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Sixpence None The Richer

Sixpence None the Richer

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Origin New Braunfels, Texas, United States
Genres Alternative rock, Christian rock
Years active 1992–2004, 2007–present
Labels R.E.X., Flying Tart, Squint, Reprise, Credential, RCA
Members Leigh Nash
Matt Slocum
Justin Cary
Rob Mitchell
Past members Brad Arnold
Dale Baker
Tess Wiley
Joel Bailey
James Arhelger
J.J. Plasencio
Sean Kelly
Jerry Dale McFadden
Tobin Behling
Sixpence None the Richer (also known as Sixpence) is an American alternative Christian rock band that formed in New Braunfels, Texas, eventually settling in Nashville, Tennessee. They are best known for their songs “Kiss Me” and “Breathe Your Name” and their covers of “Don’t Dream It’s Over” and “There She Goes”. The name of the band is inspired by a passage from the book Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis. The band received a Grammy Award nomination to Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for “Kiss Me” in 2000.

Origin of the band’s name
Vocalist Leigh Nash described the origin of the band’s name on the Late Show with David Letterman:

It comes from a book by C. S. Lewis called Mere Christianity. A little boy asks his father if he can get a sixpence—a very small amount of English currency—to go and get a gift for his father. The father gladly accepts the gift and he’s really happy with it, but he also realizes that he’s not any richer for the transaction. C.S. Lewis was comparing that to his belief that God has given him, and us, the gifts that we possess, and to serve Him the way we should, we should do it humbly—realizing how we got the gifts in the first place.

Formation and early years (1992–1996)
Guitarist/songwriter Matt Slocum met Leigh Nash in the early 1990s. They recorded a demo, which circulates as “The Original Demos”, with bassist T.J. Behling at Verge Music Works recording studio in Dallas, and eventually an album, The Fatherless and the Widow, for the independent label REX Music in 1993. The record featured Chris Dodds (a member of Love Coma, in which Slocum also played guitar). Shortly after the release of The Fatherless and the Widow, Slocum left Love Coma to pursue Sixpence None the Richer full-time. The band added Tess Wiley (guitar), Joel Bailey (bass) and Dale Baker (drums) to tour in support of The Fatherless and The Widow. On this tour the band traveled the US, opening for the Choir, the newly reformed 10,000 Maniacs, Audio Adrenaline, Pray For Rain, Over The Rhine, and more. In the fall of 1994, the band left for their first tour of Europe. The club and festival tour saw them performing with bands such as the Proclaimers, Newsboys, Julie & Buddy Miller, and many more. The band added J.J. Plasencio (bass) for 1995’s This Beautiful Mess. Both albums were produced by Armand John Petri, who also managed the band from 1993 to 1997. Shortly after the release of This Beautiful Mess, Wiley left the band.

Into the mainstream (1997–2003)
In 1997, the group signed to Steve Taylor’s label Squint Entertainment and released a self-titled album, which slowly began garnering attention from a wider audience in the mainstream industry. Although Placencio played bass on most of the album, he left the band before it was released and was replaced by Justin Cary, who joined the band around the same time as second guitarist Sean Kelly.

In 1998, “Kiss Me” was released as a single, propelling Sixpence None the Richer into the national pop spotlight. That year the song was also featured in the film She’s All That. In 2001 the film Not Another Teen Movie used the song in a parody. “Kiss Me” was also played on the WB teen drama Dawson’s Creek in episodes No. 2-06 “The Dance” and No. 2-18 “The Perfect Wedding”, and is found on the show’s first soundtrack CD, Songs from Dawson’s Creek (Volume 1) and also played at the televised wedding of the UK’s Prince Edward.

In 1999, the band released their cover of The La’s’ “There She Goes”, which became their second hit single and propelled them into the limelight again. Sixpence appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and numerous morning talk shows. “There She Goes” was added to subsequent pressings of the self-titled album.

In 2000, Sixpence None the Richer contributed the song “Us” to Today Presents: the Best of Summer Concert Series CD, which raised money for the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance. Later that year, the band recorded a Japanese version of “Kiss Me”, which was released exclusively in Japan on an EP with numerous versions of the song, as well as remixes of other songs on the self-titled album.

The band had a follow-up album ready to release, but their label Squint Entertainment started to fall apart, leaving the band in limbo for several years. Finally, Squint Entertainment folded and that album, Divine Discontent, was released in October 2002.

Baker left the band before that album’s release and was replaced by Rob Mitchell. The album itself differs significantly from the first pre-release version of it that had circulated: the songs “Us”, “Deeper”, “Don’t Pass Me By”, “Too Far Gone”, “Northern Lights”, and “Loser Like Me” were cut, and “Down and Out of Time”, “A Million Parachutes”, “Tonight”, “Waiting on the Sun”, and a cover of Crowded House’s “Don’t Dream It’s Over” were added. All of the unreleased songs were eventually featured on singles or compilations, with the exception of “Deeper”. Two of Divine Discontent’s singles, “Don’t Dream It’s Over” and “Breathe Your Name”, received significant radio airplay and appeared on various Billboard charts.

Disbanding (2004)
On February 26, 2004, Matt Slocum announced that the group had disbanded. On July 22, 2004, it was reported that Matt Slocum had started a new band, the Astronaut Pushers, with Lindsay Jamieson (of the band Departure Lounge) and Sam Ashworth (son of influential musician Charlie Peacock). John Davis (of the band Superdrag) joined the band in 2005. The Astronaut Pushers released a self-titled, four-song EP on their own label, Runway Network, in 2005. Sam Ashworth reported via MySpace that he and Slocum had acquired and were operating a recording studio in Nashville in early 2006.

Leigh Nash solo work (2005–2007)
Leigh Nash began work on a solo album titled Blue on Blue with producer Pierre Marchand in the fall of 2005. Nash’s first single “My Idea of Heaven” was released on July 14, 2006. The album Blue on Blue was released by Nettwerk Records under Nash’s own imprint, One Son Records and the album’s official release date was August 15, 2006, she also released the Christmas EP Wishing For This on November 14, 2006.

In 2007, Nash worked a collaboration with Bill Leeb and Rhys Fulber of Delerium called Fauxliage. Nash contributed vocals to “All the World”, “Some Day the Wind”, “Draw My Life”, “Let It Go”, “Without You”, “Rafe” and “All Alone”.

In 2011, she released a worship album entitled “Hymns and Sacred Songs,” first of three contracted solo albums through a partnership with Kingsway Music. In an interview with FUSE TV, Leigh mentioned that the next project would be an ambient worship album.

Reunion (2007)
In November 2007, Sixpence None the Richer reunited. They released an EP My Dear Machine on the website NoiseTrade in 2008, the band’s first official release since The Best of Sixpence None the Richer in 2004. The EP was removed from NoiseTrade in early 2009.

In October 2008, they released a Christmas album titled The Dawn of Grace. Nash commented, “Sixpence fans have been asking for a Christmas album for as long as I can remember. It was something we always wanted to do, but somehow time got away from us. Now that we are back together, we thought a Christmas album would be a nice gift for our long-time supporters. We love it and hope they will too!”

In December 2008 Sixpence joined the “Love Came Down at Christmas Tour” to play songs from The Dawn of Grace, along with Jars of Clay, Leeland and Sara Groves.

Lost in Transition (2009–present)
Sixpence signed to Credential Recordings and played a headline slot at the 2009 Greenbelt Festival in the UK. According to Leigh Nash, the band began recording a new album in January 2010. The album, titled Strange Conversation, was originally slated for an August 24, 2010 release.

The putative release date was later changed to March 8, 2011. On April 12, 2011, Nash shared that record label problems had been resolved and that the album would be released. New recordings of the songs “Failure” and “Safety Line” were released as streaming audio on the band’s Facebook page in July 2011.

In December 2011, Leigh Nash announced in interviews that the album had been renamed Lost in Transition and that the band was intending to self-release it in March 2012. She also mentioned the possibility of more than one Sixpence release in 2012.

On February 2, 2012, Leigh Nash posted on Sixpence None the Richer’s official Twitter feed that the album would be released in May 2012. The song “Radio” from the album debuted on Perez Hilton’s site on May 15, 2012. In an interview with American Songwriter Matt Slocum describes the song: “While driving and listening to the radio, an old favorite song inspires a man to reminisce about an old relationship born from a road trip.”

The album was released on August 7, 2012.

On November 12, 2016, the band performed at Love Love Rock Festival in Taipei, Taiwan with hits Don’t Dream It’s Over, Kiss Me and There She goes.

Band members

Current members

Leigh Nash – vocals (1992–2004, 2007–present)
Matt Slocum – guitar, cello (1992–2004, 2007–present)
Justin Cary – bass (1997–2004, 2008–present)
Rob Mitchell – drums (2001–2004, 2012–present)
Former members

Tess Wiley – guitars, vocals (1993–1997, 2008)
Dale Baker – drums (1993–2001)
Joel Bailey – bass (1993–1995) also in Society’s Finest
James Arhelger – bass (1995)
J.J. Plasencio – bass (1995–1997)
Sean Kelly – guitars (1997–2004)
Jerry Dale McFadden – keyboards (2001–2004)
Sixpence None the Richer discography
The Fatherless and the Widow (1994)
This Beautiful Mess (1995)
Sixpence None the Richer (1997)
Divine Discontent (2002)
The Dawn of Grace (2008)
Lost in Transition (2012)

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Morning Musume

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モーニング娘。
Also known as Momusu
早安少女組。
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genres
J-pop Electropop EDM
Years active 1997–present
Labels
Zetima
Associated acts
Hello! Project shuffle units Country Musume Dream Morning Musume GAM Guardians 4 Hangry & Angry Kira Pika Mini Moni Morning Musume Sakuragumi Morning Musume Otomegumi Morning Musume Tanjō 10nen Kinentai Ongaku Gatas Petitmoni Tanpopo V-u-den W Hello! Project Mobekimasu Berryz Kobo Cute Erina Mano S/mileage Juice=Juice Country Girls
Website www.helloproject.com/morningmusume
Members Mizuki Fukumura (2011–)
Erina Ikuta (2011–)
Haruna Iikubo (2011–)
Ayumi Ishida (2011–)
Masaki Sato (2011–)
Haruka Kudo (2011–)
Sakura Oda (2012–)
Haruna Ogata (2014–)
Miki Nonaka (2014–)
Maria Makino (2014–)
Akane Haga (2014–)
Past members Kanon Suzuki (2011–2016)
Riho Sayashi (2011–2015)
Sayumi Michishige (2003–2014)
Reina Tanaka (2003–2013)
Aika Mitsui (2006–2012)
Risa Niigaki (2001–2012)
Ai Takahashi (2001–2011)
Linlin (2007–2010)
Junjun (2007–2010)
Eri Kamei (2003–2010)
Koharu Kusumi (2005–2009)
Miki Fujimoto (2003–2007)
Hitomi Yoshizawa (2000–2007)
Makoto Ogawa (2001–2006)
Asami Konno (2001–2006)
Rika Ishikawa (2000–2005)
Mari Yaguchi (1998–2005)
Kaori Iida (1997–2005)
Ai Kago (2000–2004)
Nozomi Tsuji (2000–2004)
Natsumi Abe (1997–2004)
Kei Yasuda (1998–2003)
Maki Goto (1999–2002)
Yuko Nakazawa (1997–2001)
Sayaka Ichii (1998–2000)
Aya Ishiguro (1997–2000)
Asuka Fukuda (1997–1999)
Morning Musume ’16 (モーニング娘。 ’16 Mōningu Musume ’16.?), formerly simply Morning Musume (モーニング娘。 Mōningu Musume.?) and sometimes referred to as Momusu (モー娘。 Mōmusu.?), is a Japanese female idol group, holding the second highest overall single sales (of a female group) on the Oricon charts as of February 2012,[1] with the Oricon record of most top ten singles with an amount of 50, and they have sold over 21 million copies in Japan alone.

Morning Musume was formed in 1997 by rock singer-songwriter turned record producer Tsunku, who later composed a vast majority of the group’s songs over the decade. They are the lead group of Hello! Project that specialises in upbeat, pop-oriented music coupled with dance performance. The group produced several splinter groups, and often collaborates with other Hello! Project acts, including Country Musume, Berryz Kobo, Cute, Melon Kinenbi, and v-u-den. The group’s name can be translated as “Morning Girls”[2] or “Morning Daughters”;[3] as the name suggests, it consists of members mostly in their late adolescence and early 20s. The average age of the group members has remained more or less unchanged since its original formation because the group maintains a “school-like” system for their continuous line-up changes, with older members “graduating” and new, usually younger, members selected from nationwide auditions admitted to the group almost annually.

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The Rolling Stones 1990/1992

It’s so hard for me to wait, I take the stairs, because the elevator is too slow to open the doors, waiting for the microwave, longer than five minutes is killing me, so calling for pizza and then watching some mindless speech from Obama (which makes me sick), just to waist time until it comes. I’m even waiting for the iPhone 7, which is coming out in September or October, so waiting for a Rolling Stones album is the worst thing possible, but that’s what I had to do from 1989 until 1991 and when I got my album,  had to wait for another two years for a greatest hits album, which most came from other greatest hits albums. I was so disappointed. It took another two years for another one, will this torcher ever end, I hope so for my next post, will be empty of music and feeling, from me !!!

The Rolling Stones 1988/1990

Ever since Some Girls, I’ve been collecting anything about The Rolling Stones. Unlike The Beatles, which I started to collect in 1973, but wasn’t their when they were together, I was collecting The Rolling Stones from 1978 and I thought I’d be able to buy their albums on the same day it was released, but I kept waiting and waiting for the new album, that never showed. The Beatles announced, their split, but no words from The Rolling Stones.

I started to get interested with The Who at this point, which I was buying anything about The Who (I’ll be texting them soon), The Doors, The Kinks (I’ll also be texting about them soon), The Monkees (soon I’ll be texting them), Aretha Franklin (she be one I’ll be texting soon), Sam Cooke, Otitis Redding, Simon & Garfunkel (I’ll be doing them next),  The Supremes (I’ve already texted about them), Marvin Gaye (I’ve already started on him) and Motown, which this waiting has caused me.

Sometimes, a bad effect turns good, and since I don’t like to wait my money went to someone else. I already have Eric Clapton’s LP (someone else I’ll be texting about) and David Bowie (he’s from the 1960’s, so I’ll be texting him year by year like the others), so for me, this period of The Rolling Stones was a Blessing and not a curse, but I still want a new album from The Rolling Stones, or announcement that they broke up, because the wait was too much for me.

Then came Steel Wheels in 1989 and my wait was over. The album is too long for me to upload, so I hope the next one will be shorten. The only other album that year is The London Years, with all of their albums and 45’s from the 1960’s, which is great to have and I know a true Rolling Stones fans have !!!

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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Goodie Mob

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Goodie Mo-B
Origin Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Genres Hip hop
Years active 1991–present
Labels LaFace/Arista/BMG Records
Koch Records
Elektra Records
Associated acts OutKast, TLC, Dungeon Family, Tupac Shakur, Nate Dogg, K-Noe Brown
Website goodiemob.com
Members Big Gipp
Khujo
T-Mo
Cee-Lo
Goodie Mob is a hip hop group based in Atlanta, Georgia that formed in 1991 and currently consists of members Cee-Lo, Khujo, T-Mo, and Big Gipp.

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NEW YORK - MARCH 1993:  Southern rap artists Goodie Mob, featuring Cee Lo (center, bald head) who subsequently went on to form Gnarls Barkley, pose for a portrait in March 1993 in New York City, New York.

NEW YORK – MARCH 1993: Southern rap artists Goodie Mob, featuring Cee Lo (center, bald head) who subsequently went on to form Gnarls Barkley, pose for a portrait in March 1993 in New York City, New York.

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The Carpenters 2010/2016

I’m not adding any information, I’m just adding more music. Carpenters”s music were the first to be on my website, so I’m giving it my special treatment.For those that don’t like Carpenters, then live with it, but if you like Carpenters, I have a treat for you, I have four albums for you to listen to !!!

The Carpenters 2008/2010

There’s nothing to report, so The Carpenters 1946/2010 has ended !!!

The Carpenters 2004/2008

Richard, Mary, and their four daughters and one son live in Thousand Oaks, California, where the couple are supporters of the arts.In 2004, Carpenter and his wife pledged a $3 million gift to the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation in memory of Karen Carpenter. More recently, Richard has actively supported the Carpenter Performing Arts Center at his alma mater, California State University, Long Beach. He continues to make concert appearances, including fund raising efforts for the Carpenter Center.
In 2007 and 2009, the current owners of the former Carpenter family home on Newville Avenue in Downey, obtained permits from the city to tear down the existing buildings on the site to make room for newer and larger structures, in spite of ongoing protests from fans. In February 2008, a group of fans got their protest campaign covered in the Los Angeles Times. At that time an adjacent house that had once served as the band’s headquarters and recording studio had already been demolished and the main house was on the verge of being demolished as well. The original house was immortalized on the Now & Then album cover and was the place where Karen Carpenter died: in the words of Carpenters’ fan Jon Konjoyan, “this was our version of Graceland.”

The Carpenters 2002/2004

This will be the last fuller years of The Carpenters !!!

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