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Diana Ross Renovating House Before Evan's Wedding

6th July 2014

Diana Ross is renovating her house for Ashlee Simpson's wedding.The legendary singer is eager for the 29-year-old blonde beauty to marry her son, Evan Ross, at her mansion in Los Angeles.A source told Life &...

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Deke Richards, The Man Behind Motown's Biggest Hits, Dies Aged 68

By Michael West | 26th March 2013

Deke Richards, the lead writer for famed record label Motown who penned hit tracks for The Jackson 5 and Diana Ross, has died aged 68 following a battle with esophageal cancer. During his tenure with...

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The Spinners' Bobbie Smith Dies, Aged 76

By Hayley Avron | 18th March 2013

Bobbie Smith of the soul group The Spinners, passed away on Saturday (March 16, 2013) at the age of 76. Smith’s manager released a statement, reported on today by Associated Press, to confirm that the...

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Bobby Rogers Dies Aged 73: Tributes Flood In For 'Miracles' Man

By Lorna Greville  | 4th March 2013

Bobby Rogers, the soul singer and song writer who co-founded The Miracles and was a part of the first million-selling group Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, has passed away at the age of 73 after...

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Motown Legends To Perform At History-making Oxford Union Talk

11th January 2013

Motown legends Percy Sledge, Sheila Ferguson and Brenda Holloway will perform at Britain's prestigious Oxford University union for the first time in the college's history.Producer David Gest is to address students at the revered educational...

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Paul Mccartney Unveils Restored Motown Piano

20th September 2012

A legendary Motown piano Sir Paul Mccartney paid to have restored made its long-awaited debut at a charity event in New York on Tuesday (18Sep12).The Beatles star tickled the ivories in a electrifying duet with...

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'Superwoman' Beyonce Knowles

13th August 2012

Beyonce Knowles is Rita Ora's ''superwoman.'''How We Do' hitmaker Rita cites the singer as her number one influence, and can't believe she has gone from her humble roots in England to getting one-on-one advice from...

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Jordin Sparks: Whitney Houston Was Mother Figure On 'Sparkle' Set

9th August 2012

Jordin Sparks says Whitney Houston was like a mother to her while filming 'Sparkle'.The former 'American Idol' winner made her acting debut in the upcoming Motown movie remake alongside the late Whitney Houston, who she...

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Tom Meighan Wants Motown Album

7th August 2012

Tom Meighan wants to release an album of Motown covers.The Kasabian singer is a huge fan of 60s soul music and despite his rock roots, would love to record versions of some tracks from the...

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Jordin Sparks Can't Believe Whitney Houston's Dead

7th August 2012

Jordin Sparks still can't believe that Whitney Houston is dead.The former 'American Idol' winner will make her big-screen debut this month in 'Sparkle', starring alongside the late singer.Jordin first heard the bad news while preparing...

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Diana Ross Willing To Take On Jackson Children

6th August 2012

Diana Ross is willing to take over guardianship of Michael Jackson's children. The Motown legend was named as a back-up guardian for Prince Michael, Paris and 'Blanket' in their late father's will and although they...

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Green Day's Amy Winehouse Tribute A Warning

25th July 2012

Green Day's Amy Winehouse tribute is a reminder of ''the consequences of the party.''The second of the group's forthcoming three albums, '¡Dos!', ends with a song called 'Amy' - written for the late singer following...

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Paul Mccartney Planning New Album

25th July 2012

Sir Paul McCartney is recording a new album before the end of the year.The 'Yesterday' hitmaker has a number of songs ready, and is hoping to get into the studio after his appearance at the...

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Whitney Houston's Final Recording Is Released

22nd May 2012

Whitney Houston's final recording will be released on June 5.The late pop legend's last ever song, 'Celebrate', is a duet with 'American Idol' winner Jordin Sparks, and included in the movie 'Sparkle' - the last...

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David Gest And Patsy Palmer To Have Magic Birthday Party

9th May 2012

David Gest and Patsy Palmer are celebrating their birthdays together with a magic-themed party on Friday night (11.05.12).The producer and the 'EastEnders' actress - who are close friends - will celebrate turning 59 and 40...

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Rita Ora Wants To Show Kosovan Influence

9th May 2012

Rita Ora wants to work on Kosovan music.The 21-year-old singer moved to the UK from the war-torn Balkan country when she was just one year old and still remains in touch with her roots, and...

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Gavin Degraw Leaves Dwts

18th April 2012

Gavin DeGraw became the fourth contestant to leave the latest series of 'Dancing with the Stars' last night (17.04.12).The 'I Don't Want To Be' singer left the show after finding himself in the bottom two...

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Lenny Kravitz Watched Motown Stars Play Cards

23rd March 2012

Lenny Kravitz used to watch Jermaine Jackson take on Diana Ross at poker when he was a boy. The 'Let Love Rule' singer went to school with the son of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy,...

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The Temptations Always Abreast Of Music Industry Change

13th March 2012

The Temptations always try to stay ''abreast'' of the music industry's changes. The 'My Girl' group have been performing since the early 60s and sole original member Otis Williams says while they adapt parts of...

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Emeli Sande Wants To Write Song For Stevie

9th March 2012

Emeli Sande would love to write a song for Stevie Wonder or Annie Lennox.The 'Next to Me' singer would love to write for one of the people she idolised growing up, singling out the Motown...

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Kylie Minogue Confirmed For Queen's Diamond Jubilee

1st March 2012

Kylie Minogue will perform at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert.The 'Spinning Around' singer is the latest act to be confirmed for the June 4 bash in London, along with Motown star Stevie Wonder.She told Digital...

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Stevie Wonder Sings At Whitney Houston's Funeral

18th February 2012

Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys and R. Kelly all performed musical tributes at Whitney Houston's funeral on Saturday (18.02.12).The Motown legend sat at the piano and sang 'Ribbon in the Sky', one of her favourite songs,...

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Ronnie Wood's Romance Records

2nd February 2012

Ronnie Wood used to play Marvin Gaye records to be "romantic" with his girlfriends.The 64-year-old rocker and his former Faces bandmate Rod Stewart shared a love of Motown music when they shared a house together...

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Tito Jackson To Marry In 2012

24th November 2011

Tito Jackson is getting married in what is set to be one of the most lavish wedding parties of 2012.The Jackson 5 star was so moved when he attended the London premiere of David Gest's...

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Pixie Lott's Accidental Collaboration With Wonder

10th November 2011

Pixie Lott admits her collaboration with her hero Stevie Wonder happened by complete accident.The 20-year-old pop star worked with the Motown legend on 'Stevie on the Radio', which features on her upcoming album 'Young Foolish...

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Michael Jackson's Scalp Accident 'Changed His Life'

31st October 2011

Michael Jackson's scalp getting burnt while filming a commercial was the biggest turning point in his life, his friend David Gest believes.The late 'Thriller' singer's hair was accidentally set on fire as he was making...

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Michael Jackson's Children Pay Tribute At Michael Forever

10th October 2011

Michael Jackson's children paid tribute to their father at the Michael Forever concert in Wales on Saturday (08.10.11).Prince, 14, Paris, 13, and Blanket, nine, helped host and introduce members of the 'Beat It' singer's family...

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Whitney Houston To Make Movie Return In Sparkle

13th September 2011

Whitney Houston is to return to movies in 'Sparkle'.The troubled star - whose last big screen outing was 'The Preacher's Wife' in 1996 - is in talks to appear in a remake of the 1976...

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David Gest And Tito Plan Tour Tribute To Michael Jackson

5th September 2011

David Gest, Tito Jackson, Rebbie Jackson are to pay tribute to Michael Jackson with a live tour honouring the pop icon's life.The TV star and producer will be joined by the late singer's two siblings...

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Michael Jackson's Former Lawyer Backs Murray Prosecution

1st September 2011

Dr. Conrad Murray "should be" prosecuted over the death of Michael Jackson so his family can move on, the singer's former defence lawyer Tom Mesereau has claimed.Mesereau - who defended the late pop legend in...

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