Fred Dibnah MBE

Charismatic Engineer, Steeplejack and British television personality Fred Dibnah tragically died on 7 November 2004. He was Born 28th April 1938 near Bolton. As a child, Dibnah was fascinated by the steam engines which powered the many textile mills in his home town of Bolton and developed a keen interest in mechanical engineering, Steam Engines and chimneys and the men who worked on them. He began his working life as a joiner, before becoming a steeplejack. From age 22, he served for two years in the armed forces, as part of his national service. Once demobilised, he returned to steeplejacking but met with limited success until he was asked to repair Bolton’s parish church. The resulting publicity provided a welcome boost to his business, ensuring he was almost never out of work.

Dibnah’s interest in steam power stemmed from his childhood observations of the steam locomotives on the nearby railway line, and his visits to his father’s workplace—a bleach works in Bolton—where he was fascinated by the steam engines used to drive the line shafting. He later became a steam enthusiast, befriending many of the engine drivers and firemen who worked on the nearby railway. As a teenager he met a driver who invited him onto the footplate of his locomotive and who asked him to keep the boiler supplied with fuel. Dibnah became so enamoured with steam engines that he eventually looked for one he could buy. He learnt of a steamroller kept in a barn near Warrington and which the owners had bought from Flintshire County Council. He had the boiler pressure-tested and, despite it being in poor condition, bought it for £175. He towed it to a friend’s house, spent a fortnight making various repairs and drove it to his mother’s house in Bolton.

After he married and bought his own property on Radcliffe new Road, he cut an access road to the garden of his new house and moved the steamroller there. Restoring the engine took many years, as Dibnah had to create his own replacement parts, using Victorian engineering techniques and equipment he built in his garden. The boiler was in poor condition and needed serious work, but Dibnah used local knowledge and was eventually able to build a new boiler. Once restored, he used the 1910 Aveling & Porter steamroller together with a living van he bought and restored, to take his family around the local steam fairs In 1978, while making repairs to Bolton Town Hall, Dibnah was filmed by a regional BBC news crew. The BBC then commissioned an award-winning documentary, which followed the rough-hewn steeplejack as he worked on chimneys, interacted with his family and talked about his favourite hobby—steam.

He made many more Television programmes about Steam Engines & Locomotives and In 1998, he presented a programme on Britain’s industrial history and went on to present a number of fascinating series, largely concerned with the Industrial Revolution and its mechanical and architectural legacy. In mid-2000, Dibnah was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Technology for his achievement in engineering by Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, and on 19 July 2004 he was made an honorary Doctor of the University by the University of Birmingham. He was also awarded an MBE for services to heritage and broadcasting. He said “I’m looking forward to meeting the Queen but I shall probably have to get a new cap. And I’d like to meet Prince Charles because we share the same views about modern architecture.”On 7 July 2004, Dibnah went to Buckingham Palace to receive his award from the Queen.

Sadly Fred’s health was failing at this point although filming continued at various locations around the country, with sons Jack and Roger, who had become essential members of the tour, providing much-needed support for their father. By the end of July, the crew had filmed only 34 days with Dibnah, out of a planned 60. It was becoming more difficult by the day for Dibnah to fulfil his filming duties and the crew decided to cut short the schedule and he died shortly after and is sadly missed. He is survived by his five children from three marriages.

Glenn Frey (The Eagles)

Glenn Frey, the late, great singer with American rock band The Eagles was born November 6th 1948. The Eagles were Formed in Los Angeles, California in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner. The Eagles released their self-titled debut album in 1972 which spawned three Top 40 singles, “Take It Easy”, “Witchy Woman”, and “Peaceful Easy Feeling”. They followed up the success of their debut album with Desperado in 1973. The album was less successful than the first, reaching only No. 41 on the charts and neither of its two singles reached the Top 40. However, the album contained two of the band’s most popular tracks, “Desperado” and “Tequila Sunrise”. They released On the Border in 1974 and added guitarist Don Felder midway through the recording of the album. The album generated two Top 40 singles: “Already Gone” and their first Number One, “Best of My Love”.

However It was not until the release of the 1975 album “One of These Nights” that the Eagles became America’s biggest band. The album released three Top 10 singles: “One of These Nights”, “Lyin’ Eyes”, and “Take It to the Limit”. They continued with that success in late 1976 with the release of Hotel California, which would go on to sell over 16 million copies in the U.S. alone. The album yielded three Top 20 singles, “New Kid in Town”, “Hotel California”, and “Life in the Fast Lane”. They released their last studio album for nearly 28 years in 1979 with The Long Run, which spawned three Top 10 singles: “Heartache Tonight”, “The Long Run”, and “I Can’t Tell You Why”. The Eagles disbanded in July 1980. However they reunited in 1994 for Hell Freezes Over, a mix of live and new studio tracks which gained its name from a chance remark by a member of the band who stated that the Eagles would only reform “if hell freezes over”.

The Eagles have had seven number one singles, six Grammys, five American Music Awards, and six number one albums, the Eagles were one of the most successful musical acts 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 No. 75 on the magazine’s 2004 list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.They have the best-selling album in the U.S. with Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975), which sold approximately 42 million copies worldwide. They have sold over 120 million albums worldwide, and 100 million in the U.S. alone. They are the fifth-highest-selling music act and highest-selling American band in U.S. history. No other American band sold more records than the Eagles during the 1970s.

They have toured intermittently since then and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. In 2007, the 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. The band members have discussed the possibility of making another album however Glenn Frey sadly died 18 January 2016.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom is out on DVD. It is the fifth installment of the Jurassic Films and is Directed by J.A. Bayona (The Impossible, The Orphanage, and A Monster Calls) and takes place Three years after the events which took place in Jurassic World. the once thriving theme park on Isla Nublar now abandoned by humans, leaving the dinosaurs to roam free on the island. Unfortunately the dinosaurs are threatened by cataclysmic seismic activity, when a once dormant volcano under the island becomes active again, posing an extinction level threat for the Jurassic creatures that dwell there. With an eruption imminent the nations of the world debate whether to save these primordial creatures from being wiped out or do nothing and let nature take it’s course, having almost been killed chaotician Dr Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) prefers the latter.

However John Hammond’s old business partner, Benjamin Lockwood (James Cromwell) and Eli Mills (Rafe Spall) who are part of of the Lockwood Estate disagree and decide to save as many species from the island and to take them to a “sanctuary”. So they assemble a team including Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) who is now a dinosaur rights activist, Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) paleo-veterinarian Dr. Zia Rodriguez (Daniella Pineda) and system analyst Franklin Webb (Justice Smith) to get the dinosaurs off the island and to a safe and secure sanctuary and find the Velociraptor Blue on the island However, Claire and Owen find themselves caught up in cataclysmic events and deadly peril when the mission on Isla Nublar goes horribly wrong.

Back at the Lockwood Estate Claire and Owen then learn of Mills’ (Rafe Spall) sinister agenda for saving the animals and that he intends to sell them to the highest bidder. Meanwhile, despite what happened last time geneticists under Henry Wu (B.D.Wong) have secretly created another dinosaur which they hope to use as a weapon. Predictably this proves to be far more intelligent and dangerous than previously thought and through a combination of human error and technology failure it manages to escape before running amok and soon everyone including Claire and Owen is trying to avoid becoming it’s next meal..

Bonfire Night

In the United Kingdom November 5th is traditionally Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes Night . it is an annual commemoration of the failed Gunpowder Plot of 5th November 1605 during which a group of provincial English Catholics named Robert Catesby, John Wright, Thomas Wintour, Thomas Percy, Guy Fawkes, Robert Keyes, Thomas Bates, Robert Wintour, Christopher Wright, John Grant, Sir Ambrose Rookwood, Sir Everard Digby and Francis Tresham, planned to blow up the House of Lords during the State Opening of England’s Parliament on 5 November 1605, killing protestant King James I of England and VI of Scotland and restoring a Catholic monarch to the throne.

This was the start of a popular revolt in the Midlands during which James’s nine-year-old daughter, Princess Elizabeth, was to be installed as the Catholic head of state. Guy Fawkes was born on 13 April 1570 and was educated in York. His father died when he was eight years old, after which his mother married a recusant Catholic. Fawkes later converted to Catholicism and left for the continent, where he fought in the Eighty Years’ War on the side of Catholic Spain against Protestant Dutch reformers. He travelled to Spain to seek support for a Catholic rebellion in England but was unsuccessful. Whilst in Spain he met Thomas Wintour, with whom he returned to England, and Upon their return, Wintour introduced Fawkes to Robert Catesby, who wanted to assassinate King James. So The plotters then secured the lease to an undercroft beneath the House of Lords, and Fawkes was placed in charge of the gunpowder they stockpiled there.

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Many Catholics including Robert Catesby wanted greater religious tolerance under King James but when this was not forthcoming he was forced to resort to desperate measures. So The plotters secured the lease to an undercroft beneath the House of Lords, and Fawkes was placed in charge of the gunpowder they stockpiled there, due to his 10 years of military experience fighting in the Spanish Netherlands in suppression of the Dutch Revolt. However The plot was revealed to the authorities in an anonymous letter sent to William Parker, 4th Baron Monteagle, on 26 October 1605. As a result the authorities searched Westminster Palace and the House of Lords and at about midnight on 4 November 1605, Fawkes was discovered guarding 36 barrels of gunpowder—enough to reduce the House of Lords to rubble—and he was arrested.

Upon learning of the plot’s discovery Most of the conspirators fled from London trying to enlist support for their cause along the way. Several made a stand against the pursuing Sheriff of Worcester and his men at Holbeche House; in the ensuing battle Catesby was one of those shot and killed. At their trial on 27 January 1606, eight of the survivors, including Fawkes, were found guilty of of High Treason and sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered. However Immediately before his execution on 31 January 1606, Fawkes jumped from the scaffold where he was to be hanged and broke his neck thus avoiding the agony of the mutilation that followed.

Francis Tresham Was ‘the eldest son of Sir Thomas Tresham and Merial Throckmorton, was also a member of the group of English provincial Catholics who planned the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605, having joined the Earl of Essex’s failed rebellion in 1601. He was also caught and imprisoned. Only his family’s intervention and his father’s money saved him from attainder. He first became involved with the Gunpowder Plot during two missions to Catholic Spain to seek support for English Catholics (then heavily persecuted). According to his confession, Tresham joined the plot in October 1605. Its leader, Robert Catesby, asked him to provide a large sum of money and the use of Rushton Hall, but Tresham apparently provided neither, instead giving a much smaller amount of money to fellow plotter Thomas Wintour.

Tresham also expressed concern that if the plot was successful, two of his brothers-in-law would be killed. An anonymous letter delivered to one of them, William Parker, 4th Baron Monteagle, found its way to the English Secretary of State, Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, an event which eventually proved decisive in the conspiracy’s failure. Historians have long suspected that Tresham wrote the letter, a hypothesis that remains unproven. Catesby and Wintour shared the same suspicion and threatened to kill him, but he was able to convince them otherwise. He was arrested on 12 November and confined to the Tower of London. In his confession, he sought to allay his involvement in the plot, but never mentioned the letter. He died of natural causes on 23 December 1605.

Fawkes meanwhile despite being only one of 13 conspirators became synonymous with The thwarting of the Gunpowder Plot and since November 1605 people have been encouraged to celebrate the King’s escape from assassination by holding special sermons and other public events such as the ringing of church bells,and lighting of bonfires, “always provided that ‘this testemony of joy be carefully done without any danger or disorder’”. An Act of Parliament was also passed, which designated each 5 November as a day of thanksgiving for “the joyful day of deliverance” and this day has been commemorated ever since by the lighting of Bonfires during which an effigy of Guy Fawkes is traditionally burned & Spectacular Firework Displays take place.


Other Holidays and National Days for 5 November include:

• American Football Day.
• Bank Transfer Day.
• Commercial TV Broadcast Day.
• Job Action Day.

Art Garfunkel

Best known for being one half of the folk duo Simon & Garfunkel the Grammy-award winning American singer, poet, and Golden Globe-nominated actor Arthur Ira “Art” Garfunkel was born November 5, 1941.Highlights of his solo music Career include a top 10 hit, three top 20 hits, six top 40 hits, 14 Adult Contemporary top 30 sngles, five Adult Contemporary number ones, two UK number ones and a People’ Choice Award. Through his solo and collaborative work, Garfunkel has earned six Grammys, including the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1990, he and former musical partner Paul Simon were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Garfunkel was born in Forest Hills, Queens, New York City & has two brothers; Jules and Jerome. His cousin on his mother’s side is Lou Pearlman founder of ‘N Sync and the Backstreet Boys. Asa child Garfunkel’s father bought him a wire recorder and from then on, Garfunkel spent his afternoons singing, recording and playing it back, so he could listen for flaws and learn how to improve.At his bar mitzvah in 1954, Garfunkel sang as a cantor performing over four hours of his repertoire to his family. He met his future singing partner Paul Simon in the sixth grade at PS 174, when they were both cast in the elementary school graduation play, Alice In Wonderland .Between 1956 and 1962, the two performed together as “Tom & Jerry”. They were Inspired by The Everly Brothers, close two-part vocal harmony. In 1957, Simon and Garfunkel recorded “Hey, Schoolgirl” under the name Tom & Jerry, which reached number forty-nine on the pop charts. He also released some singles as a solo folk-styled crooner under the name Artie Garr entitled “Beat Love” and “Dream Alone”.After graduating from Forest Hills High School alongside Simon, Garfunkel studied at Columbia College, Columbia University inManhattan in the early 1960s. Garfunkel also competed at tennis, skiing, fencing, and bowling at the college & was a member of the all-male a cappella group the Columbia Kingsmen. , Garfunkel earned a B.A. in art history ,followed by a M.A. in mathematics from Columbia in 1967 & studied for a doctorate in mathematics education at Teachers College, Columbia University during the peak of Simon and Garfunkel’s commercial success.

In 1963, he and Simon (who graduated from Queens College before dropping out ofBrooklyn Law School) reformed their duo as “Simon and Garfunkel”. They released their first album, Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. In 1964 & although this Was an initial failure The next year, producer Tom Wilson lifted the song “The Sound of Silence” from the record, dubbed an electric backing onto it, and released it as a single Which toppped the Billboard pop charts’Simon went to England ‘ to pursue a solo career but reunited with Garfunkel After “The Sounds of Silence” became a commercial success and they recorded four more influential albums, Sounds of Silence; Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme; Bookends; and the hugely successful Bridge over Troubled Water. Simon and Garfunkel also contributed extensively to the soundtrack of the 1967 Mike Nichols film The Graduate (starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft). Simon and Garfunkel returned to England in the Fall of 1968 and did a concert appearance at Kraft Hall which was broadcast on the BBC, and also featured Art’s solo performance of “For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her”, .While Garfunkel was not a songwriter per se, he did write the poem “Canticle” as a re-write of Simon’s “Side of A Hill” from his debut album, for “Scarborough Fair/Canticle”. He also worked as the vocal arranger for the duo, . He is also credited as having written the arrangement on “The Boxer”, and creating the Audio montage, “Voices Of The Old People” on “Bookends”In 1970 Simon & Garfunkel split following the release of their most critically acclaimed album, Bridge over Troubled Water . Citing personal differences and divergence in career interests. Both pursued solo projects after 1970.

During a three-year hiatus after Simon & Garfunkel’s break-up, Garfunkel starred in two Mike Nichols films, Catch-22 (1970) andCarnal Knowledge (1971). He also worked as a mathematics teacher at the Litchfield Private School in Connecticut. After Simon & Garfunkel released their Greatest Hits album and briefly reunited to perform a benefit concert for presidential candidate George McGovern, Garfunkel felt ready to return to his musical career. His first album was 1973’s Angel Clare, which contained “All I Know” along with “I Shall Sing” and “Travelling Boy” as singles. The album was received with mixed reviews, reaching no.5 in the U.S. In 1974, Garfunkel released the hit record, “Second Avenue”.

On his next album, 1975’s Breakaway, Garfunkel briefly reunited with Paul Simon for the 1975 hit “My Little Town”. The album also included the singles “Breakaway” (B-Side: “Disney Girls”) and “I Only Have Eyes For You” (a 1934 song written by Harry Warren)which is noted as being Garfunkel’s first UK Number One. Occasionally they would reunite, as in 1975 for their Top Ten single “My Little Town”, which Simon originally wrote for Garfunkel, claiming Garfunkel’s solo output was lacking “bite.” The song was included on their respective solo albums; Paul Simon’s Still Crazy After All These Years, and Garfunkel’s Breakaway.ln 1976, Garfunkel recorded both background and duet vocals for several artists, including Stephen Bishop’s Careless album, James Taylor’s In The Pocket album and J.D. Souther’s Black Rose album.

Garfunkel’s next release was the 1978 album, Watermark featuring thesingle, “Crying In My Sleep” (“Mr. Shuck ‘N’ Jive”& Garfunkel’s cover of Sam Cooke’s “(What a) Wonderful World” (B-Side: “Wooden Planes”) . In 1978 Garfunkel toured the U.S. and Canada & also made an appearance on Saturday Night Live as Well as releasIng the album, Fate For Breakfast Containing the singles, “In A Little While (I’ll Be On My Way! “Since I Don’t Have You” And “Bright Eyes” (B-Side: “Sail on a Rainbow”( written by Mike Batt). A version of “Bright Eyes” also appeared in the movie Watership Down. Garfunkel’s next album , Scissors Cut contained three singles, “A Heart in New York” (B-Side: “Is This Love” “Scissors Cut” and “Hang On In”, Garfunkel reunited with Simon for The Concert in Central Park and a world tour. They had disagreements during the tour & the aborted reunion album Think Too Much, was eventually released as Hearts and Bones.. In 1986, Garfunkel played the part of the butcher on the Mike Batt concept album The Hunting Of The Snark. Garfunkel’s 1988 album, Lefty yeilded three singles, “So Much in Love”, “When A Man Loves A Woman,” and “This Is The Moment.” In 1984 Garfunkel released his first compilation album, The Art Garfunkel Album which contained the song “Sometimes When I’m Dreaming this was followed by 1988’s Garfunkel and 1993 Up ’til Now.

His live 1996 concert Across America features musical guests James Taylor, Garfunkel’s wife, Kim, and his son James. Garfunkel performed the theme song for the 1991 television series, Brooklyn Bridge, and “The Ballad of Buster Baxter” for a 1998 episode of the children’s educational television series Arthur Garfunkel’s performance of “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” was used in the end credits of the 1997 film As Good as It Gets.In 2003, Simon and Garfunkel reunited again for a successful world tour that extended into 2004. , his song “Sometimes When I’m Dreaming” was re-recorded by ex-ABBA singer Agnetha Fältskog on her album My Colouring Book.In 2006, Garfunkel releaSed the album Some Enchanted Evening ‘which was a dedicated celebration of pop standards of Garfunkel’s childhood.

ln 2009, Garfunkel appeared as himself on the HBO television show Flight of the Conchords episode entitled “Prime Minister.” He continued to tour in 2009 with four musicians and his son. they also participated together in the 25th anniversary of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concerts at New York’s Madison Square Garden alongside Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band; U2; Metallica; Aretha Franklin; Stevie Wonder, and Crosby, Stills & Nash. In November 2010, Garfunkel said that, having quit smoking two and a half months before, he was recovering from paresis, and would be touring in 2011. in August 2012, he released a 34-song retrospective, “The Singer.” Together, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.In 2003, the two reunited again when they received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. This reunion led to a US tour—the acclaimed “Old Friends” concert series—followed by a 2004 international encore, which culminated in a free concert at the Colosseum in Rome

Bryan Adams

Canadian rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, bassist, producer, actor and photographer Bryan Adams, OC OBC was born 5 November 1959. Adams music career began in 1978, when at the age of 18, Adams met Jim Vallance introduced by a mutual friend in a Vancouver music store. Vallance was the former drummer and principal songwriter for Vancouver based rock band Prism and had recently quit that band to focus on a career as a studio musician and songwriter. Later in 1978, Adams signed to A&M records Adams’ first single, was “Let Me Take You Dancing,” An early version of “Straight From The Heart” was written during this period. The song later became Adams’s first top ten record in the US in 1983.Adams’ self-titled debut album was released in February 1980, containing the songs “Remember” and “Wastin’ Time”, The album was certified gold in Canada in 1986.

Adams’ second album, You Want It You Got It, was released in 1981 and contained the hit “Lonely Nights,” however it was his third album Cuts Like a Knife, released in January 1983, which catapulted Adams to stardom With the singles. “Straight from the Heart” & “Cuts Like a Knife” which received heavy airplay on music television channels. The album achieved three times platinum status in Canada, platinum in the United States and gold in Australia. Adams’ best-selling album, Reckless, was released in November 1984 and featured the singles, “Run to You”, “Summer of ’69″, “Heaven”, “One Night Love Affair”, “Somebody”, and “It’s Only Love”, a duet with Tina Turner, which was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group. In 1986, the song won an MTV award for Best Stage Performance. After the release of the album, Adams was nominated for Best Male Rock Performance. The album is Adams’ best-selling album in the United States and was certified five times platinum.

Bryan Adams next album Into the Fire was released in 1987 this contained the songs “Heat of the Night” and “Hearts on Fire”. In 1989 Adams did backup singing on Mötley Crüe’s album Dr. Feelgood and also on Belinda Carlisle’s song “Whatever It Takes” which appeared on her Album Runaway Horses. Adams’ next album, Waking Up the Neighbours, was released in September 1991 and featured “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You”, his second 1 hit single in Billboard Hot 100 which featured in the movie Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, starring Kevin Costner and Alan Rickman and spent a record-breaking 16 consecutive weeks at number 1 on the UK Singles Chart and drove everybody mad. Adams won a Grammy Award in 1991 for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television.

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In 1993 Adams released a compilation album entitled So Far So Good, including a brand new song called “Please Forgive Me”. In 1994 he collaborated with Rod Stewart and Sting for the single “All for Love” written for the Motion Picture Soundtrack of the movie Three Musketeers. The single topped the charts worldwide. It was followed in 1995 by, “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?” (song released with the Motion Picture Soundtrack of the movie Don Juan DeMarco)., Adams’ next album 18 til I Die contained the UK Top 10 singles “The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me” and “Lets Make a Night to Remember”. Then In December 1997, Adams released MTV Unplugged with three new tracks: “Back to You”, “A Little Love” and “When You Love Someone”. “Back to You” was the first single, followed by “I’m Ready”, an acoustic version of the Cut’s Like A Knife track. The album was a top 10 success in Germany while both singles reached the top 20 in the UK.On a Day Like Today was released in 1998 generated two British Top 10 singles: “Cloud Number Nine” and “When You’re Gone”, a duet with Melanie C of The Spice Girls. To commemorate the millennium, Adams released The Best of Me, his most comprehensive collection of songs at that time, which also included two new songs, the title track “The Best of Me” and “Don’t Give Up”.

During his long career Adams has won many awards and recieved many nominations For his contributions to music, including 20 Juno Awards among 56 nominations, 15 Grammy Award nominations including a win for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television in 1992. He has also won MTV, ASCAP, and American Music awards. In addition, he has won two Ivor Novello Awards for song composition and has been nominated for several Golden Globe Awards and three times for Academy Awards for his songwriting for films.Adams was also awarded the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia for contributions to popular music and philanthropic work via his own foundation, which helps improve education for people around the world.Adams was also inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and Canada’s Walk of Fame and was also inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at Canada’s Juno Awards, and also took part of a grand ensemble of Canadian artists named Northern Lights, who recorded the song “Tears Are Not Enough” for the African famine relief effort and later received the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award for his part in numerous charitable concerts and campaigns during his career, and on 1 May 2010 was given the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for his 30 years of contributions to the arts.

Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead)

Jonny Greenwood, guitarist with English rock band Radiohead was born Born 5th November 1971. Formed in 1985, Radiohead hail from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, and The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwood (bass), Phil Selway (drums, percussion) and Ed O’Brien (guitar, backing vocals). Radiohead released their debut single “Creep” in 1992. The song was initially unsuccessful, but it became a worldwide hit several months after the release of their debut album, Pablo Honey (1993).

Radiohead’s popularity rose in the United Kingdom with the release of their second album, The Bends (1995) featuring awesome songs like The Bends, Fake Plastic Trees, High and Dry and Planet Telex. Radiohead’s third album, OK Computer (1997), propelled them to even greater international fame. Featuring an expansive sound and themes of modern alienation, OK Computer is often acclaimed as one of the landmark records of the 1990s. Kid A (2000) and Amnesiac (2001) marked an evolution in Radiohead’s musical style, as the group incorporated experimental electronic music, krautrock and jazz influences.

Kid A, though somewhat polarizing at the time of its release, is now frequently recognized as one of the most important albums of the 2000s. Radiohead’s next album Hail to the Thief (2003), was a mix of piano and guitar driven rock, electronics and lyrics inspired by war, and was the band’s final album for their major record label, EMI. Radiohead self-released their seventh album, In Rainbows (2007), as a digital download for which customers could set their own price, and later in physical form to critical and chart success. Radiohead’s eighth album, The King of Limbs (2011), was an exploration of rhythm and quieter textures, which the band released independently.

Radiohead have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, with the band’s work being placed highly in both listener polls and critics’ lists, they have the distinction of doing so in both the 1990s and 2000s. In 2005, Radiohead were ranked number 73 in Rolling Stone’s list of “The Greatest Artists of All Time”, while Jonny Greenwood and Ed O’Brien were both included in Rolling Stone’s list of greatest guitarists, and Thom Yorke in their list of greatest singers. In 2009, Rolling Stone readers voted the group the second best artist of the 2000’s. Radiohead’s latest album Moon Shaped Pool was released in 2016 to positive reviews.