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Marc Almond And Wet Wet Wet Gigs Cancelled

2nd September 2014

Upcoming shows by pop veterans Marc Almond and Wet Wet Wet and Welsh singer Aled Jones have been cancelled due to a problem with the gigs' site in Essex, England.Organisers at UK Events and Production...

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Arrested Development, Billy Ocean And The Dunwells Among The Diverse Line-up For Hop Farm Festival 2014

By Holly Williams | 7th July 2014

The return of Kent's Hop Farm Music Festival was an expectedly diverse affair, with day three (July 6th 2014) mixing it up with an array of genres from folk to hip hop.For all the old...

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Boy George And Marc Almond Play Tribute Concert For Marc Bolan

16th September 2012

Boy George and Marc Almond took to the stage in London on Saturday night (15Sep12) to mark 35 years since the death of T-Rex frontman Marc Bolan.The Culture Club frontman performed at the Marc Bolan...

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Marc Almond To Host Marc Bolan Tribute Concert

12th July 2012

Pop star Marc Almond is to host a star-studded gig in memory of late singer Marc Bolan.The concert, which will take place in London in September (12), is intended as a celebration of the life...

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London Lesbian And Gay Film Festival 'A Resounding Success'

4th April 2012

The 26th London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (LLGFF) has been hailed as a ''resounding success''. The movie event - which featured comedy drama 'Cloudburst' starring Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis and Bavo Defurne's debut picture...

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Almond Missed Donovan Gig After Date Mix-up

27th July 2011

Eighties pop star Marc Almond was left red-faced after heading to see hippy icon Donovan and turning up at a classical concert instead.The Tainted Love hitmaker is a big fan of the Mellow Yellow singer...

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Eighties Pop Concert Axed

18th May 2011

A 1980s nostalgia concert set to star Soft Cell's Marc Almond and Kim Wilde has been cancelled.Kid Creole and The Coconuts, China Crisis, and Captain Sensible were also due to perform at The 80s Show...

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Almond Haunted By Bike Crash

24th August 2010

Singer MARC ALMOND struggles to forget his brush with death in 2004 - he regularly drives past the site of his motorcycle crash and envisages himself lying injured in the road.The former Soft Cell frontman...

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Almond To Quit Songwriting?

9th July 2010

British pop icon MARC ALMOND fears his new album VARIETE will be the last to feature new material - because he no longer thinks he's a good enough songwriter.The former Soft Cell star, who has...

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Fascinating Fact 9627

8th July 2010

British synth-pop pioneer MARC ALMOND is collaborating with composer Conor Mitchel on a new opera about the Great Plague of London.

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Fry And Almond Bid Farewell To Horsley

2nd July 2010

Actor STEPHEN FRY and singer MARC ALMOND paid tribute to controversial British artist and author SEBASTIAN HORSLEY at his funeral on Thursday (01Jul10).The star was found dead at his London home by his girlfriend last...

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Almond Credits Fans With Recovery

28th June 2010

Singer MARC ALMOND has thanked fans for their support after he cheated death in a horrific motorbike accident.The former Soft Cell frontman suffered serious head injuries and was in a coma for two weeks following...

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Bestival Line-up Announced

5th February 2010

Dizzee Rascal and LCD Soundsystem are playing this year's Bestival. The acts join an eclectic line-up, including Australian singer and artist Rolf Harris, hotly tipped star Ellie Goulding and electro hitmakers Hot Chip. The event,...

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Fascinating Fact 4505

14th December 2007

Golden Globe nominee MARY-LOUISE PARKER has been named the Entertainer Of The Year in gay magazine Out. Other celebrities honoured on the new Out 100 include singers BETH DITTO, MARC ALMOND, actor ALAN CUMMING and...

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Almond's Fear Of Change

11th December 2007

Singer MARC ALMOND suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder and hates it when his daily routine is interrupted. The former Soft Cell frontman has kept the same social habits for many years because he fears any...

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Almond Shocked By Media Attention

10th June 2007

Former Soft Cell singer MARC ALMOND was amazed his near-death motorcycle accident attracted so much media attention. The Tainted Love hitmaker found the worldwide publicity following his 2004 crash overwhelming because he thought he was...

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Madonna Slept In Almond's Junkie Hell-hole

8th June 2007

SOFT CELL frontman MARC ALMOND was forced to host superstar MADONNA in a prostitute and drug-ridden apartment block when she visited the U.K. in the 1980's. The Queen of Pop was about to embark on...

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Almond Left Hurt By Myspace Users

1st June 2007

Former SOFT CELL star MARC ALMOND has blasted the "cruel fans" who criticised his music on his MySpace page. The Tainted Love hitmaker says he was pressured into creating an account on the social networking...

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Almond Hates Own Songs

30th May 2007

Former SOFT CELL star MARC ALMOND wants to take a break from songwriting - because he doesn't like performing his own tracks. The Tainted Love hitmaker admits he no longer loves his own music, and...

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Almond Credits Broken Microphone With Career Comeback

29th May 2007

British musician MARC ALMOND was frightened to get back on stage after his near-fatal motorcycle accident in 2004 - but has thanked a microphone malfunction for his successful comeback. The former SOFT CELL star insists...

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Almond Plans A Comeback With Sanctuary

28th March 2007

Former SOFT CELL star MARC ALMOND is staging a comeback following a 2004 motorcycle accident that almost killed him, by signing to a new record label. The TAINTED LOVE singer has signed a major new...

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Almond To Sue Over Motorbike Injuries

4th May 2006

SOFT CELL singer MARC ALMOND has started legal proceedings against a motorist over the 2004 motorcycle accident which almost cost him his life. The 49-year-old was hospitalised for five months with multiple injuries after the...

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Almond To Pay Tribute To Pitney

10th April 2006

British pop star MARC ALMOND will pay tribute to GENE PITNEY by including a version of the late singer's 1966 hit BACKSTAGE on his upcoming album. Almond befriended Pitney when they recorded SOMETHING'S GOTTEN HOLD...

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Stars Pay Tribute To Pitney

6th April 2006

BURT BACHARACH and British singer MARC ALMOND have paid tribute to GENE PITNEY, who was found dead in a Welsh hotel room yesterday (05APR06) aged 65. Pitney scored his first number one hit in 1964...

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Gene Pitney Dies Aged 65

5th April 2006

American singer GENE PITNEY has been found dead in a hotel room in Wales. He was 65. His tour manager, and friend of 30 years, discovered him in his bed at the Hilton hotel in...

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Injured Soft Cell Star To Present Brit Award

7th February 2006

Former SOFT CELL star MARC ALMOND will stage an emotional comeback at the Brit Awards next week (15FEB06) when the motorbike smash victim presents an award. The TAINTED LOVE singer suffered massive head injuries...

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Soft Cell Star On Road To Recovery

26th September 2005

SOFT CELL star MARC ALMOND is staging an emotional comeback after a near fatal motorbike smash left him unable to walk, talk and sing. The TAINTED LOVE singer suffered massive head injuries in...

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Almond Yearns For Tv Cameo

29th June 2005

Ex-SOFT CELL singer MARC ALMOND dreams of acting in DOCTOR WHO, his favourite British TV show, despite a lack of acting prowess. The flamboyant singer got the idea for a cameo role when he...

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Almond Insulted By Baby Spice Hierarchy

29th June 2005

Eighties chart-topper MARC ALMOND was horrified when organisers of London's annual Gay Pride concert asked him to finish his performance early on behalf of former SPICE GIRL EMMA BUNTON. The ex-SOFT CELL frontman, 48,...

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Almond's Stammer Back After Accident

29th June 2005

British pop star MARC ALMOND has relapsed back into speaking with his childhood stammer since his near-death traffic accident last year (OCT04). The former SOFT CELL frontman, 48, sustained serious head injuries when the...

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