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Adam Faith
TERENCE "TERRY" NELHAMS-WRIGHT (23 June 1940 – 8 March 2003), known as ADAM FAITH, was a British teen idol , singer, actor and financial journalist. He was one of the most charted acts of the 1960s. He became the first UK artist to lodge his initial seven hits in the Top 5 . He was also one of the first UK acts to record original songs regularly. CONTENTS * 1 Early life and education * 2 Music career * 3 Film and television career * 4 Later years and death * 5 Discography * 5.1 Singles * 5.2 Albums * 5.3 EPs * 5.4 Compilation albums * 5.5 US singles * 5.6 US albums * 6 References * 7 External links EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATIONTerence Nelhams-Wright was born at 4 Churchfield Road , Acton , London , England. Known as Terry Nelhams, he was unaware his surname was Nelhams-Wright until he applied for a passport and obtained his birth certificate
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Recording Contract
A RECORDING CONTRACT (commonly called a RECORD CONTRACT or RECORD DEAL) is a legal agreement between a record label and a recording artist (or group), where the artist makes a record (or series of records) for the label to sell and promote. Artists under contract are normally only allowed to record for that label exclusively; guest appearances on other artists' records will carry a notice "By courtesy of (the name of the label)", and that label may receive a percentage of sales. CONTENTS * 1 Copyrights, payment and royalties * 2 Termination * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 Bibliography COPYRIGHTS, PAYMENT AND ROYALTIESLabels typically own the copyright in the records their artists make, and also the master copies of those records
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Jack Good (producer)
JACK GOOD (7 August 1931 – 24 September 2017) was a British television producer, musical theatre producer, record producer, musician and painter of icons. As a television producer, he was responsible for the early popular music shows Six-Five Special , Oh Boy! , Wham! and Boy Meets Girls TV series, the first UK teenage music programmes. Good managed some of the UK's first rock and roll stars , including Tommy Steele
Tommy Steele
, Marty Wilde
Marty Wilde
, Billy Fury , Jess Conrad and Cliff Richard
Cliff Richard
. CONTENTS * 1 Early years * 2 Independent Television * 3 Shindig! * 4 Music and musical theatre * 5 Art * 6 Death * 7 References * 8 Further reading * 9 External links EARLY YEARSGood was born in Greenford
Greenford
, London
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Gramophone Record
A PHONOGRAPH RECORD (also known as a GRAMOPHONE RECORD, especially in British English
British English
, or RECORD) is an analog sound storage medium in the form of a flat disc with an inscribed, modulated spiral groove. The groove usually starts near the periphery and ends near the center of the disc. At first, the discs were commonly made from shellac ; starting in the 1950s polyvinyl chloride became common. In recent decades, records have sometimes been called VINYL RECORDS, or simply VINYL, although this would exclude most records made until after World War II . The phonograph disc record was the primary medium used for music reproduction until late in the 20th century. It had co-existed with the phonograph cylinder from the late 1880s and had effectively superseded it by around 1912. Records retained the largest market share even when new formats such as the compact cassette were mass-marketed
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The John Barry Seven
THE JOHN BARRY SEVEN was a band formed by John Barry in 1957, after he abandoned his original career path of arranging for big bands . CONTENTS * 1 Origins * 2 Early years * 3 New line-up * 4 Drumbeat * 5 Further changes * 6 Final changes * 7 Hit singles * 8 References * 9 External links ORIGINSHe contacted three musicians with whom he had served in the Army and three local musicians and invited them to join his new band. The first line-up was: John Barry (vocals and trumpet), Mike Cox (tenor saxophone), Derek Myers (alto sax), Ken Golder (drums), Fred Kirk (bass guitar), Ken Richards (lead guitar) and Keith Kelly (rhythm guitar). For a short time the John Barry Seven became John Barry likewise, Fred Kirk (a trained aircraft fitter), after spotting a job in aviation. When Ken Richards announced he wanted to return to Scarborough, Golder felt it was time for him to go too
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Cover Version
COVER VERSION is a compilation album released in 2014 by British musician and record producer Steven Wilson . The album compiles the 12 songs originally released as six "2 song" singles. Every release was made up of one original song and one cover song that involved new interpretations of other artist's songs in ways much different from their original versions. The only exception to this format is in "The Unquiet Grave" which is actually an old English folk song, and not an original song written by Wilson
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Six-Five Special
The SIX-FIVE SPECIAL was a British television programme launched in February 1957 when both television and rock and roll were in their infancy in Britain. CONTENTS * 1 Description * 2 Artists * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links DESCRIPTIONIt was the BBC
BBC
's first attempt at a rock and roll programme, an innovation and much imitated, even today. It was called Six-Five Special
Special
because of the time it was broadcast – it went out live at five past six on Saturday evening. It began immediately after the abolition of the Toddlers\' Truce , which had seen television close between 6 and 7 pm so children could be put to bed. Jack Good was the original producer. Josephine Douglas and (initially) disc jockey Pete Murray were its presenters, with Murray using the catchphrase "Time to jive on the old six five". Its resident band was Don Lang and his Frantic Five
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BBC Television
BBC
BBC
TELEVISION is a service of the British Broadcasting Corporation . The corporation has operated in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
under the terms of a royal charter since 1927. It produced television programmes from its own studios since 1932, although the start of its regular service of television broadcasts is dated to 2 November 1936. The BBC's domestic television channels have no commercial advertising and collectively they account for more than 30% of all UK viewing. The services are funded by a television licence
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It Doesn't Matter Anymore
"IT DOESN\'T MATTER ANYMORE" is a pop ballad written by Paul Anka and recorded by Buddy Holly in 1958. The song reached number 13 as a posthumous hit on the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
chart in early 1959, shortly after Holly was killed in a plane crash on February 3, 1959. The single was a two-sided hit, backed with " Raining in My Heart ". "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" was Holly's last US Top 20 hit and featured the orchestral backing of Dick Jacobs . It was also successful in the United Kingdom, where it became the country's first posthumous number 1 hit. The song was recorded in mid-October 1958 in New York City. Paul Anka wrote it specifically for Holly. He donated his royalties from the song to Holly's wife. He said: "'It Doesn't Matter Anymore' has a tragic irony about it now, but at least it will help look after Buddy Holly's family
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Skiffle
SKIFFLE is a music genre with jazz , blues , folk and American folk influences, usually using homemade or improvised instruments. Originating as a term in the United States in the first half of the 20th century, it became popular again in the UK in the 1950s, where it was associated with artists such as Lonnie Donegan
Lonnie Donegan
, The Vipers Skiffle
Skiffle
Group , Ken Colyer and Chas McDevitt
Chas McDevitt
. Skiffle
Skiffle
played a major part in beginning the careers of later eminent jazz, pop, blues, folk and rock musicians and has been seen as a critical stepping stone to the second British folk revival , blues boom and British Invasion
British Invasion
of the US popular music scene
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SoHo
SOHO, sometimes written SOHO, is a neighborhood in Lower Manhattan
Manhattan
, New York City
New York City
, which in recent history came to the public's attention for being the location of many artists' lofts and art galleries, but is now better known for its variety of shops ranging from trendy upscale boutiques to national and international chain store outlets. The area's history is an archetypal example of inner-city regeneration and gentrification , encompassing socioeconomic , cultural, political, and architectural developments. The name "SoHo" refers to the area being "SOuth of HOuston Street ", and was also a reference to Soho
Soho
, an area in London
London
's West End . It was coined by Chester Rapkin, an urban planner and author of The South Houston Industrial Area study, also known as the "Rapkin Report"
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The 2i's Coffee Bar
The 2I\'S COFFEE BAR was a Coffeehouse
Coffeehouse
on Old Compton Street
Old Compton Street
in Soho , London
London
, that was open from 1956 to 1970. It played a formative role in the emergence of Britain's pop music culture in the late 1950s, and several major stars including Tommy Steele
Tommy Steele
and Cliff Richard
Cliff Richard
were first discovered performing there. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Legacy * 3 Resident groups * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYThe name of the 2i's derived from earlier owners, Freddie and Sammy Irani, who ran the venue until 1955. It was then taken over by Paul Lincoln – an Australian
Australian
wrestler and wrestling promoter known as "Dr. Death" – and Ray Hunter. They opened it as a coffee bar on 22 April 1956
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Jerry Lee Lewis
JERRY LEE LEWIS (born September 29, 1935) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and pianist , often known by his nickname, THE KILLER. He has been described as "rock throughout his seven-decade career, Lewis has had 30 songs reach the top 10 on the "Billboard Country and Western Chart ". His No. 1 country hits included " To Make Love Sweeter for You ", "There Must Be More to Love Than This ", " Would You Take Another Chance on Me " and "Me and Bobby McGee ". Lewis's successes continued throughout the decade and he embraced his rock and roll past with songs such as a cover of the Big Bopper 's "Chantilly Lace " and Mack Vickery 's "Rockin' My Life Away". In the 21st century Lewis continues to tour around the world and still releases new albums. His album Last Man Standing is his best selling to date, with over a million copies sold worldwide
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Burt Bacharach
BURT FREEMAN BACHARACH (/ˈbækəræk/ BAK-ə-rak ; born May 12, 1928) is an American composer, songwriter, record producer, pianist, and singer who has composed hundreds of popular hit songs from the late 1950s through the 1980s, many in collaboration with popular lyricist Hal David
Hal David
. A six-time Grammy Award
Grammy Award
winner and three-time Academy Award
Academy Award
winner, Bacharach's songs have been recorded by more than 1,000 different artists. As of 2014 , he had written 73 US and 52 UK Top 40 hits. He is considered one of the most important composers of 20th-century popular music . His music is characterized by unusual chord progressions, influenced by his background in jazz harmony , and uncommon selections of instruments for small orchestras
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Sound Recording And Reproduction
SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCTION is an electrical , mechanical , electronic, or digital inscription and re-creation of sound waves, such as spoken voice, singing, instrumental music , or sound effects. The two main classes of sound recording technology are analog recording and digital recording . Prior to the development of sound recording, there were mechanical systems for encoding and reproducing instrumental music, such as wind-up music boxes and, later, player pianos . Acoustic analog recording is achieved by a microphone diaphragm that can detect and sense the changes in atmospheric pressure caused by acoustic sound waves and record them as a mechanical representation of the sound waves on a medium such as a phonograph record (in which a stylus cuts grooves on a record)
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Beat Girl
BEAT GIRL is a 1960 British film about late-fifties youth-rebellion. The film was later released in the United States under the title WILD FOR KICKS. The title character of Beat Girl was played by starlet Gillian Hills , who later went on to have numerous small roles in 1960s and 1970s films, such as Blowup
Blowup
and A Clockwork Orange , and became a successful "ye-ye " singer in France. Beat Girl marked the first film roles of British pop idol Adam Faith
Adam Faith
and actor Peter McEnery , although it was not released until after other films featuring Faith (Never Let Go ) and McEnery ( Tunes of Glory ) had already come out. The film also features Christopher Lee
Christopher Lee
and Nigel Green as strip joint operators, and Oliver Reed in a small role as one of the "beat" youth
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