7th July ~ Our birthday wishes for today go to ~ Ringo Starr ~ Jamie Cook ~ Synyster Gates & Sevyn Streeter ~ from the team at ~ Colly Dolly Music & Movies ~ Mareeba!


Ringo Starr


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Ringo Starr
A colour photograph of Starr wearing sunglasses and a black T-shirt.

Ringo Starr in 2013
Background information
Birth name Richard Starkey
Born 7 July 1940 (age 73)
Liverpool, England
Genres Rockpopcountry[1]
Occupations Musician, singer, actor
Instruments Drums, vocals, keyboards
Years active 1957–present
Labels ParlophoneUnited Artists,CapitolAppleSwanVee-Jay,TollieAtlanticRCAMercury,KochPrivate MusicBoardwalk,RykodiscHip-O
Associated acts Rory Storm and the Hurricanes,the BeatlesPlastic Ono Band,Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band
Website RingoStarr.com
Notable instruments
from the BBC programme Front Row, 31 December 2008[2]

Ringo Starr MBE (born Richard Starkey; 7 July 1940) is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles. On most of the band’s albums, he sang lead vocals for one song, including “With a Little Help from My Friends“, “Yellow Submarine” and their cover of “Act Naturally“. He also wrote the Beatles’ songs “Don’t Pass Me By” and “Octopus’s Garden“, and is credited as a co-writer of others, such as “What Goes On” and “Flying“.

Starr was twice afflicted by life-threatening illnesses during his childhood, and as a result of prolonged hospitalisations, fell behind scholastically. In 1955, he entered the workforce and briefly held a position withBritish Rail before securing an apprenticeship at a Liverpool equipment manufacturer. Soon afterwards, he became interested in the UK skiffle craze, developing a fervent admiration for the genre. In 1957, he cofounded his first band, the Eddie Clayton Skiffle Group, and they earned several prestigious local bookings before the fad succumbed to American rock and roll by early 1958.

When the Beatles formed in 1960, Starr was a member of another Liverpool group, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. After achieving moderate success with them in the UK and Hamburg, he quit the Hurricanes and joined the Beatles in August 1962, replacing Pete Best. Starr played key roles in the Beatles’ films and appeared in numerous others. After their break-up in 1970, he released several successful singles including the US number four hit “It Don’t Come Easy“, and number ones “Photograph” and “You’re Sixteen“. In 1972, he released his most successful UK single, “Back Off Boogaloo“, which peaked at number two. He achieved commercial and critical success with his 1973 album Ringo, which was a top ten release in both the UK and the US. Although he continued to record and remained a familiar celebrity presence, by 1975 his solo career had diminished in importance. He has been featured in a number of documentaries, hosted television shows, narrated the first two seasons of the children’s television series Thomas & Friends and portrayed “Mr Conductor” during the first season of the PBS children’s television series Shining Time Station. Since 1989, he has successfully toured with twelve variations of Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band.

Starr’s creative contribution to music has received praise from drummers such as Phil Collins and Steve Smith, who commented: “Before Ringo, drum stars were measured by their soloing ability and virtuosity. Ringo’s popularity brought forth a new paradigm … we started to see the drummer as an equal participant in the compositional aspect … His parts are so signature to the songs that you can listen to a Ringo drum part without the rest of the music and still identify the song.”[3] In 2011, Rolling Stone readers named Starr the fifth-greatest drummer of all time.


Jamie Cook

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For the footballer, see Jamie Cook (footballer). For the rugby league footballer, see Jamie Cook (rugby league).
Jamie Cook
Birth name Jamie Cook[1]
Born High GreenSheffield, England
Genres Indie rock,[2][3][4] post-punk revivalpsychedelic rockgarage rock
Occupations Musiciansongwriter
Instruments Guitar
Labels Domino
Associated acts Arctic Monkeys
Notable instruments
Fender Telecaster
Gibson ES-335
Fender Starcaster
Fender Telecaster Custom
Gibson SG

Jamie Robert Cook (born 8 July 1985) is the guitarist for the British indie rock[2][3][4] band Arctic Monkeys.


Synyster Gates

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Synyster Gates
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Synyster Gates performing in 2011
Background information
Birth name Brian Elwin Haner, Jr.
Also known as Synyster Gates, Syn
Born July 7, 1981 (age 32)
Huntington Beach, California, United States
Instruments Guitar, vocals, drums, piano
Labels Good Life Recordings, Hopeless,Warner Bros., Bucktan
Associated acts Avenged SevenfoldPinkly SmoothAxeWound
Website www.avengedsevenfold.com
Notable instruments
Schecter Synyster Custom

Brian Elwin Haner, Jr. (born July 7, 1981), better known by his stage name Synyster Gates or simply Syn, is an American musician, best known for being the lead guitarist and backing vocalist of the band Avenged Sevenfold.


Sevyn Streeter

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Sevyn Streeter
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Background information
Birth name Amber Denise Streeter
Also known as Se7en (until late 2012)
Born July 7, 1986 (age 27)
Haines City, FloridaUnited States
Genres R&Bpop
Occupations Singer, songwriter, dancer , model
Years active 2001–present;
Labels CBE, Interscope Records,Atlantic RecordsJive Records,A&M RecordsT.U.G. Entertainment
Associated acts TG4RichGirlChris Brown
Website www.sevynstreeter.com

Amber Denise Streeter (born July 7, 1986),[1] known by her stage name Sevyn Streeter, is an American recording artist and singer–songwriter, best known for being a member of the girl groups TG4 and RichGirl where she was known as Se7en. In 2012, she changed her stage name to Sevyn Streeter. She has written songs for artists such as Chris BrownBrandyKelly RowlandAlicia KeysFantasiaTrey SongzAriana Grande, andTamar Braxton. Currently signed to Atlantic Records, her debut EP entitled Call Me Crazy, But… was released on December 3, 2013.



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