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Song of the Week #162 – “The Christmas Song”

Written by admin on December 23, 2013 – 10:06 am -

Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song

Nat King Cole’s festive standard “The Christmas Song” is Song of the Week on Classic Pop Icons.

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A Happy New Year to all our readers

Written by admin on January 1, 2013 – 12:00 am -

Happy New Year from Classic Pop Icons We would like to wish all our readers a very Happy New Year and thank you for your support during 2012.

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Aretha Franklin to be inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame

Written by admin on May 9, 2012 – 4:44 pm -

Aretha Franklin will be one of six new inductees into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame on August 14. The Queen of Soul will be joined by bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs, contemporary Christian singer-songwriter Dallas Holm, family Southern Gospel group The Hoppers, the late television evangelist Rex Humbard, and Christian rock band Love Song.

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Song of the Week #104 – “My Guy”

Written by admin on April 30, 2012 – 10:59 pm -

Mary Wells’ signature hit “My Guy” is Song of the Week on Classic Pop Icons.

“My Guy” was released on single in March, 1964 backed with “Oh Little Boy (Look What You’ve Done to Me)”. Shortly afterwards it appeared on the album “Mary Wells Sings My Guy”.

Mary Wells Sings My Guy

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Happy 70th Birthday Aretha Franklin

Written by admin on March 25, 2012 – 2:59 pm -

Aretha Franklin celebrates her 70th birthday today, having already marked the event last night with a party at the Helmsley Park Lane Hotel in New York. The event included a sit-down dinner and mini-concert featuring jazz pianist Kris Bowers.

Franklin spent much of the night sat next to producer Clive Davis, who was instrumental in relaunching her career in the 1980s. She also noted that she would be working with Davis again:

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