Morris Day
American musician
Morris Day
Morris E. Day is an American musician, composer and actor. He is best known as the lead singer of The Time.
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Grammys go crazy for Prince: Tribute with Bruno Mars and the Time took months of planning - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Google News - 2 months
Minneapolis Star Tribune Grammys go crazy for Prince: Tribute with Bruno Mars and the Time took months of planning Minneapolis Star Tribune Gallery: Morris Day of The Time performs a tribute to Prince at the 59th annual Grammy Awards. Bruno Mars performs "Let's Go Crazy" during a tribute to Prince at the 59th. Matt Sayles – Associated Press. Gallery: Bruno Mars performs "Let's Go Crazy ... Bruno Mars and The Time Pay Loving, Funky Tribute to Prince at The GRAMMYsCBS 8 San Diego all 139 news articles »
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Prince tribute concert
CBS News - 6 months
Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Morris Day and The Time and others stars perform in a celebration of the life and music of the rock icon
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Film on the Rocks Turns Purple
Huffington Post - 11 months
It was less than 24 hours after the shock of The Purple One's untimely death that the Denver Film Society announced they would open the annual Film on the Rocks program two weeks early to honor Prince with a screening of "Purple Rain". "The film was the thing from the first moment of the sad news", says Film Society's Festival Director, Britta Erickson. "We'd just announced our 2016 line-up, but it didn't take long to pull the trigger on making a decision to add the show." The epic event, and it had to be epic, meant securing an open date at the Red Rocks venue, negotiating the film rights from Warner Brothers, and pulling together some of Denver's most talented musicians for a local all-star tribute." Kristin Nolan stepped it to round up more than 170 performers from a wide range of musical styles, they rehearsed, sound-checked and jammed. All of this happened in three weeks. And. It. Was. Epic. The Red Rocks Amphitheater became a lavender sea as fans and their families filled the ...
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Red Rocks Turns Purple for Film on the Rocks
Huffington Post - 11 months
It was less than 24 hours after the shock of The Purple One's untimely death that the Denver Film Society announced they would open the annual Film on the Rocks program two weeks early to honor Prince with a screening of Purple Rain. The brainchild of DFS's Kristin Nolan, the epic event meant not only arranging for the venue and the movie, but pulling together some of Denver's most talented musicians for the pre-show jam... in three weeks. More than 170 performers from a wide range of musical styles gathered, rehearsed, sound-checked and played tribute. And. It. Was. Epic. The Red Rocks Amphitheater became a lavender sea as fans and their families filled the seats, squeezing close together to accommodate the record-breaking FOTR crowd; a sell-out at 9000 within 24 hours. The party started appropriately when Andy Rok and the Real Deal took stage to with The Artist Formerly Known's party anthem, "Let's Go Crazy", as we waited for the dusk to descend. So much more than Prince ...
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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 13-19
Yahoo News - over 1 year
Dec. 13: Actor Dick Van Dyke is 90. Actor Christopher Plummer is 86. Country singer Buck White of The Whites is 85. Actor-singer John Davidson is 74. Actress Kathy Garver ("Family Affair") is 70. Singer Ted Nugent is 67. Guitarist Jeff "Skunk" Baxter (The Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan) is 67. Guitarist Ron Getman of The Tractors is 67. Country singer-guitarist Randy Owen of Alabama is 66. Actress Wendie Malick ("Just Shoot Me") is 65. Country singer John Anderson is 61. Singer Morris Day of The Time is 59. Actor Steve Buscemi is 58. Actor Johnny Whitaker ("Family Affair") is 56. Bassist John Munson of Semisonic is 53. Reality TV star NeNe Leakes is 49. Actor-comedian Jamie Foxx is 48. TV personality Debbie Matenopoulos is 41. Singer-guitarist Tom Delonge of Angels and Airwaves and of Blink-182 is 40. Actor James Kyson Lee ("Heroes") is 40. Singer Amy Lee of Evanescence is 34. Singer Taylor Swift is 26. Actress Maisy Stella ("Nashville") is 12.
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The Bay Area's Summer Music Celebration! Stern Grove Festival Announces 2015 Concert Line-up
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Stern Grove Festival, a San Francisco summer tradition for over seven decades, announced its 78th season of admission-free concerts, Sundays at 2:00 p.m. from June 14 through August 16, 2015 at Sigmund Stern Grove, located at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard in San Francisco. The 2015 Season showcases an eclectic roster of popular performers from the Bay Area and beyond. This summer's 10-week concert series features The Doobie Brothers, Randy Newman, Pacific Mambo Orchestra with special guest Sheila E., Mary Chapin Carpenter, Talib Kweli, tUnE-yArDs, and Morris Day and The Time, among other diverse musical artists, as well as the Festival's classical partners San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Ballet. Each year Stern Grove Festival fulfills its long-standing mission to make the arts accessible to all. The Festival presents a stellar series of performing arts concerts in one of the country's most beautiful natural settings, completely free of admission. A cherished summer ri ...
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Watch: Morris Day and Haim perform 'Jungle Love' on 'Kimmel'
LATimes - about 2 years
The "Grammy moments" keep on coming.
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Don't Skip These Beats: Bands To Check Out This Weekend
Hunting Woods-Berkley Patch - over 4 years
It's Friday, welcome to the last long weekend of season and a traditional amped-up send-off to the Summer; there's no Labor Day celebration like the Arts Beats & Eats (in size/scope alone).  Hopefully you catch this post before you're lunch break, let's get started: 12:30 p.m. - Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort Stage: Dragon Wagon - Break out the banjos! This burgeoning bluegrass sextet sets the toe tapping and the heart swooning with rustling percussion, sweet see-saw strings and hearty, honky-tonk-tinged harmonized balladry. Listen: Dragon Wagon - "One Less Wife" (Stream/MP3)  2:00 p.m. - Oakland County Parks Kids Stage: Detroit School of Rock and Pop - This troupe of talented students will be performing regularly throughout the festival but you'll likely be charmed enough after their first set to revisit them. Teens, tweens (and even younger) don guitars, bass and full drum kits and rock-out with fierce focus, beyond-their-years-savvy and a palpable sense of respect ...
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Alameda fair hosts Salt-N-Pepa, Morris Day, more
Contra Costa Times - almost 5 years
Kellie Pickler, Temptations and others will also help celebrate the fair's 100th anniversary
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NJPAC Announces Schedule of Events
Belleville Patch - almost 5 years
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) has announced its schedule for the 2012-13 season, which is filled with new festivals, curatorial and artistic collaborations, and community partnerships, programs and artist outreach that will take place within and beyond its stages. Throughout the season, NJPAC will continue to add performances. NJPAC is located at 1 Center St. "Our 2012-13 season will be filled with the sounds of surprise" said John Schreiber, NJPAC's president and CEO. "We've consciously scheduled more curtains and added significantly to the artistic mix. In addition to what audiences have come to love and expect from the Arts Center, we're introducing new programs that will be unique to the region. If you already love NJPAC, there's plenty on the roster for you. And if you haven't yet been to the theater or visited in a long time, we think our expanded schedule will offer something to engage everybody." Single tickets are now onsale and may be purchased by calling ...
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Morris Day to kick off Cinco de Mayo weekend
Fresnobee - almost 5 years
Saturday is Cinco de Mayo, so of course that means we have a weekend of events organized to fit the theme.
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It's a Family affair for the band fDeluxe - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
The new fDeluxe album, "Gaslight" -- which also features original Family members Eric Leeds (who has worked with Prince, Estaire Godinez, Sheila E and others) on saxophone and Jellybean Johnson (who still tours with Morris Day & the Time) on drums and
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Sarah Palin Hooked Up With Glen Rice? - FITSNews
Google News - over 5 years
Maybe we can end with some “Jungle Love” by Morris Day to set the proper mood and all reflect on whether “dating” someone means you shouldn't drop your drawers for someone else whilst doing so. Some might cry “foul” and some not…
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Who'd get your vote for a Minneapolis high schools hall of fame? - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
Like Lewis, actor Robert Vaughn and The Time's lead singer, Morris Day, are North High Polars. A former Miss America, actors, musicians and other prominent figures are among tens of thousands of Minneapolis Public Schools alumni
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Written by The Circle Staff, - The Circle News
Google News - over 5 years
Speaking of rest, there was none for me until I saw Morris Day & The Time at the state fair. I managed to get a decent view - but later hot, sweaty bodies pushed their way through and I was annoyed (and grossed out by the proximity of so many people,
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A half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view: - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
Morris Day & the Time, State Fair. The hometown favorites wowed the mix of loyal fans and curious fairgoers during their funky 90-minute set, revving things up at the end with the 1984 hits "Ice Cream Castles," "The Bird" and "Jungle Love
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Morris Day of the Time consummate showman in Phoenix - AZ Central.com
Google News - over 5 years
Headliner Morris Day and the Time's most recent chart activity was with the singles off Prince's "Graffiti Bridge" soundtrack in 1990. And yet, you never would have known it based on the enthusiasm all three acts extracted from this crowd who whooped
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Morris Day and the Time Perform at State Fair - KSTP.com
Google News - over 5 years
Morris Day and the Time will be rocking out tonight at 8:30. That concert is free, so you can expect a big crowd. The Minneapolis-based band has been making R&B as well as funk music for the last 30 years
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The Big Gigs: Aug. 26-Sept. 1 - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
Morris Day still has compelling comic presence, and the Time, featuring original drummer Jellybean Johnson and keyboardist Monte Moir, still finds those classic Minneapolis Sound grooves. Just don't ask them when the reunion album they've been talking
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Morris Day
    FIFTIES
  • 2009
    Age 51
    Australian musician Dave Graney repeats a Morris Day quote — "As a concept — incredible! But I’m a reality!" — over and over throughout the title song from his 2009 album, 'Knock Yourself Out'.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2000
    Age 42
    Mentioned in Kid Rock's 2000 hit "Wasting Time", "On the line I got more time than Morris Day".
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1994
    Age 36
    In 1994, Day was featured on and provided the chorus and accompanying vocals for rapper K-Dee's song "Gigolos Get Lonely Too" from the Ass, Gas, or Cash album.
    More Details Hide Details This song was essentially a direct sampling of a similarly named "Gigolos Get Lonely Too", recorded by The Time in the 80's. A song called "Morris Day" appears on the album Felt, Vol. 2: A Tribute to Lisa Bonet by the hip-hop group Felt. Mentioned in Dirt Nasty's song 1980.
  • 1990
    Age 32
    Day also appeared on the small screen in 1990 when he portrayed the character Lamarr on ABC's short-lived sitcom New Attitude.
    More Details Hide Details He guest-starred on the sitcom Eve as a pimp who wanted Eve's fashion boutique to design a flamboyant suit to match his witty personality, and appeared as himself in an episode on the series Moesha, attempting to file a lawsuit against Moesha's ex-boyfriend Q, who used a sample from "The Oak Tree" without permission. He also appeared on 227 in the 80's. He appeared opposite James Avery and Matthew Stewart in a pilot called Heart & Soul. From 1986 to 1987, WWF wrestler "Birdman" Koko B. Ware first used "The Bird" as his entrance theme. He appeared with The Time at the end of the movie Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and was referred to as the main characters' favorite band.
  • 1988
    Age 30
    In 1988 he starred as Curtis on the short-lived and poorly received series, Heart & Soul, along with Tisha Campbell.
    More Details Hide Details It wasn't until 1990 that The Time scored a #1 R&B hit with "Jerk Out," a Dance-funk cut from their reunited fourth album, Pandemonium. This album also featured the original members of the band. The same year, Day formed his own girl band (not unlike Prince's Vanity 6/Apollonia 6) called The Day Zs. The group's first and only album release was produced by Day and he sang on one of the tracks called "Green Acres." From that high point, Day's success began to wane. The general decline of Prince's popularity soon after did not help, and Day's public visibility and creative output waned considerably. Day came out of his self-imposed retirement because of his fans' support. Day has remained a popular concert draw since the late 1990s, fronting a revamped lineup of The Time, including originals Jellybean Johnson on drums and Monte Moir on keyboards. The band was invited to perform on Prince's direct to video concert film, "Rave Un2 The Year 2000", in December 1999.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1986
    Age 28
    In 1986 Morris Day married Judith Day. They were married for 22 years, until 2008.
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  • 1985
    Age 27
    In 1985, Day released his solo debut Color of Success.
    More Details Hide Details The album featured the singles "The Oak Tree" as well as the title track and the quiet storm ballad "Don't Wait For Me". The low sales of his follow-up albums — 1987's Daydreaming (which spawned the single "Fishnet") and his most commercially viable solo album, Guaranteed — were a blow to his career.
  • 1984
    Age 26
    With the breakup of The Time in 1984, Day began his solo career.
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    The Time's most prolific and visible period came in 1984, when Day played the antagonist to Prince in his feature film Purple Rain, and later in Graffiti Bridge (1990), which helped establish Day's playboy stage presence.
    More Details Hide Details Typically escorted by his valet, "Jerome" (Jerome Benton), Day won fans with his exaggerated vanity ("Jerome bring me my mirror!") and strutting bravado ("Ain't nobody bad like me!"), acting as a comic foil to Prince's romantic, sensitive lead. This persona was further exploited for comic effect on The Time's records, on songs such as "Chili Sauce" and "If the Kid Can't Make You Come" from the album Ice Cream Castle. That album, the group's most popular, is best remembered for the infectious singles "Jungle Love" and the Rufus Thomas influenced, "The Bird." With their palpable pop energy and catchy choruses, both songs were hits on both urban and pop radio.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1957
    Born
    Born on December 13, 1957.
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