Delilah was born Paloma Stoecker, on 23 September 1990 in Paris, France. After her parents separated when she was still young, Stoecker moved to North London with her mother where she then grew up. Her mother has English, Cuban and Nigerian heritage, while her father is of French and Spanish descent. Stoecker's mother had involvement with the MOBOs during the 90s Her late step-father was a DJ, who also owned an independent record label named Shakedown Sounds promoting British bands and a night club showcasing live music. Stoecker began taking singing seriously following the death of her step-father who died in a car crash in 2002. The singer's first instrument was the piano where she wrote her first song at age 12.She also has a half-sister called Tabitha Stoecker
Stoecker attended Portland Place School for secondary school before continuing schooling at City and Islington College, studying Entertainment Law with Music Technology, Theory and Performance. She stated her choice for the college saying “I didn’t want to go to somewhere like the BRIT school, I didn’t want to be that structured.”
n 2008, Delilah chose a Tottenham studio to work on a college project, where she paired with a local producer to record four tracks. A friend who was associated with Choice FM heard the songs and sent them to Island Records. Stoecker caught the attention of industry executives at major record labels. She spent the following weeks arranging interviews, until she was eventually signed to Atlantic Records.
Delilah's debut studio album, From the Roots Up, was released on 30 July 2012 The record features production from Syience, Balistiq and Hyperdub label signee LV. Stoecker also serves as a co-producer on the album. . In the United Kingdom, the album debuted at number five on the UK Albums Chart The album also debuted in the top twenty of the Scottish Albums Chart peaking at seventeen. The lead single from the album, "Go" was digitally released on 6 September 2011. The track peaked at number 17 on the UK Singles Chart. The single features a vocal sample interpolation from Chaka Khan's 1983 hit "Ain't Nobody", plus original writing from herself. Chaka Khan has since heard the track, labelling it "genius". The follow-up single "Love You So" was released on 19 December 2011 through Atlantic Records in December 2011. She announced that her fourth single from the album will be a cover of Minnie Riperton's "Inside My Love"
Stoecker cites that her album debut From the Roots Up, is influenced by the contemporary music scene, with genres ranging from dub, dubstep, acoustic and drum & bass. On describing her sound the singer says her music is dark, soulful, melodic pop.
Delilah has been described as the missing link between Sade and The xx. She has also been influenced by and compared to Canadian singer Alanis Morissette. Speaking of her influences in an interview the singer credits Buena Vista Social Club, Portishead, Ella Fitzgerald, Metalheadz, Nine Inch Nails, Chaka Khan, Roy Ayres, Aaliyah and Sade Adu as some of her musical influences. They, along with others, played a big part in her musical upbringing and this influences the songs she writes and co-produces.
Ieri e istorie, mâine e mister, azi e un dar.
Un dar de împărţit cu restul.
La Multi Ani şi Un An Nou Fericit!
Metallica este o formație de heavy metal din Los Angeles, California, SUA. A luat ființă în anul 1981, reușind să vândă peste 100 de milioane de discuri în toată lumea. Succesul comercial a făcut din Metallica o formație foarte controversată. Face parte din „Big Four of Thrash” alături de Slayer, Megadeth și Anthrax.
În 1981, ziarul din Los Angeles The Recycler găzduia o rubrică de anunțuri destinată muzicienilor în căutarea unor noi colegi de formație. Sub secțiunea „Heavy Metal” avea să apără un nume: Lars Ulrich, un adolescent de 18 ani.
Totul a început în anii '80, atunci când tânărul de 18 ani de origine daneză Lars Ulrich, care locuia în California, merge din San Francisco în Londra pentru a vedea concertul uneia dintre formațiile sale favorite: Diamond Head. Datorită faptului că nu își plănuise bine călătoria, tânărul Lars Ulrich se vede nevoit să apeleze la bunăvoința membrilor formației favorite. Aceștia sunt impresionați și îl primesc pe Lars, care merge cu ei în turneu. Influențat de această aventură, Lars se hotărăște ca la întoarcerea în America să încerce să-și alcătuiască o formație.
Ennio Morricone (n. 10 noiembrie, 1928) este un compozitor italian de muzică de film. El a compus muzica pentru mai mult de 500 de filme și seriale. Deși doar 30 din coloanele sale sonore sunt pentru filme western, acestea sunt cele mai celebre. Stilul de compoziție a lui Morricone este cunoscut mai ales în western-urile "spaghetti" (The Good, The Bad and the Ugly și Once Upon A Time In The West (A fost odată în Vestul sălbatic), ambele regizate de Sergio Leone). În 2007 a primit premiul de onoare pentru întreaga carieră la Oscar, fiind al doilea compozitor de muzică de film care primește acest premiu (după Alex North).
Morricone s-a născut în Roma și a urmat cursurile la Conservatorul Academiei Naționale din Santa Cecilia, învățând să cânte la trompetă și studiind compoziția cu Goffredo Petrassi. La început, el a dorit să compună muzică clasică modernă, dar acest lucru s-a schimbat când a fost invitat să realizeze aranjamente pentru melodii italiane, ceva total neobișnuit pentru el la acea vreme.
În 1956 s-a căsătorit cu Maria Travia. A început să compună muzică de film în 1962 dar a continuat să lucreze în compoziția clasică și aranjamente. În 1964 a început celebra sa colaborare cu regizorul Sergio Leone și Bernardo Bertolucci. Pentru Leone a scris muzica din filmul A Fistful of Dollars (Pentru un pumn de dolari) și a continuat cu o serie de "western-uri spaghetti". Până în 1968 a compus 20 de coloane sonore. Colaborarea sa cu Leone a fost una din cele mai durabile colaborări dintre un regizor și un compozitor. A scris muzica pentru toate filmele lui Leone, de la A Fistful of Dollars la Once Upon A Time In America (A fost odată în America).
Louis Armstrong(August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter and singer from New Orleans, Louisiana.
Coming to prominence in the 1920s as an "inventive" cornet and trumpet player, Armstrong was a foundational influence in jazz, shifting the focus of the music from collective improvisation to solo performance. With his instantly recognizable deep and distinctive gravelly voice, Armstrong was also an influential singer, demonstrating great dexterity as an improviser, bending the lyrics and melody of a song for expressive purposes. He was also greatly skilled at scat singing (vocalizing using sounds and syllables instead of actual lyrics).
Renowned for his charismatic stage presence and voice almost as much as for his trumpet-playing, Armstrong's influence extends well beyond jazz music, and by the end of his career in the 1960s, he was widely regarded as a profound influence on popular music in general. Armstrong was one of the first truly popular African-American entertainers to "cross over", whose skin-color was secondary to his music in an America that was severely racially divided. He rarely publicly politicized his race, often to the dismay of fellow African-Americans, but took a well-publicized stand for desegregation during the Little Rock Crisis. His artistry and personality allowed him socially acceptable access to the upper echelons of American society that were highly restricted for a black man.
Armstrong often stated that he was born on July 4, 1900, a date that has been noted in many biographies. Although he died in 1971, it was not until the mid-1980s that his true birth date of August 4, 1901 was discovered through the examination of baptismal records. Armstrong was born into a very poor family in New Orleans, Louisiana, the grandson of slaves. He spent his youth in poverty, in a rough neighborhood of Uptown New Orleans, known as “Back of the Town”, as his father, William Armstrong (1881–1922), abandoned the family when Louis was an infant and took up with another woman. His mother, Mary "Mayann" Albert (1886–1942), then left Louis and his younger sister Beatrice Armstrong Collins (1903–1987) in the care of his grandmother, Josephine Armstrong, and at times, his Uncle Isaac. At five, he moved back to live with his mother and her relatives, and saw his father only in parades.
He attended the Fisk School for Boys, where he likely had early exposure to music. He brought in some money as a paperboy and also by finding discarded food and selling it to restaurants, but it was not enough to keep his mother from prostitution. He hung out in dance halls close to home, where he observed everything from licentious dancing to the quadrille. For extra money he also hauled coal to Storyville, the famed red-light district, and listened to the bands playing in the brothels and dance halls, especially Pete Lala's where Joe "King" Oliver performed and other famous musicians would drop in to jam
Lucino Pavarotti , Jose Carreras , Placido Domingo
Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI (12 October 1935 – 6 September 2007) was an Italian operatic tenor, who also crossed over into popular music, eventually becoming one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time. He made numerous recordings of complete operas and individual arias, and established himself as one of the finest tenors of the 20th century He was one of The Three Tenors and became well known for his televised concerts and media appearances. Pavarotti was also noted for his charity work on behalf of refugees and the Red Cross, amongst others.
Pavarotti began his professional career as a tenor in 1961 in Italy. That same year, he made his first international appearance in La traviata in Belgrade, Yugoslavia.He sang in opera houses in addition to Italy, in the Netherlands, Vienna, London, Ankara, Budapest and Barcelona. The young tenor earned valuable experience and recognition while touring Australia at the invitation of soprano Joan Sutherland in 1965. He made his United States debut in Miami soon afterwards, also on Sutherland's recommendation. His position as a leading lyric tenor was consolidated in the years between 1966 and 1972, during which time he first appeared at Milan's La Scala and other major European houses. In 1968, he debuted at New York City's Metropolitan Opera as Rodolfo in Puccini's La bohème. At the Met in 1972, in the role of Tonio in Donizetti's La fille du régiment he earned the title "King of the high Cs" when he sang the aria "Ah mes amis ... pour mon âme". He gained worldwide fame for the brilliance and beauty of his tone, especially into the upper register. He was at his best in bel canto operas, pre-Aida Verdi roles and Puccini works such as La bohème, Tosca and Madama Butterfly. The late 1970s and 1980s saw Pavarotti continue to make significant appearances in the world's foremost opera houses.
Celebrity beyond the world of opera came to Pavarotti at the 1990 World Cup in Italy with performances of Puccini's "Nessun dorma", from Turandot, and as one of The Three Tenors in their famed first concert held on the eve of the tournament's final match. He sang on that occasion with fellow star tenors Plácido Domingo and José Carreras, bringing opera highlights to a wider audience. Appearances in advertisements and with pop icons in concerts furthered his international celebrity.
His final performance in an opera was at the Metropolitan Opera in March 2004. Later that year, the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) inducted him into its Italian American Hall of Fame in recognition of his lifetime of work. During a ceremony held at the Foundation's Anniversary Gala just four days after his 69th birthday, singer Faith Hill presented Pavarotti with a birthday cake and sang "Happy Birthday" to the opera legend.
The 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, saw Pavarotti on stage for the last time, where he performed "Nessun dorma", with the crowd serving as the aria's chorus, and he received a thunderous standing ovation.
He died from pancreatic cancer on 6 September 2007.