Embrace (English band)
Embrace are an English rock band formed in Bailiff Bridge in 1990. To date they have released one singles album and one B-sides compilation; the band consists of brothers singer Danny McNamara and guitarist Richard McNamara, bassist Steve Firth, keyboardist Mickey Dale and drummer Mike Heaton. The group have released seven studio albums: The Good Will Out, Drawn from Memory, If You've Never Been, Out of Nothing, This New Day and Love Is a Basic Need; the band began in a small outbuilding at the bottom of a garden in Bailiff Bridge in 1990. McNamara brothers, Richard playing guitar and Danny started creating songs, with the aid of a cassette recorder, soon a drum machine was added. An initial set of songs was written dropped and a second set of songs written. Mickey Dale soon joined them on keyboards. After various auditions, drummer Mike Heaton joined the band. A period of consolidation of existing songs and writing of new ones followed, it proved hard to settle on a name, so gigs were performed from 1992 onwards under one-off names.
They settled on'Embrace'. Richard was familiar with the American band Embrace, thought it a good name, despite it having been used already; the band wrote a letter to seek approval from Ian Mackaye who replied that it was alright for the English band to use the same name, though he said that it could cause some confusion. Steve Firth joined the quartet soon, forming their permanent line-up; the band recorded a three track demo in a recording studio in Huddersfield, sold at concerts in cassette form. This now rare demo consisted of the songs "Overflowing", "Say It With Bombs" and "Sooner Than You Think"; the sound of this embryonic Embrace far removed from the one which emerged in the last days of Britpop when the likes of Oasis and the Verve were shaping the future of the sound of British alternative rock, paving the way for acts like Coldplay and Starsailor. A video was recorded of a gig in Leeds. A second spell in a Manchester recording studio yielded some rough mixes, one of, seen as good enough to be released on a cassette attached to the Leeds fanzine The Expression She Pulled.
A single, was released in February 1997 on Fierce Panda Records. After building a following through two further singles, their debut album The Good Will Out was released on 8 June 1998 and went to number 1 in the UK Albums Chart; the album achieved critical acclaim as well as success in terms of sales, going gold on its first day of release, becoming one of the fastest-ever-selling debut albums by a British artist, going on to sell over 500,000 copies domestically. On 27 March 2000 the band released Drawn from Memory. Although the album was supported by a tour during which they were supported by then-fledgling Coldplay, its sales were low, but critical reception was good NME praising the album: " trawls emotional depths, plays to its strengths and encourages, strong in the knowledge that sometimes the good will out. Embrace have put their flag at the summit. Embrace covered Bob Dorough's "Three Is a Magic Number" on the B-side of "I Wouldn't Wanna Happen to You" and released two other'Christmas' cover versions of the traditional song "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire" and "I Believe in Father Christmas".
Afterwards they recorded their third studio album If You've Never Been, released on 3 September 2001. The album reached number 9 in the UK chart. Drowned in Sound claimed: "Embrace have returned with their most compelling piece of work to date, it doesn’t base itself on the strength of a few uplifting anthems like their previous work has, instead going for the thoughtful, tender approach. And it's all the better for it." The album was once again supported by an international tour, covering Europe, the US and Australia until the end of 2002. They were signed by Andy McDonald to his Independiente Records label and released the album Out of Nothing, which reached number one in the UK in 2004. The'comeback' single that preceded this album was "Gravity", written by Coldplay's Chris Martin. Danny McNamara and Martin had become friends after Coldplay had supported Embrace in 2000 in Blackpool; the single was a hit. Coldplay have since recorded "Gravity" as a B-side for their single "Talk". In 2004, Radio 1's Live Lounge, Embrace recorded a version of the D12 rap song "How Come".
In October 2005, the band released their first compilation, called Dry Kids: B-Sides 1997–2005. It features 18 tracks from singles and EPs across their entire career, including a version of "Blind", an early live favourite, omitted from their debut album The Good Will Out, as was their Otis Redding-influenced "The Way I Do"; the band's fifth studio album, This New Day was released on 27 March 2006, with the single "Nature's Law" being released the week before. The album saw the whole band contributing to the songs. Before this, the McNamara brothers had written all of the band's songs themselves; the band recording twenty four songs in nine days. In March 2006, Embrace were chosen to record England's official football World Cup 2006 song, "World at Your Feet," which received its first radio airplay on 21 April 2006 on BBC Radio 1, it was released on 5 June 2006, entered the UK Singles Chart at number 3. The first single entered the charts at number two; this New Day went straight into the
Graham William Nash, OBE is an English singer-songwriter and musician. Nash is known for his light tenor voice and for his songwriting contributions as a member of the English pop/rock group the Hollies and the folk-rock supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash. Nash became an American citizen on 14 August 1978 and holds dual citizenship of the United Kingdom and the United States. Nash is a published photographer, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1997 and as a member of the Hollies in 2010. Nash was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2010 Birthday Honours List for services to music and to charity. Nash holds four honorary doctorates, including one from New York Institute of Technology, one in Music from the University of Salford in 2011. and his latest Doctorate in Fine Arts from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Graham William Nash was born in 1942 in Blackpool, England, his mother having been evacuated there from the Nash's home town of Salford, because of the Second World War.
The family subsequently returned to Salford. In the early 1960s he co-founded the Hollies, one of the UK's most successful pop groups, with school friend Allan Clarke. Credited on the first album as "Group Leader", he took the lead vocals. Nash was featured vocally on "Just One Look" in 1964, sang his first lead vocal on the original Hollies song "To You My Love" on the band's second album In The Hollies Style, he progressed to singing featured bridge vocals on Hollies recordings. By 1966 Nash was providing a few solo lead vocals on Hollies albums, from 1967 on B-sides to singles, notably "On a Carousel" and "Carrie Anne". Nash encouraged the Hollies to write their own songs with Clarke with Clarke and guitarist Tony Hicks. From 1964 to mid-1966 they wrote under the alias L. Ransford, their own names were credited on songs from "Stop Stop Stop" from October 1966 onward. In 1965, with Allan Clarke and guitarist Tony Hicks, formed Gralto Music Ltd, a publishing company which handled their own songs and signed the young Reg Dwight.
Nash was pivotal in the forging of a sound and lyrics writing the verses on Clarke, Hicks & Nash songs. However, Nash composed songs by himself under the'team banner', for example,'Fifi the Flea','Clown','Stop Right There','Everything is Sunshine'; the Butterfly album included several of his songs that had less group participation and exhibited more of a singer-songwriter approach. He was disappointed when this new style did not register with their audience "King Midas in Reverse". Nash met both David Crosby and Stephen Stills in 1966 during a Hollies US tour. On a subsequent visit to the US in 1968, he was more formally introduced to Crosby by mutual friend Cass Elliott in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles. Nash left the Hollies to form a new group with Stills. A trio at first, Stills & Nash became a quartet with Neil Young: Crosby, Nash & Young. With both configurations, Nash went on to greater worldwide success, penning many of CSN's most-commercial hit singles such as "Our House". Nash, nicknamed "Willy" by his band mates, has been described as the glue that keeps their fragile alliances together.
Nash became politically active after moving to California, as reflected in his anti-Vietnam War songs "Military Madness" and "Chicago / We Can Change the World". In 1972, during CSNY's first hiatus, Nash teamed with Crosby, they have worked in this configuration on and off since, yielding four studio albums and a few live and compilation albums. His song "Immigration Man", Crosby & Nash's biggest hit as a duo, arose from a tiff he had with a US Customs official while trying to enter the country. In 1979, Nash co-founded Musicians United for Safe Energy, against the expansion of nuclear power. MUSE put on the educational fundraising No Nukes events. In 2007 the group recorded a music video of a new version of the Buffalo Springfield song "For What It's Worth". Nash rejoined the Hollies in 1983 to record two albums, What Goes Around and Reunion. In 1993, Nash again reunited with the Hollies to record a new version of "Peggy Sue Got Married" that featured lead vocal by Buddy Holly —this Buddy Holly & the Hollies recording opened the Not Fade Away tribute album to Holly by various artists.
In 2005, Nash collaborated with Norwegian musicians A-ha on the songs "Over the Treetops" and "Cosy Prisons" for the Analogue recording. In 2006, Nash worked with David Gilmour and David Crosby on the title track of David Gilmour's third solo album, On an Island. In March 2006, the album was released and reached No. 1 on the UK charts. Nash and Crosby subsequently toured the UK with Gilmour, singing backup on "On an Island", "The Blue", "Shine On You Crazy Diamond", "Find the Cost of Freedom". In addition to his political songs Nash has writ
John de Lancie
John de Lancie is an American actor, director, writer, singer and voice artist, best known for his role as Q in Star Trek: The Next Generation and the voice of Discord in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. He has been featured in several recurring roles on television series, including Frank Simmons in Stargate SG-1 and Donald Margolis in Breaking Bad. De Lancie was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on November 13, 1948, one of two siblings born to John Sherwood de Lancie --, principal oboist of the Philadelphia Orchestra from 1954–1977—and Andrea de Lancie, he has Christina. I was dyslexic, but at the time, not a word, used. What was used was "mildly retarded" or "slow". Being dyslexic, he struggled with reading difficulties throughout his school years. One of his teachers recommended to his parents to encourage him to consider a career as an actor, he ended up winning a scholarship to the Juilliard School in New York. De Lancie portrayed a recurring character in several of the Star Trek franchise series.
He is one of the few characters appearing in multiple series of the franchise. In eight episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, in one episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, in three episodes of Star Trek: Voyager. De Lancie's son Keegan de Lancie appeared with his father as Q's son in one episode of Star Trek: Voyager. My popularity is disproportionate to the amount of times that I was on the show.... It's a double-edged sword. I never partook of the financial rewards of the show in terms of being a regular, I just came on and once a year would do a show. De Lancie was too busy to audition for the part of "Q" but Gene Roddenberry, whom he did not know, arranged a second opportunity. De Lancie recognizes that though Star Trek was only a small part of his career, it opened doors for him. In addition to his role in Star Trek, de Lancie has appeared in many other television series, he most notably plays the voice of Discord, a recurring character in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Discord was inspired by de Lancie's "Q", as an omnipotent being who embodies chaos but is helpful to the heroes of the show.
He was a popular actor on Days of Our Lives as Eugene Bradford. He co-starred in Michael Piller's creation and had recurring roles in Stargate SG-1 as an NID agent, he has guest-starred in multiple television series, including Breaking Bad, The West Wing, Andromeda, The Unit, MacGyver, Law & Order: LA, Torchwood: Miracle Day, Touched by an Angel, Time Trax, the 1980s revival of Mission: Impossible, Special Unit 2, along with animated series, including The Angry Beavers, Extreme Ghostbusters, Invader Zim, Duck Dodgers, Max Steel, Young Justice, DC Super Hero Girls as Mr. Freeze. De Lancie's film credits include The Hand that Rocks the Cradle, Get Smart, Again!, The Fisher King, Bad Influence, The Onion Field, Taking Care of Business, Arcade, Woman on Top, Good Advice, The Big Time, Evolver, Reign Over Me, My Apocalypse, Crank: High Voltage, You Lucky Dog. He has been a member of the American Shakespeare Festival, the Seattle Repertory Company, South Coast Repertory, the Mark Taper Forum, the Old Globe.
De Lancie has performed and directed for Los Angeles Theater Works, the producing arm of KCRW-FM and National Public Radio, where the series The Play's the Thing originates. He appeared in Star Trek: a touring company, with Robert Picardo. De Lancie and Picardo narrate around the orchestral performance, explaining the history of the music in Star Trek, he performed Pierre Curie in Alan Alda's play, Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie in 2001 at the Geffen Theater in Los Angeles. De Lancie voiced the characters of Antonio Malochio in Interstate'76, Trias in Planescape: Torment, Dr. Death in Outlaws, William Miles in Assassin's Creed: Revelations and Assassin's Creed III, Fitz Quadwrangle in Quantum Conundrum, Q in both the Star Trek: The Next Generation pinball game and the mobile game Star Trek Timelines, portrayed Q in Star Trek: Borg, he further voiced human emperor in Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars. He voiced Alarak in Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void and reprised the role for Heroes of the Storm.
More he voiced Geist, the leader of the Templars in the XCOM 2 expansion, War of the Chosen. He co-wrote the Star Trek novel I, Q with Peter David, as well as co-writing the novel Soldier of Light, he wrote the DC comic book story The Gift. With Leonard Nimoy, de Lancie recorded several audio dramas based on classic science-fiction tales, under the label "Alien Voices", he has performed as narrator with a number of major orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Nova Scotia. He provided the narration for the world premiere of Lorenzo Palomo's The Sneetches and Other Stories with the Oberlin Conservatory Orchestra, he has written and directed ten symphonic plays which were produced with the Milwaukee, St. Paul Chamber, Los Angeles, Pasadena Orchestras. De Lancie was the writer and host of First Nights, an adult concert series at the Walt Disney Concert Hall with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, based loosely on the book of the same name by Thomas Forrest Kelly, which explored the li
Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. is an American film studio, production company and film distributor, a member of the Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group, a division of Sony Entertainment's Sony Pictures subsidiary of the Japanese multinational conglomerate Sony Corporation. What would become Columbia Pictures, CBC Film Sales Corporation, was founded on June 19, 1918 by Harry Cohn, his brother Jack Cohn, Joe Brandt, it went public two years later. In its early years, it was a minor player in Hollywood, but began to grow in the late 1920s, spurred by a successful association with director Frank Capra. With Capra and others, Columbia became one of the primary homes of the screwball comedy. In the 1930s, Columbia's major contract stars were Cary Grant. In the 1940s, Rita Hayworth became the studio's premier star and propelled their fortunes into the late 1950s. Rosalind Russell, Glenn Ford, William Holden became major stars at the studio, it is one of the leading film studios in the world and is a member of the "Big Five" major American film studios.
It was one of the so-called "Little Three" among the eight major film studios of Hollywood's Golden Age. Today, it has become the world's fifth largest major film studio; the studio was founded on June 19, 1918 as Cohn-Brandt-Cohn Film Sales by brothers Jack and Harry Cohn and Jack's best friend Joe Brandt, released its first feature film in August 1922. Brandt was president of CBC Film Sales, handling sales and distribution from New York along with Jack Cohn, while Harry Cohn ran production in Hollywood; the studio's early productions were low-budget short subjects: "Screen Snapshots", the "Hall Room Boys", the Chaplin imitator Billy West. The start-up CBC leased space in a Poverty Row studio on Hollywood's famously low-rent Gower Street. Among Hollywood's elite, the studio's small-time reputation led some to joke that "CBC" stood for "Corned Beef and Cabbage". Brandt tired of dealing with the Cohn brothers, in 1932 sold his one-third stake to Harry Cohn, who took over as president. In an effort to improve its image, the Cohn brothers renamed the company Columbia Pictures Corporation on January 10, 1924.
Cohn remained head of production as well. He would run one of the longest tenures of any studio chief. In an industry rife with nepotism, Columbia was notorious for having a number of Harry and Jack's relatives in high positions. Humorist Robert Benchley called it the Pine Tree Studio, "because it has so many Cohns". Columbia's product line consisted of moderately budgeted features and short subjects including comedies, sports films, various serials, cartoons. Columbia moved into the production of higher-budget fare joining the second tier of Hollywood studios along with United Artists and Universal. Like United Artists and Universal, Columbia was a horizontally integrated company, it controlled distribution. Helping Columbia's climb was the arrival of Frank Capra. Between 1927 and 1939, Capra pushed Cohn for better material and bigger budgets. A string of hits he directed in the early and mid 1930s solidified Columbia's status as a major studio. In particular, It Happened; until Columbia's existence had depended on theater owners willing to take its films, since as mentioned above it didn't have a theater network of its own.
Other Capra-directed hits followed, including the original version of Lost Horizon, with Ronald Colman, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, which made James Stewart a major star. In 1933, Columbia hired Robert Kalloch to be women's costume designer, he was the first contract costume designer hired by the studio, he established the studio's wardrobe department. Kalloch's employment, in turn, convinced leading actresses that Columbia Pictures intended to invest in their careers. In 1938, the addition of B. B. Kahane as Vice President would produce Charles Vidor's Those High Gray Walls, The Lady in Question, the first joint film of Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford. Kahane would become the President of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1959, until his death a year later. Columbia could not afford to keep a huge roster of contract stars, so Cohn borrowed them from other studios. At Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the industry's most prestigious studio, Columbia was nicknamed "Siberia", as Louis B. Mayer would use the loan out to Columbia as a way to punish his less-obedient signings.
In the 1930s, Columbia signed Jean Arthur to a long-term contract, after The Whole Town's Talking, Arthur became a major comedy star. Ann Sothern's career was launched when Columbia signed her to a contract in 1936. Cary Grant signed a contract in 1937 and soon after it was altered to a non-exclusive contract shared with RKO. Many theaters relied on westerns to attract big weekend audiences, Columbia always recognized this market, its first cowboy star was Buck Jones, who signed with Columbia in 1930 for a fraction of his former big-studio salary. Over the next two decades Columbia released scores of outdoor adventures with Jones, Tim McCoy, Ken Maynard, Jack Luden, Bob Allen, Russell Hayden, Tex Ritter, Ken Curtis, Gene Autry. Columbia's most popular cowboy was Charles Starrett, who signed with Columbia in 193
The New York Times
The New York Times is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership. Founded in 1851, the paper has won more than any other newspaper; the Times is ranked 17th in the world by circulation and 2nd in the U. S; the paper is owned by The New York Times Company, publicly traded and is controlled by the Sulzberger family through a dual-class share structure. It has been owned by the family since 1896. G. Sulzberger, the paper's publisher, his father, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. the company's chairman, are the fourth and fifth generation of the family to helm the paper. Nicknamed "The Gray Lady", the Times has long been regarded within the industry as a national "newspaper of record"; the paper's motto, "All the News That's Fit to Print", appears in the upper left-hand corner of the front page. Since the mid-1970s, The New York Times has expanded its layout and organization, adding special weekly sections on various topics supplementing the regular news, editorials and features.
Since 2008, the Times has been organized into the following sections: News, Editorials/Opinions-Columns/Op-Ed, New York, Sports of The Times, Science, Home and other features. On Sunday, the Times is supplemented by the Sunday Review, The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine and T: The New York Times Style Magazine; the Times stayed with the broadsheet full-page set-up and an eight-column format for several years after most papers switched to six, was one of the last newspapers to adopt color photography on the front page. The New York Times was founded as the New-York Daily Times on September 18, 1851. Founded by journalist and politician Henry Jarvis Raymond and former banker George Jones, the Times was published by Raymond, Jones & Company. Early investors in the company included Edwin B. Morgan, Christopher Morgan, Edward B. Wesley. Sold for a penny, the inaugural edition attempted to address various speculations on its purpose and positions that preceded its release: We shall be Conservative, in all cases where we think Conservatism essential to the public good.
We do not believe that everything in Society is either right or wrong. In 1852, the newspaper started a western division, The Times of California, which arrived whenever a mail boat from New York docked in California. However, the effort failed. On September 14, 1857, the newspaper shortened its name to The New-York Times. On April 21, 1861, The New York Times began publishing a Sunday edition to offer daily coverage of the Civil War. One of the earliest public controversies it was involved with was the Mortara Affair, the subject of twenty editorials in the Times alone; the main office of The New York Times was attacked during the New York City Draft Riots. The riots, sparked by the beginning of drafting for the Union Army, began on July 13, 1863. On "Newspaper Row", across from City Hall, Henry Raymond stopped the rioters with Gatling guns, early machine guns, one of which he manned himself; the mob diverted, instead attacking the headquarters of abolitionist publisher Horace Greeley's New York Tribune until being forced to flee by the Brooklyn City Police, who had crossed the East River to help the Manhattan authorities.
In 1869, Henry Raymond died, George Jones took over as publisher. The newspaper's influence grew in 1870 and 1871, when it published a series of exposés on William Tweed, leader of the city's Democratic Party—popularly known as "Tammany Hall" —that led to the end of the Tweed Ring's domination of New York's City Hall. Tweed had offered The New York Times five million dollars to not publish the story. In the 1880s, The New York Times transitioned from supporting Republican Party candidates in its editorials to becoming more politically independent and analytical. In 1884, the paper supported Democrat Grover Cleveland in his first presidential campaign. While this move cost The New York Times a portion of its readership among its more progressive and Republican readers, the paper regained most of its lost ground within a few years. After George Jones died in 1891, Charles Ransom Miller and other New York Times editors raised $1 million dollars to buy the Times, printing it under the New York Times Publishing Company.
However, the newspaper was financially crippled by the Panic of 1893, by 1896, the newspaper had a circulation of less than 9,000, was losing $1,000 a day. That year, Adolph Ochs, the publisher of the Chattanooga Times, gained a controlling interest in the company for $75,000. Shortly after assuming control of the paper, Ochs coined the paper's slogan, "All The News That's Fit To Print"; the slogan has appeared in the paper since September 1896, has been printed in a box in the upper left hand corner of the front page since early 1897. The slogan was a jab at competing papers, such as Joseph Pulitzer's New York World and William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal, which were known for a lurid and inaccurate reporting of facts and opinions, described by the end of the century as "yellow journalism". Under Ochs' guidance, aided by Carr
Love, Reign o'er Me
"Love, Reign o'er Me", subtitled "Pete's Theme", is a song by English rock band The Who. Written and composed by guitarist Pete Townshend, it was released on 27 October 1973 as the second single from the band's sixth studio album and second rock opera, Quadrophenia, it is the final song on the album, has been a concert staple for years. The song peaked at # 76 on # 54 on Cash Box. "Love, Reign o'er Me," along with "Is It in My Head?", date back to 1972. Both songs were intended to be part of the unreleased autobiographical album, Rock Is Dead—Long Live Rock! This evolved into Quadrophenia. "Love, Reign o'er Me" concerns the main character of Quadrophenia, having a personal crisis. With nothing left to live for, he finds a spiritual redemption in pouring rain; as Townshend described the song: refers to Meher Baba's one time comment that rain was a blessing from God. It's another plea to drown, only this time in the rain. Jimmy goes through a suicide crisis, he surrenders to the inevitable, you know, you know, when it's over and he goes back to town he'll be going through the same shit, being in the same terrible family situation and so on, but he's moved up a level.
He's weak still. He's in danger of maturing. "Love, Reign o'er Me" was released as a 7" single. The single release version of this song is shorter than the album track, missing the introductory falling rain sound and the first piano intro and timpani and gong crash different sequence of the lyrics and ends on string synthesizers with piano rather than the drum solo, guitar and brass explosion as on the album; the single was released with a B-side titled "Water." The song peaked at #76 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Outside the US, the single was released in Belgium and the Netherlands. Frontman Roger Daltrey's vocal on the track has been praised; the version included on the soundtrack features an added flute and string arrangement, the ending is a few seconds shorter than the album version. The rain sounds have been removed; the song served as inspiration for the title of the 2007 film Reign Over Me, it was featured extensively throughout the film. "Love, Reign o'er Me" was first performed live on the Who's Quadrophenia tour in 1973 and 1974, but it was dropped after the tour.
It was returned to the band's setlist for the 1982 farewell tour of North America. The band performed it again at its one-off performance at Bob Geldof's Live Aid concert at Wembley Stadium in London, England on 13 July 1985 and it remained in the act for their 1989 reunion tour; when the Who performed Quadrophenia in its entirety in the summer of 1996, the band was joined by Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour on the song. At the Who's 1 July 2002 concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, the first after the death of bassist John Entwistle, it was brought back, is performed as part of their Quadrophenia and More tour. Live performances of "Love, Reign o'er Me" can be found on the live albums Who's Last, Greatest Hits Live and Join Together. Roger Daltrey – lead vocals Pete Townshend – guitar, keyboards John Entwistle – bass, brass overdubs Keith Moon – drums All songs written by Pete Townshend. 7" Vinyl"Love, Reign o'er Me" - 3:07 "Water" - 4:397" Vinyl"Love, Reign o'er Me" - 3:07 "Is It in My Head?"
- 3:46 The American rock band Pearl Jam released a cover of "Love, Reign o'er Me" for the 2007 film, Reign Over Me, which took its name from the Who's song. Pearl Jam's version is played over the end credits of the movie, while the Who's version is heard through Adam Sandler's character's headphones in the courtroom scene in the movie. Actor Adam Sandler approached vocalist Eddie Vedder after a 2006 Pearl Jam concert in Los Angeles, California about covering "Love, Reign o'er Me" for the film. Vedder was reluctant at first. Guitarist Mike McCready said, "I knew he'd put everything into it, because he'd know Pete Townshend might someday listen to it." The cover of "Love, Reign o'er Me" made a world premiere on the KISW radio station on 8 January 2007. The track appears on Pearl Jam's 2006 fan club Christmas single along with a cover of Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World" featuring Bono and the Edge from U2; the cover was made available commercially as a single download from iTunes on 23 February 2007.
Pearl Jam's version of the song peaked at #32 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. Pearl Jam first performed its cover of "Love, Reign o'er Me" live at the band's 26 June 2007 concert in Copenhagen, Denmark at the Forum, it was one of two songs the band performed for VH1 Rock Honors: The Who in July 2008. Live performances by Pearl Jam of "Love, Reign o'er Me" can be found on various official bootlegs
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen is an American singer-songwriter and leader of the E Street Band. Nicknamed "The Boss," he is recognized for his poetic lyrics, his Jersey Shore roots, his distinctive voice, lengthy, energetic stage performances. Springsteen has recorded more somber folk-oriented works, his most successful studio albums, Born to Run and Born in the U. S. A. find pleasures in the struggles of daily American life. He has sold more than 135 million records worldwide and more than 64 million records in the United States, making him one of the world's best-selling artists, he has earned numerous awards for his work, including 20 Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes, an Academy Award, a Tony Award. Springsteen was inducted into both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1999, received Kennedy Center Honors in 2009, was named MusiCares person of the year in 2013, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016. Married to actress Julianne Phillips, Springsteen married musician Patti Scialfa in 1991.
Their three children are Evan James Springsteen, Jessica Rae Springsteen, Sam Ryan Springsteen. Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen was born on September 23, 1949, at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, New Jersey, he was brought home from the hospital to Freehold Borough. He attended Freehold Borough High School, his father, Douglas Frederick "Dutch" Springsteen, was of Dutch and Irish ancestry, worked as a bus driver, among other jobs, but was unemployed most of the time. Springsteen said his mother, Adele Ann, a legal secretary and of Italian ancestry, was the main breadwinner, his maternal grandfather was born in a town near Naples. He has two younger sisters and Pamela. Pamela left acting to pursue still photography full-time. Douglas Springsteen, Bruce's father, suffered from mental health issues through his life which worsened in his years. Springsteen's last name is topographic and of Dutch origin translating to "jumping stone" but more meaning a kind of stone used as a stepping stone in unpaved streets or between two houses.
The Springsteens are among the early Dutch families who settled in the colony of New Netherland in the 1600s. Raised a Catholic, Springsteen attended the St. Rose of Lima Catholic school in Freehold Borough, where he was at odds with the nuns and rejected the strictures imposed upon him though some of his music reflects a Catholic ethos and includes a few rock-influenced, traditional Irish-Catholic hymns. In a 2012 interview, he explained that it was his Catholic upbringing rather than political ideology that most influenced his music, he noted in the interview that his faith had given him a "very active spiritual life", although he joked that this "made it difficult sexually." He added: "Once a Catholic, always a Catholic."In ninth grade, Springsteen began attending the public Freehold High School, but did not fit in there either. Former teachers have said he was a "loner, who wanted nothing more than to play his guitar." He felt so uncomfortable that he skipped the ceremony. He attended Ocean County College, but dropped out.
Springsteen grew up hearing fellow New Jersey singer Frank Sinatra on the radio. He became interested in being involved in music himself when, in 1956 and 1957, at the age of seven, he saw Elvis Presley on The Ed Sullivan Show. Soon after this his mother rented him a guitar from Mike Diehl's Music in Freehold for $6 a week but it failed to provide him with the'instant gratification' he desired. In 1964, Springsteen saw the Beatles appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show and, inspired, he bought his first guitar for $18.95 at the Western Auto Appliance Store. Thereafter he started playing for audiences with a band called the Rogues at local venues such as the Elks Lodge in Freehold. In late 1964, Springsteen's mother took out a loan to buy her 16-year-old son a $60 Kent guitar, an act he subsequently memorialized in his song "The Wish"; the following year, he went to the house of Tex and Marion Vinyard, who sponsored young bands in town. They helped, his first gig with the Castiles was at a trailer park on New Jersey Route 34.
The Castiles recorded two original songs at a public recording studio in Brick Township and played a variety of venues, including Cafe Wha? in Greenwich Village. Marion Vinyard said. Called for conscription in the United States Army when he was 18, Springsteen failed the physical examination and did not serve in the Vietnam War, he had suffered a concussion in a motorcycle accident when he was 17, this together with his "crazy" behavior at induction gave him a classification of 4F, which made him unacceptable for service. In the late-1960s, Springsteen performed in a power trio known as Earth, playing in clubs in New Jersey, with one major show at the Hotel Diplomat in New York City. Earth consisted of John Graham on bass, Mike Burke on drums. Bob Alfano was added on organ was replaced for two gigs by Frank'Flash' Craig. From 1969 through early 1971, Springsteen performed with Steel Mill, which included Danny Federici, Vini Lopez, Vinnie Roslin and Steve Van Zandt and Robbin Thompson. During this time he performed at venues on the Jersey Shore, in Richmond, Nashville, a set of gigs in California gatheri