When she was asked to join the Velvet Underground, Tucker had dropped out of Ithaca College and was working for IBM as a keypunch operator. The band's original percussionist, Angus Maclise, had left in November 1965 because he felt the band sold out when it took a paying gig. Tucker was drafted because Velvets guitarist Sterling Morrison remembered her as the younger sister of one of his college friends who played the drums. Tucker was frequently noted for her androgynous appearance. In spite of this, Tucker has said that she never experienced difficulties due to sexism during this time.
Tucker's style of playing was unconventional. She played standing up rather than seated (for easier access to the bass drum), using a simplified drum kit of tom toms, a snare drum and an upturned bass drum, playing with mallets rather than drumsticks. She rarely used cymbals; she claimed that since she felt the purpose of a drummer was simply to "keep time", cymbals were unnecessary for this purpose and drowned out the other instruments. Rock critic Robert Christgau said of Tucker, "Mo was a great drummer in a minimalist, limited, autodidactic way that I think changed musical history. She is where the punk notion of how the beat works begins."
Katja Bienert was born on September 1, 1966 in Berlin, West Germany. She is an actress and director, known for Immer Vollmond (2001) and Diamonds of Kilimandjaro (1983).
Between 1980 and 1983 she played leading roles in several films by the Spanish director Jess Franco since Die Nackten Superhexen vom Rio Amore , including Franco's third film adaptation of Eugenie (published in Germany under the title Lolita am Scheideweg ) based on de Sade's The Philosophy in Boudoir.
She fell out with Jess in 1984 after he used a body double to re-shoot Lilian The Perverted Virgin once she had done her parts, in order to make it seem she had participated in the first HC porn film released in Spain after the death of General Franco; but she forgave him and subsequently made several more films with him.
In some of her films she looks as though she has a light source behind her eyes, giving her a sense of otherworldliness and animation even when she's not doing much.
Dario Argento (born 7 September 1940) is an Italian filmmaker and critic. His influential work in the horror genre during the 1970s and 1980s, particularly in the subgenre known as giallo has led him to being referred to as the "Master of the Thrill"and the "Master of Horror".
His films as director include the "Animal Trilogy", consisting of The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970), The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971) and Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971); the "Three Mothers" trilogy, consisting of Suspiria (1977), Inferno (1980) and The Mother of Tears (2007); and the standalone films Deep Red (1975), Tenebrae (1982), Phenomena (1985), and Opera (1987). He also co-wrote the screenplay for Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) and served as George A. Romero's script consultant on Dawn of the Dead (1978), of which he also composed the soundtrack with his long-time collaborators Goblin.
From Profondo Rosso, starring David Hemmings (left):
Leena Hillevi Hiltunen, born September 17, 1958 in Örebro , is a Swedish former porn actress.
Hiltunen became one of Sweden's most famous porn actresses through the film Fäbodjäntan (aka Come Blow the Horn!) (1978). She had previously shot the film Kärleksön (aka Love Island) (1977). Hiltunen did no more roles after these two films.
They are strange films, as if Bergman had done porn.
Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, crime, science-fiction, and fantasy novels. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, and many have been adapted into films, television series, miniseries, and comic books. King has published 61 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman, and five non-fiction books. He has also written approximately 200 short stories, most of which have been published in book collections
John Cowper Powys ( 8 October 1872 – 17 June 1963) was a British philosopher, lecturer, novelist, literary critic, and poet. Powys was born in Shirley, Derbyshire, where his father was vicar of St. Michael and All Angels Parish Church, between 1871 and 1879.
Although Powys published a collection of poems in 1896 and his first novel in 1915, he did not gain success as a writer until he published the novel Wolf Solent in 1929. He was influenced by many writers, but he has been particularly seen as a successor to Thomas Hardy, and Wolf Solent, A Glastonbury Romance (1932), Weymouth Sands (1934) and Maiden Castle (1936), are often referred to as his Wessex novels. As with Hardy's novels, the landscape plays a major role in Powys's works, and an elemental philosophy is important in the lives of his characters. In 1934 he published his important Autobiography.
His novels can be difficult, but his Autobiography is amazingly good, and unlike any other book. His diaries are good as well, though harder to get hold of: