Michael F. Wilton known as The Whip, for how fast his fingers "whip" around the guitar fretboard, heavy metal and hard rock guitarist and songwriter, best known for being a lead and rhythm guitarist and songwriter in the progressive metal band Queensrÿche, which he co-founded in 1982. Wilton was born in San Francisco, but his family moved to Seattle, Washington when he was 6 years old, his father took him to concerts from an early age and introduced him to many musical styles jazz, including John McLaughlin, Larry Coryell and Al Di Meola, but to rock music like Led Zeppelin, The Allman Brothers Band, Eric Clapton. At age 8, he started practicing on the bass guitar, learning songs by bands from his father's collections, such as The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan. At age 13, he got a nylon string acoustic from his aunt and accidentally blew his father's speaker, he convinced his father to give him the Fender Bassman and speaker cabinet Wilton inherited from an uncle who died in a motorcycle accident.
While attending junior high school and Interlake High School, Wilton began to explore the guitar world further by listening to hard rock and heavy metal music such as Judas Priest, UFO, Iron Maiden, Van Halen, Deep Purple, he began practicing for 2 hours per day. He changed his mind about playing bass guitar, chose to play guitar instead. At age 16, his guitar teacher said, that Wilton "whipped on the guitar", which got him the nickname "Whip", he bought a Les Paul copy and a fuzzbox, joined some garage bands with his school-mates, such as Joker, formed in 1978. In 1979, new sophomore Chris DeGarmo was part of this band. By the end of the 1979–1980 school year, they disbanded. After high school, Wilton attended the Cornish Institute of Allied Arts in Seattle, where he studied among others music theory, jazz improvisation, gamelan music and classical music; this was a big step in his life as he began to appreciate more ethnic and improvisational music, which gave him influences as a progressive rock musician.
After studying for 1–5 years, he ran out of money, but by this time, he had met bass guitarist Eddie Jackson and drummer Scott Rockenfield. In 1980, Wilton and Rockenfield had founded a band called Cross+Fire, which DeGarmo and Jackson joined shortly thereafter; the quartet began to play at parties. In late summer of 1982, Geoff Tate was involved as vocalist to record a four-song demo; the band changed its name to Queensrÿche, the demo was released in 1983 as the eponymous EP Queensrÿche. Wilton remains a guitarist in Queensrÿche to date. After DeGarmo left Queensrÿche in 1998, Wilton began performing most of the songs that featured DeGarmo doing the main solo live, including "Silent Lucidity", "The Mission", "En Force", "I Am I", "Take Hold of the Flame", "Best I Can", "The Killing Words", "Bridge", "The Lady Wore Black" and "Anybody Listening?", amongst others. Queensrÿche had first taken in Kelly Gray as guitarist, replaced in 2002 by Mike Stone, in February 2009 by Parker Lundgren as a touring guitarist but as a rhythm guitarist only joining in for dual guitar solos in songs like "Neue Regel" and "London".
After the band's 2009 American Soldier tour, Wilton took over all of the solos. In 2002, Wilton started a side-band with former Alice N' Chains guitarist and My Sister's Machine vocalist Nick Pollock, called Soulbender, they released one album in 2004 on Licking Lava Records, following which they played various shows around the Northwest. Soulbender subsequently went on an extensive hiatus. A new album, Soulbender 2, was announced to be released in 2014, with plans to tour in 2015. In 2010, Wilton released the single "Coming for You" with his hard rock project Wratchet Head, intended for those Queensrÿche fans, "whose ears have longed to once again be filled with the classic and sometimes haunting sounds of'the earlier years'". In 2012, he continued making music with Wratchet Head. Wilton is guitar collector. In high school, he was better known for being a star athlete in football and basketball than as a musician, he was among others in an all-star youth baseball team. Just A Taste Soulbender Stories from a Blue Room The Fire Within "Coming For You" Official home page
Wilton House Museum
Wilton House Museum is a museum in a historic house located in Richmond, Virginia. Wilton was constructed c. 1753 by William Randolph III, son of William Randolph II, of Turkey Island. Wilton was the manor house on a 2,000-acre tobacco plantation located on the north bank of the James River several miles east of the city of Richmond. Between 1747 and 1759, William III acquired more than a dozen contiguous tracts of land. About 1753, Randolph completed construction of large Georgian manor house overlooking the river, which he named "Wilton." It is a mimic of Wilton House in UK, the family seat of the "Earl of Pembroke". With commercial development encroaching and the property in danger of foreclosure The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia intervened and saved the mansion from destruction by purchasing, dismantling and rebuilding it on a site overlooking the James River a few miles west of its original location in 1934. Opened to the public since 1952, Wilton hosts a collection of 18th- and 19th-centuries furnishings, glass and silver that reflect the "planter" lifestyle of the mid-18th century.
The House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. During the 17th century the Randolph family of Virginia was among the wealthiest and most powerful families in Colonial Virginia. William Randolph and his wife, Mary Isham Randolph, have been referred to as "the Adam and Eve of Virginia." Wilton was constructed circa 1753 for William III and his wife, Anne Harrison Randolph, on a 2,000-acre plantation overlooking the James River. William Randolph III was public servant. At Wilton, the Randolphs enslaved over 100 African American men and children and utilized slave labor to build both the house and produce their ongoing income in the form of wheat and tobacco. Randolph was a member of the House of Burgesses for Henrico County, an officer in the militia, a vestryman for Henrico Parish. William Randolph III died in the year of 1762, age of 38 and leaves Wilton to his twenty-three year old son, Peyton Randolph. Peyton Randolph died in the year of 1784 at age forty-six and leaves Wilton to his five-year-old son, William Randolph IV.
William Randolph died in the year of 1815, age of 26 and leaves Wilton to his five-year-old son, Robert Randolph. His widow, Anne Andrews Randolph, managed the plantation while raising the next heir. Robert Randolph died in 1839, age of 29 and leaves a indebted Wilton to his daughter, Catherine. Catherine was the last owner in Randolph family. Wilton is built in the Georgian style of architecture, in use during the Colonial era. During the 1700s Georgian colonial became the rave in New England and the Southern colonies. Based on what materials were available Georgian architecture differs between England and the colonies, from colony to colony. Regions could share the same characteristics, but add their own unique features. Wilton was constructed for William Randolph III and Anne Randolph between circa 1753. Wilton went on to survive the Civil War and changed owners another 4 times before going into foreclosure by The Bank of Commerce and Trust during the depth of the Great Depression; when the house was in danger of demolition The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia intervened and became the last owners of the house.
Wilton was located on a 2,000-acre tobacco plantation 9 miles downriver from Richmond, the large two-story brick house is one of the most significant of the James River plantation mansions. In 1742 William III inherited his father's Fighting Creek land. Several purchasing records of William III were found: 1747-William III purchased tracts of land, over 1000 acres from William Finney, Jr. 1747-350 acres from Richard Randolph 1747-150 acres from William Bayley 1749-136 acres from Arthur Giles 1752- 25 acres was "adjacent to the land of Randolph whereon he now lives called Wilton" After William IV's death, Wilton was heavily in debt. In his will, William Randolph IV had given his wife "compleat power at any time to dispose of any part of my property that she may think proper for the payment of my debts". In 1833, the writer Catharine Sedgwick visited Wilton and described "Broken down fences, a falling piazza, defaced paint, banisters ties up with ropes, etc." and added that "the general aspect of the house is that of a forlorn ruin".
The total value of the Wilton estate as reflected in the land tax books fell from $74,664 in 1832 to $45,066 in 1850. Wilton continued to decline. In 1833 and 1835, Robert Randolph was forced to place the plantation in trust to secure larger debts. Robert Randolph died in 1839 and leaves a indebted Wilton to his daughter, Catherine. Four years after Robert's death, his wife Mary, remarried to James Brook of New York. In 1846, James and Mary filed suit against the estate of their daughter, Catherine S. Randolph, to facilitate a division of the property. Wilton was divided into 744 acres belong to James and Mary, 1,535 acres belong to Catherine. In 1859, Catherine filed a suit to sell Wilton; the suit was not settled until 1875, the depositions of the land condition indicate that soil fertility on the plantation had been reduced due to hard cultivation over the years by owners and tenants. The buildings were worthless; the auction was held on July 27, 1859, William C. Knight paid $49,517 for 1,237.93 acres including the house.
Catherine was the last owner of Wilton from Randolph family. Wilton was in danger of fore
Wilton is a hamlet in the Copeland District, in the county of Cumbria, England. It is near the small town of Egremont, it was one of the sites involved in a killing spree spanning Cumbria, when 52-year-old Derrick Bird shot several residents, killing a couple. Profile at uk-villages.co.uk
Wilton is a village in Monroe County, United States. The population was 504 at the 2010 census; the village is located within the Town of Wilton and within the Town of Wellington. Wilton is located at 43°48′48″N 90°31′43″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.89 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2010, there were 504 people, 203 households, 130 families residing in the village; the population density was 566.3 inhabitants per square mile. There were 233 housing units at an average density of 261.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 93.8% White, 0.4% African American, 1.0% Asian, 3.6% from other races, 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.3% of the population. There were 203 households of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.3% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.4% had a male householder with no wife present, 36.0% were non-families.
30.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.03. The median age in the village was 35.4 years. 29.2% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the village was 51.8% male and 48.2% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 519 people, 214 households, 121 families residing in the village; the population density was 613.6 people per square mile. There were 233 housing units at an average density of 275.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 95.57% White, 3.08% from other races, 1.35% from two or more races. 8.48% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 214 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.7% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 43.0% were non-families. 37.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.19. In the village, the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 110.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.5 males. The median income for a household in the village was $37,721, the median income for a family was $46,607. Males had a median income of $31,591 versus $22,292 for females; the per capita income for the village was $15,998. About 9.6% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 13.4% of those age 65 or over
Wilton is a town in Franklin County, United States. The population was 4,116 at the 2010 census. Situated beside Wilson Pond, the former mill town is today a recreation area; the land replaced an invalidated 1727 grant by Massachusetts to veterans for service in the French and Indian Wars. The first grant was dubbed Harrytown after a dangerous Native American renamed Tyngstown for Captain William Tyng, leader of the expedition of "snowshoe men" that killed him in 1703. Abraham Butterfield, a settler from Wilton, New Hampshire, paid the cost of incorporation in 1803 to have the new town named after his former residence. Wilton is known for being the location of Maine's first cotton mill, started in 1810 by Solomon Adams. In 1876, George Henry Bass founded G. H. Bass & Co. and became the best-known businessman in Wilton's history. Bass shoes were made in Wilton for more than a century until 1998. By the Bass family had sold out, in 1998 Bass' parent company, Phillips-Van Heusen, moved operations overseas.
John Russell Bass, son of G. H. Bass, was treasurer for the firm and served as Maine delegate to the Republican national convention in 1920, 1944 and 1952; the company built much of its success on the Bass penny weejun, introduced in 1936 and said to be based on Norwegian fisherman's shoes. The style was an instant hit, became a staple on college campuses across the nation; the shoe was renamed the Leavitt penny weejun. The first toothpick manufacturing mill was located in Wilton; the Walker Woolen Mill was built in 1840, owner Charles Forster used the building as a toothpick mill from 1881Maine architect John Calvin Stevens designed the L. Brooks Leavitt home in Wilton. Stevens was the architect of many well-known Maine residences, including Winslow Homer's in Prouts Neck, Maine. An early Wall Street investment banker and rare book collector, Brooks Leavitt was an overseer and financial supporter of Bowdoin College and its library, a relation of the Bass family. Esteemed Maine author Robert P.
T. Coffin dedicated his book Captain Abby and Captain John to lifelong friend Leavitt, "a fellow son of Maine," whom Coffin eulogized in his poem "Brooks Leavitt," read at Leavitt's 1948 funeral in Wilton. A longtime patron of the arts, Brooks Leavitt was close to many New York artists and actors, including Francis Wilson, the foremost Broadway stage actor of his day. Other historic buildings in Wilton include the Goodspeed Memorial Library and the Bass Boarding House, both of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 42.82 square miles, of which, 41.26 square miles of it is land and 1.56 square miles is water. Home to Wilson Lake, Wilton is drained by Wilson Stream, a tributary of the Sandy River, in the Kennebec River watershed; the southwestern corner of town lies within the watershed of the Androscoggin River. The town is crossed by U. S. Route 2 and state routes 4, 17, 133 and 156, it borders the towns of Farmington to the east, Carthage to the west, Temple to the north, Jay to the south.
As of the census of 2010, there were 4,116 people, 1,708 households, 1,152 families residing in the town. The population density was 99.8 inhabitants per square mile. There were 2,025 housing units at an average density of 49.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 96.3% White, 0.6% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.1% from other races, 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population. There were 1,708 households of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, 32.6% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.84. The median age in the town was 43.2 years. 23.3% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the town was 50.7 % female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,123 people, 1,667 households, 1,148 families residing in the town. The population density was 99.9 people per square mile. There were 1,882 housing units at an average density of 45.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 97.45% White, 0.44% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.80% Asian, 0.10% from other races, 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.44% of the population. There were 1,667 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.1% were non-families. 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.94. In the town, the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males. The median income f
Robert Archibald Wilton was a British journalist and a proponent of antisemitic blood libel. Wilton, born in Cringleford, was the son of a British mining engineer employed in Russia. In 1889 he joined the European staff of the New York Herald, remaining with that newspaper for fourteen years, corresponding on both Russian and German affairs, he took up an appointment as The Times correspondent in St Petersburg, became known as a keen observer of events in Russia during the last years of the Tsarist regime. After the Revolution, he moved to Siberia. Following the collapse of the Kolchak government, Wilton managed to escape from Russia and arrived in Paris where, in 1920, he rejoined the New York Herald. In 1924 he joined the staff of the Paris Times, he died from cancer at the Hertford British Hospital in Paris early in 1925. Wilton served with the Russian army during the First World War, was awarded the Cross of St George, he was the author of two books: The Last Days of the Romanovs. Wilton was a right-wing antisemite.
He was a proponent of blood libel, claiming in his 1920 book The Last Days of the Romanovs that the execution of the Romanovs was a ritual murder by the Jews. He was criticized by several liberal British journalists for supporting the attempted military coup by Lavr Kornilov. In 1919 he published "Russia's Agony", which claimed that "Bolshevism is not Russian - it is non-national, its leaders being entirely in the race that lost its country and its nationhood long ago". According to Semyon Reznik, Wilton assisted Russian antisemites in fabrication of photographic evidence of ritual crimes by Jews. Spartacus Russia's Agony by Robert Wilton; the Last Days of the Romanovs by Robert Wilton, George Gustav Telberg and Nikolai Sokolov
Wílton Aguiar Figueiredo is a Brazilian former footballer who played as a midfielder and forward. A native of São Paulo, Figueiredo has played with such talents as AC Milan's Kaká and Inter Milan's Adriano at youth level. Figueiredo himself has never played at the top flight in Brazil. After a season with second division side Ceará FC he went to Sweden for a try-out session with AIK. After 40 days he was rejected and went to try out with GAIS. AIK had just been relegated from the top level and were not willing to take any economic risk, thus did not offer the free agent a contract. Instead upon hearing of this news, GAIS acted and signed Figueiredo for three years. After having scored only two goals during the second half of the Superettan campaign he still garnered the interest of AIK who moved for a swoop during the pre-season of 2006. GAIS willingly agreed. Figueiredo enjoyed massive success in 2006, starting all but two games and scoring eleven goals for his new club in his debut season; the team finished as second in Allsvenskan.
A capable striker with a drilling shot and a strong ability to keep the ball at his feet while at the same time being able to find the through passes, Figueiredo was considered one of the best strikers in the Swedish league and attracted the interest from international clubs. In September 2007 he signed a 5-year long deal with Qatar side Al Rayyan. However, he moved on loan to Al Kharaitiyat in August 2008. In April 2009 Figueiredo moved to Malmö FF in Sweden. Intended as the replacement of PSV Eindhoven-bound Ola Toivonen, Figueiredo was considered one of the most expensive purchases of a Swedish club ever, he was given the number 9 shirt and there were big expectations for the 2009 season, However Figueiredo scored only four goals in 24 games and was considered a disappointment by some. In his second season with Malmö, Figueiredo was moved down to the central midfield, where he had much greater success, being a key player in Malmö's resurgence during the spring of 2010, scoring quite a few spectacular goals from long range as well.
He formed a strong and balanced midfield in the 2010 season together with teammate Ivo Pekalski where Figueiredo worked the offence and Pekalski the defence. At the end of the season Figueiredo won his first title with Malmö being at the top of the table. Still playing as central midfielder, Figueiredo managed to score five goals for the 2011 season as well. Figueiredo played less for the 2012 season and produced the same number of goals as the last season. On 5 November 2012 after the last league fixture of the season it was announced that Figueiredo would leave Malmö FF when his contract ends on 1 January 2013. On 8 January 2013 it was official that Wilton Figueiredo had joined Gaziantepspor in the Turkish Süper Lig on a free transfer. On 14 October 2013, Wilton Figueiredo joined Viborg FF in the Danish Superliga; as of 22 November 2013. Malmö FFAllsvenskan: 2010 Malmö FF profile Wilton Figueiredo at SvFF: Svenska Fotbollförbundet Santo André