Michael was born Georgios-Kyriacos Panayiotou in East Finchley, North London. His father was Kyriacos Panayiotou, a Greek-Cypriot restaurateur who moved to England in the 1950s and changed his name to Jack Panos. Michael's maternal grandmother was from a well-off Jewish family and his grandfather fro
Electric Light Orchestra, also known as ELO, were a rock music group from Birmingham, England that released twelve albums between 1971 and 1986, and one album in 2001. The band's direction and focus for most of its history was driven by Jeff Lynne.
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Pioneering avant-garde 'father of the american underground', Jack Smith has been regarded by many as one of the most influential, and overlooked, director in the history of american independent cinema and one of the originators of Performance Art. Smith's queer aesthetics, mixed with keen eye for ca