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The Righteous Brothers

The Righteous Brothers were an American musical duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield. They began performing together in 1962 in the Los Angeles area as part of a five-member group called the Paramours, but adopted the name "The Righteous Brothers" when they embarked on their recording career as a duo, their most active recording period was in the 1960s and 70s, although the duo was inactive for some years and Medley reunited in 1981 and continued to perform until Hatfield's death in 2003. Their emotive vocal style is sometimes dubbed "blue-eyed soul". Hatfield and Medley had contrasting vocal ranges, which helped them to create a distinctive sound as a duet, but strong vocal talent individually that allowed them to perform as soloists. Medley sang the low parts with his bass-baritone voice, with Hatfield taking the higher register vocals with his tenor voice, they had their first major hit with the 1964 song "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'", produced by Phil Spector and considered one of his finest works.

Other notable hits include "Ebb Tide", "Soul and Inspiration", "Rock and Roll Heaven", in particular, their version of "Unchained Melody". Both Hatfield and Medley had for a time their own solo careers. In 2016, Medley re-formed The Righteous Brothers with Bucky Heard and they continue to perform as a duo. Bobby Hatfield and Bill Medley were in different groups before they met – Hatfield was in a group from Anaheim called the Variations, Medley in a group from Santa Ana called the Paramours. Barry Rillera, a member of Medley's band, in Hatfield's group, suggested that they go see each other's show and perform together. After a member of Paramours left in 1962, Hatfield and Medley joined forces and formed a new Paramours, which included Johnny Wimber, they started performing at a club called John's Black Derby in Santa Ana, were signed to a small record label Moonglow in 1962. They released a single "There She Goes" in December 1962. However, the Paramours did not have much success and soon broke up, leaving Hatfield and Medley to perform as a duo in 1963.

According to Medley, they adopted the name "The Righteous Brothers" for the duo because black Marines from the El Toro Marine base started calling them "righteous brothers". At the end of a performance, a black U. S. Marine in the audience would shout, "That was righteous, brothers!", would greet them with "Hey righteous brothers, how you doin'?" on meeting them. The Righteous Brothers released three albums under the Moonglow label, one of these and a further compilation album were released after they had joined Phil Spector, they released 12 singles with Moonglow, but only two were moderate hits – "Little Latin Lupe Lu" and "My Babe" from their first album Right Now!. In August and September 1964, they opened for The Beatles in their first U. S. tour. However, they left before the tour finished as they were asked to appear on a new television show called Shindig!. They returned to Los Angeles to tape the pilot for the show, would appear in the show regularly, their next album was Some Blue-Eyed Soul.

In October and November 1964, they opened for The Rolling Stones on their American tour. In 1964, music producer Phil Spector came across the Righteous Brothers when they performed in a show at the Cow Palace in Daly City, where one of Spector's acts, The Ronettes, was appearing and he conducted the band for the show. Spector was impressed enough to arrange a deal with Moonglow in early October 1964 allowing him to record and release songs by the Righteous Brothers in the US, Canada and UK under his own label, Philles Records. Prior to this, all the songs Spector produced. Spector commissioned Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil to write a song for them, which turned out to be "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'"; the song, released in late 1964, became their first major hit single and reached No. 1 in February 1965. Produced by Phil Spector, the record is cited as one of the finest expressions of Spector's Wall of Sound production techniques, it is one of the most successful pop singles of its time, despite exceeding the then-standard length for radio play.

Indeed, according to BMI, "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" became the most-played song on American radio and television of the 20th century, with more than eight million airplays by the end of 1999. The Righteous Brothers had several other hit singles with Philles Records in 1965, including "Just Once in My Life" and "Unchained Melody", both reaching the Billboard Top 10. "Unchained Melody" was produced by Medley. Copies of the original 45 release credited Spector as producer when it became a hit. After the success of "Unchained Melody", Spector started recording older songs with the Righteous Brothers, including "Ebb Tide", which reached No. 5. Hatfield was the only vocal on "Unchained Melody" and "Ebb Tide", both were songs Bobby Hatfield had performed with his first group, the Variations. According to Medley, both the early si

27 (band)

27 is an American rock band from Cambridge, Massachusetts. 27 was formed by Maria Christopher of Dirt Merchants, Ayal Naor in 1997. 27 is categorized as a rock or indie rock band, but the genres lo-fi and emo have been used to describe them.27 has toured extensively throughout Europe, North America, Japan. In the Czech Republic, 27 opened for Robert Plant.27 shares a close relationship with the band Isis. Bryant Clifford Meyer, of Isis, co-wrote the 27 song "1001 Gods," Aaron Turner, of Isis, contributed guitars and vocals to the song "April," and Jeff Caxide, of Isis, contributed to the song "Try." Maria Christopher and Ayal Naor, of 27, contributed to the songs "Weight," "Carry," and "The Beginning and the End" which appeared on the Isis album Oceanic. Of these, the song "Weight" was featured on the television show Friday Night Lights in 2007. 27 released an album on Hydra Head Records, owned by Aaron Turner of Isis. As of 2014, Adam McGrath from Cave In has been playing live guitar in 27. Maria Christopher – vocals, guitars Terri Christopher – drums Ayal Naor – baritone guitar, bass Adam McGrath -guitar Songs from the Edge of the Wing Animal Life Holding on for Brighter Days Brittle Divinity "Angel's Share" "Try/Night" "Let the Light In" "A Million Years" "Another Hand b/w October Knows" "Total Fucking Destruction / Gardenbox / 27" "twenty27seven "Innocent Lovers" Let the Light In Split 27:00 Louder Than Words: Singles, B-Sides & Rarities Isis Spore Official website 27 at AllMusic 27 discography at Discogs 27 discography at MusicBrainz

Evil eye

The evil eye is a curse or legend believed to be cast by a malevolent glare given to a person when they are unaware. Many cultures believe that receiving the evil eye will cause misfortune or injury, while others believe it to be a kind of supernatural force that casts or reflects a malevolent gaze back-upon those who wish harm upon others. Talismans or amulets created to protect against the evil eye are frequently called "evil eyes"; the idea expressed by the term causes many different cultures to pursue protective measures against it. The concept and its significance vary among different cultures, but it is prominent in the Mediterranean and West Asia; the idea appears multiple times in Jewish rabbinic literature. It was a extended belief among many Mediterranean and Asian tribes and cultures. Charms and decorations with eye-like symbols known as nazars, which are used to repel the evil eye, are a common sight across Greece, Brazil, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Algeria, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Italy, Pakistan, parts of India, southern Spain, parts of Mexico, Romania, the Balkans, the Levant, Afghanistan and Bahrain, have become a popular choice of souvenir with tourists.

Other popular amulets and talismans used to ward off the evil eye include the hamsa, while Italy employs a variety of other unique charms and gestures to defend against the evil eye, including the cornicello, the cimaruta, the sign of the horns. Belief in the evil eye dates back to Greek Classical antiquity, it is referenced by Hesiod, Plato, Diodorus Siculus, Plutarch, Pliny the Elder, Aulus Gellius. Peter Walcot's Envy and the Greeks listed more than one hundred works by these and other authors mentioning the evil eye. Classical authors attempted both to explain the function of the evil eye. Plutarch's scientific explanation stated that the eyes were the chief, if not sole, source of the deadly rays that were supposed to spring up like poisoned darts from the inner recesses of a person possessing the evil eye. Plutarch treated the phenomenon of the evil eye as something inexplicable, a source of wonder and cause of incredulity. Pliny the Elder described the ability of certain African enchanters to have the "power of fascination with the eyes and can kill those on whom they fix their gaze".

The idea of the evil eye appears in the poetry of Virgil in a conversation between the shepherds Menalcas and Damoetas. In the passage, Menalcas is lamenting the poor health of his stock: "What eye is it that has fascinated my tender lambs?". The belief in the evil eye during antiquity varied across different periods; the evil eye was not feared with equal intensity in every corner of the Roman Empire. There were places. In Roman times, not only were individuals considered to possess the power of the evil eye but whole tribes those of Pontus and Scythia, were believed to be transmitters of the evil eye; the phallic charm called fascinum in Latin, from the verb fascinare, "to cast a spell" is one example of an apotropaic object used against the evil eye. They have been found throughout Europe and into the Middle East from contexts dating from the first century BC to the fourth century AD; the phallic charms were objects of personal adornment, but appeared as stone carvings on buildings and wind-chimes.

Examples of stone phallic carvings, such as from Leptis Magna, depict a disembodied phallus attacking an evil eye by ejaculating towards it. In describing their ability to deflect the Evil Eye, Ralph Merrifield described the Roman phallic charm as a "kind of lightning conductor for good luck". Belief in the evil eye is strongest in West Asia, Latin America and West Africa, Central America, South Asia, Central Asia, Europe the Mediterranean region. Belief in the evil eye is found in the Islamic doctrine, based upon the statement of Prophet Muhammad, "The influence of an evil eye is a fact...". Authentic practices of warding off the evil eye are commonly practiced by Muslims: rather than directly expressing appreciation of, for example, a child's beauty, it is customary to say Masha'Allah, that is, "God has willed it", or invoking God's blessings upon the object or person, being admired. A number of beliefs about the evil eye are found in folk religion revolving around the use of amulets or talismans as a means of protection.

In the Aegean Region and other areas where light-colored eyes are rare, people with green eyes, blue eyes, are thought to bestow the curse, intentionally or unintentionally. Thus, in Greece and Turkey amulets against the evil eye take the form of blue eyes, in the painting by John Phillip, below, we witness the culture-clash experienced by a woman who suspects that the artist's gaze implies that he is looking at her with the evil eye. Among those who do not take the evil eye either by reason of the culture in which they were raised or because they do not believe it, the phrase, "to give someone the evil eye" means to glare at the person in anger or disgust; the term has entered into common usage within the English language. Within the broadcasting industry it refers to when a p

Devikapuram

Devikapuram called Devigai, is a town and a Panchayat board in Tiruvannamalai district, located in Tamil Nadu, India. The town is famous for Silk weaving and ricemills, which process Arni Ponni rice. Located on the Polur - Sadras state higheway, 45 kilometres from the city of Tiruvannamalai the District headquarters. Devikapuram is part of Arni taluk, located in Polur-to-Chetput Road, it is part of Thondai mandalam. It is a calm village with out any industry. People lead a pleasant life by weaving. Devikapuram, the village is about 158km South-West of Chennai. About 42km West of Vandavasi. While going from Vandavasi, after Nedungunam comes Chetpet and in the same road towards Polur comes Devikapuram; the Periyanaki amman temple located at north side of main road. RoadDevikapuram is located on State Highway 115; this village can be reached by bus from: Chennai Thiruvannamalai Arni Polur and Vellore From Vandavasi: Chennai to Vandavasi – 128 approx km Vandavasi to Chetput – 27 km Chetput to Devikapuram – 12 km From Arani: Arani – 21 km From Polur: Polur to Devikapuram – 15 km Buses are plying to Devikapuram from Chennai round the clock with Bus No.148 and Bus No. 131.

Town and mofussil buses from Arni and Polur are available. RailPolur is the nearby Railway station. Services have been resumed after the conversion of track. Trains arrives/depart to/from Katpadi, Thiruvannamalai, Madurai and Mumbai, there daily two trains to tirupati. Train detailsAir Chennai Bangalore Periyanayagi Amman Temple Our lady of good health church Ponmalai Nathar Temple, aka Kanagagireeswar Thiru Kameswar temple Balamurugan Temple Adhiparasakthi temple at the footsteps of hills Pillayar temple at pillayar koil st Anuman temple Few temples for'village gods' like Muthalamman, Kaali, Pachaiamman Aandavar Malai Kolakkaravadi Hill Agriculture Milk Silk saree production Government boys school Government girls school Government elementary school Cluny Matriculation school RCM School Annamalaiar College of engineering ICICI Bank Indian Bank Tamilnadu grama bank Union Bank of India State Bank of India Primary Health Center Few private clinics Nirmala clinic cluny https://web.archive.org/web/20111204022242/http://www.devikapuram.in/ http://www.templenet.com/Tamilnadu/devikapuram.html https://web.archive.org/web/20090517113402/http://www.omarunachala.com/devikapuram.asp http://devikapuram.wordpress.com/

1987 PGA Tour

The 1987 PGA Tour season was played from January 7 to November 1. The season consisted of 46 official money events; the season saw the debut of the Tour Championship sponsored by Nabisco, with the top 30 players fighting for a US$360,000 first prize and a total US$2.0 million purse. Paul Azinger and Curtis Strange won the most tournaments and there were 10 first-time winners; the tournament results and award winners are listed below. The following table shows all the official money events for the 1987 season. "Date" is the ending date of the tournament. The numbers in parentheses after the winners' names are the number of wins they had on the tour up to and including that event. Majors are shown in bold. Source: Scoring Average leaders Source:Money List leaders Source:Career Money List leaders Source: PGA Tour official site

Lewis Sayre

Lewis Albert Sayre was a leading American orthopedic surgeon of the 19th century. He performed the first operation to cure hip-joint ankylosis and introduced the method of suspending the patient followed by wrapping the body to correct spine distortions, he was noted for improving sanitary conditions in New York and stopping the spread of cholera from incoming ships. Sayre was a principal founder of the Bellevue Hospital Medical College and of the American Medical Association, of which he was elected vice-president in 1866, president in 1880. Sayre was born in Morris County, New Jersey in a prosperous farmer family, his father died when Lewis was only 10, the boy was raised by his uncle, a banker in Lexington, Kentucky. Sayre graduated from the Transylvania University in Lexington in 1839 and studied medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, he was at once retained as a surgeon by the College. In 1853 he was appointed surgeon to the Bellevue Hospital, in 1859 surgeon to the Charity Hospital on Blackwells Island.

He became consulting surgeon at the latter institution in 1873. Sayre specialized in injuries and defects in bones and joints. In 1861 he was foremost among the organizers of the Bellevue Hospital Medical College and in the same year became professor of orthopedic surgery and dislocations at the newly established medical school of the hospital, he also became professor of clinical surgery, held both chairs until 1898, when the college merged with the New York University and he was made emeritus professor of orthopedic and clinical surgery of the consolidated institution. He was among the founders of the New York Academy of Medicine, the American Medical Association, the New York Pathological Society, he was elected vice-president of the American Medical Association in 1866, its president in 1880. He helped establish its journal in 1882. In parallel, between 1860 and 1866, Sayre acted as health officer for New York City, in that capacity was well respected by the community. In particular, he improved sanitary conditions in secured compulsory vaccinations.

He understood the mechanisms by which cholera was brought by sailors from incoming ships and stopped it spreading to the city by implementing quarantine. His methods were not more accepted and for a long time New York was the only harbor to enforce quarantine regulations. In 1854, Sayre performed his first operation for the cure of hip ankylosis, which involved removal of part of the femur to facilitate movements of the hindered joint, it was the first successful operation of its kind in the US. In 1871 he made a tour in Europe, by invitation gave demonstrations of his methods before numerous medical societies. Five years he was a delegate to the International Medical Congress at Philadelphia, performed before that body an operation for hip disease. Joseph Lister, the founder of antiseptic surgery, was quoted as saying, "I feel that this demonstration would of itself have been a sufficient reward for my voyage across the Atlantic." The next year, 1877, he was sent by the American Medical Association to the meeting of the British Medical Association at Manchester, where he demonstrated his new treatment of diseases and deformities of the spine by suspension and the application of plaster-of-Paris bandages.

Demonstrations were repeated at principal hospitals throughout England. Dr. Sayre was a voluminous writer, chiefly on topics related to surgery, he invented many instruments for use for the relief of deformities. Sayre was consulting surgeon to St Elizabeth's Hospital, the Northwestern Dispensary, the Home for the Incurables in New York, he was an honorary member of leading European societies. In 1972, in recognition of his work, the King of Sweden made him a Knight of the Order of Vasa. While hailed, the methods introduced by Sayre were criticized by colleagues; the hip-joint operation introduced by Sayre proved to be technically challenging. In the first few decades after its introduction, about half of the patients died after the operation and only some of those who recovered regained flexibility. Therefore, it was avoided in favor of non-surgical treatment; some doctors criticized the use of plaster-of-Paris advocated by Sayre, found it unsuitable for treating Pott disease. In 1849, Sayre married a painter from a family of artists.

They had a daughter. All three sons became doctors, working with their father, but two of them died in middle age: Charles Henry Hall Sayre from a fall, Lewis Hall Sayre from heart disease, his daughter Mary Jane never married and lived with the family, helping her father with his publications. Reginald Hall Sayre became a prominent orthopedic surgeon and Olympic sport shooter; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: New York State's Prominent and progressive men. An Encyclopedia of contemporaneous biography. Vol. II New York Tribune Works by or about Lewis Sayre at Internet Archive