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Divas plan tribute to Winehouse

Divas plan tribute to Winehouse

NEW YORK, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- The "VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul" show will feature a special tribute to the late British soul singer Amy Winehouse, the cable network said.

Steel guitarist Ralph Mooney dies

KENNEDALE, Texas, March 27 (UPI) -- Steel guitarist Ralph Mooney has died of complications of cancer at his home in Kennedale, Texas, his wife said. He was 82.
Adele's 2nd CD set for February release

Adele's 2nd CD set for February release

NEW YORK, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Columbia Records has announced plans to release "21," the new studio album from British singer-songwriter Adele, early next year.
Metallica, Run-DMC get Rock Hall nods

Metallica, Run-DMC get Rock Hall nods

CLEVELAND, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Metallica, Run-DMC and the Stooges are among the acts nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year in Cleveland, it was announced.

Rock Hall of Fame announces finalists

NEW YORK, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- First-time nominee U2 leads the 15 finalists for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2005.

People

Maurice Gibb remembered as 'nice guy,' Zellweger waxes and wanes for film roles, and other stories about celebrities.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Country Music News

Roy Lanham of the Sons of the Pioneers, born in Corbin, Ky., 1923. Jim Stafford born in Eloise, Fla., 1944.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Editors at Spin magazine will name the Strokes, Eminem and the Detroit duo the White Stripes as the best of 2002 in the January "Year in Music" issue, on newsstands Dec. 10.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include country music pioneer Grandpa (Louis Marshall) Jones in 1913, country's Wanda Jackson, who was born in 1937 (age 65); Jay Siegel of The Tokens in 1939 (age 63), drummer Ric Lee of 10 Years After in 1945 (age 57); Larry Gonsky of
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include country music pioneer Grandpa (Louis Marshall) Jones in 1913, country's Wanda Jackson, who was born in 1937 (age 65); Jay Siegel of The Tokens in 1939 (age 63), drummer Ric Lee of 10 Years After in 1945 (age 57); Larry Gonsky of
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Oct. 19-25.
By United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Oct. 20)
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Oct. 20)
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Wanda Jackson
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Wanda Lavonne Jackson (born October 20, 1937) is an American singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist who had success in the mid-1950s and 60s as one of the first popular female rockabilly singers and a pioneering rock and roll artist. She is known to many as the Queen (or First Lady) of Rockabilly.

Jackson mixed country music with fast-moving rockabilly, often recording them on opposite sides of a record. As rockabilly declined in popularity in the mid-1960s, she moved to a successful career in mainstream country music with a string of hits between 1966 and 1973, including "Tears Will Be the Chaser for Your Wine", "A Woman Lives for Love" and "Fancy Satin Pillows".

She has enjoyed a resurgence of popularity among rockabilly revivalists in Europe, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as an Early Influence in 2009.

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