As with many of the other English beat groups of the '60s, Alvin Lee cut his musical teeth in Hamburg, Germany in a band called the Jaybirds. By 1966, back in England, he had changed the name of his band to Ten Years After and was rapidly becoming a major attraction because of the virtuosity of his solo work…
Historian Ben Woolley discusses the attitudes to science, experimentation and even death that 18th century painting so perfectly captured in Joseph Wright of Derby's An Experiment on a Bird In The Air Pump. Ben Woolley tells the story of a neglected masterpiece: Joseph Wright of Derby's An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump. Until recently, Wright was dismissed by many art critics as a minor provincial but Wright was in fact a virtuoso painter whose scientific paintings give a unique insight into the Enlightenment in Britain. Ben Woolley's deconstruction of this epic painting takes him from Wright's birthplace in Derby to East Germany, where he witnesses a reconstruction of the famous Magdeburg hemispheres experiment. He visits London's Royal Society and uncovers the strange history of animal experimentation in the 18th century.
Millions of participants every week build their fitness in a LES MILLS® class. The 10 LES MILLS® group fitness programs, including BODYPUMP® and BODYCOMBAT®, are taught by 90,000 certified instructors in more than 14,000 licensed clubs around the world. From its base in Auckland, New Zealand, Les Mills renews each exercise-to-music program every three months with new choreography, newly licensed music, and updated instructor education.
June and her friends take over a service station formerly run by her uncle. They perform every trick in the book to attract the customers.
The Five Man Electrical Band (originally The Staccatos 1963-9) was a Canadian rock group from Ottawa, best known for their 1971 hit single "Signs". "Signs" was written by Les Emmerson and reached #3 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in August 1971.
The second volume of U2's Best of Collection, covering the years 1990-2000, was released on November 4th, 2002. A limited edition 'Best of the B-sides' was also released, along with a new single Electrical Storm and, the following month, a 'Best Of 1990 - 2000' DVD. This second volume of U2's Best Of collection covered the years from 1990 to 2000 and its sixteen tracks are highlights of the albums Achtung Baby, Zooropa, Passengers: Original Soundtracks 1, Pop and All That You Can't Leave Behind. Two brand new tracks were also recorded for this set, Electrical Storm and The Hands That Built America featured on the soundtrack to the Martin Scorsese movie The Gangs Of New York. In addition, four songs, Discotheque, Gone, Numb and Staring At The Sun were substantially reworked by producer Mike Hedges.