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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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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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Prayers For Shot Record Boss Sinclair

30th June 2006

LATEST: Prayers have been said for shot ZTT Records boss JILL SINCLAIR as she remains in a "critical but stable" condition in hospital. Sinclair, 54, was hit in an artery by a pellet from her...

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Ztt Records Owner Shot By Son

27th June 2006

ZTT Records boss JILL SINCLAIR is recovering in hospital after she was accidentally shot by her son with an air rifle. Sinclair, 54, was hit in an artery by a pellet from her 22-year-old son's...

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Bee Gees Plot Comeback At Cash House

28th May 2006

Disco legends THE BEE GEES are plotting their pop comeback from JOHNNY CASH's old Nashville, Tennessee, home. BARRY GIBB bought the lakeside pad in January (06) for $2.7 million (GBP1.5 million), and plans to reunite...

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Orbison Honoured On 70th Birthday

2nd May 2006

Late rocker ROY ORBISON was honoured in Nashville, Tennessee, last night (01MAY06) on what would have been his 70th birthday. The CRYING singer's widow BARBARA and his son ROY were presented with a proclamation honouring...

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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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Fans Petition For Orbison Memorial

27th February 2006

Fans of late rock 'n' roll star ROY ORBISON are campaigning for a plaque to be erected on his unmarked grave in Los Angeles. More than 8,000 people have so far lent their names...

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Fascinating Fact 465

7th November 2005

ROY ORBISON's widow BARBARA has launched a petition aimed at persuading the bosses of America's postal service to commemorate what would have been the late rock 'n' roll star's 70th birthday next year (23APR05)....

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Rocker Rice Walks The Line As Roy Orbison

25th March 2005

JOHNNY CASH has found his ROY ORBISON in the shape of Scottish born singer/songwriter JOHNATHAN (corr) RICE. Rice, who recently toured with GOMEZ, will play Orbison in upcoming Cash biopic WALK THE LINE....

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Mccartney Got Frog In His Throat

2nd February 2005

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY learned to croak like a frog during THE BEATLES first American tour, and later used the vocal talent on hit WE ALL STAND TOGETHER. American musician BOBBY GOLDSBORO, who played in...

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Presley's Guitarist Garland Dies

29th December 2004

ELVIS PRESLEY's one-time guitarist, HANK GARLAND, has died in Florida of a staph infection, aged 74. Garland was a revered studio musician who played the opening notes on PATSY CLINE's I FALL TO PIECES....

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Orbison And Harrison's Wives Team Up

30th May 2004

The widows of late rock legends ROY ORBISON and GEORGE HARRISON have teamed up to release a series of lost recordings their husbands made as part of 1980s supergroup THE TRAVELING WILBURYS. Orbison and...

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Robbie Leaps Up Music List

22nd December 2003

Pop hunk ROBBIE WILLIAMS has been a winner this year - he's moved further than anyone else up a list of modern music's movers and shakers. The annual list, put together by British hit...

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Dmc Raps Alone

8th September 2003

Rapper DMC has left veteran hip-hop crew RUN DMC following the death of bandmate JAM MASTER JAY last year (02). The rapper - whose real name is DARRYL MCDANIELS - has recorded his debut...

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Top Songwriter Bryant Dies

23rd April 2003

The woman behind THE EVERLY BROTHERS' rock 'n' roll classics WAKE UP LITTLE SUSIE and BYE BYE LOVE and bluegrass standard ROCKY TOP has died, aged 77. Poet FELICE BRYANT died at her home...

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