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Jazz Legend Levey Dies

Ground-breaking jazz drummer STAN LEVY died at Los Angeles' Valley Presbyterian Hospital last Tuesday (19APR05), just two months after undergoing cancer surgery. He was 79. Levy enjoyed a successful musical career which saw him...

Jazz Star Oersted Pedersen Dies

Danish jazz star NIELS-HENNING OERSTED PEDERSEN died of heart failure at his home in Ishoef, Denmark on Tuesday (19APR05). He was 58. The double bass player performed with huge jazz names during his 35-year...

Director Garrison Dies

Legendary TV director GREG GARRISON has died of pneumonia in his Los Angeles home. He was 81. After growing up in Brooklyn, New York, Garrison joined the Army Air Force during World War II...

Jazz Legend Illinois Jacquet Dies

Legendary jazz saxophonist ILLINOIS JACQUET has died at his New York home at the age of 81. According to Jacquet's longtime friend DAN FRANK, he suffered a heart attack yesterday (22JUL04). Jacquet was...

Chi-lites + Hank Williams Top Miserable Tunes List

THE CHI-LITES' OH GIRL, HANK WILLIAMS' I'M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY and EV'RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE by ELLA FITZGERALD have been named The Most Miserable Songs of All Time in a new survey....

Rod + Cher Get Bewildered

Old-timers ROD STEWART and CHER have sexed up RODGERS + HART standard BEWITCHED, BOTHERED + BEWILDERED for the Scot's second album of smooth tunes. The risque lyrics to the original song had to be...

Manilow To Get Ella Award

Singer BARRY MANILOW is poised to receive the SOCIETY OF SINGERS' 12 annual ELLA AWARD today (28APR03). The ELLA Award, named after its first recipient ELLA FITZGERALD, goes to singers whose contributions to the...

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