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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.

Read the full article →
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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Chuck Berry

Listen To Brand New Chuck Berry ‘Wonderful Woman’

by Paul Cashmere

When Chuck Berry died on March 18, he left behind his wife of 68 years, Toddy.

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Linda Hopkins

R.I.P. Linda Hopkins 1924-2017

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Singer and actress Linda Hopkins died on Monday (April 10) at a care facility in Wisconsin at the age of 92.

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Chuck Berry in the 50s

Gene Simmons Gave The Eulogy At Chuck Berry Funeral

by Music-News.com

Kiss co-founder Gene Simmons praised Chuck Berry for “breaking down barriers” with his music at the funeral for the late singer on Sunday (April 9).

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Don Rickles

R.I.P. Don Rickles 1926-2017

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Don Rickles, also known as Mr. Warmth and The Merchant of Venom for his biting comedy, died on Thursday (April 6) morning at his home in Los Angeles from kidney failure. He was 90.

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Rosie Hamlin

R.I.P. Rosie Hamlin of Rosie & The Originals 1947-2017

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Rosie Hamlin, the lead singer of the early-60’s group Rosie and the Originals, died on Thursday at the age of 71.

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Chuck Berry

Check Out Chuck Berry’s Brand New Song ‘Big Boys’

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Just one day after the family of Chuck Berry said that details on the late singer’s final album would be out “this week”, the track list, a release date and the first track were released to fans and the public.

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Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry Family Preps Album For Final Release

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

On Chuck Berry’s 90th birthday, October 18, 2016, he announced that he was finalising his latest album, Chuck.

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Chuck Berry in the 50s

Chuck Berry Sales Increase After Death

by Paul Cashmere

Sales of Chuck Berry music has predictably increased substantially after the death of the rock and roll pioneer on Saturday.

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Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry Tributes Continue To Flow

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

A truly amazing number of artists have been speaking out about the passing of the great Chuck Berry. Chuck died at the age of 90.

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Chuck Berry

R.I.P. Chuck Berry 1926-2017

by Paul Cashmere

Rock and Roll legend Chuck Berry has died at age 90.

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R.I.P. Mel Tillis 1932-2017

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Ralph Carr and Priscilla Presley
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Fats Domino
R.I.P. Fats Domino 1928-2017

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.

October 26, 2017
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Elvis Presley Wanted To Tour Australia But Colonel Parker Stopped Him

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

October 25, 2017
Johnny Cash Unearthed
Johnny Cash 9 Disc Vinyl Collection To Be Released

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

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.

October 5, 2017
Wanda Jackson, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11
Wanda Jackson Starts Crowdfunding Round For Autobiography

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.

September 27, 2017