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16 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Today in Rock: April 23

On this day in 1936 future singer April Stevens is born in Niagara Falls, New York.


Related Topix: Niagara Falls, NY, Pop/Rock, Def Leppard, South Yorkshire County, England, Derbyshire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Paul McCartney, Celebrities

20 hrs ago | Aquarius Papers

A 2014 Happy RIP Video Birthday to the Legendary Roy Orbison

April 23 marks the birthday of one of the greatest musical talents of the 20th Century.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, John Lennon, The Beatles

Yesterday | UPI

Almanac for Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The moon is waning. The morning stars are Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.


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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Times Record News

Roy Orbison fans

Area residents and Roy Orbison fans are invited to a birthday party and picnic Wednesday honoring the singer/songwriter who was born in Vernon, according to Main Street Director Dan Kelleher.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Vernon, TX


Gazette: Meet Colchester's very own Roy Orbison superfan

Jean Baker, 57, has a lifesize cardboard cut out of the singer, known as the Big O, watching over her and a copy of every one of his songs.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock

Essexcounty Standard

Meet Colchester's very own Roy Orbison superfan

Jean Baker, 57, has a lifesize cardboard cut out of the singer, known as the Big O, watching over her and a copy of every one of his songs.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock

Mon Apr 14, 2014


Folk music's never-ending moment in the sun

Played by Oscar Isaac, Llewyn Davis's set-closer is, "It was never new and it never gets old, it's a folk song."


Related Topix: Oscar Isaac, Greenwich Village (New York, NY), Pop/Rock, The Shirelles, The Kingston Trio, Folk, Hard Rain, Music!

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Burton Mail

Tribute act to star on stage

He presents the sounds of the Drifters, soul and Motown along with tributes to Elvis, Neil Diamond, Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash.


Related Topix: Motown, Soul, Pop/Rock

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Rocky Mount Telegram

Sons unite to create new Orbison song

Roy Orbison's three sons are all musicians but never really got to play music with their dad - until now.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock

The Charlotte Observer

Top musicians to perform at public memorial service for Charlotte-based entertainer Arthur Smith

Top musicians will perform Saturday at a public memorial service for Charlotte-based entertainer Arthur Smith, who died April 3 at age 93. The noon program at Calvary Church will include Grand Ole Opry star George Hamilton IV and Smith's long-time record producer Fred Foster, who produced Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson ... (more)


Related Topix: George Hamilton IV, Country, Pop/Rock, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson

Aquarius Papers

Happy 2014 RIP Birthday to Rock & Roll Pioneer and Founding Member of ...

Carl Perkins was one of the true originals! He was there at the beginning in "the club" with Elvis, Jerry Lee, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, and the rest of the Sun Records bunch that made rock and roll history.


Related Topix: Carl Perkins, Rock-N-Roll, Pop/Rock, The Beatles, Children TV, Animated TV, Entertainment, Television


ELO legend Jeff Lynne receives his Birmingham star under a blue sky

Jeff Lynne, the lad from Shard End who gained global fame as the frontman of the Electric Light Orchestra has returned to his home town today to be honoured on the Birmingham Walk of Stars.


Related Topix: Electric Light Orchestra, Pop/Rock, The Electric Light Orchestra

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Kent Online

Irish singer Rose-Marie will be at the Orchard Theatre in Dartford...

Having just performed in Las Vegas, her new mini tour is taking in some of her favourite places in the UK.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Rose Marie

Sat Apr 05, 2014

The News Tribune

The treasure of perfectly preserved music

I was out for my stroll one recent morning when a greatly gifted man started singing for me.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock

Thu Apr 03, 2014

The Star Online

Concert pays tribute to music of Don Gibson

Mandy Barnett will pay tribute to Don Gibson - one of the biggest influences of her career - on the stage of a theater that bears his name.


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Wed Apr 02, 2014


Roy Orbison was Right

On my 40th birthday my younger sister gave me a coffee mug with a picture on it of a mouse singing, " Hi Ho... Hi Ho... It's over the hill I go.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, George Bush, US News, Liberal Political News

Tue Apr 01, 2014

Post and Courier

People in Brief for April 2, 2014

The Lyndsey Turner-directed production of "Hamlet" will run from August to October 2015, and the 12-week stint in the 1,160-seat venue is guaranteed to be a hot ticket.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock


Bruce Springsteen to induct E Street Band into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Over the years, Bruce Springsteen has been one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's go-to guys for induction speeches.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Pop/Rock, Bruce Springsteen, Music, Entertainment


Roy Orbison's 'Mystery Girl' to receive 25th anniversary deluxe reissue

According to an in-depth press release from Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Roy Orbison's estate made available on Monday, March 31, Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, in conjunction with Roy's Boys LLC, the Nashville-based company formed by the sons of the late entertainer, will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the ... (more)


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Hendersonville, TN

Sun Mar 30, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Concert review: Sol3 Mio, Vector Arena

Sol3 Mio is one of the most irresistible acts around - three young Samoan divos, as happy singing Wagner and Verdi as they are crooning Roy Orbison and Celine Dion.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Arts, Opera