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Bob Dylan And The Cure Cover Paul Mccartney Tracks For New Album

9th September 2014

An 42-track album celebrating the music of Sir Paul McCartney will be released in November.'The Art of McCartney' will pay homage to the 72-year-old singer's extensive career by featuring new studio covers of his...

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Smokey Robinson Urges Developers To Save Detroit

2nd September 2014

Soul legend Smokey Robinson is urging tycoons investing in the industrial ghost town of Detroit to create thousands of jobs as a boost for local families.The Tears of a Clown hitmaker was born and raised...

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Smokey Robinson Is A Drugs Counsellor

29th August 2014

Soul veteran Smokey Robinson tours the U.S. counselling drug addicts.The Motown star battled his drug demons until 1986, when a church visit turned his life around, and he has been clean and sober ever since....

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'Motown The Musical' Tours The Us - But What Else Do We Love About Detroit Music?

By Holly Williams | 21st August 2014

If anywhere has a legendary music scene in North America, it's Detroit, Michigan. With a culture so rich in genre from Motown to rock, it's no wonder people write songs about it - even if...

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Reviews Round-up: Smokey Robinson's Collaboration Album 'Smokey & Friends'

By Ed Biggs | 19th August 2014

Soul and R&B legend Smokey Robinson releases a new album this week entitled Smokey & Friends.It sees the iconic singer and songwriter revisit the tracks that made him so famous and reinterpret them with as...

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Diana Ross To Perform At Son's Wedding

24th June 2014

Diana Ross is set to perform at her son Evan Ross' wedding.The Motown legend will serenade guests as her 25-year-old son ties the knot with Ashlee Simpson on the evening of August 31 in a...

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Smokey Robinson Planning Big Name Duets Album

15th May 2014

Soul man Smokey Robinson has become the latest music veteran to announce plans to record an album of duets.Smokey & Friends will feature new renditions of the singer's biggest hits with stars like Sir Elton...

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Smokey Robinson Sued By Former Lawyers

14th May 2014

Music veteran Smokey Robinson has been sued by his former lawyers over allegations he has failed to settle an outstanding bill.The 74-year-old Motown star is the target of a lawsuit filed by officials at Los...

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Smokey Robinson Wants To Lecture Troubled Justin Bieber

28th April 2014

Music veteran Smokey Robinson wants to have a long talk with Justin Bieber to lecture him on the importance of trying to be a good role model to his young fans.The 20-year-old singer has been...

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Smokey Robinson Suing Ex-wife Over Copyright Interest

18th March 2014

Soul icon Smokey Robinson is suing his ex-wife Claudette Rogers Robinson to prevent her from profiting from songs he wrote during their 27-year marriage.The veteran singer is reclaiming the rights to tracks penned before 1978...

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Rita Ora 'Incognito' At Grammys

30th January 2014

Rita Ora went to the Grammy Awards ''incognito''.The 'Hot Right Now' singer has declined previous invitations to the US music extravaganza because she wanted to wait until she was nominated, but changed her mind to...

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Smokey Robinson Explodes Motown Studio Legend

6th January 2014

Soul icon Smokey Robinson has exposed one of music's greatest legends as a myth - he is adamant many of Motown's biggest hits were recorded miles away from the company's famed headquarters.The renowned record label...

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Smokey Robinson And Berry Gordy To Receive Architects Of Sound Awards

25th October 2013

Soul icon Smokey Robinson and his Motown Records boss Berry Gordy are set to be celebrated by officials at Los Angeles' Grammy Museum for their outstanding contributions to music.The stars will be recognised with the...

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Motown's Artist Development Boss Dies

14th October 2013

Maxine Powell, the Motown Records executive who taught Smokey Robinson, The Supremes and the Jackson Five the importance of style and grace, has died at the age of 98.Powell, the head of the legendary label's...

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Elton John And Bernie Taupin Set For Songwriting Award

3rd April 2013

Elton John and Bernie Taupin are to receive the Songwriters Hall of Fame's highest award. The pianist and his long-time lyrical collaborator will be awarded the Johnny Mercer Award by the organisation in New York...

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Fascinating Fact: 3579488

28th March 2013

Veteran singer Smokey Robinson is working on a duets album. The star will be re-working his hits with a number of famous collaborators, but is refusing to divulge the names of those involved. The record...

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Smokey Robinson Saddened By 'Brother' Bobby Rogers' Death

5th March 2013

Soul icon Smokey Robinson has paid a heartfelt tribute to his "brother" and late bandmate Bobby Rogers, following the singer's death on Sunday (03Mar13).The founder of Robinson's backing band The Miracles passed away at his...

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Bobby Rogers Motown Loses Another Legend - Miracles Singer Bobby Rogers Dies, 73

By Hayley Avron | 4th March 2013

It has been a sad few weeks for Motown Records, with the deaths of several of its former recording artists being announced in the news. Yesterday, Smokey Robinson announced that one of the original members...

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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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The Miracles' Bobby Rogers Dies

4th March 2013

Motown star Bobby Rogers has died.The singer - a founding member of The Miracles with Smokey Robinson, Claudette Rogers, Pete Moore and Ronnie White in 1956 - passed away at his home in Detroit, Michigan,...

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The Miracles Main Man Dead At 73

3rd March 2013

Bobby Rogers, the founder of Smokey Robinson's backing band The Miracles, has died, aged 73.The soul man died at his home in Michigan on Sunday morning (03Mar13), following a lengthy illness. Rogers founded The...

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Smokey Robinson Fashion Line Launch Postponed

20th February 2013

Smokey Robinson's Oscars-eve fashion show has been postponed over fears it would be overshadowed by the Academy Awards.The soul man, who celebrated his 73rd birthday on Tuesday (19Feb13), was hoping to launch the Smokey Robinson...

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Smokey Robinson To Launch Clothing Line At Pre-oscars Fashion Show

8th February 2013

Soul legend Smokey Robinson will launch his new clothing line with a fashion show on the eve of the Oscars.The dapper singer has teamed up with late boxer Joe Frazier's tailor, James Andrew, to create...

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Kelly Clarkson Stuns Crowd At Obama Inauguration

22nd January 2013

Kelly Clarkson delivered a stunning performance at Barack Obama's inauguration yesterday (21.01.13).Accompanied by the United States Marine Band, the 30-year-old singer overcame initial nerves to sing a rendition of 'My Country, 'Tis of Thee'.She tweeted:...

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Smokey Robinson Record Inspires James Franco To Record Daddy Album

4th October 2012

Oscar nominee James Franco has his sights set on the album charts after recording a music project with soul legend Smokey Robinson.The 127 Hours star formed Daddy with pal Tim O'Keefe, and recently won acclaim...

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Andy Williams Songs Were Legendary, But His Television Career Deserves Respect

By Michael West | 27th September 2012

Andy Williams songs will be played on record players across the globe today, after the effortlessly smooth crooner – best known for his track ‘Moon River’ – died on Wednesday, aged 84. Williams soothing voice,...

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James Franco Releases Debut Album

23rd September 2012

James Franco is hoping to carve out a new career as a rockstar.The actor - who received a lot of criticism after he presented the Oscars with Anne Hathaway last year - will release his...

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Tributes To Hal David Led By Motown's Dionne Warwick

3rd September 2012

Hal David was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame just last year, though his song-writing has permeated modern culture for decades. Best known for his work collaborating with Burt Bacharach and his...

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Hal David Tributes Led By Motown Legend Dionne Warwick

3rd September 2012

After Hal David songs lit up soul star Dionne Warwick's glittering career, it was no surprise that the Motown veteran was leading the tributes to the recently deceased songwriter who, along with creative partner Burt...

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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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