Massive Attack are an English trip hop group formed in 1988 in Bristol, consisting of Robert “3D” Del Naja, Grant “Daddy G” Marshall and formerly Andy “Mushroom” Vowles (“Mush”). Their debut album Blue Lines was released in 1991, with the single “Unfinished Sympathy” reaching the charts and later being voted the 63rd greatest song of all time in a poll by NME. 1998’s Mezzanine, containing “Teardrop”, and 2003’s 100th Window charted in the UK at number 1. Both Blue Lines and Mezzanine feature in Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Lemon Jelly is a British electronic music duo from London, formed in 1998. Since their inception, the band’s line-up has included Fred Deakin and Nick Franglen. Lemon Jelly has been nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and BRIT Awards.
David Bowie left £135 million legacy for his family after savvy business moves pulled him from ‘brink of bankruptcy’
David Bowie was reportedly close to bankruptcy in the 1970s, but managed to save himself from financial ruin and reportedly left a fortune worth £135 million to his family.
The legendary musician, who died on Sunday after an 18-month battle with cancer, was known for his forward-thinking when it came to his art, but Californian-based banker David Pullman said he was just as savvy when it came to money.
Jefferson Airplane was an American rock band formed in San Francisco, California, in 1965. A pioneer of counterculture-era psychedelic rock, the group was the first band from the San Francisco scene to achieve international mainstream success. They performed at the three most famous American rock festivals of the 1960s—Monterey (1967), Woodstock (1969) and Altamont (1969)—as well as headlined the first Isle of Wight Festival (1968). Their 1967 record Surrealistic Pillow is regarded as one of the key recordings of the “Summer of Love”. The album was reported by 1967 to have sold over one and a half million copies, and was awarded a gold disc by the RIAA. Two hits from that album, “Somebody to Love” and “White Rabbit”, are among Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.
Yma Sumac (September 13, 1922 or September 10, 1923 – November 1, 2008), also called Yma Súmac, was a Peruvian-American soprano. In the 1950s, she was one of the most famous proponents of exotica music.
Carl Craig (born 22 May 1969) is a Detroit-based producer of techno music, and is considered to be one of the most important names in the Detroit second generation of techno producers and DJs. According to an article about Craig, “Of this group, Craig was often recognized as being the most artful and the most willing to engage the rapidly growing shape of techno outside Detroit.” Craig has approached techno using inspiration from a wide range of musical genres, including jazz and soul.
The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk. Along with punk, their music incorporated elements of reggae, dub, funk, ska and rockabilly. For most of their recording career the Clash consisted of Joe Strummer (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Mick Jones (lead guitar, lead vocals), Paul Simonon (bass guitar, vocals) and Nicky “Topper” Headon (drums, percussion). Headon left the group in 1982, and internal friction led to Jones’s departure the following year. The group continued with new members, but finally disbanded in early 1986.
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Ariel Marcus Rosenberg (born June 24, 1978), better known by his stage name Ariel Pink, is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer based in Los Angeles, California.
Nina Simone (born Eunice Kathleen Waymon; February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003) was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist. She worked in a broad range of musical styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop.