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Bee Gees Plot Comeback At Cash House

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...

Orbison Honoured On 70th Birthday

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...

Gene Pitney Dies Aged 65

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...

Fans Petition For Orbison Memorial

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...

Rocker Rice Walks The Line As Roy Orbison

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....

Mccartney Got Frog In His Throat

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...

Presley's Guitarist Garland Dies

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....

Orbison And Harrison's Wives Team Up

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...

Dmc Raps Alone

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...

Top Songwriter Bryant Dies

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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