Gimmel

For other uses, see Gimel (letter).

Gimmel was a Finnish girl group.

In the Spring of 2002, a Popstars competition was held in Finland to find members to form a pop band. 454 young women participated in the singing tests. 25 girls made it to the final selection round. Members of the first Popstars band in Finland were Jenni Vartiainen, Susanna Korvala, Ushma Karnani, and Jonna Pirinen. After a few weeks arguments between the girls increased, and Jonna decided to leave the band. Ushma, Susanna, and Jenni continued. They decided to adopt the name Gimmel.

The word Gimmel means a renaissance wedding ring that contains three parts. Once these parts joined together a groom, a bride, and a witness. They also symbolised an endless and firm relationship. Gimmel is the third letter in the Hebrew alphabet, and it also means the number three. Other than these meanings, "gimmel" also is a slang term for slapping man's face with one's penis [source: UrbanDictionary.com (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Gimmel)]

The first single they published was Etsit muijaa seuraavaa, which was released on October 25, 2002. It sold gold in a few days and platinum in 1½ weeks. In its first week on the charts, the single rose to first in the Finnish single's chart and held that position for four weeks. Gimmel's first album Lentoon came out November 22, 2002 and just after it was published, it shot up to the number one spot in the official Finnish album chart and remained there for three weeks. In 2002, almost 85 000 copies of the album were sold, and it was the most sold album of the year.

Gimmel's second single Roviolla was released on January 27, 2003, and it got the third position in its first week in the charts. This single features a previously unpublished piece called Tatuointi. Gimmel won in three categories in Emma-gaala 2003: best pop/rock-newcomers, the début album of the year, and the most sold album of the year.

In summer 2003, they released their second album called Kaksi kertaa enemmän, and in the end of the year a music video Harmaata lunta.

The band broke up October 16th 2004.


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The band broke up October 16th 2004. Besides remaining original members, "The Dead" usually feature a few rotating musicians on their tours to fill the missing guitar and keyboard slots. In summer 2003, they released their second album called Kaksi kertaa enemmän, and in the end of the year a music video Harmaata lunta. Other variants had been tried since 1996, but this was the first use of the word "Dead" in the name. Gimmel won in three categories in Emma-gaala 2003: best pop/rock-newcomers, the début album of the year, and the most sold album of the year. Remaining members came together as "The Dead" in 2003. This single features a previously unpublished piece called Tatuointi. The Grateful Dead broke up in 1995 after the death of Jerry Garcia.

Gimmel's second single Roviolla was released on January 27, 2003, and it got the third position in its first week in the charts. Because the of the technology available at the time, this resulted in poor vocal quality. In 2002, almost 85 000 copies of the album were sold, and it was the most sold album of the year. They sang into the top microphone, while the bottom microphone picked up sound from the wall, the sound wave from the bottom microphone was then inverted and inserted into the top microphone output. In its first week on the charts, the single rose to first in the Finnish single's chart and held that position for four weeks. Gimmel's first album Lentoon came out November 22, 2002 and just after it was published, it shot up to the number one spot in the official Finnish album chart and remained there for three weeks. There were two microphones, a top and bottom. It sold gold in a few days and platinum in 1½ weeks. Because the wall had to be placed behind the band, vocalists sang into a phase canceling microphone setup, to elimante feedback.

The first single they published was Etsit muijaa seuraavaa, which was released on October 25, 2002. The wall was built up over time, several speakers were added each year until the wall was 32 feet high and weighed several thousand pounds. Other than these meanings, "gimmel" also is a slang term for slapping man's face with one's penis [source: UrbanDictionary.com (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Gimmel)]. The Wall of Sound was an enormous structure of speakers. Gimmel is the third letter in the Hebrew alphabet, and it also means the number three. On February 14, 2003, (as they said) "reflecting the reality that [was]," they renamed themselves The Dead, keeping "Grateful" retired out of respect for Garcia. They also symbolised an endless and firm relationship. The mid-2002 fall tour of The Other Ones, with Bob, Bill, Phil and Mickey, was so successful and satisfying that the band decided the name was no longer appropriate.

Once these parts joined together a groom, a bride, and a witness. The remaining members occasionally got together under the pseudonym Crusader Rabbit Stealth Band during the late 1990s, infrequently playing unannounced shows. The word Gimmel means a renaissance wedding ring that contains three parts. Though some of them occasionally toured through the late 1990s under the name "The Other Ones" they mainly chose to pursue various solo projects: most notably Bob Weir's Ratdog, Phil Lesh and Friends and Mickey Hart's music for the 1996 Olympics. They decided to adopt the name Gimmel. Following Garcia's death in 1995, the remaining members formally decided to retire the name "Grateful Dead". Ushma, Susanna, and Jenni continued. All three series of releases continue to this day.

After a few weeks arguments between the girls increased, and Jonna decided to leave the band. A series of videos began to trickle out of "The Vault", starting with View From the Vault (recorded in Pittsburgh on July 8, 1990 at Three Rivers Stadium) and View from the Vault II (recorded in Washington, DC on June 14, 1991 at RFK Stadium). Members of the first Popstars band in Finland were Jenni Vartiainen, Susanna Korvala, Ushma Karnani, and Jonna Pirinen. There have been at least 31 DP releases as of March 2004. 25 girls made it to the final selection round. Starting in 1991, the Grateful Dead released numerous live concerts from their archives in two concurrent series: the From the Vault releases are multi-track remixes, whereas the Dick's Picks series are based on two-track mixes made at the time of the recording. 454 young women participated in the singing tests. In the 1980s, the band scored a top 40 hit "Touch of Grey" which garnered a much younger and more mainstream fandom that was considered sharply different from the traditional Dead Heads.

In the Spring of 2002, a Popstars competition was held in Finland to find members to form a pop band. The band allowed sharing of tapes of their shows, as long as no profits were made on the sale of their show tapes. Gimmel was a Finnish girl group. For many years, almost all of their shows would have dedicated taping sections. In contrast to many other bands, the Grateful Dead encouraged their fans to tape their shows. Many of their fans, commonly referred to as Dead Heads, would follow the band on tour.

A hallmark of their concert sets were continuous sets of music where each song would blend into the next (a segue). Musically this may be illustrated in that the band not only improvised within the form of a song, yet also improvised with the forms. The band was famous for their extended jams, which showcased both individual improvisation as well as a singularly unique "group-mind" improvisation where each of the band members improvised individually, while still blending spaghetti together as a cohesive musical unit, often engaging in extended improvisational flights of fancy. Their numerous studio albums were generally collections of new songs that had been initially played in concert. With the exception of 1975, the Grateful Dead toured regularly around the USA from the winter of 1965 until July 9, 1995—with a few detours to Canada and Europe (see the albums Dick's Picks 7, Hundred Year Hall, Steppin' Out with the Grateful Dead, and Europe '72) and 3 nights at the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt in 1978.

Touring was the hallmark of the Grateful Dead. Robert Hunter and John Perry Barlow were the band's lyricists. For a year and a half, Welnick was often joined by special guest Bruce Hornsby on piano. Almost immediately, former Tubes keyboardist Vince Welnick joined on keyboards and vocals.

He became the third Dead keyboardist to die. Brent Mydland was the keyboardist for the Dead for 11 years until his death in 1990. Keith Godchaux died in a car accident in 1980. In early 1972, Keith's wife, Donna Jean Godchaux, joined the Dead as a backing vocalist. Keith and Donna were fired from the band in 1979, and Brent Mydland joined as keyboardist and vocalist.

Two years later in late 1971, Pigpen was joined by another keyboardist, Keith Godchaux, who played grand piano alongside Pigpen's Hammond B3 organ. Tom "TC" Constanten played keyboards alongside Pigpen from 1968 to 1970. Hart rejoined the Dead for good in 1974. Hart quit the Grateful Dead in 1971, embarassed by the actions of his father, Dead money manager Lenny Hart (for whom the song "He's Gone" is penned), leaving Kruetzmann once again as the sole drummer.

Bill Kruetzmann played drums, and in September 1967 was joined by a second drummer, New York native Mickey "Cow-Bell" Hart, who also played a wide variety of other percussion instruments. All of the previously mentioned members shared vocal duties. Bob Weir (usually referred to as "Bobby"), the youngest member of the group, played rhythm guitar. Bluesman Ron "Pigpen" McKernan played keyboards, harmonica and was an inspirational vocalist until his death in 1973. Bandleader Jerry Garcia played lead guitar and classically trained musician Phil Lesh played bass guitar.

These records featured the band's laid-back acoustic musicianship and more traditional song structures. The 1969 live album Live/Dead did capture more of their essence, but commercial success did not come until American Beauty and Workingman's Dead, both released in 1970. The early records reflected their live repertoire—lengthy instrumental jams with guitar solos by Garcia, best exemplified by "Dark Star"—but lacked the energy of the shows and did not sell terribly well. These various influences were distilled into a unique new music that was a synthesis of all American folk music forms to-date; it paid homage to previous forms, and also reflected a sense of adventure and a continuous quest for the "musical unknown"; more often than not, exploration and a search for continual newness were the hallmarks of their live performances.

Their musical influences varied widely with input from the psychedelic music of the era, combined with rhythm and blues, jazz, and country. These events are covered in detail in Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. Playing originally as The Warlocks, and later "Grateful Dead" (a name chosen at random from the dictionary by Jerry Garcia), they became the de facto resident band of Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters, with the early sound heavily influenced by Kesey's LSD-soaked Acid Tests as well as Rhythm and Blues . The band's numerous fans, called Dead Heads, were renowned for their dedication to the band's music; many followed the Dead from concert to concert for years.

The Grateful Dead was known for its unique and eclectic songwriting style, which fused elements of rock, folk music, bluegrass, blues, country, jazz, and for long modal jams. The Grateful Dead was an American rock band, which was formed in 1965 in San Francisco from the remnants of another band, Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions. Vince Welnick - vocals, keyboards (1990 - 1995). Brent Mydland - vocals, keyboards (1979 - 1990).

Donna Jean Godchaux - vocals (1972 - 1979). Keith Godchaux - keyboards (1971 - 1979). Tom Constanten - keyboards (1968 - 1970). Mickey Hart - drums (1967 - 1971, 1975 - 1995).

Ron "Pigpen" McKernan - keyboards, vocals, harmonica, percussion (1965 - 1973). Bill Kreutzmann - drums (1965 - 1995). Phil Lesh - bass, vocals (1965 - 1995). Bob Weir - guitar vocals (1965 - 1995).

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