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Stacey Q
Stacey Lynn Swain (born November 30, 1958), known by her stage name Stacey Q, is an American pop singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. Her best-known single, "Two of Hearts", released in 1986, reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
and the top ten on charts in other countries.Contents1 Early life 2 Career2.1 1981–84: Q, SSQ and Playback 2.2 1985–87: Breakthrough, Stacey Q and Better than Heaven 2.3 1988–92:
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George Clooney
George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an American actor, director, producer, screenwriter, activist, businessman and philanthropist. He has received three Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Awards for his work as an actor and two Academy Awards, one for acting in Syriana
Syriana
(2006) and the other for co-producing Argo (2012). He is married to British human rights lawyer Amal Clooney. Clooney made his acting debut on television in 1978, and later gained wide recognition in his role as Dr. Doug Ross
Doug Ross
on the long-running medical drama ER from 1994 to 1999, for which he received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations
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Q (James Bond)
Q is a fictional character in the James Bond
James Bond
films and film novelisations. Q (standing for Quartermaster
Quartermaster
as well as a reference to the deceptive Q-ships) is a job title, unlike M, which is a cypher for the character's name. He is the head of Q Branch (or later Q Division), the fictional research and development division of the British Secret Service. Q has appeared in 21 of the 24 Eon Productions
Eon Productions
James Bond
James Bond
films, the exceptions being Live and Let Die, the 2006 Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace
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Kraftwerk
Kraftwerk
Kraftwerk
(German pronunciation: [ˈkʀaftvɛɐ̯k], "power station") is a German band formed in Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf
in 1970 by Ralf Hütter
Ralf Hütter
and Florian Schneider.[5] Widely considered to be innovators and pioneers of electronic music, they were among the first successful acts to popularize the genre.[6] The group began as part of West Germany's experimental krautrock scene in the early 1970s before embracing electronic instrumentation, including synthesizers, drum machines, vocoders, and self-made instruments, in the middle of the decade
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M (band)
M was a British new wave and synthpop music project from London, England
England
led by English musician Robin Scott for a brief period in the late 1970s and early 1980s. M is most known for the 1979 hit "Pop Muzik", which reached number two in the UK Singles Chart
UK Singles Chart
in May 1979, and number one in the U.S
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Plastics (band)
Plastics, or The Plastics, were a short-lived Japanese new wave music group prominent in the late 1970s and early 1980s.[1] Their music was a major influence on Japanese pop music and their songs have been covered by many bands, most notably Polysics, Pizzicato Five, and Stereo Total. Perhaps their greatest exposure came from their appearance on the late night comedy show SCTV on NBC
NBC
performing "Top Secret Man"
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The B-52's
The B-52s (styled as The B-52's
The B-52's
prior to 2008)[6] are an American new wave band, formed in Athens, Georgia, in 1976. The original line-up consisted of Fred Schneider
Fred Schneider
(vocals), Kate Pierson
Kate Pierson
(vocals, keyboards), Cindy Wilson
Cindy Wilson
(vocals, percussion), Ricky Wilson (lead guitar), and Keith Strickland
Keith Strickland
(drums, rhythm guitar, keyboards). After Ricky Wilson's death from AIDS-related illness in 1985, Strickland switched from drums to lead guitar. The band also added touring members for albums and live performances. The band is best known for their 1978 debut single "Rock Lobster", and their pair of 1989 hits; "Love Shack" and "Roam". Rooted in new wave and 1960s rock and roll, the group later straddled many genres, ranging from post-punk to pop rock. The "guy vs
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David Bowie
David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie (/ˈboʊi/),[2] was an English singer-songwriter and actor. He was a leading figure in popular music for over five decades, acclaimed by critics and fellow musicians for his innovative work. His career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, his music and stagecraft significantly influencing popular music. During his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at 140 million albums worldwide, made him one of the world's best-selling music artists. In the UK, he was awarded nine platinum album certifications, eleven gold and eight silver, releasing eleven number-one albums. In the US, he received five platinum and nine gold certifications
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Agoura, California
Agoura[1] is an unincorporated community[2] of Los Angeles County, which is located southeast of the city of Agoura Hills, California, adjacent to the city of Calabasas in Los Angeles County. Agoura was the historical name of the area, before much of the area was developed and before the incorporation of the city of Agoura Hills. There are a few pockets of unincorporated areas, containing a handful of houses, in the area. Much of the area is also often referred to as the neighborhood Old Agoura
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Synthpop
Synth-pop
Synth-pop
(short for synthesizer pop;[3] also called techno-pop[4][5]) is a subgenre of new wave music[6] that first became prominent in the late 1970s and features the synthesizer as the dominant musical instrument. It was prefigured in the 1960s and early 1970s by the use of synthesizers in progressive rock, electronic, art rock, disco, and particularly the "Krautrock" of bands like Kraftwerk. It arose as a distinct genre in Japan and the United Kingdom in the post-punk era as part of the new wave movement of the late 1970s to the mid-1980s. Early synth-pop pioneers included Japanese group Yellow Magic Orchestra, and British bands Ultravox, the Human League
Human League
and Berlin Blondes; the Human League
Human League
used monophonic synthesizers to produce music with a simple and austere sound
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Vocoder
A vocoder (/ˈvoʊkoʊdər/, a portmanteau of voice encoder) is a category of voice codec that analyzes and synthesizes the human voice signal for audio data compression, multiplexing, voice encryption, voice transformation, etc. The earliest type of vocoder, the channel vocoder, was originally developed as a speech coder for telecommunications applications in the 1930s, the idea being to code speech in order to reduce bandwidth (i.e. audio data compression) for multiplexing transmission
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The Go-Go's
The Go-Go's
The Go-Go's
are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
in 1978.[1] The Go-Go's
The Go-Go's
rose to fame during the early 1980s as an all-female band that both wrote their own songs and played their own instruments, rising to the top of the Billboard album charts.[2] Their 1981 debut album, Beauty and the Beat, is considered one of the "cornerstone albums of US new wave" (AllMusic), breaking barriers and paving the way for a host of other new American acts. When the album was released, it steadily climbed the Billboard 200
Billboard 200
chart, ultimately reaching No. 1, where it remained for six consecutive weeks. The album sold over 2 million copies and went double platinum,[3] making it one of the most successful debut albums of all time
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James Bond
The James Bond
James Bond
series focuses on a fictional British Secret Service agent created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve novels and two short-story collections. Since Fleming's death in 1964, eight other authors have written authorised Bond novels or novelizations: Kingsley Amis, Christopher Wood, John Gardner, Raymond Benson, Sebastian Faulks, Jeffery Deaver, William Boyd and Anthony Horowitz. The latest novel is Trigger Mortis by Anthony Horowitz, published in September 2015. Additionally Charlie Higson
Charlie Higson
wrote a series on a young James Bond, and Kate Westbrook wrote three novels based on the diaries of a recurring series character, Moneypenny. The character has also been adapted for television, radio, comic strip, video games and film
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Quincy Jones
Quincy Delight Jones Jr. (born March 14, 1933), also known as "Q", is an American record producer, actor, conductor, arranger, composer, musician, television producer, film producer, instrumentalist, magazine founder, entertainment company executive, and humanitarian.[2] His career spans six decades in the entertainment industry, a record 79 Grammy Award
Grammy Award
nominations,[3] and 28 Grammys,[3] including a Grammy Legend Award in 1991. Raised in Seattle, Washington, Jones developed interest in music at an early age, and attended the Berklee College of Music. He came to prominence in the 1950s as a jazz arranger and conductor, before moving on to work prolifically in pop music and film scores
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Rusty Anderson
Rusty Anderson
Rusty Anderson
is an American guitarist and singer-songwriter. He is known as the lead guitarist for Sir Paul McCartney, though he has worked with an extensive list of artists in addition to his own solo career.[1]Contents1 Career1.1 Rusty Anderson
Rusty Anderson
Afternoon 1.2 Paul McCartney 1.3 Other collaborations and performances 1.4 Producer and composer2 Discography 3 References 4 External linksCareer[edit] Anderson became a professional musician at age 14 with his first band, Eulogy. Eulogy won a sizeable local following in Los Angeles, playing with bands such as The Police, Van Halen, The Runaways, Quiet Riot, Rick Derringer, Eddie Money
Eddie Money
and The Motels.[2][3] Later, Anderson formed The Living Daylights, which shared the stage with Fishbone
Fishbone
and OMD
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MTV
MTV
MTV
(originally an initialism of Music Television) is an American cable and satellite television channel owned by Viacom
Viacom
Media Networks (a division of Viacom) and headquartered in New York City. Launched on August 1, 1981,[2] the channel originally aired music videos as guided by television personalities known as "video jockeys" (VJs).[3] At first, MTV's main target demographic was young adults, but today it is primarily teenagers, particularly high school and college students. MTV
MTV
has toned down its music video programming significantly in recent years, and its programming now consists mainly of original reality, comedy and drama programming and some off-network syndicated programs and films, with limited music video programming in off-peak time periods. It has also become involved in promoting left-wing political issues and progressive social causes
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