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Blues musician Joe Willie "Pinetop" Perkins, who this year became the oldest person ever to win a Grammy Award, died at his Austin home yesterday at age 97.

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Soul singer Solomon Burke, who wrote "Everybody Needs Somebody To Love" and recorded the hit "Cry To Me" used in the movie "Dirty Dancing," has died at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport. He was 70.

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Dylan Jones: I put the pedal to the metal and nearly totalled my Bentley on my way back to Beverly Hills

Downtown Los Angeles is not known for much. I stayed at the old Biltmore Hotel there more than 20 years ago and it felt as though I was in a different city, a different state completely. On my first night in LA, I'd taken some friends to dinner in Hollywood and then cockily started driving back downtown, thinking it would take me 10 minutes.

Lennon's lyrics to go under hammer

John Lennon's handwritten lyrics to "A Day in the Life", considered one of The Beatles' greatest songs and the final track on Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, will go on sale in New York.

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The Colombian singer Shakira visited Phoenix, Arizona, yesterday over concerns that a new state law cracking down on illegal immigration will lead to racial profiling.

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