A trumpet is a musical instrument commonly used in classical and jazz ensembles. The trumpet group contains the instruments with the highest register in the brass family, trumpets are used in art music styles, for instance in orchestras, concert bands, and jazz ensembles, as well as in popular music. They are played by blowing air through almost-closed lips, producing a sound that starts a standing wave vibration in the air column inside the instrument. Since the late 15th century they have primarily been constructed of brass tubing, there are many distinct types of trumpet, with the most common being pitched in B♭, having a tubing length of about 1.48 m. Early trumpets did not provide means to change the length of tubing, most trumpets have valves of the piston type, while some have the rotary type. The use of rotary-valved trumpets is more common in orchestral settings, each valve, when engaged, increases the length of tubing, lowering the pitch of the instrument. A musician who plays the trumpet is called a trumpet player or trumpeter, the earliest trumpets date back to 1500 BC and earlier.
The bronze and silver trumpets from Tutankhamuns grave in Egypt, bronze lurs from Scandinavia, trumpets from the Oxus civilization of Central Asia have decorated swellings in the middle, yet are made out of one sheet of metal, which is considered a technical wonder. The Shofar, made from a ram horn and the Hatzotzeroth and they were played in Solomons Temple around 3000 years ago. They were said to be used to blow down the walls of Jericho and they are still used on certain religious days. The Salpinx was a straight trumpet 62 inches long, made of bone or bronze, Salpinx contests were a part of the original Olympic Games. The Moche people of ancient Peru depicted trumpets in their art going back to AD300, the earliest trumpets were signaling instruments used for military or religious purposes, rather than music in the modern sense, and the modern bugle continues this signaling tradition. Improvements to instrument design and metal making in the late Middle Ages, the natural trumpets of this era consisted of a single coiled tube without valves and therefore could only produce the notes of a single overtone series.
Changing keys required the player to change crooks of the instrument, the development of the upper, clarino register by specialist trumpeters—notably Cesare Bendinelli—would lend itself well to the Baroque era, known as the Golden Age of the natural trumpet. During this period, a vast body of music was written for virtuoso trumpeters, the art was revived in the mid-20th century and natural trumpet playing is again a thriving art around the world. The melody-dominated homophony of the classical and romantic periods relegated the trumpet to a role by most major composers owing to the limitations of the natural trumpet. Berlioz wrote in 1844, Notwithstanding the real loftiness and distinguished nature of its quality of tone, there are few instruments that have been more degraded. The attempt to give the trumpet more chromatic freedom in its range saw the development of the keyed trumpet, the symphonies of Mozart, and as late as Brahms, were still played on natural trumpets
Dave Allen (comedian)
David Tynan OMahony, better known as Dave Allen, was an Irish observational comedian and satirist. Initially becoming known in Australia during 1963–64, Allen made regular appearances in the United Kingdom from the 1960s. BBC aired his Dave Allen Show 1972-1986, which was exported to several other European countries and his career had a major resurgence during the late 1980s and early 1990s. At the height of his career he was Britains most controversial comedian, regularly provoking indignation at his frequent highlighting of political hypocrisy and he became known in the United States and Canada through broadcasts of his shows on television there. Allens act was typified by a relaxed and intimate style and he sat on a high bar stool facing his audience and occasionally sipping from a glass of what he always allowed people to assume was whiskey, but in fact was merely ginger ale with ice. Each day, he pored over newspapers, scribbling notes and ideas for his routines, along with his seated stand-up routines, his television shows were interspersed with filmed sketch comedy.
He was a religious sceptic as a result of his deeply held objections to the rigidity of his strict Catholic schooling. Consequently, religion became an important subject for his humour, especially the Roman Catholic Church, in 1998 he explained, The hierarchy of everything in my life has always bothered me. People, whoever they might be, whether its the government, or the policeman in the uniform, or the man on the door - they still irk me a bit. From school, from the first nun that belted me - people used to think of the sweet little ladies … they used to knock the fuck out of you. Theyd find bits of your body that were vulnerable to intense pain - grabbing you by the ear, or by the nose, and lift you and its very hard not to cry. I mean, not from emotion, but pain, and I sit and watch politicians with great cynicism, total cynicism. Highly regarded in Britain, Allens comic technique and style had a influence on many young British comedians. In his native Ireland, he remained somewhat controversial.
David Tynan OMahony was born in Firhouse, Dublin and his brothers were John and Peter. OMahony left school aged sixteen, after attending the school at Newbridge College, Terenure College and the Catholic University School. He joined the Drogheda Argus as a boy, but at the age of nineteen he went to London. He drifted through a series of jobs, before becoming a Butlins Redcoat at Skegness in a troupe that included the British jazz trumpeter and writer John Chilton
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 presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of 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 first Grammy Awards ceremony was held on May 4,1959, to honor, following the 2011 ceremony, The Academy overhauled many Grammy Award categories for 2012. The 59th Grammy Awards, honoring the best achievements from October 2015 to September 2016, was held on February 12,2017, the Grammys had their origin in the Hollywood Walk of Fame project in the 1950s. The music executives decided to rectify this by creating a given by their industry similar to the Oscars. This was the beginning of the National Academy of Recording Arts, after it was decided to create such an award, there was still a question of what to call it, one working title was the Eddie, to honor the inventor of the phonograph, Thomas Edison.
They finally settled on using the name of the invention of Emile Berliner, the gramophone, for the awards, the number of awards given grew and fluctuated over the years with categories added and removed, at one time reaching over 100. The second Grammy Awards, held in 1959, was the first ceremony to be televised, the gold-plated trophies, each depicting a gilded gramophone, are made and assembled by hand by Billings Artworks in Ridgway, Colorado. In 1990 the original Grammy design was revamped, changing the traditional soft lead for a stronger alloy less prone to damage, Billings developed a zinc alloy named grammium, which is trademarked. The trophies with the name engraved on them are not available until after the award announcements. By February 2009,7,578 Grammy trophies had been awarded, the General Field are four awards which are not restricted by genre. Album of the Year is awarded to the performer and the team of a full album if other than the performer. Record of the Year is awarded to the performer and the team of a single song if other than the performer.
Song of the Year is awarded to the writer/composer of a single song, Best New Artist is awarded to a promising breakthrough performer who releases, during the Eligibility Year, the first recording that establishes the public identity of that artist. The only two artists to win all four of these awards are Christopher Cross, who won all four in 1980, and Adele, who won the Best New Artist award in 2009 and the other three in 2012 and 2017. Other awards are given for performance and production in specific genres, as well as for other such as artwork. Special awards are given for longer-lasting contributions to the music industry, the many other Grammy trophies are presented in a pre-telecast Premiere Ceremony earlier in the afternoon before the Grammy Awards telecast
Parkinson (TV series)
Parkinson is a British television chat show that was presented by Michael Parkinson. It was first shown on BBC1 from 19 June 1971 to 8 May 2004 on ITV from 4 September 2004 to 22 December 2007, Parkinson began in 1971 when the host was offered a series of eight shows by the BBCs Head of Light Entertainment, Bill Cotton. It was to be transmitted during the lull in a late-night slot on Saturdays. A parallel series was shown in Australia between 1979 and 1982, Michael Parkinson would eventually return to the BBC for further series. However, in between his work for the BBC he did two series of shows for Yorkshire Television in 1987–1988 as Parkinson One to One, the format being an interview with a single guest. However, in April 2004, ITV announced that it had poached the interviewer from the BBC from the autumn of that year. The ITV version of the programme, produced by Granada, debuted in September 2004, with a set, theme tune. Its audience was around 6m viewers, the most recent Parkinson run on the BBC was one of the few recent British TV programmes that was not made in widescreen.
However, his ITV show was recorded in the format with very tight close-ups, initially Bill Cotton was keen on a format more akin to the USAs Ed Sullivan Show, featuring entertainment and chat. However and his producer, Richard Drewett, envisioned a combination of guests whose celebrity had been achieved in different fields and their plan was that the final section of each show would become a conversation rather than a formal interview. The pair wanted to move the style as far as possible from the American prototype, even down to the removal of the hosts desk, at first, Cotton was against this but Drewett convinced him otherwise. A typical programme included three interviews, each lasting around 15 minutes and it was customary for the first two guests to remain after their own chats to observe and occasionally participate in those that followed. Such contributions were usually made respectfully, and when invited, though this policy backfired on occasion, in addition, some Hollywood stars were honoured in receiving a solo spot, Russell Crowe being one example.
On occasion, an episode featured a single guest for its entire duration if the subject was deemed to be sufficiently deserving and this was the case in 2005 when Madonna appeared as part of her Hung Up Promo Tour, besides her interview she performed two songs. There was usually a musical interlude at some point, featuring a current recording star, If a solo singer, he/she was accompanied by the shows musicians, who provided the walk-on music for each guest. In the 1970s, the group was led by organist Harry Stoneham, the role was undertaken by Laurie Holloway in the relaunched show. Michael Parkinson always sought guests who, besides being known, had some sort of story to relate. He saw his job as allowing them to tell it and did so by being open, relaxed and he researched his subjects thoroughly, and, in the early shows, always had his list of questions to hand
The Escorts (British band)
In 1963, they were voted the ninth most popular group in Liverpool by readers of Mersey Beat magazine from a competitive field of several dozen popular Liverpool bands of the time. Terry Sylvester was replaced by Frank Townsend from The Easybeats and the Beachwoods, who was to become a member of Tony Rivers, Sylvester left to join The Swinging Blue Jeans in 1966, before replacing Graham Nash in The Hollies. He now lives in Toronto and travels all over the United States and Canada playing concerts with such as Billy J. Kramer, Peter Noone, Joey Molland. Sylvester does a one-man show, paul McCartney played tambourine on their last record, From Head to Toe in 1966. John Kinrade stopped playing after The Escorts split up in 1967, gregory stayed in The Circus until its demise in 2005, and is now a solo artist. Drummer Pete Clarke managed to record an instrumental solo single in 1968. For a while that year he became the in-house session drummer for Apple Music and is notable on a couple of songs on Jackie Lomaxs album.
He is now living in the US and it was released on CD in 1995 as EDCD422 and entitled From the Blue Angel, as a reference to the club where The Escorts began performing in 1962. Costello released a single which was a copy of The Escorts last recording, From Head to Toe/Night Time. com biography The Escorts discography and marketplace at Discogs
Jazz is a music genre that originated amongst African Americans in New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in Blues and Ragtime. Since the 1920s jazz age, jazz has become recognized as a form of musical expression. Jazz is characterized by swing and blue notes and response vocals, Jazz has roots in West African cultural and musical expression, and in African-American music traditions including blues and ragtime, as well as European military band music. Although the foundation of jazz is deeply rooted within the Black experience of the United States, different cultures have contributed their own experience, intellectuals around the world have hailed jazz as one of Americas original art forms. As jazz spread around the world, it drew on different national and local musical cultures, New Orleans jazz began in the early 1910s, combining earlier brass-band marches, French quadrilles, biguine and blues with collective polyphonic improvisation.
In the 1930s, heavily arranged dance-oriented swing big bands, Kansas City jazz, bebop emerged in the 1940s, shifting jazz from danceable popular music toward a more challenging musicians music which was played at faster tempos and used more chord-based improvisation. Cool jazz developed in the end of the 1940s, introducing calmer, smoother sounds and long, modal jazz developed in the late 1950s, using the mode, or musical scale, as the basis of musical structure and improvisation. Jazz-rock fusion appeared in the late 1960s and early 1970s, combining jazz improvisation with rock rhythms, electric instruments. In the early 1980s, a form of jazz fusion called smooth jazz became successful. Other styles and genres abound in the 2000s, such as Latin, the question of the origin of the word jazz has resulted in considerable research, and its history is well documented. It is believed to be related to jasm, a term dating back to 1860 meaning pep. The use of the word in a context was documented as early as 1915 in the Chicago Daily Tribune.
Its first documented use in a context in New Orleans was in a November 14,1916 Times-Picayune article about jas bands. In an interview with NPR, musician Eubie Blake offered his recollections of the slang connotations of the term, When Broadway picked it up. That was dirty, and if you knew what it was, the American Dialect Society named it the Word of the Twentieth Century. Jazz has proved to be difficult to define, since it encompasses such a wide range of music spanning a period of over 100 years. Attempts have been made to define jazz from the perspective of other musical traditions, in the opinion of Robert Christgau, most of us would say that inventing meaning while letting loose is the essence and promise of jazz. As Duke Ellington, one of jazzs most famous figures, although jazz is considered highly difficult to define, at least in part because it contains so many varied subgenres, improvisation is consistently regarded as being one of its key elements
Louis Thomas Jordan was a pioneering American musician and bandleader who was popular from the late 1930s to the early 1950s. Known as The King of the Jukebox, he was popular with both black and white audiences in the years of the swing era. Though comprehensive sales figures are not available, he had at least four million-selling hits during his career, Jordan was a talented singer with great comedic flair, and he fronted his own band for more than twenty years. He duetted with some of the biggest solo singing stars of his time, including Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald and he was an instrumentalist who played all forms of the saxophone but specialized in the alto. He played the piano and clarinet, a productive songwriter, he wrote or co-wrote many songs that were influential classics of 20th-century popular music. Typically performed by smaller bands consisting of five or six players, jump music featured shouted, highly syncopated vocals and earthy and it strongly emphasized the rhythm section of piano and drums, after the mid-1940s, this mix was often augmented by electric guitar.
Jordans band pioneered the use of the electric organ and these recordings presaged many of the styles of black popular music of the late 1940s, 1950s and 1960s and exerted a strong influence on many leading performers in these genres. Many of his records were produced by Milt Gabler, who went on to refine and develop the qualities of Jordans recordings in his production work with Bill Haley. Jordan was born on July 8,1908 in Brinkley and his mother, died when Louis was young. Jordan studied music under his father, starting out on the clarinet, in his youth he played in his fathers bands instead of doing farm work when school closed. He played the piano professionally early in his career, however, he became even better known as a songwriter and vocalist. Jordan briefly attended Arkansas Baptist College, in Little Rock, after a period with the Rabbit Foot Minstrels and with local bands, including Bob Alexanders Harmony Kings, he went to Philadelphia and New York. In 1932, Jordan began performing with the band of Clarence Williams, in late 1936 he was invited to join the influential Savoy Ballroom orchestra, led by the drummer Chick Webb.
Based at New Yorks Savoy Ballroom, Webbs orchestra was renowned as one of the best big bands of its day, Jordan worked with Webb until 1938, and it proved a vital stepping-stone in his career—Webb was a fine musician but not a great showman. The ebullient Jordan often introduced songs as he began singing lead, he recalled that many in the audience took him to be the bands leader. In 1938, Jordan was fired by Webb for trying to convince Fitzgerald, by this time Webb was already seriously ill with tuberculosis of the spine. He died at the age of 34, after surgery on June 16,1939. Following his death, Fitzgerald took over the band, the original lineup of the sextet was Jordan, Courtney Williams, Lem Johnson, Clarence Johnson, Charlie Drayton and Walter Martin
William Johnson Coleman was a jazz trumpeter. In 1909 Colemans family moved from Kentucky to Cincinnati and his first musical explorations were on clarinet and C melody saxophone, but he eventually settled on trumpet. As a young man he worked as a messenger for the Western Union telegraph company and he studied with Cincinnati trumpeter Theodore Carpenter, and played in an amateur band led by trombonist J. C. Higginbotham. Coleman began professional work in Cincinnati with bands led by Clarence Paige and Wesley Helvey with Lloyd and Cecil Scott. In December 1927 he traveled with the Scott brothers to New York City, and continued to work with them until the summer of 1929. His first recording session was with Russell on September 6,1929, by December 1929 he had left Russell, but would rejoin the band on two more occasions during 1931–32. He rejoined the Scott brothers in late 1929, participating in a Victor recording session and he worked with various New York based bands until rejoining Luis Russell in 1931.
While with the Hill band he participated in a recording session with pianist Fats Waller. Coleman returned to Cincinnati briefly in the summer of 1935, headed to Europe, while in Paris he recorded with guitarist Django Reinhardt and made several freelance sessions under his own name. In late 1936 he traveled to Bombay, playing with Leon Abbeys Orchestra, back to Paris in April 1937, after a sojourn to Cairo, Coleman returned to the U. S. During this same time, Coleman participated in recording sessions with top jazz stars such as Lester Young, Billie Holiday. He returned to France in 1948 and spent the rest of his there in part due to racial segregation. In 1978, he performed at the first Jazz in Marciac festival, in 1974 he received the Ordre National du Mérite. In many respects his playing was stylistically related to the playing by other swing era trumpeters such as Roy Eldridge,23, At Théâtre Bel-Air, Lausanne 1949 All Music
Sidney Bechet was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. He was one of the first important soloists in jazz and was perhaps the first notable jazz saxophonist and his playing is characterized by forceful delivery, well-constructed improvisations, and a distinctive wide vibrato. Bechets erratic temperament hampered his career and not until the late 1940s did he earn wide acclaim, Bechet was born in New Orleans in 1897 to a middle-class Creole of color family. His older brother Leonard Victor Bechet was a full-time dentist and a part-time trombonist, Sidney quickly learned to play several musical instruments kept around the house, mostly by teaching himself, he soon decided to specialize in clarinet. At the age of six, he started playing along with his brothers band at a birthday party. Later in his youth, Bechet studied with such renowned Creole clarinetists as Lorenzo Tio, Big Eye Louis Nelson Delisle, soon after, Bechet began to play in many New Orleans ensembles, using the improvisational techniques of the time.
He performed in parades with Freddie Keppards celebrated brass band, the Olympia Orchestra, in 1911–12, Bechet performed with Bunk Johnson in the Eagle Band of New Orleans, and in 1913–14, with King Oliver in the Olympia Band. Bechet spent his childhood and adolescence in New Orleans, but from 1914 to 1917 he was touring and traveling, going as far north as Chicago, in the spring of 1919, Bechet traveled to New York City, where he joined Will Marion Cooks Syncopated Orchestra. Soon after, the orchestra traveled to Europe, almost immediately upon arrival, the group was warmly received, and Bechet was especially popular, attracting attention near and far. While in London, Bechet discovered the straight soprano saxophone and quickly developed a style quite unlike his warm and his saxophone sound could be described as emotional and large. He often used a very broad vibrato, similar to what was common among some New Orleans clarinetists at the time, Bechet was convicted of assaulting a woman and was imprisoned in London from September 13 to 26,1922.
He was deported to the United States, leaving Southampton on November 3, on July 30,1923, he began recording, it is some of his earliest surviving studio work. The session was led by Clarence Williams, a pianist and songwriter, better known at time for his music publishing. Bechet recorded Wild Cat Blues and Kansas City Man Blues, Wild Cat Blues is in a multithematic ragtime tradition, with four 16-bar themes, and Kansas City Man Blues is a 12-bar blues. He interpreted and played each uniquely, with outstanding creativity and innovation for the time, on September 15,1925, Bechet and other members of the Revue Nègre, including Josephine Baker, sailed to Europe, arriving at Cherbourg, France, on September 22. The revue opened at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris, on October 2, Bechet toured Europe with various bands, reaching as far as Russia in mid-1926. In 1928, he led his own band at the famous Bricktops Club in Montmartre. Bechet was jailed for 11 months in Paris when a passerby was wounded during a shoot-out
Coleman Randolph Hawkins, nicknamed Hawk and sometimes Bean, was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. One of the first prominent jazz musicians on his instrument, as Joachim E. Berendt explained, there were some tenor players before him, but the instrument was not an acknowledged jazz horn. While Hawkins is strongly associated with the music and big band era. Fellow saxophonist Lester Young, known as Pres, commented in a 1959 interview with The Jazz Review, As far as Im concerned, I think Coleman Hawkins was the President first, as far as myself, I think Im the second one. Miles Davis once said, When I heard Hawk, I learned to play ballads, Hawkins was born in Saint Joseph, Missouri, in 1904. He was named Coleman after his mother Cordelias maiden name and he attended high school in Chicago, in Topeka, Kansas at Topeka High School. He stated that he studied harmony and composition for two years at Washburn College in Topeka while still attending high school. In his youth he played piano and cello, and started playing saxophone at the age of nine, by the age of fourteen he was playing around eastern Kansas.
Hawkinss first major gig was with Mamie Smiths Jazz Hounds in 1921, and he was with the band full-time from April 1922 to 1923, in the Jazz Hounds, he coincided with Garvin Bushell, Everett Robbins, Bubber Miley and Herb Flemming, among others. Hawkins joined Fletcher Hendersons Orchestra, where he remained until 1934, sometimes doubling on clarinet, Hawkinss playing changed significantly during Louis Armstrongs tenure with the Henderson Orchestra. In the late 1920s, Hawkins participated in some of the earliest interracial recording sessions with the Mound City Blue Blowers, during his time with Henderson he became a star soloist with increasing prominence on records. He was featured on a Benny Goodman session on February 2,1934 for Columbia, which featured Mildred Bailey as guest vocalist. In a landmark recording of the era, captured as an afterthought at the session, Hawkins ignores almost all of the melody. In its exploration of harmonic structure it is considered by many to be the next step in jazz recording after Louis Armstrongs West End Blues in 1928.
Hawkins time touring Europe between 1934 and 1939 allowed many other tenor saxophonists to establish themselves back in the U. S. including Lester Young, Ben Webster, and Chu Berry. After an unsuccessful attempt to establish a big band, he led a combo at Kellys Stables on Manhattans 52nd Street with Thelonious Monk, Oscar Pettiford, Miles Davis, he toured with Howard McGhee and recorded with J. J. Johnson and Fats Navarro. He toured with Jazz at the Philharmonic, after 1948 Hawkins divided his time between New York and Europe, making numerous freelance recordings. In 1948 Hawkins recorded Picasso, a piece for unaccompanied saxophone
This Is Your Life
This Is Your Life is an American reality documentary series broadcast on NBC radio from 1948 to 1952, and on NBC television from 1952 to 1961. It was originally hosted by its creator and producer Ralph Edwards, in the program, the host would surprise guests and take them through a retrospective of their lives in front of an audience, including appearances by colleagues and family. Edwards revived the show in 1971–1972, and Joseph Campanella hosted a version in 1983, Edwards returned for some specials in the late 1980s, before his death in 2005. The idea for This Is Your Life arose while Edwards was working on Truth or Consequences and he had been asked by the U. S. Army to do something for paraplegic soldiers at Birmingham General Hospital, a Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California Army rehabilitation hospital. Edwards received such positive feedback from the capsule narrative of the soldier he gave on Truth or Consequences that he developed This Is Your Life as a new radio show. In the show, Edwards would surprise each guest by narrating a biography of the subject, the show alternated in presenting the life stories of entertainment personalities and ordinary people who had contributed in some way to their communities.
The host, consulting his red book, would narrate while presenting the subject with family members, friends, by the 1950s, the show was aired live before a theater audience. The guests were surprised by Ralph Edwards and confronted by the microphone, planning for the broadcast meant that some would find out in advance that they would be featured. For example, Carl Reiner admitted that he knew beforehand about his appearance, stan Laurel of Laurel and Hardy was angered by being tricked into what would be the teams only American television appearance, on December 1,1954. Laurel said, Oliver Hardy and I were always planning to do something on TV, but we never dreamed that we would make our television debut on an unrehearsed network program. I was damned if I was going to put on a free show for them. Lowell Thomas displayed obvious anger and embarrassment, when host Ralph Edwards tried to assure him that he would enjoy what was to come, Thomas replied, in 1993, Angie Dickinson refused to appear on a retrospective show.
One of the subjects was Rev. Kiyoshi Tanimoto, a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. During the episode Edwards introduced Tanimoto to Robert A. Lewis, the co-pilot of the Enola Gay, hanna Bloch Kohner, a Holocaust survivor, was a subject on May 27,1953. Roths story became the basis of her 1954 autobiography and 1955 film adaption, Ill Cry Tomorrow, farmer commented on her hospitalization by saying If someone is treated like a patient, theyre likely to act like one. Johnny Cash was caught off guard while filming a 1971 episode of The Johnny Cash Show. He had finished welcoming the audience to the stage when his wife, June Carter Cash, walked onstage and introduced Ralph Edwards, the taping thereafter turned into an episode of This is Your Life. He tried to keep his composure, but was seen to be nervous. It fared well in the ratings during the 1950s, finishing at #11 in 1953–19954, #12 in 1954–1955, #26 in 1955–1956, #19 in 1957–1958, the episode on Hahn was cited as an example of the limited research that the show was doing on its guests
Demi Gene Guynes, professionally known as Demi Moore, is an American actress, former songwriter, and model. Moore dropped out of school at age 16 to pursue an acting career. After making her debut that year, she appeared on the soap opera General Hospital and subsequently gained recognition for her work in Blame It on Rio. Her first film to both a critical and commercial hit was About Last Night. Which established her as a Hollywood star, in 1990, Moore starred in Ghost, the highest-grossing film of that year, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination. She had a string of additional successes in the early 1990s, including A Few Good Men, Indecent Proposal. In 1996, Moore became the actress in film history when she was paid a then-unprecedented fee of $12.5 million to star in Striptease. Her next major role, G. I. Moore was born on November 11,1962 in Roswell and her biological father, Air Force airman Charles Harmon, Sr. left her mother, after a two-month marriage, before Moore was born.
When Moore was three months old, her mother married Dan Guynes, an advertising salesman who frequently changed jobs, as a result. Moore said in 1991, My dad was Dan Guynes, there is a man who would be considered my biological father who I dont really have a relationship with. Moore learned of him at age 13, when she found her mother and stepfathers marriage certificate, Dan Guynes committed suicide in October 1980 at age 37, two years after he separated from Moores mother. Charles Harmon appeared on Inside Edition in 1995, making an appeal to see his grandchildren, Virginia Guynes had a long record of arrests for crimes, including drunk driving and arson. Moore broke off contact with her in 1990, when Guynes walked away from a rehab stay Moore had paid for at the Hazelden Foundation in Minnesota. Guynes posed nude for the magazine High Society in 1993, where she spoofed Moores Vanity Fair pregnancy and bodypaint covers and Guynes briefly reconciled shortly before Guynes died of cancer in July 1998 at age 54.
Moore was cross-eyed as a child, this was corrected by two operations. She suffered from kidney dysfunction, at age 15, Moore moved to West Hollywood, where her mother worked for a magazine-distribution company. Moore attended Fairfax High School there, and recalled, I moved out of my familys house when I was 16 and left high school in my junior year. In August 1979, three months before her 17th birthday, Moore met musician Freddy Moore who was married and at the leader of the band Boy