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Jazz Hall Of Fame

10th August 2005

Music legends COUNT BASIE, ELLA FITZGERALD and BENNY GOODMAN will be inducted into the Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall Of Fame in New York next month (SEP05) The trio are the latest to enter the...

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Jazz Legend Levey Dies

25th April 2005

Ground-breaking jazz drummer STAN LEVY died at Los Angeles' Valley Presbyterian Hospital last Tuesday (19APR05), just two months after undergoing cancer surgery. He was 79. Levy enjoyed a successful musical career which saw him...

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Jazz Star Oersted Pedersen Dies

21st April 2005

Danish jazz star NIELS-HENNING OERSTED PEDERSEN died of heart failure at his home in Ishoef, Denmark on Tuesday (19APR05). He was 58. The double bass player performed with huge jazz names during his 35-year...

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Director Garrison Dies

4th April 2005

Legendary TV director GREG GARRISON has died of pneumonia in his Los Angeles home. He was 81. After growing up in Brooklyn, New York, Garrison joined the Army Air Force during World War II...

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Jazz Legend Illinois Jacquet Dies

23rd July 2004

Legendary jazz saxophonist ILLINOIS JACQUET has died at his New York home at the age of 81. According to Jacquet's longtime friend DAN FRANK, he suffered a heart attack yesterday (22JUL04). Jacquet was...

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Chi-lites + Hank Williams Top Miserable Tunes List

26th May 2004

THE CHI-LITES' OH GIRL, HANK WILLIAMS' I'M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY and EV'RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE by ELLA FITZGERALD have been named The Most Miserable Songs of All Time in a new survey....

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Rod + Cher Get Bewildered

7th August 2003

Old-timers ROD STEWART and CHER have sexed up RODGERS + HART standard BEWITCHED, BOTHERED + BEWILDERED for the Scot's second album of smooth tunes. The risque lyrics to the original song had to be...

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Manilow To Get Ella Award

28th April 2003

Singer BARRY MANILOW is poised to receive the SOCIETY OF SINGERS' 12 annual ELLA AWARD today (28APR03). The ELLA Award, named after its first recipient ELLA FITZGERALD, goes to singers whose contributions to the...

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