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Jazz Bassist Lesberg Dies

Veteran jazz star JACK LESBERG has died from complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 85. Double bassist Lesberg performed with many jazz greats including LOUIS ARMSTRONG, BILLIE HOLIDAY, BENNY GOODMAN and EDDIE CONDON in...

Stars Communist Files Revealed

Late screen siren MARILYN MONROE was a suspected communist and tracked by the FBI. Newly-released documents reveal Monroe was just a number of stars the Federal Bureau of Investigation kept files on - including...

Dizzy Gillespie's Estate Up For Auction

Late jazz legend DIZZY GILLESPIE's estate is to be sold at auction today (14SEP05) in New Jersey, where it is expected to fetch more than $1 million (GBP555,000). Gillespie died in 1993 and left...

Cream Platinum Disc Contains Louis Armstrong

CREAM bassist JACK BRUCE was left confused recently when he decided to play one of the band's platinum discs - and jazz classics poured out of the speakers. Bruce, who is reuniting with bandmates...

Bounty Of Jazz Treasures Go On Sale

Iconic jazz memorabilia once owned by legends including CHARLIE PARKER, JOHN COLTRANE, DIZZY GILLESPIE and LOUIS ARMSTRONG will go under the hammer at an auction next month (20FEB05). More than four hundred items -...

Us Opera Star Robert Merrill Dies

Opera singer ROBERT MERRILL, best known for his renditions of THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER at the New York Yankees' baseball stadium, has died in New York. He was 85. The baritone sang with the city's...

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...

Rod Stewart Makes Fan's Singing Dream Come True

Rocker ROD STEWART granted a fan's lifetime wish, by performing a duet with her live on American television this morning (17OCT03). Registered nurse MOLLY, from Pennsylvania, entered TV show GOOD MORNING AMERICA's DO A...

Louis Armstrong's Home To Become A Museum

Jazz legend LOUIS ARMSTRONG's home in Queens, New York, is to open as a museum next week (beg13OCT03). The house, which has been vacant since Armstrong's widow LUCILLE died in 1983, will feature memorabilia...

Jazz Star Fuller Dies

Jazz trumpet player WALTER FULLER has died - he was 93. The veteran musician started his career in 1930 after being influenced by LOUIS ARMSTRONG. He spent years helping establish the San Diego jazz...

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