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Don Was (born Don Fagenson on September 13, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American musician and a music and record producer. September 13 is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years). ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Nickname: Motor City, Motown Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Location in Wayne County, Michigan Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Wayne County Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Area    - City 370. ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes . ...


Fagenson graduated from Oak Park High School in the Detroit suburb of Oak Park, then attended the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor but dropped out after the first year. A journeyman musician, he grew up listening to the Detroit blues sound and the jazz music of John Coltrane and Miles Davis. UM also has campuses in Dearborn and Flint. ... For the railroad company, see Ann Arbor Railroad. ... Detroit blues is blues music played by musicians resident in Detroit, Michigan, particularly that played in the 1940s and 50s. ... Jazz is an original American musical art form that originated around the start of the 20th century in New Orleans, rooted in African American musical styles blended with Western music technique and theory. ... John Coltrane John William Coltrane (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967), often known as Trane, was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. ... Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was one of the most distinguished jazz musicians of the latter half of the 20th century. ...


Using the stage name "Don Was," he formed the group Was (Not Was), making several albums in the 1980s before disbanding in 1993. However, the group has reunited for performing and recording, with two albums scheduled to be released in 2007. A jazz album, "Forever Is A Long Long Time" was released by his group, Orchestra Was, in 1996. A stage name, or a screen name, is a pseudonym used by performers (such as actors, athletes, comedians, porn stars, musicians, and clowns). ... Was (Not Was) was an R&B dance group featuring David Weiss (aka David Was), Don Fagenson (aka Don Was), Harry Bowens and Sweet Pea Atkinson. ... 33â…“ LP vinyl record for The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour album from the 1960s. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 2007 (MMVII) will be a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Don Was has earned his greatest recognition as a highly successful record producer and has produced for numerous artists including Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, George Clinton, Randy Newman, Carly Simon, Paul Westerberg, Kris Kristofferson, Bob Seger, Glenn Frey, Iggy Pop, Khaled, Stevie Nicks, Solomon Burke, Travis Tritt, Brian Wilson, Roy Orbison, Waylon Jennings, B.B. King, Jackson Browne, Ziggy Marley, Al Green, Garth Brooks, Ringo Starr, Lyle Lovett, Joe Cocker, Willie Nelson, Elton John, and several albums for Bonnie Raitt including her Nick of Time album that won the 1990 Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Was has worked with such bands as the The B-52's, Barenaked Ladies, The Black Crowes, The Presidents of the United States, Hootie and The Blowfish and others. He served as music director and/or consultant for several motion pictures such as Thelma and Louise, The Rainmaker, Hope Floats, "Phoenomenon", "Tin Cup", "Honeymoon in Vegas", "8 Seconds", "Switch", "The Freshman", "Days of Thunder", "Michael", "Pret-a-Porter", "Boys On the Side", "Toy Story" and "The Paper". Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, musician and poet who has been a major figure in popular music for five decades. ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Glenn Lewis Frey (born November 6, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as one of the founding members of rock and roll band, the Eagles. ... James Newell Osterberg, Jr. ... Khaled, New York City Concert, February 8, 2002 Khaled [خالد] is an Algerian raï musician from Oran. ... Clyde Jackson Browne (born October 9, 1948) is an American rock musician, whose introspective lyrics made him the long-haired, Southern Californian poster child of the confessional singer-songwriter movement. ... David Nesta Ziggy Marley (born October 17, 1968, Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican musician, the oldest son of Rita and Bob Marley. ... Bonnie Raitt on the cover of her album Silver Lining Arbonna Bonnie Raitt, (born November 8, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist who was born in Burbank, California, the daughter of Broadway musical star John Raitt. ... Nick of Time is a blues rock album by Bonnie Raitt, released in March of 1989 (see 1989 in music). ... The Grammy Award for Album of the Year has been awarded since 1959. ... The B-52s is a New Wave rock band from Athens, Georgia; the first of many from the college town that has become one of the most important centers in alternative rock. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The title of music director is used by many orchestras to designate the primary conductor of the orchestra. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as... Thelma and Louise Thelma and Louise is a road movie from 1991 conceived and written by Callie Khouri, co-produced and directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Geena Davis as Thelma, Susan Sarandon as Louise, and Harvey Keitel as a sympathetic detective trying to solve crimes that the two women... The Rainmaker is a 1956 film which tells the story of a middle-aged woman, suffering from unrequited love for the local town sheriff, who falls for a con man who comes to town with the promise that he can make it rain. ... Hope Floats is a 1998 American romantic drama movie directed by Forest Whitaker. ...


In 1995, Don Was earned a Grammy Award for Producer of the Year. In 1997, he directed and produced a documentary, "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times", about former-Beach Boy Brian Wilson. The film debuted at The Sundance Film Festival and won the San Francisco Film Festival's Golden Gate Award. Mr. Was received the British Academy Award (BAFTA) for Best Original Score in recognition of his compositions for the film "Backbeat". 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical has been awarded since 1975. ...


He is the father of Eve 6 drummer Tony Fagenson. Eve 6 was an alternative rock band from Southern California, who disbanded in 2004. ... Tony Fagenson (born July 18, 1978) was the drummer for punk rock band Eve 6 before it disbanded in 2004. ...


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