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Guns N' Roses

Guns N' Roses abbreviated as GNR, is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles, formed in 1985. When they signed to Geffen Records in 1986, the band comprised vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Steven Adler; the current lineup consists of Rose, Slash, McKagan, keyboardist Dizzy Reed, guitarist Richard Fortus, drummer Frank Ferrer and keyboardist Melissa Reese. Guns N' Roses' debut album, Appetite for Destruction, reached number one on the Billboard 200 a year after its release, on the strength of the Top 10 singles "Welcome to the Jungle", "Paradise City", "Sweet Child o' Mine", the band's only single to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100; the album has sold 30 million copies worldwide, including 18 million units in the United States, making it the country's bestselling debut album and eleventh-bestselling album. Their next studio album, G N' R Lies, reached number two on the Billboard 200, sold ten million copies worldwide, included the Top 5 hit "Patience".

Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II, recorded and released in 1991, debuted at number two and number one on the Billboard 200 and have sold a combined 35 million copies worldwide, including 14 million units in the United States. The Illusion albums included the lead single "You Could Be Mine", covers of "Live and Let Die" and "Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door", a trilogy of ballads, which featured notably high-budget music videos; the Illusion records were supported by the extensive Use Your Illusion Tour, a world tour that lasted from 1991-1993. "The Spaghetti Incident?", an album of covers, was the band's last studio album to feature Slash and McKagan before their initial departure. Work on a follow up album stalled due to creative differences between band members. After a decade of work and several lineup changes, Guns N' Roses's long-awaited sixth studio album Chinese Democracy, was released. At an estimated $14 million in production costs, it is the most expensive rock album in history.

It debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, but undersold industry expectations despite positive critical reception. Slash and McKagan rejoined the band in 2016 for the Not in This Lifetime... Tour, which became the third-highest-grossing concert tour on record, grossing over $584 million by its conclusion in 2019. In their early years, the band's hedonism and rebelliousness drew comparisons to the early Rolling Stones and earned them the nickname "the most dangerous band in the world." The band's classic lineup, along with members Reed and drummer Matt Sorum, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, its first year of eligibility. Guns N' Roses have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, including 45 million in the United States, making them the 41st-bestselling artist in history. In 1984, Hollywood Rose member Izzy Stradlin was living with L. A. Guns member Tracii Guns; when L. A. Guns needed a new vocalist, Stradlin suggested Hollywood Rose singer Axl Rose. Months Guns N' Roses was formed in March 1985 by Rose, rhythm guitarist Stradlin, along with L.

A. Guns founders lead drummer Rob Gardner and bassist Ole Beich. Guns recalled the formation of the band in a 2019 interview, stating: "Axl got into an argument with our manager and our manager fired Axl but we all lived together so it was all weird. So, that same night he got fired we started Guns N’ Roses and I called Izzy the next day and said'Hey, we are gonna start this new band called Guns N’ Roses, do you want in?” It was as simple as that, no paint or cocaine involved." The band coined its name by combining the names of both previous groups. Rejected names for the band included "Heads of Amazon" and "AIDS", their first show, promoted as "L. A. Guns and Hollywood Rose presents Guns N Roses", was on March 26, 1985. After this show, Beich was replaced by Duff McKagan. Around this time, the band planned to release an EP with "Don't Cry", a cover of "Heartbreak Hotel", "Think About You" and "Anything Goes". However, plans for the release fell through, as Guns left the band after an argument with Rose leading to his replacement by Rose and Stradlin's one-time Hollywood Rose bandmate, Slash.

Gardner was replaced by another former Hollywood Rose member, Steven Adler. Slash had previously played with McKagan and Adler in Road Crew; the band's "classic" lineup was finalized on June 4, 1985 when Adler and Slash joined. After two days of rehearsals, the band played their first show with the lineup on June 6, 1985. Two days the band embarked on a short, disorganized tour of the West Coast, from Sacramento, California, to McKagan's hometown of Seattle, Washington; the band drove in a separate van and had to abandon their gear when both vans broke down on the way to Seattle, forcing them to hitch-hike up the coast and back home to LA with only their guitars. The so-called "Hell Tour" settled the band's first stable lineup, with McKagan commenting, "This trip had set a new benchmark for what we were capable of, what we could and would put ourselves through to achieve our goals as a band."Through the band's increasing presence on the Hollywood club scene – playing famed bars such as The Troubadour and The Roxy – Guns N' Roses drew the attention of major record labels.

The group signed with Geffen Records in March 1986. They had t

Henry Joy McCracken

Henry Joy McCracken was an Irish Republican and industrialist from Belfast, Ireland. He was a founding member of the Society of the United Irishmen. Henry Joy McCracken was born in High street, Belfast into two of the city's most prominent Presbyterian industrial families, he was the son of a shipowner, Captain John McCracken and Ann Joy, daughter of Francis Joy, of French Huguenot descent. The Joy family founded the Belfast News Letter. Henry was the older brother of political activist and social reformer Mary Ann McCracken, with whom he shared an interest in Irish traditional culture. In 1792, he helped organise the Belfast Harp Festival which gathered aged harpists from around Ireland, helped preserve the Irish airs by having them transcribed by Edward Bunting. Bunting, who lodged in the McCracken's Rosemary Lane home, was a classically trained musician. McCracken became interested in republican politics from an early age and along with other Protestants formed the Society of the United Irishmen in 1795 which made him a target of the authorities.

He travelled throughout the country using his business as a cover for organising other United Irish societies, but was arrested in October 1796 and lodged in Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin. While imprisoned with other leaders of the United Irishmen, McCracken fell ill and was released on bail in December 1797. Following the outbreak of the United Irishmen-led Rebellion in Leinster in May 1798, the Antrim organisation met on 3 June to decide on their response; the meeting ended inconclusively with a vote to wait for French aid being passed by a narrow margin. A new meeting of delegates was held in Templepatrick on 5 June where McCracken was elected general for Antrim and he began planning military operations. McCracken formulated a plan for all small towns in Antrim to be seized after which rebels would converge upon Antrim town on 7 June where the county's magistrates were to hold a crisis meeting. Although the plan met initial success and McCracken led the rebels in the attack on Antrim, the Catholic Defenders group whom McCracken expected assistance from were conspicuous by their absence.

The Irish Presbyterian rebels led by McCracken were defeated by the English forces and his army melted away. Although McCracken escaped with James Hope, James Orr, James Dickey and was supported in his month long period of hiding by his sister Mary Ann, a chance encounter with men who recognized him from his cotton business led to his arrest, he was offered clemency if he testified against other United Irishmen leaders, McCracken refused to turn on his compatriots. He was court-martialled and hanged at Corn Market, Belfast, on land his grandfather had donated to the city, on 17 July 1798, aged 30. According to historian Guy Beiner, his corpse was spared the indignity of decapitation in order not to provoke renewed agitation, he was buried in the Parish Church of St George in Belfast, but a few years the grave was demolished. McCracken's remains are believed to have been reinterred by Francis Joseph Bigger in 1909 at Clifton Street Cemetery, alongside his sister Mary Ann, his illegitimate daughter Maria, was raised by her aunt Mary Ann McCracken.

List of people on stamps of Ireland Protestant Irish nationalists The Grehan Sisters Song on Henry Joy. Hamilton, Thomas. "McCracken, Henry Joy". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography. 35. London: Smith, Elder & Co

Jack Dodson

John Smeaton "Jack" Dodson was an American television actor best remembered for the milquetoast character Howard Sprague on The Andy Griffith Show and its spin-off Mayberry R. F. D. From 1959 until his death in 1994, Dodson was married to television art director Mary Dodson. In 1966, Andy Griffith hired Dodson for the Howard Sprague role, having seen him in Broadway's Hughie. Dodson portrayed insurance agent Ed Jenkins in the "Lost and Found" episode of The Andy Griffith Show. Dodson appeared in episodes of My Friend Flicka, The Virginian, Barney Miller, Welcome Back Kotter, Archie Bunker's Place, Newhart, Mr. Belvedere, Mama's Family, St. Elsewhere, on which he had a recurring role. Dodson appeared as an airplane passenger caught up in a murder plot in a 1973 episode of Hawaii Five-0. In 1967, Dodson appeared in the episode "A Mighty Hunter Before the Lord" of NBC's The Road West, which aired opposite The Andy Griffith Show, he played Norman Gresham in the 1969 film Angel in My Pocket, appeared in two Sam Peckinpah films, The Getaway and Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.

He had a small role in the 1974 film Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, which starred Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges. His other film appearances included roles in Something Wicked This Way Comes and A Climate for Killing. In the late 1970s, he had a recurring role as Mickey Malph, Ralph Malph's optometrist father on Happy Days. In 1975 he was in the Barney Miller episode "Horse Thief". In 1979–80, Season 6 of Barney Miller, he appeared in the episode "Guns", he appeared again on Barney Miller in the two-part episode "Homicide" in Season 7. In January 1979, Dodson played Bernie, a hard of hearing acquaintance of Mark, in a comic scene set in a restaurant in One Day at a Time. In 1983, Dodson returned to Broadway in the revival of You Can't Take It with You; the actor reprised Howard Sprague in the 1986 NBC-TV movie Return to Mayberry, as well as in a 1990 episode of It's Garry Shandling's Show, "The Day Howard Moved In". In 1986, Dodson appeared as Gus, a bus depot attendant, in the Steal One Pearl Two episode of He died in Los Angeles, from heart failure, aged 63.

Dodson's widow, art director Mary Dodson, younger sister of actor Fritz Weaver, died in February 2016. Jack Dodson on IMDb Jack Dodson at the Internet Broadway Database Jack Dodson at Find a Grave

TV Loves You Back

TV Loves You Back is the fourth studio album by American hip hop group Restiform Bodies. It was released on Anticon in 2008. On July 22, 2008, "Bobby Trendy Addendum" became available digitally via Impose. On September 9, 2008, Tobacco's remix of "Panic Shopper" was posted by XLR8R. TV Loves You Back was released on September 30, 2008. A remix version of the album, TV Loves You Back Remixes, was released in 2013. Amorn Bholsangngam of URB gave the album 3.5 stars out of 5, saying, "TV Loves You Back is the closest to pop that Anticon may come, a refreshing change of pace for listeners weary of the heavy, serious musical soliloquies that the label specializes in." Vish Khanna of Exclaim! called it "the imperfect soundtrack to an information overloaded yet attention deficit addled culture." Ande Pareti of Soundcheck Magazine wrote: "Each song on TV Loves You Back is a concocted trip, listening to the album in its entirety is delightful substance abuse."Chris Martins of The A. V. Club gave the album a grade of A−, saying, "Passage's verses are hailstorms of cyberized imagery and sarcastic poetry, while producers Bomarr and Telephone Jim Jesus skip art-hop subtlety for beats that bang."

Mark Keresman of East Bay Express said: "Like Public Enemy at their best, Restiform Bodies engage you with the beats and audacious flair make you look long and hard into funhouse-warped, revealing mirrors." TV Loves You Back at Discogs

Conical spiral

In mathematics, a conical spiral is a curve on a right circular cone, whose floor plan is a plane spiral. If the floor plan is a logarithmic spiral, it is called conchospiral. Conchospirals are used in biology for modelling snail shells, flight paths of insects and in electrical engineering for the construction of antennas. In the x - y -plane a spiral with parametric representation x = r cos ⁡ φ, y = r sin ⁡ φ a third coordinate z can be added such that the space curve lies on the cone with equation m 2 = 2, m > 0: x = r cos ⁡ φ, y = r sin ⁡ φ, z = z 0 + m r. Such curves are called conical spirals, they were known to Pappos. Parameter m is the slope of the cone's lines with respect to the x - y -plane. A conical spiral can instead be seen as the orthogonal projection of the floor plan spiral onto the cone. 1) Starting with an archimedean spiral r = a φ gives the conical spiral x = a φ cos ⁡ φ, y = a φ sin ⁡ φ, z = z 0 + m a φ, φ ≥ 0. In this case the conical spiral can be seen as the intersection curve of the cone with a helicoid.

2) The second diagram shows a conical spiral with a Fermat's spiral r = ± a φ as floor plan. 3) The third example has a logarithmic spiral r = a e k φ as floor plan. Its special feature is its constant slope. Introducing the abbreviation K = e k gives the description: r = a K φ. 4) Example 4 is based on a hyperbolic spiral r = a / φ. Such a spiral has an asymptote, the floor plan of a hyperbola; the conical spiral approaches the hyperbola for φ → 0. The following investigation deals with conical spirals of the form r = a φ n and r = a e k φ, respectively; the slope at a point of a conical spiral is the slope of this point's tangent with respect to the x - y -plane. The corresponding angle is its slope angle: tan ⁡ β = z ′ 2 + 2 = m r ′ 2 + r 2. A spiral with r = a φ n gives: tan ⁡ β = m n n 2 + φ 2. For an archimedean spiral is n = 1 and hence its slope is tan ⁡ β = m 1 + φ 2. For a logarithmic spiral with r = a e k φ the slope is tan ⁡ β =

Candles at Nine

Candles at Nine is a 1944 British mystery film directed by John Harlow and starring Jessie Matthews, John Stuart and Beatrix Lehmann. A wealthy man jokes about being murdered for his inheritance but is found dead, his money is left to a distant female relative and attempts now begin on her life too. After the mysterious death of wealthy old Everard Hope, his avaricious relatives are little pleased to discover that his estate has been left to distant relation Dorothea Capper, a young showgirl; the one condition of the will is. After several attempts on Dorothea's life, detective William Gardener decides to investigate. Eliot Makeham as Everard Hope Beatrix Lehmann as Julia Carberry, Everard's Housekeeper John Salew as Griggs, Everard's Butler Joss Ambler as Garth Hope Vera Bogetti as Lucille Hope, Garth's Wife Andre Van Gyseghem as Cecil Tempest Winifred Shotter as Brenda Tempest, Cecil's Wife Reginald Purdell as Charles Lacey Hugh Dempster as Hugh Lacey Jessie Matthews as Dorothea Capper the Heiress John Stuart as William Gardener, Turf Commission Ernest Butcher as Everard's Gardener C.

Denier Warren as Middleton the Executor Patricia Hayes as Gewndolyn the Maid TV Guide dismissed the film as a "Tedious mystery". The problem there is that she looks a little long-of-tooth for the role she's playing, in terms of the element of wide-eyed wonder that she must display at her sudden good fortune -- at 37 with lots of energy and great makeup, she looks awkward doing a role that would have been better suited to her in 1934. Beatrix Lehmann's portrayal of the housekeeper whose services she inherits comes from the Judith Anderson school of performing...and her creepy portrayal is one of the best things in the movie. There are a couple of charming musical sequences, one of them breaking the tension at just the right moment as the thriller's plot winds tighter; the whole thing doesn't hang together seamlessly, but it's an enjoyable diversion, if one hangs in past the first 18 minutes' tedium." Candles at Nine on IMDb