Memphis, 1954, and Sun recording studio boss Sam Phillips dreams of discovering a new sound: a blend of the best of black music and the best of white music. In an extract from his latest biography, Peter Guralnick takes up the story
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The singer, who died at the age of 42, is known to have had an irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure and bad eyesight
Bruce Springsteen has scored his tenth UK number one album with High Hopes, beating the likes of David Bowie and Michael Jackson.
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This Sunday's chart-topper will be named the UK's 1000th number one album. Lady Gaga, Robbie Williams, Jake Bugg and JLS are all in the running
The US pop star has achieved her third number one album in the UK
His brother said he had received a letter from the comedian in 1999
The six daughters of Lord and Lady Redesdale – Nancy, Pamela, Diana, Unity, Jessica and Deborah – were the most talked-about British family of the inter-war years.
An exhibition featuring some of the 20th-century’s most iconic figures in music, film and fashion opens at a London gallery on Thursday.
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Country singer Slim Whitman has died at the age of 90 in Florida.
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In a BBC profile 'Boris Johnson: The Irresistible Rise' London's mayor also reveals his ambition to be British Prime Minister
Tony Sheridan, the guitarist and singer-songwriter who had The Beatles as his back-up band before they hit the big time, died at the weekend in Hamburg, Germany.