Michael Steele
Michael Steele
Michael Steele is an American bassist, guitarist, songwriter, and singer. She performed with The Bangles and numerous other bands.
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Ex-Secret Service agent Bongino plugs away in race to face Cardin - Washington Post (blog)
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Michael Steele (R) by 10 points, will start the race as the strong favorite against any Republican nominee, but Bongino is undeterred by the odds. He argues that the state is more conservative than the Democratic registration advantage would suggest,
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Photos: 2011 World Athletics Championships - Denver Post
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(Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) Yarisley Silva of Cuba competes during the women's pole vault final during day four of the 13th IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Daegu Stadium on August 30, 2011 in Daegu, South Korea
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"Small government" ideas promote big business practices - People's World
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In April 2010, RNC Chairman Michael Steele told a group of 200 students at DePaul University that African-Americans "don't have a reason" to vote for Republican candidates. Steele said that for decades the GOP pursued a "Southern Strategy" that
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Rachel Maddow, Michael Steele Bond Over Mocking Republicans (VIDEO) - Huffington Post
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Susan Mikula better watch out--it seems like Rachel Maddow has found a new love in former Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele. No, we're not being serious, and we know that Maddow and Steele have a mutual fondness for each other
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Sharpton's dead air segment - Politico (blog)
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Ed Rendell and former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele a news clip Thursday about what people are saying at town hall meetings during the August recess. But the reverend moved too quickly for his production team
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Classic Shoutfest: Al Sharpton, Michael Steele Battle Over Perry's 'Black ... - Mediaite.com
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... it is this following clip, a wildly entertaining, somewhat difficult to follow discussion hosted by Al Sharpton and flanked by Bob Shrum and Michael Steele, though the latter seems to steal the spotlight from the other two for much of the segment
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GOP ex-chair Steele defends his former role - Madison Times
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Many in the African-American community have wondered why Michael Steele remained a member of the Republican Party after he was unceremoniously dismissed as the party chair after leading a historic rout of the Democrats in 2010. Recently, before a group
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Fax should be in - Steele: Was lack of backer key? - Halifax Evening Courier
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HALIFAX chairman Michael Steele has suggested the lack of a big-money backer was the single biggest factor in yesterday's Super League snub. In a shock decision, Rugby Football League bosses kept top flight strugglers Wakefield - a club that was in ... - -
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Fax should be in: Steele - Halifax Evening Courier
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HALIFAX chairman Michael Steele has suggested the lack of a big-money backer was the single biggest factor in yesterday's Super League snub. In a shock decision, Rugby Football League bosses kept top flight strugglers Wakefield - a club that was in
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Damian is boss for now: Steele - Halifax Evening Courier
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HALIFAX'S caretaker coach Damian Ball looks certain to be offered the chance to pilot the club's charge towards the Co-operative Championship play offs after chairman Michael Steele ruled out the “panic appointment” of a new boss
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Recommended: RNC fundraising pace under Priebus lags Steele's - msnbc.com
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The bad news for the RNC under Chairman Reince Priebus: That means its 2nd quarter haul (about $19 million) is less than what Michael Steele's RNC raked in the 2nd quarter of 2009 ($20.5 million). In addition, the Priebus-led RNC has brought in more
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Michael Steele
    FORTIES
  • 2004
    Age 48
    Although her final concert was in early 2004, her departure was not officially acknowledged until May 2005.
    More Details Hide Details In this period Steele also contributed guest bass parts to two albums by Lisa Dewey, playing on Weather Changer Girl (2000) and Busk (2004)
  • 2003
    Age 47
    Despite initial brief tours in 2003, various family commitments for her bandmates meant that the band could not tour and support the album following its American release as much as Steele wished, a problem later noted by Susanna Hoffs as contributing to Steele's leaving the band in the middle of a tour.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1988
    Age 32
    A commercial success on its 1988 release, Everything would also be the Bangles' final album before their 1989 breakup.
    More Details Hide Details In terms of Steele's career, Everything also reflects her development as a songwriter, with her three songs, "Complicated Girl", "Something To Believe In" and "Glitter Years" being the most she had written on an album to this point. Two further songs written for the Everything sessions did not appear on the album, with "Between The Two" eventually appearing on 2003's Doll Revolution and "Happy Man Today", played live on the band's summer 1987 tour, remaining unreleased. In addition to her usual bass credits, Steele is also credited with several guitar parts, euphemistically referred to in the album liner notes as "occasional guitar". Although none of Steele's songs were released as singles, they were seen by several critics upon Everythings release as among the album's best tracks. A particularly emphatic example is that of the Chicago Sun-Times, stating that her songs provide "most of the album's highlights", combining sophistication and accessibility.
  • 1986
    Age 30
    Although All Over the Place was well regarded by critics, it was not a chart success. Like her bandmates, Steele only achieved popular success and fame with the 1986 release of Different Light and its hit singles "Manic Monday" (#2) and "Walk Like An Egyptian" (#1).
    More Details Hide Details In addition to playing melodic and often intricate basslines, Steele sings lead on two songs: a cover of Big Star's "September Gurls", later credited for belatedly bringing songwriter Alex Chilton a large income from royalties, and the self-penned "Following", a stark and introspective ballad far from the glossy sound and more standard lyrical themes of Different Lights other tracks. Rolling Stone magazine praised "Following" upon the album's release as its standout song, a dark composition that pointed the band in new jazz and folk directions, only some of which would be explored. Steele also sings lead on the second verse of "Walk Like An Egyptian". As often discussed in later interviews, Different Light was also the product of significant contention and tension between the band and producer David Kahne—much of this contention surrounding the use of musicians outside the band on some songs. Despite lingering controversy surrounding the precise extent to which session musicians were employed on the album, Steele is the only band member confirmed to have not been overdubbed, an achievement she later joked was only because Kahne "ran out of money".
  • TWENTIES
  • 1984
    Age 28
    In addition to All Over the Place, in 1984 Steele also wrote and recorded the political spoken word piece "El Pollo Loco" for the double LP compilation Neighborhood Rhythms.
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    The Bangles 1984 debut LP All Over the Place is the band's only album with no Steele-written songs; her biggest showcase on the album is the bass solo on "Tell Me".
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  • 1983
    Age 27
    In mid-1983 Steele replaced Annette Zilinskas in the Bangles, a then little-known group.
    More Details Hide Details At this point Steele was solely the band's bassist, with no released compositions: her only live lead vocal at this time was on the band's cover of the Yardbirds' version of "I'm Not Talkin'" by Mose Allison.
  • 1976
    Age 20
    Steele played in many Los Angeles bands between 1976 and 1983, including the power-pop outfit Elton Duck (1979–80), an early version of Slow Children (1979), Toni and the Movers with Jack Sherman (1980 - '81), the improvisational band Nadia Kapiche (1981) and a brief period as bass player in avant-garde rock outfit Snakefinger.
    More Details Hide Details Focusing on her musical technique and frequently playing live, in this period Steele became a highly regarded bassist noted for her melodic style and rich tone, influenced by bassists such as Paul McCartney, John Entwistle, Colin Moulding and Carol Kaye.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1975
    Age 19
    The main recording of this early period is an August 1975 demo session, bootlegged and later released as the 1993 album Born to Be Bad, with Steele playing bass and singing lead vocals on most songs.
    More Details Hide Details Additionally, this release also has her first songwriting credit with "Born to Be Bad", cowritten with Sandy West and Kim Fowley. In September 1975 the Runaways recorded a second demo at the famed Gold Star Studios, to this date officially unreleased. Steele's departure from the group has been given several interpretations—her own account being that she was fired by svengali-like manager Kim Fowley for refusing his sexual propositions and calling the band's debut single "Cherry Bomb" stupid. Fowley would further denigrate her for blowing a chance at fame and not possessing sufficient "magic" or "megalo" to make it in the music industry.
    Steele began her professional career as Micki Steele in the teen-girl band the Runaways, one of the first all-female rock groups. Steele's stay in the Runaways was brief, leaving the band in late 1975, months before the recording of their first self-titled album.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1955
    Born
    Born on June 2, 1955.
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