Later when qualified as a legitimate sound engineer he went to work with Paul McCartney, The Hollies, and many others. His work on Pink Floyd’s Classic album Dark Side of the Moon, not only got him is first (of many) Grammy nomination, but got the attention of the world. That soon led to extreme successes as a producer, notably with Pilot’s Magic, John Milesa Highfly and Music and Steve Harley’s (Come up and See Me) Make Me Smile. He also produced the wildly successful Year of the Cat album with Al Stewart, and two albums with the band Ambrosia. In 1975, Alan met Eric Woolfson, who became his manager and partnered with Alan as a writer and performer.
He received many awards during his life. He also received many more after his death. One was a Nineteen-Ninety Grammy Award for lifetime achievement. Nat’s daughter, Natalie followed her father as a singer. She recorded many songs after her father died.
Back then my favorite song was “Why Georgia,” and is still one of my favorites ten years later. John Mayer was born October 16, 1977 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He picked up his first guitar at the age of thirteen after seeing Michael J. Fox play in Back to the Future. He took lessons from a local shop owner and had an increasing love of blues music after a neighbor gave him a Stevie Ray Vaughan cassette tape.
Once Russell heard the song “I Need a Beat” he loved it. I mean he really loved. He loved so much that he not only signed LL to Def Jam but also released his debut album, "Radio," the year after. It was also after securing a distribution deal for Def Jam with Columbia/CBS Records. The record sold over 100,000 copies, establishing both the label and the rapper.
His popular new debut record lead him to record as many as 10 other classical records. The records were so well done, he had earned a Grammy Award and many fans. The famous classical trumpeter Maurice Andre deemed Marsalis “potentially the greatest trumpeter of all time.” As Wynton went on to compose more music, the dance community not only around the United States, but around the world, welcomed his work. He worked with many groups, such as
Oral Presentation Lou Harrison was one of the great composers of the twentieth century--a pioneer in the use of alternate tunings, world music influences, and new instruments. Born in 1917 in Portland Oregon, he spent much of his youth moving around Northern California before settling in San Francisco. There he studied with the modernist pioneer of American Music, Henry Cowell, and, while still in his twenties, composed extensively for dance and percussion. He befriended another of Cowell's students, John Cage, and the two of them established the first concert series devoted to new music for percussion. They composed extensively for these concerts, including their still popular collaboration Double Music.
Michael’s father Joe was once an aspiring guitarist, putting it aside to support his family. Joe began living out his musical dreams through his family, and the Jackson 5 emerged. Michael at the young age of 5 became the group’s lead vocalist. The group became extremely popular within a very short amount of time, signing with Motown Records. At the age of thirteen, Michael began his solo career.
Boyz II Men has made their mark on music’s history. They started out as just a few kids with great talents. They got together and used took advantage of those talents to get them to a place that they never thought they would be. They were the most successful group of the 1990’s. They achieved great things as an R&B musical group and they are still successful today.
“Greatest Hits” by Bruce Springsteen Bruce Springsteen was born in Freehold, New Jersey on September 23rd, 1949. Having a fond interest in the music world, Springsteen, began learning how to play the guitar in his high school years. He developed his skill as a guitarist and eventually became what he is today. Bruce was a quick learner and because of this success he joined quite a few bands in his early days. First, he joined semi-professional bands such as “The Castiles” and “Steel Mill,” but he wanted to start his own band and write his own songs.
As time went by, selling millions of hit records and producing such great masterpieces like Black Sabbath, Paranoid, Master of Reality, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, and so on, they approached their lifetime dream as becoming a band that would change people’s perspectives in music. In the 80’s, Ozzy went to become a solo artist and to form his band Ozzy Osbourne. Making such hit songs like Crazy Train, Bark At The Moon, Flying High Again, and loads more, he had made a legend out of himself. He sure changed my interpretation about music and is one of my biggest influences. This novel really helped me learn more about Ozzy, and really made me think how legendary he was.