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The Pointer Sisters began their formal vocal training in their father's church, The Church of God in West Oakland, California. They went on to achieve worldwide fame and have secured a place in pop music history as a dynamic female group! Their first performance in Los Angeles at the Troubadour club was hailed by critics for its versatility and range and called The Pointer Sisters "the most exciting thing to hit show business in years." Their 1973 debut album gave us the singles, "Yes We Can, Can," which reached #11 on Billboard magazine's pop singles chart.
A multi-media entrepreneur, Dave Stewart is recognized as one of the most respected and accomplished talents in the music industry. Beyond his creative work as a musician, Stewart is a renowned producer, author, director, photographer, filmmaker, and philanthropist.
It’s hard to think of a more accurate description for Bruce Springsteen than “American recording artist.” It’s equally hard to think that description begins to cover everything.
They exploded onto the scene in 1978 when they recorded a version of Ray Davies' ‘Stop Your Sobbing’, the single made it into the British Top 40 in early 1979.
Composer, singer, actor, author, and activist—Sting was born in Newcastle, England before moving to London in 1977 to form The Police with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers. The band released five studio albums, earned six Grammy Awards and two Brits, and in 2003 was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
It all began in 1976 when Larry Mullen pinned a 'musicians wanted' ad to the notice board at Dublin's Temple Mount School: Drummer seeks musicians to form band. 'So on Saturday 25th September 1976, ' recalls Larry. 'This odd group of people convened in my kitchen in Artane. And that's where it started.'
Madonna, the multi-Grammy winning artist, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, director, producer, fashion idol, documentarian, chameleon, video visionary, entrepreneur, author, humanitarian and singer/songwriter has enjoyed extraordinary success including record sales of well over 200 million in the course of an unprecedented career that spans three decades. Madonna's latest album MDNA debuted at No. 1 in 35 countries. Her critically acclaimed sold out MDNA Tour included 65 cities around the globe and was the most successful tour of 2012.
There is a signature richness and power to the music that Bob Seger has been making for four decades and, as succeeding generations have discovered those qualities, his reputation as an artist and songwriter has only grown. His work represents the honest best of what rock & roll can be. It’s passionate, unpretentious, uplifting and true to itself and its audience. Perhaps most of all it is distinctly American, a plainspoken testament to the dignity, hopes and aspirations of ordinary working people. In a time as obsessed with glamour, celebrity, fame and materialism as ours, his songs remain a bracing tonic, an emblem of the belief that everyone’s life is a worthy subject of art. – Anthony DeCurtis
Jon Bon Jovi has set the bar for nearly three decades as the lead singer of one the world’s most successful rock bands, Bon Jovi. Globally, the Grammy Award winning band has sold over 130 million albums; consistently delivered #1 albums and Top Ten hits while performing for more than 2,800 concerts in over 52 countries for upwards of 35 million fans. Bon Jovi’s 2013 album release WHAT ABOUT NOW charted at #1 and their BECAUSE WE CAN – THE TOUR is currently the #1 tour in the world, filling stadiums and arenas worldwide.
Alison Moyet is a Basildon girl born to a French father and English mother. Having left school at 16, she began her musical journey in punk bands and on the Canvey Island pub rock scene. Her studying piano tuning came to an abrupt halt when ‘Only You’ became a worldwide hit for her and Vince Clarke, the duo otherwise known as Yazoo. Completely by accident, she found herself thrust into the spotlight of the mainstream pop world.
The legendary Stevie Nicks has an instantly recognizable voice that rises above all others that stops you in your tracks - that has inspired and influenced artists for generations. It is at once haunting, romantic, filled with mystery and completely unforgettable. Added to the voice are her extraordinary songwriting talents which have brought joy to her millions of fans for generations. Collectively they add up to one of the most successful female artists in rock history. From the start of her career as a solo artist with the release of her five million seller "Bella Donna" up to her current critically acclaimed “In Your Dreams”, Nicks has never failed to deliver unforgettable performances on record and on the stage. “In Your Dreams” is Nicks’ first album of new material in a decade. "Dreams" was co-produced by former Eurythmic Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard. Nicks has been touring the last year and a half for her “In Your Dreams” Tour and has also appeared with Rod Stewart on the “Heart & Soul” Tour. The Gold Dust Woman is also completing work on a documentary on the making of the "In Your Dreams" album which will be released at the end of this year. It will also be screened at the upcoming Hamptons Film Festival and the Mill Valley Film Festival.