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Hennessy Keen To Get Back To Busking

11th April 2009

Former LAW & ORDER star JILL HENNESSY has developed a career as a New York street busker if her acting career ever ends - because she already knows where the best places to play BOB...

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Five Grammys For Winehouse

11th February 2008

Amy Winehouse has scooped five prizes at the Grammy awards despite being unable to attend the Los Angeles ceremony.The Back to Black star was named best new artist while also claiming the record of the...

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Fascinating Fact 4729

29th January 2008

SIMON + GARFUNKEL are to follow the likes of JONI MITCHELL and SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY and release a new live collection through coffee chain Starbucks' music label. The new album, Live 1969, will be available...

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Mitchell Mourns The Loss Of Sixties' Dream

17th January 2008

Folk singer JONI MITCHELL is disappointed her 1960s dream of changing the world failed to inspire any real progress. The Big Yellow Taxi hitmaker applauded attitudes in the sixties but criticised the 'hippie' generation for...

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Hancock Calls On Famous Friends For Mitchell Tribute

2nd August 2007

TINA TURNER, CORINNE BAILEY RAE and LEONARD COHEN are among the stars who'll join jazz great HERBIE HANCOCK on his upcoming JONI MITCHELL tribute album. Hancock has reworked a handful of Mitchell classics on River:...

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Joni Mitchell Signs Starbucks Deal

25th July 2007

Singing legend JONI MITCHELL is set to follow in the footsteps of SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY by signing an album distribution deal with coffee giant Starbucks. The Big Yellow Taxi star is the latest signing to...

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'Sneaky' Pete Kleinow Dies

9th January 2007

Former FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS steel guitarist 'SNEAKY' PETE KLEINOW has died at the age of 72. Kleinow died on Saturday (6JAN07) at a convalescent home in Petaluma, California. He was suffering with Alzheimer's disease. Kleinow...

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Prince, Bjork + Costello Celebrate Mitchell Comeback

3rd January 2007

PRINCE, BJORK and ELVIS COSTELLO will pay tribute to JONI MITCHELL on a new album as the iconic Canadian folk singer plans a comeback in 2007. The trio will be joined by JAMES TAYLOR, SARAH...

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Retired Joni Mitchell Plans Comeback

24th October 2006

Music legend JONI MITCHELL is to come out of retirement to record her first new album for eight years. The singer/songwriter claims world events and her dislike of the current US leadership has inspired her...

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Mclachlan Joins The Early Christmas Album Rush

9th August 2006

Canadian singer SARAH MCLACHLAN has joined the list of celebrity Christmas fans planning a 2006 festive release. After recording a version of JOHN LENNON's HAPPY XMAS (WAR IS OVER) as a holiday release, MCLachlan chose...

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Dylan Tops Songwriters Polls

5th July 2006

BOB DYLAN has topped a new magazine poll of the best living songwriters, beating off competition from NEIL YOUNG and BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN. Writers of US music magazine Paste chose Dylan to head up their comprehensive...

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Music Producer Henry Lewy Dies

19th April 2006

Longtime JONI MITCHELL recording engineer and producer HENRY LEWY died in Prescott, Arizona on Saturday (15APR06). He was 79. Lewy worked with Mitchell on 13 albums and also served as engineer and producer for NEIL...

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Jazz Drummer Alias Dies

6th April 2006

Jazz drummer DON ALIAS died in New York last week (28MAR06). He was 66. The percussionist, who has played for MILES DAVIS, NINA SIMONE, LOU REED, HERBIE HANCOCK, JONI MITCHELL and DIZZY GILLESPIE during his...

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The Things They Say 1611

14th March 2006

"They turned it very suddenly from being a musical experience to being a theatrical experience and, therefore, it became far more important what you looked like... That's what puts BRITNEY SPEARS, who's about as deep...

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Tunstall: 'I'm A Freak'

8th March 2006

Singer/songwriter KT TUNSTALL feared she would be seen as a "freak" at last month's (FEB06) Brit Awards ceremony - as she had no idea who any of her fellow pop stars were. The Scottish guitarist,...

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Jackson Lawyers Play Down Beatles Debt Threat

20th December 2005

LATEST: Lawyers for pop superstar MICHAEL JACKSON have played down suggestions his prized THE BEATLES song catalogue will be seized by creditors. The THRILLER hitmaker is thought to have borrowed heavily against his assets,...

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Fascinating Fact 676

16th December 2005

BEN FOLDS, DESTINY'S CHILD star MICHELLE WILLIAMS, JOE JACKSON, NEIL SEDAKA, SUZANNE VEGA and LORI ANDERSON are to perform at a 1 February (06) tribute concert to singer/songwriter JONI MITCHELL at New York's Carnegie Hall....

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Petty Gets Top Billboard Honour

13th October 2005

Rocker TOM PETTY is to be honoured with the prestigious Billboard Century Award in December (05), 13 years after he presented GEORGE HARRISON with the first one. The award, Billboard's highest honour for creative...

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Williams: 'I'm Up There With Dylan'

22nd July 2005

US country star LUCINDA WILLIAMS associates herself with legends including BOB DYLAN and BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, because she believes her talents are as good as the "great writers" of music. Many stars still revere the...

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Morissette Cried A River Over Canada

8th July 2005

ALANIS MORISSETTE credits fellow Canadian rocker JONI MITCHELL's ballad RIVER with helping her overcome her overwhelming home sickness when she moved to Los Angeles. The IRONIC singer loves the song's romantic descriptions of her...

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Mitchell: 'Taylor Was The Best Lover'

22nd April 2005

JONI MITCHELL has paid former boyfriend JAMES TAYLOR the ultimate compliment in a new book - she says she's celibate because she couldn't find a lover who measured up to the singer. The reclusive...

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Stewart Auctions Eurythmics Piano

3rd April 2005

Former EURYTHMICS star DAVE STEWART is auctioning off his star-studded piano prior to his move to America. The black BECHSTEIN grand - which Stewart has owned for over 20 years - has been used...

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Mitchell Picked Music Over Crime

1st March 2005

Folk rocker JONI MITCHELL pursued a music career when she began resenting her pals' chosen pastime - crime. The BOTH SIDES NOW legend had failed to achieve high grades in school, but instead of...

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Mitchell Prayed To Christmas Tree

1st March 2005

Folk legend JONI MITCHELL prayed to a Christmas tree to overcome her childhood polio - and recovered in time to celebrate the festive period. The tree was brought to her by her mother while...

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Roberts' Maternity Music

2nd December 2004

New mother JULIA ROBERTS sang JONI MITCHELL and DAVE MATTHEWS BAND hits to her babies during her pregnancy. The ERIN BROCKOVICH actress and cameraman husband DANNY MODER welcomed twins HAZEL PATRICIA and PHINNAEUS WALTER...

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Ashlee Simpson's Fans Offered Alternatives

17th November 2004

Talk of ASHLEE SIMPSON's lip-syncing scandal has been revived after a group stepped forward to offer her fans "real" music in exchange for her debut album AUTOBIOGRAPHY. New York's HOPE (HORRIFIED OBSERVERS OF PEDESTRIAN...

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Downey Jr Gets Musical

12th November 2004

ROBERT DOWNEY JR is set to become the latest actor to try his luck as a crooner - the movie star will release his debut album THE FUTURIST later this month. To date,...

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Tull Release Isle Of Wight Performance On Cd

12th November 2004

Progressive rockers JETHRO TULL are releasing their acclaimed performance at the 1970 ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL on CD, in a bid to get some money back from the event. The group wowed the crowds...

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Stefani's Anguish During Return On Saturn

5th November 2004

GWEN STEFANI is proud of her writing skills on NO DOUBT's album RETURN ON SATURN, because she was able to articulate her inner turmoil. Although the stylish singer felt depressed when she wrote the...

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