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Crowded House are a pop rock band formed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1985 by lead-vocalist and primary songwriter, New Zealand-born Neil Finn.
Queen Elizabeth II bestowed an OBE on both Neil and Tim Finn, in June 1993, for their contribution to the music of New Zealand.
Neil Finn had decided to end the band to concentrate on his solo career and the Finn Brothers project with Tim.
Neil Finn ( vocals, guitar, piano ) and drummer Paul Hester ( ex-The Cheks, Deckchairs Overboard ) were former members of New Zealand band Split Enz, which spent part of 1975-6 in Australia and several years in England.
Neil is the younger brother of Split Enz founding member Tim Finn, who joined Crowded House in 1990 on vocals, guitars and keyboards for the album Woodface.
L to R: Paul Hester, Neil Finn, Nick Seymour. Thanks to their Split Enz connection, the newly formed Crowded House had an established Australasian fanbase.
As the band's primary songwriter, Neil Finn was under pressure to create a second album to match their debut and the band joked that one potential title for the new release was Mediocre Follow-Up.
Neil Finn and his brother Tim recorded songs they had co-written for their own album, Finn.
Following the recording sessions with Tim, Neil began writing and recording a third Crowded House album with Hester and Seymour, but these tracks were rejected by the record company, so Neil asked Tim if Crowded House could use the Finn songs.
In June 1993 the New Zealand Government recommended that the Queen award an OBE to Neil and Tim Finn for their contribution to the music of New Zealand.
Neil Finn ( left ) and Mark Hart
The concert featured the line-up of Neil Finn, Nick Seymour, Mark Hart and Paul Hester.
Neil Finn released two solo studio albums, Try Whistling This ( 1998 ) and One Nil ( 2001 ), as well as two live albums, Sessions at West 54th ( 2000 ) and 7 Worlds Collide ( 2001 ).
Tim Finn had resumed his solo career after leaving the group in 1992 and he also worked with Neil on a second Finn Brothers album, Everyone Is Here, which was released in 2004.
Writing in 2010 Neil Finn said, " When we lost Paul it was like someone pulled the rug out from underneath everything, a terrible jolt out of the dark blue.
Matt Sherrod, Dublin, 2007. In 2006 Neil Finn asked Nick Seymour to play bass on his third solo album.
As the recording sessions progressed it was decided that the album would be issued under the Crowded House band name, rather than as a Neil Finn solo album.
As the primary songwriter for the band, Neil Finn has always set the tone for the band's sound.
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* Trouser Press commentary on Crowded House, Neil Finn and Tim Finn discography

Neil and was
Kennedy's goal was accomplished on the Apollo 11 mission when astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed their Lunar Module ( LM ) on the Moon on July 20, 1969 and walked on its surface while Michael Collins remained in lunar orbit in the command spacecraft, and all three landed safely on Earth on July 24.
The key ingredient was Leon Neil Cooper's calculation of the bound states of electrons subject to an attractive force in his 1956 paper, " Bound Electron Pairs in a Degenerate Fermi Gas ".
This connection was first formally made by Dr George Bennett of the Australian Museum in 1871, but in the early 1990s, palaeontologist Pat Vickers-Rich and geologist Neil Archbold also cautiously suggested that Aboriginal legends " perhaps had stemmed from an acquaintance with prehistoric bones or even living prehistoric animals themselves ...
Cannibalism was reported by the journalist Neil Davis during the South East Asian wars of the 1960s and 1970s.
The early disco sound was largely an urban American phenomenon with producers and labels such as SalSoul Records ( Ken, Joe and Stanley Cayre ), West End Records ( Mel Cheren ), Casablanca ( Neil Bogart ), and Prelude ( Marvin Schlachter ) to name a few.
Of the previously unreleased songs, " Down to the Wire " features the New Orleans pianist Dr. John with Buffalo Springfield on an item from their shelved Stampede album ; " Love Is a Rose " was a minor hit for Linda Ronstadt in 1975 ; " Winterlong " received a cover by Pixies on the Neil Young tribute album from 1989, The Bridge ; and " Campaigner " is a Young song critical of Richard Nixon.
For many years, Decade was the only Neil Young compilation album available.
The following year, Treasures, an album of covers of 1960s and ' 70s hits was released, and featured a diverse collection of material, including songs by Mac Davis, Pete Seeger, Kris Kristofferson, Cat Stevens, Neil Young, and Joni Mitchell.
A second and more contemporary collaboration with Harris and Ronstadt, Trio II ( 1999 ), was released and its cover of Neil Young's " After the Gold Rush " won a Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals.
The first EVA on the lunar surface was performed by Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on July 21, 1969 ( UTC ), after the Apollo 11 Moon landing.
It was on the sets of Dementia 13 that he met his future wife Eleanor Jessie Neil.
Although this phenomenon was nothing new, ( the most famous example being Neil Blaney's " Donegal Mafia ") it increased significantly from the early 90's particularly in the Dublin Region with former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern's " Drumcondra mafia " and the separate groups supporting Tom Kitt and Séamus Brennan in Dublin South largely separate from the official party structure.
Lieutenant-General Neil Ritchie had decided not to hold the defences on the Egyptian border, because the defensive plan there relied on his infantry holding defended localities, while a strong armoured force was held back in reserve to foil any attempts to penetrate or outflank the fixed defences.
My Favorite Headache, Lee's first solo album, was released on November 14, 2000 while Rush was on a hiatus due to tragedies in drummer Neil Peart's life.
At first, the band was under-rehearsed and played poorly, but improved markedly with steady gigging and received rapturous responses at the Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin, Texas and at a filmed concert at Liberty Hall in Houston ( with Neil Young and Linda Ronstadt sitting in ) and Max's Kansas City in New York City.
Hawks was the oldest of five children and his birth was followed by Kenneth Neil Hawks ( August 12, 1899-January 2, 1930 ), William Bellinger Hawks ( January 29, 1901-January 10, 1969 ), Grace Louise Hawks ( October 17, 1903-December 23, 1927 ) and Helen Bernice Hawks ( 1906-May 4, 1911 ).
Historian Neil Davidson notes that “ after 1746 there was an entirely new level of participation by Scots in political life, particularly outside Scotland ”.
Schmitt is also the only geologist as well as the only person to have walked on the Moon who was never a member of the United States Armed Forces, although he is not the first civilian, since Neil Armstrong left military service prior to his landing in 1969.

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Authors William Strauss and Neil Howe, well known for their generational theory, define the Lost Generation as the cohorts born from 1883 to 1900, who came of age during World War I and the roaring twenties.
Neil Armstrong was born on August 5, 1930, in Wapakoneta, Ohio, to Stephen Koenig Armstrong and Viola Louise Engel
Neil Gordon Kinnock, Baron Kinnock ( born 28 March 1942 ) is a British Labour Party politician.
Authors William Strauss and Neil Howe, well known for their generational theory, define the social generation of Boomers as the cohorts born from 1943 to 1960, who were too young to have any personal memory of World War II, but old enough to remember the postwar American High.
David Neil Cutler, Sr. ( born March 13, 1942 ) is an American software engineer, designer and developer of several operating systems including RSX-11M, VMS and VAXELN at Digital Equipment Corporation and Windows NT at Microsoft.
Notable examples include David Tennant, born David McDonald, who said in an interview that he adopted the surname " Tennant " after seeing Neil Tennant in a copy of Smash Hits, Nathan Lane, whose birth name Joseph Lane was already in use, Stewart Granger, whose birth name was James Stewart, and Michael Keaton, born Michael Douglas.
He was the second of seven children born to Neil Livingstone ( 1788 – 1856 ) and his wife Agnes Hunter ( 1782 – 1865 ).
Other notable people born in or associated with Newcastle include: engineer and industrialist Lord Armstrong, engineer and father of the modern steam railways George Stephenson, his son, also an engineer, Robert Stephenson, engineer and inventor of the steam turbine Sir Charles Parsons, inventor of the incandescent light bulb Sir Joseph Swan, modernist poet Basil Bunting, Lord Chief Justice Peter Taylor, the Portuguese writer Eça de Queiroz who was a diplomat in Newcastle from late 1874 until April 1879 — his most productive literary period, The Prime Minister of Thailand Abhisit Vejjajiva, singers Eric Burdon, Sting and Brian Johnson, lead singer of AC / DC from 1980 to the present, actors Charlie Hunnam multiple circumnavigator David Scott Cowper, Neil Tennant, Alan Hull, Mark Knopfler, Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch, Cheryl Cole, entertainers Ant and Dec, and international footballers Peter Beardsley, Michael Carrick, Andy Carroll, Paul Gascoigne and Alan Shearer.
Neil Turner ( born 16 September 1945 ) is a British Labour Party politician and a former Member of Parliament ( MP ) for Wigan.
* Neil Ardley, jazz pianist and composer, was born in Wallington.
Anthony Neil Wedgwood " Tony " Benn PC ( born 3 April 1925 ), formerly 2nd Viscount Stansgate, is a retired British Labour Party politician who was a Member of Parliament ( MP ) for 50 years and a Cabinet Minister under Harold Wilson and James Callaghan.
* Neil Everett ( born 1962 ), US sports announcer
Neil Mullane Finn OBE ( born 27 May 1958 ) is a New Zealand recording artist.
* Neil Cavuto ( born 1958 ), Fox News Channel anchor.
* Neil O ' Donnell ( born 1966 ), former NFL quarterback.
* Neil L. Andersen – LDS Church apostle ( born in Logan ; raised in Pocatello, Idaho )
* Neil Brand, writer, composer and silent film accompanist was born in Burgess Hill.
Mostyn Neil Hamilton ( born 9 March 1949 ) is a British politician and former barrister, teacher, and Conservative MP in the UK Parliament.
Over the next 13 years George and Barbara Bush had six children: George W. Bush ( born July 6, 1946 ), Pauline Robinson Bush ( December 20, 1949 – October 11, 1953, died of leukemia ), John Ellis " Jeb " Bush ( born February 11, 1953 ), Neil Mallon Bush ( born January 22, 1955 ), Marvin Pierce Bush ( born October 22, 1956 ), and Dorothy Bush Koch ( born August 18, 1959 ).

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