Freda Charcelia Payne (born September 19, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American singer and actress. As a teenager, she attended the Institute of Musical Arts; she soon began singing radio commercial jingles and took part in (and won many of) local TV and radio talent shows. In 1963, she moved to New York City and worked with many different singers including Quincy Jones, Pearl Bailey, and Bill Cosby.
There are several bands with this name. The UK group The Smoke consisted of Mick Rowley on vocals, Mal Luker on guitar, Zeke Lund on bass and Geoff Gill on drums. They released a handful of singles from 1967 - 1970, with their biggest hit 'My Friend Jack' reaching no. 2 in Germany and no. 45 in the UK. See The Smoke (UK). However the singles 'Sweet Spanish' and 'Defeat Retreat' are by the Australian band The Smoke, taken from the 2009 album 'Blood Orange'. See: The Smoke (Oz)
There are quite a few artists appearing under name Dani.
Besides the French singer Daniele Groule, there is also a recently popular Macedonian singer Dani Dimitrovska (see the Dani Dimitrovska last.fm entry). Dani is also an Iranian singer.A Brittish electronic/experemental producer/artist that goes by the name Dani (see Dani last.fm entry). Real name: Daniele Groule.
Boyish and wild Dani, was born on October 1, 1945 in Castres, Tarn, France.
There are multiple artists under the moniker "The Score" 1.) The Score is a pop-rock outfit straight out of Watertown, NY. The brain-child of singer-songwriter Arison Cain, the Score combines catchy hooks and melodies with a highly original style of vocal delivery reminiscent of bands such as Weatherbox and Say Anything. The band is credited with having a sound very reminiscent of 90's rock bands such as Weezer, Smoking Popes and Foo Fighters.
Simon Townshend is a British musician and songwriter and is the younger brother of the Who's Pete Townshend. He was born on October 10, 1960.
Simon joined The Who as a second guitarist for their Quadrophenia tour in 1996 and 1997. He later rejoined the band as a full touring member in 2002, and has played with them on each of their tours since.
He also plays and writes music for his own band Casbah Club, which includes Bruce Foxton (The Jam, Stiff Little Fingers) and Mark Brzezicki (The Cult, Procol Harum).
The Marvelettes were an American singing girl group on the motown label. As Motown's first successful female vocal group, the Marvelettes were most notable for recording the label's first US #1 pop hit, "Please Mr. Postman," and for setting the precedent for later Motown girl groups such as The Supremes and Martha & The Vandellas. In 1996, they were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
Dexys Midnight Runners - the name consistently spelled without an apostrophe - were a British post-punk and northern soul band who achieved their major success in the early to mid 1980s. The word "Dexys" in this case, comes from a colloquialism of "dextroamphetamine" or "purple hearts," a type of amphetamine diet pill that was a popular "upper" drug with England's Northern Soul scene in the 1960s.
There are at least 3 bands sharing the name The Eyes. 1) In 1965 and 1966, the Eyes released a clutch of singles that stand up to the Who's work from the same era in their blend of extremely innovative guitar feedback/distortion and anthemic mod songwriting. "When the Night Falls," "The Immediate Pleasure," "I'm Rowed Out," "You're Too Much," and the dry "My Generation" satire "My Degeneration" are revered highly by British Invasion collectors. The bursts of electronic mayhem were quite advanced for the time, though like the Who they had hooks and harmonies to counterpoint the madness.