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Rod Gets Out The Great American Songbook Again

22nd September 2004

ROD STEWART has recorded another installment of his hit THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK series after signing up ERIC CLAPTON, STEVIE WONDER and DOLLY PARTON to perform standards with him. Stevie Wonder plays harmonica on...

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Concert Tribute For Ray Charles

16th September 2004

Late soul man RAY CHARLES is set for yet more tributes at a special concert to be staged in Los Angeles. The legendary blind singer/songwriter, who died in June (04), will be honoured at...

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Sinatra, Bowie And Dylan Top New Gq Style List

18th August 2004

Music legends FRANK SINATRA, DAVID BOWIE and BOB DYLAN have topped a new list of stylist musicians. The well-dressed trio join idols like JIMI HENDRIX, JIM MORRISON, MARVIN GAYE and ELVIS PRESLEY on the...

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Cosby Leads Fundraising Drive For Ray Charles Centre

16th August 2004

Comedian BILL COSBY is leading efforts to raise funds for a new performing arts centre, to be named after soul legend RAY CHARLES. The gala will take place on 29 September (04) at Los...

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Gaye's Album Tops Poll

29th June 2004

MARVIN GAYE's classic WHAT'S GOING ON has beaten records by MICHAEL JACKSON and STEVIE WONDER to be voted the best black album of all time. The SEXUAL HEALING singer's 1971 disc topped the chart...

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Willie Nelson Jokes About Charles' Chess Skills At Funeral

21st June 2004

WILLIE NELSON and RAY CHARLES' longtime manager JOE ADAMS gave mourners something to laugh about at the crooner's funeral in Los Angeles on Friday (18JUN04) with a chess anecdote. The country legend performed a...

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Starbucks Pay Tribute To Ray Charles

18th June 2004

Soul crooner RAY CHARLES is being remembered as he's buried in Los Angeles today (18JUN04) - by coffee company STARBUCKS. The company will play Charles' music throughout the day in cafes across America, and...

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Stevie Drives Blind On Tv

18th June 2004

Blind soul man STEVIE WONDER thrilled pal OPRAH WINFREY when he agreed to take his Rolls Royce for a spin on her show. The ISN'T SHE LOVELY singer, 53, drove two blind pals around...

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Ray Charles Fans Get A Last Look At Their Idol

18th June 2004

Fans of RAY CHARLES were treated to their hero's "final performance" in Los Angeles yesterday (17JUN04), after the soul great's family agreed to put his body on show to the public. Charles' devotees queued...

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Music Greats Line Up For Late Charles

16th June 2004

Music legends STEVIE WONDER, WILLIE NELSON and BB KING will perform a musical tribute to late music legend RAY CHARLES at his funeral on Friday (18JUN04) Soul pioneer Charles lost his battle...

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Stars Line-up To Pay Tribute To Ray Charles

11th June 2004

MICHAEL JACKSON and STEVIE WONDER have both paid tribute to jazz music legend RAY CHARLES, who died yesterday (10JUN04). Charles, who was 73, passed away at his Beverly Hills home from complications caused by...

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Jay-z And Rick James To Be Honoured By Ascap

18th May 2004

JAY-Z and RICK JAMES are set to receive honours from the AMERICAN SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS, AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS (ASCAP) in a ceremony next month (JUN04). The pair will be presented with their awards at...

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Wonder To Make First Album In Nine Years

6th May 2004

Legendary soul star STEVIE WONDER has announced plans to release his first new studio album in nine years. A TIME 2 LOVE is scheduled to hit store shelves on 8 June (04) on his...

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Jc Sticks Up For 'Spectacular' Britney

30th April 2004

Former 'N SYNC hunk JC CHASEZ has attacked criticism of tour-mate BRITNEY SPEARS' miming at gigs - insisting her fans don't go to her concerts to see her sing. Britney was slammed by fans...

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Wonder Awarded Top Music Award

16th April 2004

Music great STEVIE WONDER has been selected to receive the JOHNNY MERCER AWARD in recognition of his impressive career. The SUPERSTITION star, 53, will be presented with the gong from THE NATIONAL ACADEMY...

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Wonder Writes For Blue

16th April 2004

Legendary soul singer STEVIE WONDER was so impressed with BLUE's version of his 1970 hit SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED I'M YOURS, he's penning a new song for their upcoming album. Wonder's decision has thrilled the...

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We Built This City Is Worst Song

9th April 2004

STARSHIP's 1985 mega hit WE BUILT THIS CITY has been named the Worst Song Ever in a new MAXIM BLENDER poll. The international number one beat BILLY RAY CYRUS' ACHY BREAKY HEART and WANG...

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Beatles Top New Immortals Poll

25th March 2004

Legendary stars THE BEATLES and BOB DYLAN have unsurprisingly topped a new ROLLING STONE poll of immortal music artists. Respected musicians BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, SMOKEY ROBINSON, JACKSON BROWNE, U2's THE EDGE and CHUCK D were...

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Producer Bristol Dies

25th March 2004

Producer JOHNNY BRISTOL, who has worked with such artists as DIANA ROSS, STEVIE WONDER and MARVIN GAYE, has died of apparent natural causes. He was 65. Bristol scored a hit in 1974 with HANG...

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Jessica Teams Up With Jewel + Kenny In Variety Show

23rd March 2004

JESSICA SIMPSON will duet with JEWEL and KENNY ROGERS on her first TV special in America next month (11APR04). The pop star-turned-reality TV queen will also perform with husband NICK LACHEY when the first...

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Quincy Jones Plans Huge Charity Event For Kids

23rd March 2004

NORAH JONES, JAY-Z, LL COOL J, STING and HERBIE HANCOCK are among a host of stars who have signed up to perform in a giant concert, set to be broadcast internationally in May (04)....

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Big Days And Big Surprises For Oprah

1st February 2004

Chat show host OPRAH WINFREY got an extra special 50th birthday gift from her fans on Thursday (29JAN04) - they made her special surprise programme one of most watched ever. NICOLE KIDMAN, TOM CRUISE,...

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Halle Purrs For Oprah's 50th

30th January 2004

Sexy actress HALLE BERRY had a special treat for pal OPRAH WINFREY's 50th birthday TV special - she showed off her CATWOMAN costume for the first time. The sexy actress purred a special birthday...

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Motown Classics Were Meant For Tom Jones

5th January 2004

Crooner TOM JONES missed out on recording some of the greatest soul songs ever when he decided against joining the MOTOWN record label. Legendary songwriting team HOLLAND, DOZIER, HOLLAND were thrilled when they heard...

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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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Westlife's Wonder Blunder

24th November 2003

Irish chart-toppers WESTLIFE accidentally blew a chance to make music with soul legend STEVIE WONDER, after losing his telephone number. The MANDY hitmakers bumped into Stevie at a Hollywood party during a recent trip...

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Aretha's Tribute Demands

27th October 2003

ARETHA FRANKLIN ensured she knew everything which took place before her recent BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION (BET) tribute - by ordering organisers not to spring any surprises. The soul legend wanted to know exactly who...

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Bb King Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

16th October 2003

Veteran bluesman BB KING is to be honoured by the ROYAL SWEDISH ACADEMY OF MUSIC with the POLAR MUSIC PRIZE. The legendary guitarist will be handed the award by Sweden's KING CARL XVI GUSTAF...

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Stars Unite For Afghanistan

8th October 2003

TOM CRUISE, AL PACINO and ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER are among a long list of stars taking part in a huge fundraising effort on behalf of the AFGHANISTAN WORLD FOUNDATION. The stars - who have been...

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Blue Team Up With Stevie Wonder

28th September 2003

British boyband BLUE are once again teaming up with a legendary singer - this time in the shape of soul favourite STEVIE WONDER. The ALL RISE hitmakers fly out to Los Angeles tomorrow...

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