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Billy Preston Dead At 59

6th June 2006

Legendary keyboard player BILLY PRESTON has died after a lengthy battle with kidney problems. He was 59. Preston, who performed with both THE BEATLES and the ROLLING STONES, has been in a coma in a...

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Little Richard Fights Illness Reports

6th April 2006

Rock 'n' roller LITTLE RICHARD is fighting back at reports he's in the midst of a health crisis after he was spotted being escorted through a Georgia airport in a wheelchair. The GOOD GOLLY MISS...

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Wilson Pickett Remembered In Kentucky

30th January 2006

LITTLE RICHARD was among the stars paying tribute to late soul legend WILSON PICKETT in Kentucky on Saturday (21JAN06). More than 800 people gathered to mourn the Alabama-born soul icon at the Canaan Christian...

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Stars Join Mourners At Rawls Funeral

14th January 2006

LATEST: LITTLE RICHARD, former BAYWATCH star DAVID HASSELHOFF and actor LOU GOSSETT JR were among the mourners at LOU RAWLS' funeral service in South Los Angeles yesterday (13JAN06). Hundreds of people packed south Los...

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Little Richard: 'Prince Copied My Style'

23rd December 2005

Rock 'n' roll legend LITTLE RICHARD has accused PRINCE of copying his style. The TUTTI FRUTTI singer, often revered as one of the original architects of rock 'n' roll, believes he's heavily influenced Prince's...

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Little Richard's Hometown Show In Funding Problem

3rd October 2005

Organisers of a LITTLE RICHARD concert scheduled to take place in the singer's hometown of Macon, Georgia, on Saturday (08OCT05) are struggling to find willing sponsors. Macon Mayor JACK ELLIS, who announced the concert...

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Lennon Urinated On Nuns

31st August 2005

Music legend JOHN LENNON was nicknamed "the Devil's own child" by rock 'n' roll star LITTLE RICHARD after the BEATLE urinated on German nuns during an early tour. The Beatles were supporting the TOOTIE...

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Fascinating Fact 56

24th August 2005

Controversial film-maker JOHN WATERS admits he "copied" LITTLE RICHARD's moustache when he decided to let his facial hair grow....

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Hurley's Ex Credited With Saving Jerry Lee Lewis

13th June 2005

The father of LIZ HURLEY's son DAMIAN is being credited with saving rock 'n' roll legend JERRY LEE LEWIS' life after signing him up to record a new covers album with a number of rock...

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Little Richard Upset With Prince Over Chicken Comments

12th January 2005

Rock 'n' roll legend LITTLE RICHARD is planning to "spank" PRINCE the next time the two meet after the PURPLE RAIN singer was derogatory about him in a recent interview. The GOOD GOLLY MISS...

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Stars Owed Cash By California

11th October 2004

MICK JAGGER, BEN AFFLECK and MARIA SHRIVER are being urged to make their way to California and claim a cheque - because they're owed unclaimed cash by the state. The stars are on a...

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The Hives Show-off Image Is Part Of Rock 'N' Roll

28th September 2004

Swedish rocker HOWLIN' PELLE ALMQVIST has hit out at bands who put no effort into their performances. THE HIVES frontman defends his band's outrageously confident stage persona as adhering to the true nature of...

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Bmi Honours Brian Wilson

7th April 2004

BRIAN WILSON will be honoured with the 2004 BMI ICON AWARD at the 52nd annual BMI POP AWARDS dinner. The event, scheduled for 11 May (04), will take place at the REGENT BEVERLY...

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Beatles Top New Immortals Poll

25th March 2004

Legendary stars THE BEATLES and BOB DYLAN have unsurprisingly topped a new ROLLING STONE poll of immortal music artists. Respected musicians BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, SMOKEY ROBINSON, JACKSON BROWNE, U2's THE EDGE and CHUCK D were...

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Richard Regrets Beatles And Hendrix Mistakes

21st March 2004

Retired rock'n'roller LITTLE RICHARD has two major regrets - sacking JIMI HENDRIX and not signing up to make a fortune with THE BEATLES. The GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY star told fans at a SOUTH...

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Little Richard Praises Late Pal

19th February 2004

Legendary rocker LITTLE RICHARD has paid tribute to a late American musician who helped him when he was a struggling newcomer. The 71-year-old spoke out at the Georgia funeral of MELVIN C 'PERCY' WELCH,...

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Rock Pioneers Team Up For Hawaiian Stage

3rd September 2003

Rock'n'roll legends CHUCK BERRY, JERRY LEE LEWIS and LITTLE RICHARD are teaming up for a huge concert in Hawaii next month (OCT03). The trio of pioneers will perform at the BLAISDELL ARENA on 25...

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Ray Salutes Van

13th June 2003

After inducting VAN MORRISON into the Songwriters Hall of Fame last night (12JUN03) in New York, RAY CHARLES joined him for a duet on CRAZY LOVE. QUEEN, LITTLE RICHARD and PHIL COLLINS were also...

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Labelle: I Don't Deserve Songwriting Gong

13th June 2003

R'n'B diva PATTI LABELLE was delighted to win a Lifetime Achievement Award from THE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME - because she's never even penned a tune. The LADY MARMALADE chanteuse was presented with the...

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