Happy Birthday, Ella Fitzgerald. The jazz legend would have turned 100 today.

Happy Birthday, Ella Fitzgerald. The jazz legend would have turned 100 today.

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Happy 87th Birthday, Günther Kieser !

 

Happy 87th Birthday, Günther Kieser !

Günther Kieser was born in 1930 in Kronberg, near Frankfurt. Trained at the Werkkunstschule in Offenbach, Kieser began his career as a free-lance artist in 1949 and founded a studio with Hans Michel in 1952. The two artists worked on projects for the German Mail Service and the Hesse radio network and started creating posters for Lippmann & Rau, founders of the first German Jazz concert agencies. Over the next decade, Kieser and Michel would design posters for the concerts by Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Oscar Peterson, and John Coltrane. 

When his partnership with Michel ended in 1962, Kieser continued to work primarily for Lippmann & Rau, producing posters that would become fixtures in the music scene. His posters were displayed in concert halls, bars and on billboards. The artist is perhaps most famous for his 1969 Jimi Hendrix Experience poster which became a symbol for a new generation.

Kieser joined the Deutscher Werkbund (German Work Federation) in 1956 and became a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) in 1964. In 1981, he became a professor for Visual Communication at the Bergische Universität in Wuppertal, a position he held until 1992. Kieser has won numerous international awards, his work has been exhibited worldwide and his posters are part of every important museum collection..

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History Today: David Bowie born in 1947

History Today: David Bowie born in 1947

The English singer, songwriter and actor David Robert Jones (professionally known as David Bowie) would have turned 70 years today. Bowie died of liver cancer in January 2016, two days after the release of his final album.

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Today in History: Pete Townshend born in 1945

Today in History: Pete Townshend born in 1945

The London-born guitarist and songwriter for the rock group The Who is celebrating his 71st birthday today.

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Happy Birthday, Ella Fitzgerald. The jazz legend would have turned 99 today.

Happy Birthday, Ella Fitzgerald. The jazz legend would have turned 99 today.

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Today in History: Jimi Hendrix dies in 1970

Today in History: Jimi Hendrix dies in 1970

45 years ago today, American musician Jimi Hendrix died after collapsing at a party in London. He was 27 years old. Hendrix was born in Seattle, Washington, but rose to fame in Britain with his band the Jimi Hendrix Experience. He was arguably one of the most influential guitarists of the 1960s and perhaps in the history of rock music.

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Happy Birthday, Pete Townsend

 

Happy Birthday, Pete Townsend
The London-born guitarist and songwriter for the rock group The Who is celebrating his 70th birthday today.