Supergroup (music)

A supergroup is a musical performing group whose members have successful solo careers, are members of other groups, or are well known in other musical professions. The term is used in the context of rock and pop music, but it has been applied to other musical genres. For example, The Three Tenors—composed of opera superstars José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti—have been called a supergroup. A supergroup sometimes forms like a side project, with no intention that the group will remain together. In other instances, the group may become the primary project of the members' careers, it became popular in the late 1960s rock music for members of successful groups to record albums together, after which they split up. Charity supergroups, in which prominent musicians perform or record together in support of a particular cause, have been common since the 1980s. Example of a supergroup: Saint Asonia Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner credited Cream, which came together in 1966, as the first supergroup.

Eric Clapton of The Yardbirds. Guitarist Clapton and drummer Baker went on to form Blind Faith, another blues rock supergroup which recruited former Spencer Davis Group and Traffic singer Steve Winwood and Family bassist Ric Grech; the group recorded one studio album before dissipating less than a year after formation. The term may have come from the 1968 album Super Session with Al Kooper, Mike Bloomfield, Stephen Stills; the coalition of Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1969 is another early example, given the success of their prior bands. In 1974, a Time magazine article titled "Return of a Supergroup" quipped that the supergroup was a "potent but short-lived rock phenomenon", an "amalgam formed by the talented malcontents of other bands." The article acknowledged that groups such as Cream and Blind Faith "played enormous arenas and made megabucks, sometimes megamusic", with the performances "fueled by dueling egos." However, while this "musical infighting built up the excitement... it made breakups inevitable."

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Rua Tipoki

Te Rua Reihana Tipoki brought up in Te Araroa in Gisborne, is a rugby union player who captained North Harbour to Ranfurly Shield victory in 2006. Tipoki played for a wide variety of teams including Munster Rugby, he plays for Ruatoria-based East Coast. In his early career he played for Auckland Blues and Otago Highlanders in the Super 12 and the New Zealand 7s, he played a major part in the Bay of Plenty Steamers first Ranfurly Shield win in 2004, played in the New Zealand Maori team which defeated the British and Irish Lions team for the first time in the history of Maori rugby in 2005, led North Harbour to their first Ranfurly Shield victory in 2006. He played one season for the Crusaders before departing to Munster. With Munster, he fashioned one of the best centre partnerships in the Heineken Cup with Lifeimi Mafi, playing with passion and flair, a strong tackle and a great handoff and step, he was part of the Munster team that won the Heineken Cup on 24 May 2008 beating Toulouse 16-13 in the final.

In all he made 29 appearances for Munster, scoring 3 tries. On 24 April 2009 Tipoki announced that he would return to his native New Zealand at the end of the season due to a hamstring injury that had hampered him: "It has been a frustrating time for me as I would dearly love to get back to helping the boys achieve the goals that they'd set out at the start of the year. At the minute however, I am not up to the level of fitness required and would not like to do the jersey or the team an injustice by taking the field when I know I can't give my all; this time in Munster has been brilliant for me and my family and while there is only one place you can call home, we will leave Munster with some great memories and having made lifelong friends." After a couple of years of recuperation in New Zealand, in 2011 Tipoki signed for the Ruatoria based team, East Coast. In 2012 he captained the side to win the Meads Cup. Munster Profile Profile on North Harbour Rugby Union site

Foxhome Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota

Foxhome Township is a township in Wilkin County, United States. The population was 102 at the 2000 census. Foxhome Township was named after its largest settlement, Minnesota. According to the United States Census Bureau the township has a total area of 35.0 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2000, there were 102 people, 37 households, 29 families residing in the township; the population density was 2.9 people per square mile. There were 54 housing units at an average density of 1.5/sq mi. The racial makeup of the township was White. There were 37 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.3% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 21.6% were non-families. 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.17. In the township the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 41 years. The median income for a household in the township was $49,583, the median income for a family was $54,063. Males had a median income of $27,188 versus $24,375 for females; the per capita income for the township was $23,049