Heartbreak Hotel is a song that was recorded by Elvis Presley and was written by a high school teacher named Mae Axton and a steel guitar player named Tommy Durden. It was recorded and released in January 1956 by RCA Studios. Elvis was only 21 and Heartbreak Hotel was his first song with the new record label RCA in Nashville, Tennessee. He recorded the song with his band the Blue moon boys. It was his first million-seller and the bestselling single of 1956.
Maurice Jarre, one of the most prolific film music composers in the 20th century, can very much be the guy who the past generation can trace every single tune they find themselves humming unintentionally, to quote The New York Times: "[He was] among the most sought-after composers in the movie industry." One doesn 't get that much attention unless they wholeheartedly deserve it, at least back then. Despite Jarre mainly composing for concert works, he 's mostly known for his film scores. He had one of the earliest composer/director cooperations with director David Lean, composing for most of his movies, including Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, and the last movie Lean ever directed before he died, Ghost.
By that time, Joplin had already composed more than forty successful piano ragtime numbers and a music booklet called “School of Ragtime”. Before Joplin could see his opera “Treemonisha” produced with full costume and a full orchestra, he died of tertiary syphilis on April 1, 1917.After Joplin’s death,his fame found its way back to him in the 1970s because of “The Entertainer” was used in the film “The Sing”. In 1976, Joplin was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his contributions to American music. In conclusion, Joplin definitely made his mark in Arkansas history by his ragtime songs and his music
The movie later inspired a Broadway musical version which ran for several months in 2011 at the Neil Simon Theatre. Frank Abagnale Jr. quotes that “There is no technology today that cannot be defeated by social engineering.” then he quotes “I taught at the FBI for four decades - how to think outside of the box and deal with social engineering.” (Abagnale Quotes.” BrainyQuote, Xplore)
For many people who grew up in the 1980 's and beyond, former Hollywood actor Ronald Reagan was arguably the best. United States President. He had a presidency revolving around individual freedom and made various changes to the economy, as well as helping to fight the ever growing drug problem the United States has been facing. Before Reagan 's political career, he was a radio announcer in the 1930 's He would later start a seven year contract with Warner Bros. Entertainment, and appeared in a wide variety of movies up until around 1940. when he started his military service where he would be promoted to a captain of the armed forces.
The life story of a mad genius - one of the best pianists of our time, David Helfgott inspired the creation of the Australian movie Shine (1997), directed by Scott Hicks. The film was awarded seven nominations for "Oscar" and "Oscar" itself for Best Actor, performed by Geoffrey Rush, with whom Helfgott has not only attitude in common, but also a striking resemblance. In the motion picture Shine, the main character David Helfgott is a genuine example of a person suffering from Schizophrenia. From the very beginning of the movie the precision of the diagnosis is obvious through the parenting David had experienced in the childhood and relationships with his cruel father. Schizophrenia as an independent mental disorder has already been known for over 100 years.
How was Irving Berlin impactful? Many of Broadway composers or lyricists have changed and made musicals that became famous because of their own unique style of work. Irving Berlin was one of the most popular composers and lyricists throughout the 1900s and still known for his impact on people and musicals that still resonates throughout America. Either known for his unique style of how he played the piano (only in black keys), how his music in theater translated to the people during times of war, he lived a long and fulfilling life.
An album that was bootlegged numerous times, officially released eight years after the initial recordings, The Basement Tapes was critically acclaimed upon it’s release in 1975. It’s singer Bob Dylan is a legend. Born as Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941, in Duluth, Minnesota, Bob Dylan was raised in a closely knit Jewish society. Being a leader in folk music during 1960s, Dylan produced some of his most famous songs that chronicled social unrest. He then transformed from folk music and released songs incorporating rock elements afterwards, which changed the classical divisions of popular music.
“Man on the Moon” is a biographical movie with a drama and comedy genre about the late American entertainer, actor, and performance artist named Andy Kaufman. The movie debuted on 22nd of December 1999, the movie length went on for 1 hour and 58 minutes. This movie was written by Scott Alexander along with Larry Karaszewski and the movie was directed by a Czech film director, Milos Forman. This movie was nominated for 22 nominations on many awards on different categories and has won 5 awards which are golden globe for the best performance by an actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical (2000), OFTA Film Award for the best titles sequence (2000), Prism Commendation award for the theatrical feature film (2000), Berlin International Film Festival Award for the best director (2000) and it also won the BSFC award for the best actor (1999), which is Jim Carrey who played the leading role as an American comedian, Andy Kaufman. There are other big stars that plays in the movie, such as Courtney Love, Danny DeVito, and many others.
Born on February 8th, 1932 in Floral Park, New York, John Williams has built a fantastic reputation over the past 60 years in cinematic and musical history. Even at age 83, he still composes and conducts musical concerts and film scores. Since 1952, Williams’s success as a composer and conductor has only increased and now he is one of the most popular and successful American orchestral composers of the modern age having created music for over eighty movies such as Saving Private Ryan, Amistad, Seven Years in Tibet, The Lost World, Rosewood, Sleepers, Nixon, Sabrina, Schindler 's List, Jurassic Park, Home Alone, Far and Away, JFK, Hook, Presumed Innocent, Always, Born on the Fourth of July, the Indiana Jones trilogy, The Accidental Tourist,
The state of Missouri has plenty of musical artists to be proud of with jazz innovator Charlie Parker from Kansas City and legendary rocker Chuck Berry from St. Louis. The Rainmakers are an original rock band from Kansas City. They came out with a string of hits in the late 1980s and early 1990s in the U.S. and Europe. This bar band still performs.
John Barry is one of the greatest known composers from the 20th and 21st centuries. He is an English composer born November 3rd, 1933 in York, England. From a very young age he showed an interest in music. By the age of nine, Barry was playing the piano. When he was only fifteen he dropped out of school and worked at his father’s cinemas as a projector.
In 1990 the San Diego Ballet was established and founded by Robin Sherertz Morgan, this particular dance company helps and develops exceptional dancers and presents amazing performances for all to see. Javier Velasco currently serves as the artistic director to the San Diego Ballet, having created over 50 original pieces for the dance company, including his ballet piece to the poems of Kenneth Fearing, LOVE: 20 CENTS THE FIRST QUARTER MILE, was given the award for Best Choreography by the San Diego Area Dance Alliance, actually the third time he was honored by this
He was born in October 13,1957. Jeff Coffin is a member of Dave Matthews Band. Jeff Coffin and the Mu 'tet, founded the Nashville Jazz Composers Collective. Performing Artist, Coffin has presented over 300 solo and Mu 'tet to Perth, Australia to Johannesburg, South Africa to students of all ages to rave reviews. Living in Nashville, TN since 1991, Coffin graduated with a music education degree from the prestigious University of North Texas in 1990.