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Bill Berry
Biographical Information

Sex:M
Age:52
Birth Date:July 31, 1958
Astrology Sign:Leo
Chinese Sign:Dog - Yin
Birth Name:
Birth Place:Duluth, Minnesota
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Occupation:Musician

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BILL BERRY
Bill Berry

Biography:Bill Berry (born July 31, 1958) was the drummer in alternative rock band R.E.M. for 17 years. He also was drummer for Hindu Love Gods featuring his REM bandmates and rocker Warren Zevon.

Berry was born in Duluth, Minnesota, to Don and Anna - their fifth child. At three years old, Berry moved with his family to Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee, where they would remain for the next seven years. In 1968, they were on the move again, this time to Sandusky, Ohio, on the banks of Lake Erie.

In 1972, the Berry family made their final move, to Macon, Georgia. There he met bassist Mike Mills at high school, and they played together in several different bands. Berry and Mills moved to Athens, Georgia in 1978, where they met Michael Stipe and Peter Buck. R.E.M. was formed in 1980. In 1995, Berry collapsed on stage while touring, due to a brain aneurysm. He left R.E.M. in October 1997, citing personal reasons. In 2000 he recorded for Tourette Syndrome Charity Album Welcome Companions.

Stipe said that when Berry approached them and begged them to let him leave, he said to the band that he could compromise and record with them, which would make him sad, but he didn't want to do any interviews or tours. Stipe said, "I just love the guy too much to see him sad," and thus they let Berry leave the band for the sake of his own happiness.

After his departure, Berry had brief reunions with his former bandmates. Firstly, in 1999, where he jumped on stage to embrace with his old band members. In 2003, Berry joined the band for two songs at their October 10 show in Raleigh, North Carolina, the second-to-last date of their 28-show fall tour. Despite this, bandmembers Peter Buck and Michael Stipe said that they do not expect Berry to make a reappearance any time soon and that he remained firm on his decision to retire.

However, on 8 October 2005 Berry came out of retirement for a second time. The four original members of R.E.M. reformed at the weekend to perform at the wedding of one of their roadies. The four played seven songs at Kingpins Bowl And Brew in Athens, Georgia, at technician Dewitt Burton's wedding.

Less than sixth months later and in the very next performance of R.E.M. together as a band, Berry rejoined R.E.M. for a third time. On April 1, 2006, Berry, Mike Mills, and Michael Stipe joined Peter Buck, who was touring with The Minus 5, on stage in Athens, Georgia during the intermission of the band's final tour date to perform "Country Feedback" from R.E.M.'s album Out of Time.

R.E.M. Bill Berry - Peter Buck - Mike Mills - Michael Stipe Additional musicians: Nathan December - Buren Fowler - Peter Holsapple - Barrett Martin - Scott McCaughey - Bill Rieflin - Ken Stringfellow - Joey Waronker Management and producers: Joe Boyd - Don Dixon - Bertis Downs, IV - Mitch Easter - Don Gehman - Jefferson Holt - Scott Litt - Pat McCarthy Discography Albums: Chronic Town (EP) - Murmur - Reckoning - Fables of the Reconstruction - Lifes Rich Pageant - Document - Green - Out of Time - Automatic for the People - Monster - New Adventures in Hi-Fi - Up - Reveal - Around the Sun Compilations: Dead Letter Office - Eponymous - R.E.M.: Singles Collected - The Best of R.E.M. - In the Attic - In Time Videos: Succumbs - Pop Screen - Tourfilm - This Film Is On - Parallel - Road Movie - Perfect Square - In View


Chinese Horoscope for Bill Berry
Includes characteristics and Vices
Bill Berry's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 18, 1938 - February 07, 1959
Birthday: July 31, 1958

The Dog is a Yin,
and is the Eleventh sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Characteristics:    
Constancy
Heroism
Respectability
Duty
Intelligence
Morality
Vices:
Uneasiness
Criticism
Self-Righeousness
Cynicism
Unsociability
Tactlessness


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Bill Berry's Personality Tarot Card The Chariot - Personality Card

Birthday: July 31, 1958

A struggle or conflict, yet strong potential for triumph over adversity.


This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Bill Berry's Growth Tarot Card The Hierophant

Birthday: July 31, 2010

Guidance on religious matters and the need to find spiritual meaning in life.

 

 

 

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