Bon Jovi – Singer, Performer Bio

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Bon Jovi was born in 1962 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Through his childhood and adolescense, Jon showed a keen interest in music – especially rock and roll. From the mid 80 onwards, Jon Bon Jovi worked towards establishing his rock band which was popularised as Bon Jovi!

Bon JoviThe Band Bon Jovi became quite popular and gained a lot of success through the 90’s and 2000’s. Besides having a lot of hit songs and albums, they also performed at numerous live events and concerts. Fans seemed to love them more and more.

Some of their hit albums & songs include 7800 Fahrenheit, Slippery When Wet,  It’s My Life, Livin on a Prayer, Keep the Faith, Always, Bed of Roses etc. Besides music, Bon Jovi also dabbled in acting and made a success of it. He was appreciated for his role in 1996 Moonlight and Valentino. Jon also featured in nine episodes of Ally Mc Beal, a hit TV serial.

In 1997, Job Bon Jovi released his first solo album.

Awards & Recognition: mentioned below are just a few of the many awards won by Bon Jovi –

2007 – 1st Grammy : Best  Country Collaboration – “Who Says You Can’t Go Home”
2007 – People’s Choice Awards : Best Rock song for – “Who Says You Can’t Go Home”
2004 – American Music Award : Award of Merit
2002 – My VH1 Music Award : Hottest Live Show
2001 – My VH1 Music Awards : Video of the Year – “It’s My Life”
1995 – World Music Awards : Best Selling Rock Band Of the Year
1987 – MTV Video Music Awards : Best Stage Performance

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Popular Songs By Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi’s popular songs include – Songs By Bon Jovi

  •     It’s My Life
  •     Thank you For Loving Me
  •     Two Storey Town
  •     You Give Love A Bad Name
  •     Everyday
  •     Bad Medicine
  •     Wanted Dead or Alive
  •     Who says You Can’t Go Home
  •     Livin on a Prayer
  •     Bed of Roses

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ABBA – Pop Group Bio

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ABBA is remembered even today as one of the most successful groups of the seventies. Their music was soulful with powerful lyrics, strong voices and mesmerizing melodies.

ABBA comprised of 2 couples from Sweden – Bjorn and Agnetha and Benny and Anni-Frid who came together to form the group in the early seventies. The group was named by using acronyms of their first names – ABBA

Music by ABBA utilized strong production technology and became very popular by the mid seventies as one of the most active pop music groups. Some of their successful albums included ABBA, Arrival and Voulez-Vous. The highpoint of this music was strong melodies and keyboard basic musical arrangements.

Many of their hit singles and tracks from popular albums occupied the no 1 position on charts and stayed that way for many weeks. These included Dancing Queen, Fernando, Chiquitita, Mama Mia, SOS etc.

The couples divorced and the group finally parted ways in 1983.

ABBA is an unforgettable name in pop music and their songs are still remembered and heard by their fans till this date.

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Popular Songs By ABBA
ABBA’s all time greatest hits include –

Songs By ABBA

  •    Dancing Queen
  •     Fernando
  •     Mama Mia
  •     Hasta Maniana
  •     Chiquitita
  •     Honey Honey
  •     I Do, I D, I Do
  •     Money Money Money
  •     Knowing Me, Knowing You
  •     SOS

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Dean Martin – Singer Bio

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Born as Dino Paul Crocetti on June 17,1917 in Ohio, Dean Martin soon rechristened himself as Dean Martini and began his journey as a singer while still very young. Though Martin spoke only Italian till he was 5, he recorded songs in both English and Italian.

Dean MartinMartin recorded his first single in 1946 called “Which Way Did My Heart Go?” He also performed on stage as a comedian with Jerry Lewis which gave him confidence and a lot of critical acclaim.

Having worked with the likes of Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift in The Young Lions in 1957, Dean Martin gained in more ways than one. Some of his other movies included Rio Bravo, The Sons of Katie Elder etc.

Dean Martin gained success not only in music, films, television, stage but also as a a comedian. The Dean Martin show on television was a great hit and ran successfully for 9 seasons.

Martin’s voice had a lot of depth and his songs were full of life. Through his career, Martin worded over 600 songs and 100 Albums.

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Some of Martin’s all time hits included Volare, That’s Amore, Memories are made of this etc. Martin died in Dec 1995 after becoming an unforgettable icon whose music lives on even today.
Popular Songs By Dean Martin

Dean Martin’s all time greatest hits include –
     
Songs By Dean Martin

  •     Arrivederci Roma
  •     The Look
  •     Volare
  •     Sway
  •     I’ve grown accustomed To Her Face
  •     Buona Sera
  •     Angel Baby
  •     When You’re Smiling
  •     On an evening in Roma
  •     Cha Cha D’amour
  •     Amor
  •     Solitaire
  •     Georgia on My Mind
  •     Carolina in the Morning
  •     On the Street Where You Live
  •     Dream A Little Dream of Me

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Cliff Richard – Artist Bio

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Harry Webb was born in Lucknow, India in 1940 and moved to Britain with his family in 1947. In 1958, Harry formed a group called “The Drifters” and started performing at local gigs. This is also the time when he changed his name and started being known as Cliff Richard – a name that made waves in the years to come!

The first single by Cliff Richard and the Drifters was – School Boy Crush.

Besides singing, Cliff Richard acted in a number of movies as well. Cliff Richard started being recognized as a Singer as well as an Actor. His first few movies included Serious Charge, Expresso Bongo, The Young Ones and Summer Holiday etc. Cliff also performed in a number of shows and concerts from time to time.

Cliff Richard’s singing style was simple, soft and very pleasant. His voice was extremely soothing and likeable. Over the years, Cliff Richard’s songs & hit singles topped the British music charts time and again. He also won several awards and recognition including the Best British Male Vocalist in 1967 and the Best Family Entertainer Award etc.

Throughout his career, Cliff performed with many well known artists of the music industry including Elton John, Janet Jackson, Freddie Mercury, and Stevie Wonders etc. In Oct 1995, Cliff Richard was knighted and came to be known as Sir Cliff Richard.

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Cliff continues his journey in music – with his Singapore Tour 2007 – Here and Now.

Popular Songs By Cliff Richard
Here is a list of some of the most loved songs by Cliff Richard over the years

Songs By Cliff Richard

  •     The Young Ones
  •     High Class Baby
  •     Living Doll
  •     Travellin Light
  •     Congratulations
  •     Dreamin
  •     Some People
  •     Wired for Sound
  •     Theme For a Dream
  •     Summer Holiday
  •     The Next Time
  •     We Don’t Talk Anymore
  •     My Pretty One

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Boney M, Music Band Bio

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Boney M is a truly unforgettable name in the history of music. This glamorous and extremely likeable group came together in 1976 and ever since then occupied a special place in the hearts of music lovers the world over. Frank Farian, Liz Mitchell, Maizie Williams, Marcia Barrett and Bobby Farrell formed Boney M.  Though Boney M made modest beginnings, they soon turned into a major hit with their music which was catchy, lively and very rhythmic.

Boney M’s music has influences of Reggae, Funk, Rock, Gospel and Disco. Their songs had distinctive soul soothing melodies and foot tapping beats and this is probably the reason why Boney M’s songs were played non stop at all the discos around the world. Music lovers just couldn’t stop having enough of them.

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Boney M

Boney M became a sensational hit and remained so till the 90’s. Even today, Songs by Boney M are heard and appreciated. Their uplifting music has the ability to bring a smile on the listeners faces!

 Popular Songs By Boney M
Here is a list of some of the most loved songs by Boney M over the years –

Songs By Boney M 

  •     Daddy Cool
  •     Ma Baker
  •     Sunny
  •     Rivers of Babylon
  •     Hooray Hooray! It’s a Holi-Holiday
  •     Belfast
  •     Happy Song
  •     Brown Girl In The Ring
  •     Rasputin
  •     No Woman No Cry
  •     Mary’s Boy Child
  •     Painter Man
  •     Gotta Go Home
  •     Felicidad

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Singer, Songwriter Dar Williams

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Singer/songwriter Dar Williams’ first album of original material in over three years, PROMISED LAND, was released September 9th. Produced by Brad Wood (Pete Yorn, Liz Phair, Smashing Pumpkins), the album features 12 reflective songs that introduce a fresh interpretation of her previous sound.

One of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of her generation, Dar Williams has been engaging audiences with her musical artistry since the early 1990s when she rose from the Northeast coffeehouse circuit to the national spotlight. Never afraid to challenge herself or her audience, Williams has been a dedicated social and political activist throughout her career. Lending her talent to support various causes, she has taken part in many benefit concerts. Williams has captivated her loyal audiences across the country with her live performances and she continues to tour regularly. She will hit the road this fall with Shawn Mullins as main support.

“With every album, I’m trying to figure out what I don’t have to say, while still giving each song its due,” Williams says. Of her new album, Promised Land, Williams commented, “On this one, I was paring the stories down to their core. I wanted the songs to sound simple and down to what they were meant to be, which is hard to do. It takes a lot of knowledge to get to the point where you can say what you need to say — no more, no less.”

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Williams’ growth as a person over her 15-year career has gone hand-in-hand with her evolution as an artist. Raised in Chappaqua, NY, and educated at Wesleyan University, Williams spent 10 years living in the thriving artistic community of Northampton, MA, where she began to make the rounds on the coffeehouse circuit. An early fan of her music was Joan Baez, who took Williams out on the road and recorded several of her songs. Williams self-released her debut album, The Honesty Room in 1993, then signed with Razor & Tie Entertainment in 1995, which has been her label home ever since. She has released one live album — Out There Live (2001); six studio albums — The Honesty Room (1993), Mortal City (1996), End of the Summer (1997), The Green World (2000), The Beauty of the Rain (2003), and My Better Self (2005); and one live DVD — Live at Bearsville Theater (2007).

Williams’ ability to perform witty songs that cover a wide range of social and political topics are showcased on the engaging tracks “It’s Alright,” “The Easy Way,” and “Buzzer.” Williams also does a cover of “Midnight Radio” from the acclaimed rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, as well as a cover of Fountains of Wayne song “Troubled Times.” The vigor on PROMISED LAND comes from working with a new group of people – producer Brad Wood and the stable of new musicians he assembled. Williams’ friends are also featured as guest artists – Marshall Crenshaw, Suzanne Vega and Gary Louris from The Jayhawks. Producer Wood injects her new songs with energy and momentum.

For more information on Dar Williams, visit her official website : http://www.darwilliams.com/

MySpace Profile: http://www.myspace.com/darwilliams

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Illuminea Chamber Pop Band

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With its origin as a home recording project between college classmates Jen Appel and Marc Goodman in 2002, illuminea grew to become a seven-person band as friends and lovers joined them.

This Philadelphia chamber pop band was earlier known as Illumina. Illuminea’s debut album Nightlight was self-released in 2004. Their second album features 12 new songs, including “Build Your Own” and “Homewrecker.”

With three distinct singers/songwriters in the band, Out of Our Mouths plays like a mix CD, albeit one that was created by a close group of friends intent on sharing their individual experiences with love and loss as a collective. Though there are frequent sonic and tonal shifts throughout Out of Our Mouths – it is at turns epic, intimate, stormy, playful, pensive, and jubilant – each song remains inherently illuminea.

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Having focused on playing shows in the northeast, the band has opened for Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter, Sam Prekop, The Like, I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness, The Radar Brothers, and The Spinto Band.

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Innerpartysystem, Music Band Bio

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Just as any great artist can reveal their minds eye to the listener in a three minute song, Innerpartysystem somehow finds a way to do more – they take your hand, place something important inside it, walk you through the seedy and desolate alleys of their home-town and then they hold the door for you as you gape the dark and familiar. But don’t be afraid, it’s just entertainment.

Part confessional. Part dance party. — it’s never quiet clear what Innerpartysystem offers their listeners. The keen observer will allow themselves to be dawn in by the anxious beats, pensive blips and ominous thrashing tones while lyrically the band entangles you in sordid narratives with themes of lust, drugs, heresy, honesty, love and the insatiable pursuits of the darkest night life. Sometimes the result is numbing and ominous, sometimes it’s nervous and twisted, sometimes mindless and danceable, however, Innepartysystem are always subtlety challenging.

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Mason Proper – Music Band Bio

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Jonathan Visger, Brian Konicek, Zac Fineberg, Matt Thomson, and Garrett Jones together make up the band – Mason Proper.

They will be releasing their second album, “Olly Oxen Free,” on September 23rd, 2008.

Biography: In 2008, Michigan’s Mason Proper (named for an obscure phrase relating to Freemasonry) met with producer Chris Coady (TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Blonde Redhead). They rented a small, empty house for a month and recorded the album.

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Jonathan Visger (lead singer) met up with Chris again at Carriage House Studios to mix what would become Olly Oxen Free (on the same console the Pixies’ “Doolittle” was mixed on). “This album is born of the same internal madness as the first, only now the layers have been lifted. The core of our band is exposed, to be loved, hated, or ignored.” – says Visger.

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Mötley Crüe – Music Band Bio

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Saints of Los Angeles, Mötley Crüe’s first new studio album was released in June 2008. In an industry first, the first single, Saints of Los Angeles, was made available as a download for the Rock Band video game. Lyrically, the new album follows the story of the band’s NY Times best-selling memoir The Dirt, a no-holds-barred tell-all that features every gritty detail of the band’s exploits as one of the world’s biggest rock bands.

o SAINTS OF LOS ANGELES 2009 TOUR DATES
o February 2 Cox Arena San Diego, CA
o February 4 Reno Events Center Reno, NV
o February 6 The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas, NV
o February 7 The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas, NV
o February 10 Quest Center Omaha, NE
o February 11 iWireless Center Moline, IL
o February 13 Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, MI
o February 14 Alliant Energy Center Madison, WI
o February 15 MetroCentre Rockford, IL
o February 17 Wells Fargo Arena Des Moines, IA
o February 18 Xcel Energy Center St. Paul, MN
o February 19 Resch Center Green Bay, WI
o February 21 Sommet Center Nashville, TN
o February 22 BJCC Arena Birmingham, AL
o February 25 BI-LO Center Greenville, SC
o February 27 Cajun Dome Lafayette, LA
o February 28 New Orleans Arena New Orleans, LA
o March 3 Hard Rock Casino Miami, FL
o March 4 UCF Arena Orlando, FL
o March 6 Borgata Hotel Casino &Spa Atlantic City, NJ
o March 7 Erie Civic Center Erie, PA
o March 8 Giant Center Hershey, PA
o March 10 Scotiabank Place Ottawa, ON
o March 11 Copps Coliseum Hamilton, ON
o March 13 Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, CT
o March 14 1st Mariner Arena Baltimore, MD
o March 16 Madison Square Garden New York, NY
o March 17 Verizon Wireless Arena Manchester, NH
o March 18 Cumberland County Civic Center Portland, ME

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For more on Motley Crue, Visit their official website : http://www.motley.com/splash/index.html

MySpace Profile : http://www.myspace.com/motleycrue

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