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Topper Headon

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Topper Headon
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Background information
Birth name Nicholas Bowen Headon
Also known as Topper
Born 30 May 1955 (age 58)
Bromley, Kent, England
Origin London, England
Genres JazzsoulR&Brockpunk rock,reggaerock and roll
Occupations Drummer, percussionist, songwriter
Instruments Drums and percussion, bass guitar and occasional piano
Years active 1976–present
Labels CBSMercury
Associated acts The ClashMirkwoodBobby TenchJimmy HelmsMick Gallagher
Notable instruments
Drums

Nicholas Bowen “Topper” Headon (born 30 May 1955), known as “Topper” due to his resemblance to Mickey the Monkey from the Topper comic, is a British rock and roll drummer, best known for his membership in thepunk rock band The Clash. He is regarded as one of the most inspirational and technically inventive punk rock drummers of the late 1970s and early 1980s.[citation needed] Writing for Allmusic, critic Greg Prato stated that record producer Sandy Pearlman dubbed Headon as “The Human Drum Machine“, due to his impeccable timing and drumming skills.[1]

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