Friday, June 25, 2010

Steve Hackett - A Midsummer Night's Dream

Stephen Richard Hackett (born 12 February 1950) is a British singer-songwriter and guitarist. He gained prominence as a member of the British progressive rock group Genesis and GTR.

After the Genesis & GTR years, Hackett resumed his solo career and has released albums and toured on a regular basis since. His body of work has encompassed many styles, such as progressive rock, world music, and classical. His playing has influenced guitarists such as Alex Lifeson and Brian May. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010.

Today its Midsummers eve in Sweden and Tune Of The Day wants to wish you all a Great Midsummer with a nice piece of music and this is nothing that we normal have on this site, but somehow it felt right. Its a classical tune written by Shakespeare.

A Midsummer Night's Dream is a comedy by William Shakespeare. It is believed to have been written around 1594 to 1596. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and the Queen of the Amazons, Hippolyta. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors, who are manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. The play is one of Shakespeare's most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world.

More info @ Steve Hackett's Official Website

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