1. Gwen Stefani – Gwen Renée Stefani is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer. During the band's hiatus, Stefani embarked by releasing her debut studio Love. Angel. Music. Baby. Inspired from the 1980s, the album was met with both commercial success. In 2006 Stefani released her second studio album The Sweet Escape. The album produced two successful singles: "Wind It Up" and the album's title track "The Sweet Escape". Stefani has won three Grammy Awards. As a artist she has received several accolades, including an American Music Award, Brit Award, two Billboard Music Awards. In 2003, she expanded her collection with drawing inspiration from Japanese culture and fashion. Stefani performs and makes public appearances with four back-up dancers known as the Harajuku Girls. She was married to British musician Gavin Rossdale from 2002 to 2015 and they have three sons. Billboard magazine ranked Stefani the 54th most successful artist and 37th most successful Hot 100 artist of the 2000–09 decade. VH1 ranked her 13th on their "100 Greatest Women in Music" list in 2012.Gwen Stefani – Stefani at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival
2. Dr. Dre – Andre Romelle Young, better known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur. He is the founder and current CEO of Beats Electronics. Dre was previously the co-owner of, an artist on, Death Row Records. He is credited as a key figure in the popularization of West Coast G-funk, a style of music characterized as synthesizer-based with slow, heavy beats. In 1996, he left Death Row Records to establish Aftermath Entertainment. He produced a album titled Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath in 1996, released a solo album titled 2001 in 1999. During the 2000s, he focused for other artists while occasionally contributing vocals to songs. Dr. Dre signed Eminem in 1998 and 50 Cent in 2002 while contributing production on their albums. He has won six Grammy Awards, including Producer of the Year. Dr. Dre has also had acting roles in movies such as Set It Off, Training Day. Rolling Stone ranked Dre on their list of "100 Greatest Artists of All-Time". Young was born in the first child of Theodore and Verna Young. Romelle, is derived from his father's amateur R&B singing group, The Romells. His parents married in 1964, separated in 1968, divorced in 1972. His mother later had three children: sons Jerome and Tyree and daughter Shameka.Dr. Dre – Dr. Dre in 2011
3. Moby – Richard Melville Hall, known by his stage name Moby, is an American DJ, singer, songwriter, musician, photographer and animal rights activist. Moby is well known for his electronic music, support of animal rights. He has sold over million albums worldwide. He gained attention with his electronic dance music work, which experimented in the techno and breakbeat hardcore genres. With his fifth studio album, house music-influenced Play, Moby gained international success. 2005's mostly upbeat Hotel was a stylistic departure, incorporating more alternative rock elements than previous albums, received mixed reviews. It sold around million copies worldwide. Innocents, was released on October 1, 2013. Moby was raised by his mother in Darien, Connecticut. Moby has also released music under the names "Voodoo Child" and "Schaumgummi". During the 1980s, Hall played guitar for the hardcore band Vatican Commandos. It impressed in a strange way." He released his first singles under several different names, such as Barracuda, Brainstorm, UHF. His first single was a commercial failure -- a record with vocalist Jimmy Mack, titled Time's Up, featuring several remixes and stems for remixing. Very few copies were ever sold.Moby – Moby in 2009
4. New wave music – New wave is a genre of rock music popular from the late 1970s to mid-1980s with ties to 1970s punk rock. The wide range of bands categorized under this term has been a source of much confusion and controversy. Initially—as with the later post-punk—new wave was broadly analogous to punk rock before branching as a distinctly identified genre. It subsequently engendered fusions, including synthpop, gothic rock. In the mid-1980s, differences between new wave and other music genres began to blur. New wave has enjoyed resurgences after a rising "nostalgia" for several wave-influenced artists. The revivals in early 2000s became popular by 2004. Subsequently, the genre has influenced a variety of other music genres. During the 2000s, a number of acts explored new wave and post-punk influences, such as the Strokes, the Killers. These acts were sometimes labeled "new wave of new wave". The catch-all nature of new music has been a source of much controversy. The 1985 discography Who's New Wave in Music listed artists in over 130 separate categories. The New Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock calls the term "virtually meaningless", while AllMusic mentions "stylistic diversity". The term was also used about the Boomtown Rats. For a period of time in 1977, new wave and punk were somewhat interchangeable.New wave music – Blondie, 1976. L–R: Gary Valentine, Clem Burke, Deborah Harry, Chris Stein and Jimmy Destri.
5. Weezer – Weezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1992, consisting of Rivers Cuomo, Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell, Scott Shriner. Weezer has sold million albums in the US and over 17 million worldwide. After signing to Geffen Records in 1993, the band released its debut self-titled album, also known as the Blue Album, in 1994. Both Pinkerton are now frequently cited among the best albums of the 1990s. Following the tour for Pinkerton, bassist Matt Sharp left Weezer went on hiatus. In 2001, Weezer returned with new bassist Mikey Welsh. After the album's release, Welsh was replaced by current bassist Scott Shriner. Maladroit, was released in May 2002 to mostly positive reviews but weaker sales. In June 2008, Weezer's self-titled album, also known as the Red Album, featuring "TR-808s, synths, Southern rap, baroque counterpoint", was released to mixed reviews. "Pork and Beans", became the band's third song to top the Modern Rock Tracks chart, backed by a successful YouTube music video. Eight albums Raditude and Hurley, featuring more "modern pop production" and songs co-written with other artists, achieved further mixed reviews and moderate sales. Vocalist and lead guitarist Rivers Cuomo, drummer Patrick Wilson, guitarist Jason Cropper formed Weezer in 1992. The band had its first practice of that year; their first gig was opening for Keanu Reeves' band Dogstar shortly after. During the recording, Cropper was replaced by guitarist Brian Bell. Weezer was released in May 1994.Weezer – Weezer performing in 2015 at the Gathering of the Vibes in Bridgeport, Connecticut. From left to rightː Brian Bell, Scott Shriner, Patrick Wilson, and Rivers Cuomo.
6. 1969 – The year is associated with the manned landing on the Moon. Australian media baron Rupert Murdoch purchases the largest-selling British Sunday newspaper, The News of the World. People's Democracy begins a march to Derry City, Northern Ireland to gain publicity and to promote its cause. Ohio State defeats USC in the Rose Bowl to win the national title for the 1968 season. January 4 – The Government of Spain hands over Ifni to Morocco. January 5 – The Soviet Union launches Venera 5 toward Venus. January 6 – The final passenger train traverses the Waverley Line, which subsequently closes to passengers. January 10 – the Soviet Union launches Venera 6 toward Venus. The first Led Zeppelin album, is released. Over 300 students are arrested. The New York Jets upset the Baltimore Colts in 16-7. Joe Namath is the MVP of the game. An explosion aboard the USS Enterprise near Hawaii kills 27 and injures 314. The Soviet Union launches 4. January 15 – The Soviet Union launches Soyuz 5, which docks with Soyuz 4 for a transfer of crew.1969 – 37th President Richard M. Nixon
7. Orange County, California – Orange County is a county in the U.S. state of California. Its county seat is Santa Ana. It is the second most densely populated county in the state, second only to San Francisco County. The county's four largest cities, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine, Huntington Beach each have populations exceeding 200,000. Several of Orange County's cities are on the Pacific coast, including Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, San Clemente. Orange County is included in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area. Thirty-four incorporated cities are located in the county; the newest is Aliso Viejo, incorporated in 2001. Anaheim was the first city, incorporated in 1870, when the region was still part of neighboring Los Angeles County. Whereas most population centers in the United States tend to be identified by a major city, there is no defined urban center in Orange County. It is mostly suburban except for some traditionally urban areas at the centers of the older cities of Anaheim, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, Orange, Santa Ana. There are several edge city-style developments such as Irvine Business Center, Newport Center, South Coast Metro. It is part of the Tech Coast. Members of the Tongva, Juaneño, Luiseño Native American groups long inhabited the area. After the 1769 expedition of Gaspar de Portolà, a Spanish expedition led by Junipero Serra named the area Valle de Santa Ana. On November 1, 1776, Mission San Juan Capistrano became the area's first permanent European settlement.Orange County, California
8. The Police – The Police were an English new wave band formed in London in 1977. For most of their history the band consisted of Sting, Stewart Copeland. They are also considered one of the leaders of the British Invasion of the U.S.. They reunited in early 2007 for a one-off world tour that ended in August 2008. Outlandos d'Amour, reached No. 6 in the UK. Zenyatta Mondatta and Ghost in the Machine, saw further critical and commercial success. Synchronicity, was No. 1 in both the UK and U.S. selling over 8 million copies in the U.S. alone. "Every Breath You Take" became their fifth UK number one single, first in the U.S. The Police have sold over million records, making them one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. They were the world's highest-earning musicians in 2008, thanks to their tour. Four of their five studio albums appeared on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The Police were included among VH1's lists of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. On 12 January 1977, the very same day of his arrival, he sought out Copeland for a jam session. Also in May 1977, former Gong musician Mike Howlett invited Sting to join him in the project Strontium 90. The Howlett had in mind, Chris Cutler, was unavailable to play, so Sting brought along Stewart Copeland.The Police – Summers (far right), Sting (front), Copeland (drums). The Police performing, Madison Square Garden, New York City, 1 August 2007
9. Poe (singer) – Poe is an American singer, songwriter, record producer. Poe's musical style is a blend of rock, jazz, hip hop elements combined with intimate lyrical compositions. Many of Poe's songs have been featured in films and on television. Poe first hit the modern rock charts in 1995. Some of her early charting singles included "Angry Johnny", "Trigger Happy Jack", "Hello", "Hey Pretty." Videos for these singles had heavy rotation on MTV. Poe is currently on Repoezessed Music Records." Noteworthy was Poe's early involvement with her online community of fans. In 2004, she co-founded the digital innovations agency Signature Creative with John Gheur. The campaign launched a world version of John Lennon's classic song "Imagine" featuring dozens of musical artists from around the world. Her father's directing took the family to the United States. When Poe was 12, her father moved his family to Provo, Utah where Poe attended junior high school and some of high school. Poe continued submitting schoolwork to her high school in Utah and eventually graduated. She pursued her undergraduate studies at Princeton University, where she organized her first band. Poe began experimenting with musical samplers and sequencers as a teenager.Poe (singer) – Poe at The El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, California, 2010 (Photo by Ray Rae)
10. Elena Berezhnaya – Elena Viktorovna Berezhnaya is a Russian former pair skater. With partner Anton Sikharulidze, Berezhnaya is the 1998 and 1999 World champion, 2002 Olympic champion. She first won gold at the 1995 Trophée de France. While training together in January 1996, Berezhnaya suffered a serious injury, leaving her partly unable to speak. Berezhnaya began competing again in November 1996 with new partner, Anton Sikharulidze. Within two years of the accident, Berezhnaya and Sikharulidze had established themselves as one of the best pair teams in the world. Their Olympic gold medals are shared with Canadian pair Jamie Salé and David Pelletier. She was born in the Russian town of Nevinnomyssk, her mother having moved from Voronezh and her father from beyond the Urals. Berezhnaya has an elder brother, a younger one, Ivan. Her parents divorced when she was five due to her father's alcoholism; her mother eventually divorced again. The family also included Nadezhda, whose parents had died. She began skating in Nevinnomyssk. At the age of 8, Berezhnaya began to be coached by Nina Ruchkina, who had arrived from Moscow. When Berezhnaya was 13, her coach asked her to switch to pairs. The coaches at CSKA also accepted the pair.Elena Berezhnaya – Berezhnaya and Sikharulidze compete in 2001
11. Manu Chao – Manu Chao is a French-born musician of Spanish origin. He sings in other languages. With his brother Antoine Chao, he founded the band Mano Negra in 1987, achieving considerable success, particularly in Europe. He since then tours regularly with his live band, Radio Bemba. His father, writer and journalist Ramón Chao, is from Vilalba, Galicia. They emigrated to Paris to avoid Francisco Franco's dictatorship—Manu's grandfather had been sentenced to death. Shortly after Manu's birth, Manu spent most of his childhood in Boulogne-Billancourt and Sèvres. As he grew up he was surrounded by many intellectuals, most of whom were acquaintances of his father. Chao cites much of his experience as inspiration for some songs. As a child, he was a big fan of Cuban singer-pianist Bola de Nieve. The group released a demo entitled "Mala Vida" in 1984, which otherwise gained them little attention. In 1987, their cousin Santiago Casariego founded the multiracial band Mano Negra. Manu Chao said in Alt.Latino in 2011, "Mano Negra started selling records. We started for a living. This is what made the musicians of Mano Negra.Manu Chao – Manu Chao performing at the 2007 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
12. Van Nuys – Van Nuys /vænˈnaɪz/ is a neighborhood in the central San Fernando Valley region of the city of Los Angeles, California. The town was named for Isaac Newton Van Nuys, one of its developers. It was annexed by Los Angeles on May 1915, after completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, providing it with the water required for further growth. This redesignated area included the community of Magnolia Woods. Some area residents had presented several original deeds that stated "Sherman Oaks" to Braude. They argued that the area was originally a part of Sherman Oaks until the 1960s, when ZIP codes labeling the area as Van Nuys were established. In 2014, A "Great Streets" project was introduced by Mayor Eric Garcetti with Van Nuys Blvd. to be redesigned between Oxnard Street. Also, Sepulveda Blvd. was resurfaced in May 2014. A new Los Angeles County services building is under construction on the southwest corner of Van Nuys Blvd. and Saticoy Street in 2014. On February 2016, some 170 firefighters battled a fire at the abandoned Voyager Motel at 6500 N. Sepulveda Blvd.. The 2000 U.S. census counted 103,770 residents about an average population density for the city. In 2008, the city estimated that the population had increased to 110,747. The neighborhood was considered "moderately diverse" ethnically within Los Angeles. The breakdown was 60.5 %; whites, 23.1 %; Asians, 6.4 %; blacks, 6 %; and others, 4 %. El Salvador were the most common places of birth for the 49.8 % of the residents who were born abroad -- a high percentage for Los Angeles.Van Nuys – Valley Municipal Building in Van Nuys
13. Fiddler on the Roof – It is based on Tevye and his Daughters and other tales by Sholem Aleichem. The original Broadway production of the show, which opened in 1964, had the first musical theatre run in history to surpass 3,000 performances. Fiddler held the record for the longest-running Broadway musical for almost 10 years until Grease surpassed its run. It remains Broadway's sixteenth longest-running show in history. The production was extraordinarily profitable and highly acclaimed. It won nine Tony Awards, including Musical, score, choreography. It spawned five Broadway revivals and a highly successful 1971 film adaptation, the show has enjoyed enduring international popularity. It is also a very popular choice for school and community productions. It is also influenced by Elizabeth Herzog. In the late 1950s, a musical based on the stories, called Tevye and his Daughters, was produced Off-Broadway by Arnold Perl. Rodgers and Hammerstein and then Mike Todd briefly considered bringing this musical to Broadway but dropped the idea. Investors and some in the media worried that Fiddler on the Roof might be considered "too Jewish" to attract mainstream audiences. Other critics considered that it was too culturally sanitized, "middlebrow" and superficial; Philip Roth, writing in The New Yorker, called it shtetl kitsch. For example, it portrays the local Russian officer as sympathetic, instead of brutal and cruel, as Sholom Aleichem had described him. His daughters scattered; in Fiddler, the family ends up together, emigrating to America.Fiddler on the Roof – Original Broadway Windowcard evoking the artwork of Marc Chagall, source of the title.
14. Stockton, California – Stockton was founded by Captain Charles Maria Weber in 1849 after he acquired Rancho Campo de los Franceses. The city had an estimated population of 315,592 as of 2016. Stockton is the 63rd largest city in the United States. It was named 2004 and again in 2015. Built during the California Gold Rush, Stockton's seaport serves as a gateway beyond. It provided easy access to the southern gold mines. Stockton has been the location of the oldest university in California, University of the Pacific since 1923. As a result of the 2008 financial crisis, Stockton was the second largest city in the United States to file for protection. Stockton successfully exited bankruptcy in February 2015. Stockton is situated amidst the farmland of a subregion of the Central Valley. In and around Stockton are thousands of miles of waterways, which make up the California Delta. Inland California's major north-south highways, pass through the city. The dredged San Joaquin River connect the city with the San Francisco Bay Area to its west. Stockton and Sacramento are California's only inland sea ports. When Europeans first visited the Stockton area, a branch of the Northern Valley Yokuts Indians, occupied the Stockton area.Stockton, California – Downtown Stockton waterfront
15. Bonnie Raitt – Bonnie Lynn Raitt is an American blues singer-songwriter, musician, activist. During the 1970s, she released a series of roots-influenced albums which incorporated elements of blues, country. After several years of critical acclaim but commercial success, Raitt had a major hit with the album Nick of Time. Raitt has received 10 Grammy Awards. Raitt was born in Burbank, California. She is the daughter of the Broadway musical star John Raitt and his first wife, the pianist Marjorie Haydock, was raised in the Quaker tradition. Raitt began playing guitar at Camp Regis-Apple Jack in an early age. Later she gained notice for her bottleneck-style guitar playing. Raitt says she played "a little at school and at camp", Camp Regis-Applejack, in New York. After graduating from Oakwood Friends School in Poughkeepsie, New York, in 1967 Raitt entered Radcliffe College, majoring in social relations and African studies. She said her "plan was to travel to Tanzania, where President Julius Nyerere was creating a government based on democracy and socialism". Raitt became friends with blues promoter Dick Waterman. During her second year of college she moved with Waterman and other local musicians. Raitt says it was an "opportunity that changed everything." Scouts from major record companies were soon attending her shows to watch her play.Bonnie Raitt – Bonnie Raitt performing in 2007
16. Fullerton, California – Fullerton is a city located in northern Orange County, California, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 135,161. Fullerton was founded in 1887. It secured the land on behalf of Santa Fe Railway. Historically it was a center of agriculture, notably groves of Valencia oranges and other citrus crops;;; manufacturing. It is home to numerous higher educational institutions, particularly Fullerton College. Evidence such as saber-toothed mammoths, is present in Ralph B. Clark Regional Park in the northwest of the city. Europeans first passed through the area in 1769 when Gaspar de Portolà led a Spanish expedition north to Monterey. After establishment of Mission San Gabriel Arcangel in 1771, the local Tongva people were dubbed "Gabrieliños" by the Spanish. In 1837, the Fullerton area became part of Rancho San Juan Cajón de Santa Ana, granted to Juan Pacifico Ontiveros, a Spanish soldier. In the 1860s, Stearns sold to a Basque shepherd. Sensing opportunity, they arranged to buy 430 acres north of Anaheim for approximately $68,000. They then began negotiations with George H. Fullerton, president of the Pacific Land and Improvement Company, also a Santa Fe subsidiary. In 1894 Charles Chapman, a retired Chicago publisher and a descendant of John "Johnny Appleseed" Chapman, purchased an orange orchard in eastern Fullerton. The Western town became an agricultural center.Fullerton, California – Seal
17. Bootsy Collins – William Earl "Bootsy" Collins is an American musician and singer-songwriter. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted in 1997 with 15 other members of Parliament-Funkadelic. With his elder brother Phelps "Catfish" Collins, Frankie "Kash" Waddy, Philippé Wynne, Collins formed a funk band called The Pacemakers in 1968. Next Collins moved to Detroit, after Philippé Wynne suggested joining The Spinners, for whom Wynne had been singing. However, following the advice of singer and future Parliament member Mallia Franklin, Collins had another choice. Franklin there introduced both Collins brothers to George Clinton, 1972 saw both of the Collins brothers, along with Waddy, join Funkadelic. Collins played bass on most of Funkadelic and all of Parliament's albums through the early 1980s, garnering several songwriting credits as well. The group recorded five albums together, the first three of which are often considered to be among the quintessential P-Funk recordings. The group's 1978 album Bootsy? Player of the Year reached the top of the R&B album chart and spawned the #1 R&B single "Bootzilla". He also adopted his trademark "space bass" around this time. He also was credited for producing the debut of P-Funk spinoffs Zapp and Roger. The record was credited to "Bonzo goes to Washington". After a nearly five-year hiatus, he had a comeback in 1988. What's Bootsy Doin'?Bootsy Collins – Bootsy Collins, 2009
18. Strawberry Fields Forever – "Strawberry Fields Forever" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles. The song was credited to the Lennon -- McCartney songwriting partnership. It was inspired by Lennon's memories of playing in the garden of a Salvation Army children's home near where he grew up in Liverpool. The song was the first track recorded during the sessions for the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, was intended for inclusion on the album. Instead, with the group under record-company pressure to release a single, it was issued in February 1967 with "Penny Lane". Lennon considered his greatest accomplishment. The song was later included on the US Magical Mystery Tour LP. "Strawberry Fields Forever" has been covered by many artists. The Beatles made a promotional clip for the song, similarly recognised for its influence in the medium of music video. The Strawberry Fields memorial in New York's Central Park is named after the song. Strawberry Field was the name of children's home just around the corner from Lennon's childhood home in Woolton, a suburb of Liverpool. Lennon and his childhood friends Pete Shotton, Ivan Vaughan used to play in the wooded garden behind the home. One of Lennon's childhood treats was the party held each summer in Calderstones Park, near the home, where a Salvation Army band played. Lennon's aunt Mimi Smith recalled: "soon as we could hear the Salvation Army band starting, John would jump up and down shouting, ` Mimi, come on.Strawberry Fields Forever – US picture sleeve
19. Christina Aguilera – Christina María Aguilera is an American singer, songwriter, actress and television personality. After the theme for Disney's 1998 Mulan, she signed with RCA Records. She released the holiday album My Kind of Christmas. Aguilera assumed creative control for Stripped, which produced five successful singles, including "Dirrty", "Fighter". In 2010, she starred in the film Burlesque. Aguilera debuted as a coach on the reality competition series The Voice; she has since appeared on six of its eleven seasons. Her seventh studio album, Lotus, was released in 2012. She has also been featured including "Lady Marmalade", "Moves like Jagger", "Say Something". She earned "Pop Princess" in her early years. Her work has earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Aguilera has sold worldwide of 2015. Her father is Ecuadorian, while her mother has German, Irish, Welsh, Dutch ancestry. Her family lived in places including New Jersey, Texas, Japan. After several years of being estranged, Aguilera expressed interest in reconciling with her father in 2012. Up, Aguilera, known locally as "the little girl with the big voice", aspired singing in local talent shows and competitions.Christina Aguilera – Aguilera at the Sanremo Music Festival
20. Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire – "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire", also known as "The Simpsons Christmas Special", is the series premiere episode of The Simpsons. It was the first episode to air despite originally being the eighth episode produced for season one. It is the full-length episode to air during the 1980s, having originally aired on December 17, 1989. The episode was the only one to be written by Mimi Pond, it was directed by David Silverman. "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" was nominated for two Emmy Awards in 1990, has received positive reviews from television critics. It was viewed by approximately 13.4 million viewers in its original airing. After attending the Springfield Elementary School Christmas pageant, the Simpsons prepare for the holiday season. They forbid Bart from getting a tattoo. The next day, Marge takes the kids to the mall to go Christmas shopping. Bart slips away to the tattoo parlor and attempts to get a tattoo that reads "Mother". Meanwhile, at the plant, Mr. Burns, announces that there will be no Christmas bonus this year. On Christmas Eve, Bart goes to the mall and harasses Santa, exposing Homer's secret. Bart is apologetic for the prank and actually supportive of Homer's moonlighting, remarking, "You must really love us to sink so low". After Homer is paid less than expected for his work, he and Bart receive a greyhound racing tip from Barney. At Springfield Downs, Homer, inspired by an announcement about a last-minute entry named Santa's Little Helper, bets all his money on the 99:1 long shot.Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire – The Simpsons creator Matt Groening
21. Duran Duran – Duran Duran are an English new wave/synthpop band formed in Birmingham in 1978. The band grew from alternative sensations in 1982 by 1984. By the end of the decade, membership and style changes challenged the band before a resurgence in the early 1990s. The group were a leading band in the MTV-driven "British Invasion" of the US. When they first emerged, they were generally considered part of the New Romantic scene, along with bands such as Spandau Ballet. Soon they would shed this image, marketing to build a more refined and elegant presentation. They were also awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The video age catapulted Duran Duran with the introduction of the 24-hour music channel MTV. Many of their videos were shot on 35 film, which gave a much more polished look than was standard at the time. In 1984, the band were early innovators with video technology in their live stadium shows. These five members featured in their most commercially successful line-up. The reunion of the original five members in the early 2000s created a stir among the band's fans and music media. John Taylor and Nick Rhodes formed Duran Duran in Birmingham, England in 1978, where they became the resident band at the city's Rum Runner nightclub. At the club they were doing jobs such as John working the door and with Nick deejaying for £10 a night. They began regularly playing at the venue.Duran Duran – Duran Duran at SXSW in Austin, Texas; 2011. L-R: John Taylor (bass), Simon Le Bon (vocals), Dom Brown (guitar), Roger Taylor (drums) and Nick Rhodes (keyboards).
22. Harajuku – Harajuku is a district in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Harajuku is known internationally as a center of Japanese youth fashion. In the pre Edo period, the area that came to be known as Harajuku was a small town on the Kamakura Highway. It was said that the hill here is called Seizoroi-saka. In the Edo period, an Iga residence was put in Harajuku to defend Edo, due to its strategic location south of the Koshu Road. Other than the mansion of the Hiroshima Domain feudal lord Asano, there were many mansions of shogunate retainers. The livelihood of the farmers consisted mainly of rice flour milling with the watermill at the Shibuya River. However, the villages never prospered. It is said that local farmers often performed rain-making invocations in an attempt to improve their fortunes. There are also the tales Oyama-Afuri Shrine of Tanzawa and Worship to Mt Haruna remaining. At the start of the Meiji period in 1868, the land around Harajuku Village was owned by the shogunate. In November of the same year, the towns and villages including Harajuku Village, were placed under the jurisdiction of the Tokyo Prefecture. In 1906, Harajuku Station was opened as a part of the expansion of the Yamanote Line. With the establishment of Meiji Shrine, Omotesando was widened and reordered as a formal approach route. In 1940, the Tōgō Shrine was consecrated in honor of Imperial Japanese Navy Marshal-Admiral Marquis Tōgō Heihachirō.Harajuku – JR Harajuku Station
23. Willie Nelson – Willie Hugh Nelson is an American musician, singer, songwriter, author, poet, actor, activist. He has acted in over 30 films, has been involved in activism for the use of biofuels and the legalization of marijuana. Raised by his grandparents, he wrote his first song at age seven and joined his first band at ten. During high school, Nelson toured locally as their lead singer and guitar player. After graduating from high school in 1950, Nelson was later discharged due to back problems. After his return, he dropped out because he was succeeding in music. During this time, Nelson worked as a singer in Honky-tonks. He moved to Vancouver, Washington, where he recorded the song "Lumberjack" in 1956. In 1958, Nelson moved after signing a contract with D Records. He worked as a disk jockey. During that time, Nelson wrote songs that would become country standards, including "Funny How Time Slips Away", "Hello Walls", "Pretty Paper", "Crazy". In 1962, he recorded his first album...And Then I Wrote. Due to this success, he joined the Grand Ole Opry the following year. After mid-chart hits in the early 1970s, he retired in 1972 and moved to Austin, Texas. The ongoing scene of Austin motivated Nelson to return from retirement, performing frequently at the Armadillo World Headquarters.Willie Nelson – Nelson performing at Farm Aid in 2009
24. 44th Annual Grammy Awards – The 44th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 27, 2002 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The main recipient was Alicia Keys, winning five Grammys, including Song of the Year for "Fallin"'. U2 won four awards including Record of Best Rock Album. The Complete Warner Bros. The 44th Annual Grammy Awards was the first Grammy show following the September 11 attacks of 2001.44th Annual Grammy Awards – 44th Annual Grammy Awards
25. Ben Harper – Benjamin Chase "Ben" Harper is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Harper is known for his guitar-playing skills, vocals, live performances, activism. He has toured internationally. Harper is a three-time Grammy winner as well, winning awards for Best Pop Instrumental Performance and Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album, in 2005. He also won a Grammy in 2014. Harper was born in Pomona, California. His mother, Ellen Chase-Verdries, is Jewish. His maternal great-grandmother was a Russian-Lithuanian Jew. He grew up with his mother's family. Harper has two brothers, Peter. Harper began playing guitar as a child. At the age of 12, Harper played his first gig. In his teen years, Harper began to play the slide guitar, mimicking the style of Robert Johnson. Harper refined his style, taking up the Weissenborn guitar. Harper broke out after being offered an invitation by Taj Mahal to tour with the artist.Ben Harper – Ben Harper at the Eurockéennes in 2008.
26. Gavin Rossdale – Gavin McGregor Rossdale is an English musician and actor, known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Bush. He helped form Bush in 1992; in 2002, he became the lead singer and guitarist for Institute, later began a solo career. When performing solo, he plays songs from his musical libraries. Rossdale was ranked 75th in the Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists by Hit Parader. In 2013 he received the British Academy's Ivor Novello Award for International Achievement. He was born in a doctor. His father's parents were of Russian Jewish descent, the family's surname originally being Rosenthal. He was raised primarily by his father and aunt. His mother moved to Tampa, Florida. He has a younger sister, an elder one, Lorraine. Georgina Rossdale-Smith, is a doctor. At 17, Rossdale formed a band called Midnight, which produced a couple of singles and many publicity photos. In 1992, he formed Future Primitive, whose original line-up included screenwriter Sacha Gervasi, who left to pursue a film-making career. The band released the promo Sixteen Stone. He has been the lead singer/songwriter for the post-grunge rock band Bush since its inception.Gavin Rossdale – Gavin Rossdale at NOVA ROCK 2008
27. 1969 in music – List of notable events in music that took place in the year 1969. Perhaps the two most musical events of 1969 were concerts. In retrospect, some commentators have concluded that the violence signaled the end of the "hippie" movement, which espoused an ethos of free peace. The Isle of Wight Festival saw the return of Bob Dylan to live music after his accident in 1966. David Bowie's "Space Oddity" became a huge hit in this year, being released at the time that American astronauts first landed on the moon. King Crimson's In the Court of the Crimson King is a pioneering album in the development of progressive rock. The Stooges, was also released this year to little critical or popular acceptance. Johnny Cash's At San Quentin included his only Top Ten hit, "A Boy Named Sue". The album was a sequel to last year's At Folsom Prison. Creedence Clearwater Revival cement their success from the previous year. Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso released enormously popular albums in Brazil, Caetano Veloso, respectively. Both musicians moved to London for anti-government activities in Brazil. Family released Family Entertainment, in their native Britain. It is their top 10 album in the United Kingdom, hitting number six. "The Weaver's Answer", which opens the record, becomes their most popular song in their concert performances.1969 in music – John Lennon rehearses " Give Peace a Chance ", 1969.
28. Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams is an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, poet and painter. In 2000, he released his debut solo album, Heartbreaker, to critical acclaim. The album was nominated for the Shortlist Music Prize. His profile increased with the release of the UK certified-gold Gold, which included the hit single, "New York, New York". During this time, he worked on unreleased albums, which were consolidated into a third solo release, Demolition. As a compromise, Love Is Hell was eventually released in its full-length state in 2004. Following the release of Cardinology, he disbanded The Cardinals and announced an extended break from music due to complications from Ménière's disease. The following year, however, Adams released his Glynn Johns-produced thirteenth studio album, Ashes & Fire, in 2011. The album peaked on the Billboard 200. Prisoner, was announced in late 2016. Adams has written Infinity Blues, Hello Sunshine, a collection of poems and short stories. Ryan Adams was born in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Adams has younger sister. His childhood has been described as "dysfunctional." A year later his grandmother threw them out of the house because she did not want to deal with the children any longer.Ryan Adams – Adams performing live, September 2006
29. No Doubt – No Doubt is an American rock band from Anaheim, California, that formed in 1986. Since 1994, the group has consisted of vocalist Gwen Stefani, keyboardist Tony Kanal, guitarist and keyboardist Tom Dumont, drummer Adrian Young. Since the mid-1990s in the studio, they have been supported by keyboardist and trombonist Gabrial McNair and keyboardist and trumpeter Stephen Bradley. The sound of their song "Trapped in a Box", featured on their first album No Doubt failed to make an impact. The Beacon Street Collection is a raw expression of their sound, released independently by the band under their own record label. The album sold over 100,000 copies in over three times as many as their first album sold. The band reappeared with Rock Steady, which incorporated reggae and dancehall music into their work. The album was primarily featured collaborations with Jamaican artists Bounty Killer, Sly and Robbie, Lady Saw. The album produced two Grammy-winning singles, "Baby" and "Underneath It All", as well as "Hella Good." After a 2004 tour the band embarked with Stefani releasing two successful solo albums Love. Angel. Music. Baby. and The Sweet Escape while Tom Dumont released his own solo music project, Invincible Overlord. In 2008, the band released their single "Settle Down". They have sold over million album copies worldwide.No Doubt – No Doubt in 2009
30. Rock Steady (album) – Rock Steady is the fifth studio album by American rock band No Doubt, released on December 11, 2001 by Interscope Records. Sly & Robbie, William Orbit were among the many artists the band collaborated with on the album. As a result of these collaborations, Rock Steady touches on musical styles, focusing on dub, synthpop, dance styles more so than in the past. The band experimented with writing songs without its standard instrumentation. It was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 2003 Grammy Awards. The album was a commercial comeback for the band, Return of Saturn, released in 2000. Rock Steady spawned four singles, two of which won the Grammy Award with Vocal. Rolling Stone ranked Rock Steady number 316 on its 2003 list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time". Every night on the tour to support their 2000 Return of Saturn, No Doubt threw after-show parties where people danced to Jamaican dancehall music. During a discussion over dinner in late 2000, the band members decided they wanted to explore dancehall-style rhythms for their next album. The group often tried recreating beats on the computer, which resulted in modified versions of the original rhythms. They worked with producer Philip Steir during this time, where the beginnings of "Hey Baby" emerged. When writing lyrics for previous albums, Stefani typically read works by Sylvia Plath that would make her depressed "or find different words that inspire me." For Rock Steady she wrote the lyrics quicker and on the spot to meet the goal of writing a song a day. Many of the demos recorded during these early sessions were used rather than completely reworking the songs.Rock Steady (album) – Stefani, Stephen Bradley, and Kanal performing on the Rock Steady Tour in March 2002
31. Trey Anastasio – He was a 2013 best score Tony nominee for the Broadway musical Hands on a Hardbody. Anastasio received the 2013 Dramatist Guild Frederick Loewe award for Dramatic Composition. He was moved to Princeton, New Jersey, when he was three. Ernest Anastasio Jr. was an executive vice president at the Educational Testing Service. Dina, was a children's book author and editor of Sesame Street Magazine. Anastasio grew up with his Kristy. He attended Princeton public schools through the fourth grade, then transferred to Princeton Day School. At Taft, Anastasio created his first two bands, Space Antelope. He attended the University of Vermont and Goddard College. He enrolled as a philosophy major where he met original Phish bandmates Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon, Jeff Holdsworth. On December 1983 the group played their first gig in the Harris-Millis Cafeteria at UVM. The setlist consisted including "Long Cool Woman" and "Proud Mary", performed twice. The band used hockey sticks as mic stands. After performing one set, Michael Jackson's Thriller album was put by a party-goer to drown out the band. The band were still paid for the performance.Trey Anastasio – Trey Anastasio at Red Rocks Amphitheater July 30, 2009
32. Yellow brick road – The Yellow Brick Road is a fictional element in the 1900 children's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by American author L. Frank Baum. The road also appears in the several sequel Oz books such as The Patchwork Girl of Oz. The road's most notable portrayal is in the classic 1939 MGM musical movie The Wizard of Oz, loosely based on Baum's first Oz book. In the novel's first edition the road is mostly referred to as the "Road of Yellow Bricks". Within a short time she was walking briskly toward the Emerald City; her Silver Shoes tinkling merrily on the yellow road-bed". The road is first introduced in the third chapter of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The road begins in the heart of the eastern quadrant called Munchkin Country in the Land of Oz. In the book, Dorothy, is forced to search for the road before she can begin her quest to seek the Wizard. This is because the cyclone from Kansas did not release her farmhouse closely near it as it did in the various film adaptations. Thankfully it doesn't take her too long to spot the one paved with yellow bricks. This version of the road does not exist in Baum's books. Also, at the cornfield where Dorothy befriends the Scarecrow, there is a fork in the yellow brick road leading in different directions. Luckily they choose the correct one of the three branches that leads to Emerald City. Upon her second arrival she finds the yellow road in ruins by the hands of the evil Nome King who also conquered the Emerald City. In the end, it is presumed that after she saves the city and its citizens, the road is restored as well.Yellow brick road – Dorothy and her companion befriend the Cowardly Lion, while traveling on the Yellow Brick Road--illustration by W. W. Denslow (1900).
33. Fishbone – Fishbone is an American rock band formed in 1979 in Los Angeles, California, which plays a fusion of ska, punk rock, funk, hard rock and soul. Critics have noted of the band: "Fishbone was one of the late'80s. Founding members John Norwood Fisher, Walter Kibby remain with the band as of 2016. Fishbone got started as a "disparate, all-black oddball crew" when the members were in junior high school. They were close friends with Los Angeles bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Thelonious Monster. Fishbone were signed after being spotted at a club gig by producer David Kahne. Their first release was the 1985 single "Party at Ground Zero", followed by Fishbone. Fishbone's first international tour was as the opening act for the Beastie Boys. Soul brought Fishbone wide critical acclaim. The album was highlighted by a rock-inspired version of Curtis Mayfield's classic "Freddie's Dead" from the film Super Fly. The video, directed by Douglas Gayeton, became the band's first hit on MTV. The group toured with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and became nationally known in the burgeoning alternative music scene. Also that year, Fishbone and Little Richard recorded the Lead Belly song "Rock Island Line" for the tribute album Folkways: A Vision Shared. The band added former Miles Davis sideman John Bigham in 1989. The Reality of My Surroundings was a critical and commercial success, reaching # 49 on the Billboard albums chart.Fishbone – Fishbone performing live in 2007
34. Bush (British band) – Bush are a British rock band formed in London, England in 1992. The band found their immediate success with the release of their debut album Sixteen Stone in 1994, certified 6× multi-platinum by the RIAA. Bush went on selling over million records in the United States. Despite their success in the United States, the band was less well known in their home country and enjoyed only marginal success there. 1 album for Razorblade Suitcase in 1996. The band began work on The Sea of Memories, released in September 2011. The album produced the single "The Sound of Winter", which topped both the alternative and rock charts. After touring extensively for two years, the band announced their sixth album, Man on the Run in August 2014. After leaving his band Midnight, Gavin Rossdale met former King Blank guitarist Nigel Pulsford in 1992. The two bonded over an appreciation of the American alternative rock group the Pixies. The two formed a new band which they called Future Primitive. The pair then recruited bassist Dave Parsons and drummer Robin Goodridge to complete the line-up. The group soon chose the name "Bush", naming themselves after Shepherd's Bush, London, where the band members used to reside. In 1993, the band was signed by Rob Kahane, who had a distribution deal with Disney's Hollywood Records. The band completed recording its debut album Sixteen Stone in early 1994.Bush (British band) – Bush performing in Texas in 2011
35. Super Bowl XXXVII – It was also the last Super Bowl played in the month of January. Super Bowl XXXVI was the first to be played in February, due to the NFL postponing games for a week after the September 11 attacks. Starting with Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004, the Super Bowl has been permanently played in February. This was the last Super Bowl until Super Bowl 50 to take place in California. Super Bowl XXXVII is also referred to as the "Pirate Bowl", due to both teams' pirate-themed names. The game is sometimes referred to because the primary storyline surrounding the game revolved around Jon Gruden. Gruden then became the Buccaneers coach in 2002. Tampa Bay, "Gruden's new team", made their first Super Bowl appearance after posting a 12 -- 4 regular season record. Oakland, "Gruden's old team", advanced after an 11 -- 5 regular season. This was also the first Super Bowl to feature two former division rivals, as the Buccaneers and Raiders both played in 1976. The Raiders came as four-point favorites. However, the Tampa Bay defense dominated the contest. Oakland quarterback Rich Gannon threw five interceptions, three of which were returned for touchdowns. The Buccaneers scored 34 consecutive points to build a 34 -- 3 lead late in the third quarter. Tampa Bay safety Dexter Jackson, who returned them for 34 yards, was named Super Bowl MVP.Super Bowl XXXVII – Super Bowl XXXVII
37. Ruby slippers – Because of their iconic stature, the ruby slippers are now considered among the most treasured and valuable items of film memorabilia. As is customary for important props, a number of pairs were made for the film, though the exact number is unknown. Five pairs are known to have survived; one pair was stolen in August 2005 and has never been recovered. In L. Frank Baum's original novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, on which the film is based, Dorothy wears Silver Shoes. Film screenwriter Noel Langley is credited with the idea. The house falls on and kills the Wicked Witch of the East, freeing the Munchkins from her tyranny. When the Wicked Witch of the West comes to claim her dead sister's shoes, Glinda magically transfers them to Dorothy's feet. Throughout the rest of the film, the Wicked Witch schemes to obtain the shoes in an attempt to take over Oz. When she captures Dorothy, she tries to take the slippers, but they painfully shock her. The Wicked Witch then realizes that the slippers will only come off if the wearer is dead. Therefore, she decides to kill Dorothy, but before she succeeds Dorothy accidentally splashes her with a bucket of water, causing her to melt to death. When Dorothy finds herself back in Kansas, the shoes have seemingly vanished, indicating Dorothy's experience in Oz was possibly an elaborate dream. The slippers were designed by MGM's costume designer. Initially, two pairs were made in different styles. The so-called "Arabian pair" was "a Arabian motif, with curling toes and heels."Ruby slippers – An original pair of ruby slippers used in The Wizard of Oz (1939), on display at the Smithsonian Institution
38. Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance – It was discontinued after the 2011 Grammy season. The award went to the artist. Tracks only are eligible. From 2012, all solo performances in the category were shifted to the newly formed Best Pop Solo Performance category. Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year. The version of this song won in 2010. Sarah McLachlan's "I Will Remember You" is the only live song that won this category. Ella Fitzgerald is the most winner in consecutive years, with four. Lady Gaga is the last recipient of the award after the category was renamed as Best Pop Solo Performance. Whitney Houston is the only artist to have nominations in 2 different calendar years from the same album. I'm Your Baby Tonight nominated in All The Man That I Need nominated in 1992.Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance – Ella Fitzgerald was the first recipient of the Award, in total she was a five-time award winner and fourth consecutive award winner.
39. Polydor Records – Polydor is a British record label and company, that operates as part of Universal Music Group. It has a close relationship with Universal's Interscope Geffen A&M label, which distributes Polydor's releases in the United States. In turn, Polydor distributes Interscope releases in the United Kingdom. Polydor Records Ltd. was established in 1954 British subsidiary in London by German Deutsche Grammophon GmbH. It was renamed in 1972 to Polydor Ltd. Polydor label was founded 2 April 1913 by German Polyphon-Musikwerke AG in Leipzig and registered 25. of July 1914. During World War I 24. of April 1917 Polyphon-Musikwerke AG acquired the German Deutsche Grammophon-Aktiengesellschaft record plant and company from German government. The German state was taken over Grammophon and the British holdings as enemies property during World War I. Polydor was originally an independent branch of the Polyphon-Grammophon-Konzern group. It was used as an export label since 1924. The British and German branches of the Gramophone Company were so departed during World War I. In turn, Deutsche Grammophon records exported out of Germany were released on the Polyphon Musik and Polydor labels. The new foreign branches were founded for example into Austria, Denmark, Sweden and France. Polydor became a popular music label in 1946, while the new Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft label was to become a classical music label in 1949. The previous used label Grammophon was disbanded.Polydor Records – 1920s vintage Polydor export label with its double-horn gramophone logo
40. Sixteen Stone – Sixteen Stone is the debut album of British rock band Bush, released on 6 December 1994, through Trauma Records. Widely regarded as the band's most popular album, it boasted numerous successful singles. "Comedown" and "Glycerine" remain two of the band's biggest hits to each reaching number one on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. "Glycerine" were the three songs from the album to enter the Billboard Hot 100, reaching number thirty, number forty-three, number twenty-eight, respectively. To mark a remastered edition of the album's original recordings was released. In the UK, a stone is a unit of weight that equals 14 pounds. Therefore, stone means 224 pounds or about 102 kilograms. When she arrived, she was forty years old and sixteen stone..." The cover insert has a picture of what looks like a bush or mop head flying through the air. This is actually Gavin's dog named Winston. A Puli, a breed of dog with dreadlock-like cords, tossed in the air or is jumping. Sixteen Stone was released on 6 December 1994, through Trauma Records. Around the album's 20th anniversary, a remastered edition of its original recordings was released. You can't mess with stuff. Those mixes, every single level of those songs is just ingrained in my DNA as it's probably in anybody's DNA who knows it.Sixteen Stone – Sixteen Stone