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Otis Redding's Classic Album Was Recorded In A Day

The singer became an overnight sensation after the release of his debut hit These Arms of Mine and was so busy touring and writing for other acts he had no time to record...

Emily Blunt Loves Serenading Her Baby

Emily Blunt loves singing to her daughter.The 'Into The Woods' actress - who has 10-month-old Hazel with John Krasinski, 35 - enjoys serenading her baby girl with Otis Redding songs.She said: ''I like to sing...

Mick Hucknall Covers Soul Classics On First Solo Album

Former Simply Red star Mick Hucknall's first solo album will be a collection of soul classics from the likes of Otis Redding and Ray Charles.The Holding Back The Years singer, who recently fronted the reformed...

Modern Bluesman Bobby Blue Bland Dies In Memphis Aged 83

Bobby (Blue) Bland, the balladeer whose sophisticated style modernized the blues, has died at his home in Germantown, near Memphis, aged 83. Bobby's death was confirmed his son Rodd, who played drums in his band....

The Power Of Song: Songs From Some Of The Biggest British Christmas Adverts In 2012

TV commercials have always been a time for fresh, new and unheard song covers to emerge as well as the old classics especially during the holiday season, just to make the product invoke that little...

Green Day's Amy Winehouse Tribute A Warning

Green Day's Amy Winehouse tribute is a reminder of ''the consequences of the party.''The second of the group's forthcoming three albums, '¡Dos!', ends with a song called 'Amy' - written for the late singer following...

Paul Mccartney Planning New Album

Sir Paul McCartney is recording a new album before the end of the year.The 'Yesterday' hitmaker has a number of songs ready, and is hoping to get into the studio after his appearance at the...

American Idol Recap: Jessica Sanchez Proves Why She Was Saved

On last night's American Idol, Jessica Sanchez refused to let last week's brush with ejection put off her stride. She performed two songs, to an incredibly high standard, proving that the judges were right to...

Ashton Kutcher Cheers From Crowd At Rumer Willis' Concert

Ashton Kutcher was probably the last person Rumer Willis expected to see in the audience at the Hollywood Sayers Club Sessions on Tuesday (March 6, 2012) when she sang for an intimate crowd in one...

Flu Strikes Down American Idol Hopefuls In Hollywood

It's certainly been a rollercoaster week in the world of American Idol, which began with 16-year-old Symone Black falling off the stage after wooing the judges with an assured rendition of the Otis Redding hit...

Symone Black Fully Recovers After American Idol Collapse

On last night's episode of American Idol, one of the contestants, Symone Black, collapsed at the end of her audition, whilst talking to the judges. Her tumble saw her fall off the stage and hit...

American Idol Contestant Falls Off Stage In Hollywood

Last night's episode of American Idol (February 8, 2012) contained some dramatic scenes, when one of the contestants collapsed in front of the judges and fell from the stage. The audition took place in Hollywood;...

American Idol's Symone Black Falls Off Stage, Hits Her Head

The Pittsburgh auditions of American Idol certainly started with a bang this week, with the usual mix of the talented, the not-so-talent, and the downright awful. Contestants handed a golden-ticket included Erika Van Pelt, Aaron...

Ronnie Wood's Romance Records

Ronnie Wood used to play Marvin Gaye records to be "romantic" with his girlfriends.The 64-year-old rocker and his former Faces bandmate Rod Stewart shared a love of Motown music when they shared a house together...

Brits Choice Award Nominations Announced

Emeli Sande, Maverick Sabre and Michael Kiwanuka have been shortlisted for the BRITs Choice Award 2012. The winner of the prize is hotly tipped to go on the big things, and the recipient of next...

Jay Z And Kanye West Number One In 23 Countries

Jay Z and Kanye West's hugely anticipated album 'Watch the Throne' has become the No. 1 album on iTunes in 23 different countries following its release on Monday (8th August 2011). The physical version of...

Jay Z Explains 'Unleakable' Watch The Throne

Jay Z has explained how he and Kanye West prevented their hugely anticipated album 'Watch the Throne' from leaking online before its release date - one of the only high-profile records in recent times to...

Kanye West Booed For Adolf Hitler Remarks At Festival

Kanye West caused a stir during his headline set at the UK's 'The Big Chill' festival on Saturday (6th August 2011), comparing himself to Adolf Hitler. Just days before the release of his collaboration album...

Jay-z And Kanye West Have Redding Blessing

Jay-Z and Kanye West have the blessing of Otis Redding's family to sample his track 'Try a Little Tenderness'.The hip-hop superstars sampled the late singer's classic tune for their track 'Otis' on their The Throne...

Jay Z And Kanye West Cover 'Welcome To The Jungle'?

Jay Z and Kanye West have finally announced details of their hugely anticipated collaborative album 'Watch the Throne', along with dates for an arena tour. The rap duo will release their debut record on August...

Georgia's Hall Of Fame To Close

The Georgia Music Hall of Fame, which has honoured stars including James Brown, Little Richard and Otis Redding, is to close next month (Jun11) due to budget cuts.The state-funded museum was opened in 1996, but...

Prince Advises Justin Bieber

Prince has advised Justin Bieber to "get a good teacher". The 52-year-old star is one of the 16-year-old singer's biggest influences and now his idol has spoken out to give him tips on emulating his...

Jennifer Grey Makes 'Dancing With The Stars' Debut

JENNIFER GREY made an emotional debut on 'Dancing With The Stars' last night, as the hit show had its season premiere. The 38-year-old starred alongside the late PATRICK SWAYZE in the 1987 film 'Dirty Dancing',...

Redding Honoured With Memphis Exhibition

An exhibition honouring soul man OTIS REDDING on the 40th anniversary of his death has been erected at the Stax Records site where he recorded his most famous hits. Now a Memphis, Tennessee museum, the...

Redding Crash Survivor To Return To Tragedy Site

OTIS REDDING plane crash survivor BEN CAULEY is to return to the site of the tragedy to mark the 40th anniversary of the soul legend's death. The trumpeter was the only member of Redding's backing...

Timberlake Makes Dutch Teen's Dreams Come True

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE has made a young Dutch singer's dreams a reality after watching her perform OTIS REDDING's SITTING ON THE DOCK OF THE BAY on the internet. Esmee Denters became a YouTube.com sensation after singing...

Ray J In The Running To Play Otis + Stevie

WHITNEY HOUSTON's toyboy lover RAY J is a frontrunner to play both STEVIE WONDER and OTIS REDDING in two upcoming biopics. The R+B star/actor, the brother of singer Brandy Norwood, has revealed he's looking at...

Redding Statue Unveiled

A bronze bust of soul singer OTIS REDDING has been unveiled outside the Guitar Center at Hollywood's RockWalk. The late star's widow Zelma Redding and daughter Karla Redding-Andrews attended the ceremony on Friday (11May07), which...

The Mamas + The Papas, Redding + Kooper Inducted Into Rockwalk

Sixties band THE MAMAS + THE PAPAS, soul great OTIS REDDING and rocker AL KOOPER have been inducted into Hollywood's RockWalk. All three acts played the legendary Monterey Festival in California in 1967 and were...

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