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Bb King Backs Diabetes Songwriting Contest

19th October 2004

Blues legend BB KING is lending his support to the fight against diabetes by backing a new songwriting contest. The GIVE THE KING SOMETHING TO SING CONTEST is seeking blues ballad lyrics of 50...

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Big Joe In Hotel Shame

22nd August 2004

Blues singer BIG JOE TURNER has been slammed by a British music festival promoter after he and his wife allegedly used their hotel room as a toilet. The former BB KING bassist and his...

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Clapton Receives Rockwalk Honour

10th August 2004

GRAMMY-winning musician ERIC CLAPTON has had his handprints and signature set in stone, after being inducted into Hollywood's Rockwalk yesterday (09AUG04). Clapton, 59, received a commemorative plaque and had imprints of his hands and...

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Willie Nelson Jokes About Charles' Chess Skills At Funeral

21st June 2004

WILLIE NELSON and RAY CHARLES' longtime manager JOE ADAMS gave mourners something to laugh about at the crooner's funeral in Los Angeles on Friday (18JUN04) with a chess anecdote. The country legend performed a...

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Starbucks Pay Tribute To Ray Charles

18th June 2004

Soul crooner RAY CHARLES is being remembered as he's buried in Los Angeles today (18JUN04) - by coffee company STARBUCKS. The company will play Charles' music throughout the day in cafes across America, and...

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Ray Charles Fans Get A Last Look At Their Idol

18th June 2004

Fans of RAY CHARLES were treated to their hero's "final performance" in Los Angeles yesterday (17JUN04), after the soul great's family agreed to put his body on show to the public. Charles' devotees queued...

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Music Greats Line Up For Late Charles

16th June 2004

Music legends STEVIE WONDER, WILLIE NELSON and BB KING will perform a musical tribute to late music legend RAY CHARLES at his funeral on Friday (18JUN04) Soul pioneer Charles lost his battle...

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Buddy Guy And Bb King Win Top Honours At Handys

3rd May 2004

BUDDY GUY won three top honours and BB KING was named entertainer of the year at the 25th annual WC HANDY AWARDS concert in Tennessee on Thursday (29APR04). Guy's BLUES SINGER was given awards...

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The Show Goes On For Blues Great King

22nd April 2004

LATEST: Blues great BB KING has scrapped plans to undergo double cataract surgery so he can fulfil his current touring commitments. The 78-year-old living legend initially decided to reschedule dates so he could...

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Bb King: Nobody Sings As Terribly As I Do

22nd February 2004

Guitarist BB KING has poured scorn on his reputation as a musical genius - insisting his singing ability constantly lets him down. The SWEET SIXTEEN star is delighted with his success as one of...

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Stars Set To Dazzle Grammys

30th January 2004

50 CENT, CELINE DION, FOO FIGHTERS and ALICIA KEYS are among the musicians who've confirmed performances at the upcoming GRAMMY AWARDS next month (FEB04). The stars have been added to the performance roster for...

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Eddie Murphy's Lost Recordings

26th November 2003

EDDIE MURPHY's planning to thrill fans after his death - by releasing an album full of great musical collaborations. The movie funnyman enjoyed chart success in the 1980s with shock hit PARTY ALL THE...

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Bb King Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

16th October 2003

Veteran bluesman BB KING is to be honoured by the ROYAL SWEDISH ACADEMY OF MUSIC with the POLAR MUSIC PRIZE. The legendary guitarist will be handed the award by Sweden's KING CARL XVI GUSTAF...

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Crowes Comeback?

11th September 2003

CHRIS ROBINSON and MARC FORD have fuelled reports of a BLACK CROWES reunion after joining THE ALLMAN BROTHERS onstage in Los Angeles at the weekend (07SEP03). The surprise appearance by the Crowes during a...

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Scorsese's Blues Joy

28th August 2003

Movie director MARTIN SCORSESE is travelling to London to help assemble a blues supergroup for a one-off TV "jam session". The GOODFELLAS genius is a life-long blues and jazz fanatic and has arranged for...

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Hendrix Named Best Guitarist

26th August 2003

Rock legend JIMI HENDRIX has been named the greatest guitarist in rock history in a list compiled by ROLLING STONE magazine. The PURPLE HAZE star, who died in September 1970 aged 27, beat out...

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Sun Studios Becomes Historic Landmark

1st August 2003

Legendary rock'n'roll recording Mecca SUN STUDIOS has become the first such place in America to be granted a NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK - just one day after founder SAM PHILLIPS died. The Memphis, Tennessee building...

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Sesame Street To Release Music Album

18th July 2003

SESAME STREET is releasing a commerative box set of musical stars' performances on the seminal kids TV show - including tracks by CELINE DION, BILLY JOEL and REM. The American show has featured a...

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Clapton Guests On Blues Album

29th May 2003

Blues legend BUDDY GUY has drafted in famous friends BB KING and ERIC CLAPTON to guest star on his latest album. The acoustic longplayer BLUES SINGER will feature the LAYLA star on LUCY MAE...

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Clapton And King To Spearhead Blues Event

19th May 2003

Music legends BB KING, ERIC CLAPTON, WYNTON MARSALIS, RAY CHARLES and WILLIE NELSON are among the artists who will play the BLOWIN' THE BLUES AWAY gig in New York. The event, to be held...

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Metallica In Jail

2nd May 2003

Rockers METALLICA are to shoot their new video for ST ANGER at infamous Northern California's San Quentin State Prison. Metallica entered the 150-year-old San Francisco-area prison, where JOHNNY CASH and BB KING once recorded...

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Bb King Of Museums Planned

3rd April 2003

Blues legend BB KING is set to have a museum honouring him in his hometown of Indianola, Mississippi. Mississippi state senators have voted in favour of a bill which will tax tourists to raise...

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