19th July ~ Our happy birthday wishes for today go to ~ Brian May ~ Benedict Cumberbatch ~ Vikki Carr ~ Popcaan & Robb Flynn ~ from the team at ~ Colly Dolly Music & Movies ~ Mareeba!

Brian May

Brian May

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For the Australian film composer, see Brian May (composer).
Brian May

May in 2013
Background information
Birth name Brian Harold May
Born 19 July 1947 (age 66)
HamptonMiddlesex, England, UK
Genres Rockhard rockheavy metal,pop rockprogressive rock
Occupations Musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, astrophysicist, author, contributor
Instruments Guitars, vocals, keyboards
Years active 1965–present
Labels HollywoodParlophone
Associated acts SmileQueenPhenomenaG3,Queen + Paul RodgersAnita DobsonKerry EllisAdam LambertLady Gaga
Website brianmay.com
Notable instruments

Brian Harold May CBE (born 19 July 1947) is an English musician, singer, songwriter and astrophysicist who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen. He uses a home-built guitar, the Red Special. His compositions for the band include “We Will Rock You“, “Tie Your Mother Down“, “I Want It All“, “Fat Bottomed Girls“, “Who Wants to Live Forever“, “No-One but You (Only the Good Die Young)” and “The Show Must Go On“.

He was appointed a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2005 for “services to the music industry and for charity work”.[1] May attained a PhD in astrophysics from Imperial College in 2007 and was Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University from 2008 to 2013.[2] He has homes in London and Windlesham, Surrey.[3] He is an active animal rights advocate and was appointed a vice-president of animal welfare charity the RSPCA in September 2012.[4]

In 2005, a Planet Rock poll saw May voted the 7th greatest guitarist of all time.[5] He was ranked at No. 26 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time“.[6] In 2012, May was ranked the 2nd greatest guitarist of all time by a Guitar World magazine readers poll


Benedict Cumberbatch


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Benedict Cumberbatch
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Cumberbatch at the premiere of 12 Years a Slave atTIFF, September 2013
Born Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch
19 July 1976 (age 37)
Hammersmith, London, England, UK
Alma mater
Occupation Actor, voice artist, producer
Years active 2000–present
from the BBC programme Front Row, 23 December 2010[1]

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Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch (born 19 July 1976) is an English film, television and theatre actor, voice artist and producer. His first West End theatre performance was as George Tesman in Sir Richard Eyre‘s revival of Hedda Gabler in 2005. Since then, he has had leading roles in Royal National Theatre productions After the Dance (2010) and Danny Boyle‘s Frankenstein (2011). His first main part on television was as the title character in Hawking in 2004. This was followed by notable television portrayals of Sherlock Holmes in the series Sherlock since 2010 and Christopher Tietjens in Sir Tom Stoppard‘s adaptation of Parade’s End in 2012. His first major film role was William Pitt the Younger in Amazing Grace in 2006 and he has since appeared in the films Atonement (2007), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), and Steven Spielberg‘s War Horse (2011). Since 2012, he has portrayed the characters of Smaug and the Necromancer through voice and motion capture in Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit trilogy. In 2013, he featured in the films Star Trek Into Darkness12 Years a Slave and August: Osage County. In the same year, he played the lead character of Julian Assange in DreamWorks‘ The Fifth Estate.

He has received two Olivier Award nominations—winning one for Best Actor—four BAFTA nominations, three Emmy Award nominations, two SAG Award nominations and a Golden Globe nomination, among several others. In November 2013, he was honoured by BAFTA Los Angeles with a Britannia Award for “British Artist of the Year” for his “masterful performances in television, film and theatre.” In March 2014, Cumberbatch was included in The Sunday Times “100 Makers of the 21st Century,” cited as this generation’s Sir Laurence Olivier. In April 2014, Time magazine included him in its annual TIME 100 as one of the “Most Influential People in the World”.


Vikki Carr

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Vikki Carr
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Carr in 1974.
Background information
Birth name Florencia Bisenta de Casillas Martinez Cardona
Born July 19, 1941 (age 72)
Origin El Paso, TexasUnited States
Genres Latin pop
Traditional pop
Occupations Singer
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1962–present
Labels LibertyColumbiaUMG
Website http://www.vikkicarr.com/

Vikki Carr (born Florencia Bisenta de Casillas Martinez Cardona,[1] July 19, 1941) is a three-time Grammy Award–winning American singer and humanitarian. She has performed in a variety of music genres, includingjazzpop and country, but has enjoyed her greatest success singing in Spanish.



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Birth name Andre Jay Sutherland
Also known as Popcaan
Born St Thomas, Jamaica
Origin Portmore, Jamaica
Genres DancehallReggae fusion
Occupations Deejaysongwriterlyricist
Years active 2007–present
Associated acts Vanessa BlingShawn Storm,Tommy Lee Sparta
Website www.popcaanmusic.com

Andre Jay Sutherland (born July 15, 1988), better known by his stagename Popcaan, is a Jamaican dancehall artist.


Robb Flynn

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Robb Flynn

Robb Flynn in 2012.
Background information
Birth name Lawrence Matthew Cardine
Also known as Robb Flynn
Born 19 July 1968 (age 45)
Oakland, California
Genres Groove metalthrash metalnu metal
Occupations Musiciansongwriterproducer
Instruments Vocalsguitarkeyboards
Years active 1985–present
Associated acts Machine HeadVio-Lence,ForbiddenRoadrunner United
Website www.machinehead1.com
Notable instruments
Epiphone Robb Flynn Love Death Baritone
ESP SP120 V-Shaped Prototype
B.C. Rich Red Transparent Warlock

Robert Conrad “Robb” Flynn (born Lawrence Matthew Cardine, July 19, 1968, Oakland, California) is the lead vocalist and guitarist for the heavy metal band Machine Head. Flynn formed the band along with Adam DuceLogan Mader and Tony Costanza after leaving Bay Area thrash band Vio-Lence.[1] He is now the only original member still present in the band.



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