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Paul Simon performs at Phil Everly fundraiser

Written by admin on October 30, 2014 – 10:01 am -

Paul Simon paid tribute to the late Phil Everly at an intimate fundraiser in Nashville on Wednesday night (Oct 29).

The event, organised by Everly’s widow, Patti, took place at the Belle Meade house of Nashville socialite, Sylvia Roberts. Among those in attendance were songwriters Bob DiPierso and Brett James, and cast members of the ABC show “Nashville” (the house is used as the home of the character Rayna Jaymes on the show).

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Brenda Lee – In Praise of “Little Miss Dynamite”

Written by admin on December 11, 2012 – 4:27 pm -

Harley Payette pays tribute to the legendary Brenda Lee, who celebrated her 68th birthday on December 11.

On the surface, Brenda Lee might be considered one of the lucky ones. Every year, from the day after Thanksgiving until Christmas, Lee is one of the handful of ’50s and early ’60s rock ‘n’ roll artists still consistently heard in the mainstream. Her “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” is one of the true Christmas staples, ranking in popularity with “White Christmas,” “The Christmas Song” or any other standard you’d want to name. What’s more, unlike many of the Christmas standards, no version of “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” has even approached Lee’s in popularity. Brenda Lee

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Song of the Week #1 – Jambalaya (On the Bayou)

Written by admin on May 10, 2010 – 10:46 am -

Hank Williams - Jambalaya (On the Bayou) Every week we’ll be picking one song to be Song of the Week on Classic Pop Icons. The first is Hank Williams’ classic “Jambalaya (On the Bayou).”

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Top 10 ‘B-side’ hits

Written by admin on April 15, 2010 – 10:21 am -

There are many classic songs that were either originally B-sides or intended to be B-sides before being rescued from obscurity by savvy listeners. This article highlights ten of the best, including two of the most loved instrumentals ever recorded and several tracks that became signature tunes for the artists concerned.

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