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Walking In Memphis! Check Out The History Of This Tennessee City From Budweiser Made In America


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Budweiser Made in America is getting closer all the time as we explore the nation's most musically cultured cities. Now we hit Memphis, whose famous faces include everyone from Elvis Presley to Justin Timberlake.

Memphis, Tennessee has been a massive influence on musical culture since music charts began, with a range of artists frequently mentioning the great city within their own song lyrics; think Marc Cohn's 'Walking In Memphis', Chuck Berry's 'Memphis', Paul Simon's 'Graceland' and of course Alannah Myles' 'Black Velvet'. Thus, it's only right that Budweiser Made In America bring their documentary series to the great city to explore what Memphis is all about nowadays.

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Roy Orbison's Sons Create New Song By Their Father


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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 and his sons Alex, Roy Jr and Wesley have been able to work on the song together, which will now feature on a 25th anniversary re-issue of Roy's last album 'Mystery Girl' from 1988.

Alex told BANG Showbiz: ''My mom felt very strongly about the song and she tried to do something with it forever.

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Roy Orbison Announces 'Mystery Girl' 25th Anniversary Edition

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Roy Orbison Announces 'Mystery Girl' 25th Anniversary Edition

Dizzee Rascal Goes Crazy With Robbie


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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 Sun newspaper: ''I was expecting Dizzee to come round to my place in Los Angeles for an hour. He got round at 6pm, we chatted for hours and he left at 6am. Then he said he wanted the song to sound like Queen. It was a great night.''

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Robin Gibb Had Kidney Failure


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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 as RJ - has revealed his death was a result of organ problems.

He explained: ''The end was peaceful and dignified, there were no theatrics. It was only later that I cried and cried.

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Garth Brooks Inducted Into Country Music Hall Of Fame


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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 the hall in Nashville, Tennessee, this year, alongside Hargus 'Pig' Robbins and Connie Smith.

Receiving his induction on Tuesday (06.03.12) Garth said: ''This is a day of joy and a day of honour. I still can't believe it.

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Barbara Orbison Dies 23 Years After Husband Roy


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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 to keep his legacy alive, but she had suffered from pancreatic cancer and passed away surrounded by her sons.

According to the Associated Press, Orbison, 60, had been cared for at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Centre since May. In recent years, she co-produced a four-CD box set of her husband's entire 107 recordings with her son, Roy Kelton Orbison Jr. Titled 'Roy Orbison: The Soul of Rock and Roll', the package was released in 2008 and represented the first all-inclusive body of the musician's work. Roy died on December 6, 1988 at the age of 52 - at the time he was in the middle of a comeback with The Travelling Wilburys. Tributes have already begun pouring in for Barbara, who accepted a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on her husband's behalf in 2010. Lisa Swayze, the widow of the late actor Patrick Swayze, said, "Patrick and I always had a warm connection with them both. Now we have lost this wonderful lady".

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Former Beatle, Ringo Starr Receives A Star At The 50th Anniversary Celebration Of The Walk Of Fame

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Rock And Roll Legend Roy Orbison Is Honoured Posthumous With The 2400th Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

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Harrison Dreamed Of Wilburys Ship Tour


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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 former Beatles star himself on a boat.

Harrison shared his sailing tour idea with Petty, explaining the End of the Line hitmakers would dock in coves and perform for anyone who could row out for the show.

Petty recalls, "He said, 'We should get a ship, just sail around. We could pull into a cove and play to guys in outrigger canoes. And we'll call it the Sponsor Ship. We'll paint a different corporate logo on it every day. That'll pay for the trip.' He was so funny."

But the Free Fallin' singer admits it might have been the only way Harrison would have agreed to tour.

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Ringo Starr Makes Up Fab Three


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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 Four bandmate and the music legend after hearing of their plans to collaborate.

Ringo, 68, has been described as the "perfect middleman" for the two stars due to his long-time friendship and musical relationship with 66-year-old Paul, while he has also previously performed live with Bob, 68.

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Bob Dylan's Mccartney Summer Duet


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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 interest in a duet, they are planning to work on material in the US.

A source told Britain's Daily Express newspaper: "Paul has a home in California not too far from Bob's so the idea is for the two to meet when Paul is in California over the summer.

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