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Percy Sledge's Manager Plays Down Liver Cancer Diagnosis

20th February 2014

Percy Sledge's manager has assured fans the R&B veteran is not dying, despite cancelling a U.K. tour after he was diagnosed with liver cancer.The When A Man Loves A Woman singer, 73, was forced to...

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Percy Sledge Suffering From Liver Cancer - Report

16th February 2014

Singer Percy Sledge has pulled out of a U.K. tour after he was reportedly diagnosed with liver cancer.The When A Man Loves A Woman singer, 73, was due to perform as part of producer David...

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David Gest Searching For Candi Staton Collaborator

9th September 2013

David Gest and Candi Staton are to use an upcoming tour to search for her new singing partner. The producer and the 'Young Hearts Run Free' hitmaker will scour Britain for a suitable collaborator for...

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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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David Gest To Address Oxford Union

11th January 2013

David Gest is to address the Oxford Union with the help of a host of Motown artists.The 59-year-old concert promoter is set to follow in the footsteps of his close friend Michael Jackson by giving...

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Motown Stars Perform For David Gest

27th September 2012

David Gest is bringing together a galaxy of Motown stars for a live concert spectacular.The promoter has organised several of the biggest names in soul, including Percy Sledge, Martha Reeves and Candi Staton, for a...

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Cliff Richard Has Live Nightmares

18th November 2011

Sir Cliff Richard often wakes up in the middle of the night in a panic about forgetting the words to his songs. Although the 71-year-old musician has been performing for over 50 years nerves can...

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Sledge Planning Christmas Albums For 2011

26th December 2010

Soul legend PERCY SLEDGE is making plans for next Christmas (11) - he'll hit the studio next year to record two holiday-themed albums.The When a Man Loves a Woman singer is planning to storm the...

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Fascinating Fact 4485

12th December 2007

LED ZEPPELIN's reunion brought soul greats SOLOMON BURKE, BEN E. KING, PERCY SLEDGE and SAM MOORE out on Monday night (10Dec07) - the quartet performed at the group's after-show party at Club Indigo in London.

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Timberlake Slammed By Unimpressed O'jays

15th March 2005

THE O'JAYS have reacted angrily to JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE's involvement in their ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME induction, insisting he's irrelevant to their musical achievements. The LOVE TRAIN veterans were introduced by the hunky...

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Springsteen Inducts U2 Into Hall Of Fame

15th March 2005

American singer BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN inducted U2 into America's ROCK 'N' ROLL HALL OF FAME last night (14MAR05) - before duetting with the hitmaking Irish rockers. The lavish ceremony at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel...

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Springsteen Inducts Bono

24th February 2005

Rock legend BONO will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by his pal BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN next month - after the Boss agreed to return the favour. The Irish singer gave...

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U2, Pretenders + Sledge To Enter Hall Of Fame

13th December 2004

Rockers U2 and the PRETENDERS will join soul greats PERCY SLEDGE and the O'JAYS and blues legend BUDDY GUY as the 2005 inductees into the ROCK + ROLL HALL OF FAME. U2 and the...

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Stewart's Approach To Classics

12th October 2004

Veteran rocker ROD STEWART refused to emulate late singers FRANK SINATRA and BILLIE HOLIDAY when he covered their classic songs for his latest album - because his own voice is good enough. The former...

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U2 And Grandmaster Flash Lead Rock Hall Nominees

14th September 2004

U2, GRANDMASTER FLASH + THE FURIOUS FIVE, RANDY NEWMAN and THE O'JAYS are among the nominees to be inducted into the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME next year (05). Also vying for the...

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