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Ben Harper

Ben Harper Ben Harper (birth name Benjamin Chase Harper) was born on October 28, 1969 in Claremont, California, USA. He is a singer, guitarist and songwriter.

Biography and Career :

His parents have another two sons, Joel and Peter Harper, besides him. Since he was a child he loved music and started playing the guitar. He signed a contract with Virgin Records and in 1992 released his debut album called "Pleasure and Pain". Between 1994 and 2007 he released another ten albums. They all had a great success worldwide. His singles entered the charts quickly and he soon became a famous musician.

In 2003 at the Rolling Stone Award Show he won the Artist of the Year title. Two years later at the Grammy Award he won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance and for Best Traditi onal Soul Gospel Album. His talent was awarded and also his work. Some of his singles are "Ground On Down", "Faded", "Burn To Shine", "With My Own Two Hands", "Better Way" or "Fight Outta You".

In 1996 he got married for the first time. His bride was Joanna, but the couple divorced in 2001. They have two children: one son, Charles James and one daughter, Harris. On December 23, 2005 he married Laura Dern, who is an actress. They had been together for five years before marring. The couple has two children: one girl, Jaya and one boy, Ellery Walker.

Trivia :

- Height: 179 cm
- He was present at the Vote for Change concert tour organized in order to encourage the defeat of George W. Bush in the U.S. presidential election.
- He has American, Russian and African origins.

Quotes :

- "I really make an effort to live according to my word. That doesn't mean that I am exactly like in my songs."

- "Sometimes I think to talk too much about music almost cheapens it."

Discography :

- 1992 Pleasure and Pain
- 1994 Welcome to the Cruel World
- 1995 Fight for Your Mind
- 1997 The Will to Live
- 1999 Burn to Shine
- 2001 Live From Mars
- 2003 Diamonds on the Inside
- 2004 There Will Be a Light
- 2005 Live at the Apollo
- 2006 Both Sides of the Gun
- 2007 Lifeline.

Filmography :

- CSI: NY (1 episode, 2006)
- Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
- Wetlands Preserved: The Story of an Activist Nightclub (2006)
- Sleepover (2004)
- Beth - Palau de la m'sica catalana (2004) (V)
- One Tree Hill (1 episode, 2003)
- Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2002)
- I Am Sam (2001.
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Last Party 2000
Ben Harper: Pleasure and Pain
Standing in the Shadows of Motown
Inland Empire
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Change Begins Within
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Last Call with Carson Daly
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Category: Musicians  - ( Musicians Archive)

Date Added: 29 August '07

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