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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 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 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

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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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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 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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Sir Cliff Richard Recorded Once With Dame Vera Lynn

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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

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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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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Berry Gordy

Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson Join Berry Gordy for opening of Berry Gordy Square

by Paul Cashmere

Sunset Boulevard and Argyle Avenue in Hollywood will hereby be known as Berry Gordy Square.

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Blind Boys Of Alabama photo by Ros O'Gorman

Blind Boys of Alabama To Play Brunswick Music Festival

by Paul Cashmere

Melbourne’s Brunswick Music Festival has scored the revered Blind Boys of Alabama for 2020.

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Mavis Staples photo by Ros OGorman

Mavis Staples to Play Brisbane Bluesfest Sideshow

by Paul Cashmere

Mavis Staples will perform one Bluesfest sideshow in 2020 and Brisbane has scored it.

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Neville Brothers Walkin In The Shadows of Love

Neville Brothers’ Art Neville Passes Away At 81

by Paul Cashmere

Art Neville, the keyboard player for the Neville Brothers, has died at age 81. Art was also a founding member of The Meters.

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Slim Dusty

Slim Dusty Festival Kempsey is taking 2019 off

by Paul Cashmere

Kempsey’s annual Slim Dusty Festival has been canned for 2019 but it will return in 2020.

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The Original Seekers

The Seekers Revert To Their Original Roots with Michael Cristiano announced as new singer

by Paul Cashmere

The original Seekers Athol Guy, Keith Potger, Bruce Woodley have announced a new album and live dates with new singer Michael Cristiano who has come on board to recreate the original all-male line-up of the 50s.

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Doris Day

Screen and Music Legend Doris Day Dies at age 97

by Paul Cashmere

Doris Day, one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, has died at the age of 97.

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Willie Nelson

Here is the title track to Willie Nelson’s Ride Me Back Home

by Paul Cashmere

Willie Nelson will release his 69th studio album ‘Ride Me Back Home’ in June.

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