Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra was born in Hoboken, New Jersey. His parents were Italian immigrants Natalina Della and Saverio Antonino Martino Sinatra. Sinatra 's mother was often called “Hatpin Dolly,” and was well known for her fiery volatile Ligurian personality, according to lifetimetv.co.uk. Frank had a decent childhood, due to Saverio 's job as a firefighter. He was also a Sicilian boxer and bar owner. Frank Sinatra decided at a young age that he wanted to work hard and get ahead in life (IMDb.com). It wasn 't until after seeing Bing Crosby perform that he decided he wanted to become a singer.
Throughout the hisotry of American Literature, there have been many famous authors who wrote novels considerd "American Classics", due the publicity and popularity of their work during their time period. However, Hemingway stands out from his peers because he often used various life expirences and situations as a source of insperation for many of his works.
Elvis Aaron Presley, a Rock-N- Roll icon, was born on January 8, 1935. His parents are Vernon and Gladys Presley. Presley was born a twin, but his identical brother was stillborn. Elvis’s original middle name was Aron to resemble his stillborn twin’s middle name, but he legally changed it to Aaron as a biblical and traditional spelling. In 1953, Elvis cut his first demo at Sun Studio; he also began touring all over America. Born in rural Tupelo, Mississippi, Elvis grew to become one of the most famous icons in Rock-N-Roll history.
Jazz is most often thought to have been started in the 1920s as this explosive movement, but that is in fact not the case. Starting in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century many African American musicians have started to explore their taste in improvising, and where better to do that than New Orleans (Anderson). Before the 1920s these jazz musicians have already been going around sharing the unique sound, but up until then, jazz had remained majorly in New Orleans. Interestingly during this period, a common jazz band would consist of a cornet, a clarinet, a trombone, and a rhythm section when at this period of time the clarinet is not commonly associated with being a jazz instrument, it moved into being the saxophone rather. A big
Soulja Boy is an American rapper, producer and entrepreneur. He has a net worth of $ 23 million, according to Forbes.
According to some, John Lennon 's assassination was considered just as devastating as the deaths of Martin Luther King Jr. and John F. Kennedy (Feeney 1). John Lennon use to be a member of the very popular and impactful band, the Beatles. Most considered Lennon the intellectual and outspoken Beatle and this resulted in hate from some people (History.com 1). Days before the shooting, Chapman told his wife he had been obsessed with killing Lennon. He showed her the gun and bullets, but she did not tell the police what Chapman planned on doing. On the day of the shooting Chapman met Lennon outside of the hotel Lennon was staying at, he even shook hands with his son and got him to sign his copy of Catcher in the Rye. While meeting Lennon Chapman was too starstruck to pull the trigger and waited hours outside the hotel for Lennon to return that night. The assassination of John Lennon was unjust because he was an innocent musician who was killed by a mentally unstable man; however some believe that because of his outspoken personality he deserved the animosity he received (History.com 1).
was born on May 3, 1850. He was born in Greens Fork, Indiana, him and is family
Pretend for a moment that it is 1966, and you are driving to work, tuning the radio in your car. You stop on a station playing “Last Train to Clarksville” by The Monkees, a song you recognize from their popular TV show. The Monkees was a band of four boys that starred as themselves in a TV show as themselves and produced music. Though the band had a relatively short lifespan, the members produced plenty of episodes of their show and songs during it, and later wrote more songs after the breakup of the band via reunion tours. The members of the Monkees were very influential in the development of television and music during the 1960’s.
After the Spanish regained control of Cuzco, Manco Inca (The Inca Emperor) and his armies retreated to the fortress where he successfully launched attacks against Pizarro based at Cuzco and even managed to defeat the Spanish in an open battle. However, the Inca Emperor knowing that he could not fight a war in which almost everyone one of his people died from fled to the south in the mountains in Vilcabamba. There they founded a new Inca Empire which would remain independent for some decades. Tupac Amaru was the last Inca Emperor, he would later be murdered and the Spanish would take over Vilcabamba, even the Spanish King didn 't like this final destruction of the Inca Empire and did not want his death. However the Viceroy of Peru killed him
It won 't be at a dueling piano bar, but renditions of "Sweet Caroline" are sure to be heard this weekend, anyway. The Grammy Awards are to be held on Feb. 8, but two days prior to the glitz and glamour the man of the evening will be the one and only Neil Diamond. Diamond was named the 2009 MusiCares Person of the Year, and the legendary vocalist will be honored for the recognition Feb. 6 at the Grammy Week gala dinner and concert.
Elvis Aaron Presley and his twin brother Jesse Garon Presley were born on January 8, 1935 at 4:35 in a two room house in Tupelo, Mississippi. First, Jessie, a stillborn baby. Next, Elvis Aaron, born a healthy baby to Gladys and Vernon Presley. Elvis was born after his father, Vernon Elvis Presley. Elvis’s family lived close by in Tupelo, Mississippi. He grew up with his parents, grandparents, cousins, aunts, and uncles around. Elvis’s mother and father had very little money but they did their best to provide for Elvis. Elvis’s family attended the Assembly Of God Church where Elvis sang Gospel. Also, growing up to listening to Country music on the radio and listen to bluemen around the neighborhood.
In the last 60 years music has changed a great deal but while you were in the fallout shelter you missed out on one of the most influential music performers of all time and that is The Beatles. The Beatles took the America by storm when they arrived in 1964. With their influential stylings and their new sound on music everyone fell into “Beatle-Mania”. While you were in the fallout shelter you missed out on all the music that came about because of The Beatles, through their influence it brought forth a new way people saw rock and how many people interpreted it. One of America’s best musician and proclaimed as the “King of Rock” was influenced by The Beatles and that person was Elvis Presley(Biography). Over the years the Beatles have had
“I’m Still Standing”, quotes Elton John in his hit song. Elton John loved music from childhood. As an adult, he recorded with artists such as Freddy Mercury. His music career was branded by his fashion choices and music style.
One could call Elton John the Rocket Man of music, not just because of his hit “Rocket Man” but because of his incredible popularity and rise to stardom. He is a British singer, pianist and composer and is considered to be one of the most popular musicians of the 20th century. He was born as Reginald Kenneth Dwight on March 25, 1947. He has sold over 250 million records, found success on Broadway and composed the music score for “Billy Elliot” the Tony award hit in 2008. His full name is Elton Hercules John and after being knighted by the Queen in 1998 could add Sir to his name. So I present the music of Sir Elton Hercules John. Elton John’s music is a special blend of pop and rock styles. He was inducted into the Rock
Nelson Mandela is important to us because he was the first democratically elected president of South Africa, after being imprisoned for 27 years, and overcoming the obstacles that inspired the world.