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Son House

Live At Gaslight Cafe, 1965 2000. In Concert Live 1996. Son House - 1965-1969 Mostly TV Appearances Private Record Pr-01. John The Revelator - 1970 London Sessions Sequel Cd 207. Blues From The Mississippi Delta W / Short 1964 Folkways 2467. Grea ...

Paul Pena

Pena was born in Hyannis, Massachusetts. Pena spoke Cape Verdean Creole with his family while growing up. His grandfather, Francisco Pena, and father, Joaquim "Jack" Pena, were both professional musicians, and taught Paul to play Cape Verdean music.

Hank Williams

Hank Williams, Sr., born Hiram King Williams, was an American singer-songwriter and musicians. Williams is known as "the Father of Country and Western Music", because his songs were some of the first to come from that genre. As with many musical ...

Bert Jansch

Herbert "Bert" Jansch was a Scottish singer-songwriter regarded as one of Britains great folk guitarists. He was born in Glasgow, but his parents were German. After his father left the family they moved to Edinburgh. Jansch made his own guitar by ...

Thomas Morley

Thomas Morley was an English composer, music theorist and organist. He was the most important English composer of madrigals. He studied the madrigals by Italian composers and created the tradition of the English madrigal, a tradition that became ...

Paul Steinitz

Paul Steinitz was an English conductor and organist. He was one of the first musicians in the 20th century to make a careful study of the way that music by Johann Sebastian Bach should be performed so that it would sound like it used to in Bach’s ...

Thomas Tallis

Thomas Tallis was the most important English composer of his generation. We know very little about Tallis’s youth. He may have started his career as organist at Dover and then Waltham Abbey. After the Dissolution of the monasteries he had a job a ...

Thomas Weelkes

Thomas Weelkes was an English composer and organist. He is one of the greatest composers of madrigals of his time as well as great composer of church music.

Cesar Franck

Cesar Franck, was a composer, organist and music teacher of Belgian and German origin who lived in France. He was one of the great musicians of his time. He was organist at the church of Sainte Clotilde in Paris for more than 30 years, and he tau ...

Camille Saint-Saens

Camille Saint-Saens was a French composer, pianist and organist. He was one of the greatest composers of his day. He composed lots of music of different kinds. Among his best works are his Symphony no 3, Piano Concerto no 2, Violin Concerto no 3, ...

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach was a famous German composer and organist. He was the son of Johann Sebastian Bach, who taught him to play the harpsichord and organ. Johann Sebastian wrote some pieces and put them in a book called Notebook for Wilhelm Fr ...

Dietrich Buxtehude

Dietrich Buxtehude was a German composer and organist. He is one of the most important composers of the mid-Baroque period. He is best known for his organ works which are very often heard at recitals and church services. He also wrote a lot of ex ...

Johann Pachelbel

Johann Pachelbel, baptized 1 September, 1653, died Nurnberg, buried 9 March, 1706) was a German composer and organist. He is very famous for his organ music. He also wrote other keyboard music and music for the Protestant church. His Canon in D h ...

Sebastian Aguilera de Heredia

Sebastian Aguilera de Heredia was a Spanish organist and composer. Aguilera was born in Zaragoza, Spain on about August 15, 1561. We do not know much about his early life. He was ordained as a priest in January 1584. In 1585 he became organist at ...

Antonio de Cabezon

Antonio de Cabezon was a Spanish composer and organist of the Renaissance. He was blind from early childhood. He is best known for the music he composed for the organ.

Francisco Correa de Arauxo

Francisco Correa de Arauxo was an important Spanish organist, composer, and theorist in the last years of the Renaissance and early years of the Baroque period.

Duke Ellington

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was an American composer, pianist, and Big band leader. He was one of the most important musicians in the history of recorded music, and is called one of the greatest figures in jazz music. He also played blues, go ...

Ethelbert Nevin

Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin was an American pianist and composer. He is remembered for a small number of romantic songs and piano pieces which became extremely popular in the early 20th century.

Pinetop Smith

Clarence Smith, better known as Pinetop Smith or Pine Top Smith was an American boogie-woogie style blues pianist. His hit tune, "Pine Tops Boogie Woogie," featured rhythmic "breaks" that were an essential ingredient of ragtime music. In 1991, he ...

Rosa Speer

Rosa Nell Powell was an American southern gospel singer who sang with the well-known Speer Family. She was born in Double Springs, Alabama, the second child of George Thomas "GT" Speer and Lena Speer, who led and helped founded the family group. ...

Alfred Cortot

Alfred Denis Cortot was a French-Swiss pianist and conductor. He is one of the most famous 20th century musicians. He was especially known for his playing of piano music by 19th century Romantic composers such as Chopin and Schumann. He formed a ...

Hans von Bulow

Hans von Bulow was a German conductor and pianist. He was one of the most famous conductors of the 19th century as well as being a famous pianist. He is especially remembered for his conducting of the operas of Richard Wagner.

Adolf von Henselt

Adolf von Henselt, Silesia, October 10 1889) was a German pianist and composer. He had piano lessons from Hummel in Weimar. When he was a young man he played in concerts all over Germany. Then he went to Russia where he was very successful and he ...

Anton Rubinstein

Anton Rubinstein was a Russian pianist and composer. Rubinstein and Franz Liszt were thought to be the greatest pianists of the 19th century. He was very important as a teacher and influenced many Russian musicians. He composed lots of music, alt ...

Nikolai Rubinstein

Nikolai Grigoryevich Rubinstein was a Russian pianist and composer. He was the younger brother of Anton Rubinstein and a close friend of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The Rubinstein family were middle-class Jewish people. Like his brother Anton, Niko ...

Isaac Albeniz

Isaac Albeniz was a Spanish composer and pianist. He wrote a lot of piano music. His best known work is the collection of 12 piano pieces called Iberia which have lots of exciting Spanish rhythms. These pieces are very difficult to play. He also ...

Heinrich Biber

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber von Bibern was a Bohemian-Austrian composer and violinist. He was the most famous German violinist of his time. He is particularly famous for his violin sonatas.

Johann Strauss II

Johann Strauss II was an Austrian composer, conductor and violinist. His father, also called Johann, was also a very famous composer, and is now known as Johann Strauss I while his eldest son is called Johann Strauss II. Strauss became very famou ...

Thomas Linley the younger

Thomas Linley was an English composer and violinist. He was born in the same year as Mozart and, like Mozart, he was an astonishing child prodigy. He would almost certainly have been one of England’s greatest composers if he had not died at the a ...

Fender Precision Bass

The Fender Precision Bass is an electric bass that has been made by Fender since 1951. It was the first popular electric bass to be made and has four strings with one split coil humbucking pickup. It was also the first bass guitar to have a solid ...

Alligator

Alligator is a genus in the order Crocodilia. There are two living species: the American alligator and the smaller Chinese alligator. Together with the caimans, the gharials, and the crocodiles, they make up the order Crocodilia. The first alliga ...

Petrolacosaurus

Petrolacosaurus was a small, 40-centimetre long animal, the earliest diapsid known. It lived during the later Carboniferous period. The strata where it was found in Kansas are of Pennsylvanian age, approximately 302 million years old. Its diet wa ...

Shonisaurus

Shonisaurus is the largest ichthyosaur, and the largest extinct marine animal that has yet been found. It was found first in rocks of the Upper Triassic in Nevada, and later in British Columbia.

Australian Kelpie

The Australian Kelpie, or simply Kelpie, is an Australian sheepdog. The word Kelpie is Gaelic and means "water sprite". They are very successful at herding and driving livestock with little or no guidance. The Kelpie is a medium-sized dog. They c ...

Monarch butterfly

The monarch butterfly is an insect in the Nymphalidae family. It is the best-known butterfly in North America. Monarchs are known for their long annual migrations. In North America, they travel long distances south in the fall, and north in the s ...

Dinosaur

Dinosaurs and Dinosauria are a varied group of Archosaur reptiles. They were the dominant land animals of the Mesozoic era. Over 500 different genera of dinosaurs are known. Fossils of dinosaurs have been found on every continent, and there are s ...

Dinosaur brains and intelligence

Dinosaur brains and intelligence are interesting topics. Dinosaurs were once regarded as stupid animals, but it is now realised that some of the smaller carnivores had above average intelligence for reptiles. This idea led to exaggerated portraya ...

Dinosaur size

Dinosaur size has long been of interest to the scientific and the public. Dinosaurs show some of the most extreme variations in size of any land animal group, ranging from the tiny hummingbirds, which can weigh as little as three grams, to the ex ...

Magnosaurus

Magnosaurus was a theropod dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic of England. The main species, Magnosaurus nethercombensis has poorly preserved remains. It has often been confused with or included in Megalosaurus. In 1923, German paleontologist Fried ...

Planet Dinosaur

Planet Dinosaur is a six-part documentary television series produced by the BBC, narrated by John Hurt, first aired in the United Kingdom in 2011, produced by VFX studio Jellyfish Pictures. It is the first major dinosaur-related series for BBC On ...

Siamosaurus

Siamosaurus is a carnivorous theropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of Thailand. It is only known from fossil teeth, so paleontologists dont know much about its size, but it might have reached a length of 9.1 meters. The teeth that were disc ...

Tuojiangosaurus

Tuojiangosaurus is an armoured dinosaur that lived during the upper Jurassic period approximately 150 million years ago Tuojiangosaurus comes from Szechuan, China. Ancient Chinese records tell of local villagers selling mythical dragon bones to m ...

Columbian mammoth

The Columbian mammoth, or Imperial mammoth, was a species of mammoth which lived late in the Pleistocene period. Its remains have been found in Canada, the United States, Nicaragua and Mexico. The Columbian mammoth went extinct at the end of the ...

Deinotherium

Deinotherium was a large proboscidean related to modern elephants. Their shorted trunk and downward curving tusks are notable. There were several species of Deinotherium that inhabited parts of Africa, Asia and Europe. The Deinotherium was larger ...

Eritherium

Eritherium is an extinct genus of early Proboscidean. It was discovered in Morocco. It was first named by Emmanuel Gheerbrant in 2009 and the type species is Eritherium azzouzorum. Eritherium is the oldest, smallest and most primitive known eleph ...

Gomphothere

The Gomphotheres were a varied family of extinct elephant-like animals – the Gomphotheriidae. They had a wide distribution. They were common in North America during the Miocene and Pliocene epochs, 12–1.6 million years ago. Some lived in parts of ...

Gomphotherium

Gomphotherium is an extinct genus of proboscid which evolved in the lower Miocene of North America. It survived from 13.65–1.7 million years ago. They spread to Asia, Europe and Africa after a drop in sea level allowed them to cross over. It surv ...

Mammoth

Mammoths were hairy elephants of the genus Mammuthus. They lived in Europe until 4.500 years ago, and were adapted to cold climate. They were killed off by hunters and climate change. They lived in the Pliocene and Pleistocene epochs. In the Plei ...

Platybelodon

Platybelodon was a Gomphothere. These are extinct large herbivores related to modern elephants. They are commonly known as shovel tuskers. Platybelodon lived during the Miocene, about 15–4 million years ago in Africa, Europe, Asia and North America.

Bear dog

The Amphicyonidae or bear dogs, is an extinct family of large terrestrial carnivores. They belonged to the dog-like suborder Caniformia. It had a wide distribution in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. They lived from the Eocene epoch to th ...

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Pino - logical board game which is based on tactics and strategy. In general this is a remix of chess, checkers and corners. The game develops imagination, concentration, teaches how to solve tasks, plan their own actions and of course to think logically. It does not matter how much pieces you have, the main thing is how they are placement!

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