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Shakin’ Stevens Once (or Twice) Opened For The Rolling Stones

by Paul Cashmere

In 1969 Shakin’ Stevens was chosen to open for two show for the Rolling Stones in London.

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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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Steve Priest of The Sweet Dead at 72

by Paul Cashmere

The Sweet bass player Steve Priest has died at age 72.

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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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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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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 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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Brian Wilson performs Pet Sounds at the Palais in St Kilda on Sunday 3 April 2016. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Brian Wilson Asks Beach Boys Fans To Boycott Hunting Event

by Paul Cashmere

Brian Wilson is furious that his former band has agreed to play ay a hunting event in Nevada in front of Donald Trump Jr.

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Dave Clark Five All The Hits

New Dave Clark Five Compilation Marks 60 Years Of The British Band

by Paul Cashmere

Here is a fun fact: The Dave Clark performed 18 times on the Ed Sullivan Show.

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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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Colin Hay performs at the Recital Centre in Melbourne on 11 February 2018. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Colin Hay Has Written Ringo Starr’s New ‘Whats My Name’

by Paul Cashmere

Sir Richard Starkey wants you to know his name is ‘Ringo’ and we know that with thanks to Men At Work’s Colin Hay. Colin has written the title tracks for Ringo’s new album ‘What’s My Name’.

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Gene Simmons, Kiss. photo by Tim Cashmere

Kiss Postpone Salt Lake City Show As Gene Simmons Undergoes Medical Procedure

by Paul Cashmere

Kiss have had to postpone their final show for Salt Lake City as Gene Simmons had to suddenly return to Los Angeles for a medical procedure.

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Hunters and Collectors, AAMI stadium, Melbourne 2014

Red Hot Summer Mornington Sells Out in 2 Minutes

by Paul Cashmere

Red Hot Summer set a new record today when the Mornington show sold out in two minutes.

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Hunters and Collectors, AAMI stadium, Melbourne 2014

Hunters & Collectors to reform to headline Red Hot Summer

by Paul Cashmere

Hunters & Collectors will reform in 2020 to celebrate 10 years of Red Hot Summer.

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Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones image by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo

Mick Jagger turns 76 and Roger Taylor turns 70

by Paul Cashmere

The Rolling Stones Sir Mick Jagger and Queen’s Roger Taylor are sharing birthdays today with Roger turning over to the benchmark 70 years of age.

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Paul McCartney at AAMI Park Melbourne on Tuesday 5 December 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Paul McCartney is Planning a Rehearsals Album

by Music-News.com

Sir Paul McCartney and his band are planning to release an album of cuts from their improvised soundchecks.

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AC/DC Highway To Hell

AC/DC are celebrating the 40th anniversary edition of Highway To Hell

by Paul Cashmere

AC/DC ‘Highway To Hell’ 40th anniversary of Highway To Hell is being celebrated with special online events including a first official release of a live version of the title track.

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Paul McCartney at AAMI Park Melbourne on Tuesday 5 December 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Paul McCartney wants to remake It’s A Wonderful Life

by Music-News.com

The Beatles legend is in the process of turning the 1946 film – which starred the likes of James Stewart and Donna Reed – into a musical production after teaming up with Bill Kenwright, who will produce the project.

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Angus Young AC/DC Etihad Stadium, Rock Or Bust World Tour. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

AC/DC Didn’t Announce Tour But They Are Celebrating 40 Years of Highway to Hell

by Paul Cashmere

AC/DC rumoured world tour announce did not happen this week but they have taken the day to honour the 40th anniversary of their 1979 classic ‘Highway To Hell’.

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Paul McCartney at AAMI Park Melbourne on Tuesday 5 December 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Sir Ringo Starr and Sir Paul McCartney give Los Angeles a Knight to Remember

by Paul Cashmere

Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Ringo Starr were together on stage in Los Angeles on Saturday night giving Beatles fans a Knight to remember at Dodger Stadium.

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Normie Rowe and the Playboys perform at Memo Music Hall, St Kilda, Melbourne on Saturday 6 June 2015. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Normie Rowe Sends a Powerful ANZAC Day Message with Compulsory Hero video

by Paul Cashmere

Normie Rowe has delivered a powerful anti-war ANZAC Day message with his cover of 1927’s ‘Compulsory Hero’.

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Garland Jeffreys and Bruce Springsteen photo by Ros O'Gorman

Garland Jeffreys To Retire From Touring

by Paul Cashmere

Brooklyn singer-songwriter Garland Jeffreys has announced he will be ceasing to tour after his next set of dates but that doesn’t mean he will stop writing and recording.

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Normie Rowe and the Playboys perform at Memo Music Hall St Kilda on Saturday 6 June 2015. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Normie Rowe Covers 1927 to Mark 50th Anniversary of his Conscription into the Australian Army

by Paul Cashmere

50 years ago, Australia Prime Minister at the time Harold Holt created a publicity stunt sending ‘Australia’s Elvis’ to war. He chose the nation’s biggest pop star at the time, Normie Rowe.

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Dick Dale

Guitar Legend Dick Dale Dies at Age 81

by Paul Cashmere

The King of Surf Guitar Dick Dale has died at age 81.

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Jerry Lee Lewis suffers a stroke

by Paul Cashmere

Jerry Lee Lewis, one of the last Rock and Roll legends of the 1950s, has suffered a stroke.

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Go Records The Complete Collection

Gil Matthews ‘Go!! Records The Complete Collection’ Is Australian Music History Over 4CDs

by Paul Cashmere

Gil Matthews, Aztec Records founder and Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs drummer, has compiled an historical collection of Australian music chronicling every track ever recorded for Go!! Records from 1965 to 1967.

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Paul McCartney at AAMI Park Melbourne on Tuesday 5 December 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Paul McCartney Returns To The Cavern

by Music-News.com

Paul McCartney returned to his Beatles roots on Thursday by performing an intimate show at the Cavern Club, the Liverpool venue where the Fab Four played in the early 1960s.

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Paul McCartney at AAMI Park Melbourne on Tuesday 5 December 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Paul McCartney Reveals More About The Early Songwriting Days of The Beatles

by Music-News.com

Paul McCartney and John Lennon wrote catchy tracks because they had no other way of remembering lyrics otherwise.

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Andrew O'Keefe

Andrew O’Keefe Will Be Johnny O’Keefe For Two Nights Only In Melbourne

by Paul Cashmere

Former Weekend Sunrise host Andrew O’Keefe will bring his ‘Andrew O’Keefe Shouts Johnny O’Keefe’ show to Melbourne for two nights in October.

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

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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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 By The Hits

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

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