18th June ~ Those celebrating birthdays ~ Blake Shelton ~ Paul McCartney ~ Nathan Morris ~ Isabella Rossellini & Dizzy Reed ~ from the team at ~ Colly Dolly Music & Movies ~ Mareeba!

Blake Shelton

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Blake Shelton

Shelton in April 2010
Background information
Birth name Blake Tollison Shelton
Born June 18, 1976 (age 37)
Ada, Oklahoma, United States
Origin Nashville, Tennessee
Genres Country
Occupations Singer, television personality
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2001–present
Labels GiantWarner Bros. Nashville,Reprise Nashville
Associated acts Bobby BraddockMiranda Lambert
Website blakeshelton.com

Blake Tollison Shelton (born June 18, 1976)[1][2] is an American country music singer and television personality. In 2001, he made his debut with the single “Austin“. The lead-off single from his self-titled debut album, “Austin” spent five weeks at Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The gold-certified debut album also produced two more Top 20 hits. Although the album was released on Giant Records Nashville, he was transferred to Warner Bros. Records Nashville after Giant closed in late 2001.

His second and third albums, 2003’s The Dreamer and 2004’s Blake Shelton’s Barn & Grill, were each certified gold as well. His fourth album, Pure BS (2007), was re-issued in 2008 with a cover of Michael Bublé‘s pop hit “Home” as one of the bonus tracks. A fifth album, Startin’ Fires, was released in November 2008. It was followed by the extended plays Hillbilly Boneand All About Tonight in 2010, and the albums Red River Blue in 2011 and Based on a True Story… in 2013. Overall, Blake Shelton has charted 24 country singles, including 11 Number Ones. He has been nominated five times for a Grammy Award.

Shelton is also known for his role as a judge on the televised singing competitions Nashville StarClash of the Choirs, and The Voice. He has been on The Voice since its inception, and three out of the five seasons (2–4) his teams have won. He is the husband of country singer Miranda Lambert.


Paul McCartney

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Sir Paul McCartney
Black and white photograph of a man in a dark suit standing, hands folded on the lower neck of an electric bass guitar.

McCartney performing in England, 2010
Background information
Birth name James Paul McCartney
Born 18 June 1942 (age 71)
Liverpool, England
Genres Rockpopclassicalelectronica
Occupations Musician, singer, songwriter, music and film producer, businessman
Instruments Vocals, bass guitar, guitar, keyboards, drums
Years active 1957–present
Labels AppleCapitolColumbiaDecca,Hear MusicParlophone,PolydorSwanVee-Jay
Associated acts The Quarrymenthe Beatles,Wingsthe Fireman
Website www.paulmccartney.com
Notable instruments
from the BBC programme Front Row, 26 December 2012.[1]

Sir James Paul McCartneyMBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. With John LennonGeorge Harrison and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame as a member of the Beatles, widely regarded as one of the most popular and influential acts in the history of rock music; his songwriting partnership with Lennon is one of the most celebrated of the 20th century. After the band’s break-up, he pursued a solo career and later formed Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine.

McCartney has been recognized as one of the most successful composers and performers of all time, with 60 gold discs and sales of over 100 million albums and 100 million singles of his work with the Beatles and as a solo artist.[2] More than 2,200 artists have covered his Beatles song “Yesterday“, more than any other copyrighted song in history. Wings’ 1977 release “Mull of Kintyre” is one of the all-time best-selling singles in the UK. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist in March 1999, McCartney has written, or co-written 32 songs that have reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and as of 2014 he has sold more than 15.5 million RIAA-certified units in the United States. McCartney, Lennon, Harrison and Starr received MBEs in 1965, and in 1997, McCartney was knighted for his services to music.

McCartney has released an extensive catalogue of songs as a solo artist and has composed classical and electronic music. He has taken part in projects to promote international charities related to such subjects as animal rightsseal huntinglandmines, vegetarianism, poverty, and music education. He has married three times and is the parent of five children.


Nathan Morris

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 Nathan Morris is an American singer, businessman, and a founding member of Boyz II Men. Having a low and a high singing register, Morris can sing baritonetenor and soprano.[1]
Nathan Morris
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Background information
Origin PhiladelphiaPennsylvania,United States
Genres R&BSoulNew jack swing
Occupations SingerMusician
Instruments Sub-vocal
Years active 1988–present
Labels MotownUniversalArista, MSM Music Group/KochDecca/UMG
Associated acts Boyz II Men
Marc Nelson
Michael McCary
Shawn Stockman
Wanya Morris
Website http://www.boyziimen.com


Isabella Rossellini

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Isabella Rossellini
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Rossellini on location at Tempelhof Airport in Berlin to shoot some scenes for the film The Innocent, 1992
Born Isabella Fiorella Elettra Giovanna Rossellini
18 June 1952 (age 61)
Years active 1976–present
Children 2

Isabella Fiorella Elettra Giovanna Rossellini (born 18 June 1952)[1][2][3] is an Italian actress, filmmaker, author, philanthropist, and model. Rossellini is noted for her 14-year tenure as a Lancôme model, and for her roles in films such as Blue Velvet and Death Becomes Her.


Dizzy Reed

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Dizzy Reed
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Reed performing in 2006 with Guns N’ Roses
Background information
Birth name Darren Arthur Reed
Also known as Dizzy
Born June 18, 1963 (age 50)
HinsdaleIllinois, U.S.
Genres Hard rockheavy metal
Occupations Musiciankeyboardistpianist,percussionist
Instruments Keyboards, synthesizers, piano, organ, mellotron, guitar, bass guitar, percussion, congas, vibraphone, vocals
Years active 1985–present
Labels Geffen
Associated acts Guns N’ Roses
Johnny Crash
Website www.gunsnroses.com

Dizzy Reed (born Darren Arthur Reed; June 18, 1963) is a contemporary rock musician, and occasional actor. He is best known for his tenure as the keyboardistpianist andpercussionist for the rock band Guns N’ Roses, with whom he has played, toured, and recorded since 1990. Aside from frontman Axl Rose, Reed is the longest-standing and only member of Guns N’ Roses to remain from the band’s Use Your Illusion era. In 2012, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Guns N’ Roses, although he did not attend the ceremony.



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