Stereophonics are a Welsh rock band that formed in 1992 in the village of Cwmaman in the Cynon Valley. The band consists of Kelly Jones, Richard Jones, Adam Zindani, Jamie Morrison and touring member Tony Kirkham; the group included Stuart Cable and Javier Weyler on drums. Stereophonics have released ten studio albums, their latest album is. A successful compilation album, Decade in the Sun, was released in November 2008 and charted at number two in the United Kingdom. Described as "classic UK rock delivered with whiskey vocals", the band have been summarised as possessing a sound akin to the genres of alternative rock and "British traditional rock". Stereophonics' debut album, Word Gets Around, was released in August 1997 and charted at number six in the UK, aided by the singles "Local Boy in the Photograph", "More Life in a Tramps Vest" and "A Thousand Trees"; the band reached mainstream success with the release of Performance and Cocktails in 1999 and have achieved a total of ten top-ten singles as well as one number one: "Dakota".
Having sold around 10 million copies worldwide, Stereophonics are one of the most successful Welsh rock acts. Upon their release of Pull the Pin, they achieved five consecutive UK number one albums; the band have been praised for their live performances, which have landed them headlining slots at many of the UK and Ireland's most high-profile music festivals, including Reading and Leeds in 2000, Glastonbury in 2002, V festival in 2002, the Isle of Wight in 2004 and 2009, Oxegen in 2010 and Tramlines Festival in 2018. The band is part of the Cardiff music scene. Kelly Jones and Stuart Cable lived on the same street in the Welsh village of Cwmaman. Jones heard. After some time practising in Jones' dad's garage, Nicholas Geek joined in on guitar. Jones invited Paul Rosser and Chris Davies to play on bass guitar and keyboards, respectively. Cable recalls he was the one who suggested that Jones be the singer, as his dad was a singer back in the sixties who supported Roy Orbison. In 1986 the band recorded a demo under the name "Zephyr".
When Jones went on holiday the band played a gig without him, which resulted in Jones leaving the band and Jones and Cable going their separate ways. Jones and Davies formed their own R&B band called "Silent Runner" while Cable joined a glam-rock band named "King Catwalk" on drums. A few years Cable got sacked from the band and a few weeks after that when on a bus, he waved to Jones, standing at a bus stop and waved back, it was the first contact. Two weeks Jones and Cable started speaking again in the Ivy Bush, they agreed to give the band another go but Cable only wanted to play their own songs, to which Jones agreed. The duo invited Mark Everett to play for them on bass guitar and Jones started writing his own songs. Everett went on holiday for two weeks but Jones and Cable wanted to continue rehearsing, so Jones invited long-time friend Richard Jones to fill in for Everett. Stunned by Richard's appearance and bass playing, Cable convinced Kelly to keep him instead of Everett; the band decided.
Simon Collier was the first guitarist didn't stay in the band. The band tried hiring another Richard Jones and Glenn Hyde. Neither stayed for long. Hyde did however play harmonica on "Rooftop" for the band's 2001 album Just Enough Education to Perform. After Hyde left, the band stuck as a three-piece act. Kelly and Cable began writing and performing music in working men's clubs together in 1992 as a band known as "Tragic Love Company", a name inspired by their favourite bands. After Tragic Love Company supported Smalltown Heroes in the Borderline Club, they met Marshall Bird and Steve Bush who were interested in producing for the band; the band agreed and recorded a demo for "A Thousand Trees". Wayne Coleman organised a series of concerts throughout South Wales, he was sent a demo from the band. Wayne liked it a lot but hated the band name and told them they wouldn't be performing unless they changed it. After Cable read the manufacturer name of a gramophone, "Falcon Stereophonic", he told Kelly and the band agreed to change their name to "the Stereophonics".
In March 1996, the band played a gig at their local Coliseum Theatre, Aberdare with Catatonia and the Pocket Devils. When the band finished their slot, John Brand approached he became their manager. Brand managed to get over 35 record companies in the UK interested in signing the Stereophonics. In May 1996, they signed with V2. Upon signing, they dropped "the" from their name and became "Stereophonics". In August 1997, the band released their first studio album, Word Gets Around, which reached number six in the UK charts, from which five singles were released. Afterwards, the band embarked on a successful world tour. In February 1998, the band received a BRIT Award for Best New Group. In the same week, the band re-released the single "Local Boy in the Photograph", which in turn reached number fourteen in the UK Singles Chart; the band's debut album, Word Gets Around went gold in the UK. In November 1998, "The Bartender and the Thief" wa
JLS were an English pop/R&B group, which consisted of members Aston Merrygold, Oritsé Williams, Marvin Humes, JB Gill formed by Williams. They signed to Tracklacers production company New Track City and went on to become runners-up of the fifth series of the ITV reality talent show The X Factor in 2008, coming second to Alexandra Burke. Following their appearance on The X Factor, JLS signed to Epic Records, their first two singles "Beat Again" and "Everybody in Love" both went to number one on the UK Singles Chart. The band's self-titled debut album was released on 9 November 2009, has since sold over 1 million copies in the UK. JLS won the awards for British Single at the 2010 BRIT Awards, they won several awards at the MOBO Awards for Best song for "Beat Again" in 2009 and Best Newcomer in the same year. In 2010 they won the MOBO Awards for Best Album, they went on to win their fifth MOBO in 2012 by winning Best Video for "Do You Feel What I Feel?". They won the title of the UK's hardest-working band for two consecutive years, in 2011 and 2012.
In 2010, JLS signed a record deal with the US record label Jive Records, released "Everybody in Love" as their debut US single, but it failed to chart. "The Club Is Alive", the lead single from their second studio album, was released in the UK in July 2010, earned the band their third number-one on the UK Singles Chart. Their single "Love You More", was the official single for Children in Need in 2010, gave the group their fourth number-one single in the UK, their single. As of 2012, their debut album and single has been named one of The X Factor's top ten biggest-selling debut singles and albums; as of 2013, they are the 16th-richest reality TV stars in the UK, with an estimated fortune of £6 million per member, thus giving the band a financial worth of £24 million. According to the British Phonographic Industry, JLS has been certified for 2.3 million albums and 2.8 million singles in the UK. and more than 10 million records worldwide. The group split up in 2013. Oritsé Jolomi Matthew Soloman Williams attended St Edwards School in West London, where he was known as Music Boy.
He has one sister. When he was 12, his mother was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, he had to care for his brothers and sister whilst attending clubs. He attended the British International School in Nigeria. Here he befriended English/Nigerian singer L Marshall and won his first talent show performing alongside L in his final year, he attended Larmenier Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School and Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School. Williams dreamed of being a solo artist from a young age, he was recruited for many boy bands but believed that a good boy band had to have a good bond between the members. He decided to put together his own boy band, UFO, who changed their name to JLS, he wrote the song "Wow Oh Wow" for Jedward. On 28 September 2013, Williams won the first series of the ITV dancing show Stepping Out, hosted by Davina McCall, he allegedly raped a 20-year-old waitress with his friend, Jamien Nagadhana, was arrested in December 2016. Marvin Richard James Humes is the oldest member of the band.
Humes was a member of another band called VS, created by Blue member Simon Webbe, but they split shortly after releasing an album. After meeting future fellow band member Aston Merrygold, Humes joined UFO. Humes appeared in Holby City on the BBC for three years from 2000 to 2003, playing Robbie Waring for 14 episodes. At the age of 14 he starred in a children's programme called K-Club, which helped people with computers and how they work. Humes has been in a public relationship with Rochelle Wiseman since March 2010, they got married on 27 July 2012 at Blenheim Palace. It was announced on Twitter on 22 November 2012 that they were expecting their first child and, on 20 May 2013, Rochelle gave birth to their daughter Alaia-Mai*, he is now hosting The Voice with Emma Willis. Jonathan Benjamin "JB" Gill is the son of Cynthia and Keith Gill, has one brother called Neequaye. Gill spent the first five years of his life living in Antigua, discovering his musical talent at a early age. After completing his exams at university, he decided to audition for The X Factor in 2008.
It was at this point that he came into contact with the other members of JLS. Gill grew up in Croydon and began making music at the age of seven when he played the recorder, piano and guitar. At the age of nine, he went on to perform at the local church. Gill began studying at The Centre for Young Musicians. After leaving the CYM, Gill stayed involved with the school music scene, he was involved with the choir at school. He continued this until he was 15 but had to give it up due to the pressures from the school to concentrate on his rugby career. Gill decided that he wanted to sing rather than play rugby and melon took up vocal coaching during a year out before attending university. During this period, Gill was contacted by Oritse to try out for the band because of his musical ear and attention to harmonies, he studied theology at King's College London, staying in halls in Russell Square, before dropping out to pursue a music career. In December 2012, he won the Christmas Special edition of the BBC program Strictly Come Danci
Leonard Norman Cohen was a Canadian singer-songwriter and novelist. His work explored religion, isolation and romantic relationships. Cohen was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he was invested as a Companion of the Order of the nation's highest civilian honour. In 2011, Cohen received one of the Prince of Asturias Awards for literature and the ninth Glenn Gould Prize. Cohen pursued a career as a novelist during the 1950s and early 1960s, his first album, Songs of Leonard Cohen, was followed by three more albums of folk music: Songs from a Room, Songs of Love and Hate and New Skin for the Old Ceremony. His 1977 record Death of a Ladies' Man was co-written and produced by Phil Spector, a move away from Cohen's previous minimalist sound. In 1979, Cohen returned with the more traditional Recent Songs, which blended his acoustic style with jazz and Oriental and Mediterranean influences. Cohen's most famous song, "Hallelujah" was first released on his studio album Various Positions in 1984.
I'm Your Man in 1988 marked Cohen's turn to synthesized productions and remains his most popular album. In 1992, Cohen released its follow-up, The Future, which had dark lyrics and references to political and social unrest. Cohen returned to music in 2001 with the release of Ten New Songs, a major hit in Canada and Europe, his 11th album, Dear Heather, followed in 2004. Following a successful string of tours between 2008 and 2013, Cohen released three albums in the final four years of his life: Old Ideas, Popular Problems and You Want It Darker, the last of, released three weeks before his death. Cohen was born on September 21, 1934, into a middle-class Canadian Jewish family residing in Westmount, Quebec, an English-speaking suburb of Montreal, his mother, Marsha Klonitsky, was the daughter of a Talmudic writer, Rabbi Solomon Klonitsky-Kline, emigrated to Montreal in 1927 from Lithuania. His paternal grandfather, whose family had moved from Poland to Canada, was Lyon Cohen, the founding president of the Canadian Jewish Congress.
His father, Nathan Bernard Cohen, owned a substantial clothing store. The family observed Orthodox Judaism, belonged to Congregation Shaar Hashomayim, to which Cohen retained connections all his life. On the topic of being a Kohen, Cohen told Richard Goldstein in 1967, "I had a Messianic childhood. I was told I was a descendant of Aaron, the high priest."Cohen attended Roslyn Elementary School, completed grades seven through nine at Herzliah High School, where his literary mentor Irving Layton taught transferred in 1948 to Westmount High School, where he studied music and poetry. He became interested in the poetry of Federico García Lorca. Cohen involved himself beyond Westmount's curriculum, in photography, on the yearbook staff, as a cheerleader, in campus clubs, when "heavily involved in the school's theater program", he served in the position of president of the Students' Council. During that time, Cohen taught himself to play the acoustic guitar, formed a country–folk group that he called the Buckskin Boys.
After a young Spanish guitar player taught him "a few chords and some flamenco", Cohen switched to a classical guitar. He has attributed his love of music to his mother, who, he said, had a lovely voice: She was Russian and sang songs around the house, and I know that those changes, those melodies, touched me much. She would sing with us. Cohen frequented Saint Laurent Boulevard for fun, ate at such places as the Main Deli Steak House. According to journalist David Sax and one of his cousins would go to the Main Deli to "watch the gangsters and wrestlers dance around the night." Cohen enjoyed the raucous bars of Old Montreal as well as Saint Joseph's Oratory, which had the restaurant nearest to Westmount for him and his friend Mort Rosengarten to share a coffee and a smoke. When Cohen left Westmount, he purchased a place on Saint-Laurent Boulevard, in the working-class neighbourhood of Montreal's Little Portugal, he would read his poetry at assorted nearby clubs. In that period and that place, Cohen wrote the lyrics to some of his most famous songs.
In 1951 Cohen enrolled at McGill University, where he became president of the McGill Debating Union and won the Chester MacNaghten Literary Competition for the poems "Sparrows" and "Thoughts of a Landsman". Cohen published his first poems in March 1954 in the magazine CIV/n; the issue included poems by Cohen's poet–professors, Irving Layton and Louis Dudek. Cohen graduated from McGill the following year with a B. A. degree. His literary influences during this time included William Butler Yeats, Irving Layton, Walt Whitman, Federico García Lorca, Henry Miller, his first published book of poetry, Let Us Compare Mythologies, was published by Dudek as the first book in the McGill Poetry Series the year after Cohen's graduation. The book contained poems written when Cohen was between the ages of 15 and 20, Cohen dedicated the book to his late father; the well-known Canadian literary critic Northrop Frye wrote a review of the book in which he gave Cohen "restrained praise". After completing his undergraduate degree, Cohen spent a term in the McGill Faculty of
Leeds Bradford Airport
Leeds Bradford Airport is located at Yeadon, in the City of Leeds Metropolitan District in West Yorkshire, about 7 miles northwest of Leeds city centre itself, about 9 miles from Bradford city centre. It was opened in October 1931 as Yeadon Aerodrome, is still referred to as Yeadon Airport by locals, it serves the cities of Leeds and Bradford, as well as the wider Yorkshire region including the cities of York and Wakefield, the District of Harrogate, is the largest airport within Yorkshire. The airport was in public ownership until May 2007, when it was sold for £145.5 million to Bridgepoint Capital. Leeds Bradford has a CAA Public Use Aerodrome Licence that allows flights for the public transport of passengers and for flight training; the Airport operates to many European destinations. The airport is the highest in England at an elevation of 681 ft. By the number of passengers handled in 2016, Leeds Bradford was the 15th busiest airport in the UK, it is a base for Eastern Jet2.com and Ryanair.
The airport was opened as the "Leeds and Bradford Municipal Aerodrome" on 17 October 1931 and was operated by the Yorkshire Aeroplane Club on behalf of Leeds and Bradford Corporations. In 1935 the aerodrome was expanded by 35 acres and scheduled flights began on 8 April 1935 with a service by North Eastern Airways from London to Newcastle upon Tyne; the service was soon extended to Edinburgh. In June 1935 Blackpool and West Coast Air Services started a service to the Isle of Man. By 1936 the London/Yeadon/Newcastle/Edinburgh service was flying three times a week and stopped at Doncaster and carried on to Aberdeen. Seasonal flights between Yeadon and Liverpool commenced. Work began on a terminal building, but progress was halted after only one section had been completed. Civil aviation at Yeadon was halted with the outbreak of the Second World War. Avro built a new shadow factory, just to the north of the aerodrome. Around 5,515 aircraft were produced and delivered from Yeadon of the following main types: Anson, Bristol Blenheim, Lancaster bomber and the Lincoln.
The Avro factory was camouflaged and had dummy cows placed on top of the factory so that from the air it would look just like fields with cattle. The original hangers remain to this day. Significant improvements were made to the aerodrome. Civil flights recommenced at the airport in 1947, after Geoff Rennard fought for Leeds and Bradford to have an aerodrome, gained permission for an Aero Club, he was appointed Airport Manager and stayed at the post for 5 years. Subsequently, Yeadon Aviation Ltd was formed in 1953 to run the Aero Club. Two years in 1955 flights to Belfast, Ostend, the Isle of Wight and Düsseldorf were added to Yeadon's destination list. Scheduled flights to London began in 1960, Dublin was added shortly after. A new runway was opened in 1965, in that year the terminal building was destroyed by a fire, with a replacement terminal opened by 1968. By the mid 1970s the package holiday had become popular in the UK and in 1976 the first holiday charter flight to the Iberian Peninsula departed Leeds Bradford.
In 1978, it was decided that, with runway extensions, the airport could be upgraded to regional airport status. Work began in 1982, was completed in November 1984; this included a significant extension to the main runway, including the construction of a tunnel to take the A658 Bradford to Harrogate road beneath the runway. The airport underwent significant extensions and redevelopments to the Terminal building, the first phase of, opened on 18 July 1985. On 4 November 1984, the day the runway extension was opened, Wardair commenced transatlantic flights from Leeds Bradford to Toronto, using Boeing 747s, though these flights were discontinued in 1989 when Wardair ceased operations. However, Worldways Canada, Odyssey International, Air Transat and Caledonian all operated the route well into the 1990s using a mixture of Lockheed Tristar and Boeing 757 200 equipment. On 2 August 1986, an Air France Concorde charter flight from Paris landed at Leeds Bradford for the first time, an estimated 70,000 people were there to see it.
Occasional Concorde charter flights, all of which used British Airways aircraft, continued until June 2000, just one month before the Concorde disaster in Paris. The airport had restricted operating hours, this deterred many charter airlines, whose cheap fares depended on'round-the-clock' use of their aircraft. In 1994, these restrictions were removed and flights could use the airport 24 hours a day, so more airlines were attracted to Leeds Bradford. Work on the airport terminal has been ongoing since 1996, the result of this has been significant growth in terminal size and passenger facilities. In 2007 nearly 2.9 million passengers passed through the airport, an 88% increase in just seven years and more than twice as many compared with 1997. Much of the growth in passenger numbers since 2003 has been due to the introduction of scheduled flights by the based low-cost airline Jet2.com. Between 2000 and 2013, the airport was home to the West/South air platform of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, it moved to Nostell in November 2013.
The original runway was closed on 6 October 2005, to be redeveloped as a taxiway and to provide additional apron space. In N
Status Quo (band)
Status Quo are an English rock band who play boogie rock. The group originated in The Spectres, founded by Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster in 1962, while still schoolboys. After a number of lineup changes, which included the introduction of Rick Parfitt in 1967, the band became The Status Quo in 1967 and Status Quo in 1969, they have had over 60 chart hits in the UK, more than any other rock band, including "Pictures of Matchstick Men" in 1968, "Whatever You Want" in 1979 and "In the Army Now" in 1986 and 2010. Twenty-two of these reached the Top 10 in the UK Singles Chart. In July 1985 the band opened Live Aid at Wembley Stadium with "Rockin' All Over the World". In 1991, Status Quo received a Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. Status Quo starred in their first feature film, Bula Quo!, released to cinemas in July 2013. The film coincided with the release of the soundtrack album Bula Quo!, which peaked at number 10 in the UK Albums Chart. The first single from the album, "Bula Bula Quo" was released in June 2013, is Status Quo's one hundredth single release.
Status Quo was formed in 1962 under the name "the Spectres" by Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster at Sedgehill Comprehensive School, along with classmates Jess Jaworski and Alan Key. Rossi and Lancaster played their first gig at the Samuel Jones Sports Club in London. In 1963, Key was replaced by John Coghlan and the band changed name to "The Spectres". In 1965, when Rossi and Jaworski had reached the end of their school education, Jaworski opted to leave the band, was replaced by Roy Lynes, they began writing their own material and that year met Rick Parfitt, playing with a cabaret band called The Highlights. By the end of 1965, Rossi and Parfitt, who had become close friends after meeting at Butlins, made a commitment to continue working together. On 18 July 1966, The Spectres signed a five-year deal with Piccadilly Records, releasing two singles that year, "I" and "Hurdy Gurdy Man", one the next year called " Nothin' Yet". All three singles failed to make an impact on the charts. By 1967, the group had discovered psychedelia and named themselves Traffic, but were soon forced to change it to "Traffic Jam" to avoid confusion with Steve Winwood's Traffic, following an argument over who had registered the name first.
The band secured an appearance on BBC Radio's Saturday Club, but in June their next single, "Almost But Not Quite There", underperformed. The following month saw Parfitt, at the request of manager Pat Barlow, joining the band as rhythm guitarist and vocalist. Shortly after Parfitt's recruitment, in August 1967, the band became The Status Quo. In January 1968 the group released the psychedelic-flavoured "Pictures of Matchstick Men". Rick Parfitt was invited to join the band just as the song hit the UK Singles Chart, reaching number seven. Although Status Quo's albums have been released in the United States throughout their career, they never achieved the same level of success as they have in their home country. Though the follow-up was the unsuccessful single, "Black Veils of Melancholy", they had a hit again the same year with a pop song penned by Marty Wilde and Ronnie Scott, "Ice in the Sun", which climbed to number eight. After the breakthrough, the band management hired Bob Young as a tour manager.
Over the years Young became one of the most important songwriting partners for Status Quo, in addition to playing harmonica with them on stage and on record. After their second album Spare Parts failed commercially, the band abandoned psychedelia and Carnaby Street fashions in favour of a hard rock/boogie sound, faded denims and T-shirts, an image, to become their trademark throughout the 1970s. Lynes left the band in 1970 and was replaced in the studio by guests including keyboard player Jimmy Horowitz and Tom Parker. By 1976, ex-The Herd, Judas Jump and Peter Frampton Band member Andy Bown was brought in to cover keyboards although as he was contracted as a solo artist with EMI he was not credited as an official member of Status Quo until 1982. After two poor-selling albums, Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon and Dog of Two Head in 1970 and 1971, their major breakthrough came when they signed with the heavy rock and progressive label Vertigo, their first album for Vertigo, was released in 1972 and heralded an heavier, self-produced sound.
This album was the stylistic template for each album they released up until Blue for You in 1976. Quo's more popular songs from this era include "Paper Plane", "Caroline", "Break The Rules", "Down Down", "Rain", "Mystery Song", "Rockin' All Over the World" and "Whatever You Want". "Down Down" topped the UK Singles Chart in January 1975. In 1976, they signed a pioneering sponsorship deal with Levi's. Quo have now sold 118 million records worldwide. From 1977 onwards, the band's sound became more polished; these included Pip Williams, Roger Glover, John Eden. Glover was the first outside producer to work with Quo since Pye's John Schroeder in the early 1970s, produced "Wild Side of Life" and its B-side "All Through The Night" in 1976. 1977's Rockin' All Over the World's title track, a minor hit for its writer John Fogerty
Jeffrey Allen Ament is an American musician and songwriter who serves as the bassist for the American rock band Pearl Jam. Along with Stone Gossard, Mike McCready, Eddie Vedder, he is one of the band's founding members, is known for his work prior to Pearl Jam with the 1980s Seattle-based grunge rock bands Green River and Mother Love Bone, is notable for his work with the fretless bass, upright bass, twelve-string bass guitar. Ament is a member of the bands Temple of the Dog, Tres Mts. Three Fish and RNDM. In 2008, Ament released Tone. A second solo album, While My Heart Beats, followed in 2012. In 2018, he released Heaven/Hell. Ament was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Pearl Jam on April 7, 2017; the first of five children, Ament was born in Havre, Montana to George and Penny Ament and grew up in the town of Big Sandy, Montana, a town with a population of less than 700. Ament's father George was mayor of Big Sandy for fifteen years, as well as a barber and a school bus driver.
Ament described his family growing up as "pretty poor" and "hard-core Catholic."He began playing the bass guitar as a teenager playing along with Ramones, The Clash, The Police records. Ament participated in basketball and track at Big Sandy High School, from which he graduated in 1981, he went on to college at the University of Montana in Missoula, where he studied art and played basketball. Ament quit college in the middle of his second year after the university told him they were no longer going to continue its graphic design program. Ament relocated to Seattle, Washington in 1983 with his band Deranged Diction. While in Seattle, Ament got a job working at a coffee shop in Belltown. Ament became acquainted with fellow Seattle musicians Mark Arm and Steve Turner, he was asked to join their new band Green River in 1984; the band included drummer Alex Vincent, with guitarist Stone Gossard being added to the line-up. By the time the band finished the recording of its debut EP, Come on Down, Turner decided to leave the group, citing his distaste with Ament and Gossard's heavy metal leanings.
He was replaced by Bruce Fairweather. The band released the EP Come on Down in 1985 and followed it up with Dry As a Bone in 1987, the first release on Sub Pop records; the band's only full-length studio album, Rehab Doll, was released in 1988. In-fighting lead to the group's break-up during the recording of Rehab Doll. A stylistic division had developed between Ament and Gossard on one side, Arm on the other. Ament and Gossard wanted to pursue a major-label deal, while Arm wanted to remain independent, viewing the duo as being too careerist. Regarding the accusation, Ament said that during his time with the band he had to work at a restaurant in order to pay his rent, while the other members were supported by their parents, he said, "Did I want to play music and have my rent paid for? Hell yeah." The band achieved a considerable local reputation in Seattle and had a significant influence on the genre known as grunge, with Green River being described as "arguably the first grunge band." Following Green River's dissolution, Ament established Mother Love Bone in 1988 along with former Green River members Gossard and Fairweather, former Malfunkshun frontman Andrew Wood, former Ten Minute Warning and Skin Yard drummer Greg Gilmore.
The band worked on recording and performing locally and by late 1988 had become one of Seattle's more promising bands. In early 1989 the band signed to PolyGram subsidiary Mercury Records. In March of that year the group issued its debut EP, Shine. In late 1989 the group returned to the studio to record Apple, it was planned for a March 1990 release. Only days before the release of Apple, frontman Wood, who had a long history with drug problems, overdosed on heroin. After spending a few days in the hospital in a coma, Wood died bringing Mother Love Bone to an end. Apple was released that year. Following Wood's death and Gossard parted company. Ament spent time in the band War Babies, but he got back together with Gossard and a childhood friend of Gossard's named Mike McCready; the trio were attempting to form their own band when they were invited to be part of the Temple of the Dog project founded by Soundgarden's Chris Cornell as a musical tribute to Andrew Wood. Cornell had been Wood's roommate.
Ament described the collaboration as "a good thing at the time" for him and Gossard that put them into a "band situation where we could play and make music." The band's lineup was completed by the addition of Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron. The band started rehearsing songs that Cornell had written on tour prior to Wood's death, as well as re-working some existing material from demos written by Gossard and Ament; this project featured vocalist Eddie Vedder, who had arrived in Seattle to audition to be the singer for Ament and Gossard's next band, which became Pearl Jam. Vedder sang a duet with Cornell on the song "Hunger Strike" and provided background vocals on several other songs; the band decided that it had enough material for an entire album and, in April 1991, Temple of the Dog was released through A&M Records. Pearl Jam was formed in 1990 by Ament, McCready, who recruited Vedder and drummer Dave Krusen; the band took the name Mookie Blaylock, but was forced to change it when the band signed to Epic Records in 1991.
After the recording sessions for Ten were completed, Krusen left Pearl Jam in May 1991. Krusen was replaced by Matt Chamberlain, who had played with Edie Brickell & New Bohemians. Afte
The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971. The founding members were Don Henley, Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner. With five number-one singles, six Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards, six number-one albums, the Eagles were one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s. At the end of the 20th century, two of their albums, Their Greatest Hits and Hotel California, were ranked among the 20 best-selling albums in the United States according to the Recording Industry Association of America. By 2006, both albums were among the top three best-selling albums in the United States. Hotel California is ranked 37th in Rolling Stone's list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" and the band was ranked number 75 on the magazine's 2004 list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time; the Eagles are one of the best-selling bands, having sold more than 100 million albums worldwide.—120 million in the U. S. alone. Their Greatest Hits is the number one selling album in the US with more than 38 million album units in sales and streams and Hotel California is the third best selling album with more than 26 million album units in sales and streams.
Their Greatest Hits was the best selling album of the 20th century in the U. S, they are the fifth-highest-selling music act and the highest-selling American band in U. S. history. The band released their debut album, Eagles, in 1972, which spawned three top 40 singles: "Take It Easy", "Witchy Woman", "Peaceful Easy Feeling", their next album, was less successful than the first, only reaching number 41 on the charts. However, the album does contain what would go on to be two of the band's most popular tracks: "Desperado" and "Tequila Sunrise"; the band released On the Border in 1974, adding guitarist Don Felder as the fifth member midway through the recording of the album. The album generated two top 40 singles: "Already Gone" and their first number one, "Best of My Love", their 1975 album One of These Nights included three top 10 singles: "One of These Nights", "Lyin' Eyes", "Take It to the Limit", the first hitting the top of the charts. Guitarist and vocalist Joe Walsh joined the band in 1975 replacing Leadon.
The Eagles continued that success and hit their commercial peak in late 1976 with the release of Hotel California, which would go on to sell more than 26 million copies in the U. S. alone and more than 42 million copies worldwide. The album yielded two number-one singles, "New Kid in Town" and "Hotel California". Meisner left the band in 1977 and was replaced by Timothy B. Schmit, they released their last studio album for nearly 28 years in 1979 with The Long Run, which spawned three top 10 singles: "Heartache Tonight", "The Long Run", "I Can't Tell You Why", the lead single being another chart-topping hit. The Eagles disbanded in July 1980 but reunited in 1994 for the album Hell Freezes Over, a mix of live and new studio tracks, they toured and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. In 2007, the Eagles released Long Road Out of Eden, their first full studio album in 28 years and their sixth number-one album; the next year they launched the Long Road Out of Eden Tour in support of the album.
In 2013, they began the extended History of the Eagles Tour in conjunction with the band's documentary release, History of the Eagles. Following Frey's death in January 2016, Henley stated in several interviews that he did not think the band would perform again. However, the Eagles continued performing in 2017, with Deacon Frey and Vince Gill sharing lead vocals for Frey's numbers; the Eagles began in early 1971, when Linda Ronstadt and her then-manager John Boylan recruited local musicians Glenn Frey and Don Henley for her band. Henley had moved to Los Angeles from Texas with his band Shiloh to record an album produced by Kenny Rogers, Frey had come from Michigan and formed Longbranch Pennywhistle. Randy Meisner, working with Ricky Nelson's backing band, the Stone Canyon Band, Bernie Leadon, a veteran of the Flying Burrito Brothers later joined Ronstadt's group of performers for her summer tour promoting the Silk Purse album. While on the tour and Henley decided to form a band together and informed Ronstadt of their intention.
Frey credited Ronstadt with suggesting Leadon for the band, arranging for Leadon to play for her so Frey and Henley could approach him about forming a band together. They pitched the idea to Meisner and brought him on board; these four played live together behind Ronstadt only once for a July concert at Disneyland, but all four appeared on her eponymous album. It was proposed that J. D. Souther should join the band, but Meisner objected; the four were signed in September 1971 to Asylum Records, the new label started by David Geffen, introduced to Frey by Jackson Browne. Geffen bought out Frey's and Henley's contracts with Amos Records, sent the four to Aspen, Colorado to develop as a band. Having not settled on a band name yet, they performed their first show in October 1971 under the name of Teen King and the Emergencies at a club called The Gallery in Aspen; the idea of naming the band "Eagles" came during a peyote and tequila-influenced group outing in the Mojave Desert. Accounts of the origin of the name however vary.
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