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Elvis Presley's Record Collection Up For Auction

May 24th, 2010 11:15am EDT
Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley's personal record collection is to go under the hammer at an auction in London. The King handed a stack of 26 discs, including tracks by Ray Charles, Fats Domino and Sammy Davis, Jr., to his guitarist and pal Scotty Moore in 1968 and asked him to transfer them to reel-to-reel tapes.

However, Moore has now decided to sell off the collection after the Blue Suede Shoes hit-maker never asked for his music back.

Moore says, "Elvis left me the briefcase with the records and asked me to mail the tape back to his house in Memphis. I made a safety copy for myself and kept the recor...
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Hank Williams Jr. Releases New Album, '127 Rose Avenue'

June 15th, 2009 6:00pm EDT
Hank Williams Jr. new album 127 Rose Avenue
Hank Williams Jr. has been a walking embodiment of American music for three generations of fans. As a youngster, he sang his father's songs, carrying forward country's richest legacy. As a young adult, he forged his own million-selling, award-winning path, becoming an icon of Outlaw country and Southern rock, helping bridge the gap between Johnny Cash and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Today, he is seen as a founding father of both genres, serving as inspiration for musicians ranging from Montgomery Gentry to Kid Rock.

Along the way, Hank Jr. has become a living icon, an American original whose accompl...
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Ricky Nelson's Most Romantic Songs Collected For New 'Greatest Love Songs' CD

January 8th, 2008 5:30pm EST
Ricky Nelson
In the 1950s, Ricky Nelson brought tender ballads and rock 'n' roll to living rooms across America, co-starring in his parents' weekly hit, "The Ozzie and Harriet Show." For the first time, his most romantic recordings have been collected for a new CD and digital album, Ricky Nelson: Greatest Love Songs, to be released January 15 by Capitol/EMI, just in time for Valentine's Day. The 22-track collection features 14 Top 20 hits, including the #1 smash, "Poor Little Fool." Two Ricky Nelson ringtunes will also debut on January 15.

Ricky Nelson became famous for the string of tender ballad...
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Comprehensive Three CD Box Set Spotlights The 4 Seasons' Influential Legacy

June 20th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
Frankie Valli
LOS ANGELES - Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons have sold more than 100 million records worldwide. More than 40 years after lead singer Frankie Valli, guitarist Tommy DeVito, bassist Nick Massi and keyboardist Bob Gaudio first topped the charts with "Sherry"-the first of three consecutive #1 hits-the group is back in the spotlight.

Thanks to Jersey Boys, a Tony® award-winning musical based on the band's story, the music and legend of Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons are both finally getting their due. The musical is currently playing to sold-out crowds regularly at the August Wilson Theater ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 26

February 26th, 2007 3:00am EST
Johnny Cash
Happy Birthday to "Lavagirl" Taylor Dooley (1993), football running back Marshall Faulk (1973), singer Eyrkah Badu (1971), American singer and butt of an "Office Space" joke Michael Bolton (1954), "X-Men 3" actor Bill Duke (1943), country singer Johnny Cash (1932; d. 2003), singer Fats Domino (1928), "The Odd Couple" actor Tony Randall (1920; d. 2004), voice actor Mason Adams (1919; d. 2005), "Honeymooners" star Jackie Gleason (1916; d. 1987), vaudeville actor Robert Alda (1914; d. 1986), Western actor Dub Taylor (1907; d. 1994), "I Love Lucy" actor William Frawley (1887; d. 1966), French a...
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Grateful Dead, The Doors, Joan Baez & More To Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards

December 20th, 2006 4:03pm EST
Grateful Dead
Recipients of the 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award, Trustees Award and Technical Grammy Award were announced today. Joan Baez, Booker T. & The MG's, Maria Callas, Ornette Coleman, The Doors, the Grateful Dead and Bob Wills will receive The Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award. Estelle Axton, Cosimo Matassa and Stephen Sondheim will be honored with The Academy's Trustees Award. David M. Smith and Yamaha Corporation have been named recipients of the Technical GRAMMY Award.

"This year's group of accomplished honorees are as diverse as they are influential as creators of the most re...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 26

February 26th, 2006 3:00am EST
Johnny Cash
Happy Birthday to "Lavagirl" Taylor Dooley (1993), football running back Marshall Faulk (1973), singer Eyrkah Badu (1971), American singer and butt of an "Office Space" joke Michael Bolton (1954), "X-Men 3" actor Bill Duke (1943), country singer Johnny Cash (1932; d. 2003), singer Fats Domino (1928), "The Odd Couple" actor Tony Randall (1920; d. 2004), voice actor Mason Adams (1919; d. 2005), "Honeymooners" star Jackie Gleason (1916; d. 1987), vaudeville actor Robert Alda (1914; d. 1986), Western actor Dub Taylor (1907; d. 1994), "I Love Lucy" actor William Frawley (1887; d. 1966), French a...
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2006 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

November 28th, 2005 12:45pm EST
Black Sabbath
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation today announced its 2006 Inductees. This year's class includes Black Sabbath, Blondie, Miles Davis, Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Sex Pistols, plus the Lifetime Achievement Award going to Herb Alpert & Jerry Moss. The Twenty-First Annual Induction Ceremony will be held Monday, March 13th 2006 in New York at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Here's some more info on this year's inductees...

Black Sabbath – (Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne and Bill Ward) Formed in Birmingham, England in 1968, Black Sabbath stands as the premier purveyors of heavy met...
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