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Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller To Be Immortalised On Jazz Walk in Kansas

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, composers of some of the greatest blues, jazz, R&B, and rock and roll hits of all time, will be inducted into the American Jazz Walk of Fame in Kansas City, MO on Saturday, June 2. Their names will be embedded in a bronze medallion on the sidewalk near the

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Roy Orbison

Roy Orbison Goes Gold In The UK

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30 years after his death Roy Orbison is a pop star all over again in the UK.

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Laura Lee Perkins

R.I.P. Laura Lee Perkins 1939-2018

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Laura Lee Perkins has died on April 6 at the age of 78.

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Staples Singers

R.I.P. Yvonne Staples of the Staple Singers 1939-2018

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Yvonne Staples, one of the five members of the gospel and R&B greats The Staple Singers, has died at her home in South Shore, IL at the age of 80.

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Ken Dodd

R.I.P. Ken Dodd 1928-2018

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Legendary British singer and comedian Sir Ken Dodd has died aged 90.

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Little Sammy Davis

R.I.P. Little Sammy Davis 1928-2018

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Blues singer Little Sammy Davis, whose blues career was interrupted for two decades only to come back and become a close musical associate of Levon Helm, died on Friday (February 16) at a nursing home in Middletown, NY at the age of 89.

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Vic Damone

R.I.P. Vic Damone 1928-2018

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

One of the very best of the crooners to come in the wake of the Sinatra craze, Vic Damone, has died after suffering respiratory failure on Sunday (February 11) in Miami Beach at the age of 89.

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Chuck Berry in the 50s

Chuck Berry Estate Authorizes Biography

by Music-News.com

Chuck Berry’s widow has signed a deal to bring the rock pioneer’s life story to the screen in a documentary and biopic.

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Elvis The Auction – Now You Can Own a Piece of Presley

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

After the record-breaking auction during the 40th anniversary Elvis Week this past August, there will be another opportunity to own a piece of music history as highlights of the rare Elvis Presley artifacts to be included in the upcoming “Auction at Graceland” were announced today along with registration information and catalog ordering details.

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Keely Smith

R.I.P. Keely Smith 1928-2017

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Keely Smith, the iconic singer/performer known for her many solo recordings as well as her musical partnership with first husband Louis Prima, died in Palm Springs, CA on Saturday, December 16. She was 89 and under physicians’ care at the time of her passing from apparent heart failure.

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Mel Tillis

R.I.P. Mel Tillis 1932-2017

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Mel Tillis, the country music singer who had 36 top ten singles including six number ones, has died at the Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, FL from what is suspected to be resperatory failure. He was 85.

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Ralph Carr and Priscilla Presley

Ralph Carr To Bring Back Elvis The Wonder Of You To Australia In 2018

by Paul Cashmere

Australian music industry legend Ralph Carr is planning on keeping the legacy of Elvis alive in Australia in 2018 by bringing back the Elvis ‘The Wonder of You’ orchestra for a tour.

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Fats Domino

R.I.P. Fats Domino 1928-2017

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Fats Domino, one of the ten inaugural inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and an early architect of rock music, has died at his daughter’s suburban New Orleans home at the age of 89.

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Elvis Presley Wanted To Tour Australia But Colonel Parker Stopped Him

by Paul Cashmere

Elvis Presley wanted to tour Australia but his manager Colonel Tom Parker wouldn’t let him.

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Johnny Cash Unearthed

Johnny Cash 9 Disc Vinyl Collection To Be Released

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

In the last decade of a career that spanned half a century, Johnny Cash capped off his musical legend with a breathtaking final act, recording a series of raw, stripped-down albums with producer Rick Rubin. Those albums reestablished Cash as a vital artist, while adding a remarkable closing chapter to his incredible body of work.

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Little Richard Heres Little Richard

Classic 1957 Little Richard Album Set For Release

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Craft Recordings, the Catalog division of Concord Music, is pleased to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Here’s Little Richard, with a deluxe reissue of the rock ‘n’ roll icon’s 1957 debut full-length album.

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Wanda Jackson, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11

Wanda Jackson Starts Crowdfunding Round For Autobiography

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Legendary rockabilly and country music pioneer Wanda Jackson is giving fans a chance to purchase one-of-a-kind personalized collectibles and memorabilia along side their pre-order of her new autobiography through a PledgeMusic campaign.

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Ritchie Valens

Section Of California Highway 5 To Be Named After Ritchie Valens

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

The great Ritchie Valens, who died in the same plane crash as Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper, has had a section of California’s 5 Highway named after him.

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Wanda Jackson, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11

Wanda Jackson To Release Her Autobiography

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

BMG has announced it will release legendary rockabilly and country music pioneer Wanda Jackson’s autobiography Every Night Is Saturday Night: A Country Girl’s Journey to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on November 14, 2017.

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John Lee Hooker

John Lee Hooker 100th Birthday Box Coming

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Craft Recordings, the Catalog division of Concord Bicycle Music, has announced the release of King Of The Boogie, a career-spanning retrospective, honoring blues icon John Lee Hooker. Due out September 29th, the five-CD set delves deep into the catalog of the influential artist, featuring not only his iconic hits, but also rarities, live recordings and

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Jerry Lewis

R.I.P. Jerry Lewis 1926-2017 Watch His Final Interview. It Was Awkward

by Paul Cashmere

The great Jerry Lewis is dead. Lewis gave his last interview in 2016 and it was a trainwreck.

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Elvis Presley 50 Greatest Hits

Elvis Presley Misses UK Top Spot By 39 Sales Points

by Music-News.com

The Top 2 on this week’s Official Albums Chart were separated by just 35 combined sales, and it is Ed Sheeran who scoops his 15th (non-consecutive) week at Number 1, denying Elvis Presley an extension of his Official Chart record.

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Elvis Presley Auction At Graceland Raises Over $1.6m

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Collectors from around the world raised their paddles to bid in hopes of going home with a piece of Elvis history at the “Auction at Graceland,” which took place at the new Guest House at Graceland Theater during the 40thAnniversary Elvis Week commemoration, with items selling for over $1.6 million.

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John Pochée

Jazz Drummer John Pochée To Receive Distinguished Services To Australian Music Award

by Paul Cashmere

John Pochée will be presented with the Distinguished Services To Australian Music at the Art Music Awards on 22 August.

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LC Cook

R.I.P. L.C. Cook, Brother of Sam Cooke, 1932-2017

by Paul Cashmere

Blues pioneer L.C. Cook, the brother of soul legend Sam Cooke, has died at the age of 84.

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Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry ‘Darlin’ Video Premieres

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Chuck Berry never released an official promotional video during his lifetime. His last album was released in 1979, prior to the music video revolution.

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Elvis Presley A Boy From Tupelo

There Is More Elvis Presley On The Way

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Since his death in 1977, RCA has repackaged and mined the vaults for the music of Elvis Presley in every conceivable combination.

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Elvis Presley’s Plane Sells For $430000

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

A plane once owned by Elvis Presley and his father, Vernon Presley has been sold at auction for $430,000 by GWS Auctions in Beverly Hills, CA.

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Red Hot A Memphis Celebration of Sun Records

The Music Of Sun Records Celebrated With New Charity Record

by Paul Cashmere

The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis is the benificary of “Red Hot: A Memphis Celebration of Sun Records”.

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Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry’s ‘Big Boys’ Is His First Ever Music Video

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

The video for the new Chuck Berry song ‘Big Boys’ is Chuck’s first ever music video.

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R.I.P. Little Sammy Davis 1928-2018

Blues singer Little Sammy Davis, whose blues career was interrupted for two decades only to come back and become a close musical associate of Levon Helm, died on Friday (February 16) at a nursing home in Middletown, NY at the age of 89.

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