Archive for the ‘music’ Category

Whitney Houston (photo, from aljazeera.com) has died on Saturday in her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, where she had been staying as a guest.

She reigned as pop music’s queen until drug use and her tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown overshadowed her career. (more…)


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Dr Conrad Murray (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk), Michael Jackson’s personal physician has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter by a jury in Los Angeles. (more…)

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27-year-old singer Amy Winehouse (photo, from lemonde.fr) was found dead at her London home on Saturday. (more…)

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The cast and crew of widely acclaimed Slumdog Millionaire (photo, from bbc.co.uk) left Los Angelel with eight awards, including best picture and best director. (more…)

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Carla Bruni, the ex-model and wife of French president Nicolas Sarkozy, has left Colombia’s leaders furious with her new song.

The French first lady has been working on a new album, and in one of the songs she mentions “Colombia white”. (more…)

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Bob Dylan, singer and songwriter, has received a Pulitzer Prize to honor his “profound impact on popular music and American culture”. The 66-year-old’s “lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power”, is what the special music award recognised.


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Back on stage

For the fist time in 19 years, Led Zeppelin performed in front of nearly 20,000 fans, at London’s 02 arena. The band, born in 1968, gave it’s fans a 2-hour show. On stage, original band members (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant [picture] and John Paul Jones) were joined by Jason Bonham, the son of John Broham (their last drummer, who died in 1980).

The show was dedicated to Ahmet Ertegun, the Atlantic Records founder who died last year.

“Every track was brilliant. They still know how to put on a show after all these years”, said a fan.

If you’ve been to that concert, leave a comment to tell people how the show was and what it felt like to see them in the flesh !

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