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Percy Sledge – 1940-2015

Written by admin on April 15, 2015 – 8:52 am -

Percy Sledge died yesterday morning (April 14) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana aged 74. The American soul singer, best known for his classic number one hit “When a Man Loves a Woman,” had battled cancer for years.

Percy Sledge

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Marvin Gaye’s family awarded $7.4 million for “Blurred Lines” copyright breach

Written by admin on March 11, 2015 – 8:38 pm -

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams have been ordered to pay Marvin Gaye’s family $7.4 million for copying elements of Gaye’s 1977 song “Got to Give It Up” in their song “Blurred Lines”.

Gaye’s family will now ask the courts to prohibit sales of “Blurred Lines” until an agreement on future royalties has been established.

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Sam Cooke – 50 years on

Written by admin on December 11, 2014 – 9:45 am -

The great Sam Cooke died 50 years ago today aged 33. The reason that the soul legend was shot will probably never be known with certainty, but the magnificence of his voice and charm of his recordings are in no doubt.

Sam Cooke

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Merry Clayton injured in car crash

Written by admin on June 22, 2014 – 1:49 pm -

Merry Clayton has been involved in a car accident that has left her with serious injuries. The crash took place on June 16 in Los Angeles.

JMerry Clayton 2013

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Song of the Week #165 – “I’d Rather Go Blind”

Written by admin on April 21, 2014 – 9:32 pm -

Etta James

Etta James’ “I’d Rather Go Blind” is Song of the Week on Classic Pop Icons.

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