Boys Don't Cry (band)
Boys Don't Cry was a British studio band who had one hit in the United States, "I Wanna Be a Cowboy", which peaked at #12 in 1984.
On July 30, 1997, co-writer Nick Richards and Brian Chatton sued Paula Cole, Warner Brothers Records, and Imago Records for $7 million in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, claiming that Cole's remix "Where have all the Cowboys Gone?" used the phrase "I wanna be a cowboy" 24 times in the same style and syntax as their song and constituted copyright infringement.
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District Court for the Central District of California, claiming that Cole's remix "Where have all the Cowboys Gone?" used the phrase "I wanna be a cowboy" 24 times in the same style and syntax as their song and constituted copyright infringement. He also has appeared in Totally Blonde in 2001 and in The Snow Walker in 2003. On July 30, 1997, co-writer Nick Richards and Brian Chatton sued Paula Cole, Warner Brothers Records, and Imago Records for $7 million in the U.S. Bublé has also appeared in a variety of films in the past few years including his appearance as a karaoke singer in Duets opposite Gwyneth Paltrow and Huey Lewis. Boys Don't Cry was a British studio band who had one hit in the United States, "I Wanna Be a Cowboy", which peaked at #12 in 1984. The album also reached the Australian top 50 of the album charts as at the end of April and the Billboard 200 album charts. He released a live album and video in April 2004 with the video reaching the top 10 of the Billboard video charts.
The title track reached the Australian top 40 in the singles charts, ironically in mid-summer in that country. Bublé released a Christmas EP Let It Snow in late 2003. Bublé won the "Best New Talent" award at the Juno Awards of 2004 and his self-titled album was nominated for "Album of the Year" losing out to Sam Roberts. His third single "Sway", originally performed by Dean Martin also reached the top 30 of the adult contemporary chart while a Junkie XL remix of the song has reached the top 20 in Australia as at May 2004.
"How Can You Mend A Broken Heart" reached the top 30 of the Billboard adult contemporary chart as well. His version of "Kissing A Fool" by George Michael was released as a single from the album and reached the top 30 of the Billboard adult contemporary chart. The album has reached the top 50 of the Billboard 200 album charts. Chart success in the UK, US, Australia and elsewhere soon followed with the album going platinum and reaching the top ten of the album charts in the UK and Canada and going all the way to #1 in Australia.
The album was released in early 2003 and soon entered the Canadian album charts. Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees sang back up vocals on Bublé's version of the group's "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart". The album features a range of standards from various eras including "Fever", "The Way You Look Tonight", "For Once In My Life", Van Morrison's "Moondance" and Lou Rawls' "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine". Foster signed Bublé to his '143' record label and he started recording a self-titled album 2001 with Foster as producer.
Mulroney introduced Bublé to David Foster, a multi-Grammy awarding producer and a Warner Brothers record executive who had worked with Josh Groban previously. Michael Bublé's career breakthrough came when he sang Kurt Weill's "Mack The Knife" at the wedding of Brian Mulroney's daughter Caroline in 2000. Bublé received two Genie Awards in 2000 for songs he wrote for the film Here's To Life starring Eric McCormack. He recorded a couple of independent albums one as a present to his grandfather.
He also appeared in an episode of Death Game in 1996. He appeared as Elvis in a Red Rock Diner road show and sung as a star of a musical revue called Forever Swing. For the next few years, Michael Bublé pursued a musical career without great success. Not discouraged, Bublé won first prize in a Canadian Youth Talent Search at the age of 17.
Bublé's grandfather encouraged him to learn the standards that he loved and to enter a talent contest in Vancouver which he won before a later disqualification for being underage. I wanted to be a singer and I knew that this was the music that I wanted to sing.". It was like seeing my future flash before me. the way a song should be for me.
The lyrics were so romantic, so real.. Although I like rock & roll and modern music, the first time my granddad played me the Mills Brothers, something magical happened. He was the one who opened me up to a whole world of music that seemed to have been passed over by my generation. "My grandfather was really my best friend growing up.
On his website Bublé highlights the importance of his grandfather in encouraging his musical tastes. He grew up listening to his grandfather's collection of jazz records. Michael Bublé was born in Burnaby, British Columbia in 1975. A 2004 live album and video "Come Fly With Me" is in the Billboard music video charts as at May 1 2004 and has reached the top 40 album charts in Australia.
While achieving modest chart success in the US, his 2003 self-titled album has reached the top ten in Canada, the UK and Australia. Michael Bublé (born 9 September 1975) is a Canadian crooner jazz singer and actor. CTV article (http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1047339541736_98/?hub=Entertainment/). Internet Movie Database entry (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0117826/).
VH1 Michael Bublé artist page (http://www.vh1.com/artists/az/buble_michael/albums.jhtml/). Michael Bublé home page (http://www.michaelbuble.com/home.php/). The Snow Walker (2003). Totally Blonde (2001).
Duets (2000). It's Time (2005). Come Fly With Me (2004). Let It Snow (EP) (2003).
Michael Bublé (2003). Dream (2002). Babulu (2001).