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Van Morrison

Sir George Ivan "Van" Morrison OBE is a Northern Irish singer-songwriter and record producer. His professional career began as a teenager in the late 1950s playing a variety of instruments including guitar, harmonica and saxophone for various Irish showbands, covering the popular hits of that time. Van Morrison rose to prominence in the mid-1960s as the lead singer of the Northern Irish R&B band Them, with whom he recorded the garage band classic "Gloria", his solo career began under the pop-hit oriented guidance of Bert Berns with the release of the hit single "Brown Eyed Girl" in 1967. After Berns's death, Warner Bros. Records bought out his contract and allowed him three sessions to record Astral Weeks. Though this album garnered high praise, it was a poor seller. Morrison has a reputation for being at once stubborn and sublime, his live performances at their best are seen as inspired. Moondance established Morrison as a major artist, he built on his reputation throughout the 1970s with a series of acclaimed albums and live performances.

He continues to record and tour, producing albums and live performances that sell well and are warmly received, sometimes collaborating with other artists, such as Georgie Fame and The Chieftains. Much of Morrison's music is structured around the conventions of soul music and R&B, such as the popular singles "Brown Eyed Girl", "Jackie Wilson Said", "Domino" and "Wild Night". An equal part of his catalogue consists of lengthy, loosely connected, spiritually inspired musical journeys that show the influence of Celtic tradition and stream-of-consciousness narrative, such as the album Astral Weeks and the lesser known Veedon Fleece and Common One; the two strains together are sometimes referred to as "Celtic soul". He has received two Grammy Awards, the 1994 Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, the 2017 Americana Music Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting and has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2016, he was knighted for services to tourism in Northern Ireland.

He is known by the nickname Van the Man to his fans. George Ivan "Van" Morrison was born on 31 August 1945, at 125 Hyndford Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, as the only child of George Morrison, a shipyard electrician, Violet Stitt Morrison, a singer and tap dancer in her youth. Morrison's family were working class Protestants descended from the Ulster Scots population that settled in Belfast. From 1950 to 1956, who began to be known as "Van" during this time, attended Elmgrove Primary School, his father had what was at the time one of the largest record collections in Ulster and the young Morrison grew up listening to artists such as Jelly Roll Morton, Ray Charles, Lead Belly, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee and Solomon Burke. Those guys were the inspiration. If it wasn't for that kind of music, I couldn't do what I'm doing now."His father's record collection exposed him to various musical genres, such as the blues of Muddy Waters. When Lonnie Donegan had a hit with "Rock Island Line", written by Huddie Ledbetter, Morrison felt he was familiar with and able to connect with skiffle music as he had been hearing Lead Belly before that.

Morrison's father bought him his first acoustic guitar when he was eleven, he learned to play rudimentary chords from the song book The Carter Family Style, edited by Alan Lomax. In 1957, at the age of twelve, Morrison formed his first band, a skiffle group, "The Sputniks", named after the satellite, Sputnik 1, launched earlier that year by the Soviets. In 1958, the band played at some of the local cinemas, Morrison took the lead, contributing most of the singing and arranging. Other short-lived groups followed – at fourteen, he formed Midnight Special, another modified skiffle band and played at a school concert; when he heard Jimmy Giuffre playing saxophone on "The Train and The River", he talked his father into buying him a saxophone, took lessons in tenor sax and music reading. Now playing the saxophone, Morrison joined with various local bands, including one called Deanie Sands and the Javelins, with whom he played guitar and shared singing; the line-up of the band was lead vocalist Deanie Sands, guitarist George Jones, drummer and vocalist Roy Kane.

The four main musicians of the Javelins, with the addition of Wesley Black as pianist, became known as the Monarchs. Morrison attended Orangefield Boys Secondary School; as a member of a working-class community, it was expected he would get a regular full-time job, so after several short apprenticeship positions, he settled into a job as a window cleaner—later alluded to in his songs "Cleaning Windows" and "Saint Dominic's Preview". However, he had been developing his musical interests from an early age and continued playing with the Monarchs part-time. Young Morrison played with the Harry Mack Showband, the Great Eight, with his older workplace friend, Geordie Sproule, whom he named as one of his biggest influences. At age 17, Morrison toured Eu

The Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett Story

The Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett Story is a 2001 television documentary produced by Otmoor Productions for BBC Two's Omnibus series and called Syd Barrett: Crazy Diamond. Directed by John Edginton, the film includes interviews with all the Pink Floyd members - Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright - plus the "fifth Pink Floyd", Bob Klose, who left the band in 1965, getting their points of view on the original band founder Syd Barrett; the film includes rare early television appearances of Pink Floyd, home movies. The film was first released on DVD on 24 March 2003. In 2006 a new "definitive edition DVD" was produced in the UK and Europe in which the full unedited interviews conducted by the director with Pink Floyd are now made available, alongside the original documentary; the focus of the film is Syd Barrett, the lead vocalist and guitarist of the early Pink Floyd, who created their unique psychedelic sound and most of the band's early songs, including the singles "Arnold Layne" and "See Emily Play" and much of their first album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.

Barrett's name passed into rock folklore when he was kicked out of Pink Floyd in 1968 and, after two solo albums, disappeared from music altogether amid rumours of a drug-induced breakdown. The Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett Story has contributions from Humble Pie drummer Jerry Shirley, bassist Jack Monck who played at Syd's last public concert in 1972 at the Cambridge Corn Exchange, producer Joe Boyd who produced "Arnold Layne", photographer Mick Rock who photographed Barrett for The Madcap Laughs cover, artist Duggie Fields who shared an apartment in London's Earls Court with Barrett in 1968 and witnessed his changing mental state at close hand. According to his sister, Barrett watched the documentary when it was broadcast on the BBC, he found it "too loud", although he did enjoy seeing Mike Leonard, who he referred to as his "teacher". He enjoyed hearing "See Emily Play" again; the Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett Story on IMDb

1944 Second Air Force Superbombers football team

The 1944 Second Air Force Superbombers football team represented the Second Air Force during the 1944 college football season. The team, based in Colorado Springs, compiled a 10–4–1 record, outscored opponents by a total of 513 to 76, was ranked No. 20 in the final AP Poll. The team played many of the other leading service teams, losing to Randolph Field, Iowa Pre-Flight, Norman NAS, a Third Air Force team led by Charley Trippi; the Superbombers played to a tie against March Field. Major William B. "Red" Reese, who coached football and basketball at Eastern Washington College before the war, was the team's head coach. Notable players on the 1944 Second Air Force squad included Glenn Dobbs, Bill Sewell, Don Fambrough, Nick Susoeff, Ray Evans, John Harrington, Johnny Strzykalski, Visco Grgich

Henry Lloyd-Hughes

Henry Lloyd-Hughes is an English actor. He is known for his roles in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, The Inbetweeners, Miliband of Brothers, Anna Karenina, Parade's End, Indian Summers; as of 2018 he voices Flynn Fairwind in World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth. He was born in 1985 in the United Kingdom, the son of Lucy Appleby and Timothy Lloyd-Hughes, a long-time senior executive with Deutsche Bank, he has record executive Theo Lloyd-Hughes and actor Ben Lloyd-Hughes. Both Henry and Ben acted in Miliband of Brothers. Fred Macpherson, lead singer of the band Spector, of Les Incompétents and Ox. Eagle. Lion. Man, is his cousin. Lloyd-Hughes first appeared in the TV series Murphy's Law in 2004 before playing Roger Davies in the 2005 film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, he appeared in Joanna Hogg's film Unrelated in 2007 alongside Tom Hiddleston. From 2008–2010 he played school bully Mark Donovan in the British sitcom The Inbetweeners, he reprised the role in the film The Inbetweeners Movie in 2011.

In 2010, he portrayed former British Labour Party politician David Miliband in the TV film documentary Miliband of Brothers. In 2011, he starred in the film Dimensions as Stephen, a brilliant young scientist who lives in England in the 1920s; the same year, he appeared in the film Weekender about the 1990 Manchester rave scene. In the 2012 epic romantic drama film Anna Karenina, he played Burisov alongside Keira Knightley and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. In 2013, he starred in the film Hello Carter with Jodie Whittaker. Lloyd-Hughes played Charles Bovary in the drama film Madame Bovary with Mia Wasikowska in the title role and, released in 2014. Lloyd-Hughes has appeared in numerous theatre productions, including Rope, The Miracle, Punk Rock, The Changeling. In 2012, he starred as Dimitri Mitropoulos in the play Posh, which played at the Duke of York’s Theatre. Michael Billington of The Guardian said of Lloyd-Hughes's performance that he "impresses as a wealthy Greek who aims to be more English than the English".

Henry Lloyd-Hughes on IMDb

Zwe Ohn Chein

U Zwe Ohn Chein was a Burmese inventor and teacher, best known for inventing a Burmese shorthand technique and writing books on Burmese shorthand and typewriting in Burma. Zwe Ohn Chein, born Ohn Chein, the ninth of ten siblings, was born in Mandalay, Burma to wealthy rice merchants, his parents lost their fortune during a storm. Zwe Ohn Chein supported his parents by selling flowers. After his parents passing, he went to Rangoon on a bicycle and became a clerical assistant at age 20; as he was literate in English, he taught himself Pitman shorthand which he used to invent his own Burmese shorthand technique in his years. Zwe Ohn Chein married Daw Than Yi in 1939, the couple had four children together. Zwe Ohn Chein started writing books on Burmese shorthand and typewriting in the 1950s after starting up Zwe Ohn Chein Shorthand College in 1946. By around 1956, he had established the College, published books on Burmese shorthand and typewriting, was the headmaster and the controller of the College.

Around 1958, he won a contract with Remington typewriters for his typewriting books to accompany the sale of each Remington Burmese typewriter in Burma. As he had been unable to go to college due to his parents financial situation in his early years with the success of Zwe Ohn Chein Shorthand College, he felt unfulfilled and decided to study Burmese language at the University of Yangon, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1962, around the same time his eldest daughter was studying at the Medical School of Rangoon University. After Zwe Ohn Chein's death in 1979, his widow Daw Than Yi became the headmistress and the controller of Zwe Ohn Chein Shorthand College until her death in 1997. Long Live Pitman's Shorthand - A wealth of material and advice for learning Pitman's New Era The Joy of Pitman Shorthand - Brief explanation, list of links, video in 3 parts demonstrating writing

East Central Conference

The East Central Conference is a high school athletic conference of teams in the East Central Wisconsin area. The ECC was founded in 1970 and disbanded in 2007; the conference was revived for the 2015-2016 school year, the result of a realignment within the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association. The ECC was founded in 1970 with Berlin, New London, Ripon, Waupaca and Winneconne as the original members. In 1973, Weyauwega left for the Central Wisconsin Conference and was replaced by former CWC member Little Chute the following year. In 1979, New London left to join the Bay Conference in exchange for former CWC member Wautoma. In 1995, Waupun joined for football only as Wautoma transferred to the Flyway Conference for football. In 1999, Little Chute and Waupaca joined the newly formed Valley 8 Conference, while Waupun became a full-time member; that year and Markesan joined the conference. In 2001, the ECC merged with the Flyway Conference; the conference was briefing named the East Central-Flyway Conference and consisted of two divisions: the Rivers and the Lakes.

The conference was restructured again in 2006 as the Flyway Conference split with the ECC. The conference was disbanded in 2007 with four of the remaining ECC teams joining former Valley 8 Conference teams to form the Eastern Valley Conference. During the realignment of several conferences within northeastern Wisconsin, eight schools were joined to form a new conference. Members included: Berlin, Kewaskum, Kettle Moraine Lutheran, Ripon and Winneconne; the members choose to name the new conference the East Central Conference as several members were once part of the original ECC. In 2001, the conference merged with the Wisconsin Flyway Conference to form the East Central-Flyway. At that time, the conference was split into two divisions: the Rivers; the divisions were in place until 2006. Lakes Berlin Omro Oshkosh Lourdes Laconia Markesan Ripon Waupun Wautoma WinneconneRivers Horicon Lomira North Fond du Lac St. Mary's Springs Winnebago Lutheran Academy Mayville Oakfield Central Wisconsin Christian St. Lawrence SeminaryMayville played in the Lakes for Football along with Springs for a few years.

Markesan & Laconia played in the Rivers only for Football only but in the lakes for all other Sports