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Little Richard Saved From Death By Aspirin

1st October 2013

Little Richard claims an aspirin saved his life.The rock 'n' roll legend - best loved for his hit song 'Tutti Frutti' - has revealed he narrowly escaped death by popping the painkiller during a sudden...

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Little Richard Suffers Heart Attack At Home

1st October 2013

Rock 'n' roll legend Little Richard is recovering after recently suffering a heart attack while at home with his family.The Tutti Frutti singer, who turned 80 last year (12), reveals he was overcome with a...

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Little Richard Retiring

4th September 2013

Little Richard is retiring. The rock 'n' roll pioneer - famed for his elaborate shows, outrageous costumes and larger-than-life showmanship - is set to bow out of music aged 80. He told Rolling Stone magazine:...

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Little Richard Contemplates Retirement At 80

30th August 2013

Rock 'n' roll legend Little Richard is considering retirement after declaring he "doesn't feel like doing anything now".The Tutti Frutti singer almost collapsed during a rare show in Washington, D.C. last summer (Jun12) after falling...

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The Things They Say: 3841709

29th August 2013

"I never knew that I would live to see 80. I'm the only one in my family who ever got to that age." Rock 'n' roll icon Little Richard on hitting the milestone age last...

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Little Richard's Home Spared From Demolition

14th May 2013

Rock 'n' roll veteran Little Richard's childhood home is to be relocated to make way for the construction of a new highway in Georgia.The Tutti Frutti hitmaker's former house in MACon was facing demolition by...

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Little Richard Awarded Honorary Doctorate By U.s. University

13th May 2013

Music legend Little Richard struggled to contain his emotions as he was presented with an Honorary Doctorate from his hometown university on Saturday (11May13).The Tutti Frutti singer, 80, wiped away tears as he was awarded...

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"Lord Jesus Stop This Horse!" Jamie Foxx On His Django Unchained Stunt Fear

By Hayley Avron | 18th December 2012

A little known fact about the latest Quentin Tarantino blockbuster: Jamie Foxx actually rides his own horse, Cheetah, in the movie, Hollywood.com reports. You might think that doing his own stunts was a piece of...

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Bob Dylan And Paul Mccartney Songs Among Grammy Hall Of Fame List

By Hayley Avron | 22nd November 2012

Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney are amongst the artists to have songs inducted into the Grammy Museum’s Hall of Fame in 2013. Dylan has ‘the Times They Are A Changin’’ up for the honour and...

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Bob Dylan Makes Grammy Awards Hall Of Fame

22nd November 2012

Bob Dylan, AC/DC and Whitney Houston have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. The US Recording Academy is adding 27 records to its Grammy Museum in Los Angeles in 2013, including AC/DC's 1980...

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The Grammy Hall Of Fame List For 2013 Marks Its 40th Year

By Lorna Greville  | 21st November 2012

Since 1973, the Grammys have been inducting particular recordings that have stood the test of time into their hall of fame. The list doesn't only include music and one of the most famous hall of...

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Little Richard Plays Through The Pain At Rare Concert

19th June 2012

Rock 'n' roll icon Little Richard told of his ongoing hip problems as he played through the pain onstage at a Washington, D.C. gig on Saturday (16Jun12).The Tutti Frutti singer opened his show at the...

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Donald Driver: We Should Have Scored Triple Tens

8th May 2012

It was a frustrating night for Donald Driver on Monday night's Dancing With The Stars (May 7, 2012) with the former Green Bay Packers wide receiver scoring a total of 55 out of 60, which...

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Hologram Tupac European Tour "Would Make Sense" Say S Creator

18th April 2012

Tupac Shakur going on tour "would make sense" according to the eggheads who designed him, not the real rapper that is, but the hologram that is currently the biggest music star real or unreal on...

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Georgia's Hall Of Fame To Close

26th May 2011

The Georgia Music Hall of Fame, which has honoured stars including James Brown, Little Richard and Otis Redding, is to close next month (Jun11) due to budget cuts.The state-funded museum was opened in 1996, but...

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Alex Winston Wants To Go Country

6th April 2011

Alex Winston wants to write country songs.The 'Locomotive' singer is best known for her offbeat pop tracks, but said she would like to write for other artists, and one day hopes to pen a country...

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Fascinating Fact 8449

2nd December 2009

Rock 'n' roll icon LITTLE RICHARD is recovering at home in Tennessee after undergoing hip surgery. The Tutti Frutti hitmaker underwent the operation at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville and is now resting...

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Santana To Become Church Minister

4th October 2008

Carlos Santana, the award winning guitarist, says he wanted to become a church minsiter when he retires from music. Santana, 61, told Rolling Stone magazine he would eventually like to start a church in...

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Little Richard's Health Scare

1st October 2008

Rock icon LITTLE RICHARD recently underwent an emergency heart procedure after falling ill ahead of a hip replacement operation. The 75-year-old began suffering chest pains on 9 September (08) as he prepared to go under...

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Fascinating Fact 5544

28th June 2008

Rock 'n' roll legend LITTLE RICHARD is to make a guest appearance on U.S. soap THE YOUNG + THE RESTLESS - as the colourful minister who remarries TED SHACKLEFORD and JUDITH CHAPMAN's characters....

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Fogerty, Lewis + Little Richard Are Grammy Super Trio

5th February 2008

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL founder JOHN FOGERTY will perform with rock 'n' roll greats LITTLE RICHARD and JERRY LEE LEWIS at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (10Feb08). The trio will headline a Cornerstones Of Rock segment...

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Tutti Frutti Tops World-changing Hit List

16th May 2007

LITTLE RICHARD's 1956 hit TUTTI FRUTTI has topped a new UK poll to find the 100 Records That Changed The World. The record, dubbed "a torrent of filth wailed by a bisexual alien," beat The...

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James Brown Honoured With 10,000 Pairs Of Shoes

25th January 2007

The organisers of next month's (01FEB07) Soles4Souls benefit concert in Las Vegas will donate 10,000 pairs of shoes to natural disaster victims to honour headliner JAMES BROWN. The soul legend was set to join LITTLE...

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Ruth Brown Memorial Service Planned For New York

18th January 2007

LATEST: R+B legend RUTH BROWN will be remembered by peers including LITTLE RICHARD and MABEL JOHN at a memorial service in New York on Monday (22JAN07). Stars will perform tributes to the late singer at...

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Stars Pay Tribute To James Brown

27th December 2006

Tributes have poured in for late soul legend JAMES BROWN, who died on Christmas day (25DEC06). He was 73. The singer, dubbed the 'Godfather of Soul', passed away unexpectedly in hospital in Atlanta, Georgia after...

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Little Richard Weds 20 Couples

19th December 2006

Rock 'n' roller LITTLE RICHARD gave 20 engaged couples a wedding to remember at the weekend (16-17DEC06) when he married them off as part of a contest. The TUTTI FRUTTI singer, who is an ordained...

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Little Richard's Leg Pain Shooting Celebrity Duets

5th October 2006

Rocker LITTLE RICHARD endured so much pain in his leg during the shooting of US TV show CELEBRITY DUETS he sometimes had to be carried to his seat. The 73-year-old was one of three judges...

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Osmond Joins Celebrity Duets As Judge

22nd August 2006

Singer MARIE OSMOND has signed on to judge US talent competition CELEBRITY DUETS. Osmond will join rocker LITTLE RICHARD and producer DAVID FOSTER for the competition that pairs recording stars with celebrities not known...

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Little Richard To Judge Duets

18th August 2006

Fifties legend LITTLE RICHARD has signed up to be a judge on new US talent show CELEBRITY DUETS. British music mogul SIMON COWELL is producing the new programme for American network Fox, which, similar to...

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Stars Pay Tribute To Billy Preston

21st June 2006

A host of stars including SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY, THE ROLLING STONES and ERIC CLAPTON have paid tribute to legendary keyboard player BILLY PRESTON at an emotional funeral service held yesterday (20JUN06). Preston, who performed with...

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