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Sonny Rollins Takes Top Jazz Award

21st June 2006

Saxophonist SONNY ROLLINS picked up the top awards at the 10th annual Jazz Awards on Monday (19JUN06). The 75-year-old took the Musician Of The Year and Tenor Saxophonist Of The Year after releasing his first...

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The Things They Say 2184

7th June 2006

"The money wasn't right. When I would sing gospel, the people would simply pat me on the head. When I sang the blues, people would give me money." BB KING on why he turned his...

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King Chose Blues For Money

23rd May 2006

Legendary blues star BB KING planned to become a preacher - until he realised he could earn more money as a blues star. The veteran songwriter and guitarist, who made his 10,000th performance at his...

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The Things They Say 2058

22nd May 2006

"Most times I forget about it, until I have to go upstairs. Then I remember that I'm 80." Young at heart blues legend BB KING comments on his longevity.

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Ice-t Heading To Rap School

4th May 2006

Controversial rapper ICE-T is heading back to education to help young students with their hip-hop skills on upcoming reality TV show RAP SCHOOL. The COP KILLER star will coach a group of 13-year-olds from New...

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The Things They Say 1934

1st May 2006

"I'm diabetic, bad knees, bad back. Ladies, I'm old but I ain't dead." Blues legend BB KING defends his ageless sex appeal.

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Brave Bb King Performs

19th April 2006

Brave blues legend BB KING marked his 10,000th performance with a show at his club on New York City's Times Square on Monday night (17APR06) - despite burying his son on Sunday (16APR06) and learning...

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Ten Years After Rock On In The Us

5th April 2006

Ageing rockers TEN YEARS AFTER are planning to conquer America again after reforming without frontman ALVIN LEE. Drummer RIC LEE, keyboard player CHICK CHURCHILL and bassist LEO LYONS recruited 28-year-old vocalist JOE GOOCH for tour...

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King Blames Lack Of Mainstream Success On Being Black

30th March 2006

Veteran blues star BB KING believes the colour of his skin has prevented him from achieving mainstream success, because the world's population prefers to listen to white musicians. THE THRILL IS GONE hitmaker is regarded...

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King Hails Clapton For Blues Talents

30th March 2006

Legendary blues star BB KING has hailed rocker ERIC CLAPTON as the best guitarist in the world - despite himself being regarded by many as number one. The Mississippi-born musician is humbled by the adulation...

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'Black Woodstock' Footage To Be Released

7th March 2006

Lost footage of a 1969 Harlem, New York music festival, dubbed the Black Woodstock, is to be released after more than 35 years. Shot and promoted by legendary TV director HAL TULCHIN, the Harlem Music...

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Bb King Offers Reward For Lost Dog

7th February 2006

Blues legend BB KING is so desperate to find his lost dog LUCILLE, he's offering a signed guitar in return for information of her whereabouts. The THRILL IS GONE singer is distraught following the...

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Bb King Announces British Tour Will Be His Last

4th January 2006

Blues great BB KING has announced his upcoming British tour will be his last. The guitarist has stunned his British support act GARY MOORE with the news that he won't be touring outside of...

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Bb King: 'The Blues Deserves More Exposure'

14th October 2005

Blues legend BB KING is amazed the musical genre struggles for exposure and radio play, because he is convinced there are enough talented performers to make it a success. THE THRILL HAS GONE legend,...

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Bb King: 'I Will Never Retire'

13th October 2005

Legendary blues star BB KING has no plans to retire, despite turning 80 last month (SEP05). The STAND BY ME hitmaker is preparing to release his latest album, BB KING AND FRIENDS - 80,...

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The Game Auctions Bentley For Charity

17th September 2005

Hip-hop star THE GAME is donating his brand new customised Bentley Continental GT to MORGAN FREEMAN's charity to raise funds for Hurricane Katrina victims. The rapper, real name JAYCEON TAYLOR, has donated his luxury...

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King On The Future Of Blues

5th August 2005

BB KING hails new technology as the saviour of blues music, but worries it will always struggle in the shadow of rap and rock. The 79-year-old guitar legend is impressed with how digital radio...

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Bb King: 'Music Keeps Me Young'

5th August 2005

Blues legend BB KING plans to continue performing past his 80th birthday next month (SEP05), because music keeps him young. Until recently the guitarist regular performed 250 dates a year and he has already...

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Bb King Gets Museum Honour Off The Ground

12th June 2005

Blues great BB KING joined state dignitaries in Mississippi on Friday (10JUN05) to take part in the groundbreaking ceremony for a new $10 million (GBP5.3 million) museum to be erected in his honour. The...

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Seagal Gets Serious With New Album

30th May 2005

Movie action man STEVEN SEAGAL is honouring his mother's final wishes by releasing an album of songs he has written and recorded. The actor and martial arts star has a blues background, and has...

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Mississippi Builds Birthday Museum For Bb King

26th May 2005

The state of Mississippi is honouring blues icon BB KING's 80th birthday this September (05) by building a $10 million (GBP5.5 million) museum near his Indianola birthplace celebrating his life and career. The birthday...

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Gilberto Gil Honoured In Sweden

24th May 2005

Brazilian music star-turned-Culture Minister GILBERTO GIL was honoured with the POLAR MUSIC PRIZE in Sweden last night (23MAY05). KING CARL GUSTAF bestowed the honour on the 62-year-old at an official ceremony in Stockholm....

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The Blues Comes To Sunset Boulevard

24th March 2005

Los Angeles' famous Sunset Boulevard is set to get a dose of the blues when legends MUDDY WATERS, ETTA JAMES, IKE TURNER and ROBERT CRAY are inducted into Hollywood's Rock Walk on the same day....

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Bb King To Host Ray Charles Tribute

17th March 2005

Blues legend BB KING will headline the first ever gala event for the EYE BIRTH DEFECTS RESEARCH FOUNDATION, which is being held in tribute to the late RAY CHARLES. The gala dinner will be...

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Birthday Treats For Bb King

3rd March 2005

Blues legend BB KING will be celebrating his 80th birthday in September (05) with friends - in song. The guitarist is recording a duets album with famous pals VAN MORRISON, U2, STING and ELTON...

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Springsteen Inducts Bono

24th February 2005

Rock legend BONO will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by his pal BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN next month - after the Boss agreed to return the favour. The Irish singer gave...

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Bb King Weeps At Dedication

16th February 2005

Blues legend BB KING broke down in tears in his native Mississippi on Tuesday (15FEB05) after state leaders declared the day BB King Day. The THRILL IS GONE musician, 79, was honoured by the...

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Elton Loves Vegas

9th February 2005

Rocker SIR ELTON JOHN has become Las Vegas, Nevada's unofficial tourism ambassador after finding Sin City to be a desert paradise while playing there in 2004. The Brit signed up to perform 91 shows...

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