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The Rolling Stones 1980/1982

The 1980’s was a great decade, for it open up in the the year 1981 with President Ronald Ragan, bring back Americans from Iran, George Harrison released All Those Years Ago with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, and the song is about The Late John Lennon, and taxes were lowered. It was a great year for The Rolling Stones when they released Tattoo You, which started the third decade of great songs from The Rolling Stones !!!

However, nothing that happened in 1981, would happen in 1982, it was as though it never existed. Paul McCartney made an album, Ringo Starr, also made an album, and even Yoko Ono made one, but The Rolling Stones didn’t released anything. Taxes were still being lowered, but it was silent for The Rolling Stones.

The Rolling Stones did this once before in 1971-1972, so maybe it was a short break, let’s hope that’s true.

I’ll tell you more on the next post !!!

Mick Jagger Day

I’ve been playing The Rolling Stones albums for the last two weeks, so playing more of them is hard to do. I’m going to post another Rolling Stones soon, and since I have two albums for your birthday, it’s only fitting to have another for this post.

To my fans (which I have none), here’s Tattoo You !!!

Mick Jagger

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Mick Jagger in 2014
Born Michael Philip Jagger
26 July 1943 (age 73)
Dartford, Kent, England
Occupation
Singer songwriter actor
Years active 1960–present
Spouse Bianca Jagger (m. 1971–1978)
Partner(s) Jerry Hall (1977–1999; annulled)
Luciana Gimenez (1999–2000)
L’Wren Scott (2001–2014; her death)
Children 7; including Jade, Elizabeth and Georgia May
Relatives Chris Jagger (brother)
Musical career
Genres
Rock blues pop
Instruments Vocals
Labels
Virgin Rolling Stones ABKCO Universal
Associated acts
The Rolling Stones SuperHeavy David Bowie
Website mickjagger.com
Sir Michael Philip “Mick” Jagger (born 26 July 1943) is an English singer, songwriter and actor, best known as the lead singer and a co-founder of the Rolling Stones.

Jagger’s career has spanned over 50 years, and he has been described as “one of the most popular and influential frontmen in the history of Rock & Roll”. Jagger’s distinctive voice and performance, along with Keith Richards’ guitar style, have been the trademark of the Rolling Stones throughout the career of the band. Jagger gained press notoriety for his admitted drug use and romantic involvements, and was often portrayed as a countercultural figure.

In the late 1960s, Jagger began acting in films (starting with Performance and Ned Kelly), to mixed reception. In 1985, he released his first solo album, She’s the Boss. In early 2009, Jagger joined the electric supergroup SuperHeavy. In 1989 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2004 into the UK Music Hall of Fame with the Rolling Stones. In 2003, he was knighted for his services to popular music.

1943–1961: Early years

Michael Philip Jagger was born into a middle-class family in Dartford, Kent. His father, Basil Fanshawe “Joe” Jagger (13 April 1913 – 11 November 2006), and grandfather, David Ernest Jagger, were both teachers. His mother, Eva Ensley Mary (née Scutts; 6 April 1913 – 18 May 2000), born in New South Wales, Australia, of English descent, was a hairdresser and an active member of the Conservative Party. Jagger’s younger brother, Chris (born 19 December 1947), is also a musician. The two have performed together.

Although brought up to follow his father’s career path, Jagger “was always a singer” as he stated in According to the Rolling Stones. “I always sang as a child. I was one of those kids who just liked to sing. Some kids sing in choirs; others like to show off in front of the mirror. I was in the church choir and I also loved listening to singers on the radio–the BBC or Radio Luxembourg–or watching them on TV and in the movies.”

In September 1950, Keith Richards and Jagger were classmates at Wentworth Primary School, Dartford, Kent. In 1954, Jagger passed the eleven-plus and went to Dartford Grammar School, which now has the Mick Jagger Centre installed within the school’s site, named for its most famous alumnus. Jagger and Richards lost contact with each other when they went to different schools, but after a chance encounter at Dartford Station in July 1960, resumed their friendship and discovered their shared love of rhythm and blues, which for Jagger had begun with Little Richard.

Jagger left school in 1961 after obtaining seven O-levels and three A-levels. Jagger and Richards moved into a flat in Edith Grove in Chelsea, London with a guitarist they had encountered named Brian Jones. While Richards and Jones planned to start their own rhythm and blues group, Jagger continued to study business as an undergraduate student at the London School of Economics, and had seriously considered becoming either a journalist or a politician, comparing the latter to a pop star.

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GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 29:  Sir Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones performs on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival 2013 on June 29, 2013 in Glastonbury, England. at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts site at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 29, 2013 near Glastonbury, England. The wholesale market caters for traders throughout the Festival who are estimated to provide 3 million meals for festival goers, crew and performers. Gates opened on Wednesday at the Somerset diary farm that will be playing host to one of the largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Artic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons and the Rolling Stones. Tickets to the event which is now in its 43rd year sold out in minutes and that was before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid 1 GBP to watch Marc Bolan, now attracts more than 175,000 people over five days.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND – JUNE 29: Sir Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones performs on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival 2013 on June 29, 2013 in Glastonbury, England. at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts site at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 29, 2013 near Glastonbury, England. The wholesale market caters for traders throughout the Festival who are estimated to provide 3 million meals for festival goers, crew and performers. Gates opened on Wednesday at the Somerset diary farm that will be playing host to one of the largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Artic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons and the Rolling Stones. Tickets to the event which is now in its 43rd year sold out in minutes and that was before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid 1 GBP to watch Marc Bolan, now attracts more than 175,000 people over five days. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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Yoyoy Villame

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Catholic Man

Birth name Roman Tesorio Villame
Born November 18, 1932
Calape, Bohol, Philippine Islands
Died May 18, 2007 (aged 74)
Las Piñas, Metro Manila,Philippines
Genres Novelty music
Occupations Singer-songwriter, comedian, actor, politician
Instruments Vocals, Bandurria
Years active 1972–2004
Associated acts Max Surban
Roman Tesorio Villame (November 18, 1932 – May 18, 2007), better known as Yoyoy Villame, was a Filipino singer, composer, lyricist and comedian. Villame was a native of Calape, Bohol and was the father of singer Hannah Villame. He died of cardiac arrest at the Las Piñas Medical Center in Manila on May 18, 2007.

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Janet Jackson

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Jackson performing on her Number Ones, Up Close and Personal tour in 2011
Born Janet Damita Jo Jackson
May 16, 1966 (age 49)
Gary, Indiana, U.S.
Occupation
Singer songwriter dancer actress record producer film producer businesswoman philanthropist author
Years active 1973–present
Spouses
James DeBarge
(m. 1984; ann. 1985)
René Elizondo, Jr.
(m. 1991; div. 2000)
Wissam Al Mana (m. 2012)
Website janetjackson.com
Musical career
Genres
Pop R&B dance
Instruments
Vocals keyboards
Labels
A&M Virgin Island Rhythm Nation
Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. Known for a series of sonically innovative, socially conscious and sexually provocative records, as well as elaborate stage shows, television and film roles, she has been a prominent figure in popular culture for over 30 years. The youngest child of the Jackson family, she began her career with the variety television series The Jacksons in 1976 and went on to appear in other television shows throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, including Good Times and Fame.

After signing a recording contract with A&M Records in 1982, she became a pop icon following the release of her third studio album Control (1986). Her collaborations with record producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis incorporated elements of rhythm and blues, funk, disco, rap, and industrial beats, which led to crossover success in popular music. In addition to receiving recognition for the innovation in her records, choreography, music videos, and prominence on radio airplay and MTV, she was acknowledged as a role model for her socially conscious lyrics.

In 1991 she signed the first of two record-breaking, multimillion-dollar contracts with Virgin Records, establishing her as one of the highest paid artists in the industry. Her debut album under the label, Janet (1993), saw her develop a public image as a sex symbol as she began to explore sexuality in her work. That same year, she appeared in her first starring film role in Poetic Justice; since then she has continued to act in feature films. By the end of the 1990s, she was named the second most successful recording artist of the decade. The release of her seventh studio album All for You (2001) coincided with a celebration of her impact on popular music as the inaugural MTV Icon. After parting ways with Virgin she released her tenth studio album Discipline (2008), her first and only album with Island Records. In 2015 she partnered with BMG Rights Management to launch her own record label, Rhythm Nation.

Having sold over 160 million records, she is ranked as one of the best-selling artists in the history of contemporary music. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) lists her as the eleventh best-selling female artist in the United States, with 26 million certified albums. She has amassed an extensive catalog, with singles such as “Nasty”, “Rhythm Nation”, “That’s the Way Love Goes”, “Together Again” and “All for You” among her signature songs; she holds the record for the most consecutive top 10 hits on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart by a female artist with 18. In 2008 Billboard magazine released its list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists, placing her at number seven, while in 2010, ranking her fifth among the “Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years”. One of the world’s most awarded artists, her longevity, records and achievements reflect her influence in shaping and redefining the scope of popular music. She has been cited as an inspiration among numerous performers.

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Gilda Radner

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Radner sitting in Wilder’s lap, smiling
Radner with her husband, Gene Wilder, in the film Haunted Honeymoon, 1986
Born Gilda Susan Radner
June 28, 1946
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Died May 20, 1989 (aged 42)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death Ovarian cancer
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Michigan
Occupation comedienne, actress
Years active 1973–1989
Known for Original cast member of Saturday Night Live
Spouses G. E. Smith (1980–1982)
Gene Wilder (1984–1989)
Gilda Susan Radner (June 28, 1946 – May 20, 1989) was an American comedienne and actress. She was best remembered as an original cast member of the hit NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, for which she won an Emmy Award in 1978.

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Grace Jones

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Jones in performance, 2011
Born Grace Beverly Jones
19 May 1948 (age 67)
Spanish Town, St. Catherine, Jamaica
Other names Grace Mendoza
Alma mater Onondaga Community College
Occupation
Singer songwriter lyricist model record producer actress
Years active 1973–present
Home town Syracuse, New York, U.S.
Religion Pentecostalism
Spouse
Atila Altaunbay (m. 1996)
Children 1
Relatives Noel Jones (brother)
Website Facebook Grace Jones
Musical career
Genres
R&B disco reggae electronic new wave
Instruments Vocals
Labels
Island Manhatan Capitol Wall of Sound/PIAS
Grace Jones (born 19 May 1948) is a Jamaican singer, lyricist, supermodel, record producer, and actress. She was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica and raised by her grandparents. At 13 she moved with her siblings to their parents’ home in Syracuse, New York. Jones started out as a model, initially in New York state, then in Paris, working for Yves St. Laurent, Claude Montana, and Kenzo Takada, and appearing on the covers of Elle, Vogue, and Stern working with Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, and Hans Feurer.

In 1977 Jones secured a record deal with Island Records; she moved into dance and new wave music, often collaborating with the Compass Point All Stars. She scored Top 40 entries on the UK Singles Chart with “Pull Up to the Bumper”, “I’ve Seen That Face Before”, “Private Life”, “Slave to the Rhythm” and “I’m Not Perfect”. Her most popular albums include Warm Leatherette (1980), Nightclubbing (1981), and Slave to the Rhythm (1985).

She appeared in some low-budget films in the U.S. during the 1970s and early 1980s. In 1984 she made her first mainstream appearance as Zula in the fantasy-action film Conan the Destroyer alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sarah Douglas, and subsequently appeared in the 1985 James Bond movie A View to a Kill as May Day. In 1986 she played a vampire in Vamp, and acted in and contributed a song to the 1992 Eddie Murphy film Boomerang. She appeared alongside Tim Curry in the 2001 film Wolf Girl.

In 1983, Jones’ One Man Show was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Long-Form Music Video. For her work in Conan the Destroyer, A View to a Kill, and Vamp, she was nominated for Saturn Awards for Best Supporting Actress. In 1999, Jones ranked 82nd on VH1’s 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll, and in 2008, she was honored with a Q Idol Award. Jones influenced the cross-dressing movement of the 1980s and has been an inspiration for artists including Annie Lennox, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Lorde, Róisín Murphy, Brazilian Girls, Nile Rodgers, Santigold, and Basement Jaxx.

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Kim Fields

Kim Victoria Fields
May 12, 1969 (age 46)
New York, New York, U.S.
Other names Kim Fields Freeman
Occupation Actress, singer, director
Years active 1977–present
Known for The Facts of Life
Spouses Johnathon Franklin Freeman (m. 1995–2001)
Christopher Morgan (m. 2007)
Children 2
Parents Chip Fields (mother)
Kim Victoria Fields (born May 12, 1969) is an American actress, singer, and television director. She is known for her roles as Tootie Ramsey on the NBC sitcom The Facts of Life (1979–88), and as Regina “Regine” Hunter on the Fox sitcom Living Single (1993–98). She is the daughter of actress/director Chip Fields.

Pierce Brosnan

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Pierce Brendan Brosnan
16 May 1953 (age 62)
Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland
Nationality
Irish
Occupation Actor, producer, environmentalist
Years active 1977–present
Home town Navan, County Meath, Ireland
Spouses Cassandra Harris (m. 1980; her death 1991)
Keely Shaye Smith (m. 2001)
Children 5 (1 deceased) including Chris Brosnan and Sean Brosnan
Pierce Brendan Brosnan (born 16 May 1953) is an Irish actor, film producer and environmentalist who after leaving comprehensive school at age 16, began training in commercial illustration. He then went on to train at the Drama Centre in London for three years. Following a stage acting career he rose to popularity in the television series Remington Steele (1982–87), which blended the genres of romantic comedy, drama, and detective procedural.

After Remington Steele, Brosnan appeared in films such as the Cold War spy film The Fourth Protocol (1987) and the comedy Mrs. Doubtfire (1993). In 1994, he became the fifth actor to portray secret agent James Bond in the Eon Productions film series, starring in four films from 1995 to 2002 (GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day). He lent his likeness for Bond in the video games James Bond 007: Nightfire and James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, providing his voice too for the latter. During this period, he also took the lead in other films such as the epic disaster adventure film Dante’s Peak (1997) and the remake of the heist film The Thomas Crown Affair (1999). After leaving the role of Bond, he has starred in such films as the dark comedy The Matador (2005), for which was nominated for a Golden Globe, the musical/romantic comedy Mamma Mia! (2008), which won a National Movie Award, and the Roman Polanski-directed political thriller The Ghost Writer (2010).

In 1996, along with Beau St. Clair, Brosnan formed Irish DreamTime, a Los Angeles-based production company. In later years, he has become known for his charitable work and environmental activism. He was married to Australian actress Cassandra Harris from 1980 until her death in 1991. He married American journalist and author Keely Shaye Smith in 2001, and became an American citizen in 2004.

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