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Bob Dylan Joins American Academy Of Arts And Letters

13th March 2013

Bob Dylan has become the first rock star to be voted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.The 71-year-old musician has been made an honorary member of the elite society after officials were unable...

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Coleman And Hill Take Jazz Honours

29th June 2007

Jazz musicians ORNETTE COLEMAN and the late ANDREW HILL swept the board at the JJA Jazz Awards on Thursday (28Jun07). Coleman took the top honour at the New York ceremony - winning the Pulitzer prize...

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Jazz Star Coleman Suffers Heat Stroke At Bonnoroo

18th June 2007

Saxophonist ORNETTE COLEMAN was hospitalised suffering from heat stroke after collapsing onstage at the Bonnoroo Festival in Tennessee on Sunday (17Jun07). The 77-year-old jazz star was rushed to a medical tent and given fluids after...

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Grammy Honours For The Doors, The Grateful Dead And Baez

11th February 2007

The Grammy Awards got off to an early start last night (10FEB07) when iconic rockers THE DOORS, folk singer JOAN BAEZ and rockers THE GRATEFUL DEAD picked up prizes for lifetime achievement. Opera singer MARIA...

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Ertegun Brothers To Be Honoured At Montreux

15th June 2006

Music mogul brothers AHMET and NESUHI ERTEGUN are to be honoured at the 40th annual Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland with an all-star tribute. Ahmet, the Atlantic Records founder, will be feted with a tribute...

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