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Buena Vista Singer Leyva Dies

PIO LEYVA, a singer with the BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB, has died at the age of 88. The Cuban performer suffered a heart attack on Wednesday (22MAR06), his family confirmed. Leyva performed on more than...

Ali Farka Toure Dies

Legendary African musician ALI FARKA TOURE has died following a long illness. He was 66. Toure, who last month (FEB06) won his second Grammy Award for Best Traditional World Music Album alongside TOUMANI DIABATE for...

Cuban Singer Ferrer Is Buried

LATEST: BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB star IBRAHIM FERRER was buried yesterday (08AUG05) in his native Havana, Cuba. The 78-year-old Cuban singer died on Saturday (06AUG05) just days after ending a tour in Europe and...

Cuban Singer Ferrer Dies

Acclaimed Cuban singer IBRAHIM FERRER died in a Havana hospital yesterday (06AUG05) after suffering multiple organ failure. He was 78. Ferrer achieved international fame following the release of the 1997 album BUENA VISTA SOCIAL...

Cooder: 'It's Expensive Being A Star'

Blues legend RY COODER is still struggling to make money from music, despite having been a celebrated singer/songwriter since the 1960s. The PARADISE AND LUNCH star confesses he has honed his skill for spending...

Friends Gather To Pay Tribute To Zevon

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, BOB DYLAN and the PIXIES are among the acts paying tribute to late rocker WARREN ZEVON on a new album. Zevon's longtime producer JORGE CALDERONE will mastermind the project and record a...

Buena Vista Star Dies

BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB star RUBEN GONZALEZ has died at the age of 84. The Cuban pianist died in Havana yesterday (08DEC03), according to the CUBAN MUSIC INSTITUTE. RY COODER, the filmmaker who...

Hendrix Named Best Guitarist

Rock legend JIMI HENDRIX has been named the greatest guitarist in rock history in a list compiled by ROLLING STONE magazine. The PURPLE HAZE star, who died in September 1970 aged 27, beat out...

Cuba Pays Respects To Compay Segundo

Thousands of mourners filed past the coffin of BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB star COMPAY SEGUNDO in Havana, Cuba today (15JUL03). The Cuban public paid their last respects to the music legend, whose coffin was...

Buena Vista Social Club Star Segundo Dies

BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB star COMPAY SEGUNDO has died aged 95. Segundo came to international prominence in 1999, when he featured alongside artists including IBRAHIM FERRER and RY COODER in WIM WENDERS' massively popular...

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