1001 Facts About Composers

1. European Russia drawing World War II equivalences as statements below w are flawed and out of place.

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2. Jean-Baptiste Lully is often credited with introducing new instruments into the orchestra, but this legend needs closer scrutiny.

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3. Tom Waits contributed a cover of Skip Spence's "Books of Moses" to More Oar: A Tribute to the Skip Spence Album, a collection of covers of the singer's songs on Birdman Records.

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4. Jean-Baptiste Lully refused to have his leg amputated so he could still dance.

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5. Paul McCartney  is one of the most successful musicians and composers in the history of pop music.

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6. Yoko Ono's collected the 8th Hiroshima Art Prize for her contributions to art and for peace, that she was awarded the year prior.

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7. Jean-Baptiste Lully is credited with the invention in the 1650s of the French overture, a form used extensively in the Baroque and Classical eras, especially by Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel.

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8. Yoko Ono's received a Golden Lion Award for lifetime achievement from the Venice Biennale in 2009.

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9. Sir Elton John placed other hits throughout the 1980s, including "Nikita", whose music video was directed by Ken Russell.

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10. Charles Mingus recorded more than 100 albums over the course of his career.

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11. At the time Sebastian Bach wrote them, he was the Kapellmeister in the small town of Cothen and, since the Margrave of Brandenburg ignored his gift, Bach presided over the first performances in Cothen.

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12. Chrono Trigger was produced by Kazuhiko Aoki while director credits were attributed to Akihiko Matsui, Yoshinori Kitase and Takashi Tokita.

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13. Johann Sebastian Bach started a second annual cycle the first Sunday after Trinity of 1724 and composed only chorale cantatas, each based on a single church hymn.

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14. On May 19, 2015, Tom Waits appeared on one of the final broadcasts of Late Show with David Letterman to sing a song called "Take One Last Look".

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15. Richard Strauss died at the age of 85 on 8 September 1949.

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16. George Frideric Handel died in 1759 at the age of 74.

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17. Ravi Shankar is famous for playing the sitar, an Indian stringed instrument.

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18. In 2001, Ravi Shankar was made an Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Elizabeth II for his "services to music".

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19. In 2011, Tom Waits was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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20. John Williams won a Classic Brit Award in 2005 for his soundtrack work of the previous year.

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21. Ira Gershwin died on August 17, 1983 in Beverly Hills, California.

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22. George Frideric Handel wrote this piece hoping that the sound would fill the huge space of Westminster Abbey.

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23. Claude Debussy opined that Chopin was "the greatest of them all, for through the piano he discovered everything"; he professed his "respectful gratitude" for Chopin's piano music.

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24. In 2012, Yoko Ono held a major exhibition of her work To The Light at the Serpentine Galleries, London.

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25. On 24 January 2018, it was announced that Elton John would be retiring from touring and would soon embark on a three-year farewell tour.

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26. Steve Allen composed the score to Paul Mantee's James Bond-wannabee film A Man Called Dagger, with the score orchestrated by Ronald Stein.

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27. George Balanchine was the co-founder, artistic director and chief choreographer of the New York City Ballet, and nearly every ballet company in the world has performed his work.

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28. Steve Allen wrote the music, and was one of three credited lyricists.

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29. In 1981, Tom Waits provided a voice-over for a television advert for Butcher's Blend dog food.

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30. In September 1962, the New York Philharmonic commissioned Aaron Copland to write a new work, Connotations for Orchestra, for the opening concert of the new Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

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31. Elton John started wearing glasses to copy one of his idols, Buddy Holly.

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32. Elton John performed a piano duet with Lady Gaga at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards.

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33. John Williams composed the score for eight of the top twenty highest-grossing films at the US box office.

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34. George Frideric Handel had by this time made oratorio and large-scale choral works the most popular musical forms in England.

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35. Sir Elton John married his close friend and sound engineer, Renate Blauel, on Valentine's Day 1984—the marriage lasted three years.

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36. Paul McCartney wanted to do it in the Coliseum in Rome.

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37. Johann Sebastian Bach wrote 295 church cantatas during the first six years of his Leipzig cantorate, of which some 200 are extant.

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38. Sir Elton John performed "Believe" at the 1995 Brit Awards, and picked up the prize for Outstanding Contribution to Music.

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39. Quincy Jones became music director at Barclay, a French record company and the licensee for Mercury in France.

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40. Paul McCartney continued experimenting with various musical and vocal styles throughout his post-Beatles career.

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41. Paul McCartney was in the midst of business disagreements with his bandmates when he announced his departure from the group on 10 April 1970.

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42. In 2015, a video of Andrew Lloyd Webber swimming with his feline, Fez, went viral.

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43. Sir Paul McCartney had a day off so he drove to meet up with Grohl.

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44. Tom Waits enrolled at Chula Vista's Southwestern Community College to study photography, for a time considering a career in the field.

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45. Charles Mingus began playing professionally with jazz outfits in Los Angeles and San Francisco while still in high school.

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46. On May 4, 2007, Tom Waits performed "Lucinda" and "Ain't Goin' Down to the Well" from Orphans on the last show of a week Late Night with Conan O'Brien spent in San Francisco.

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47. Sebastian Bach began dating Maria Aquinar in the mid 1980s and the couple had a son, Paris, in 1988.

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48. Quincy Jones spent most his life with Michael Jackson and with that alone, he had a lot of advantage of meeting the greatest people in the world.

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49. Quincy Jones was a philanthropist, in 1985 gathering multiple stars to participate in the song We Are The World to help raise money to help the victims of the Ethopian disaster.

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50. Sir Elton John described the occasion as "one of the greatest days of my life".

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51. Erik Satie impressed his teachers with his fine tone, weak sight-reading, and general laziness.

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52. Quincy Jones says he dreamed about composing film scores as a teenager growing up in Seattle.

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53. Elton John returned in a blue kimono playing "Your Song", solo before the band came up and joined in.

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54. Tom Waits initially lived in the Chelsea Hotel before renting an apartment on West 26th Street.

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55. Elton John played his first ever concerts in the US just a few months prior, at a sold-out six-night residency at Los Angeles' Troubador club.

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56. European Russia is second only to Brazil in volume of the total renewable water resources.

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57. Paul McCartney is one  the richest entertainers in the world with a stunning net worth of $1.2 billion.

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58. Sir Elton John has had some of the most celebrated spats in the music industry.

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59. In 2002, Yoko Ono joined The B-52's in New York for their 25th anniversary concerts; she came out for the encore and performed "Rock Lobster" with the band.

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60. On June 29, 2012, Yoko Ono received a lifetime achievement award at the Dublin Biennial.

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61. Elton John has performed at a number of royal events, such as the funeral of Princess Diana at Westminster Abbey in 1997, the Party at the Palace in 2002 and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace in 2012.

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62. Yoko Ono performed at the opening ceremony for the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy, Like many of the other performers during the ceremony, she wore white to symbolize the snow of winter.

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63. Early in 1937, Ira Gershwin began to complain of blinding headaches and a recurring impression that he smelled burning rubber.

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64. Elton John performed his 3000th concert on 8 October 2011 at Caesars.

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65. Ravi Shankar is credited with influencing the jazz recordings of John and Alice Coltrane and the minimalist compositions of Phillip Glass, with whom Shankar collaborated on Passages.

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66. Quincy Jones worked on a film biography of the black Russian poet Alexander Pushkin.

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67. In July 2011, Paul McCartney performed at two sold-out concerts at the new Yankee Stadium.

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68. Ravi Shankar performed in Moscow in 1988, and had first been there to play in 1954.

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69. In 2001, Quincy Jones became an honorary member of the board of directors of the Jazz Foundation of America.

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70. Tom Waits began frequenting folk music venues around San Diego, becoming drawn into the city's folk music scene.

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71. Ravi Shankar was born on 7 April 1920 in Benares, then the capital of the eponymous princely state, in a Bengali family, as the youngest of seven brothers.

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72. Yoko Ono enrolled in Sarah Lawrence College, but quit during her third year.

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73. Paul McCartney channels his best sumo at inspired Tokyo concert.

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74. Paul McCartney ventured into orchestral music in 1991, when the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society commissioned a musical piece by him to celebrate its sesquicentennial.

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75. European Russia is the western part of the Russian Federation, which is part of Eastern Europe.

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76. Ira Gershwin contributed to the Schuyler Greene and Louis Silvers score of "Fascination", from the picture of the same name.

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77. Leonard Bernstein was born in 1918 and died in 1990.

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78. The Nintendo DS version of Chrono Trigger was the 22nd best-selling game of 2008 in Japan.

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79. Andrew Lloyd Webber put on "productions" with Julian and his Aunt Viola in his toy theatre.

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80. Charles Mingus was largely raised in the Watts area of Los Angeles.

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81. Tom Waits was awarded the key to the city of El Paso, Texas during a concert on June 20, 2008.

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82. In 1964, Quincy Jones was promoted to vice-president of Mercury Records.

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83. In 1990 Quincy Jones composed a theme song for the new sitcom which was centered around Will Smith, The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air.

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84. Stephen Sondheim had participated in three straight hits, but his next show—1964's Anyone Can Whistle—was a nine-performance failure.

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85. In 1971, Quincy Jones was the first African American to be named as the musical director and conductor of the Academy Awards ceremony.

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86. At the time Johann Sebastian Bach wrote them, he was the Kapellmeister in the small town of Cothen and, since the Margrave of Brandenburg ignored his gift, Bach presided over the first performances in Cothen.

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87. Sir Elton John married his close friend and sound engineer, Renate Blauel, on Valentine's Day 1984—the marriage lasted three years.

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88. Andrew Lloyd Webber has composed 20 musicals, a set of variations, two film scores, a song cycle and a requiem mass.

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89. Tom Waits found New York City life frustrating, although it allowed him to meet many new musicians and artists.

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90. On July 4, 1946, Leonard Bernstein conducted the European premiere of Fancy Free with the Ballet Theatre at the Royal Opera House in London.

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91. In 1990, Leonard Bernstein received the Praemium Imperiale, an international prize awarded by the Japan Arts Association for lifetime achievement in the arts.

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92. In February 1894 Claude Debussy completed the first draft of Act I of his operatic version of Pelleas et Melisande, and worked to complete the work for most of the year.

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93. Stephen Sondheim said about Babbitt, "I am his maverick, his one student who went into the popular arts with all his serious artillery".

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94. Paul McCartney received an Academy Award nomination for his song "Live and Let Die", which was the theme song for the 1973 James Bond film of the same name.

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95. Elton John used Paul Buckmaster to arrange the music on his studio albums during the 1970s.

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96. Sebastian Bach usually led performances of his cantatas, most of which were composed within three years of his relocation to Leipzig.

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97. George Balanchine was interested in working with Kirstein, but insisted "first, a school", to which Kirstein agreed.

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98. Quincy Jones was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score for his work on the 1969 film In Cold Blood, making him the first African American to be nominated twice in the same year.

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99. Chrono Trigger used a 32-megabit ROM cartridge with battery-backed RAM for saved games, lacking special on-cartridge coprocessors.

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100. In 1943, Lou Williams began a regular engagement at the Cafe Society in Greenwich Village, New York City's first racially integrated jazz club.

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101. Ira Gershwin contributed to the Schuyler Greene and Louis Silvers score of "Fascination", from the picture of the same name.

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102. Ira Gershwin recorded an abridged version of Rhapsody in Blue with Paul Whiteman and his orchestra for the Victor Talking Machine Company in 1924, soon after the world premiere.

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103. Paul McCartney remains there as of 2012's Kisses on the Bottom.

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104. Lou Williams spent seven seasons with Philadelphia before signing with the Atlanta Hawks in 2012, playing two seasons there before being traded to the Toronto Raptors in 2014.

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105. Mary Lou Williams is one of the most well-known and interesting of these converts.

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106. John Williams worked with director Richard Donner to score the 1978 film Superman.

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107. Around the end of the 19th century, Richard Strauss turned his attention to opera.

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108. Elton John had only performed the first two songs of his Tuesday night "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" retirement tour concert in San Diego when he turned to the audience and apologized.

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109. Sebastian Bach was required to teach Latin, but he was allowed to employ four "prefects" to do this instead.

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110. Around this same time George Frideric Handel made the acquaintance of Telemann.

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111. Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period who is known to have written at least 1,000 compositions over his lifetime.

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112. Lou Williams makes last-second shot to help Clippers defeat the Bucks in overtime.

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113. Johann Sebastian Bach had much time to practice on his favorite instrument and to develop his creative talent.

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114. In 1974 Quincy Jones had a pair of brain aneurysms, and the prognosis was pretty grim.

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115. George Frideric Handel gave up the opera business, while he enjoyed more success with his English oratorios.

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116. Erik Satie moved from his father's residence to lodgings in Montmartre in 1887, when he became 21.

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117. Ira Gershwin scored his first big success in 1919 with the song "Swanee", introduced by Al Jolson in Sinbad.

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118. In 1969, the Plastic Yoko Ono Band's first album, Live Peace in Toronto 1969, was recorded during the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival festival.

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119. Sebastian Bach devoted more attention than his contemporaries to the structure of compositions.

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120. Paul McCartney wanted to shoot the ending in the Cavern Club [in Liverpool] and I wanted to shoot it in an amphitheater on the coast of Tunisia.

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121. Johann Sebastian Bach often traveled to Hamburg, Germany, to hear other musicians.

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122. Chrono Trigger is a console role-playing game developed and published by Square for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) in 1995.

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123. Ravi Shankar was one of the first to bring aspects of traditional Indian music into Europe and American culture in the 1960s.

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124. Yoko Ono has had some recognition for her artistic actions, including two well deserved Grammy Awards for her work as an artist and producer and as a video producer.

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125. Elton John has a net worth of $480 million, making him the second richest singer in UK, behind Paul McCartney.

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126. Tom Waits thought that Waits was, along with the painter Edward Hopper, "one of the two great depicters of American isolation".

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127. One of the most elaborate tributes to Charles Mingus came on September 29, 1969, at a festival honoring him.

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128. John Williams had originally briefly attended Los Angeles City College for one semester as the school had a Studio Jazz Band.

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129. Quincy Jones spent a large portion of the 1950s in Europe, where he organized a jazz musical theater play in 1959.

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130. Johann Sebastian Bach requested a vacation in Arnstadt, where he got his first job.

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131. Elton John formed his own label named The Rocket Record Company and signed acts to it—notably Neil Sedaka (John sang background vocals on Sedaka's "Bad Blood") and Kiki Dee, in whom he took a personal interest.

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132. Johann Sebastian Bach obliged, then promised to write a more substantial and effective composition when he returned home.

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133. On February 18, 2011, Yoko Ono took out a full-page advert in the UK free newspaper Metro for "Imagine Peace 2011".

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134. Johann Sebastian Bach composed music for the principal Lutheran churches of the city, and for its university's student ensemble Collegium Musicum.

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135. Elton John was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on March 25, 1947, in the town of Pinner in Middlesex, England.

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136. In 1993 Quincy Jones announced that he was starting a magazine called Vibe.

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137. Elton John is known for many hit songs such as "Your Song" and "Rocket Man" but he is definitely not the first person that people will think of when they hear about Christmas ads.

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138. George Balanchine served as artistic director of the company, based out of New York State Theater at Lincoln Center.

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139. Lou Williams left Pittsburgh's Westinghouse High School in 1926 at the age of 16 and joined the Seymour and Jeanette Show, another popular black vaudeville act.

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140. Elton John is one of the music ideals of the 20th century.

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141. Yoko Ono's acted in an obscure exploitation film in 1965, Satan's Bed.

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142. Elton John is arguably the most fashionable solo artist to come out of Great Britain in the 20th century.

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143. In June 2001 Sir Elton John sold 20 of his cars at Christie's, saying he did not get the chance to drive them because he was out of the country so often.

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144. Elton John performed the show at Caesars for the next three years.

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145. Paul McCartney told Mojo magazine in 2002 that Lennon was his greatest hero.

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146. Ravi Shankar gave up his dancing career in 1938 to go to Maihar and study Indian classical music as Khan's pupil, living with his family in the traditional gurukul system.

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147. Tom Waits collaborated with photographer Sylvia Plachy in the same year; her book Sylvia Plachy's Unguided Tour includes a short Waits record to accompany the photographs and text.

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148. Jean-Baptiste Lully disavowed any Italian influence in French music of the period.

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149. Elton John was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 1994.

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150. On February 26, 2016, Yoko Ono was hospitalized after suffering what was rumored to be a possible stroke.

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151. In 1905, Richard Strauss produced Salome, a somewhat dissonant modernist opera based on the play by Oscar Wilde, which produced a passionate reaction from audiences.

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152. Andrew Lloyd Webber sold the building eventually, for an undoubtedly hefty sum.

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153. Sebastian Bach was born in 1685 in Eisenach, in the duchy of Saxe-Eisenach, into a great musical family.

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154. Elton John is known as a recipient of five Brit Awards and five Grammy Awards.

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155. Ravi Shankar toured and taught for the remainder of the 1970s and the 1980s and released his second concerto, Raga Mala, conducted by Zubin Mehta, in 1981.

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156. Elton John became famous for his oversize glasses and outrageous outfits.

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157. Elton John is currently on his farewell tour, "Farewell Yellow Brick Road", across the world.

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158. European Russia is known all over the world for its thinkers and artists, including writers like Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoevsky, composers such as Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and ballet dancers including Rudolf Nureyev.

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159. Ira Gershwin contributed to the Schuyler Greene and Louis Silvers score of "Fascination", from the picture of the same name.

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160. At the age of 18, Yoko Ono moved with her parents to Scarsdale, New York.

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161. Yoko Ono dipped her feet into many different artistic disciplines including, famously, performance art.

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162. Elton John has had some of the most celebrated spats in the music industry.

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163. In 1965, Quincy Jones became the first African American composer of a motion picture soundtrack upon the release of Sidney Lumet's The Pawn Broker.

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164. Johann Sebastian Bach devoted more attention than his contemporaries to the structure of compositions.

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165. Ira Gershwin helped to establish and promote these uniquely American contributions to the world's musical heritage.

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166. George Frideric Handel owned an art collection that was auctioned posthumously in 1760.

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167. Ravi Shankar lived in Varanasi until the age of 10, when he accompanied his older brother, Uday, to Paris.

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168. In 2016 Tom Waits embarked upon litigation against French artist Bartabas who had used several of Waits' songs as a backdrop to a theatrical performance that in many ways paid homage to Waits' work.

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169. In 1945, Lou Williams composed the Zodiac Suite, a 12-movement work based on an astrological theme.

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170. Ira Gershwin died on August 17, 1983, in Beverly Hills, California.

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171. On 31 October 1956, when Paul McCartney was 14, his mother died of an embolism.

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172. Quincy Jones won three Grammy Awards for his work on that particular project.

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173. In October 1975, Sir Elton John became the 1,662nd person to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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174. In 1985, Steve Allen wrote 19 songs for Irwin Steve Allen's television mini-series Alice in Wonderland that starred his wife Jayne Meadows as the Queen of Hearts, among countless other celebrities.

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175. In 1985, Quincy Jones used his influence and invited most of the American major record artists to record the song.

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176. Erik Satie was an eccentric but important French composer.

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177. John Lennon and Yoko Ono were quite inseparable and the rest of the members of The Beatles did not really fancy her constant presence, especially in the studio.

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178. Ravi Shankar was a Hindu, and a devotee of the Hindu deity, Hanuman.

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179. In March 2017, John Williams scored the animated short film Dear Basketball directed by Glen Keane and based on a poem by Kobe Bryant.

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180. On February 23, 2017, Lou Williams was traded to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Corey Brewer and a 2017 first-round draft pick.

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181. Charles Mingus selected the members of his bands by checking their skills and abilities.

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182. In 2001, Paul McCartney published Blackbird Singing, a volume of poems and lyrics to his songs for which he gave readings in Liverpool and New York City.

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183. Lou Williams accepted a regular gig at the Cafe Society Downtown, started a weekly radio show called "Mary Lou Williams's Piano Workshop" on WNEW, and began mentoring and collaborating with many younger bebop musicians, most notably Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk.

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184. In 1994, a demo cartridge of Chrono Trigger was issued to certain Japanese gaming magazines and stores.

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185. Sir Elton John[Sir Elton John] has such a way with words, and he is like a human firework.

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186. Ravi Shankar was so offended that he considered leaving Maihar but Baba convinced him to stay back.

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187. Chrono Trigger is one of the best, most important games of our generation.

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188. Elton John told Watford to sign new goalkeeper last month—but Javi Gracia's sticking with Ben Foster.

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189. Erik Satie used ways of composing such as very chromatic music and Minimalism before many other people.

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190. Johann Sebastian Bach usually led performances of his cantatas, most of which were composed within three years of his relocation to Leipzig.

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191. In 1960, Stephen Sondheim lost his mentor and father figure, Oscar Hammerstein.

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192. Steve Allen appeared in a PSA advocating for New Eyes for the Needy in the 1990s.

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193. Yoko Ono wrote a musical, New York Rock, which was produced Off-Broadway in 1994.

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194. Richard Strauss wrote two early symphonies: Symphony No 1 and Symphony No 2 (1884).

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195. Johann Sebastian Bach composed concertos, for instance for violin and for harpsichord, and suites, as chamber music as well as for orchestra.

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196. Elton John has the record sales of 300 million during his fifty years of career.

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197. Ravi Shankar founded the Indian National Orchestra at AIR and composed for it; in his compositions he combined Western and classical Indian instrumentation.

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198. Ira Gershwin was a retiring person by nature and shunned the limelight.

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199. Ravi Shankar was music director for several Hindi movies including Godaan and Anuradha.

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200. Sebastian Bach composed Passions for Good Friday services and oratorios such as the Christmas Oratorio, which is a set of six cantatas for use in the liturgical season of Christmas.

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201. Tom Waits began networking in the city's arts scene, and at a party Jean-Michel Basquiat held for Lurie he met the filmmaker Jim Jarmusch.

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202. European Russia includes Moscow and Saint Petersburg, the two largest cities in Russia.

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203. Johann Sebastian Bach had already accepted money for the moving expenses and an advance in salary.

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204. Paul McCartney became interested in painting after watching artist Willem de Kooning work in de Kooning's Long Island studio.

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205. Lou Williams accepted a job at the Cafe Society Downtown, started a weekly radio show called Mary Lou Williams's Piano Workshop on WNEW and began mentoring and collaborating with younger bebop musicians such as Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk.

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206. John Williams delivered a grand symphonic score in the fashion of Richard Strauss, Antonin Dvorak, and Golden Age Hollywood composers Max Steiner and Erich Wolfgang Korngold.

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207. At the age of 10, Ravi Shankar went to Paris with the dance group of his brother Uday Shankar.

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208. Elton John started playing his grandmother's piano as a young boy and within a year, his mother heard him picking out Winifred Atwell's "The Skater's Waltz" by ear.

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209. In 1961, Charles Mingus spent time staying at the house of his mother's sister and her husband, Fess Williams in Jamaica, Queens.

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210. Claude Debussy attended two concerts of Rimsky-Korsakov's music, conducted by the composer.

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211. Elton John performs in the UK in a detailed blue satin suit.

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212. In February 2013, Elton John performed a duet with singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards.

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213. In 1966, Ravi Shankar met and became friends with George Harrison, the guitarist of the Beatles.

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214. New York Philharmonic had conducted the Sunday afternoon radio broadcast when CBS listeners around the country heard the announcer break in on Arthur Rubinstein's performance of Brahms's Second Piano Concerto to update them about the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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215. Sebastian Bach was the youngest child of Johann Ambrosius Bach and Elisabeth Lammerhirt.

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216. In December 1989, Leonard Bernstein conducted live performances and recorded in the studio his operetta Candide with the London Symphony Orchestra.

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217. Sir Elton John was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1995.

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218. Ravi Shankar moved to Mumbai and joined the Indian People's Theatre Association, for whom he composed music for ballets in 1945 and 1946.

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219. Paul McCartney was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 as a member of the Beatles and again as a solo artist in 1999.

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220. In 1959 Charles Mingus brought together several large ensembles in the recording studio.

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221. Sir Elton John used Paul Buckmaster to arrange the music on his studio albums during the 1970s.

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222. At this time Claude Debussy lived a life of extreme indulgence.

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223. Quincy Jones turned his attention to other matters in 1986, when a devastating famine in east Africa became the subject of global concern.

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224. Sebastian Bach came from a concert for the prince in Eisenach, and he wore his costume.

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225. Yoko Ono's eventually found an inexpensive loft in downtown Manhattan at 112 Chambers Street and used the apartment as a studio and living space.

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226. Charles Mingus eventually set out to compose his own works, much as Duke Ellington had done.

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227. Quincy Jones served as music director for Harold Arlen's blues opera Free and Easy on its European tour.

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228. In October 2016, Yoko Ono unveiled her first permanent art installation in the United States; the collection is located in Jackson Park, Chicago and promotes peace.

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229. Lou Williams becomes third player in NBA history to score 10,000 bench points.

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230. Lou Williams led all Clippers with 26 points across his 24 minutes on the court Thursday.

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231. In June 1975, Elton John introduced the line-up before a crowd of 75,000 in London's Wembley Stadium.

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232. Johann Sebastian Bach was the eighth and youngest child of Johann Ambrosius, who likely taught him violin and basic music theory.

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233. Paul McCartney seems to use him as a stand-in for increasingly irrelevant forces of authority.

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234. Steve Allen narrated The Unreal Story of Professional Wrestling, a documentary of professional wrestling from its origins to 1998.

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235. Quincy Jones is one of the founders of the Black Arts Festival in his hometown of Chicago.

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236. George Frideric Handel was such a popular opera composer that he was allowed to pick his own leading ladies.

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237. Yoko Ono's credited McCartney with helping save her marriage to John.

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238. In December, Sebastian Bach began dating model Minnie Gupta and the two were engaged in April 2012 but ended things in late 2014.

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239. Quincy Jones has brought to film music a range of influences from Latin stylings to American blues.

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240. In 1954, Lou Williams stormed off the stage in the middle of a big Paris concert, and began a three-year self-imposed exile from music.

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241. Elton John returned in a blue kimono playing "Your Song", solo before the band came up and joined in.

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242. Ira Gershwin contributed to the Schuyler Greene and Louis Silvers score of "Fascination", from the picture of the same name.

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243. In 1967, Elton John answered an advertisement for a talent search.

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244. Quincy Jones is one of the founders of the Institute for Black American Music, whose events aim to raise enough funds for the creation of a national library of African-American art and music.

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245. In 1985, Elton John befriended a 13 year old boy named Ryan White, who was a hemophiliac who contracted the HIV disease.

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246. Lou Williams makes last-second shot to help Clippers defeat Bucks in overtime.

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247. Johann Sebastian Bach clearly shared his love of music with his children.

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248. Sir Elton John formed his own label named The Rocket Record Company and signed acts to it—notably Neil Sedaka (John sang background vocals on Sedaka's "Bad Blood") and Kiki Dee, in whom he took a personal interest.

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249. Stephen Sondheim agreed, but Ethel Merman—cast as Mama Rose—had just finished Happy Hunting with an unknown composer and lyricist (Matt Dubey).

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250. In 1974, during one of Elton John's concerts at Madison Square Garden, John Lennon joined him on stage to perform three songs.

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251. Johann Sebastian Bach was born in the same year as world famous baroque composer Handel.

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252. Quincy Jones has appeared in various TV projects and music videos.

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253. Lou Williams played sparingly as a rookie, averaging 1.9 points and.

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254. European Russia is a federation of 86 republics, provinces, territories and districts, all controlled by the government in Moscow.

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255. On 26 January 2017, it was announced that Sir Elton John would be composing the score for the Broadway musical version of the novel The Devil Wears Prada and its film adaptation along with Kevin McCollum as the producer and Paul Rudnick writing the lyrics and story.

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256. Elton John had learned to play piano since he was a child.

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257. Richard Strauss heard his first Wagner operas, Lohengrin and Tannhauser, in 1874.

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258. Jean-Baptiste Lully created French-style opera as a musical genre.

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259. Sir Elton John was extremely close with the late rock singer Freddie Mercury.

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260. Quincy Jones has one of the bestselling singles of all time, "We Are the World", to his credit.

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261. John Williams is the only composer to have three scores on the list.

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262. In 1967, Ravi Shankar performed a well-received set at the Monterey Pop Festival.

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263. Charles Mingus moved to New York in 1951 where he served as a sideman.

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264. Johann Sebastian Bach presented the manuscript to the Elector in an eventually successful bid to persuade the prince to give him the title of Court Composer.

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265. On 31 October 1956, when Paul McCartney was fourteen, his mother died of an embolism.

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266. Yoko Ono's was the winner of the 2012 Oskar Kokoschka Prize, Austria's highest award for applied contemporary art.

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267. In 1976, Elton John decided to retire from the music business and focus his energies on running a soccer team he had purchased, the Watford Football Club.

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268. Claude Debussy had colorectal cancer and he needed to remove part of his colon.

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269. George Frideric Handel died in 1759 at home in Brook Street, at age 74.

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270. Lou Williams was selected out of high school by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 45th overall pick in the 2005 NBA draft.

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271. Quincy Jones is still alive and his estimated net worth is $310 million.

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272. Leonard Bernstein is remembered, honored, and celebrated by friend and Madison Symphony Orchestra conductor John DeMain in an event that explores Bernstein's music contributions as a American composer and conductor.

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273. Tom Waits continued appearing in film, taking a leading role in Jim Jarmusch's Down by Law.

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274. Paul McCartney arrived in Japan on Monday to perform four concerts.

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275. Charles Mingus began one of his most significant musical collaborations in 1959, when reed player Eric Dolphy first joined his ensemble.

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276. Quincy Jones is an American musician, composer and record producer for big names like Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra and Aretha Franklin.

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277. In 1966 Charles Mingus stopped performing, largely as a result of the psychological problems that had always plagued him.

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278. Elton John married his close friend and sound engineer, Renate Blauel, on Valentine's Day 1984—the marriage lasted three years.

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279. In 2003, Elton John sold the contents of his Holland Park home—expected to fetch £800,000 at Sotheby's—to modernise the decoration and to display some of his contemporary art collection.

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280. In 2001, Ravi Shankar was made an Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Elizabeth II for his "services to music".

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281. John Williams received an Honorary Doctor of Music degree from Boston College in 1993 and from Harvard University in 2017.

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282. Sir Elton Hercules Elton John is an English singer, pianist, and composer.

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283. Lou Williams has one brother, Taurus Stinnett, and one sister, Shaun Haynes.

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284. In 1975, Sir Elton John received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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285. Johann Sebastian Bach got into trouble because he let a woman perform in one of the churches in Arnstadt, a real no-go back then.

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286. Andrew Lloyd Webber's not a very good editor of his own stuff.

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287. Steve Allen helped the then-new Polaroid camera become popular by demonstrating its instant-picture capabilities during live commercials and amassed a huge financial windfall for his work because he had opted to be paid for it in Polaroid Corporation stock.

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288. Ravi Shankar was sporadically trained by Khan on tour, and Khan offered Shankar training to become a serious musician under the condition that he abandon touring and come to Maihar.

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289. On February 1, 2011, Stephen Sondheim joined former Salt Lake Tribune theatre critic Nancy Melich before an audience of 1,200 at Kingsbury Hall.

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290. George Frideric Handel used the dramatic oratorio genre for a number of secular works, chief among which are Semele and Hercules, both based on stories from Greek mythology.

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291. Ravi Shankar shortened the Sanskrit version of his first name, Ravindra, to Ravi, for "sun".

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292. Andrew Lloyd Webber is the composer of some of the world's best-known musicals.

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293. Elton John closed his sold-out concert Tuesday at Enterprise Center with "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road", but it was much more than a goodbye.

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294. Jean-Baptiste Lully died from gangrene, having struck his foot with his long conducting staff during a performance of his Te Deum to celebrate Louis XIV's recovery from surgery.

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295. Chrono Trigger takes place in a fictitious alternate timeline of Earth.

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296. Ravi Shankar was awarded India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna in 1999.

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297. Leonard Bernstein is a member of both the American Theater Hall of Fame, and the Television Hall of Fame.

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298. Quincy Jones was advised not to "compete with himself", so he went with In Cold Blood and it was the other film that ended up winning the Oscars.

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299. Andrew Lloyd Webber was recognised for his outstanding contribution to American performing arts.

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300. Johann Sebastian Bach wrote a secular cantata, No 208, Was mir behagt, to honor Duke Wilhelm's friend the Duke of Weissenfels.

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301. European Russia is the largest country in the world in terms of territory.

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302. In 1954 Leonard Bernstein made the first of his television lectures for the CBS arts program Omnibus.

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303. Elton John has received five Brit Awards, including the award for Best British Male in 1991, and awards for Outstanding Contribution to Music in 1986 and 1995.

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304. Sir Elton John formed his own label named The Rocket Record Company and signed acts to it—notably Neil Sedaka (John sang background vocals on Sedaka's "Bad Blood") and Kiki Dee, in whom he took a personal interest.

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305. Elton John worked with lyricist Gary Osborne for his 1978 release A Single Man, and in 1977 he realized his dream of recording with legendary Philadelphia soul producer Thom Bell.

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306. Paul McCartney wanted the tour to avoid large venues; most of the small halls they played had capacities of fewer than 3,000 people.

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307. Sir Elton John has received five Brit Awards, including the award for Best British Male in 1991, and awards for Outstanding Contribution to Music in 1986 and 1995.

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308. Ravi Shankar started his performing career as a dancer in Uday Shankar's troupe.

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309. Tom Waits had devised the idea of a musical play, Franks Wild Years, which would be loosely based on the eponymous song from Swordfishtrombones.

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310. Chrono Trigger tried to use leitmotifs of the Chrono Trigger main theme to create a sense of consistency in the soundtrack.

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311. Quincy Jones discovered that his paternal grandfather was of Welsh descent.

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312. Charles Mingus had once sung lyrics for one piece, "Invisible Lady", backed by the Mingus Big Band on the album, Tonight at Noon: Three of Four Shades of Love.

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313. Ravi Shankar separated from Shastri in 1981 and lived with Jones until 1986.

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314. Quincy Jones won the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1995 and the Henry Mancini and Oscar Micheaux Awards in 1999.

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315. Johann Sebastian Bach was not required to play any organ in his official duties, but it is believed he liked to play on the Paulinerkirche organ "for his own pleasure".

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316. Claude Debussy went travelling with Tchaikovsky's wealthy patroness, Nadezhda von Meck.

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317. Paul McCartney wrote his first song, "I Lost My Little Girl", on the Zenith, and composed another early tune that would become "When I'm Sixty-Four" on the piano.

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318. Elton John was estimated to have a fortune of £195million in the Sunday Times Rich List of 2011, making him one of the 10 wealthiest people in the British music industry.

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319. Paul McCartney played an Epiphone Texan on many of his acoustic recordings, but used a Martin D-28.

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320. Ravi Shankar began to perform publicly on sitar in December 1939 and his debut performance was a jugalbandi with Ali Akbar Khan, who played the string instrument sarod.

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321. Johann Sebastian Bach learned to write dramatic openings and employ the dynamic motor rhythms and harmonic schemes found in the music of Italians such as Vivaldi, Corelli, and Torelli.

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322. In 2002, Tom Waits simultaneously released two albums, Alice and Blood Money.

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323. Yoko Ono influenced Lennon to produce more "autobiographical" output and, after "The Ballad of John and Yoko", they decided it would be better to form their own band rather than put the material out under the Beatles name.

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324. Ira Gershwin contributed to the Schuyler Greene and Louis Silvers score of "Fascination", from the picture of the same name.

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325. Ravi Shankar was born in 1956 and his parents were residents of Tamil Nadu.

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326. Johann Sebastian Bach composed almost 150 chorale preludes; his earliest ones in print are from the Luneburg period.

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327. Sir Elton John was estimated to have a fortune of £195million in the Sunday Times Rich List of 2011, making him one of the 10 wealthiest people in the British music industry.

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328. Chrono Trigger used a 32-megabit cartridge with battery-backed RAM for saved games, lacking special on-cartridge coprocessors.

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