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Rip Allen Toussaint: Soul Legend Dies At 77

Today we say goodbye to another music great, as the announcement of the death of soul musician Allen Toussaint arrives, confirmed by the aggrieved family he leaves behind. Let it be noted that this legend...

Singer/songwriter Allen Toussaint Dies On Tour

The 77 year old passed away on Tuesday (10Nov15) shortly after playing a concert in Madrid on Monday night (09Nov15). According to reports, Toussaint suffered two cardiac arrests in his hotel in...

Gregg Allman And Mavis Staples To Salute Dr. John At Tribute Show

Musicians Gregg Allman, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Mavis Staples and Allen Toussaint are among the stars lining up to pay tribute to legendary blues rocker Dr. John at a special concert in his native...

Rumer Nominated For Three Mojos

Rumer leads this year's MOJO Honours List 2011, with three nods.The 'Am I Forgiven' singer-songwriter - a newcomer on the Honours List - has amassed a hat-trick of nominations including MOJO Breakthrough, MOJO Best Album...

Stars Turn Out To Honour Songwriters

Billy Joel and Chrissie Hynde were on hand to honour stars including Garth Brooks, Leon Russell and Allen Toussaint as they were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday night (16Jun11).The annual ceremony...

Costello Announces Fundraising Concert

Singer ELVIS COSTELLO will team up with New Orleans singer ALLEN TOUSSAINT for a fundraising concert in England. The duo hope to raise money to save popular music venue The New Picket, in Liverpool, from...

Domino To Be Honoured In New Orleans

Singer FATS DOMINO will be the guest of honour at the 12th annual Best Of The Beat music awards at New Orleans, Louisiana's House of Blues later this month (JAN07). The singer, real name ANTOINE...

Krall And Costello Expecting A Baby

Canadian singer DIANA KRALL and husband ELVIS COSTELLO are expecting a baby. A spokesman for the pair has confirmed THE LOOK OF LOVE singer is due in December (06). The baby will arrive just in...

Grammy Bosses Pay Tribute To New Orleans

Organisers of tonight's (08FEB06) Grammy Awards are planning a tribute to devastated New Orleans by inviting locals ALLEN TOUSSAINT and DR JOHN to jam with ELVIS COSTELLO and BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN. BONNIE RAITT, U2's THE...

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