Prince Rogers Nelson was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, philanthropist and record producer. He was an innovator who was known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, extravagant dress and makeup. His music integrates a variety of styles, including funk, rock, R&B, new wave, psychedelia. He has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the artists of all time. He won seven Grammy Awards, an American Music Award, a Golden Globe Award, and he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, his first year of eligibility. Rolling Stone ranked Prince at number 27 on its list of 100 Greatest Artists, Prince was born in Minneapolis and developed an interest in music as a young child. He signed a contract with Warner Bros. at the age of 18. In 1984, he began referring to his band as the Revolution and released Purple Rain. It quickly became his most critically and commercially successful release, spending 24 consecutive weeks atop the Billboard 200, after releasing the albums Around the World in a Day and Parade, The Revolution disbanded, and Prince released the double album Sign o the Times as a solo artist.
He released three solo albums before debuting the New Power Generation band in 1991. He released five records between 1994 and 1996 before signing with Arista Records in 1998, in 2000, he began referring to himself as Prince again. He released 16 albums after that, including the platinum-selling Musicology and his final album, Hit n Run Phase Two, was first released on the Tidal streaming service on December 12,2015. Prince died from an overdose at his Paisley Park recording studio and home in Chanhassen, Minnesota, on April 21,2016. Prince Rogers Nelson was born in Minneapolis, to Mattie Della and his parents were both African-American and his family ancestry is centered in Louisiana, all four of his grandparents came from that state. Princes father was a pianist and songwriter, and his mother was a jazz singer, Prince was given his fathers stage name, Prince Rogers, which his father used while performing with a jazz group called the Prince Rogers Trio. In 1991, Princes father told A Current Affair that I named my son Prince because I wanted him to do everything I wanted to do, Prince has said he was born epileptic and used to have seizures when he was young.
He said, My mother told me one day I walked in to her and said, Mom, Im not going to be sick anymore, Princes sister Tika Evene was born in 1960. Both siblings developed a keen interest in music, and this was encouraged by their father, Prince wrote his first tune, Funk Machine, on his fathers piano when he was seven
Alternative rock is a genre of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s and 2000s. In this instance, the word refers to the genres distinction from mainstream rock music. The terms original meaning was broader, referring to a generation of musicians unified by their debt to either the musical style or simply the independent. Ethos of punk rock, which in the late 1970s laid the groundwork for alternative music, Alternative rock is a broad umbrella term consisting of music that differs greatly in terms of its sound, its social context, and its regional roots. Most of these subgenres had achieved minor mainstream notice and a few bands representing them, such as Hüsker Dü, with the breakthrough of Nirvana and the popularity of the grunge and Britpop movements in the 1990s, alternative rock entered the musical mainstream and many alternative bands became successful. By the end of the decade, alternative rocks mainstream prominence declined due to a number of events that caused grunge and Britpop to fade, emo attracted attention in the larger alternative rock world, and the term was applied to a variety of artists, including multi-platinum acts.
Post-punk revival artists such as Modest Mouse and The Killers had commercial success in the early, before the term alternative rock came into common usage around 1990, the sort of music to which it refers was known by a variety of terms. In 1979, Terry Tolkin used the term Alternative Music to describe the groups he was writing about, in 1979 Dallas radio station KZEW had a late night new wave show entitled Rock and Roll Alternative. College rock was used in the United States to describe the music during the 1980s due to its links to the radio circuit. In the United Kingdom, dozens of small do it yourself record labels emerged as a result of the punk subculture, according to the founder of one of these labels, Cherry Red, NME and Sounds magazines published charts based on small record stores called Alternative Charts. The first national chart based on distribution called the Indie Chart was published in January 1980, at the time, the term indie was used literally to describe independently distributed records.
By 1985, indie had come to mean a particular genre, or group of subgenres, at first the term referred to intentionally non–mainstream rock acts that were not influenced by heavy metal ballads, rarefied new wave and high-energy dance anthems. The use of alternative gained further exposure due to the success of Lollapalooza, for which festival founder, in the late 1990s, the definition again became more specific. Defining music as alternative is often difficult because of two conflicting applications of the word, the name alternative rock essentially serves as an umbrella term for underground music that has emerged in the wake of punk rock since the mid-1980s. Alternative bands during the 1980s generally played in clubs, recorded for indie labels. Sounds range from the gloomy soundscapes of gothic rock to the guitars of indie pop to the dirty guitars of grunge to the 1960s/1970s revivalism of Britpop. This approach to lyrics developed as a reflection of the social and economic strains in the United States and United Kingdom of the 1980s, by 1984, a majority of groups signed to independent record labels mined from a variety of rock and particularly 1960s rock influences.
This represented a break from the futuristic, hyper-rational post-punk years
King Crimson are an English rock band formed in London in 1968. Fripp is the only consistent member of the group, and is considered the bands leader, the band has earned a large cult following. King Crimsons debut album, In the Court of the Crimson King, remains its most successful and influential, with its elements of jazz and their success increased following an opening act performance for the Rolling Stones at Hyde Park, London, in 1969. Following the less successful In the Wake of Poseidon and Islands, the reached a new creative peak with Larks Tongues in Aspic and Bible Black. Fripp disbanded the group in 1974, in 1981, King Crimson reformed with a change in musical direction which lasted for three years, resulting in the trio of albums Discipline and Three of a Perfect Pair. Following a decade-long hiatus, Fripp revived the group in 1994, since 1997, several musicians have pursued aspects of the bands work and approaches through a series of related bands collectively referred to as ProjeKCts.
In 2000, the band reunited once more and released The Construkction of Light, the bands most recent album is The Power to Believe. In 2009 the band undertook a tour to celebrate their 40th Anniversary, fellow Dorset musician Robert Fripp – a guitarist who did not sing – responded and the trio formed the band Giles and Fripp. Based on a format of pop songs and complex instrumentals. The band hovered on the edge of success, with several radio sessions and a television appearance, the album was no more of a success than the singles, and was even disparaged by Keith Moon of the Who in a magazine review. Attempting to expand their sound, the three recruited Ian McDonald on keyboards and woodwinds, McDonald brought along his then-girlfriend, former Fairport Convention singer Judy Dyble, whose brief tenure with the group ended when the two split. Would you like to get together on a couple of songs, meanwhile, saw Clouds perform at the Marquee Club in London which inspired him to incorporate classical melodies and jazz-like improvisation in his song writing.
No longer interested in pursuing Peter Giles more whimsical pop style, Fripp recommended his friend and guitarist Greg Lake, Peter Giles called it one of Fripps cute political moves. But he had become disillusioned with the lack of success and departed, leaving Lake to become bassist. The first incarnation of King Crimson formed in London on 30 November 1968, the bands name was coined by Sinfield, though it is not meant to be a synonym for Beelzebub, prince of demons. McDonald suggested the purchase a Mellotron, and they began using it to create an orchestral rock sound. Sinfield described Crimson thus, If it sounded at all popular, so it had to be complicated, it had to be more expansive chords, it had to have strange influences. If it sounded, too simple, wed make it more complicated, wed play it in 7/8 or 5/8, just to show off
Lincoln Park, Chicago
Lincoln Park is a designated community area in North Side, Illinois. In 1824, the United States Army built a small post near todays Clybourn Avenue, indian settlements existed along Green Bay Trail, now called Clark Street, at the current intersection of Halsted Street and Fullerton Avenue. Before Green Bay Trail became Clark Street, it stretched as far as Green Bay, including Sheridan Road, in 1836, land from North to Fullerton and from the lake to Halsted was relatively inexpensive, costing $150 per acre. Because the area was considered remote, a hospital and the city cemetery were located in Lincoln Park until the 1860s. In 1837, Chicago was incorporated as a city, and North Avenue was established as the northern boundary. Settlements increased along Green Bay Trail when the government offered land claims, the area north of Chicago, including todays Lincoln Park, was eventually incorporated as Lake View Township. The city, owned tracts of land north of North Avenue. The Township was annexed to Chicago in 1889,1874, the Lincoln Park Zoo was opened.
In the period following the Civil War, the area around Southport, in 1882, St. Josaphats Roman Catholic parish was established specifically for the Kashubian community. The resulting nicknames of Jozafatowo as well as Kaszubowo made the one of Chicagos Polish Patches. The current Romanesque Revival church building was completed in 1902, a Pomeranian Griffin Crest visible on the school south of the church is a nod to the parish that once anchored one of the communities in Chicago dubbed Little Cassubia. From 1896 to 1903, the original Ferris Wheel was located at an amusement park near Clark St. The site was from 2619 to 2665 N. Clark St. which is now the location of a McDonalds, on February 14,1929, seven mob associates and a mechanic were shot to death in an automobile garage at 2122 N. Clark St. During the Great Depression, many buildings in Lincoln Park fell into disrepair, in 1968, a violent confrontation between demonstrators and police in Lincoln Park occurred during the week of the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
I pointed out that it was in the best interests of the City to have us in Lincoln Park ten miles away from the Convention hall. −Abbie Hoffman from the Chicago 7 trial In the 1950s, 1960s, jose Cha Cha Jimenez transformed the local Young Lords gang into human rights activists for Latinos and the poor. They published newspapers, mounted sit-ins and takeovers of institutions and churches at Grant Hospital, Armitage Ave. Methodist Church, and McCormick Theological Seminary. There were civil rights arrests and martyrs including the murders of United Methodist Rev. Bruce Johnson
The Darkness (band)
The Darkness are an English rock band from Lowestoft, formed in 2000. The band consists of Justin Hawkins, his brother Dan Hawkins, Frankie Poullain, the Darkness came to prominence with the release of their debut album, Permission to Land, in 2003. In 2004 the band won three Brit Awards, Best British Group, Best British Rock Act, and Best British Album, after extensive touring in support of their debut album, Poullain left the band in 2005, and was replaced by former guitar technician Richie Edwards. The bands second album, One Way Ticket to Hell. The following year, Justin Hawkins departed from the band after completing a course of rehabilitation from alcohol. As a result, the members formed Stone Gods, and continued to perform and record without Hawkins. On 15 March 2011, The Darkness announced reunion shows, with original bassist Frankie Poullain, including Download Festival 2011, and their third album, Hot Cakes, was released on 20 August 2012. Ed Graham has since left the band, feeling the strain of touring was affecting his personal life, in 2015 a fourth studio album was announced, entitled Last of Our Kind, which was released on 2 June 2015.
The Darkness plan to release their fifth album in 2017. The Darkness were directed by manager Sue Whitehouse, who had managed them since Justin Hawkins time as a creator of music jingles and their original band days as Empire. The Darkness were renowned for their show, and such was the popularity of the band. The band already had music industry interest from their days as Empire through connections with Sue Whitehouse, who was based at Savage & Best in Camden. Joe Taylor, Aled Jones and Paul Scaife at The Tip Sheet first heard about the band through a post on The Tip Sheet message board and they started Record of the Day, and featured the song again around the time of SXSW in March 2003. They wanted to feature Friday Night too but they were told the band was saving it for an album and he believes the reason for lack of interest was that The business as a whole thought they were uncool. In fact, people were saying that they were a joke, as part of Sony Music UK, Raphael had attempted to sign them but the band instead opted to go with Atlantic Records.5 million copies in the UK.
The Darkness took inspiration for some of their work from the local north Suffolk area, the success of this album led to heavy touring for the band, including European portions of Metallicas Summer Sanitarium Tour 2003. They went on to headline the Carling Festival in 2004, the band won three BRIT Awards in 2004 in response to the album, Best Group, Best Rock Group and Best Album. Awards in 2004 for Best Live Act and Best British Band.2 in 2003
Illinois is a state in the midwestern region of the United States, achieving statehood in 1818. It is the 6th most populous state and 25th largest state in terms of land area, the word Illinois comes from a French rendering of a native Algonquin word. For decades, OHare International Airport has been ranked as one of the worlds busiest airports, Illinois has long had a reputation as a bellwether both in social and cultural terms and politics. With the War of 1812 Illinois growth slowed as both Native Americans and Canadian forces often raided the American Frontier, mineral finds and timber stands had spurred immigration—by the 1810s, the Eastern U. S. Railroads arose and matured in the 1840s, and soon carried immigrants to new homes in Illinois, as well as being a resource to ship their commodity crops out to markets. Railroads freed most of the land of Illinois and other states from the tyranny of water transport. By 1900, the growth of jobs in the northern cities and coal mining in the central and southern areas attracted a new group of immigrants.
Illinois was an important manufacturing center during both world wars, the Great Migration from the South established a large community of African Americans in Chicago, who created the citys famous jazz and blues cultures. Three U. S. presidents have been elected while living in Illinois, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Ronald Reagan, whose political career was based in California, was the only U. S. president born and raised in Illinois. Today, Illinois honors Lincoln with its official slogan, Land of Lincoln. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is located in the capital of Springfield. Illinois is the spelling for the early French Catholic missionaries and explorers name for the Illinois Native Americans. American scholars previously thought the name Illinois meant man or men in the Miami-Illinois language and this etymology is not supported by the Illinois language, as the word for man is ireniwa and plural men is ireniwaki. The name Illiniwek has said to mean tribe of superior men.
The name Illinois derives from the Miami-Illinois verb irenwe·wa he speaks the regular way and this was taken into the Ojibwe language, perhaps in the Ottawa dialect, and modified into ilinwe·. The French borrowed these forms, changing the ending to spell it as -ois. The current spelling form, began to appear in the early 1670s, the Illinois name for themselves, as attested in all three of the French missionary-period dictionaries of Illinois, was Inoka, of unknown meaning and unrelated to the other terms. American Indians of successive cultures lived along the waterways of the Illinois area for thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans, the Koster Site has been excavated and demonstrates 7,000 years of continuous habitation
Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois, and it is the county seat of Cook County. In 2012, Chicago was listed as a global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. Chicago has the third-largest gross metropolitan product in the United States—about $640 billion according to 2015 estimates, the city has one of the worlds largest and most diversified economies with no single industry employing more than 14% of the workforce. In 2016, Chicago hosted over 54 million domestic and international visitors, landmarks in the city include Millennium Park, Navy Pier, the Magnificent Mile, Art Institute of Chicago, Museum Campus, the Willis Tower, Museum of Science and Industry, and Lincoln Park Zoo. Chicagos culture includes the arts, film, especially improvisational comedy. Chicago has sports teams in each of the major professional leagues. The city has many nicknames, the best-known being the Windy City, the name Chicago is derived from a French rendering of the Native American word shikaakwa, known to botanists as Allium tricoccum, from the Miami-Illinois language.
The first known reference to the site of the current city of Chicago as Checagou was by Robert de LaSalle around 1679 in a memoir, henri Joutel, in his journal of 1688, noted that the wild garlic, called chicagoua, grew abundantly in the area. In the mid-18th century, the area was inhabited by a Native American tribe known as the Potawatomi, the first known non-indigenous permanent settler in Chicago was Jean Baptiste Point du Sable. Du Sable was of African and French descent and arrived in the 1780s and he is commonly known as the Founder of Chicago. In 1803, the United States Army built Fort Dearborn, which was destroyed in 1812 in the Battle of Fort Dearborn, the Ottawa and Potawatomi tribes had ceded additional land to the United States in the 1816 Treaty of St. Louis. The Potawatomi were forcibly removed from their land after the Treaty of Chicago in 1833, on August 12,1833, the Town of Chicago was organized with a population of about 200. Within seven years it grew to more than 4,000 people, on June 15,1835, the first public land sales began with Edmund Dick Taylor as U. S.
The City of Chicago was incorporated on Saturday, March 4,1837, as the site of the Chicago Portage, the city became an important transportation hub between the eastern and western United States. Chicagos first railway and Chicago Union Railroad, and the Illinois, the canal allowed steamboats and sailing ships on the Great Lakes to connect to the Mississippi River. A flourishing economy brought residents from rural communities and immigrants from abroad and retail and finance sectors became dominant, influencing the American economy. The Chicago Board of Trade listed the first ever standardized exchange traded forward contracts and these issues helped propel another Illinoisan, Abraham Lincoln, to the national stage
Thomas Peter Odell is an English singer-songwriter. He released his extended play, Songs from Another Love, in 2012. His debut studio album, Long Way Down, was issued on 24 June 2013 and his second studio album, Wrong Crowd, was released on 10 June 2016. Soon after, on 9 December 2016, Odell released his Christmas EP Spending All My Christmas with You, Odell was born in Chichester, West Sussex, England, to an airline pilot father and a primary school teacher mother. He spent part of his childhood in New Zealand because of his fathers job and he was educated at Seaford College. He studied piano classically to Grade 7 and he began writing his own songs at the age of thirteen but told no one because he felt it was uncool. At the age of eighteen, Odell abandoned plans to attend the University of York and attempted to gain a place at a music college in Liverpool. He appeared at open-mic events nightly, It was full of humiliation, dragging a keyboard round, turning up to find out I’d been taken off the bill, gangs of lads grabbing the mic off me, I learnt to perform and learnt what songs work.
After a year, he moved back to Chichester after being made redundant from his job as a barman, using his grandmothers car, he travelled regularly to London to play shows and to put advertisements in music schools. He studied at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music playing as part of the band Tom and The Tides recorded the song Spider for the Brighton Institute of Modern Music student album Whats Inside Your Head Vol.3. However, he decided to become a solo artist because he didnt want to have to rely on people. Odell is signed to In the Name Of, an imprint of Columbia Records and he was discovered by the label head Lily Allen, who remarked that his energy onstage reminded me of David Bowie. He was given an advance, I went out and bought an old Mini Cooper for cash. Then three weeks I got back from a show in Scotland and the car was gone, so if you see a racing-green classic Mini Cooper, its mine. He released his extended play, Songs from Another Love. He made his debut in November 2012 as a performer on Later.
With Jools Holland, the shows producer Alison Howe described it as a classic Later debut, Odell was announced as one of fifteen nominees for the BBC Sound of 2013 poll in January 2013. Also that month, his single Another Love was used by the BBC to advertise their 2013 schedule, odells music has been used in numerous Burberry fashion runway shows
Kate Marie Nash is an English singer, songwriter and actress. Nash rose to prominence in the UK with the sleeper hit Foundations and her debut album, Made of Bricks, peaked at number 1 in the UK and number 36 in the US. Nash won the award for Best British Female Artist at the 2008 Brit Awards and her second studio album, My Best Friend Is You, was released in 2010 and reached the top 10 in both the UK and Germany. The albums lead single, Do-Wah-Doo, peaked at number 15 in the UK, after being dropped by her record label, Nash self-released her third studio album, Girl Talk, on 4 March 2013. The album failed to match the success of Nashs previous albums, though it charted inside the top 100 in the UK, Germany. In April 2017, Nash launched a Kickstarter to finance a studio album. Nash was born on 6 July 1987 in Harrow, London to an English father, Steve Nash, Marie is a nurse in a hospice. When she was 18, Nash underwent cardiac radiofrequency ablation in order to eliminate tachycardia, the surgery subsequently inspired the song Death Proof, featured on her third studio album, Girl Talk.
A graduate of the BRIT School, Nash originally wanted to study acting after graduating, she was rejected from several drama colleges and universities, one of them being Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Nash had been working for fashion retailer River Island and restaurant chain Nandos prior to starting her music career, Nash started her career in 2005. She started recording after falling down the stairs and breaking her foot, after several gigs, she uploaded her music to MySpace, found a manager and producers for her music. Her debut was a single, Carolines a Victim/Birds and recorded in Iceland by Valgeir Sigurðsson, the release was limited to 2,000 copies and available only on 7 vinyl. Due to demand, another 1,000 copies were made, cD-promo copies were produced for distribution to the press and DJs and are occasionally available for sale. The single is featured on the CD Moshi Moshi Singles Compilation, a video for the song, directed by Kinga Burza, was released and received airplay on MTV2.
The singles B-side, featured on her début album Made of Bricks, both tracks have been released as MP3 downloads. In April 2007, Nash was signed to the Polydor offshoot Fiction Records and her second single Foundations, which she co-wrote with producer Paul Epworth, was released by Fiction on 18 June 2007 and reached number two in the official UK Singles Chart. Following this success, Fiction announced plans to bring forward the release of Nashs début album Made of Bricks to 6 August 2007, the album, produced by Paul Epworth, included many of the tracks she had been performing during her two nationwide tours. It proved, however, to be successful and reached number 1 in the UK album charts, during mid-2007, Nash performed at numerous festivals, including the Wireless Festival, Electric Gardens, Latitude and Leeds, Oxegen and T in the Park
Gilbert Gil Scott-Heron was an American soul and jazz poet and author, known primarily for his work as a spoken-word performer in the 1970s and 1980s. His own term for himself was bluesologist, which he defined as a scientist who is concerned with the origin of the blues. His music, most notably on Pieces of a Man and Winter in America in the early 1970s, influenced and helped engender African-American music genres such as hip hop and neo soul. In fact, Scott-Heron himself is considered by many to be the first rapper/MC ever, Scott-Heron remained active until his death, and in 2010 released his first new album in 16 years, entitled Im New Here. A memoir he had working on for years up to the time of his death. His recording work received critical acclaim, especially one of his best-known compositions The Revolution Will Not Be Televised. Gil Scott-Heron received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012, during the museums opening ceremonies, the Sylvan Theater on the monument grounds was temporarily named the Gil Scott-Heron stage.
Gil Scott-Heron was born in Chicago and his mother, Bobbie Scott-Heron, was an opera singer who performed with the New York Oratorio Society. Scott-Herons father, Gil Heron, nicknamed The Black Arrow, was a Jamaican football player in the 1950s who became the first black man to play for Celtic Football Club in Glasgow. Gils parents separated in his childhood and he was sent to live with his maternal grandmother, Lillie Scott, in Jackson. When Scott-Heron was 12 years old, his grandmother died and he returned to live with his mother in The Bronx in New York City. He enrolled at DeWitt Clinton High School, but transferred to The Fieldston School after impressing the head of the English department with one of his writings, as one of five black students at the prestigious school, Scott-Heron was faced with alienation and a significant socioeconomic gap. During his admissions interview at Fieldston, an administrator asked him, and said, Same way as you. This type of intractable boldness would become a hallmark of Scott-Herons recordings, after completing his secondary education, Scott-Heron enrolled at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania because Langston Hughes was an alumnus.
It was here that Scott-Heron met Brian Jackson with whom he formed the band Black & Blues, after about two years at Lincoln, Scott-Heron took a year off to write the novels The Vulture and The Nigger Factory. Scott-Heron was very influenced by the Black Arts Movement. Scott-Heron returned to New York City, settling in Chelsea, the Vulture was published by the World Publishing Company in 1970 to positive reviews. Although Scott-Heron never completed his degree, he was admitted to the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University
William Michael Griffin, better known by his stage name Rakim, is an American rapper. One half of golden age hip hop duo Eric B, & Rakim, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential and most skilled MCs of all time. & Rakims classic album Paid in Full was named the greatest hip hop album of all time by MTV in 2006, Steve Huey of Allmusic stated that Rakim is near-universally acknowledged as one of the greatest MCs -- perhaps the greatest -- of all time within the hip-hop community. The editors of About. com ranked him #2 on their list of the Top 50 MCs of Our Time, Rakim began his career as the emcee of the rap duo Eric B. & Rakim, who in 2011 were nominated for induction into the Rock, in 2012, The Source ranked him #1 on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time. Rakim is the nephew of the late American R&B singer and actress Ruth Brown and he grew up in Wyandanch, New York, and became involved in the New York hip hop scene at 18. Eric B. brought him to Marley Marls house to record Eric B, known as Kid Wizard in 1985, made his first recordings live at Wyandanch High School.
Rakim was initially introduced to the Nation of Islam in 1986, and joined The Nation of Gods and Earths, first meeting in 1985, Eric B. & Rakim went on to release four albums before their separation in 1992. They were nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011, after Rakim responded to Eric B. s search for New Yorks top MC, Eric Bs friend and roommate Marley Marl allowed them to use his home studio. The first track they recorded—Eric B, is President—was released as a single on the independent Zakia Records in 1986. After Def Jam Recordings founder Russell Simmons heard the single, the duo were signed to Island Records, on July 7,1987, the duo released their debut album, Paid in Full, on the Island-subsidiary label 4th & Bway Records. The album peaked at number fifty-eight on the Billboard 200 chart and produced five singles, is President, I Aint No Joke, I Know You Got Soul, Move the Crowd, and Paid in Full. While its singles attained success, the album performed better on music charts than Eric B.
& Rakims debut album and reached number 22 on the U. S. Billboard Pop Albums chart and it has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipments in excess of 500,000 copies in the United States. American author William Jelani Cobb wrote of the significance, On the heels of Paid in Full. & Rakim delivered a full clip of album titled Follow the Leader in 1988, the release marked the high point in the collaboration between the two and prefaced the long slide they faced in the 1990s. Let the Rhythm Hit Em, released in 1990, was Eric B and this album saw the duos sound develop further, with Rakim adopting a deeper, more aggressive tone of voice, as well as more mature and serious subject matter
Genesis are an English rock band formed at Charterhouse School, Surrey in 1967. The most commercially successful and long-lasting line-up includes keyboardist Tony Banks, bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford, other important members were the original lead singer Peter Gabriel and guitarist Steve Hackett. The band underwent many changes in style over its career, from folk music to progressive rock in the 1970s. They have sold 21.5 million RIAA-certified albums in the US, after splitting with King, the group began touring professionally, signing with Charisma Records. The group were initially successful in Europe, before entering the UK charts with Foxtrot. They followed this with Selling England by the Pound and The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway before Gabriel decided to leave the group, after an unsuccessful search for a replacement, Collins took over as lead singer, while the group gained popularity in the UK and the US. Following A Trick of the Tail and Wind & Wuthering, Hackett left the band, reducing it to a core of Banks and its title track reached number one in the US.
After the follow up, We Cant Dance and related tour and Rutherford recruited Ray Wilson for Calling All Stations, but a lack of success in the US led to a group hiatus. Banks and Collins reunited for the Turn It On Again Tour in 2007 and their discography includes fifteen studio and six live albums, six of which topped the UK chart. In 2010, Genesis were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Gabriel arrived at the school in September 1963, Rutherford in September 1964, and Phillips in April 1965. The five recorded six songs, Dont Want You Back, Try a Little Sadness, Shes Beautiful, Thats Me, Listen on Five, and Patricia, a group friend gave the tape to King who was immediately enthusiastic. Under Kings direction, the group, aged between 15 and 17, signed a recording contract with Decca Records. In response Banks and Gabriel wrote The Silent Sun, a pastiche of the Bee Gees, one of Kings favourite bands, King chose The Silent Sun as their first single, with Thats Me on the B-side, released in February 1968.
It achieved some airplay on BBC Radio One and Radio Caroline, a second single, A Winters Tale/One-Eyed Hound, followed in May 1968 which sold little. Three months later, Stewart left the group to continue with his studies and he was replaced by fellow Charterhouse pupil John Silver. King felt the group would achieve success with an album. The result, From Genesis to Revelation, was produced at Regent Sound in ten days during their schools summer break in August 1968, Phillips was particularly upset about Greenslades additions. When Decca found an American band already named Genesis, King refused to change his groups name and he reached a compromise by removing their name from the album cover, resulting in a minimalist design with the album title printed on a plain black background