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11/29/21-ABBAtars in Vegas?

Source: music-news.com ABBA are reportedly the subject of a fierce bidding war between Las Vegas venues for a potential 2024 avatar residency. The iconic Swedish group - comprising Benny Andersson, 74, Agnetha Faltskog, 71, Bjorn Ulvaeus, 76, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, also 76 - just made a triumphant comeback, claiming a number one album with 'Abba Voyage', which features their first new music in almost 40 years, while they've also earned […]

todayNovember 29, 2021

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11/26/21-Stephen Sondheim passes

(CNN) Stephen Sondheim, the renowned composer of "Into the Woods," "Sweeney Todd," "Gypsy," "Sunday in the Park with George" and other essential works of musical theater, died early Friday morning at his home in Roxbury, Connecticut, according to the New York Times. He was 91. He died suddenly, the Times reported, citing his lawyer and friend F. Richard Pappas. Sondheim had just celebrated Thanksgiving with a dinner and friends the […]

todayNovember 26, 2021

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11/26/21-Queen’s Brian May: cancel culture

Source: music-news.com Brian May thinks Queen would need to be more diverse in today's politically correct world. The 'Bohemian Rhapsody' guitarist was part of the iconic rock group with Roger Taylor, John Deacon and late frontman Freddie Mercury, who was openly gay and born in Zanzibar. Speaking at the ITV Palooza in London, he said: "I am sure if Queen started now, we would be forced to have people of […]

todayNovember 26, 2021

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11/23/21-Tito Jackson’s Funeral?

Source: music-news.com Tito Jackson wants one of his own songs played at his funeral. The 68-year-old musician wants his track 'Love One Another' - from his latest album 'Under Your Spell' - played as he is laid to rest because he would want the song's message to inspire the mourners. When asked by NME which song he wants to be played at his funeral, he answered 'Love One Another', and […]

todayNovember 23, 2021

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11/21/21-Billy of Dino, Desi & Billy dies

  Hear Billy Hinsche on "The Lost 45s! Source: Daily News Billy Hinsche, who found fame in a 1960s boy band and later toured for years with the Beach Boys and associated acts, is dead. Hinsche, who was 70, died of cancer Saturday, the same day as his 95-year-old mother, friend Lucie Arnaz reported. “One of the finest humans, friends, storytellers and musicians, on the entire planet just went home […]

todayNovember 21, 2021

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11/20/21-ABBA breaking records worldwide!

Source: music-news.com ABBA’s new album ‘Voyage’ has made history with its UK chart success. The ‘Waterloo’ hitmakers released their first album in 40 years earlier this month, and it soared to the top of the Official Albums Chart during its first week of release. The album marked ABBA’s 10th number one album in the UK, and it became 2021's fastest-selling album so far as it registered the biggest first week […]

todayNovember 20, 2021

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11/19/21-Phil Margo of Tokens Dies

  Hear Phil Margo on "The Lost 45s! Source: BILLBOARD Philip Margo, a founding member of The Tokens, the doo-wop foursome behind the ‘60s hit “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” died Saturday (Nov. 13) at the age of 79. The music man passed at a hospital in Los Angeles, after suffering a stroke, his family told The New York Times. “With a final roar we announce the passing of our incredible […]

todayNovember 19, 2021

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11/11/21-Moody Blues’ Graeme Edge died

Graeme Edge, co-founding drummer of the Moody Blues, has died at age 80, his family confirmed. A cause of death has not yet been revealed. “'When the White Eagle of the North is flying overhead' … sadly Graeme left us today," the band's John Lodge tweeted. "To me he was the White Eagle of the North with his beautiful poetry, his friendship, his love of life and his 'unique' style […]

todayNovember 11, 2021

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11/8/21-Dionne Warwick on SNL

Source: music-news.com Dionne Warwick surprised fans by making a guest appearance on Saturday Night Live over the weekend. With celebrity host Kieran Culkin, the beloved variety program brought back a Covid-19 lockdown-era recurring sketch, The Dionne Warwick Show, where cast member Ego Nwodim impersonates the 80-year-old Grammy winner. Newcomer Punkie Johnson also impersonates her niece, Brittani Warwick, who helps the star run her social media accounts in real life. On […]

todayNovember 8, 2021

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11/6/21-UB40 founder dies

London (CNN) British vocalist and founding member of UB40 Terence Wilson, better known by his stage name Astro, has died after a short illness, his current band confirmed. "We are absolutely devastated and completely heartbroken to have to tell you that our beloved Astro has today passed away after a very short illness," a statement on Ali Campbell and Astro's Twitter account said on Saturday. "The world will never be […]

todayNovember 7, 2021

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11/1/21-Ronnie Wilson/Gap Band dies

Source: CNN Ronnie Wilson, founding member of R&B group The Gap Band, has died at the age of 73. His passing was confirmed by his wife, Linda Boulware-Wilson, in a Facebook post published Tuesday. "The love of my life was called home this morning, at 10:01am. Please continue to pray for The Wilson, Boulware, and Collins family, while we mourn his passing," she wrote. "Ronnie Wilson was a genius with […]

todayNovember 3, 2021

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11/3/21-Diana Ross Latest

Source: music-news.com Diana Ross credits her sons with giving her the "confidence" to star in her first music video in more than a decade. The 77-year-old music legend has thanked the youngest of her grownup brood, Evan Ross, 33, and Ross Naess, 34, for making her feel at ease when she returned in front of the camera for the Amanda Demme-helmed promo for her single 'All Is Well', which is […]

todayNovember 3, 2021

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10/31/21-Carole King in Rock Hall again!

Source: music-news.com Taylor Swift was "moved and honored" to induct Carol King into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The 31-year-old singer paid tribute to the 79-year-old star on Saturday (30.10.21) with a rendition of 'Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?', as well as delivering an emotional speech in honor of Carol, who became the third female artist in history to be inducted into the hall twice. She said: […]

todayOctober 31, 2021

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10/28/21-ABBA done, again

  Source: music-news.com ABBA will retire after their comeback album. The Swedish pop icons - Agnetha Faltskog, 71, Bjorn Ulvaeus, 76, Benny Andersson, 74, and 75-year-old Anni-Frid Lyngstad - will bow out following the release of their upcoming record, 'Voyage', which features their first new music in almost 40 years ('I Still Have Faith In You' and 'Don’t Shut Me Down'). Benny told The Guardian newspaper: “I never said myself […]

todayOctober 28, 2021

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10/25/21-No more Paul signatures

  Source: music-news.com Sir Paul McCartney has stopped signing autographs. The Beatles legend doesn't see the point in fans having his signature because "we both know who I am". He told Reader's Digest: "It always struck me as a bit strange - 'here, can I write your name down on the back of this till receipt please?' Why? We both know who I am." The 'Let it Be' hitmaker also […]

todayOctober 25, 2021

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10/24/21-Jay Black dies

Jay Black, frontman for the Sixties pop-rock hitmakers Jay and the Americans, has died at the age of 82. Black’s family confirmed that the singer died Friday night from complications from pneumonia. In recent years, Black also suffered from dementia. The Brooklyn-born Black (born David Blatt) joined Jay and the Americans in 1962, taking over for the band’s first singer, Jay Traynor. Following the 1963 single “Only in America,” Black’s […]

todayOctober 24, 2021

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10/21/21-Robin McNamara Dies

Hear Robin on "The Lost 45s." Watch Robin on one of our cruises! Robin McNamara (born May 5, 1947 in Newton, Massachusetts) was an American singer, songwriter and musician. In 1963, while in tenth grade, McNamara formed a rock and roll group with a few school friends; they christened their band Robin and the Hoods, performing locally in the New England area with McNamara as the lead vocalist. In the […]

todayOctober 21, 2021

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10/20/21-Madonna’s biopic

Source: music-news.com Madonna has almost finished penning the script for her biopic. In a series of selfies posted to Instagram on Tuesday, the 63-year-old singer shared a glimpse at a working copy of her upcoming biopic. "Grateful for the success of Madame (X), that my script is almost finished, and for the support of my beautiful children!" the Material Girl singer wrote in the caption of the photos, referencing the […]

todayOctober 20, 2021

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10/14/21-Elton John breaks records!

Source: music-news.com Sir Elton John has set a new UK chart record with his single 'Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)'. The iconic musician's latest track - which features Dua Lipa and is taken from his upcoming album 'The Lockdown Sessions' - has hit number two in the rankings and means he's landed a top 10 song in "six different decades". (Note: In the U.S., the song is entering the Top 40). […]

todayOctober 14, 2021

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