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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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Phil Everly dies aged 74

Written by admin on January 4, 2014 – 6:43 am -

Phil Everly has sadly died at a hospital in Burbank, California, aged 74. His wife, Patti, told the LA Times that he died from complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Phil Everly

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Song of the Week #70 – “That’ll Be The Day”

Written by admin on September 5, 2011 – 10:48 am -

Buddy Holly - That'll Be The Day Buddy Holly’s rock ‘n’ roll classic “That’ll Be The Day” has been selected as Song of the Week on Classic Pop Icons to mark what would have been the late star’s 75th birthday on September 7.

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Song of the Week #61 – “Dancing in the Street”

Written by admin on July 4, 2011 – 7:34 am -

Martha and the Vandellas’ classic 1964 hit “Dancing in the Street” is Song of the Week on Classic Pop Icons.

“Dancing in the Street” was released on single in July 1964, backed with “There He Is (At My Door).” The song also opened the group’s 1965 album, “Dance Party.”

Martha Reeves and the Vandellas - Dancing in the Street

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St. Jude’s Greatest Hits – The Great Lost Causes of Rock ‘N’ Soul

Written by admin on June 17, 2011 – 11:20 pm -

Harley Payette attempts to redress the balance for singers, songs and career choices that have been greeted with critical indifference or dismissal – “the great lost causes of rock ‘n’ soul.”

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