1. Kanye West – Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, entrepreneur. Music. He went on to pursue a variety of different styles on subsequent albums Late Registration, Graduation, 808s & Heartbreak. West released his abrasive sixth album, Yeezus, to further critical praise in 2013. His seventh album, The Life of Pablo, was released in 2016. Outside of music have received significant attention. He has been a frequent source of controversy for his conduct in public settings. He is the head of the creative DONDA. His 2014 marriage to television personality Kim Kardashian has also been subject to widespread media coverage. Three of his albums have been included and ranked on Rolling Stone's 2012 update of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" list. He has also been included in a number of Forbes annual lists. Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2005 and 2015. West was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. His parents divorced when he was three years old. After the divorce, he and his mother moved to Chicago, Illinois.Kanye West – West performing at Lollapalooza in 2011
2. Bassoon – The bassoon is a woodwind instrument in the double reed family that typically plays music written in the bass and tenor clefs, occasionally the treble. Appearing in its modern form in the 19th century, the bassoon figures prominently in orchestral, chamber music literature. The bassoon is a non-transposing instrument known for wide range, variety of character and agility. Listeners often compare its warm, reedy timbre to that of a male baritone voice. Someone who plays the bassoon is called a bassoonist. The bassoon comes from French basson and from Italian bassone. However, the Italian name for the same instrument is fagotto. ♭ 1 -- C5 The range of the bassoon begins at B ♭ 1 and extends upward over three octaves, roughly to the G above the treble staff. Higher notes rarely called for: orchestral and concert band parts rarely go higher than C5 or D5. Even Stravinsky's famously difficult solo in The Rite of Spring only ascends to D5. A1 is possible with a special extension to the instrument—see "Extended techniques" below. The bassoon disassembles into six main pieces, including the reed. Bassoons are double reed instruments like the English horn. A modern beginner's bassoon is generally made with medium-hardness types such as sycamore maple and sugar maple preferred. Each instrument is finished by hand for proper tuning.Bassoon – Two views of a Renard model 220 bassoon
3. 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
4. Garry Kasparov – Until his retirement in 2005 he was ranked No. 1 for 225 out of 228 months. His peak rating of 2851, achieved in 1999, was the highest recorded until being surpassed by Magnus Carlsen in 2013. Kasparov also holds records for consecutive professional tournament victories and Chess Oscars. Kasparov became the youngest ever undisputed World Chess Champion in 1985 at age 22 by defeating then-champion Anatoly Karpov. Kasparov held the official FIDE title until 1993, when a dispute with FIDE led him to set up the Professional Chess Association. He continued to hold the "Classical" World Chess Championship until his defeat by Vladimir Kramnik in 2000. In spite of losing the championship, Kasparov maintained a number-one world ranking until his retirement from professional chess. He announced his retirement from professional chess March 2005 after which he writing. Kasparov joined as a member of a coalition opposing the administration and policies of Vladimir Putin. Kasparov blamed "official obstruction" for the lack of available space. Although he is widely regarded to Putin, Kasparov was barred from the presidential ballot. The political climate in Russia reportedly makes it difficult for opposition candidates to organize. He is currently chairman for the Human Rights Foundation and chairs its International Council. In 1997, he obtained Bosnian citizenship. In 2014, he obtained Croatian citizenship.Garry Kasparov – Kasparov in 2007
5. Harry Connick Jr. – Joseph Harry Fowler Connick Jr. is an American singer, big band leader, talk show host and actor. He has sold over 28 million albums worldwide. Connick's best-selling album in the United States is his Christmas album When My Heart Finds Christmas. His highest-charting album is his release Only You, which reached No. 5 in the U.S. and No. 6 in Britain. He has won three Grammy Awards and two Emmy Awards. He played Grace's husband, Leo Markus, on the NBC sitcom Will & Grace from 2002 to 2006. Connick began his acting career as a tail gunner in the World War II film Memphis Belle. He played a serial killer in Copycat, before being cast as a fighter pilot in the blockbuster Independence Day. Connick's first role as a leading man was in Hope Floats with Sandra Bullock. His first thriller film since Copycat came in the film Basic with John Travolta. Additionally, he played the violent ex-husband in Bug, before two romantic comedies, P.S. I Love You, the leading man in New in Town with Renée Zellweger. In 2011, he appeared in the family film Dolphin Tale as Dr. Clay Haskett and in the sequel Dolphin Tale 2. Harry Connick Jr. was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. His mother, Anita Frances, was a lawyer and judge in New Orleans and, later, a Louisiana Supreme Court justice.Harry Connick Jr. – Harry Connick, Jr. in 2014
6. Ice-T – Tracy Lauren Marrow better known by his stage name Ice-T, is an American rapper and actor. He founded the record label Rhyme $ yndicate Records and released another album, Power. He co-founded the heavy metal band Body Count, which he introduced in his 1991 album O.G.: Original Gangster. Body Count released its self-titled album in 1992. Ice-T encountered controversy over his track "Killer", perceived to glamorize killing police officers. Ice-T asked to be released with Warner Bros.. Records, Home Invasion, was released later in February 1993 through Priority Records. Ice-T released two more albums in the late 1990s. Since 2000, he has portrayed NYPD Detective Odafin Tutuola on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. On August 2006 the fourth Body Count album Murder 4 Hire was released, followed by Manslaughter on June 10, 2014. Son of Solomon and Alice Marrow, was born in Newark, New Jersey. Alice was Creole. For decades, Solomon worked at the Rapistan Conveyor Company. When Marrow was a child, his family moved to New Jersey. His mother died of a attack when he was in third grade.Ice-T – Ice-T in Manhattan on set of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in March 2011
7. Jean-Michel Basquiat – Jean-Michel Basquiat was an American artist. By the 1980s, he was exhibiting his neo-expressionist paintings in galleries and museums internationally. The Whitney Museum of American Art held a retrospective of his art in 1992. Basquiat's art focused on "suggestive dichotomies", such as wealth versus poverty, integration versus segregation, inner versus outer experience. He appropriated historical information mixed with contemporary critique. He died of a heroin overdose at his art studio at age 27. Jean-Michel Basquiat was born in New York, shortly after the death of his elder brother Max. He was the second of four children of Matilda Andrades and Gérard Basquiat. He had two younger sisters: Lisane, born in 1964, Jeanine, born in 1967. Matilde Basquiat, of Puerto Rican descent, was born in Brooklyn, New York. Basquiat was a precocious child who learned how to read and write by age four and was a gifted artist. His teachers, such as artist Jose Machado, noticed his artistic abilities, his mother encouraged her son's artistic talent. By the age of 11, Basquiat was fully fluent in French, Spanish and English. In 1967, Basquiat started attending Saint Ann's, an private school. He drew from St. Ann's; they together created a children's book, illustrated by Prozzo.Jean-Michel Basquiat – Jean-Michel Basquiat
8. Joni Mitchell – Roberta Joan "Joni" Mitchell, CC is a Canadian singer-songwriter, record producer and painter. Drawing from folk, jazz, Mitchell's songs often reflect social and environmental ideals as well as her feelings about romance, confusion, disillusionment and joy. Mitchell began singing before busking in the streets and shoddy nightclubs of Toronto. In 1965, she moved to the United States and began touring. Some of her original songs were covered by folk singers, allowing her to record her album in 1968. Settling in Southern California, Mitchell, with popular songs like "Big Yellow Taxi" and "Woodstock", helped define an era and a generation. Her 1971 recording Blue was rated the 30th best album ever made in Rolling Stone's list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". She engaged in political protest. She is the sole producer credited on most of her albums, including all her work in the 1970s. A blunt critic of the industry, she released her 17th, reportedly last, album of original songs in 2007. With roots in visual art, Mitchell designed her own album covers. She describes herself as a "painter derailed by circumstance". Mitchell was born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 1943, in Alberta, Canada, the daughter of Myrtle Marguerite and William Andrew Anderson. Her mother's ancestors were Scottish and Irish; her father was from a Norwegian family. Her mother was a teacher.Joni Mitchell – Mitchell performing in 1983
9. Jay Leno – James Douglas Muir "Jay" Leno is an American comedian, actor and television host. He was the host of NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from 1992 to 2009. Beginning in September 2009, Leno started a primetime talk show, titled The Jay Leno Show, which aired weeknights at 10:00 p.m. ET, also on NBC. He hosted his last episode of The Tonight Show on February 6, 2014. Leno was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame. Leno was born in New Rochelle, New York. Catherine, came to the United States at age 11. Angelo, was an salesman, born in New York, to immigrants from Flumeri, Italy. Leno grew up in Andover, Massachusetts, graduated from Andover High School. He obtained a bachelor's degree from Emerson College where he started a club in 1973. His older brother, Patrick, was a Vietnam War veteran who worked as an attorney. He made his first appearance on March 1977 performing a comedy routine. Leno's only starring film role was the 1989 direct-to-video Collision Course, opposite Pat Morita. He also appeared numerous times on Late Night with David Letterman. Starting in 1987, Leno was a regular substitute host for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show.Jay Leno – Leno in July 2008.
10. Liverpool – Liverpool, in North West England, is a major city and metropolitan borough with an estimated population of 478,580 in 2015. Its surrounding areas form the fifth largest metropolitan area in the UK, with an estimated population of over 2.24 million in 2011. Liverpool historically lay in the south west of the county of Lancashire. It became a borough from 1880. In 1889 it became a county independent of Lancashire. Along with freight, raw materials such as coal and cotton, the city was also directly involved in Atlantic slave trade. It held the European Capital of Culture title together with Stavanger, Norway, in 2008. Several areas of Liverpool centre were granted World Heritage Site status by UNESCO in 2004. The Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City includes the Pier Head, William Brown Street. Tourism forms a significant part of the city's economy. Liverpool is also the home of Liverpool and Everton, matches between the two being known as the Merseyside derby. The world-famous Grand National race takes place annually at Aintree Racecourse on the outskirts of the city. The city is also home to the oldest Chinese community in Europe. Natives of Liverpool are referred to as Liverpudlians and colloquially as "Scousers", a form of stew. The word "Scouse" has also become synonymous with dialect.Liverpool – From top left: Pier Head and the Mersey Ferry; St George's Hall and the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool Catholic Cathedral; Liverpool Anglican Cathedral; Georgian architecture in Canning; Princes Dock
11. Mariah Carey – Mariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actress. In 1990, she rose from her eponymous debut album. Following a contentious divorce from Sony Music head Tommy Mottola, Carey traversed with the release of Butterfly. Carey signed a record-breaking $100 million contract with Virgin Records America. The project was poorly received and led to a general decline in the singer's career. She signed a multi-million deal with Island Records the following year. After a relatively unsuccessful period, she returned to the top of music charts with The Emancipation of Mimi. Throughout her career, Carey has sold more than 200 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. According to the RIAA, she is the female artist in the United States, with million certified albums. With the release of "Touch My Body", Carey gained her number-one single in the United States, more than any other artist. In 2012, the singer was ranked second on VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Women in Music". Mariah Carey was born in Huntington, New York. Alfred Roy Carey, was of Afro-Venezuelan descent, while her mother, Patricia, is of Irish descent. The last name Carey was adopted by her Venezuelan grandfather, Francisco Núñez, after immigrating to New York. Patricia was an occasional opera singer and vocal coach before she met Alfred in 1960.Mariah Carey – Carey performing on Good Morning America in May 2013
12. Prague – Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. It is the 15th largest city in the European Union. It is also the historical capital of Bohemia. The city has a temperate climate, with chilly winters. Prague has been a political, cultural, economic centre with waxing and waning fortunes during its history. It was an important city to its Austro-Hungarian Empire. Prague is home to a number of cultural attractions, many of which survived the violence and destruction of 20th-century Europe. Main attractions include the Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, the Jewish Quarter, Petřín hill and Vyšehrad. Since 1992, the historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. The city boasts more than ten major museums, along with numerous theatres, galleries, other historical exhibits. An extensive public transportation system connects the city. Also, it is home to a wide range including Charles University in Prague, the oldest university in Central Europe. Prague is classified according to GaWC studies. Prague ranked sixth in 2016. The city receives more than 6.4 million international visitors annually, as of 2014.Prague – Montage of Prague, clockwise from top: Panorama of Prague Castle and Charles Bridge, Dancing House, Star Villa, Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square, Wallenstein Palace, Royal Garden at Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral and Municipal House.
13. Rapping – Rapping is "spoken or chanted rhyming lyrics". The components of rapping include "content", "delivery". Rapping is distinct from spoken-word poetry in that it is performed to a beat. It can also be found in alternative rock such as that of Cake, the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Rapping is also used in Kwaito music, a genre that originated in Johannesburg, South Africa, is composed of hip-hop elements. Another form of rap that predates hop was Muhammad Ali's rhythmic poetry used to taunt his opponents in the 1960s and 1970s. Rapping can be delivered without accompaniment. Stylistically, rap occupies a gray area between prose, poetry, singing. The word, as used to describe quick repartee, predates the musical form. The word had been used in British English since the 16th century. The terms "rap" and "rapping" are so closely associated with hip-hop music that many use the terms interchangeably. This definition may be from a shortening of repartee. A rapper refers to a performer who "raps". By the late 1960s, when Hubert G. Brown changed his name to H. Hayes' "husky-voiced sexy spoken'raps' became key components in his signature sound".Rapping – The Memphis Jug Band, an early blues group, whose lyrical content and rhythmic singing predated rapping.
14. Reno, Nevada – Reno is a city in the U.S. state of Nevada. It is located in Northern Nevada, approximately 22 miles from Lake Tahoe. Known as "The Biggest Little City in the World", Reno is famous for its casinos and as the birthplace of Caesars Entertainment Corporation. It is the county seat of Washoe County, located in the northwestern part of the state. Archaeological finds place the eastern border for the prehistoric Martis people in the Reno area. To provide the necessary connection between the California Trail, Charles W. Fuller built a log bridge in 1859. A small community that would service travelers soon grew up near the bridge. After two years, Fuller sold the bridge to Myron C. Lake, who continued to develop the community with the addition of a grist mill, kiln, livery stable to the hotel and eating house. He renamed it "Lake's Crossing". In 1864, Washoe County was consolidated with Roop County, Lake's Crossing became the largest town in the county. Lake had earned himself the title "founder of Reno". Lake deeded land to the CPRR in exchange for its promise to build a depot at Lake's Crossing. Once the railroad station was established, the town of Reno officially came into being on May 9, 1868. In 1871, Reno became the county seat of the newly expanded Washoe County, replacing the previous county seat, located in Washoe City.Reno, Nevada – Reno aerial September 12, 2014
15. Spike Jonze – Spike Jonze is an American director, producer, screenwriter and actor, whose work includes music videos, commercials, film and television. He is well known with Daft Punk, Fatboy Slim, Weezer, the Beastie Boys, Kanye West. Jonze was a producer of MTV's Jackass. He is currently the creative director of Vice Media, Inc.. He is part owner of skateboard company Girl Skateboards with riders Rick Howard and Mike Carroll. He co-founded Directors Label, with filmmakers Chris Cunningham and Michel Gondry, the Palm Pictures company. Jonze has been nominated for four Academy Awards: Best Director for Being Best Picture, Best Original Song for Her. He grew up in Gulph Mills, Pennsylvania. Arthur H. Spiegel III, founded APM Management Consultants. Sandra L. Granzow, is artist. Sam "Squeak E. Clean" Spiegel, is DJ. He also has a sister, Julia. His father was from a German Jewish family, while his mother has English ancestry. Jonze attended the San Francisco Art Institute in San Francisco, California. The three also created the youth culture magazines Homeboy and Dirt.Spike Jonze – Jonze at the 2013 New York Film Festival
16. TurboGrafx-16 – It was the first console released in the 16-bit era, albeit still utilizing an 8-bit CPU. Originally intended to compete with the Nintendo Entertainment System, it ended up competing with the Sega Genesis, later on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The TurboGrafx-16 has a video controller. The GPUs are capable of displaying 482 colors simultaneously, out of 512. With dimensions of 14 cm×14 cm×3.8 cm, the PC Engine once held the record for the world's smallest game console. In France, the system was released shortly after its American debut under its original Japanese name, PC Engine. In the United Kingdom, Telegames released a slightly altered version of the American model simply as the TurboGrafx in 1990 in extremely limited quantities. This model was also released in Spain through selected retailers. The TurboGrafx-16 failed to break into the North American market and sold poorly. However, in Japan the PC Engine was very successful. Two major revisions, the PC Engine SuperGrafx and the TurboDuo, were released in 1989 and 1991, respectively. The entire series was succeeded by the PC-FX in 1994, only released in Japan. The TurboGrafx-16 was a collaborative effort between the relatively young Hudson Soft and NEC Home Electronics. NEC's interest in entering the lucrative video game market coincided with Hudson's failed attempt to sell designs for then-advanced graphics chips to Nintendo. NEC released the CD-ROM² in Japan on December 4, 1988, released the TurboGrafx-CD in the United States on August 1, 1990.TurboGrafx-16 – Western markets model (top) and the original Japanese system (bottom).
17. Summerfest – Summerfest is an annual music festival held at the 75-acre Henry Maier Festival Park along the lakefront in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The event also provides the opportunity to sample a wide variety of food from Milwaukee-area restaurants. Other Summerfest attractions include comedy acts, shopping vendors, fireworks, other special attractions, more. Recording Artists make personal appearances on 11 sponsor-themed stages throughout the grounds from noon to midnight, including the 23,000-capacity Marcus Amphitheater. All shows are free with the exception of headlining acts at the Marcus Amphitheater. Admission is between US$11 and US$20, depending on the time of day. There are numerous promotions for discounted or free admission. Summerfest was conceived by then-mayor Henry W. Maier. Also Summerfest introduced its red "smiley face" logo, an insignia that has become synonymous with the event. The logo was designed by graphic artists Noel Spangler and Richard D. Grant. Summerfest celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2007. The event's history was a documentary that aired in June 2007 on Milwaukee Public Television. Beverage sales at the event increased by 6 % over last year's totals in the same categories. Summerfest employed nearly 2,200 seasonal employees. An additional 23,000 fans attended the Rolling Stones' Summerfest kickoff the day before the festival began.Summerfest – 1997-1998 web banner for Winterfest
18. Wu-Tang Clan – Cappadonna later became an official member of the group. The group is associated with the New York City borough of Staten Island. The Wu-Tang Clan has released seven gold and platinum studio albums with worldwide sales of more than 40 million albums, since 1992. Its album, Enter the Wu-Tang, is considered to be one of the greatest albums in hip-hop history. It is said to have been groundbreaking for one of the most important albums of the hip-hop golden age. In 2008, About.com ranked them "the No. 1 greatest hip group of all time". Kris Ex of Rolling Stone called Wu-Tang Clan "the best group ever". In 2004, NME hailed them as one of the most influential groups of the last ten years. All in Together Now was never signed to a label. See, me, ODB had a crew called FOI: Force of the Imperial Master, nah mean? He was like: "Yo! I heard that shit! Your song with Ason Unique and The Specialist." I was the Scientist. So we never got signed as a group then.Wu-Tang Clan – Members of the Wu-Tang Clan and their affiliates performing at the Virgin Festival in Baltimore.
19. 1977 – January 3 – Apple Computer is incorporated. January 6 – Record company EMI drops the controversial United Kingdom punk rock group the Sex Pistols. January 8 – Three bombs explode in Moscow within 37 minutes, killing seven. The bombings are attributed to an separatist group. Mount Nyiragongo erupts in eastern Zaire. Ocean Park opens in Hong Kong. January 15 – Linjeflyg Flight 618 crashes into the Kälvesta area of Stockholm, killing all 22 on board. Gary Gilmore is executed by firing squad in Utah. 49 marines from the USS Trenton and USS Guam perished in the waters of the Barcelona harbour. January 18 Scientists identify a previously unknown bacterium as the cause of the mysterious Legionnaires' disease. Australia's worst disaster at Granville, near Sydney, leaves 83 people dead. SFR Yugoslavia Prime minister Džemal Bijedić, 6 others are killed in a plane crash in Bosnia and Herzegovina. U.S. President Gerald Ford, on his final full day in office, pardons Iva Toguri D'Aquino. Snow falls for the only time in its history. Snowfall has occurred farther south in the United States only on the high mountains of the state of Hawaii.1977 – January 10: Ocean Park, Hong Kong
20. 2000s (decade) – The 2000s was a decade of the Gregorian calendar that began on January 1, 2000 and ended on December 31, 2009. The growth of the Internet contributed during the decade, which allowed faster communication among people around the world. In the English-speaking world, a name for the decade was never universally accepted as for decades such as the'80s, the'90s, etc.. Orthographically, the decade can be written as the"' 00s". Some people read "2000s" as "two-thousands", thus simply refer to the decade as the "Two-Thousands", the "Twenty-ohs". Some read it as the "00s", while others referred as the "Zeros". On January 2000, the BBC listed the noughties, as a potential moniker for the new decade. This has become a common name for the decade in the UK and Australia, well as other Anglospheric countries. Others have advocated the term "the aughts", a term widely used for its first decade. The American Dialect Society holds a annual poll for word of the year and related subcategories. For 2009, the winner in the "least likely to succeed" category was "Any name of the decade 2000–2009, such as: Noughties, Aughties, Oughties, etc." The option "aught-seven", for whatever reason, has never caught on idiomatically. When the "20 -" is retained, two options are "twenty-oh-seven". During the 2000s decade, it was more common to hear the first pattern than the second. The War on War in Afghanistan began after the September 11 attacks in 2001.2000s (decade) – The World Trade Center in New York City as seen on September 11, 2001. Flight 175 has just flown into the South Tower.
21. Herbie Hancock – Herbert Jeffrey "Herbie" Hancock is an American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader, composer and actor. He was one of the first jazz musicians to embrace synthesizers and music. Hancock's music is often accessible; he has had many songs "cross over" and achieved success among pop audiences. Hancock's best-known compositions include "Cantaloupe Island", the singles "I Thought It Was You" and "Rockit". Hancock was born in Chicago, Illinois, Wayman Edward Hancock, a government meat inspector. His parents named him after actor Herb Jeffries. He attended the Wendell Phillips High School. Like many jazz pianists, Hancock started with a classical education. His talent was recognized early. Through his teens, Hancock never developed his ear and sense of harmony. He was also influenced by records of the Hi-Lo's. He reported that: the time I actually heard the Hi-Lo's, I started picking that stuff out; my ear was happening. I really got that for the Hi-Lo's. Clare Fischer was a major influence on my harmonic concept.... Ravel and Gil Evans, finally.Herbie Hancock – Hancock in December 2013
22. Seal (musician) – Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel, better known by his stage name Seal, is an English singer and songwriter. Seal will be returning to Australia to work as a coach in 2017. As a songwriter, Seal received the British Academy's Ivor Novello Award, in consecutive years for "Killer" and "Crazy". Seal's middle names are in the Yoruba language. Seal was raised by a foster family in Westminster, London. Seal worked various jobs in the London area. In the 1980s, he spent a short singing in local clubs and bars. In 1987 Seal toured with them in Japan. In Thailand Seal joined a blues band before separating from the group and journeying throughout India on his own. Seal returned to England, sleeping on the couch of friend Julian Bunster, then a model. He sometimes asked him "do I sing well?" to which he often received the response that he sang better than most current artists. His break came when he met the Adamski. Seal was given the lyrics of the song "Killer", a huge hit in 1990. He first came to public attention on the Adamski single "Killer" in 1990. The single eventually reached number one in the UK.Seal (musician) – Seal at The Voice Judges, Celebrities Dine At Bondi Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, Sydney, Australia 2012
23. Radiohead – It are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Phil Selway. They have worked since 1994. After signing in 1991, it released their debut single "Creep" in 1992. Radiohead became a worldwide hit after the release of Pablo Honey. Critical standing rose in the United Kingdom with the release of their second album, The Bends. Despite initially dividing listeners, Kid A was later named the best album of the decade by Rolling Stone, the Times. Their subsequent releases have pioneered alternative release platforms such as BitTorrent. It self-released their seventh album, as a download for which customers could set their own price, to critical and chart success. The King of Limbs, an exploration of rhythm, was developed using extensive looping and sampling. A Moon Shaped Pool, prominently featured Jonny Greenwood's orchestral arrangements. It have sold more than million albums worldwide. Their work places critics' lists of the best music of the 1990s and 2000s. In 2009, Rolling Stone readers voted the second-best artist of the 2000s. The members of Radiohead met while attending an independent school for boys in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.Radiohead – Radiohead: Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Phil Selway
24. Stage lighting – Stage lighting is the craft of lighting as it applies to the production of theatre, dance, opera and other performance arts. Different types of stage lighting instruments are used in this discipline. In addition to basic lighting, modern lighting can also include special effects, such as lasers and fog machines. People who work on lighting are commonly referred to as lighting technicians. The personnel needed to install, control the equipment also cross over into these different areas of "stage lighting" applications. The earliest known form of lighting was during the early Grecian theatres. Natural light continued to be utilized when playhouses were built with a circular opening at the top of the theatre. Early Modern English theatres were roofless, allowing natural light to be utilized for lighting the stage. It was developed as theatres and technology became more advanced. At an unknown date, candlelight was introduced which brought more developments across Europe. No advancements were made to English theatres. During this theatrical famine, great developments were being made in theatres on the European mainland. Charles II, who would later become King Charles II brought them back to England when he came to power. New playhouses were built in their large sizes called for more elaborate lighting. English theatres during this time used dipped candles to light sconces.Stage lighting – Classical Spectacular used ordinary stage lighting plus special laser effects
25. Grammy Award – A Grammy Award, or Grammy, is an honor awarded by The Recording Academy to recognize outstanding achievement in the mainly English-language music industry. The annual ceremony features performances by prominent artists, the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. It shares recognition of the industry as that of the other performance awards such as the Emmy Awards, the Tony Awards, the Academy Awards. The first Grammy Awards ceremony was held on May 1959, to honor the musical accomplishments by performers for the year 1958. Following the 2011 ceremony, The Academy overhauled many Grammy Award categories for 2012. The 58th Grammy Awards were held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Grammys had their origin in the Hollywood Walk of Fame project in the 1950s. The music executives decided to rectify this by creating an award given by their industry similar to Oscars the Emmys. This was the beginning of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. They finally settled on using the name of the invention of the gramophone, for the awards, which were first given for the year 1958. The number of awards given fluctuated over the years with categories added and removed, at one time reaching over 100. Each depicting a gilded gramophone, are made and assembled by hand by Billings Artworks in Ridgway, Colorado. Billings developed a alloy named grammium, trademarked. By February 2009, 7,578 Grammy trophies had been awarded. The "General Field" are four awards which are not restricted by genre.Grammy Award – Grammy Awards
26. Grunge – Grunge is a subgenre of alternative rock that emerged during the mid-1980s in the American state of Washington, particularly in Seattle. The success of these bands made grunge the most popular form of rock music at the time. Although most grunge bands had faded from view by the late 1990s, their influence continues to affect modern rock music. Lyrics are typically angst-filled, often addressing themes such as social alienation, apathy, a desire for freedom. A number of factors contributed in prominence. During the mid-late 1990s, many grunge bands became less visible. Pure noise! Pure shit!". "Obviously, I didn't make grunge up. I got it from someone else. The use of pedals by grunge guitarists was a move away from the studio-grade rackmount effects units used in other rock genres. Grunge guitarists played loud, with Kurt Cobain's early sound coming from an unusual set-up of four 800 watt PA system power amplifiers. Guitar feedback effects were used. Grunge guitarists often downtuned their instruments for a heavier sound. In place of the strutting guitar heroes of metal, grunge had "guitar anti-heroes" like Cobain, who showed little interest in mastering the instrument.Grunge – Seattle punk/metal band The U-Men performing in Seattle.
27. R. Kelly – Robert Sylvester Kelly, known professionally as R. Kelly, is an American singer, songwriter, former professional basketball player. A native of Chicago, Illinois, Kelly debuted with the group Public Announcement. In 1993, Kelly went solo with the album 12 Play. In 1998, Kelly won three Grammy Awards for "I Believe I Can Fly". Style has influenced numerous hop contemporary R&B artists. Kelly became the first musician to play professional basketball, when he was signed in 1997. Kelly has written, remixed albums for many artists, including Aaliyah's 1994 debut album Age Ain't Nothing but a Number. In 1996, Kelly was nominated for a Grammy for writing Michael Jackson's song "You Are Not Alone". In March 2011, R. Kelly was named the most successful R&B artist of the last 25 years by Billboard. He has sold over million records worldwide making him the most successful R&B male artist of the 1990s. He has been credited for helping redefine R&B and hip hop, earning the nicknames "King of R&B" and "King of Pop-Soul". Kelly is listed as also the most successful R&B artist in history. Robert Sylvester Kelly was born at Chicago Lying-in Hospital in Chicago. Kelly is the third of four children. Kelly's single mother, Joanne, was a singer.R. Kelly – Kelly at the premier of Chapter 13-22 of Trapped in the Closet in 2007.
28. Mick Jagger – Sir Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger is an English singer, songwriter and actor, best known as the lead singer and a co-founder of the Rolling Stones. Performance, along with Keith Richards' style, have been the trademark of the Rolling Stones throughout the career of the band. Jagger gained press notoriety for his admitted drug use and romantic involvements, was often portrayed as a countercultural figure. In the late 1960s, Jagger began acting in films, to mixed reception. In 1985, he released his first solo album, She's the Boss. In early 2009, Jagger joined the electric supergroup SuperHeavy. In 2003, he was knighted for his services to popular music. Michael Philip Jagger was born into a middle-class family in Dartford, Kent. His father, Basil Fanshawe "Joe" Jagger, grandfather, David Ernest Jagger, were both teachers. Eva Ensley Mary, born in Sydney, Australia, of English descent, was an active member of the Conservative Party. Jagger's younger brother, Chris, is also a musician. The two have performed together. Although brought up to follow his father's career path, Jagger "was always a singer" as he stated in According to the Rolling Stones. "I always sang as a child. I was one of those kids who just liked to sing.Mick Jagger – Mick Jagger in 2014
29. Lou Reed – Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed was an American musician, singer, songwriter. His solo career spanned five decades. Brian Eno famously stated that, while the Velvet Underground's album sold only 30,000 copies, "everyone who bought one of those 30,000 copies started a band". Reed's career began in 1972. This level of mainstream commercial success was not repeated. Reed was known for pioneering and coining the term ostrich guitar tuning. Rolling Stone magazine voted the 19th best of the 1980s. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time included two albums as a solo artist: Transformer and Berlin. Reed grew up in Freeport, Long Island. Reed was Sidney Joseph Reed, an accountant. Although he said that he was Jewish, he added, "My God is rock'n' roll. It’s an obscure power that can change your life. The most important part of my religion is to play guitar." Reed went on to Freeport Junior High School, notorious for its gangs. Reed began experimenting with drugs at the age of 16.Lou Reed – Reed performing in Portland, Oregon, in January 2004
30. Alicia Keys – Alicia Augello Cook, known by her stage name Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, pianist, actress, record producer and philanthropist. Keys released her debut album with J Records, having had previous record deals first with Columbia and then Arista Records. Songs in A Minor, was a commercial success, selling over million copies worldwide. She became the best-selling new artist and best-selling R&B artist of 2001. The album earned five Grammy Awards in 2002, becoming the American singer to win five Grammys in one night. It produced her first Billboard Hot 100 number-one single "Fallin'" which won Song of the Year. The song "My Boo" with Usher, scored a second number-one single in 2004. The album garnered her an additional four Grammy Awards in 2005. Keys released Unplugged, which debuted at number one in the United States. She became the first woman to have an MTV Unplugged album to debut at number one and the highest since Nirvana in 1994. Keys has made guest appearances on several television series, beginning with The Cosby Show and most recently on season 2 of Empire. Keys made her debut in Smokin' Aces and also went on to appear in 2007. Her third album, As I Am, was sold five million copies worldwide, earning Keys an additional three Grammy Awards. It produced the Hot 100 number-one single "No One". Keys appeared in The Secret Life of Bees, which earned a nomination at the NAACP Image Awards.Alicia Keys – Keys at the 2013 ARIA Music Awards in Sydney Australia.
31. The Eminem Show – The Eminem Show is the fourth studio album by American rapper Eminem, released on May 21, 2002 by Aftermath Entertainment, Shady Records, Interscope Records. The Eminem Show includes the commercially successful singles "Without Me", "Superman", "Sing for the Moment". Since its release in 2002 the album has sold 11,600,000 copies in the United States. Production for the album took place between 2002. Eminem had started recording the album around the same time he was filming Mile. Production was used for both the soundtrack of his album. Dr. Dre, in addition to being the album's executive producer, produced three individual tracks: "Business", "Say What You Say", "My Dad's Gone Crazy". He said that he wanted to capture the'70s vibe, which he felt "had this incredible feel", for most of the record. He said that he "tried to get the best of both worlds" on the album. It was provided by an MP3 warez release organization who pirated the album 25 days prior to release. Radio show Opie and Anthony broadcast the entire album on May 2002. Interscope decided to release the album early, on May 28, to combat bootlegging. However, some put the album out as early as Friday. Promotional posters in stores read, "America Couldn't Wait". The Eminem Show was Eminem's first album to include lyrics inside the CD booklet.The Eminem Show – The Eminem Show
32. Muhammad Ali – Muhammad Ali was an American professional boxer and activist. Ali was widely regarded as one of the 20th century. From early in his career, he was known as an inspiring, polarizing figure both inside and outside the ring. Cassius Clay began training as an amateur boxer when he was 12 years old. At age 22 in 1964, Ali won the WBA, WBC and lineal heavyweight titles in an upset. Clay then changed his name from Cassius Clay, which he called his "slave name", to Muhammad Ali. Ali set an example of racial pride for African Americans and resistance during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. Ali was eventually arrested, stripped of his boxing titles. Ali's actions as a conscientious objector to the war made an icon for the larger counterculture generation. He is regarded as one of the leading heavyweight boxers of the 20th century. Ali remains the only lineal heavyweight champion, having won the title in 1964, 1974 and 1978. Between September 19, 1964, he reigned as the undisputed heavyweight champion. Ali is the only boxer to be named The Ring Fighter of the Year six times. Ali was ranked as the greatest athlete of the 20th century by the BBC. ESPN SportsCentury ranked the third greatest athlete of the 20th century.Muhammad Ali – Ali in 1967
33. Big Day Out – The festival was held during summer, typically in January of each year. The Big Day Out expanded to Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth the following year. Auckland were added to the schedule in 1994. As of 2003, it featured seven or eight stages, accommodating popular contemporary rock music, electronic music, local acts. The event also did not return in 2016. In 1993 the scope of the festival was extended to include Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide. West revealed in an interview that he was looking to create "controlled chaos". In 1994 the Big Day Out was held over a three-week period. Following the start of the 21st century, the festival was involved in two major controversies. Firstly, 16-year-old Jessica Michalik was killed after she was crushed at a 2001 Sydney show by the band Limp Bizkit. The festival celebrated its 100th performance in 2010. Lees highlighted the increased needs of Australian bands in his explanation: It does get easier but it's also getting bigger and that makes it more complicated... Even Aussie bands that used to take five or six people on the road are now taking 11. That seems to be the magic number, even for a starting-off band. What they are doing is working to put on the best show they can.Big Day Out – Big Day Out Sydney, 2010
34. Anna Nicole Smith – Anna Nicole Smith was an American model, actress, television personality. Smith first gained popularity in Playboy, winning the title of 1993 Playmate of the Year. She modeled for fashion companies including Guess, H&M, Heatherette, Lane Bryant. Smith dropped out of high school and was married three years later in 1985. Her highly publicized second marriage to J. Howard Marshall resulted in speculation that she married the octogenarian mainly for his money, which she denied. Following Marshall's death, Smith began a lengthy legal battle over a share of his estate. Her case, Marshall v. Marshall, reached the U.S. Supreme Court on a question of federal jurisdiction, again on a question of bankruptcy court authority. Smith died on February 8, 2007, in a Hollywood, Florida, hotel room as a result of an overdose of prescription drugs. She had five half siblings: Donna Hogan, David Tacker Jr. Donnie Hogan, Amy Hogan, Donald Hart. Smith was raised by her mother and aunt. Virgie subsequently married Donald R. Hart in 1971. After Virgie married Donald, Smith changed her name from Vickie Hogan to Nikki Hart. Smith attended Durkee Elementary School and Aldine Senior High School in Houston. When she was in the ninth grade, she was sent to live with her mother's younger sister, Kay Beall, in Mexia. At Mexia High School, Smith failed her freshman year and dropped out of school during her sophomore year.Anna Nicole Smith – Smith on the red carpet at the MTV Australia Video Music Awards 2005 in Luna Park Sydney, Australia
35. Real World Studios – When Peter Gabriel had finished the album So, he decided it was time to move from Ashcombe House to a permanent recording facility. The most important thing about the location for Gabriel was to be close to water. Gabriel, Mike Large looked at several sites - usually old mills - in the Bath area. The studio's Big Room houses an SSL 9000K XL mixing console, with outboard equipment surrounding the room. The Big Room is designed to be one big space without walls - but also houses two isolation booths. Adjoining the Big Room is the Wood Room. This room features a booth, mezzanine floor and movable acoustic screens. In January 2008 work was completed on the Big Room to provide a multi-purpose facility that could also accommodate final mixdowns for television projects. A separate foley recording studio was also created around that work to renovate and upgrade the foley studio was completed in Autumn 2010. The complex also houses a large rehearsal room, a foley studio, surround-sound 7.1 kitchen/dining room and accommodation including a production cottage. Guy Garvey recorded his debut album Courting the Squall at the studios. Real World Studios Real World Records Real World Studios video tour from BBC WiltshireReal World Studios
36. The Jetsons – It was Hanna-Barbera's Space Age counterpart to The Flintstones. It debuted on ABC-TV. In contrast, The Flintstones, while always produced in color, was broadcast in black-and-white for its first two seasons. Following its primetime run, the show aired for decades starting on ABC for the 1963 -- 64 season and then on CBS and NBC. New episodes were produced from 1985 to 1987. No further episodes of the show were produced after 1989 due to the deaths of stars George O'Hanlon and Mel Blanc. The 1990 film Jetsons: The Movie serves as the series finale to the television show. The Jetsons are a family residing in Orbit City. All homes and businesses are raised high above the ground on adjustable columns. Housekeeping is seen to by a robot maid, Rosie, which handles chores not otherwise rendered trivial by the home's numerous push-button Space Age-envisioned conveniences. George Jetson's workweek is typical of his era: two days a week. His boss is the bombastic owner of Spacely Space Sprockets. Spacely has a competitor, Mr. Cogswell, owner of the rival company Cogswell Cogs. Jetson commutes to work in an aerocar that resembles a flying saucer with a transparent top. Daily life is leisurely, assisted by labor-saving devices, which occasionally break down with humorous results.The Jetsons – The Jetsons
37. Calabasas, California – As of the 2010 census, the city's population was 23,058, up from 20,033 at the 2000 census. The city was formally incorporated in 1991. It is noted for its wealthy residents and gated neighborhoods. It is generally accepted that the name of Calabasas is derived from the Spanish calabaza meaning "pumpkin", "squash", or "gourd". Some historians hold the theory that Calabasas is derived from the Chumash word calahoosa, said to mean "where the wild geese fly." Owing to vast presence of wild squash plants in the area, the squash theory is more prevalent among local residents. The following spring, hundreds of pumpkin seeds sprouted alongside the road. The area was named Las Calabasas - the place where the pumpkins fell. The festival has evolved from a small-town fair to a significant annual event. This logo is featured on the Calabasas City flag, flown in front of City Hall and hangs in the City Council Chambers. The city is located in the southwest corner of the San Fernando Valley and comprises a portion of the Santa Monica Mountains. It is 22 miles away from downtown Los Angeles. 12.9 square miles of it is land and 0.1 square miles of it is covered by water. In a part of the city near Calabasas High School and A.C. Stelle Middle School, all of the public streets are named patriotically. These include Declaration Ave. America Way, Liberty Bell Rd. Paul Revere Dr. Founder's Dr. Bon Homme Rd. and others.Calabasas, California – Aerial view of Calabasas, near the intersection of Las Virgenes and U.S. Highway 101
38. Glastonbury Festival – Glastonbury Festival is a five-day festival of contemporary performing arts that takes place near Pilton, Somerset. In addition to contemporary music, the festival hosts dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret, other arts. Leading pop and rock artists have headlined, alongside thousands of others appearing on smaller stages and performance areas. The festival receives coverage. The majority of staff are volunteers, helping the festival to raise millions of pounds for good causes. Regarded as a major event in British culture, the festival is inspired by the ethos of the hippie, counterculture, free festival movements. It retains vestiges of these traditions, such as the Green Fields area, which includes sections known as the Green Futures and Healing Fields. After the 1970s, the festival took place almost every year and grew in size, with the number of attendees sometimes being swollen by gatecrashers. The festival retains vestiges of this tradition such as the Green Fields area, encompassing the Green Futures and Healing Field. Tickets were £1. Billed acts of note were Al Stewart. The 1971 festival featured the first incarnation of the "Pyramid Stage". Performers included David Bowie, Mighty Baby, Traffic, Fairport Convention, Gong, Melanie. It embraced a mediaeval tradition of music, dance, poetry, spontaneous entertainment. The 1971 festival was filmed by Nicolas Roeg and David Puttnam and was released as a film called simply Glastonbury Fayre.Glastonbury Festival
39. Rage Against the Machine – Rage Against the Machine is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California. Rage Against the Machine is well known for political views, which are expressed in many of the band's songs. As of 2010, they had sold over 16 million records worldwide. In 1992, the band released its self-titled album, which became a critical success, leading to a slot in the 1993 Lollapalooza festival. In 2003, the album was ranked number 368 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. The band did not release a record with Evil Empire. The band's third album, The Battle of Los Angeles, followed in 1999, in 2003, the album was ranked number 426 on the same list. During their nine-year run, they became one of the most influential bands in music history, according to music journalist Colin Devenish. They were also ranked No. 33 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. The band had a large influence on the genre which came to prominence during the second half of the 1990s. In 2000, the band released the cover album Renegades. Growing tensions over the direction of the band prompted de la Rocha leading to the band's breakup. Up until 2011, the band continued to perform at more live venues and festivals around the world. In 2016, Morello, Commerford and Wilk formed a new band, Prophets of Rage, with Chuck D and B-Real. Tom soon contacted Brad Wilk, who had unsuccessfully auditioned for Lock Up.Rage Against the Machine – Rage Against the Machine at Vegoose in October 2007. Left to right: Tim Commerford, Zack de la Rocha, Brad Wilk, Tom Morello.
40. Coldplay – Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996 by lead vocalist and keyboardist Chris Martin and lead guitarist Jonny Buckland at University College London. After they formed under the name Pectoralz, Guy Berryman joined the group as bassist and they changed their name to Starfish. Will Champion joined as vocalist, completing the performing line-up. Creative Director Phil Harvey is often referred to as the official fifth member by the band. The Blue Room was their first release on a major label, after signing to Parlophone. They achieved worldwide fame with the release of the single "Yellow" in 2000. This was followed by their debut album Parachutes released the same year, nominated for the Mercury Prize. A Rush of Blood to the Head, won multiple awards, including NME's Album of the Year. Coldplay have sold more than million records worldwide, making one of the world's best-selling music artists. In December 2009, Rolling Stone readers voted the group the fourth-best artist of the 2000s. Coldplay have been an active supporter such as Amnesty International. Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland first met during their orientation week at University College London in September 1996. The pair spent the rest of the year ultimately forming a group called Pectoralz. Guy Berryman, a classmate of Martin and Buckland, later joined the group. By 1997, the group, who had renamed Starfish, performed gigs at small clubs.Coldplay – Coldplay on stage following a 2009 performance during the Viva La Vida tour. From left to right: Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion
41. Rutgers University – Rutgers was chartered as Queen's College on November 1766. It is one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution. For most of its existence, Rutgers was a liberal arts college affiliated with the Dutch Reformed Church. It gained university status with the introduction of graduate education and further expansion. It is one of only two colonial colleges that later became public universities. Rutgers has three campuses located throughout New Jersey: adjacent Piscataway, the Newark campus and the Camden campus. The university has additional facilities elsewhere in New Jersey. Instruction is offered to over 45,000 undergraduate students and more than 20,000 graduate and professional students. Today the private Rutgers Preparatory School, was a part of the college community until 1959. Despite the religious nature of the early college, the first classes were held at a tavern called the Sign of the Red Lion. Due to a lack of funds, Queen's College was closed for two extended periods. Early trustees considered later considered relocating to New York City. The Rev. Ira Condict, laid the cornerstone on April 27, 1809. Shortly after, the New Brunswick Theological Seminary, founded in 1784, shared facilities with Queen's College. During those formative years, all three institutions fit into Old Queens.Rutgers University – Early 19th-century drawing of Old Queen's (1809), the oldest building on the Rutgers University campus in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
42. Rochester Institute of Technology – Rochester Institute of Technology is a private doctoral university within the town of Henrietta in the Rochester, New York metropolitan area. RIT is composed of nine academic colleges, including National Technical Institute for the Deaf. The name of the merged institution at the time was called Rochester Athenæum and Mechanics Institute. In 1944, the university changed its name to Rochester Institute of Technology. Its art department was originally located in the Bevier Memorial Building. Upon completion in 1968, the Institute moved to the new suburban campus, where it resides today. In 1966, RIT was selected by the Federal government to be the site of the newly founded National Technical Institute for the Deaf. NTID admitted its first students in 1968, concurrent with RIT's transition to the Henrietta campus. In 1979, RIT took over a liberal arts college located in New York. Despite making a 5-year commitment to keep Eisenhower open, RIT announced in July 1982 that the college would close immediately. One final year of operation by Eisenhower's academic program took place in the 1982–83 school year on the Henrietta campus. The final Eisenhower graduation took place in May 1983 back in Seneca Falls. In 1996, RIT also became the first college in the U.S to offer a Software Engineering degree at the undergraduate level. The current campus is housed on a 1,300 acres property. The campus comprises million square feet of building space.Rochester Institute of Technology – The RIT campus as seen from the air, looking south, Genesee River on the right (2007).
43. Van Nuys Airport – No major airlines fly into this airport, operated by Los Angeles World Airports. Van Nuys Airport is one in the world. With two parallel runways, Van Nuys Airport handled approximately 260,000 aircraft movements in 2013. Hollywood celebrities, business executives are known to use this airport, which has convenience and anonymity. Many news, tour helicopters from the Los Angeles area are based at Van Nuys Airport. The Los Angeles City Fire Department operates its Air Operations Unit at Van Nuys Airport. The City of Los Angeles also has its hub at the airport, used for staging and maintaining LAPD and LADWP helicopters. One was reported to be the owner of the company which operated the aircraft. On November 2008, a Cessna 310 carrying 2 people experienced landing gear problems. After burning off fuel, it was able to land without incident although its front gear collapsed upon landing. On January 2015, a Lancair aircraft crashed after takeoff just south of the airport at the intersection of Vanowen Street and Hayvenhurst Avenue. An experienced flight instructor and Jet Propulsion Laboratory robotics engineer, was killed. Legend has it that Burbank Airport provided the setting in the film Casablanca. A major part of the fiction classic Silent Running was filmed at the Van Nuys Airport in March 1971. The Domes from the spacecraft that contained the last surviving forests were filmed there.Van Nuys Airport – 2015 photo
44. Sting (musician) – Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE, known professionally as Sting, is an English singer, songwriter, actor. Sting was bassist for the new wave rock band The Police before launching a solo career. Sting has included elements of rock, jazz, worldbeat in his music. In 2000, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for recording. With The Police, Sting became one of the world's best-selling music artists. Solo and with The Police combined, he has sold over 100 million records. In 2006, Paste ranked him 62nd of the 100 best living songwriters. He was 63rd of VH1's 100 greatest artists of rock, 80th of Q magazine's 100 greatest musical stars of 20th century. He grew up near Wallsend's shipyards, which made an impression on him. He helped his father deliver milk and by ten was "obsessed" with an old Spanish guitar left by an emigrating friend of his father. He attended St Cuthbert's Grammar School in Newcastle upon Tyne. He visited nightclubs such as Club A'Gogo to see Cream and Manfred Mann, who influenced his music. After being officer, Sting attended Northern Counties College of Education from 1971 to 1974 and qualified as a teacher. He taught at St Paul's First School in Cramlington for two years. Sting performed jazz in the evening, weekends and during breaks from college and teaching.Sting (musician) – Sting performing at Madison Square Garden, New York on 1 August 2007
45. Hidden Hills, California – Hidden Hills is a city and gated community in Los Angeles County, California. It is located next to the city of Calabasas and is located in the west of San Fernando Valley. It is notable for being home to many actors and celebrities. Hidden Hills is located at 118 ° 39 ′ 39 ″ W. The community was developed by A.E. Hanson, a renowned Southern California landscape architect and planned community developer. His earlier projects included Harold Lloyd Estate'Greenacres.' It is a residential community with a total all area of 1.7 square miles. An elementary school is publicly accessible at one of the three gates to the community. Nearby to the south is the pioneer Leonis Adobe National Historic Landmark, with gardens and a historical Museum. It's across the historic El Camino Real of the Spanish Las Californias and Mexican Alta California eras, now U.S. Route 101. The city was the setting of a short-lived NBC sitcom called Hidden Hills, which aired in 2002–2003. As of the census of 2000, there were 506 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,135.0 inhabitants per square mile. There were 592 housing units at an average density of 358.3 per square mile. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.24% of the population.Hidden Hills, California – Josh Satin
46. Indio, California – Indio is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, located in the Coachella Valley of Southern California's Colorado Desert region. It lies 23 miles east of Palm Springs, 77 miles east of Riverside, 127 miles east of Los Angeles. It is about 98 miles north of Mexicali, Baja California on the U.S.-Mexican border. The word Indio is Spanish for Indian. The population was 76,036 in the 2010 United States Census, up from 49,116 at the 2000 census, an increase of 55%. Construction east out of Los Angeles began in 1873. Trains were operated on May 1876. Moving from Indio, the railroad reached the west bank of the Colorado River opposite Yuma on May 1877. But the rail-head of the T & P was at a standstill far off in Texas, so Southern Pacific continued building eastward. . The City of Indio came about because of the need of a halfway point for the Southern Pacific Railroad between Yuma, Arizona and Los Angeles. The engines needed to be re-filled with water. After the railroad's arrival in 1876, Indio really started to grow. The permanent building was hotel. It was at the center of all social life in the desert with a fancy dining room and hosting dances on Friday nights.Indio, California – Indio during the 1950s: Stan Sniff, a local date grower's booth at the annual National Date Festival and Riverside County Fair, selling dates which is one of the region's most popular crops.