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Led Zeppelin’s “Physical Graffiti” reissue to include previously unreleased recordings

Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti reissue to include previously unreleased recordings

Led Zeppelin's "Physical Graffiti" will receive the deluxe treatment in February to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the album.

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Bob Marley & The Wailers – Easy Skanking in Boston ’78

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Easy Skanking in Boston '78

"Bob Marley & The Wailers - Easy Skanking in Boston '78" features a previously unreleased show captured at the Boston Music Hall on June 8, 1978.

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Elvis Presley’s first recording sells for $240,000

Elvis Presley's first recording sells for $240,000

The acetate of Elvis Presley's first recording, "My Happiness," has sold for $240,000 at an auction held at Graceland in Memphis.

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Musicians we lost in 2014

Musicians we lost in 2014

As 2014 comes to an end, we remember some of the many musicians who passed away over the last 12 months.

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“Bob Dylan and The Band – The Basement Tapes Complete” box set

Bob Dylan and The Band - The Basement Tapes Complete box set

Check out an unreleased song from the highly anticipated 6-CD box set, which brings together all of the recordings from Bob Dylan's so-called "Basement Tapes".

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New releases

New releases

Check the new and upcoming CD, Blu-ray and DVD music releases.

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“The Beatles: All These Years Volume  1: Tune In” – Review

The Beatles: All These Years Volume 1: Tune In - Review

George Smith reviews the first of Mark Lewisohn's three-volume biography of The Beatles.

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Conan O’Brien interviews music historian Peter Guralnick

Conan O'Brien interviews music historian Peter Guralnick

Watch Conan O'Brien's in-depth interview with music historian Peter Guralnick.

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Song of the week

Song of the week

Each week we showcase a classic track as Song of the Week. Check the current and past choices.

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Before they were famous – high school yearbook photos

Before they were famous - high school yearbook photos

See if you can identify these stars before they were famous.

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New CD, DVD and Blu-ray releases




Dion – The Complete Laurie Singles

Written by admin on September 8, 2012 – 8:08 pm -

A new Dion DiMucci 2-CD collection is on the way in October, which will bring together the A and B sides of all his original solo Laurie singles.

Dion - The Complete Laurie Singles

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Elvis and Dion at the Garden – 40 years on

Written by admin on June 9, 2012 – 9:55 pm -

New York City was an exciting place to be for rock ‘n’ roll fans in June 1972, with Dion and the Belmonts coming together for a highly-anticipated reunion at Madison Square Garden on June 2, and Elvis Presley performing four sold-out shows at the same venue the following weekend. Forty years on, Harley Payette takes a look at the legendary gigs and the musical context in which they took place.

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Dion DiMucci on Huckabee

Written by admin on November 25, 2011 – 2:52 pm -

Dion DiMucci will appear on Huckabee on the Fox News Channel tomorrow (November 26) at 8pm ET. The show will be rebroadcast on Sunday at 11pm ET.

Dion told his Facebook group:

“They read my book and invited me to be on. No Politics, It’s always fun to visit with him. Rock on.”

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Dion’s “Runaround Sue” and “The Wanderer” – 50 years on

Written by admin on October 21, 2011 – 7:56 am -

Harley Payette celebrates the 50th anniversary of Dion DiMucci’s classic back-to-back singles “Runaround Sue” and “The Wanderer.”

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Songwriter Hall of Fame nominees announced

Written by admin on October 15, 2011 – 7:41 pm -

Pete Townshend, Elvis Costello, Lou Reed and Dion DiMucci are among the artists who have been nominated for induction into the 2012 Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Members will have until December 12 to vote for which of the nominees are inducted into the Hall of Fame.

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