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Tessa Niles
Tessa Margaret Niles (born Tessa Margaret Webb; 1961 in Ilford, Essex)[1] is an English singer, best known as a backing singer for a wide variety of contemporary artists. She began her professional singing career in 1979.Contents1 Early life and career 2 Personal life 3 Career highlights 4 References 5 External linksEarly life and career[edit] Niles began her professional singing career, as both a lead and a backing vocalist, in 1979
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Ilford
Ilford
Ilford
is a town in east London, located 9.1 miles (14.6 km) east of Charing Cross. It is the administrative centre of the London Borough of Redbridge, and identified as a major metropolitan centre in the London Plan. Ilford
Ilford
forms a significant commercial and retail centre surrounded by extensive residential development. It was historically a small rural settlement in the county of Essex
Essex
and its strategic position on the River Roding
River Roding
and the London to Colchester
Colchester
road caused it to develop as a coaching town.[2] The arrival of the railway in 1839 eventually accelerated that growth and as part of the suburban growth of London in the 20th century, Ilford
Ilford
significantly expanded and increased in population, becoming a municipal borough in 1926
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Andrew Ridgeley
Andrew John Ridgeley (born 26 January 1963) is an English singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known for his work in the 1980s as a member of the musical duo Wham!.Contents1 Early life 2 Career2.1 Wham! 2.2 Post-Wham!3 Personal life 4 Discography4.1 Albums 4.2 Singles5 References 6 External linksEarly life[edit] Ridgeley was born in Windlesham, Surrey, England. His parents are Jennifer and Albert Ridgeley; his mother is English and his father is of Italian and Egyptian descent. Ridgeley grew up in Bushey, Hertfordshire, and attended Bushey
Bushey
Meads School
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Victoria Beckham
Victoria Caroline Beckham OBE (née Adams; born 17 April 1974)[2][3] is an English businesswoman, fashion designer, model, and singer. In the late 1990s, Beckham rose to fame with the all-female pop group Spice Girls, and was dubbed Posh Spice by the July 1996 issue of the British music magazine Top of the Pops.[4] After the Spice Girls
Spice Girls
split, she was signed to Virgin Records
Virgin Records
and Telstar Records and had four UK Top 10 singles. Her first release, "Out of Your Mind", reached number 2 in the UK Singles Chart. Beckham has participated in five official documentaries and reality shows about her, including Victoria's Secrets, Being Victoria Beckham, The Real Beckhams, Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham
- A Mile In Their Shoes and Victoria Beckham: Coming to America
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Nick Carter (musician)
Nickolas Gene Carter (born January 28, 1980)[1] is an American musician and actor. He is best known as a member of the pop group the Backstreet Boys. As of 2015, Carter has released three solo albums, Now or Never, I'm Taking Off
I'm Taking Off
and All American during breaks between Backstreet Boys
Backstreet Boys
schedules, and a collaboration with Jordan Knight titled Nick & Knight. He has made occasional television appearances and starred in his own reality shows, House of Carters and I (Heart) Nick Carter. He gained fame in the mid 1990s and early 2000s as a teen idol
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Living In A Box
Living in a Box are a British band founded in 1985. They are best known for their eponymous debut single, produced by Richard James Burgess. The group currently consists of founding members Anthony "Tich" Critchlow (drums) and Marcus Vere (synthesisers) along with vocalist Kenny Thomas.Contents1 Career1.1 Formation and split up 1.2 After Living in a Box 1.3 Living in a Box 2.0 Reform 1.4 Legacy2 Personnel 3 Discography3.1 Albums 3.2 Singles4 References 5 External linksCareer[edit] Formation and split up[edit] Living in a Box were formed in 1985 in Manchester. The group named themselves after the first song they had recorded together in the studio. It was in fact this song that had brought them together in the first place. Vere and Critchlow were recording the demo version of the tune in a studio also being visited by Darbyshire, an independent recording artist at the time
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Cliff Richard
Sir
Sir
Cliff Richard
Cliff Richard
OBE (born Harry Rodger Webb, 14 October 1940) is a British pop singer, musician, performer, actor and philanthropist. Richard has sold more than 250 million records worldwide.[1] He has total sales of over 21 million singles in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and is the third-top-selling artist in UK Singles Chart
UK Singles Chart
history, behind the Beatles and Elvis Presley.[2] Richard was originally marketed as a rebellious rock and roll singer in the style of Little Richard[3] and Elvis Presley
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Mike + The Mechanics
Mike + the Mechanics (stylized as M1ke + The Mechan1c5) are an English pop/rock supergroup formed in 1985 as a side project of Mike Rutherford, The bassist and one of the founding members of the band Genesis. The band is known for their hit singles "Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)", "All I Need Is a Miracle", "Taken In", "Over My Shoulder", and "The Living Years". Initially, the band included Rutherford, vocalists Paul Carrack
Paul Carrack
and Paul Young, keyboardist Adrian Lee and drummer Peter Van Hooke. Carrack was generally assigned to ballads and more pop-oriented numbers, while Young handled the band's heavier work. After a successful decade, Lee and Van Hooke dropped out in 1995, and were not replaced
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Zucchero
Adelmo Fornaciari Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI (Italian pronunciation: [aˈdɛlmo fornaˈtʃaːri], born 25 September 1955), more commonly known by his stage name Zucchero Fornaciari
Zucchero Fornaciari
or simply Zucchero ([ˈdzukkero] or [ˈtsukkero]), is an Italian singer-songwriter and musician, with an Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.[2] His stage name, Zucchero, is the Italian word for sugar, as his elementary teacher used to call him.[3][4] His music is largely inspired by gospel, soul, blues and rock music, and alternates between Italian ballads and more rhythmic R&B-boogi
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Status Quo (band)
Status Quo are an English rock band who play a brand of boogie rock. The group originated in The Spectres, founded by schoolboys Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster
Alan Lancaster
in 1962.[1] After a number of lineup changes, which included the introduction of Rick Parfitt
Rick Parfitt
in 1967, the band became The Status Quo in 1967 and Status Quo in 1969. They have had over 60 chart hits in the UK, more than any other rock band,[2] including "Pictures of Matchstick Men" in 1968, "Whatever You Want" in 1979 and "In the Army Now" in 1986 and 2010. Twenty-two of these reached the Top 10 in the UK Singles Chart. In July 1985 the band opened Live Aid
Live Aid
at Wembley Stadium
Wembley Stadium
with "Rockin' All Over the World"
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Gary Numan
Gary Anthony James Webb (born 8 March 1958), known professionally as Gary Numan, is an English singer, songwriter, composer, musician and record producer
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Wham!
Wham!
Wham!
were an English musical duo formed by members George Michael
George Michael
and Andrew Ridgeley in 1981.[1][2] They were briefly known in the United States as Wham!
Wham!
UK due to a naming conflict with an American band. Wham!
Wham!
sold more than 30 million certified records worldwide from 1982 to 1986.[3]Contents1 History1.1 Increasing success 1.2 Legal disputes with Innervision 1.3 Switch to Epic and continued success 1.4 China (1985) 1.5 Live Aid
Live Aid
(1985) 1.6 Breakup (1986) 1.7 Post- Wham!
Wham!
and Michael's death2 Discography 3 Concert tours 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] Michael and Ridgeley met at Bushey Meads School in Bushey
Bushey
near the town of Watford
Watford
in Hertfordshire
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Dusty Springfield
Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien OBE[1] (16 April 1939 – 2 March 1999), professionally known as Dusty Springfield, was an English pop singer and record producer whose career extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s. With her distinctive sensual mezzo-soprano sound, she was an important blue-eyed soul singer and at her peak was one of the most successful British female performers, with six top 20 singles on the US Billboard Hot 100 and sixteen on the UK Singles Chart
UK Singles Chart
from 1963 to 1989.[2] She is a member of the US Rock and Roll and UK Music Halls of Fame. International polls have named Springfield among the best female rock artists of all time
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Essex
Essex
Essex
/ˈɛsɪks/ is a county in the East of England. Immediately north east of London, it is one of the home counties. It borders the counties of Suffolk
Suffolk
and Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire
to the north, Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
to the west, Kent
Kent
across the estuary of the River Thames
River Thames
to the south and London
London
to the south-west. The county town is Chelmsford, which is the only city in the county. Essex
Essex
occupies the eastern part of the former Kingdom of Essex, which subsequently united with the other Anglian and Saxon
Saxon
kingdoms to make England
England
a single nation state
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The The
The The (pronunciation: /ðə.ðə/)[1] are an English post-punk band. They have been active in various forms since 1979, with singer/songwriter Matt Johnson being the only constant band member. The The achieved critical acclaim and commercial success in the UK, with 15 chart singles (seven reaching the Top 40), and their most successful album, Infected (1986), spent 30 weeks on the chart
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Jimmy Nail
James Michael Aloysius Bradford (born 16 March 1954), known as Jimmy Nail, is an English singer-songwriter, actor, film producer, and television writer. He is known for his role as Leonard "Oz" Osborne
Leonard "Oz" Osborne
in the hit television show Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, his title role in Spender, and his 1992 number one single, "Ain't No Doubt".Contents1 Early life 2 Career2.1 Television 2.2 Music 2.3 Theatre and film3 Lawsuit 4 Awards and honours 5 Personal life 6 Selected filmography6.1 Television 6.2 Films7 Own projects 8 Discography 9 References 10 Sources 11 External linksEarly life[edit] James Michael Aloysius Bradford was born in Newcastle upon Tyne
Newcastle upon Tyne
to father Jimmy and mother Laura.[1] His father was an Irish Catholic shipyard worker, amateur boxer, and professional footballer. He describes himself as an angry, uncivilized kid who was expelled from secondary school for setting fire to curtains
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