Latest Arif Mardin News

Robin Gibb: Bee Gees Shared Spiritual Bond

21st November 2012

Robin Gibb thought the Bee Gees shared the same soul.The late singer - who died in May aged 62 after losing his battle with cancer - says his brothers Barry and Maurice had a bond...

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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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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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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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Chaka Khan Disliked Jackson Track

4th February 2004

Soul veteran CHAKA KHAN is astonished she ever recorded a cover of MICHAEL JACKSON's 1971 track GOT TO BE THERE - because she didn't like the original. The AIN'T NOBODY singer recorded a cover...

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Norah Owes Her Success To 9/11 Tragedy

28th January 2004

NORAH JONES and JOSH GROBAN owe their success to the world's need to return to a golden era after 9/11, according to legendary producer ARIF MARDIN. The 71-year-old producer, who helped turn Jones' COME...

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Mardin Delighted With Latifah Project

23rd January 2004

Legendary music producer ARIF MARDIN happily took control of QUEEN LATIFAH's new standards album after watching her perform SARAH VAUGHAN classic LUSH LIFE in a little known 1998 movie. Mardin, 71, who has worked...

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Latifah Calls In Norah's Producer

14th January 2004

QUEEN LATIFAH is making sure she makes the grade as a sultry seductress on her upcoming standards album, by signing up NORAH JONES' producer for the project. The rapper and actress will work with...

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Latifah Prepares To Sing Down The House

7th October 2003

QUEEN LATIFAH has put her rap career temporarily aside to try her hand at singing. The rapper-turned-actress, who scooped an OSCAR nomination for her performance in the hit musical CHICAGO, recently inked a multimedia...

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