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Bobby Womack Biopic In The Works

18th August 2014

Mos Def and Samuel L. Jackson have emerged as the frontrunners to play Bobby Womack in a biopic about the soul legend, who died earlier this year (14).The Across 110th Street singer's longtime tour manager...

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Bobby Womack's Final Album To Be Released Before The End Of 2014

15th August 2014

Bobby Womack's longtime tour manager and sidekick is hoping to release the album the soul great had just completed before his death in June (14) in time for the holidays.Don Smalls tells Wenn new tracks,...

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Sinead O'connor Replaces Bobby Womack As Headliner Of Womad Festival

10th July 2014

Irish singer Sinead O'connor has been tapped to replace late soul legend Bobby Womack as the headliner of Britain's Womad musical festival.The If You Think You're Lonely Now hitmaker passed away last month (Jun14) at...

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Damon Albarn Pays Tribute To Bobby Womack

8th July 2014

Damon Albarn says Bobby Womack will ''never leave'' him.The Blur star has paid tribute to the late musician - who died last month aged 70 - and admitted he has struggled to ''accept that he's...

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Damon Albarn: 'I Learned So Much From Bobby Womack'

8th July 2014

Damon Albarn will always be grateful to soul star Bobby Womack for sharing his musical knowledge with him in the years before his death.The pair became close friends after the British rocker helped Womack achieve...

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A Week In News: Sheeran's 'X' Ed, 'Transformers' Schools Rivals, Monty Python Class Reunion, A 'Hundred-year-old Man' Breaks All The Rules

By Lauren James | 4th July 2014

Glastooo!: You'd have had to have been living under 17 rocks on the other side of the world to avoid the constant Glastonbury Festival coverage. As well as hundreds of thousands of punters, Somerset's Worthy...

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Raphael Saadiq Shares Bobby Womack Tribute Song

4th July 2014

Soul singer/producer Raphael Saadiq has honoured the memory of late music legend Bobby Womack with a special tribute song featuring rapper Snoop Dogg.The That's The Way I Feel About 'Cha icon passed away last Friday...

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The Best Tributes To The Late, Great Bobby Womack

By Dan Greaves | 3rd July 2014

Tributes from the entertainment world flooded in for the late soul singer Bobby Womack, who died on Friday (27 June), aged 70.Womack, whose career spanned almost six decades, had worked with artists ranging from Sam...

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Fascinating Fact: 4269383

2nd July 2014

The front page of Bobby Womack's official website has been replaced with footage of the late soul man performing gospel track Deep River in the studio. Womack passed away on Friday (27Jun14).

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Candi Staton: 'Bobby Womack Should Have Retired Last Year'

2nd July 2014

Soul legend Bobby Womack refused to retire last year (14) when his closest friends begged him to stop touring and enjoy life.The singer/songwriter passed away on Friday (27Jun14), aged 70, a year after revealing he...

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Peter Gabriel: 'We Were Proud To Have Booked Bobby Womack For Womad Festival'

1st July 2014

Rocker Peter Gabriel has paid tribute to Bobby Womack following the soul legend's death on Friday (27Jun14).The Across 110th Street singer was billed to headline Gabriel's Womad festival in England at the end of the...

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The Rolling Stones Say Goodbye To "Formidable" Bobby Womack

By Michael West | 30th June 2014

The Rolling Stones have paid tribute to the late soul legend Bobby Womack after his death on Friday, aged 70. Womack had suffered from colon cancer and diabetes. The Stones' association with the singer dares...

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Stevie Wonder Pays Tribute To Bobby Womack At London Calling

30th June 2014

Stevie Wonder paid tribute to the late Bobby Womack as he closed the Calling Festival in London on Sunday night (29.06.14).The soul legend sent his ''condolences'' to Bobby's grieving family following his passing last Friday...

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Kasabian Close Glastonbury Festival

30th June 2014

Kasabian closed Glastonbury festival with a bang on Sunday night (29.06.14).The rockers brought the festival held at Worthy Farm in Somerset, South West England, to an epic crescendo with a fast-paced set bursting with classic...

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Stevie Wonder Remembers Bobby Womack At London Festival

30th June 2014

Music legend Stevie Wonder paid tribute to fellow soul star Bobby Womack as he closed the London Calling Festival on Sunday night (30Jun14).The Superstition hitmaker headlined the final day of the event in the British...

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The Rolling Stones Pay Tribute To The Late, Great Bobby Womack

By Victoria Pavlova | 29th June 2014

Bobby Womack’s death on Friday was followed by a wave of grief and condolences by his friends and fans. The Rolling Stones were among the first to pay tribute to the legendary musician – and...

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Rip Bobby Womack: Remembering The Soul Legend And Songwriting Master

By Lauren James | 28th June 2014

Soul legend Bobby Womack has passed away at the age of 70 due to a currently unconfirmed cause. The singer enjoyed a long and illustrious career in soul that spanned six decades and saw him...

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Damon Albarn Leads Tributes To Soul Legend Bobby Womack

28th June 2014

Bobby Womack's friend and collaborator Damon Albarn has joined stars including Ronnie Wood, Justin Timberlake and Ronald Isley to pay tribute to the soul legend following his death on Friday (27Jun14).The music veteran, who had...

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Ronnie Wood Pays Tribute To Bobby Womack

28th June 2014

Ronnie Wood has paid tribute to the late soul singer Bobby Womack.The 70-year-old soul music star - who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009 and enjoyed a career...

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Bobby Womack, Vocalist And Songwriting Genius, Dies Aged 70

By Michael West | 28th June 2014

Bobby Womack, the soul singer and songwriter, died on Friday. He was 70. A representative for his label XL Recordings confirmed the death but provided no other details. Womack was a prolific vocalist, one of...

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Bobby Womack Has Died

28th June 2014

Legendary soul singer Bobby Womack has died.The 70-year-old star, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009 and enjoyed a career spanning seven decades, passed away in his sleep on...

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Bobby Womack Dead At 70

28th June 2014

Soul legend Bobby Womack has died at the age of 70.The singer passed away on Friday (27Jun14), while battling colon cancer and diabetes. The former member of gospel group the Womack Brothers went solo...

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Bobby Womack Joins The Old-timers For Womad Festival

4th June 2014

Veteran soul man Bobby Womack is to headline this year's (14) Womad festival in England with fellow 'pensioners' Richard Thompson and Manu Dibango.Together with 54-year-old Youssou N'Dour, the four stars are an accumulated 269, making...

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It's That Time Of Year Again! New Orleans Jazz Festival Returns With Another Two Weekends Of Music Mythology

By Holly Williams | 24th April 2014

It's that time of year again where New Orleans go all out to prove they are one of the most culturally rich cities in North America with their annual two-weekend event, the New Orleans Jazz...

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Fascinating Fact: 4006951

24th December 2013

Soul legend Bobby Womack is set to collaborate with fellow musicians Snoop Dogg, Rod Stewart and Stevie Wonder on his next album. The new record, which has not yet been named, will be the star's...

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Ronnie Wood To Perform Tribute To Rolling Stones' Hero

28th August 2013

Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood is to perform a tribute to legendary bluesman Jimmy Reed. The rocker's side project, The Ronnie Wood Band, has been announced as the closing act of BluesFest, which will take...

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Glastonbury Festival 2013 In Pictures: Sun, Cider And The Rolling Stones [Pictures]

By Michael West | 1st July 2013

And that's it. Another year passes and Worthy Farm closes its gates on the Glastonbury Festival revellers for another 12 months. Though there's always the distant murmur of someone professing it "the best Glastonbury ever,"...

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Damon Albarn Joins Bobby Womack On Glastonbury Stage

1st July 2013

Soul legend Bobby Womack invited his close friend Damon Albarn onstage at Glastonbury festival on Sunday (30Jun13) to perform tracks from his latest album.The Blur frontman teamed up with Womack on his 2012 record The...

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Glastonbury Festival 2013: Your Guide To The Biggest Clashes!

By Lauren James | 25th June 2013

With such a ginormous festival site at 900 acres, and plenty of drunken hoardes and muddy puddles to fight through, the simple act of walking from one stage to another can be a difficult task....

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Damon Albarn Confirms Work On Solo Album

29th May 2013

Damon Albarn is working on a solo album.The Blur frontman has confirmed he has joined forced with XL Records chief Richard Russell for the record and believes it is his input which will prevent the...

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