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Denny Doherty – Canadian musician

Denny Doherty – Canadian musician

Denny Doherty – Canadian musician


Denny Doherty was a Canadian musician, member of the group The Mamas & The Papas.
Dennis Gerrard Stephen Doherty was born on November 29, 1940 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. When Doherty was just a teenager he sang with The Hepsters in the Halifax club. Then he joined The Colonials in Montreal and after signing a contract with Columbia Records they changed its name to The Halifax Three. They released two albums and a minor hit in The Man Who Wouldn’t Sing Along with Mitch (1962). However, they broke up at The Colonial Hotel in 1963.
Doherty’s next musical acquaintances proved more enduring. During performances in Greenwich Village he encountered Big Three singer Cass Elliot, with whom he was shortly to form The Mugwumps.
Later Doherty, Elliot, Phillips and Gilliam became The Mamas & The Papas, and released many hits. The group’s debut long-player If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears achieved platinum status. The first single of the new group, California Dreamin’, released in 1965, became an absolute hit. The composition is included in the list of 500 greatest hits of the world according to the version of the Rolling Stone publication, and various groups and performers are still releasing cover versions of the song. The group worked actively from 1965 to 1968 and released five studio discs.
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Roald Dahl – children’s writer

Roald Dahl – children’s writer

Roald Dahl – children’s writer


Roald Dahl is a magnificent master of stories with elements of surrealism, fantasy and black humor and unpredictable plot. In his fascinating tales he created an attractive world of rebels and dreamers. Critics wrote that modern children’s writers couldn’t be compared with Dahl in courage, fascination, rudeness and fun. To tell the truth, his biography is no less unique.
Roald was born on September 13, 1916 in Wales into a family of immigrants from Norway who moved there to give their children a good education. However, his father died very early, and the years of studying in an English school turned out to be a nightmare for Roald. The boy had to change several schools, but everywhere he faced the mockeries of teachers and staff, some of whom were real sadists, used corporal punishment and even torture. The children were no better.
Roald categorically refused to continue his education after school. He got a job and was sent to East Africa, where the young man spent several years full of exciting adventures.
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Ray Charles – wonderful musician

Ray Charles – wonderful musician

Ray Charles – wonderful musician


Ray Charles, a jazz, rhythm-and-blues and soul musician, became one of the most famous American musicians. The result of his creative activity was the release of more than seventy albums, multiple Grammy Awards. By the way, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame. Frank Sinatra named him the only genius in show business.
Ray Charles Robinson was born on September 23, 1930 in Albany (Georgia). A few months after his birth, the whole family had to change their place of residence, they moved to Greenville (South Florida).
The father’s role in the musician’s life was short and insignificant, since he left the family when the boy and his brother George were very young. Unfortunately, his brother drowned at the age of four. Ray tried to save him, but he did not have the strength to pull the child out, as he was only five years old. It was a great shock for the boy and he began to lose his eyesight. At the age of seven he became blind. Later, the likely cause of blindness was called glaucoma and its consequences. There are rumors that having achieved fame the musician tried to find a donor for the transplantation of one eye. However, doctors believed it was meaningless and risky.
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Friedrich Nietzsche and Lou Salome

Friedrich Nietzsche and Lou Salome

Friedrich Nietzsche and Lou Salome


The love story of Louise (Lou) Andreas-Salome (1861-1937), one of the most intelligent women of Europe of the XIX century, and the great German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) is still the subject of disputes among dozens of biographers. It was so incomprehensible love story of the two brightest personalities of the time.
Lou Salome was born in St. Petersburg into the family of General Gustav von Salome, a German from the Baltic States. She spent her childhood and youth in Russia and it was her motherland to the end of her days. At the age of twenty the girl was already extremely educated and free-thinking. In addition, she had a very attractive appearance, which, coupled with her bright mind, drove famous and notable men not only in Russia, but throughout Europe, crazy.
The acquaintance of Lou Salome with Europe began in 1880, when she studied history of art and theology in Zurich under the supervision of her mother. In 1881, the girl went to Rome for treatment as she had a serious lung disease. There young twenty-year-old Lou won the hearts of many men. Famous German philosophers Paul Ree (1849-1901) and Friedrich Nietzsche were among them.
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Most beautiful little girls

Most beautiful little girls

Most beautiful little girls


For parents their child is the most wonderful, intelligent and beautiful, but only a few get fame. And even less can boast of hundreds of thousands of subscribers in Instagram, contracts with leading fashion houses and filming in the movies. I’d like to show you the most beautiful little girls in the world.

Anastasia Averbukh, Israel
An Israeli girl with a luxurious golden hair and huge eyes is one of the young beauties. Her father Alexander Averbukh is a famous athlete, a two-time European champion. The eight-year-old beauty, like everyone else, goes to school and loves ballroom dancing. However, when her classmates are resting on vacation, the young model poses for a collection of swimsuits. To tell the truth, she began her modeling career at the age of three. Maybe, the girl will have the future of Bar Rafaeli – the Israeli top model, who was named the sexiest woman by the magazine Maxim in 2012 and 2013.
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John Bonham – great drummer

John Bonham – great drummer

John Bonham – great drummer


John Bonham was the UK’s biggest drummer, genial giant. You know, he was a member of the band Led Zeppelin and became one of the greatest and most influential drummers in rock music. Britannica Encyclopedia called Bonham “an ideal example for all the hard rock drummers who followed in his footsteps”. After the death of Bonham at the age of 32, Led Zeppelin disbanded.
In 2005, the British magazine Classic Rock put Bonham first in the list of the best rock drummers of all time.
John Henry Bonham was born on May 31, 1948 in Redditch, Worcestershire. The first skills of playing drums he acquired at the age of five: he collected a homemade “drum set” of boxes and coffee cans. At the age of 15 his mother presented him with a real drum set, Premier Percussion. To tell the truth, he did not take music lessons, although he tried to consult some teachers at a teenage age.
The boy was nicknamed Bonzo after the dog from the popular British comics.
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Giuseppe Guarneri – great master

Giuseppe Guarneri – great master

Giuseppe Guarneri – great master


In the XVII century, when the violins gained great popularity, a number of outstanding masters, making excellent instruments, appeared in Italy. These were the families of Amati and Guarneri, as well as Antonio Stradivari. Their work is still considered unsurpassed.
Bartolomeo Giuseppe Antonio Guarneri, who is the creator of the most expensive instrument to date, was born in 1698. The future great master was born and lived in the Italian city Cremona, the capital of musical instruments of that time. The boy was very talented. After all, making a good violin is a complex process. The strength and timbre of sound is affected not only by the material from which it is made, but also by the mass of minor details, for example, the composition of the varnish. The varnish protects the violin from changing the quality of the wood and gives it a noble color: from light golden to dark red or brown.
The violins made by Stradivari and Amati were the most famous in those years. Masters made instruments from walnut, maple and lemon wood. The wood was dried in natural conditions for two years, then the parts were carved and fastened together with natural glue. Later the violin was covered with varnish. To make the strings they used guts of 7-8-month-old alpine lambs.
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