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Rudimental Love Playing Live


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Rudimental say playing live is the best part of their career.

The British drum and bass group - comprised of Piers Agget, Amir Amor, Kesi Dryden and DJ Locksmith - love performing at festivals and their own shows as it has allowed them to achieve so much.

They said: ''We love playing live though that's one thing which has really pushed our career.''

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A Week In News: Sheeran's 'x' Ed, 'Transformers' Schools Rivals, Monty Python Class Reunion, A 'Hundred-Year-Old Man' Breaks All The Rules


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Glastooo!: You'd have had to have been living under 17 rocks on the other side of the world to avoid the constant Glastonbury Festival coverage. As well as hundreds of thousands of punters, Somerset's Worthy Farm played host to one of the strongest line-ups seen in recent years, including Metallica, Arcade Fire, Kasabian, Jack White and Elbow.

Pop star Lily Allen raised a few eyebrows but more cheers with her foul-mouthed rant, whilst country rock superstar Dolly Parton was the biggest crowd draw ever seen and Rudimental were reduced to tears when their set was cut short due to the stormy weather.

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The Best Tributes To The Late, Great Bobby Womack


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Tributes from the entertainment world flooded in for the late soul singer Bobby Womack, who died on Friday (27 June), aged 70.

Womack, whose career spanned almost six decades, had worked with artists ranging from Sam Cooke and Ray Charles to Damon Albarn and Gorrilaz. As a musician, he played guitar on seminal records by Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin and Dusty Springfield.

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The Rolling Stones Say Goodbye To "Formidable" Bobby Womack


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The Rolling Stones have paid tribute to the late soul legend Bobby Womack after his death on Friday, aged 70. Womack had suffered from colon cancer and diabetes. The Stones' association with the singer dares back to 1964 when the band covered It's All Over Now, originally recorded by Womack's group The Valentinos.

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"Bobby Womack was a huge influence on us," the tribute read on the Stones' Facebook page. "He was a true pioneer of soul and R&B, whose voice and songwriting touched millions. On stage, his presence was formidable. His talents put him up there with the greats. We will remember him, first and foremost, as a friend."

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RIP Bobby Womack: Remembering The Soul Legend And Songwriting Master


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Soul legend Bobby Womack has passed away at the age of 70 due to a currently unconfirmed cause. The singer enjoyed a long and illustrious career in soul that spanned six decades and saw him work with a diverse range of fellow artists, including Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett, Sly Stone, Damon Albarn and Gorillaz.

Born on the 4th March 1944 in Cleveland, Ohio, began his career as part of his family band, The Womack Brothers, which toured the gospel circuit of America. Impressively musically talented from an early age, Womack and his band were soon signed to SAR Records by Sam Cooke.

In the late sixties, Bobby embarked upon his solo career, playing guitar for artists such as Aretha Franklin and honing his songwriting technique. His debut album, Fly Me To The Moon, saw the young artist claim his first hit with a cover of 'California Dreamin'.'

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Bobby Womack, Vocalist And Songwriting Genius, Dies Aged 70


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Bobby Womack, the soul singer and songwriter, died on Friday. He was 70. A representative for his label XL Recordings confirmed the death but provided no other details. Womack was a prolific vocalist, one of the greatest of all time, but he also penned hit tracks for the Rolling Stones, George Benson and Janis Joplin.

Bobby WomackBobby Womack performing in Liverpool in 2014

Womack, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009, played alongside Elvis Presley and was mentored by Sam Cooke. In later life he worked with Damon Albarn and created some of his best work on 2012's The Bravest Man in the World. 

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It's That Time Of Year Again! New Orleans Jazz Festival Returns With Another Two Weekends Of Music Mythology


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It's that time of year again where New Orleans go all out to prove they are one of the most culturally rich cities in North America with their annual two-weekend event, the New Orleans Jazz Festival.

The Jazz Festival has expanded to two long weekends since its inaugural year in 1970, meaning that more people than ever can get the chance to enjoy the fine music culture of Louisiana. The Queen of Gospel Mahalia Jackson appeared at the first event alongside renowned orchestral composer Duke Ellington, and from then on the festival has gone from strength to strength and has never once lost the spirit that has made it so loved.

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Bobby Womack - Bobby Womack performing live on stage at the Royal Concert Hall - Glasgow, United Kingdom - Monday 27th January 2014

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Glen Power - The Script - Arthur's Day performers seen at The Morrison Hotel including The Script & Bobby Womack... - Dublin, Ireland - Thursday 26th September 2013

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Bluesfest 2013 Line Up Announced - Robert Plant, Bobby Womack, Van Morrison Plus Many More..

Posted on 16 July 2013

Bluesfest 2013 Line Up Announced - Robert Plant, Bobby Womack, Van Morrison Plus Many More..

Glastonbury Festival 2013: Your Guide To The Biggest Clashes!


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With such a ginormous festival site at 900 acres, and plenty of drunken hoardes and muddy puddles to fight through, the simple act of walking from one stage to another can be a difficult task. Throw in a lost mud-sucked welly and inebriated disorientation and you haven't a hope in hell of deftly navigating your way in between acts - even with that overpriced festival lanyard you spent half your first day's budget on.

Glastonbury returns in 2013 after having taking a well needed break in 2012 - the Eavis family, the cows and the grass all had a rest whilst the portaloos and crowd barriers were in London for the Olympics. The festival this year marks it's revival with an exciting line-up, including The Rolling Stones, Mumford & Sons, Arctic Monkeys, Chic feat. Nile Rodgers, Chase and Status, and Public Enemy.

However, with all star-packed line-ups comes inevitable clashes: fan of both Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds AND Smashing Pumpkins? Too bad - they're both on around 20:30 on the Sunday with a good half mile hike between stages, meaning you'll have to forego one sullen frontman for another.

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Bobby Womack Reveals Alzheimers Diagnosis On Radio 6


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At the age of 68 soul and R&B legend Bobby Womack has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

Co-hosting a show on Radio 6 with Gilles Peterson he revealed the diagnosis and discussed his feelings about it. "The doctor said you have signs of Alzheimer's," he told Peterson, reports the BBC. "He said it's not bad yet but it's going to get worse." He added, "I don't feel together yet because negative things come in my mind and it's hard for me to remember sometimes... The most embarrassing thing was when we were getting ready to announce Damon and I can't remember his last name. That's so embarrassing."

Having already suffered a difficult 2012 with bouts of pneumonia as well as battling prostate cancer, undoubtedly he had hoped for a better 2013. This news certainly puts a dampener on the year, but increased research should hopefully help slow the symptoms from advancing in the future. Unfortunately, a lot of his career relies on his memory, as he says "How can I not remember songs that I wrote? That's frustrating." 

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Bobby Womack Sunday 21st October 2012

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Dionne Warwick and Bobby Womack - Dionne Warwick and Bobby Womack Monday 22nd October 2012 The Q Awards held at the Grosvenor House - Arrivals.

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Bobby Womack - Bobby Womack and The Gorrilaz Australia - perform live in concert at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre Wednesday 8th December 2010

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Bobby Womack

Date of birth

4th March, 1944

Date of death

27th June, 2014

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male


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