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UK Music Hall of Fame

The UK Music Hall of Fame was an awards ceremony to honour musicians, of any nationality, for their lifetime contributions to music in the United Kingdom. The hall of fame started in 2004 with the induction of five founder members and five more members selected by a public televote, two from each of the last five decades. In subsequent years, a panel of more than 60 journalists and music industry executives decided the people and groups to be inducted; the ceremony was last held in 2006, has since been cancelled. There were five founding members, one from each decade from the 1950s to 1990s: Elvis Presley The Beatles Bob Marley Madonna U2In addition, the public were asked to select one further act from each decade, from five lists of ten nominees; the five members chosen by the public in October 2004 were: Cliff Richard and The Shadows The Rolling Stones Queen Michael Jackson Robbie WilliamsThe full list of nominees were: 1950s - Billie Holiday, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Cliff Richard and The Shadows, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Little Richard, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis 1960s - The Beach Boys, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Diana Ross and The Supremes, Rolling Stones, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, The Kinks and Garfunkel, The Velvet Underground 1970s - Pink Floyd, ABBA, Bee Gees, The Clash, David Bowie, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Sex Pistols, Stevie Wonder 1980s - Bruce Springsteen, Beastie Boys, George Michael, Guns N' Roses, Joy Division, Michael Jackson, Public Enemy, R.

E. M; the Smiths 1990s - Blur, Dr. Dre, Missy Elliott, Oasis, The Prodigy, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Robbie Williams, Spice GirlsChris Blackwell, the founder of Island Records, was awarded honorary membership; the 2005 inductees were selected by a panel of 60 people from the music industry: Pink Floyd Eurythmics Aretha Franklin Jimi Hendrix Bob Dylan Joy Division/New Order The Who The Kinks Black Sabbath Ozzy Osbourne solo The late DJ John Peel was made an honorary member. The programme was televised in the UK, it was shown on VH1 in the United States, without the Joy Division/New Order segments. The full version was subsequently shown on VH1 Classic; the 2006 inductees were: James Brown Led Zeppelin Rod Stewart Brian Wilson Bon Jovi Prince Dusty Springfield George Martin received an honorary membership. He went on to conduct a special arrangement of The Beatles songs "Golden Slumbers" / "Carry That Weight" / "The End"; the band were joined by Dean Tidey. Present at the ceremony were Patti LaBelle, Nona Hendryx, Tony Iommi, Jimmy Page, Mark Hudson, Trevor Nelson, Trevor Francis, Giles Martin, Dermot O'Leary, Paul Gambaccini.

Prince, during his induction, invited everyone over to see him live in Las Vegas but gave an apology that he could not perform live at the venue. Rod Stewart appeared live by satellite from Los Angeles in a Celtic shirt and accidentally dropped his award, before advising James Morrison to'give up the fags'; the event has particular significance as it turned out to be James Brown's final televised recording, as he died on 25 December 2006. The 2006 Induction Ceremony took place on 14 November 2006 at Alexandra Palace, it was broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK on 16 November, repeated on 18 November, it was shown on VH1 in the USA on 25 November. There were no inductees in 2007, it was announced in September 2008 that Channel 4 had axed the ceremony due to lack of funding, because a two-year gap since the last show was "too long"

Adam Václav Michna z Otradovic

Adam Václav Michna z Otradovic – Adam Václav Michna of Otradovice – was a Czech Catholic poet, hymn writer and choir leader of the early Baroque era. He is known in simplified form as Adam Michna and during his life as Adamus Wenceslaus Michna de Ottradowicz, he was the most important Czech composer and poet of the early Baroque who initiated the development of Czech art in that era and became a significant inspiration for Czech artists of future generations. Michna was descended from the noble and musical family of Michna z Ottradovic in Jindřichův Hradec in South Bohemia, bearing the title of Knight, his father was trumpeter Michael Michna. In the 1620s the literary fraternity in the town was restored by the highest Lord Chancellor of the Kingdom of Bohemia Vilém Slavata and that act, together with the activities of the Jesuit College, founded in 1594, contributed to the development of cultural life in the town. Adam Michna became the first student at the Jesuit College, where he studied in 1611–1612 and 1615–1617 at the gymnasium.

In the 17th and 18th centuries the Order of Jesuits was a great influence on musical life in the Czech lands. Many of Michna's compositions were printed and published by Prague Jesuits. Little is known about his life, he became a member of the Literary Society and the organist and choir director in 1633 at the provost church in Jindřichův Hradec. He helped to improve the musical life in the town, was a respected and wealthy citizen of Jindřichův Hradec and the owner of the tap-room, he was twice married. In 1673 he established a foundation for the education of needy young musicians, he died on 2 November 1676. Adam Michna was prolific, but not all of his works were known today. There are 230 of his compositions from two Latin collections; the majority of his creative effort was dedicated to sacred music. The best known are his three hymn cycles, Česká mariánská muzika, Loutna česká and Svatoroční muzika, he composed vocal as well as vocal-instrumental music to his own lyrics. He wrote many Czech sacred songs.

It is possible. Michna's sacred music, is melodically rich, with polyphonic sound, in particular using brass instruments and organ. Vocal parts are based on the timbre contrast between solo vocals and choir. Obsequium Marianum Officium vespertinum, Psalmi Magnificat I. toni Sacra et litaniae – containing 5 masses, 2 litanies, a Te Deum, a Requiem Missa Sancti Wenceslai Michna musically arranged homophonic songs from his own texts: Česká mariánská muzyka Loutna česká Svatoroční muzyka Michna's poetry is based on emphasizing the use of word sounds and rich metaphorical phrases. His verbal pictures are vivid and aim to influence the senses, his favourite themes can be described as the inner fight between good and evil in man, moving from lovely images of paradise to the terrible torments of hell, but with specific noble, philosophical insight, enriched on occasion by modest humour, arising from a critical view of human society. Among his other main themes is the imaginative depiction of nature.

He was the first Czech poet to create the phenomenon of spiritual-romantic poetry. The list of poems is identical to the collections of songs. Sacra Et Litaniae à 5, 6, 7 & 8 Vocum Cum Instrumentis – Václav Smetáček, Josef Veselka, Symphonisches Orchester Des Rundfunks von Bratislava, Schwann, 1966 Missa à 7, Requiem – Capella Regia Musicalis, Robert Hugo. Musica Pro Sancta Cecilia, 2008 Messe de Saint-Wenceslas & Requiem - Chorale Franco-Allemande de Paris, Direction Bernard Lallement: Wild Palms Music, 2006. Released in 1992 by Harmonia Mundi and BNL Productions Essential part of his scores, published by Editio Bärenreiter in Prague Compendium of 172 poems: Otradovic, Adam Michna z. Nebeští kavalérové. Prague: BB Art. ISBN 80-7257-923-1. Discography Free scores by Adam Václav Michna z Otradovic in the Choral Public Domain Library

European Federation of Centres of Research and Information on Sectarianism

FECRIS – European Federation of Centres of Research and Information on Sectarianism, a French non-profit association and anti-cult organization, serves as an umbrella organization for groups which investigate the activities of groups considered cults in Europe. FECRIS was formed as a French non-profit association, founded in Paris on 30 June 1994, on request of the French anti-sect association UNADFI, after the 1993 Congress on Sectarianism in Barcelona. FECRIS serves as an umbrella organization for groups which investigate the activities of groups they consider cults in Europe, it describes itself as "politically and religiously neutral"; the first president of FECRIS was Dr. Jacques Richard, succeeded by Friedrich Griess; the organization began in 1994 with representation from 10 different countries in Europe. The group's first meeting was held in Paris in October 1994, its second meeting in April 1995 was attended by individuals from six different countries. At the meeting, the organization decided to focus on research, stated "the legal aspects of family/cult relationships should be the first subject for research by an appropriate university or professional department".

At a meeting held in Germany in 1996, the organization recommended perusing recent court decisions for information that could be of use to individuals involved in groups researched by FECRIS. By 1999, FECRIS had established a website, located at www.fecris.org. The organization's president, Jean Nokin, traveled with the vice president to a meeting of the American Family Foundation in April 2000, where they presented on the topic of "Cults and the Millennium". By May 2001, FECRIS had 36 member organizations in 24 different countries. A June 2001 meeting in Paris dealt with the impact of membership in controversial religious groups, issues of litigation against cults, safety of youth involved in such groups; the organization held a May 2002 meeting in Barcelona on the topic of "Children and Cults". As of 2003 the government of France provided funding to the organization. In March 2005, the Council of Europe's Standing Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly granted FECRIS advisory status. In 2009, FECRIS was granted "ECOSOC Special Consultative Status" by the United Nations.

FECRIS is described in the 2006 book Non-State Actors in the Human Rights Universe as "a transnational network of anti-cult associations". The A to Z of New Religious Movements by George D. Chryssides places FECRIS within the genre of the anti-cult movement. Paul A. Marshall writes in Religious Freedom in the World that many cult-awareness groups that investigate new religious movements belong to FECRIS. Writing in Multireligiosität im vereinten Europa, Eileen Barker comments that "FECRIS was founded to encompass a number of anti-cult groups." The organization is described in the 2004 book New Religions: A Guide: New Religious Movements and Alternative Spiritualities: "In France, the principal anti-cult group is UNADFI. FECRIS, founded in 1994, covers Europe more having representatives from ten different European countries."In 2014 participant organization of European Fundamental Rights Platform, the European Coordination of Associations and Individuals for Freedom of Conscience created report about how FECRIS describes itself and what its representatives say and do.

Concluded, that "activities of FECRIS constitute a contravention of the principles of respect and tolerance of beliefs" and "it is in direct opposition to the principles of the European Convention on Human Rights and other international human rights instruments". A 2012 special issue of Religion – Staat – Gesellschaft: Zeitschrift für Glaubensformen und Weltanschauungen was devoted to a case study of FECRIS. Five of the essays discussed the activities of FECRIS in various countries. According to Regis Dericquebourg FECRIS pathologizes and criminalizes members of religious minorities, falsely assigns "sect" status to religious minorities. According to attorney at law Patricia Duval, analysis of FECRIS activities shows that anti-sect affiliates in France characterize any minority religious or spiritual movement as "sectarian", consider conversion to them as "infridgement of human dignity", collect negative messages from family members who disagree with conversion, compile files based on unverified rumors used to stigmatize movements, receive financial support from French public institutions, placing in doubt the French government's neutrality regarding religious freedom.

In his conclusion Fautré notes that FECRIS has remarkable associates in the various European countries: though they are founded on French secularism, they are associated in Russia with hard-line Orthodox clergy, in Austria and Germany with the Catholic and Lutheran churches, "which try to slow down the erosion of their membership and to keep their dominant position in society". The research proved, according to Fautré, that FECRIS and its associates deny freedom of religion, pressure parents of converts to new religious movements and impede the freedom to organize by such organizations, discriminate against new religious mov

Hellmuth Felmy

Hellmuth Felmy was a German general and war criminal during World War II, commanding forces in occupied Greece and Yugoslavia. A high-ranking Luftwaffe officer, Felmy was convicted in the 1948 Hostages Trial. Felmy was born on 28 May 1885 in Berlin. In 1904, he joined the Imperial Army and, in 1912, Felmy went to flight school to become a pilot for the Imperial Army Air Service. During World War I, Felmy commanded a squadron on the Turkish Front. After the war, he remained in the German military. Felmy alternated between aviation assignments in the Reichswehr of the Weimar Republic. On 4 February 1938, Felmy was promoted to General der Flieger. By the beginning of World War II, Felmy commanded Air Fleet 2 of the Luftwaffe. On 12 January, he was replaced by Albert Kesselring; the reputation of his sons members of the Luftwaffe, were tarnished. In an effort to rehabilitate his family he joined the Nazi Party. In May 1941, Felmy was called up by the High Command of the Armed Forces to be the commander of Special Staff F, the failed military mission to Iraq.

While Felmy was a General der Flieger, he was not responsible for commanding the air force component of the Special Staff. Sonderstab F lasted from 20 May to 20 June. Felmy commanded the mission in Iraq from occupied Greece. After the failure of the mission to Iraq, Felmy was appointed commander of Army Group Southern Greece. From 1942 to 1943, he commanded a "special deployment" unit named after him. From 1943 to 1944, he commanded the LXVIII Army Corps of the German Army. Late in 1944, the LXVIII Corps moved from Greece to Yugoslavia. From 1944 to 1945, he commanded the XXXIV Army Corps. In 1945, the XXXIV Corps was defeated during the Yugoslav Partisan General Offensive of March and April. In 1948, during the Hostages Trial in Nuremberg, Felmy was convicted of war crimes in Greece and was given a sentence of 15 years, his sentence was reviewed by the "Peck Panel". He was released early, on 15 January 1951. On 14 December 1965, Felmy died in West Germany. In 2007, Felmy's writings about Cossacks who fought for the Germans, along with those of Walter Warlimont, were published in The Cossack Corps.

Felmy's son, Hansjörg Felmy, was a successful actor and appeared in the films Torn Curtain and Brainwashed. Anglo-Iraqi War Axis occupation of Greece Massacre of Kalavryta Balkans Campaign Subsequent Nuremberg Trials XV SS Cossack Cavalry Corps Churchill, Winston. "Chapter 14: The Revolt in Iraq". The Second World War, Volume III, The Grand Alliance. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. ISBN 0-395-41057-6. Heiber and Glantz, David M.. Hitler and His Generals: Military Conferences 1942-1945. New York: Enigma Books. ISBN 1-929631-09-X. Hooton, Edward. Phoenix Triumphant: The Rise and Rise of the Luftwaffe. Arms & Armour. ISBN 978-1-85409-181-9. OCLC 974279361. Lyman, Robert. Iraq 1941: The Battles for Basra, Habbaniya and Baghdad. Campaign. Oxford, New York: Osprey Publishing. P. 96. ISBN 1-84176-991-6

Shrivallabh Vyas

Shrivallabh Vyas was an Indian film and television actor. He was known for films including Sarfarosh, Abhay, Aan: Men at Work, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero, Sankat City and theater works such as Virasat. On 13 October 2008 Vyas suffered a paralytic attack while shooting for a film. Due to the financial issues, his family moved from Jaisalmer to Jaipur for his treatment. According to his wife Shobha, the Cine and TV Artists Association did not support him financially, despite the fact that the association had set up a trust for the actors who are suffering from losses. Actor Arun Bali, a member of CINTAA, had provided an amount of ₹10,000 and Gajendra Chauhan, the vice president of CINTAA had provided a cheque of ₹50,000, which his family refused. Actors Irrfan Khan, Manoj Bajpayee and Aamir Khan provided financial help for the Vyas family and for his treatment. On January 7, 2018, Vyas died in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Shrivallabh Vyas on IMDb Shrivallabh Vyas at AllMovie

Phil Phillips

Phil Phillips is an American singer and songwriter, best known for his 1959 song, "Sea of Love". Philip Baptiste was encouraged to pursue a career as a singer after a school performance of a song called "Sweet Slumber", he performed with his brothers in a gospel group called the Gateway Quartet and worked as a bellhop before he recorded "Sea of Love" in 1959. The song was produced by Eddie Shuler for neighbor George Khoury's Khoury Records. After three months of work on the arrangement, building up the vocal group and trying out different musicians, the song was ready for release. Baptiste changed his name to Phil Phillips, dubbed his backing vocalists the Twilights. After a Baton Rouge disc jockey played the song the recording sold and was leased to Mercury Records. "Sea of Love" went to No. 2 in the U. S. Billboard Hot 100 pop chart and spent 14 weeks in the top 40, as well as reaching No. 1 on the R&B chart. In 1959 it sold over one million copies, was awarded a gold disc. Nonetheless, Phillips was paid only $6800, received no further royalties for the song or its recording.

Phillips did not release an album to capitalize on his success, due to the unfavorable terms of his deal. "Because I decided to fight for what was rightfully and mine, a full album that I recorded was never released. I'm not being paid, nor have I been paid, as an artist for'Sea of Love'. I never received justice and to this day have not received justice."The song remains a big seller with notable covers by Del Shannon and the Honeydrippers. Phillips' original version was featured prominently in the 1989 film Sea of Love starring Al Pacino which presents a cover version by Tom Waits that plays during the end credits. Cat Power's The Covers Record achieved a moderate success. Among Phillips' other songs is "No One Needs My Love Today", recorded by Samantha Juste, co-host of BBC TV's Top of the Pops, he recorded an anti-drug spoken word recording, "The Evil Dope", in the late 1960s. Phillips worked as a radio DJ, he had seven children. In October 2007, Phillips was honored for his contributions to Louisiana music with induction into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

One of his last live performances was in April 2005 at the Jazz Fest in New Orleans, Louisiana, a few months before Hurricane Katrina. Reverbnation YouTube Ponderosa Stomp Interview Bear Family Records Amazon.com iTunes