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10 Black Female Artists Who Shaped Pop Music

Black culture has without doubt had a monumental influence on the world of pop music since as far back as the 1920s. And while the likes of Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, Bob Marley and Michael...

The Ultimate Autumn Playlist: Songs To Get Us In The Fall Mood

There's something special about Autumn; it's a time of year ripe with nostalgia, melancholy and dismal weather. But still, there's something comforting about getting your big coat out again and enjoying pumpkin spiced everything.Photo Credit:...

Celebrate 100 Years Of Ella Fitzgerald With Her Best Tunes

Today (April 25th 2017) marks what would have been jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald's 100th birthday, and with that in mind we celebrate the influence she has had on the music industry with just a few...

Why Ella Fitzgerald Is So Important To David Beckham

David Beckham has always been a family man; with his wife of nearly 20 years and four children, that hardly needs to be said. But on the latest episode of 'Desert Island Discs', he reveals...

Composer Van Alexander Dies, Aged 100

The musician, born Alexander Feldman, passed away from heart failure on Sunday (19Jul15) at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He is best known for co-writing Ella Fitzgerald's first big hit...

Emily Blunt: Motherhood Is Heaven

Emily Blunt says motherhood is the ''best thing'' she's ever done. The 31-year-old actress has nine-month-old daughter Hazel with husband John Krasinski and the brunette beauty admitted becoming a mum is ''heaven'' and like nothing...

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...

Shakira Is A Fan Of Coldplay

Shakira is a fan of Coldplay. The 'Can't Remember To Forget You' singer, who has been inspired by stars of the past, including Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, also loves listening to Coldplay, in particular...

Happy Birthday Ella Fitzgerald! Queen Of Jazz Remembered In Google Doodle

Ella Fitzgerald's 96th birthday was commemorated with a Google Doodle, with the woman who was known as the 'First Lady of Song' and the 'Queen of Jazz' joining the ranks of artists, physicists, biologists,...

Happy Birthday To The First Lady Of Song, Ella Fitzgerald

Today is the birthday of the world famous pioneer of soul music, Ella Fitzgerald. Google celebrated the late singer’s life and achievements with a special doodle on what would have been her 96th birthday. In...

Dave Brubeck Dead Aged 91; Jazz World Mourns True Pioneer

Dave Brubeck, the jazz musician heralded for defying convention and experimenting with complex rhythms, has died in Norwalk, Connecticut - he was 91. Brubeck, who would have turned 92 on Thursday (December 6, 2012), gained...

Tyler James Was Mesmerised By Amy Winehouse's Voice

Tyler James was blown away by Amy Winehouse's singing before they met.The pop star - who shot to fame on 'The Voice' - had a close friendship with the late soul icon which began when...

Lady Gaga Is Like 'Picasso' According To Tony Bennett

Lady Gaga has been compared to Picasso by Tony Bennett.The legendary crooner compared the 'Hair' singer to the Spanish surrealist painter after recording a track with her for his 'Duets II' album. He told Rolling...

Amy Winehouse Duet With Jazz Legend Gets Release Date

Amy Winehouse's duet with jazz legend Tony Bennett is set to be released as a charity single on 20th September 2011. The rendition of 'Body and Soul', made famous by Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra,...

Jazz Musician Thigpen Dies

American jazz drummer ED THIGPEN, who toured with ELLA FITZGERALD, has died. He was 79.Thigpen, who was inducted into the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame, passed away on 13 January (10) at Hvidovre Hospital...

Stars Record Birthday Tribute For Fitzgerald

LINDA RONSTADT, GLADYS KNIGHT, CHAKA KHAN and NATALIE COLE are among the stars contributing songs to an album celebrating what would have been music legend ELLA FITZGERALD'S 90th birthday. Fitzgerald, also known as the First...

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