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BB King Photo by Damien Loverso Bluesfest Byron Bay

B.B. King Would Have Been 96 This Week

by Paul Cashmere

16 September would have been B.B. King’s 96th birthday. B.B. King died in 2015 but his company continues. The B.B. King estate is working with Gibson guitars on a new series of B.B. King guitars.

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Dion Stomping Ground

Dion Rounds Up More Friends for ‘Stomping Ground’

by Paul Cashmere

One year after his all-star Dion ‘Blues With Friends’ album Dion is back with more friends, more songs and another all-star album ‘Stomping Ground’.

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Lady Gaga Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Lady Gaga To Release ‘Chromatica’ Remix Album

by Paul Cashmere

Lady Gaga has recruited Charli XCX, LSDXOXO and Bree Runway for a reinvention of her 2020 album ‘Chromatica’.

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Don Everly

R.I.P. Rock Legend Don Everly 1 February 1937 to 21 August 2021

by Paul Cashmere

Don Everly of The Everly Brothers has passed away at age 83.

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Ernie Sigley Smile

Ernie Sigley By The Hits

by Paul Cashmere

With the passing of Australian entertainment legend Ernie Sigley we look back at his music career.

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Tony Bennett photo by Ros O'Gorman

Tony Bennett Retires At 95

by Music-News.com

Tony Bennett has retired from performing. Bennett performed two sold-out shows with Lady Gaga at Radio City Music Hall in New York last week, but his son and manager Danny Bennett has revealed he’s now decided to cease his on-stage shows.

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Tony Bennett. photo by Ros O'Gorman

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga To Release Another Duets Album

by Music-News.com

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have unveiled their second duets album, ‘Love For Sale’.

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The LeGarde Twins

Tom LeGarde of The LeGarde Twins Dies Aged 90

by Paul Cashmere

Tom LeGarde, one half of country group The LeGarde Twins, has died at the age of 90.

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Lady Gaga, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Are Getting Back Together

by Music-News.com

Lady Gaga is to reunite with singing legend Tony Bennett for a special concert on Friday.

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Rufus Wainwright - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Rufus Wainwright To Perform Judy Garland Tribute Concert

by Music-News.com

Singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright will honour Judy Garland on her birthday with a special digital performance of his popular tribute concert.

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Joy McKean

APRA To Honour Country Legend Joy McKean

by Paul Cashmere @paulcashmere

Country legend Joy McKean has been announced as the recipient of the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music for 2021.

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Elvis Presley debut Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley Self-Titled Debut Was Released 65 Years Ago Today

by Paul Cashmere @paulcashmere

The first Elvis Presley album ‘Elvis Presley’ was released 65 years ago today on 23 March, 1956.

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Chris Barber

Chris Barber Dead At 90

by Music-News.com

Chris Barber, was one of the ‘Three Bs’ – along with Acker Bilk and Kenny Ball – who are considered to have defined traditional British jazz and led the ‘Trad’ revival of the 1950s and 1960s – and he died “peacefully in his sleep” after suffering with dementia, his record label The Last Music Company confirmed in a tribute post on its website.

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Tony Bennett. photo by Ros O'Gorman

Tony Bennett Reveals He Has Alzheimer’s Disease

by Paul Cashmere

94-year old music legend Tony Bennett has announced he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Jimmie Rodgers

50s Pop Star Jimmie Rodgers Dies At Age 87

by Paul Cashmere

Jimmie Rodgers, the folk and pop star of the 50s and 60s best known for the hit song ‘Honeycomb’, has died at age 87 in the USA.

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Cliff Richard, Hamer Hall, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11

Cliff Richard To Release New Album To Mark His 80th Birthday

by Music-News.com

Cliff Richard reaches the milestone age on October 14, and to celebrate the special occasion he’s recorded two new songs, ‘Falling For You’ and ‘PS Please’, for the LP ‘Music… The Air That I Breathe’.

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Dion photo by Noise11.com

Bob Dylan Has Written The Liner Notes For Dion’s ‘Blues With Friends’

by Paul Cashmere

Dion’s friends on ‘Blues With Friends’ include Billy Gibbons, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen and Van Morrison but there is one name on the album who actually doesn’t sing one note. Bob Dylan wrote the liner notes.

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Dion photo by Noise11.com

Dion And How His Sam Cooke Friendship Became A Song With Paul Simon

by Paul Cashmere

Rock and Roll legend Dion knew Sam Cooke in the 1950s. After Sam died he wrote a song about him and didn’t revisit it until recently, more than 50 years later. To complete the song he called on his friend Paul Simon. The result is ‘Song for Sam Cooke (Here In America’ on Dion’s new ‘Blues With Friends’ album.

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Joe Porcaro

Legendary Drummer Joe Porcaro Dies Aged 90

by Paul Cashmere

Joe Porcaro, a one-time musician for Rosemary Clooney, has died at age 90.

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Ennio Morricone

Composer Ennio Morricone Dies At Age 91

by Paul Cashmere

Ennio Morricone, one of the world’s most famous soundtrack composers, has died at the age of 91.

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Cliff Richard, Hamer Hall, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11

Sir Cliff Richard Recorded Once With Dame Vera Lynn

by Music-News.com

Cliff Richard is hoping his version of wartime anthem We’ll Meet Again with Dame Vera Lynn will finally get a release following the beloved singer’s death this week.

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Little Richard, Noise11, Photo

Little Richard By The Hits

by Paul Cashmere

With the passing of Little Richard Noise11 has dug into the history to plot Richard’s chart success.

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Little Richard, Noise11, Photo

Hear The First Six Little Richard Singles That Were All Flops

by Paul Cashmere

Little Richard was no overnight sensation. Richard Penniman had been performing since 1947 at the age of 14. It was Sister Rosetta Tharpe who heard him cover one of her songs and invited him to open for one of her shows.

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Little Richard, Noise11, Photo

Beatles, Stones, Dylan Tweet About Little Richard

by Paul Cashmere

Beatles, Stones and Dylan are tweeting about the death of Rock and Roll icon Little Richard at the age of 87.

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Little Richard, Noise11, Photo

Little Richard Passes On At Age 87

by Paul Cashmere

Rock and Roll legend Little Richard has died at the age of 87 after a battle with cancer.

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Dion Blues With Friends

Dion Gathers Rock Icons For His ‘Blues With Friends’ Album

by Paul Cashmere

Rock and Roll legend Dion has gathered up his famous friends for his next album ‘Blues With Friends’.

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Dame Vera Lynn

Vera Lynn Sales Soar After Queen’s Speech

by Music-News.com

Official Charts Company data confirms that sales of Vera Lynn’s wartime classic We’ll Meet Again, as referenced in Queen Elizabeth’s address to the nation on Sunday evening, have soared 580% so far week-on-week, based on download sales from chart-reporting digital retailers including the likes Amazon, iTunes and more.

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Ellis Marsalis

Jazz Great Ellis Marsalis Dies Of COVID-19

by Paul Cashmere

Jazzman Ellis Marsalis, the father of Branford and Wynton Marsalis, has died from COVID-19. He was 85.

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Bob Dylan

Timothée Chalamet Rumoured For Bob Dylan Role In James Mangold Film

by Tim Cashmere

Actor Timothée Chalamet is said to be in talks with Fox Searchlight and James Mangold to play Bob Dylan in an upcoming biopic.

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Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis Immortalised In Mississippi

by Tim Cashmere

Legendary musician Jerry Lee Lewis has been given a marker on the Mississippi Country Music Trail, which will be displayed outside of his ranch in Nesbit.

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