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Lady Gaga Receive Contemporary Icon Award Songwriters Hall Fame


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Lady GaGa's status as an iconic singer has been confirmed by the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Hall will present Gaga with the Contemporary Icon Award which is presented to a singer "who has attained an iconic status in pop culture".

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Van Morrison - GQ Men of the Year Awards at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 2nd September 2014

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Van Morrison - The GQ Awards 2014 held at the Royal Opera House - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 2nd September 2014

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Van Morrison - Van Morrison leaving the Clarence Hotel with a mystery female companion who appeared reluctant to be photographed with the rock musician - Dublin, Ireland - Friday 11th July 2014

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Van Morrison - Van Morrison performs to a sold-out crowd at Ziggo Dome - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Tuesday 10th December 2013

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Modern Bluesman Bobby Blue Bland Dies in Memphis Aged 83


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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. Despite possessing all the natural attributes of, say, Ray Charles and B.B King, Bland never reached the same lofty heights as some of his more popular contemporaries though remained a mainstay on the rhythm-and-blues circuit for decades.

His vocals, punctuated by the occasional James Brown esque shout, took on an air of emotional pleading and he influenced everyone from Otis Redding to Wilson Pickett. Younger music fans may recognise Mr Bland's 1974 single 'Ain't No Love In The Heart of the City' on his 2001 album The Blueprint.

Mr Bland matched his sharp vocals with elegant stage wear and became a hugely recognisable performer on the circuit. He formed a close working bond with trumpet player and arranger Joe Scott, the men accounting for more than 30 Top 20 rhythm-and-blues singles for Duke Records in Houston. Many contemporary rock bands covered songs from these years, including The Grateful Dead (Love Light), The Band (Share Your Love With Me), and Van Morrison (Ain't Nothing You Can Do). 

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