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Roxy Music

Roxy Music were an English rock band that were formed in 1970 by Bryan Ferry–who became the band's lead singer and main songwriter–and bass guitarist Graham Simpson. Alongside Ferry, the other longtime members were Phil Manzanera, Andy Mackay, Paul Thompson. Other members included Brian Eno, Eddie Jobson, John Gustafson. Although the band took a break from group activities in 1976 and again in 1983, they reunited for a concert tour in 2001, toured together intermittently between that time and their break-up in 2011. Ferry enlisted members of Roxy Music as session musicians for his solo releases. Roxy Music became a successful act in Australia during the 1970s; this success began with Roxy Music. The band pioneered more musically sophisticated elements of glam rock while influencing early English punk music, provided a model for many new wave acts while innovating elements of electronic composition; the group distinguished their visual and musical sophistication through a preoccupation with glamorous fashions.

Ferry and co-founding member Eno have had influential solo careers. The latter became one of Britain's most significant record producers of the late 20th century. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Roxy Music No. 98 on its "The Immortals – 100 The Greatest Artists of All Time" list, though it dropped the group from its updated list in 2011. The band's final studio album was Avalon. In 2005 the band began recording a new studio album, which would have been their ninth, would have been their first record since 1973 with Brian Eno, who wrote two songs for it and played keyboards. However, Bryan Ferry confirmed that material from these sessions would be released as a Ferry solo album, with Eno playing on "a couple of tracks", that he does not think they will record as Roxy Music again; the album became Ferry's 2010 solo album Olympia, which featured contributions from Eno and Mackay Roxy Music played a series of 40th anniversary shows in 2011, but has since become inactive as a performing entity. In 2019, Roxy Music were inducted into the Roll Hall of Fame.

In November 1970, Bryan Ferry, who had just lost his job teaching ceramics at a girls' school for holding impromptu record listening sessions, advertised for a keyboard player to collaborate with him and Graham Simpson including Alan Lewis, a bass player he knew from his Newcastle art college band, the Gas Board, with whom he collaborated on his first songs. In early 1970 Ferry had auditioned as lead singer for King Crimson, who were seeking a replacement for Greg Lake. Although Robert Fripp and Pete Sinfield decided that Ferry's voice was unsuitable for King Crimson's material, they were impressed with his talent and helped the fledgling Roxy Music to obtain a contract with E. G. Records. Andy Mackay replied to Ferry's advertisement, not as a keyboard player but a saxophonist and oboist, though he did have a VCS3 synthesizer. Mackay had met Brian Eno during university days, as both were interested in avant-garde and electronic music. Although Eno was a non-musician, he could operate a synthesizer and owned a Revox reel-to-reel tape machine, so Mackay convinced him to join the band as a technical adviser.

Before long Eno was an official member of the group. Rounding out the original sextet were guitarist Roger Bunn and drummer Dexter Lloyd, a classically trained timpanist; the group's name was an homage to the titles of old cinemas and dance halls, a pun on the word rock. Ferry had named the band Roxy but after learning of an American band with the same name he changed the name to Roxy Music. Roxy played live through 1971, recorded a demo tape of some early compositions. In the spring of'71, Lloyd left the band, an advertisement was placed in Melody Maker saying "wonder drummer wanted for an avant rock group". Paul Thompson responded to the advertisement and joined the band in June 1971. Bunn left the group at the end of the summer of 1971, in October, Roxy advertised in Melody Maker seeking the "Perfect Guitarist"; the successful applicant was former guitarist with The Nice. Phil Manzanera—soon to become a group member—was one of about twenty other players who auditioned. Although he did not make the band as a guitarist, the group were impressed enough with Manzanera that he was invited to become Roxy Music's roadie, an offer which he accepted.

The band's fortunes were increased by the support of broadcaster John Peel and Melody Maker journalist Richard Williams. Williams became an enthusiastic fan after meeting Ferry and being given a demonstration tape during mid-1971, wrote the first major article on the band, featured on Melody Maker's "Horizons" page in the edition of 7 August 1971; this line-up of Roxy Music recorded a BBC session shortly thereafter. In early February 1972, guitarist O'List quit the group abruptly after an altercation with Paul Thompson, which took place at their audition for David Enthoven of EG Management; when O'List didn't show up for the next rehearsal, Manzanera was asked to come along, on the pretext of becoming the band's sound mixer. When he arrived he was invited to play guitar and realised that it was an informal audition. Unbeknownst to the rest of the group, Manzanera had learned their entire repertoire and as a result, he was hired as O'List's permanent replacement, joining on 14 February 1972. Manzaner

James Earl Hardy

James Earl Hardy is an American playwright and journalist. Considered the first to depict same-sex love stories that take place within the hip-hop community, his writing is characterized by its exploration of the African-American LGBTQ experience. Hardy's best-known work is the B-Boy Blues series; the B-Boys Blues series comprises one short story. Hardy attended undergraduate school at St. John's University and afterward went on to graduate from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism in 1993. From 1992 to 1994, he wrote for Entertainment Weekly as a music journalist. B-Boy Blues, Downtown Urban Theater Festival "Audience Award " winner Can You Feel What I'm Saying?: An Erotic Anthology, Rainbow Award Finalist for Best LGBT Erotica "Pride", in For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Still Not Enough: Coming of Age, Coming Out, Coming Home “Is It Still Jood To Ya?”, in Visible Lives: A Tribute To E. Lynn Harris by Stanley Bennett Clay and Terrance Dean, African American Literary Award nominee Confessions of a Homo Thug Porn Star, Downtown Urban Theater Festival "Best Dramatic Short" winner A House Is Not a Home: A B-Boy Blues Novel Love the One You're With: A B-Boy Blues Novel The Day Eazy-E Died: A B-Boy Novel Fag Gags: Reads By, For & About The Children If Only for One Nite, American Library Association LGBT Caucus Honoree Back 2 Back: An Anthology Featuring the Best-Sellers: B-Boy Blues and 2nd Time Around 2nd Time Around Boyz II Men "Take the'A' train", in Shade: An Anthology of Fiction by Gay Men of African Descent B-Boy Blues: A Seriously Sexy, Fiercely Funny, Black-on-Black Love Story, Lambda Literary Award finalist for Best LGBT/Small Press Title Spike Lee

Police Story (1979 film)

Police Story is a 1979 South Korean film directed by Lee Doo-yong. It was chosen as Best Film at the Grand Bell Awards. A melodrama about a man who chooses the career of a police officer in spite of his girlfriend's objection and social stigma. After he is injured in the line of duty, he and his girlfriend get married. Jang Dong-he Han So-ryong Yu Ji-in Moon Jung-suk Do Kum-bong Bang Su-il Sin Mu-il Kim Young-in Han Kug-nam Choe Jae-ho "GYONGCHAL-GWAN"; the Complete Index to World Film. Retrieved 2009-05-19. Gyeongchalgwan on IMDb "The Police Officer ". Korean Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 경찰관. Www.cine21.com. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 경찰관. Korean Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-04-26. Police Story at the Korean Movie Database