Category Archive: Entertainers

A&M RECORDS – STUDIOS

A&M Records Parent company Universal Music Group Founded 1962; 55 years ago Founder Herb Alpert Jerry Moss Defunct 1999; 18 years ago Status Defunct Distributor(s) Interscope Geffen A&M Records (US) Polydor Records (International) Genre Various Country of origin United States Location Santa Monica, California, A&M Records was an American record label founded as an independent …

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EXTREME (band)

Extreme (band) Origin Boston, Massachusetts, United States Genres Glam metal funk metal hard rock Years active 1985–1996, 2007–present Labels A&M Extreme is an American rock band, headed by frontmen Gary Cherone and Nuno Bettencourt, that reached the height of their popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Among some of Extreme’s musical influences are …

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UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP

  Above:  UMG’s headquarters in Santa Monica, California Formerly called Decca Records (1934-1971) MCA Records (1971-1989) MCA Music Entertainment Group (1989-1996) Type Subsidiary Industry Music & entertainment Founded September 1934; 83 years ago Headquarters Santa Monica, California, U.S. Universal Music Group (also known in the United States as UMG Recordings, Inc. and abbreviated as UMG) is an …

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JAMES BULLOUGH LANSING (Inventor)

Lansing Manufacturing employees, with James B. Lansing at front/enter). Courtesy Mark Gander and John Eargle. © Harman International. James Bullough Lansing Born James Martini January 14, 1902 Greenridge, Nilwood Township, Macoupin County, Illinois Greenridge, Nilwood Township, Died September 24, 1949 (aged 47) San Marcos, California Cause of death Suicide James Bullough Lansing (born James Martini, January 14, …

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THE HOLD STEADY (band)

The Hold Steady Origin Brooklyn, New York, United States Genres Alternative rock, indie rock, heartland rock The Hold Steady – Home | Facebook Craig Finn – Home | Facebook The Hold Steady – About | Facebook The Hold Steady is an American rock band from Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2004. The band consists of Craig Finn (vocals, guitar), Tad Kubler (guitar), …

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JAMES STACY

James Stacy Born Maurice William Elias December 23, 1936 Los Angeles, California, USA Died September 9, 2016 (aged 79) Ventura, California, U.S. Cause of death Anaphylactic shock Other names Jim Stacey Jim Stacy Occupation Actor James Stacy – Biography – IMDb James Stacy Fan Site Friends of James Stacy – Home | Facebook Maurice William Elias (December 23, 1936 – September 9, …

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SKIP YOUNG

Skip Young Born Ronald Plumstead March 14, 1930 San Francisco, California, U.S. Died March 17, 1993 (aged 63) Apple Valley, California Resting place Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California Skip Young (born Ronald Plumstead, March 14, 1930 – March 17, 1993) was an American actor best known for his decade-long role as Wally Plumstead in …

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ANN DVORAK

Ann Dvorak Born Anna McKim August 2, 1911 New York City, New York, U.S. Died December 10, 1979 (aged 68) Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S. Cause of death Stomach cancer Ann Dvorak (August 2, 1911 – December 10, 1979) was an American stage and film actress. Asked how to pronounce her adopted surname, she told The Literary …

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BILL WILLIAMS (actor)

Bill Williams (actor) Born Herman August Wilhelm Katt May 15, 1915 Brooklyn, New York, U.S. Died September 21, 1992 (aged 77) Burbank, California, U.S. Other names Bill MacWilliams Occupation Actor William Herman Katt (born Herman August Wilhelm Katt; May 15, 1915 – September 21, 1992), known as Bill Williams, was an American television and film …

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JOE FLYNN

Joe Flynn (American actor) Born Joseph A. Flynn November 8, 1924 Youngstown, Ohio, U.S. Died July 19, 1974 (aged 49) Los Angeles, California, U.S. Cause of death Drowning Joseph A. “Joe” Flynn (November 8, 1924 – July 19, 1974) was an American character actor. He was best known for his role in the 1960s ABC …

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