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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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Franklin Defends 'Fine' Howard Comments

16th March 2006

LATEST: Soul queen ARETHA FRANKLIN has laughed off reports she embarrassed TERRENCE HOWARD when she publicly announced her crush on him on Saturday (11MAR06), declaring he was "flattered". The A DEEPER LOVE singer denies she...

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Franklin Has The Hots For Howard

14th March 2006

Soul queen ARETHA FRANKLIN altered the seating chart at a showbiz event on Saturday (11MAR06), so she could sit next to her crush, Oscar-nominee TERRENCE HOWARD. The larger-than-life singer, 63, was honoured with a Pioneer...

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Aretha: 'I'm Proud To Be Big'

13th March 2006

Soul icon ARETHA FRANKLIN has spoken out in defence of her recent weight gain, saying she is proud to be a voluptuous woman. The RESPECT star regrets starving herself for four decades to maintain a...

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KeishaS A List Influences

3rd March 2006

Budding UK soul singer and songrwiting talent KEISHA WHITE has revealed the biggest influences on her fast rising music career, and they make up a very special R&B A list. Listening to ARETHA FRANKLIN, AALIYAH and...

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Reeves Wants Statues For Motown Legends

9th February 2006

Soul singer MARTHA REEVES has kicked off her term as a city councilor in Detroit, Michigan, with a campaign to erect statues of Motown's biggest stars - including herself. The 64-year-old, who still performs...

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The Rolling Stones Censored At Super Bowl

6th February 2006

THE ROLLING STONES were subjected to a five-second tape delay in their Super Bowl half-time show last night (05FEB06), over fears a repeat of JANET JACKSON's infamous wardrobe malfunction at the American football event two...

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The Things They Say 1184

3rd February 2006

"I won't have a wardrobe malfunction, I can tell you that." ARETHA FRANKLIN insists the censors won't need to worry about her Super Bowl performance on Sunday (05FEB06)....

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Franklin Forgives Nfl's Detroit 'Snub'

1st February 2006

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN has forgiven America's National Football League (NFL) for choosing THE ROLLING STONES to perform the prestigious half-time Super Bowl slot, instead of a Detroit artist. The Detroit, Michigan native will...

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Neville Can't Go Home To New Orleans

1st February 2006

NEVILLE BROTHERS star AARON NEVILLE is refusing to return to his native New Orleans, Louisiana - because the hurricane-ravaged city is bad for his asthma. The TELL IT LIKE IT IS singer's home was...

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Franklin Added To Super Bowl Line-up

19th January 2006

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN will team up with New Orleans, Louisiana, music veterans AARON NEVILLE and DR JOHN at the Super Bowl next month (FEB06). The RESPECT singer will sing the national anthem at...

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Foxx Urges Lovers To Buy Luther Tribute

19th December 2005

JAMIE FOXX is urging aspiring playboys to pick up a copy of the recently-released LUTHER VANDROSS tribute album this Christmas (05) because it's a surefire way to woo the ladies. The Oscar winner, who...

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Osbourne Slams Hall Of Fame Stars

6th December 2005

OZZY OSBOURNE has hit out at the other music greats inducted into Britain's Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame last month (NOV05) - for turning the event into an ego-fest. Osbourne's BLACK SABBATH joined...

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Dylan Snubs UK Music Hall Of Fame

18th November 2005

Rock legend BOB DYLAN infuriated organisers of Wednesday's (16NOV05) UK Music Hall Of Fame by snubbing the prestigious honour by refusing to turn up or make a video acceptance speech. The LIKE A ROLLING...

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Eurythmics Hailed By Blair

17th November 2005

British prime minister TONY BLAIR hailed pop legends EURYTHMICS at the second annual UK Music Hall Of Fame ceremony in London last night (16NOV05). Blair recorded a video message honouring duo ANNIE LENNOX and...

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Franklin Awarded Highest Us Honour

10th November 2005

Legendary soul singer ARETHA FRANKLIN has been awarded America's highest civilian honour by US President GEORGE W BUSH. The multi-Grammy award-winning RESPECT hitmaker was given the Presidential Medal Of Freedom for achievement in the...

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Franklin Throws Bash For Katrina Refugees

23rd October 2005

Soul veteran ARETHA FRANKLIN threw lavish parties at a hotel in Detroit, Michigan, last week (21-22OCT05) for survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Approximately 40 survivors of the August (29AUG05) hurricane which ravaged America's Gulf Coast...

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Carey And Michael To Duet

30th September 2005

Pop superstars MARIAH CAREY and GEORGE MICHAEL are in talks to record a duet together. The singers met backstage at the London Live 8 gig in July (02JUL05) and Carey was delighted when Michael...

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Aretha Desperate To Lose Weight

16th September 2005

Soul queen ARETHA FRANKLIN is on a desperate mission to lose weight and she has been so inspired by TV star KIRSTIE ALLEY's drastic slimdown, she's signing up to the JENNY CRAIG Diet. The...

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Destiny's Child Make It A Double At Soul Train Awards

8th September 2005

DESTINY'S CHILD wrapped up their career in Pasadena, California last night (07SEP05) by picking up two honours at the 2005 Soul Train Awards. The trio, who will play their final concerts later this month...

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Vandross Tribute Cd

12th August 2005

The biggest stars of R+B and pop have recorded a tribute album for tragic soul star LUTHER VANDROSS. ARETHA FRANKLIN, SIR ELTON JOHN, CELINE DION, BABYFACE, ALICIA KEYS, USHER, BEYONCE KNOWLES, WYCLEF JEAN and...

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Franklin's Son In Legal Trouble

28th July 2005

Soul diva ARETHA FRANKLIN's son EDWARD is in trouble with the law again after allegedly stealing a bicycle. The 47-year-old faces a year in prison if he's found guilty of taking the bike from...

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Labelle Battle Voice Problems On New Album

10th July 2005

Soul legend PATTI LaBELLE is convinced God is behind her new duets album CLASSIC MOMENTS because she didn't have a voice during the project. The singer was told to postpone recording sessions until her...

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Rain Doesn't Dampen Luther's Big Tribute

9th July 2005

LATEST: STEVIE WONDER, ARETHA FRANKLIN and CISSY HOUSTON hit the high notes yesterday (08JUL05) as friends and fans of LUTHER VANDROSS braved the rain in New York to say farewell to the soul great....

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