24th June ~ birthday wishes for today go to ~ Mick Fleetwood ~ Jeff Beck ~ Peter Weller & Nancy Allen ~ from the team at ~ Colly Dolly Music & Movies ~ Mareeba!

Mick Fleetwood

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Mick Fleetwood
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Background information
Birth name Michael John Kells Fleetwood
Born 24 June 1947 (age 66)
Redruth, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
Genres Bluesblues-rock, rock
Occupations Musician
Instruments Drums, percussion
Years active 1963–present
Labels Blue HorizonWarner Bros.,RCASanctuary
Associated acts Fleetwood MacJohn Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, Mick Fleetwood’s Zoo, The Zoo, Mick Fleetwood’s Island Rumours Band
Website www.mickfleetwood.com

Michael John Kells “Mick” Fleetwood (born 24 June 1947) is a British musician and actor, best known for his role as the drummer and co-founder of the rock band Fleetwood Mac. Fleetwood, whose surname was merged with that of John McVie to form the name of the band, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

Born in Cornwall, Fleetwood lived in Egypt and Norway for many of his childhood years as his father travelled with the Royal Air Force. Choosing to follow his musical interests, Fleetwood travelled to London at the age of fifteen, eventually combining with Peter GreenJeremy Spencer and Bob Brunning who formed at Green’s behest to become the first incarnation of Fleetwood Mac, of which Fleetwood would remain the only member to stay with the band through its ever-changing line-up.

After several album releases and line-up changes, the group moved to the United States in 1974 in an attempt to boost the band’s success, where Fleetwood invited Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks to join. Buckingham and Nicks contributed to much of Fleetwood Mac’s later commercial success, including the celebrated album Rumours, while Fleetwood’s own determination to keep the band together was essential to the group’s longevity.[1][2] He has also enjoyed a solo career, published written works, and flirted briefly with acting and vinification.

Jeff Beck

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Not to be confused with Beck.
Jeff Beck
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Beck at the Palais, Melbourne, Australia, 2009
Background information
Birth name Geoffrey Arnold Beck
Also known as A.N. Other
Born 24 June 1944 (age 69)
WallingtonSurrey England
Genres Blues rockjazz fusion,instrumental rockhard rock,electronicaprogressive rock
Occupations Musician, songwriter, actor
Instruments Guitar, vocals, bass guitar,double bass, piano
Years active 1964–present
Labels EMIEpic
Associated acts The YardbirdsJeff Beck Group,the HoneydrippersBeck, Bogert & AppiceStevie Ray Vaughan,Big Town PlayboysUppEric ClaptonSuzi QuatroDuff McKaganTal Wilkenfeld
Website www.jeffbeck.com
Notable instruments
Fender Jeff Beck Signature Model Stratocaster
Jeff Beck 1954 Les Paul Oxblood
Fender Esquire

Geoffrey Arnold “Jeff” Beck (born 24 June 1944) is an English rock guitarist. He is one of the three noted guitarists to have played with The Yardbirds (the other two being Eric Claptonand Jimmy Page). Beck also formed The Jeff Beck Group and Beck, Bogert & Appice.

Much of Beck’s recorded output has been instrumental, with a focus on innovative sound, and his releases have spanned genres ranging from blues rockheavy metaljazz fusion and an additional blend of guitar-rock and electronica. Although he recorded two hit albums (in 1975 and 1976) as a solo act, Beck has not established or maintained the sustained commercial success of many of his contemporaries and bandmates.[1][2] Beck appears on albums by Mick JaggerTina TurnerMorrisseyJon Bon JoviMalcolm McLarenKate Bush,Roger WatersDonovanStevie WonderLes PaulZuccheroCyndi LauperBrian MayStanley Clarke and ZZ Top.

He was ranked 5th in Rolling Stone‘s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and the magazine, upon whose cover Beck has appeared three times, has described him as “one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock”.[3] MSNBC has called him a “guitarist’s guitarist”.[1] Beck has earned wide critical praise and received the Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance six times and Best Pop Instrumental Performance once. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice: as a member of the Yardbirds (1992) and as a solo artist (2009).

Peter Weller

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Peter Weller
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Peter Weller in September 2011
Born June 24, 1947 (age 67)
Stevens Point, Wisconsin, U.S.
Occupation Actor, film director, lecturer
Years active 1973–present
Spouse(s) Sherri Stowe (m. 2006)

Peter Weller (born June 24, 1947) is an American film and stage actordirector and history lecturer.

Weller has appeared in more than 50 films and television series, including turns as the title characters in blockbuster hits RoboCop and RoboCop 2, and the cult classic The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension.[1] He has also appeared in such critically acclaimed films as Woody Allen‘s Mighty Aphrodite, the Oliver Stone-produced The New Age andDavid Cronenberg‘s movie of William Burroughs‘s novel Naked Lunch. He received an Academy Award nomination for his direction of the 1993 short Partners, in which he also acted. Intelevision, he hosted the show Engineering an Empire on the History Channel. He also played Christopher Henderson in the fifth season of 24 and Stan Liddy in the fifth season of theShowtime original series Dexter.

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Nancy Allen (actress)

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Nancy Allen
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Allen while promoting Strange Invaders, 1983
Born Nancy Anne Allen
June 24, 1950 (age 63)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1962–present
Spouse(s) Brian De Palma (m. 1979–84)
Craig Shoemaker (m. 1992–93)
Randy Bailey (m. 1998–2007)

Nancy Anne Allen (born June 24, 1950) is a Golden Globe-nominated American actress and cancer activist best known for her roles in the films Carrie (1976), RoboCop (1987), andDressed to Kill (1980).

Allen began an acting and modelling career as a child, and from the mid-1970s appeared in small film roles, most notably the anchor of Robert Zemeckis‘s ensemble comedy I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978). A pivotal supporting role in Carrie (1976) brought her recognition, and after marrying the director Brian De Palma, she appeared in several of his films, includingDressed to Kill (1980) and Blow Out (1981). Her subsequent films include Strange Invaders (1983), The Philadelphia Experiment (1984), Poltergeist III (1988), Limit Up (1990), Out of Sight (1998), and the RoboCop trilogy.

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