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Natalie Imbruglia

Natalie Imbruglia

Natalie Jane Imbruglia (born February 4, 1975) is an Australian singer and actress. The second of the four daughters of an Italian father and an Australian mother, Natalie grew up on the Central Coast, north of Sydney. Like Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue, she also played a role in the soap Neighbours before venturing into a singing career.

Her first single, "Torn" (1997), reached number 2 in the British charts, and her album Left of the Middle became a million seller. The follow up came in 2001 with the album White Lilies Island. In a 1999 cooperation with singer Tom Jones, she appeared on a track of his album Reload.

Imbruglia returned to acting in 2002 with a supporting role in British spy spoof Johnny English, playing alongside Rowan Atkinson. She married her long-time boyfriend Daniel Johns, lead singer of Silverchair, on December 31, 2003.

Discography

Albums

  • Left of the Middle (1997)
  • White Lilies Island (2001)
  • Counting Down The Days (2005)

Singles

  • "Torn" (27/10/97)
  • "Wishing I Was There" (23/02/98)
  • "Big Mistake" (17/04/98)
  • "Smoke" (16/11/1998)
  • "That Day" (29/10/2001)
  • "Wrong Impression" (11/03/2002)
  • "Beauty On The Fire" (22/07/2002)
  • "Shiver" (21/03/2005)

Appearances

  • "Troubled by the Way We Came Together" on Go O.S.T. (1999)
  • "Never Tear Us Apart" with Tom Jones on Reload (1999)
  • "Identify" on Stigmata O.S.T (1999)
  • "Cold Air" on Y Tu Mama Tambien (And Your Mother Too) O.S.T. (2001)

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She married her long-time boyfriend Daniel Johns, lead singer of Silverchair, on December 31, 2003. Berlin, King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and His Era (ISBN 0195101081) — the most authoritative book on Joplin's life. Imbruglia returned to acting in 2002 with a supporting role in British spy spoof Johnny English, playing alongside Rowan Atkinson. Edward A. In a 1999 cooperation with singer Tom Jones, she appeared on a track of his album Reload. It is still performed occasionally. The follow up came in 2001 with the album White Lilies Island. In 1974 Kenneth MacMillan created a ballet for the Royal Ballet, Elite Syncopations, based on tunes by Joplin, Max Morath and others.

Her first single, "Torn" (1997), reached number 2 in the British charts, and her album Left of the Middle became a million seller. Marvin Hamlisch's adaptation of the Joplin song "The Entertainer" reached number 3 on the Billboard magazine Hot 100 music chart in 1974, and a much wider and deeper interest in ragtime in general and Joplin in particular was created. Like Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue, she also played a role in the soap Neighbours before venturing into a singing career. The second ragtime revival was prompted by the release of the movie The Sting in 1973, which despite being set in the 1930s still anachronistically featured a Joplin soundtrack and introduced new generations to his music. The second of the four daughters of an Italian father and an Australian mother, Natalie grew up on the Central Coast, north of Sydney. The first was in the early 1950s when ragtime was regarded as a happy nostalgic music of a more innocent time. Natalie Jane Imbruglia (born February 4, 1975) is an Australian singer and actress. After Joplin's death ragtime music experienced two bursts of popularity.

"Cold Air" on Y Tu Mama Tambien (And Your Mother Too) O.S.T. (2001). Before this, his only posthumously published piece had been "Reflection Rag", put together by Stark in 1917 from fragments of Joplin melodies in Stark's archives. "Identify" on Stigmata O.S.T (1999). It had not been published in sheet-music form in Joplin's lifetime. "Never Tear Us Apart" with Tom Jones on Reload (1999). There was, however, an important find in 1971 — a piano-roll copy of the lost "Silver Swan Rag," cut sometime around 1914. "Troubled by the Way We Came Together" on Go O.S.T. (1999). After Sweatman's death in 1961 the papers were last known to go into storage during a legal battle among Sweatman's heirs; their current location is not known, nor even if they still exist.

"Shiver" (21/03/2005). However these were unfortunately few, since Joplin's music had come to be considered passť. "Beauty On The Fire" (22/07/2002). Sweatman took care of these papers and generously shared access to them to those who enquired. "Wrong Impression" (11/03/2002). Joplin's musical papers, including unpublished manuscripts, were willed to Joplin's friend and the executor of his will, musician and composer Wilber Sweatman. "That Day" (29/10/2001). Michael's Cemetery in the Astoria section of Queens.

"Smoke" (16/11/1998). He was buried in St. "Big Mistake" (17/04/98). His death did not make the headlines for two reasons: ragtime was quickly losing ground to jazz and the United States would enter World War I within days. "Wishing I Was There" (23/02/98). Joplin died there on April 1, 1917. "Torn" (27/10/97). In mid-January 1917 Joplin was hospitalized at Manhattan State Hospital in New York City, and friends recounted that he would have bursts of lucidity in which he would jot down lines of music hurriedly before relapsing.

Counting Down The Days (2005). However, the irregularities are just as likely due to the primitive technology used to record the rolls. White Lilies Island (2001). It has been claimed that the uneven nature of some of Joplin's piano rolls, such as one of the recordings of the Maple Leaf Rag mentioned above, documented the extent of Joplin's physical deterioration due to syphilis. Left of the Middle (1997). A surviving copy of the 'Pleasant Moments' roll has not yet been discovered. These are the only records of his playing we have, and are interesting for the embellishments added by Joplin to his performances.

Despite this, he recorded six piano rolls that year — Maple Leaf Rag (for Connorized and Uni-Record labels), Something Doing, Magnetic Rag, Ole Miss Rag, and Pleasant Moments (all for Connorized). He suffered later from dementia, paranoia, paralysis and other symptoms. Joplin wanted to experiment further with compositions like Treemonisha, but by 1916 he was suffering from the effects of terminal syphilis. The score to an earlier ragtime opera by Joplin, A Guest of Honor, is lost.

It was performed only once during his lifetime, in 1915. Joplin continued to experiment with other musical forms as well; after moving to New York City, Joplin attempted an ambitious ragtime opera, Treemonisha, which he produced himself at great personal expense. After some months of faltering, Joplin continued writing and publishing, and in those days before recorded music was a best-selling composer based on sales of sheet music. The first work copyrighted after Freddie's death, Bethena (1905), is a very sad, musically complex ragtime waltz.

Perhaps his dearest love, Freddie Alexander, died at age twenty just two months after they married, of complications resulting from a cold. Joplin had several marriages. Maple Leaf Rag boosted Joplin to the top of the list of ragtime performers and moved ragtime into prominence as a musical form. It has been estimated that Joplin made $360 per year on this piece in his lifetime.

Joplin received a one-cent royalty for each copy and ten free copies for his own use. In 1899, Joplin sold his most famous piece, Maple Leaf Rag to John Stark & Son, a Sedalia, Missouri, music publisher. The other five were two songs (mentioned previously), two marches, and a waltz. Of the six, only Original Rags is a ragtime piece.

By 1898 Joplin had sold six pieces for the piano, most very advanced tunes that were fine musically, but not anything special. But despite all this travelling, his home base was in Sedalia, Missouri where he moved in 1894, working as a pianist in the Maple Leaf and Black 400 clubs, both social black clubs for respectable gentlemen. In 1895, Joplin was in Syracuse, New York, selling two songs, Please Say You Will and A Picture of Her Face. What is known is that he was part of a minstel troupe in Texarkana around 1891.

He may have joined or formed various quartets and other musical groups and travelled around the midwest to sing. By the late 1880s Joplin had left home to start a life of his own. This is something that would serve him well in later years, and fuel his ambition to create a "classical" form of ragtime. He would later further his musical education by attending the George Smith College in Sedalia, studying composition. Showing musical ability at an early age, the young Joplin received piano lessons for free from a German music teacher, who gave him a well-rounded knowledge of classical music form.

By 1882 his mother had purchased a piano. After 1871 the Joplin family moved to Texarkana, Texas and Scott's mother cleaned homes so Scott could have a place to practice his music. While for many years his date of birth was thought to be November 24, 1868, new research by ragtime historian Ed Berlin has revealed that this is inaccurate. He was the second of six children.

Joplin was born near Linden, Texas to Florence Givins and Giles (sometimes listed as "Jiles") Joplin. 1867–April 1, 1917) remains the best-known ragtime musician and composer, setting the standard for the many who followed. Scott Joplin (ca. Maple Leaf Rag first section, Ogg Vorbis format, 17 seconds, 148 KB (info...).

When Your Hair Is Like the Snow (1907) lyrics by "Owen Spendthrift". Weeping Willow (1903). Wall Street Rag (1909). Treemonisha (1911).

The Sycamore (1904). Swipsey (1900) with Arthur Marshall. Sunflower Slow Drag (1901) with Scott Hayden. Sugar Cane (1908).

The Strenuous Life (1902). Stoptime Rag (1910). Something Doing (1903) with Scott Hayden. Solace (1909).

Silver Swan Rag (1971) posthumous publication. Searchlight Rag (1907). School of Ragtime (1908). Sarah Dear (1905) lyrics by Henry Jackson.

Rose Leaf Rag (1907). The Rose-bud March (1905). Reflection Rag (1917) posthumous publication. The Ragtime Dance (1906) this version was shortened and published to recoup losses from the 1902 version.

The Ragtime Dance (1902). Please Say You Will (1895). Pleasant Moments (1909). Pine Apple Rag (1908).

A Picture of Her Face (1895). Peacherine Rag (1901). Paragon Rag (1909). Palm Leaf Rag (1903).

Daniels. N. Original Rags (1899) arranged by Chas. The Nonpareil (1907).

March Majestic (1902). Maple Leaf Rag (1899). Magnetic Rag (1914). Little Black Baby (1903) lyrics by Louis Armstrong Bristol.

Lily Queen (1907) with Arthur Marshall. Leola (1905). Kismet Rag (1913) with Scott Hayden. I Am Thinking of My Pickanniny Days (1902) lyrics by Henry Jackson.

Heliotrope Bouquet (1907) with Louis Chauvin. Harmony Club Waltz (1896). Gladiolus Rag (1907). Fig Leaf Rag (1908).

Felicity Rag (1911) with Scott Hayden. The Favorite (1904). Euphonic Sounds (1909). Eugenia (1906).

The Entertainer (1902). Elite Syncopations (1902). The Easy Winners (1901). The Great Crush Collision March (1896).

Country Club (1909). Combination March (1896). Cleopha (1902). The Chrysanthemum (1904) dedicated to Freddie Alexander, Joplin's second wife.

Cascades (1904). A Breeze From Alabama (1902). Binks' Waltz (1905). Bethena (1905).

Augustan Club Waltz (1901). Antoinette (1906).

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