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Rare Paul McCartney Demo Recording Fetches More than $23K at UK Auction

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Credit: Stephen BaileyA long-lost demo acetate of a song called “It’s for You” that Paul McCartney recorded in 1964 for U.K. pop star Cilla Black sold at a U.K. memorabilia auction over the weekend for 18,000 pounds, or about $23,590. BBC News reports that the demo was purchased by an unknown buyer on Saturday at the Liverpool Beatles Auction, which …

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John Lennon’s Killer Denied Parole for a Ninth Time

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Art Zelin/Getty ImagesFor the ninth time since his incarceration for the December 8, 1980 murder of John Lennon, Mark David Chapman has been denied parole. The New York State Board of Parole announced its decision on Monday following an interview this past Wednesday with the 61-year-old Chapman, held at the Wende Correctional Facility in Alden, New York. The board members …

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New David Crosby Song, “The City” New York Homage, Debuts Online

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Credit: Henry Diltz“The City,” from David Crosby‘s forthcoming solo album, Lighthouse, has premiered on YouTube. The tune, which the folk-rock legend co-wrote with his main Lighthouse collaborator and co-producer, Michael League of the modern-jazz collective Snarky Puppy, pays tribute to that tough and multifaceted metropolis of New York City. Crosby compares New York to a woman with whom he has …

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Today Marks the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ Last US Concert; Ronettes Singer Shares Memories of the Event

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Bettman/Getty ImagesToday marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles‘ final official concert, which took place at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park. Drained by the grind of touring and the craziness it entailed, the Fab Four had decided to retire from the road after their 1966 North American summer trek. One of The Beatles’ opening acts during the tour, including the Candlestick …

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Happy Birthday to The King of Pop!

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M.Caulfield/WireImageMonday marks what would have been the 58th birthday of Michael Joseph Jackson, born on August 29, 1958. The King of Pop began his career as a young child, performing with his brothers in The Jackson 5. His first solo studio album, Got to Be There, was released in 1972 when Jackson was fourteen years old. His fifth solo studio …

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John Fogerty Pays Tribute to Late Mexican Music Star Juan Gabriel

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VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty ImagesJohn Fogerty is among the many artists paying tribute to popular Mexican singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel, who died Sunday at the age of 66. Fogerty said in a statement that he was interested in collaborating with Gabriel, a six-time Grammy nominee who recorded a cover of the Creedence Clearwater Revival classic “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?” earlier this …

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Dolly Parton Eyes Her First #1 Country Album in 25 Years with “Pure & Simple”

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Dolly Records/RCA NashvilleIt’s been a big week for Dolly Parton! Her latest album, Pure & Simple, is expected to debut at #1 the country albums chart, according to Billboard, with first-week sales anticipated at around 20,000 thousand copies. This would be the first time the Country Music Hall of Famer has topped Billboard‘s Top Country Albums tally since 1991’s Eagle …

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Jon Bon Jovi to Receive Clinton Global Foundation Award

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Noam Galai/WireImageJon Bon Jovi has performed at a number of fundraisers for Hillary Clinton, and will do another one on August 30. Now comes word that he’ll be honored at this year’s Clinton Global Citizen Awards, taking place September 19. Billboard reports that Jon will also be a featured performer at the awards gala, which honors individuals for leadership and …

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David Bowie Up for Four Honors at Tonight’s MTV Video Music Awards

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© Jimmy KingThe 2016 MTV Video Music Awards will air this Sunday night live from New York’s Madison Square Garden. Vying for honors at the event alongside such contemporary stars Beyoncé, Adele, Drake and Ariana Grande will be none other than the late David Bowie. Two of the influential rocker’s videos, “Blackstar” and “Lazarus,” have received a total of four …

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