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Otis Redding's Trumpeter Ben Cauley Dies

The Stax Records musician passed away on Monday (21Sep15) at Methodist South Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Cauley and his The Bar-Kays bandmates were Redding's backing group on an ill-fated 1967 tour, when...

Otis Redding To Be Remembered In Native Georgia

The Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay singer's larger-than-life sign, which will be unveiled by members of the Redding family and the Otis Redding Memorial Committee in Gray, Georgia on Friday evening...

Otis Redding's Classic Album Was Recorded In A Day

The singer became an overnight sensation after the release of his debut hit These Arms of Mine and was so busy touring and writing for other acts he had no time to record...

Emily Blunt Loves Serenading Her Baby

Emily Blunt loves singing to her daughter.The 'Into The Woods' actress - who has 10-month-old Hazel with John Krasinski, 35 - enjoys serenading her baby girl with Otis Redding songs.She said: ''I like to sing...

Mick Hucknall Covers Soul Classics On First Solo Album

Former Simply Red star Mick Hucknall's first solo album will be a collection of soul classics from the likes of Otis Redding and Ray Charles.The Holding Back The Years singer, who recently fronted the reformed...

Modern Bluesman Bobby Blue Bland Dies In Memphis Aged 83

Bobby (Blue) Bland, the balladeer whose sophisticated style modernized the blues, has died at his home in Germantown, near Memphis, aged 83. Bobby's death was confirmed his son Rodd, who played drums in his band....

The Power Of Song: Songs From Some Of The Biggest British Christmas Adverts In 2012

TV commercials have always been a time for fresh, new and unheard song covers to emerge as well as the old classics especially during the holiday season, just to make the product invoke that little...

Green Day's Amy Winehouse Tribute A Warning

Green Day's Amy Winehouse tribute is a reminder of ''the consequences of the party.''The second of the group's forthcoming three albums, '¡Dos!', ends with a song called 'Amy' - written for the late singer following...

Kanye West Leads Bet Awards

Kanye West leads nominations at the BET Awards with seven. The 'Stronger' rapper's Watch the Throne project with Jay-Z dominated nominations, earning nods in the Best Group, Collaboration, and Viewer's Choice categories, while its videos...

American Idol Recap: Jessica Sanchez Proves Why She Was Saved

On last night's American Idol, Jessica Sanchez refused to let last week's brush with ejection put off her stride. She performed two songs, to an incredibly high standard, proving that the judges were right to...

Flu Strikes Down American Idol Hopefuls In Hollywood

It's certainly been a rollercoaster week in the world of American Idol, which began with 16-year-old Symone Black falling off the stage after wooing the judges with an assured rendition of the Otis Redding hit...

Jay Z And Kanye West Number One In 23 Countries

Jay Z and Kanye West's hugely anticipated album 'Watch the Throne' has become the No. 1 album on iTunes in 23 different countries following its release on Monday (8th August 2011). The physical version of...

Jay Z Explains 'Unleakable' Watch The Throne

Jay Z has explained how he and Kanye West prevented their hugely anticipated album 'Watch the Throne' from leaking online before its release date - one of the only high-profile records in recent times to...

Kanye West Booed For Adolf Hitler Remarks At Festival

Kanye West caused a stir during his headline set at the UK's 'The Big Chill' festival on Saturday (6th August 2011), comparing himself to Adolf Hitler. Just days before the release of his collaboration album...

Jay Z And Kanye West Cover 'Welcome To The Jungle'?

Jay Z and Kanye West have finally announced details of their hugely anticipated collaborative album 'Watch the Throne', along with dates for an arena tour. The rap duo will release their debut record on August...

Prince Advises Justin Bieber

Prince has advised Justin Bieber to "get a good teacher". The 52-year-old star is one of the 16-year-old singer's biggest influences and now his idol has spoken out to give him tips on emulating his...

Redding Biopic Not Sexy Enough For Gooding Jr

CUBA GOODING JR turned down the chance to play soul legend OTIS REDDING in a biopic, because the script wasn't raunchy enough. BASIC INSTINCT and SHOWGIRLS writer JOE ESZTERHAS created a screenplay for the project,...

Arthur Conley Dies

Soul singer ARTHUR CONLEY has died at his home in the Netherlands, aged 57. Conley, a protege of soul superstar OTIS REDDING and best known for his 1967 hit track SWEET SOUL MUSIC, had...

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