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Michael Sembello (born April 17, 1954 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American musician. He began his career as a professional musician by becoming a studio guitarist. The list of pop music personalities he worked with, or wrote for, includes Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Chaka Khan, George Benson, Barbra Streisand, Stanley Clarke and Donna Summer. April 17 is the 107th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (108th in leap years). ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Morris[1] on May 13, 1950), is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, musician, and social activist. ... The Temptations (often abbreviated as The Tempts or The Temps) are an American Motown singing group whose repertoire has included doo-wop, soul, psychedelia, funk, disco, R&B, and adult contemporary. ... For other people named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Album cover of What Cha Gonna Do For Me? Best known for her 1984 cover of Princes I Feel for You, R&B singer Chaka Khan enjoyed solo success as well as popularity as a member of the funk band Rufus. ... This is an article about George Benson, Jazz musician. ... Barbara Joan Streisand, sometimes known by her nickname Babs, (born April 24, 1942 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American singer, theatre and film actress, composer, film producer and director. ... Stanley Clarke (born 30 June 1951) is an American musician known for his innovative and influential work on double bass and bass guitar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


He released his first solo album in 1983, and the song "Maniac" was selected for inclusion in the blockbuster movie Flashdance. This song went on to become the third highest grossing song from a soundtrack. His contribution to that soundtrack was rewarded with a Grammy in 1983 for Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special. 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Flashdance is a 1983 musical/romance film co-written by Tom Hedley (story/screenplay) and Joe Eszterhas, directed by Adrian Lyne, and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Don Simpson. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music...


Sembello has done considerable soundtrack work, including such movies as Cocoon, Gremlins and Independence Day. Cocoon is a 1985 science fiction film about a group of elderly humans who were rejuvenated by aliens. ... Gremlins is an American horror-comedy film directed by Joe Dante and released in 1984. ... Independence Day is an American action movie about an attempted alien takeover of the Earth. ...


His later career has been focused on Eastern music and spirituality. Sembello has recorded his vocals in six languages. He is continually releasing albums, and is planning to return to the eastern US to continue his recording career.


Discography

Albums

  • 1983: Bossa Nova Hotel – #80 US
  • 1986: Without Walls
  • 1992: Caravan of Dreams
  • 1997: Backwards in Time

Singles

  • 1983: "Maniac" – #1 US #43 UK
  • 1983: "Automatic Man" – #34 US

External links

  • Michael Sembello's official website

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Michael Sembello - definition of Michael Sembello in Encyclopedia (210 words)
Michael Sembello was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania April 17, 1954
Sembello has done considerable soundtrack work, including such movies as Cocoon, Gremlins, and Independence Day.
Sembello has recorded his vocals in six languages.
Michael Sembello - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (199 words)
He began his career as a professional musician by becoming a studio guitarist, and his credits include working with, or writing for, a Who's Who of popular music.
He released his first solo album in 1983, and the song "Maniac' was selected for inclusion in the blockbuster movie Flashdance.
His contribution to that soundtrack was rewarded with a Grammy in 1983 for Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special.
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