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Jeff Lynne & Laura Mvula Receive Honorary Degrees In Hometown

5th March 2014

Electric Light Orchestra star Jeff Lynne and singer/songwriter Laura Mvula have been handed honorary degrees at Birmingham City University in England.Mvula, a former graduate of the university, and the 66-year-old Birmingham native were both named...

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Paul Mccartney And Ringo Starr Reunite At Beatles Tribute

28th January 2014

Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were joined by Katy Perry, John Mayer and Alicia Keys for a special TV show to commemorate 50 years since The Beatles first appeared on US television. The...

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David O. Russell Still Can't Believe He Landed Lost Elo Tracks For Movie

18th December 2013

Director David O. Russell tracked down Electric Light Orchestra leader Jeff Lynne while he was dreaming up the soundtrack for his 1970s-era movie American Hustle and asked him to part with a handful of unreleased...

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Jeff Lynne Marks Elo Anniversary With New Material

23rd April 2013

Rock legend Jeff Lynne is marking Electric Light Orchestra's 40th anniversary by releasing new material.The band is celebrating the milestone on Tuesday (23Apr13) by unveiling a new album called Electric Light Orchestra Live, which features...

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A Week In Music Featuring: Coldplay, Elo, Hot Chip, Hot Chip And Much More!

By Hayley Avron | 3rd December 2012

Coldplay live CD/DVD CoverAlbums of Note... Coldplay’s Live 2012 album shows a band far more at ease with themselves than their previous live release, from 2003. The Live 2012 package includes both blu-ray and CD....

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Paul Sir Paul Mccartney Keen To Rework Another Lost John Lennon Track With Jeff Lynne

8th October 2012

Sir Paul Mccartney is plotting to return to the studio with producer Jeff Lynne and complete work on another John Lennon tune he and his Beatles bandmates gave up on while recording Free As A...

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Joe Walsh's New Wife Forced Him Back In To The Studio

23rd May 2012

The Eagles rocker Joe Walsh has credited his wife with getting him back in the studio to work on his first solo album in two decades, revealing she bullied him into working with British star...

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Ringo Starr Turns 70 With Peace And Love

8th July 2010

Ringo Starr celebrated his 70th birthday yesterday (07.07.10) with a party in New York's Times Square.The former Beatle stepped outside the Hard Rock Cafe at midday with his friends and family, including wife Barbara Bach,...

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George Harrison's Afterlife Album

17th June 2009

Several previously unheard songs by George Harrison are set to be released.The late former Beatle had a large batch of unfinished tracks at the time of his death in 2001 and they will now be...

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Unheard Harrison Songs Set For Release

17th June 2009

Late BEATLES star GEORGE HARRISON is to release a second posthumous album after his pal JEFF LYNNE reportedly agreed to complete some of his unfinished works.The star, who died in 2001, left behind a vast...

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Ringo Starr Makes Up Fab Three

2nd June 2009

Ringo Starr is set to join Sir Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan to record new tracks over the summer. The ex-Beatles drummer - real name Richard Starkey - is keen to join his former Fab...

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Bob Dylan's Mccartney Summer Duet

26th May 2009

Bob Dylan and Sir Paul McCartney will work together this summer.The 'Blowin' in the Wind' singer recently said he would be "excited" to collaborate with the former Beatles star, and after Paul also indicated his...

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Lynne To Receive Ascap Honour

23rd March 2009

ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA & TRAVELING WILBURYS star JEFF LYNNE is to be awarded the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers' (ASCAP) 2009 Golden Note honour. The revered Brit, who has also produced the Beatles, Roy...

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Oasis, U2 And Arctic Monkeys Dominate Q Awards

30th October 2006

OASIS, U2 and ARCTIC MONKEYS all emerged triumphant at the 2006 Q Music Awards in London today (30OCT06), taking home two awards each. Oasis was named Best Act In The World Today while the band's...

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Petty + Lynne Stage Wilburys Tribute At The Hollywood Bowl

27th September 2006

TOM PETTY staged a semi-reunion of supergroup THE TRAVELING WILBURYS onstage at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles last night (26SEP06) when he invited British rocker JEFF LYNNE to join him. The LEARNING TO FLY...

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Petty + Lynne Stage Wilburys Tribute At The Hollywood Bowl

27th September 2006

TOM PETTY staged a semi-reunion of supergroup THE TRAVELING WILBURYS onstage at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles last night (26SEP06) when he invited British rocker JEFF LYNNE to join him. The LEARNING TO FLY...

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Xanadu Stars Get Their Skates On

12th August 2006

The ambitious producers of a new version of OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN's cult movie musical XANADU are planning to turn the project into a roller-disco extravaganza. New York theatre favourites JANE KRAKOWSKI and BEN VEREEN are among...

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Petty Goes It Alone Again

8th April 2006

Rocker TOM PETTY has gone solo again on his new album and plans to wow fans with his drumming skills. The FREE FALLIN' hitmaker has ditched his longtime backing band THE HEARTBREAKERS again to work...

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Xanadu Set For Stage Debut

27th March 2006

A stage version of roller disco film XANADU, which starred OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN, is in the works for a spring 2007 debut. The music will be taken from the film version, which was written by JOHN...

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Orbison And Harrison's Wives Team Up

30th May 2004

The widows of late rock legends ROY ORBISON and GEORGE HARRISON have teamed up to release a series of lost recordings their husbands made as part of 1980s supergroup THE TRAVELING WILBURYS. Orbison and...

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Clapton Explains Harrison Induction Absence

26th March 2004

Rock legend ERIC CLAPTON passed on the chance to induct his pal GEORGE HARRISON into the ROCK + ROLL HALL OF FAME earlier this month (MAR04) - because he's sure people are sick of his...

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Harrison Inducted Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

16th March 2004

Late BEATLE GEORGE HARRISON was inducted into the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME last night (15MAR04) in recognition of his achievements as a solo artist. The MY SWEET LORD star - who died...

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Ex-beatles At Harrison Film Tribute

25th September 2003

The two surviving members of the BEATLES joined guests and family at the first screening of a documentary honouring their late bandmate GEORGE HARRISON. SIR PAUL McCARTNEY, his wife HEATHER MILLS and RINGO...

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Cinema Release For Harrison Tribute

1st September 2003

Fans of late BEATLES guitarist SIR GEORGE HARRISON will soon be able pay homage to the star in cinemas - last year's (02) star-studded tribute gig is being released on the big screen. The...

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