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Lynn To Be Honoured By Music College

12th March 2007

Country music star LORETTA LYNN is to be honoured by Berklee College of Music in Boston. The 72-year-old singer will be awarded an honorary doctorate for her contribution to contemporary music at a ceremony at...

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Richards And Vedder To Induct Hall Of Fame Honorees

2nd March 2007

ROLLING STONES guitarist KEITH RICHARDS and PEARL JAM singer EDDIE VEDDER will help induct honorees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 12 March (07). Richards will induct the RONETTES, one week before...

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Driver, Dayne + Dawson Hit The High Notes At Independent Spirit Awards

25th February 2007

MINNIE DRIVER, TAYLOR DAYNE and ROSARIO DAWSON were among the stars who gave the Independent Spirit Awards a few musical highlights when they performed quirky songs dedicated to the ceremony's five Best Feature nominees. Driver...

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Timbaland Hails Elton's 'Musical Genius'

9th February 2007

Pop veteran SIR ELTON JOHN has been hailed a "musical genius" by hip-hop producer TIMBALAND, after the pair collaborated on a recent track. Timbaland, who has also worked with music sensations including NELLY FURTADO, JUSTIN...

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The Things They Say 3787

16th January 2007

"KELLY's really one of the top five singers in the world today. This girl is a young ARETHA FRANKLIN." SIMON COWELL has high praise for AMERICAN IDOL star KELLY CLARKSON....

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Franklin Asks Washington For Help With Film Roles

9th January 2007

Music legend ARETHA FRANKLIN is so desperate to land another film role she is asking DENZEL WASHINGTON to use his influence in Hollywood on her behalf. The THINK singer hasn't been offered a role on...

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Fascinating Fact 2652

7th January 2007

Country star FAITH HILL will duet with ARETHA FRANKLIN on the soul queen's new album ARETHA: A WOMAN FALLING OUT OF LOVE....

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Timberlake Looks For New Recruit

19th December 2006

Pop phenomenon Justin Timberlake has announced he is looking for unsigned talent to perform with him live at the Grammy Awards show next year.The SexyBack star is requesting for fans to submit videos of their...

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Kid Rock Honours Ertegun At Funeral

18th December 2006

KID ROCK was among the mourners who joined music industry heads and Turkish dignitaries at the funeral of Atlantic Records co-founder AHMET ERTEGUN in Istanbul, Turkey this morning (18DEC06). Ertegun, who launched the careers of...

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Atlantic Records Co-founder Dies

15th December 2006

Ahmet Ertegun, the co-founder of Atlantic Records, has died at the age of 83.Thanks to his vision, music legends including Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and the Rolling Stones were launched into the world.Remaining close to...

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Music Mogul Ertegun Dead At 83

15th December 2006

Music mogul AHMET ERTEGUN died in a New York hospital yesterday (14DEC06). He was 83. The founding chairman of Atlantic Records never recovered after sustaining a head injury in a fall backstage at a ROLLING...

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Aretha To Supervise Auditions To Find A New Franklin

13th December 2006

ARETHA FRANKLIN will supervise auditions for budding singers hoping to portray the Queen of Soul in a new musical based on her life. The production will be based on her 1999 autobiography ARETHA: FROM...

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Ertegun In Deep Coma

12th December 2006

LATEST: Atlantic Records co-founder AHMET ERTEGUN is critically ill in a coma, following his fall at a ROLLING STONES concert on 29 October (06). The record label issued a statement last month (NOV06) saying the...

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Stone Breaks Down In Tears On Stage

18th November 2006

British soul star JOSS STONE found herself in a flood of tears during a recent performance when a song brought back maternal memories. The YOU HAD ME singer was overcome with emotion after dedicating (YOU...

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Franklin Sings Song To Support Kennedy

15th November 2006

Queen of Soul ARETHA FRANKLIN jumped at the chance to sing a song for new movie BOBBY, because she was a huge fan of BOBBY KENNEDY. The film focuses on the day Kennedy was assassinated...

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Beatles Score Five Places On Top 100 Albums List

14th November 2006

THE BEATLES landed five albums on Time magazine's All-Time 100 album list. The Fab Four's ABBEY ROAD, WHITE ALBUM, SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND, REVOLVER and RUBBER SOUL were the most by any group...

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Blige + Franklin Duet For Bobby

7th November 2006

Soul queens MARY J BLIGE and ARETHA FRANKLIN have teamed up for the soundtrack of EMILIO ESTEVEZ's much-anticipated new movie BOBBY. The singers have recorded BRYAN ADAMS tune NEVER GONNA BREAK MY FAITH. The soundtrack...

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Ertegun In Coma After Fall

5th November 2006

Atlantic Records founder AHMET ERTEGUN is fighting for his life in a coma after falling over at a ROLLING STONES gig. Ertegun, 83, slipped and hit his head backstage while the band were playing at...

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Knight Still Bitter About Stevie Wonder's Song

4th October 2006

Soul legend GLADYS KNIGHT is still bitter pal STEVIE WONDER didn't ask her to record UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (THAT'S WHAT I'M GONNA DO) after she spent hours perfecting the classic song with...

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Knight Still Bitter About Stevie Wonder's Song

2nd October 2006

Soul legend GLADYS KNIGHT is still bitter pal STEVIE WONDER didn't ask her to record UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (THAT'S WHAT I'M GONNA DO) after she spent hours perfecting the classic song with...

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Guitarist Bennie Smith Dies

13th September 2006

Blues legend BENNIE SMITH died on Sunday (10SEP06) after suffering a heart attack. He was 72. Smith was due to perform a concert in University City, Missouri, with the Soulard Blues Band on the night...

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Mardin's Son Completes Dad's Final Tribute

12th August 2006

The tribute album music mogul ARIF MARDIN was recording when he died in June (06) will be completed by his producer son JOE. The Atlantic Records producer, who masterminded some of ARETHA FRANKLIN and DUSTY...

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Franklin Honoured

1st August 2006

ARETHA FRANKLIN will be the first female artist to be honoured with the Award of Excellence from the United Negro College Fund for her stirling philanthropic work. The RESPECT singer is set to receive the...

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Cole Returns With Covers Album

27th July 2006

Singer NATALIE COLE is planning a chart comeback with the songs of STING, NEIL YOUNG and KATE BUSH. The soul great has recorded an album of her favourite contemporary covers for her 20th release, entitled...

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Mardin Remembered At Istanbul Funeral

6th July 2006

LATEST: Celebrities and politicians paid tribute to legendary producer ARIF MARDIN when he was laid to rest in Istanbul, Turkey, yesterday (05JUL06). Mardin passed away at his New York City home from pancreatic cancer last...

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Willie Denson Dies

4th July 2006

Singer/songwriter WILLIE DENSON has died from lung cancer at his Columbus, Ohio, home at the age of 69. Denson, most famous for his hit MAMA SAID, lost his battle with the disease on Saturday (01JUL06)....

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Music Producer Mardin Dies

27th June 2006

Legendary producer ARIF MARDIN, who worked with such artists as ARETHA FRANKLIN, DAVID BOWIE and DIANA ROSS, has died at the age of 74. Mardin passed away at his New York City home from pancreatic...

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O2 Catch Keisha's Rising Star

22nd June 2006

As if to confirm her status as a soulful rising UK star, KEISHA WHITE has been confirmed to play at this weeks O2 sponsored Wireless. The London born teenager will be performing her June 19th released...

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Eminem Urged To Claim His Money

18th April 2006

Hip-hop star EMINEM is being urged by Michigan's Treasury Department to claim his forgotten property. The US state has published a list of people, including fellow Detroit celebrity ARETHA FRANKLIN, who have unclaimed bank accounts,...

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Muscle Shoals Gets The Film Treatment

8th April 2006

Legendary recording studio Muscle Shoals is set to become the focus of a new documentary from the director of critically-acclaimed film STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN. The MUSCLE SHOALS STORY will feature anecdotes from...

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