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‘Hanging On The Telephone’ Songwriter Jack Lee Dead at 71

by Paul Cashmere

Jack Lee, a member of The Nerves and best known for his song ‘Hanging On The Telephone’, covered by Blondie, has died at age 71.

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Ranking Roger

Ranking Roger of The Beat has died at age 56

by Paul Cashmere

The Beat’s vocalist Ranking Roger has died at the age of 56.

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Saxa

R.I.P. Saxa From The Beat 1938-2017

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Saxa, the Jamaican saxophonist who was a member of the British band The Beat (known in the U.S. as The English Beat), died on Wednesday at the age of 77.

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The Selecter

The Selecter and The Beat Set For 2018 Au and NZ Dates

by Paul Cashmere

UK ska bands The Beat and The Selecter have teamed for an Australian tour in January 2018. The confusion is in working out which one is which.

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David Gray photo by Ros O'Gorman

A Whole Lotta Bluesfest Sideshows Announced

by Paul Cashmere

Bluesfest acts The Gipsy Kings, David Gray, Jimmy Cliff, Jake Shimabukuro, Michael Franti, The Beat, Mavis Staples and Angelique Kidjo will perform sideshows around Australia.

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Sticky Fingers
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One Electric Day at Werribee Mansion on Sunday 27 November 2016 with Russell Morris, Icehouse, James Reyne, Jimmy Barnes.
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King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Withdrawn From Bluesfest In Protest Over Sticky Fingers

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard will no longer perform at Bluesfest 2023 in protest over the addition of Sticky Fingers.

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