Saturday, June 29, 8948
Ian Paice (b. 1948) - Deep Purple
Ian Anderson Paice (born June 29, 1948) is an English musician, best known as the drummer of the seminal rock band Deep Purple. As of Jon Lord's departure in 2002, he is the only founding member of the band still performing with the group and the only member to appear on every album the band has released.
Deep Purple is an English rock band formed in Hertford, UK, in 1968.
Along with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, they are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although some band members believe that their music cannot be simply categorised as belonging to any one genre.
The band also incorporated classical, blues-rock, pop, and progressive rock elements.
They were once listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as "the loudest pop group," and have sold over 100 million albums worldwide.
Deep Purple was ranked #22 on VH1's Greatest Artists of Hard Rock programme.
The band has gone through many line-up changes and an eight-year hiatus (1976–84). The 1968–76 line-ups are commonly labelled Mark I, II, III and IV. Their second and most commercially successful line-up featured Ian Gillan (vocals), Ritchie Blackmore (guitar), Jon Lord (keyboards), Roger Glover (bass) and Ian Paice (drums).
This line-up was active from 1969 to 1973 and was revived from 1984 to 1989 and again in 1993, before the rift between Blackmore and other members became unbridgeable. The current line-up (including guitarist Steve Morse) has been much more stable, although Lord's retirement in 2002 has left Paice as the only original member never to have left the band.
"Smoke on the Water" is a song by the British hard rock band Deep Purple. It was first released on their 1972 album Machine Head. In March 2005, Q magazine placed "Smoke on the Water" at number twelve in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks.
Rudolf Schenker (born August 31, 1948) is a German guitarist and founding member of heavy metal band Scorpions, being the rhythm/lead guitarist and one of the main song-writers of the band.
After starting out with a Fender Stratocaster, Schenker is primarily known for playing Gibson Flying Vs and, more recently, Dean Vs. In the Acoustica DVD, he is seen playing an acoustic Flying V made especially for him by Dommenget. He now uses Dean acoustic V models.
In an interview on the 'World Wide Live' video, he mentioned that his goal is not to become the best or fastest guitarist, but to be a very good composer.
His younger brother Michael Schenker was a member of Scorpions in the band's earliest inception, before joining the band UFO.
Scorpions is a heavy metal/hard rock band from Hannover, Germany, known for their 1980's rock anthem Rock You Like a Hurricane and their singles No One Like You, Send Me an Angel, Still Loving You, and Wind of Change. The band was ranked #46 on VH1's Greatest Artists of Hard Rock program.
Rock You Like a Hurricane is also #18 on VH1's list of the 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs.
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Glenn Lewis Frey (pronounced Fry; b. November 6, 1948) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as a founding member of the Eagles.
Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner.
With five number one singles, six Grammies, and six number one albums, the Eagles were one of the most successful recording artists of the 1970s. At the end of the 20th century, two of their albums, Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) and Hotel California, ranked among the 20 best-selling albums in the U.S. according to the Recording Industry Association of America. Hotel California is ranked 37th in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and the band was ranked #75 on the magazine's 2004 list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. They also have the best selling album in the U.S. with Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975), which sold more than 29 million copies.
The Eagles broke up in July 1980, but reunited in 1994 for Hell Freezes Over, a mix of live and new studio tracks.They have toured intermittently since then, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. In 2007, Eagles released Long Road out of Eden, their first full studio album in 28 years. The album would top the album charts, release five singles on the Adult Contemporary Charts and win the band two grammys. The next year they launched The Long Road out of Eden Tour in support of the album.
LaDonna Adrian Gaines (b. December 31, 1948), known by her stage name, Donna Summer is an American singer/songwriter who gained prominence and notoriety during the disco era of the 1970's with the majority of her early work produced by the team of Giorgio Moroder and Pete Belotte.
Summer was the first to have three consecutive double albums reach number one on the US Billboard chart and she had four number-one singles within a thirteen-month period.
Bad Girls is the seventh studio album by American pop singer Donna Summer, released April 25, 1979 on Casablanca Records. Originally issued as a double album, it incorporates such musical styles as disco, soul, and rock. Bad Girls became the best-selling album of Summer's recording career, achieving triple platinum sales certification in the United States and ultimately selling near seven million copies worldwide.
Bad Girls is a 1979 single released by American singer Donna Summer, co-written by Summer and the Brooklyn Dreams. The inspiration for her to write the song came after one of her assistants was offended by a police officer who thought she was a street prostitute. A rough version of the song had originally been written a couple of years before its release. Neil Bogart, upon hearing it, wanted Donna to give it to Cher for her upcoming album. Donna refused and put it away for a couple of years.
The song became a number-one hit on the Billboard pop, R&B and dance singles charts simultaneously becoming, alongside Hot Stuff, her most successful single. The song helped the album of the same name to reach the multi-platinum status in the United States. A 12" single of the song was released as a medley with Hot Stuff. Although Hot Stuff was extended for the 12" single, Bad Girls remained in the 4:55 album version. A Bad Girls 12" single with a time of 6:55 was produced but never released commercially.
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