Mertz, Pujol and Downland History and Music Johann Kaspar Mertz, perhaps more than any other Central European musician of his time, was associated with the guitar, both as a composer and performer. He was a virtuoso player of the first rank, regularly touring Europe to great acclaim, and an esteemed composer whose guitar works are still highly regarded today. Johann Kaspar Mertz was born in Pozsony, Hungary, on August 17, 1806. He exhibited remarkable talent as a child on both the guitar and flute, but the family's dismal financial circumstances inhibited his development. By 12 he was contributing to the family income by giving music lessons.
In 1963, he had a relationship with Joan Baez, an American folk singer and songwriter known for her soprano style and three-octave vocal range, that lasted two years. However, this relationship was favorable to both because it promoted them with more fans; Bob Dylan wrote songs that Baez composed whereas Joan Baez introduced Dylan to most of her admirers. Because of her, by 1964, he was already playing about 200 concerts a year (RealNetworks). In 1965, most of his fans were shocked with the new album “Bringing It All Back Home” with two distinct genres: acoustic and electric (A&E). When he played his electrical songs in the Newport Folk Festival for the first time in his life on July 25, the audience ridiculed him surprisingly (A&E).
On August 31st, 2012, the band played an outdoor concert at the Gorge Amphitheater in George, Washington, playing a 25-song set, almost 3 hours in length. The venue has been a favorite destination for the band resulting in a live album entitled The Gorge, which was released 8 years prior to this concert. The band reached deep into their catalog, choosing songs from their first album all the way to their latest album as of the time of the filming of the concert. Joining the band at this show was Tim Reynolds (electric guitar), Jeff Coffin (saxophone), and Rashawn Ross (horns). Tim Reynolds has been a frequent collaborator with Dave Matthews and the Dave Matthews Band, often joining Dave as a duet in smaller venues and also on various albums receiving dual billing.
Amadeus MozaWolfgang rt: The Passionate Prodigy The boy Mozart was instantly recognized as a wunderkind. A musical child prodigy, he began learning the piano at the age of four and played it brilliantly by six. He was brought by his musician-teacher-father Leopold on a grand tour of Europe by the age of 13. Shown off to important dignitaries such as the Pope and Empress Maria Theresa, naturally gifted, he could read and play musical scores on sight and capable of writing down the entire score of a complicated work after just hearing it a few times. He wrote his first symphony at the age of eight, his first opera at twelve and conducted twenty performances of that opera at fourteen.
You could say that was the start of his career as a composer. Menken attended Rochelle High School in his home town and after graduation went to Pre-med school to become a dentist. Lucky for us he later changed his major to music. After college Alen attended the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop in New York where he worked at local clubs writing jingles and songs as an accompanist. Alen Menken got his first big break in January of 1979 with Howard Ashman in the Off-Broadway production “God Bless you, Mr. Rosewater.” Three years later he received a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Music in his Off-Broadway Production “Little Shop of Horrors” and from that in January of 1987 Menken was given his first Oscar nomination for a song with in it called “Mean Green Mother from Outer Space.” In 1990 Menken was nominated for three Oscar nominations and three Golden Globe Nominations and went on to win two of each for his work in the Walt Disney production “The Little Mermaid”.
Another, Ace Frehley was then auditioned as the lead singer and the four officially became known as the band KISS in January of 1973. After this year, the rest of the story wrote itself. The first show that the band had ever preformed together is called Popcorn and after being heard at that club in Queens, KISS was becoming known to the world. They appeared live and struck an interest with the audience, the record sales then started to explode. A fan club known as The KISS Army was then born in late November of 1975, showing the peoples interest in the band, and from this, the band gave the fans what they wanted.
The life and career of Jeff Lynne Jeffrey Lynne was born on 30th December 1947; he grew up in the shard end area of Birmingham. He is a singer, songwriter, producer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist who find fame as the leader and founder of the Electric Light Orchestra, a unique band that created modern rock and pop songs with classical overtones. He also founded a group called The Travelling Wilburys along with George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty. Lynne has also produced recordings for artists such as: The Beatles, Brian Wilson, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Del Shannon. Among many of his compositions most successful include: Livin’ thing, Xanadu, Mr Blue Sky, Do Ya, I won’t back down and Free Fallin’.
Pablo G Rodriguez Music 120 Live Performance Review Mana’ Drama Y Luz World Tour 2012 Mana’ is an internationally know Latin rock band from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. The band has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide and their career has spanned for three decades. The band has won three American Grammy Awards and five Latin Grammy Awards. The band’s name means “Positive Energy (http://www.europanas.com/grupomana-en.htm)”. The band consists of Fher Olvera, is the vocalist and the one who founded the band in 1985.
Vai has been a regular touring member of the G3 Concert Tour which began in 1996. In 1999 Vai started his own record label, Favored Nations, intending to showcase, as he describes, "...artists that have attained the highest performance level on their chosen instruments. Steve Vai has been called a virtuoso in the world of guitar music.  His 1990 album Passion and Warfare and the ballad For the Love of God in particular received a significant amount of press and are often cited by critics and fans alike as among his best work, often noted since the entire piece, at just over six minutes, was reportedly recorded in one take.  Vai's playing style has been characterized as quirky and angular, due in large measure to his technical ability with the guitar instrument and deep knowledge of music theory.
Lesane Parish Crooks also known as Tupac Shakur is one of the greatest artist of all time. He still influences the world even after his death. Tupac was born June 16, 1971 in East Harlem New York as the son of active members of the Black Panthers Party. After a few years his family moved to Marin City, California where his rap career began. He started writing lyrics in his High School where he also performed at concerts, the concert led to him being signend with Atron Gregory who set him up as a roadie and backup dancer with the young rap group Digital Underground in 1990.