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Elton John’s Education Background

Singer Sir Elton JohnSir Elton Hercules John (Born Reginald Kenneth Dwight) was born March 25, 1947. John was raised in Pinner, Middlesex. His parents were Stanley and Shelia Eileen Dwight. His father was a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force. John attended Pinner Wood Junior School. He then was educated at Reddiford School and eventually Pinner County Grammar School. John attended Pinner County until the age of 17. He left school just prior to his A Level examinations. He left with intentions of pursuing a music industry career.

John’s musical talents began at an early age. He began playing the piano at age three. John was encouraged in his musical abilities by his mother. His father was not interested in his son’s music. In fact John’s father was barely present in his young son’s life. John was primarily raised by his supportive mother and his maternal grandmother. John’s education was enriched when he won a junior scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music at age eleven. John was noted as being a model student for the next five years as he attended the music academy in London.

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Keith Richards’ Education Background

Keith RichardsA members of the legendary music group, The Rolling Stones, both Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have been extremely successful. The Rollings Stones formed in London in April of 1962. They gained popularity in Europe and American. The band gained notoriety in North America during the British Invasion in the mid 1960s.

Keith Richards was born on December 18, 1943 in Dartford, Kent. He is the only child of Bert and Doris Richards. Bert Richards was a factory worker who was  injured during World War II during the Normandy Invasion. Keith Richards attended Wentworth Primary School with Mick Jagger. He went on to attend Dartforth Technical School from 1955 to 1959.

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Education Backgrounds: Members of Bon Jovi

members of bon joviBon Jovi is a successful American rock band from New Jersey. The band was formed in 1983 and the members have remained static with the exception of the bass player ever since.

Jon Bon Jovi (born John Francis Bongiovi, Jr.) was born March 2, 1962 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. He is the son of John Francis Bongiovi, Sr. a former Marine and barber and Carol Sharkey, also a former Marine and florist. Jovi has two brothers, Anthony and Matthew. Jovi attended St. Joseph High School and Sayrevillie War Memorial High School both in New Jersey.

Bon Jovi is best known for being the lead singer and founder of Bon Jovi. He can add musician, song writer, and actor to his resume as well. As a solo artist, Bon Jovi has multiple awards, including a Golden Globe and an Academy Award nomination. His albums have sold over 130 million albums worldwide. Bon Jovi was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Monmouth University in 2001.

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Celine Dion’s Education Background

Singer Celine DionCeline Marie Claudette Dion was born on March 30, 1968. She was raised in Charlemagne, Quebec, Canada. Dion is the youngest daughter of Adhemar and Therese Tanguay Dion. Dion’s parents owned a small piano bar called Le Vieux Baril. Dion is the youngest of fourteen children.

Dion’s career began very early. She grew up singing in her parent’s piano bar. Dion composed and recorded her first song at age twelve. That song was received by music manager, Rene Angelil.
Angelil’s belief in the young Dion’s talent lead him to mortgage his home in order to fund her first album. In 1981, Dion released La voix du bon Dieu (“The Voice of the Good God”). The young singer’s record became a local number one hit and made Dion an instant star in Quebec.

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Simon Cowell’s Education Background

American Idol Judge Simon CowellSimon Phillip Cowell was born on October 7, 1959 in Lambeth, London, England. He was raised in Elstree, Hertfordshire. He is the son of Eric Phillip Cowell and Julie Brett Cowell. His father was an estate agent developer and music industry executive. His mother was a former ballet dancer and socialite. Cowell has one brother and three half-brothers.

Cowell attended the independent school Dover College. He left early before attending the sixth form. After leaving school Cowell took several small jobs. He worked as a runner on Stanley Kubrick’s film The Shinning. Cowell did not last long at these menial jobs due to his inability to get along with co-workers and authorities. Eventually Cowell ended up in the mail room of his father’s company, EMI Music Publishing. Cowell’s father was and executive at EMI.

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Education Backgrounds: Members of U2

Members of the Band U2U2 is an Irish rock band from Dublin. The band was formed in 1976 when drummer, Larry Mullen posted a “musicians wanted” notice on the school bulletin board. The teenagers went on to be a world wide sensation. Producing twelve albums, multiple hit songs, and appearing in several world tours over the last 3 decades, their music is well known around the world.

Paul David Hewson, most commonly known by his stage name, Bono, was born May, 10, 1960 in Dublin. He is the son of Brendan Robert “Bob” Hewson and Iris Hewson. Bono has one brother, Norman Robert Hewson. Bono attended the local primary school, Glasnevin National School. He then attended Mount Tremple Comprehensive School, as did his future fellow band mates. Bono is the lead singer for U2 and is also known for his humanitarian efforts.

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Rebecca Black Should Spend Her “Friday” at a Music School

Rebecca Black, music artist?

When I first heard Rebecca Black’s cult favorite song, Friday, on my favorite radio station last weekend, I was slightly confused: “Is this a real song? OMG! It is. Wow… Not sure if that’s a good thing or not.”

Her hit definitely has some catchy lyrics, such as “Yesterday was Thursday, today it is Friday…Tomorrow is Saturday and Sunday comes afterwards.” However, when I first heard this song, I wondered who had accidentally put her song on auto-tune-steroids. Rebecca could have a future as a hit pop sensation, but maybe she should check out some of these famous music schools before she launches her next song on YouTube.

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Best Spring Break Road Trip Songs

If you’re afraid of falling asleep at the wheel during your Spring Break road trip, then I’ve got the perfect solution. Find some songs to keep you peppy while your friends are dozing off in the back seat. Whether you’re headed to Vegas or Mt. Rushmore, listening to those songs that either you or your parents rocked out to in high school will make that crammed car ride more bearable.

To get you started, check out this list of songs to add to your road-trip playlist:

Highway to Hell– AC/DC

Take the Money and Run– Steve Miller Band

Life in the Fast Lane– The Eagles

Drive My Car– The Beatles

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Pauly D’s Education Background

Paul DelVecchio, AKA Pauly D, is a member of the hit reality television show Jersey Shore. Like the other cast members, Pauly D is an Italian American. He is one of the best-known DJs in Rhode Island. EDUinReview will now take a look at the education background of this reality television star.

Pauly D grew up in Johnston, Rhode Island and attended high school at Johnston High School. He then began to pursue his career as a DJ. His life before Jersey Shore is actually being transformed into another television show. Pauly D says his new show will focus on “what I was doing before the Shore, into my life after the Shore, my DJing career and my entourage and all of the antics that come along with it,” according to The Examiner.

Pauly D is just a little obsessed with his looks. He does his hair twice a day and orders hair gel by the case. In order to keep his skin glowing, he has a tanning bed in his home. He is also a complete clean-freak and likes to keep his living-quarters tidy.

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San Francisco School Choirs Receive International Acclaim

Do you plop down in front of the television every Sunday night to watch your favorite show, “Glee?” If you do, you are not alone. “Gleeks,” as “Glee” fans like to call themselves, are a growing crowd and the show is quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon.

Evidently, school chorus groups are not only gaining popularity on television. In the San Francisco Bay Area, choirs are flourishing. There are currently around 40 independent choirs in the area. Many are quickly gaining recognition due to the complexity, variety, and creativity of their collaborations.

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