On this day…in 1987

In 1986, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its first group of inductees: Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, James Brown, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke and the Everly Brothers. Since then, the Hall has added a new class of inductees each year, expanding by January 2008 … [Read the full story]

Kevin Costner to speak at Whitney’s funeral

Whitney Houston’s co-star from the 1992 film The Bodyguard, Kevin Costner, is set to speak at the late singer’s funeral today. Record label boss and the man who signed her, Clive Davis, will also speak and Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder will sing at the service at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New … [Read the full story]

Aretha Franklin cancels all her concerts

Soul Queen Aretha Franklin has cancelled all her concerts until May 2011 on doctors orders. The singer, who is now 68, has recently been in hospital with an illness. Although it isn’t known what sort of illness it is, she still reckons that she’ll complete her concerts next year. She has put some weight on … [Read the full story]