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Roy Orbison's Sons Create New Song By Their Father

20th May 2014

Roy Orbison's sons have used new technology to record a song by their late father. The 'Oh, Pretty Woman' hitmaker, who died in 1988, recorded a track called 'The Way is Love' on a boombox...

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Roy Orbison's Sons Remaster Track To Collaborate With Father

20th March 2014

Roy Orbison's sons have recorded a song with their father from beyond the grave by providing the music for a previously unheard vocal track by the rocker.The star's musical offspring, Roy, Jr., Wesley and Alex,...

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Dizzee Rascal Goes Crazy With Robbie

2nd May 2013

Dizzee Rascal recruited Robbie Williams for his new single.The rapper didn't have to do much to persuade Robbie to appear on 'Goin' Crazy', as he is a huge fan of his previous hits.He told The...

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Robin Gibb Had Kidney Failure

27th May 2012

Robin Gibb died of kidney failure.The Bee Gees singer passed away last Sunday (20.05.12) and despite a two-year battle with cancer and a recent bout of pneumonia, his son Robin John - who is known...

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Robin Gibb Wakes From Coma

23rd April 2012

Robin Gibb has astounded doctors by waking up from a coma.The Bee Gees star - who has liver and colon cancer - was thought to be very close to death after contracting pneumonia and slipping...

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Robin Gibb Astonishes With Progress

21st April 2012

Robin Gibb's family ''can't believe'' his progress since he woke from his coma.The Bee Gees singer - who slipped into a coma last week after suffering pneumonia having recently battled cancer - has been nodding...

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Garth Brooks Inducted Into Country Music Hall Of Fame

8th March 2012

Garth Brooks has been added to the Country Music Hall of Fame.The 'Friends in Low Places' star - who has sold over 128 million albums - is one of three musicians to be added to...

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Barbara Orbison Dies 23 Years After Husband Roy

7th December 2011

Barbara Orbison, the widow of Rock and Roll great Roy Orbison, died on Tuesday (December 6, 2011) - the 23rd anniversary of her husband's death. Since the 1980s, Barbara has managed Roy's estate and aimed...

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Mcbride And Rimes Offer Tributes To Orbison's Widow

7th December 2011

Martina Mcbride, Leann Rimes and Patrick Swayze's wife have all paid tribute to Roy Orbison's widow, who died on the 23rd anniversary of the rocker's passing.Barbara Orbison, 60, lost her battle with pancreatic cancer on...

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Roy Orbison's Widow Dies

7th December 2011

Roy Orbison's widow has passed away on the 23rd anniversary of the rocker's death.Barbara Orbison, 60, died on Tuesday (06Dec11) at Los Angeles County-Usc Medical Center, exactly 23 years after her husband died on 6...

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Kasabian Prepared To Go Mad For Music

26th August 2011

Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno is "prepared to go mad" for the sake of music.The guitarist and songwriter for the 'Days are Forgotten' group has already given up drugs to sharpen his focus and songwriting skill and...

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The Things They Say 20727

10th March 2011

"Roy would have liked Lady Gaga because they are the same person in a different way. Roy designed himself like she does. He wore dark glasses before anybody else. We'd walk into a room and...

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Fascinating Fact 9711

25th July 2010

METALLICA'S JAMES HETFIELD, SLASH, EDDIE VAN HALEN and KEITH RICHARDS have joined late stars JOHNNY RAMONE, ROY ORBISON, JIMI HENDRIX, JOE STRUMMER and DJANGO REINHARDT on a new list of the world's Coolest Guitarists. Stray...

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Orbison Honoured With Hollywood Star

31st January 2010

Friends and family of late rock pioneer ROY ORBISON took to the streets of Los Angeles on Friday (29Jan10) to unveil the music legend's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.Orbison’s widow Barbara and his...

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Fascinating Fact 8662

13th January 2010

Late rock legend ROY ORBISON is to be posthumously honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The widow of the Crying hitmaker, who died in 1988, will unveil his star on 29...

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Harrison Dreamed Of Wilburys Ship Tour

28th November 2009

Late rocker GEORGE HARRISON once dreamed up a high seas adventure for supergroup the TRAVELING WILBURYS - but it was too much of a risk to get TOM PETTY, BOB DYLAN, ROY ORBISON and the...

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A Star For Starr & Orbison

19th June 2009

RINGO STARR and ROY ORBISON are among the celebrities who will take a stroll on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010.The former Beatle and Orbison have been named among the 28 celebrities who will...

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Ringo Starr Makes Up Fab Three

2nd June 2009

Ringo Starr is set to join Sir Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan to record new tracks over the summer. The ex-Beatles drummer - real name Richard Starkey - is keen to join his former Fab...

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Bob Dylan's Mccartney Summer Duet

26th May 2009

Bob Dylan and Sir Paul McCartney will work together this summer.The 'Blowin' in the Wind' singer recently said he would be "excited" to collaborate with the former Beatles star, and after Paul also indicated his...

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Fascinating Fact 6734

29th January 2009

WALK THE LINE star GINNIFER GOODWIN's father was rocker ROY ORBISON's orchestra leader.

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Orbison's Rocker Son To Wed Celebrity Tattoo Artist

20th February 2008

ROY ORBISON's son ALEX is to wed America's most famous female tattoo artist, KAT VON DRACHENBERG. Heavily tattooed Kat, who fronts U.S. TV show L.A. Ink, accepted the Whitestarr drummer's proposal last month (Jan08), and...

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Orbison Lends Name To New Beetle

6th February 2008

Late singer ROY ORBISON has been awarded a bizarre posthumous honour - by having a species of beetle named after him. The Pretty Woman star, who died in 1988 aged 52, will lend his name...

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Harrison 'Begged' Orbison To Join Band

23rd May 2007

Late Beatle GEORGE HARRISON got down on his knees and begged ROY ORBISON to join THE TRAVELING WILBURYS. Harrison and Jeff Lynne started the supergroup in the late 1980s and ended up inviting Orbison, Bob...

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Drummer Ian Wallace Dies

28th February 2007

IAN WALLACE, a drummer who toured with rockers such as BOB DYLAN, DON HENLEY and BONNIE RAITT has died. He was 60. Wallace died Thursday (22FEB07) in Los Angeles of complications from oesophageal cancer. English-born...

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Lakeman Triumphs At Folk Awards

14th February 2007

English folk singer SETH LAKEMAN walked away with two of the biggest prizes at last week's (ends09FEB07) BBC Radio Two Folk Awards, clinching both Singer and Album Of The Year. The 29-year-old was lauded for...

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Gibb Hopes To Channel Cash's Spirit

18th December 2006

LATEST: Former BEE GEE BARRY GIBB is hoping to channel the spirit of the late JOHNNY CASH with a new country-inspired album - because that's "really who he is". The STAYIN' ALIVE star purchased Cash's...

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Bee Gee Barry Goes Country

17th December 2006

Pop and disco icon BARRY GIBB is set to try his hand at country music after announcing his next album project will be recorded in Nashville, Tennessee with top honkytonk writers and guests. The STAYING...

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Stars Named For New Nashville Walk Of Fame

18th October 2006

REBA MCENTIRE, RONNIE MILSAP and ROY ORBISON will be among the first inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. The big names will be joined by gospel group the FISK...

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Orbison Widow 'Can't Share' Her Husband

15th October 2006

The widow of the late ROY ORBISON has been rejecting numerous film offers from producers keen to make a biopic of the rocker's life, because she doesn't want to share the late PRETTY WOMAN singer...

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Petty + Lynne Stage Wilburys Tribute At The Hollywood Bowl

27th September 2006

TOM PETTY staged a semi-reunion of supergroup THE TRAVELING WILBURYS onstage at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles last night (26SEP06) when he invited British rocker JEFF LYNNE to join him. The LEARNING TO FLY...

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