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Fender Create Special Limited Edition George Harrison Telecaster

The world-renowned Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today released the limited-edition George Harrison Rosewood Telecaster, inspired by …

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John Lee Hooker In 20 Songs

He couldn’t boast the effortless authority of <b>Muddy Waters</b>. He wasn’t an outlandish marketable character like <b>Bo Diddley</b>. He couldn’t terrify you from …

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The Beatles’ Original ‘Eleanor Rigby’ Score To Be Auctioned

The original score for The Beatles’ ‘Eleanor Rigby’ handwritten by producer George Martin is to be auctioned and is expected to reach £20,000 at …

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Iconic Prince Items Set For Exhibition At London’s O2

Iconic items from Prince’s purple reign during the 1980s are to go on display at an exhibition at London’s O2 during October 2017.<p>Entitled ‘My Name …

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Taking You Higher: The Staple Singers’ ‘Be Altitude: Respect Yourself’

<i>Be Altitude</i>. Rise above your everyday tribulations. Let yourself fly. Its name echoed the Beatitudes, Jesus’ eight blessings during the Sermon On The …

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Patsy Cline Creates The ‘Crazy’ Legend

When <b>Patsy Cline</b> heard the demo of a new song by a little-known songwriter called Hugh Nelson, she didn’t care for it much. But as she and producer …

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Motörhead’s Spirit Of Punk Invades Hard Rock

<b>Motörhead</b>’s spirit of punk invaded hard rock for the first time on record on 21 August 1977. It was the date that marked the release of their …

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One Of Those 15 Big Ones For The Beach Boys

Mike Love’s vocals jumped straight in. “Fun is in, it's no sin, it's that time again,” he sang, and it was — time for <b>the Beach Boys</b> to deliver …

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Etta James Makes The Album Chart, At Last

<b>Etta James</b> was a mere 17 when she had her first R&B chart success, in 1955, with 'The Wallflower.' Her chart record immediately thereafter was up and …

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The ‘Blue World’ Of The Moody Blues

<b>The Moody Blues</b> may have delivered a tally of three top ten hits and nine top 40 appearances in their native UK, but especially in their second …

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Steve Winwood Rolls With A Double No. 1

British rhythm and blues heritage upstaged American rock on 20 August 1988, as <b>Steve Winwood</b> outsold <b>Guns N’ Roses</b>. <b>Roll With It</b> ended the five-week run …

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The Ecstasy Of Barry White’s Last US Pop Top Ten Hit

<b>Barry White</b>’s phenomenal success in the 1970s brought him a run of huge singles and a presence that would continue on the R&B chart for many years to …

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Norah Jones, Ed Sheeran Set for New Season Of ‘Austin City Limits’

Norah Jones, Ed Sheeran, Miranda Lambert and The Head and the Heart all will revisit <i>Austin City Limits</i> when the concert series returns to American TV …

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‘Maybellene’ Gives Chuck Berry A Debut Smash

<b>Chuck Berry</b> may have been a late starter in recording terms, but to say he made up for lost time would be one of the great rock 'n' roll …

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Ginger Baker In 20 Songs

<b>Ginger Baker</b>, who helped invent the rock trio and reluctantly became the genre’s first star drummer, during a multi-faceted and always eventful …

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Previously Unheard Elvis Presley Cover Featuring Lemmy Released

A new album from the US supergroup Headcat features a cover of Elvis Presley’s ‘Trying To Get To You’, as performed by late Motörhead legend Lemmy …

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What Was Gene Vincent’s Other Hit?

Think of original rock ‘n’ roller <b>Gene Vincent</b> and you’re bound to think of ‘Be-Bop-A-Lula.’ You might call to mind his tragically early death at the …

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reDiscover Tori Amos’ ‘Night Of Hunters’

By design, concept albums by are meant to convey more complex ideas and conjure up mental imagery. From the very onset of <b>Tori Amos</b>’ sweeping and …

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Stevie Wonder Reaches ‘Higher Ground’

<b>Stevie Wonder</b> always did make his songwriting genius sound easy. On 18 August 1973, <b>‘Higher Ground,’</b> from the uniformly brilliant album <i>Innervisions,</i> …

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Hemispheres: Prog Rock From Around The World

It is generally believed, for any number of reasons, that prog rock <b>is a definitively British initiative</b>. Its studiousness, seriousness, silliness and …

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Two Companion Soundtracks To Accompany New Film ‘The Vietnam War’

US network PBS will begin airing the new 10-part series, <i>The Vietnam War</i>, directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick on 17 September 2017 and two companion …

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Brian Eno’s ‘Another Green World’: A Portal To New Worlds Of Sound

The much-loved title sequence of the BBC’s <i>Arena</i> arts documentaries brilliantly sets the tone for what is about to follow. You know you’re going to be …

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Keith Richards To Auction Ferrari At Classic Car Sale

The Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards is putting his Ferrari 400i up for auction, and the car is expected to make up to £160,000.<p>The legendary guitarist …

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Foo Fighters ‘Landmarks Live in Concert’ Set For November TV Premiere

In July 2017, Foo Fighters performed at the historic Acropolis in Athens, Greece. The concert was recorded for US television’s PBS' <i>Landmarks Live in</i> …

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The Bon Jovi Album That Changed Their Lives

From their formation in 1983, <b>Bon Jovi</b>'s climb to international superstardom was by no means meteoric, at least not for their first three years. Their …

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David Garrett Returns With Riotous New Album ‘Rock Revolution’

Superstar violinist David Garrett has announced the release of his highly-anticipated new <i>Rock Revolution</i> - set for global release on Decca Records on …

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Wilko Johnson Collection ‘I Keep It To Myself’ Out Now On Vinyl

They say you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. With the man born John Peter Wilkinson, however, we know exactly what we’re lucky to have: a …

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A Change Is Gonna Come: How Gospel Influenced Rhythm’n’Blues

Two hundred thousand fans came to pay their respects to Sam Cooke at a memorial service in Chicago after his death, shot at the age of 33 by a …

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Rainbow On A Roll In ’79 With ‘Down To Earth’

On 18 August 1979, <b>Rainbow</b> were on a roll, as one of the powerhouse British rock bands of the day entered the UK chart with <b>Down To Earth</b>. It would not …

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Four Tops Reach The World With ‘Reach Out I’ll Be There’

Motown 1098 may not sound like a particularly significant catalogue number, but the track it denoted remains one of the defining moments of the …

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