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Rufus Wainwright ties knot with partner

Rufus Wainwright ties knot with partner

MONTAUK, N.Y., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- U.S.-Canadian singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright has married German theater producer Jorn Weisbrodt in a ceremony in front of 250, the New York Post reports.
New Amy Winehouse album on the way

New Amy Winehouse album on the way

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Amy Winehouse's record label says it plans to release an album of previously unheard music by the late British soul singer in December.
Winehouse performs with Ronson on stage

Winehouse performs with Ronson on stage

LONDON, July 8 (UPI) -- British soul singer Amy Winehouse, who has performed infrequently in recent years, appeared onstage with musician Mark Ronson Tuesday night.
Winehouse blames drug use on Satan

Winehouse blames drug use on Satan

LONDON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Troubled British soul singer Amy Winehouse was videotaped in a London studio busting up her guitar and ranting about how the devil makes her use drugs.
Spice Girls win Vodafone reunion award

Spice Girls win Vodafone reunion award

LONDON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- The British pop group the Spice Girls won the prize for reunion of the year at the Vodafone Live Music Awards at the London rock venue Brixton Academy.

Lohan seen kissing female friend

CANNES, France, May 24 (UPI) -- U.S. singer-actress Lindsay Lohan reportedly spent time intimately kissing a friend, Samantha Ronson, at a recent yacht party in France.
Producer: Winehouse delaying 'Bond' theme

Producer: Winehouse delaying 'Bond' theme

LONDON, May 4 (UPI) -- British singer Amy Winehouse has decided not to help create and sing a theme song for the next "James Bond" film, music producer Mark Ronson says.
Ronson teams up with Interscope

Ronson teams up with Interscope

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 11 (UPI) -- British-born music producer Mark Ronson agreed to bring his Allido Records label to U.S.-based Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Interscope announced Friday.
Arctic Monkeys, Take That win Brit Awards

Arctic Monkeys, Take That win Brit Awards

LONDON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Rock 'n' roll icon Paul McCartney was honored for Outstanding Contribution to Music at the Brit Awards presentation in London.

Amy Winehouse happy about Grammy nods

LONDON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Music producer Mark Ronson says British singer Amy Winehouse was happy to hear she was nominated for six Grammy Awards.
Mark Ronson
British singer/producer Mark Ronson attends the "Brit Awards" at Earl's Court in London on February 20, 2008. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)

Mark Daniel Ronson (born 4 September 1975) is a British music producer, artist and co-founder of Allido Records.

While his debut album Here Comes the Fuzz (featuring collaborations with Sean Paul, Nate Dogg and Ghostface Killah) failed to make an impact on the charts, his second album, Version (with covers of songs by the likes of Radiohead, Maxïmo Park, The Smiths, The Zutons and Kaiser Chiefs) included three top ten hits and won Ronson a BRIT Award for Best Male Artist 2008.

Ronson was born into a wealthy family at the Wellington Hospital, north London, England, the son of writer and socialite Ann Dexter-Jones and one-time band manager and real estate entrepreneur Laurence Ronson. His parents are of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, with ancestors from Russia and Lithuania, and Ronson was brought up in Conservative Judaism. Ronson is related to British Conservative Party politicians Malcolm Rifkind and Leon Brittan, and has younger twin sisters, Charlotte Ronson, a fashion designer, and Samantha Ronson a singer and DJ. After his parents broke up, his mother married Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones, which contributed to a childhood surrounded by music.

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