News featuring Ella Fitzgerald

The following news stories mention Ella Fitzgerald. Stories are compiled from a hand-picked selection of popular music news sites based in Great Britain, Europe and the United States. Updated less than 4 hours ago.

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Monday 3rd March

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Tuesday 11th February

  • 'People say I can't sing'

    Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow talks about doing a jingle for McDonald's, throwing herself into country music – and sacrificing her love life for her career

    What are your earliest memories of music?

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’13 Nov 21 Thu

Thursday 21st November

  • Loretta Lynn honored by President Obama for the 2013 Medal of Freedom Award

    Loretta Lynn joins an elite list of musicians, along with female icons such as Ella Fitzgerald and Aretha Franklin, when she receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honour, on 20 November, 2013.

    The 81-year-old unquestionably deserves the honour. The impact Lynn has had on country music goes beyond her bold songwriting and chart success. She was a genuine trailblazer. In naming her, the White House said: "Loretta Lynn is a country music legend. Raised in rural Kentucky, she emerged as one of the first successful female country music vocalists in the early Sixties, courageously breaking barriers in an industry long dominated by men. Ms Lynn's numerous accolades include the Kennedy Centre Honours in 2003 and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010." [Telegraph] Country music star Loretta Lynn was just awarded the 2013 Presidental Medal of Freedom of Award by president Barack Obama at the ceremony,…

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’13 Nov 7 Thu

Thursday 7th November

  • Readers recommend: songs about neighbours - results

    They gossiped, slipped behind doors, listened at the window, and had a party. But what songs made it into Neighbours Lane?

    Hello again, and, as I fling open the pub doors, pass out the beer mats and switch on the vinyl jukebox, welcome back customers, one and all, to the Readers Recommend. Yes, that's right – RR is not the Rovers Return of Coronation Street fame but an altogether different establishment, though still home to down-to-earth banter, with musical enrichment and who knows, even greater popularity. We have infinite seats, after all, but it's still cosy. A pint of the usual, sir or madam? Or would you like to try a half of Kimpton's Old Peculiar™? It's a heady brew, let me warn you and here is the recipe. And I'm sure we will be serving up other guest ales aplenty.

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’13 Nov 2 Sat

Saturday 2nd November

  • The rise and rise of Vampire Weekend

    They're careful not to drink too much, they worry about meeting people's expectations, and one of their songs is about punctuation. So how did Vampire Weekend become one of America's most successful rock bands?

    A big white screen hangs over the stage at the Hollywood Bowl, blocking out the light. It's 32C in Los Angeles and the huge outdoor amphitheatre, the biggest of its kind in America, is baking in the afternoon sun. Somewhere behind the screen, Vampire Weekend are checking sound for their sold-out headline show later. Nearly 18,000 people will be here this evening to watch them play.

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Sunday 27th October

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Wednesday 23rd October

  • Tommy Whittle obituary

    Tenor saxophonist equally at home in jazz combos, dance bands and session music

    The tenor saxophonist Tommy Whittle, who has died aged 87, was as relaxed in the demanding session world as he was on the jazz bandstand. Having earned his spurs in dance-hall bands as a youngster, he became a member of the Ted Heath orchestra in the late 1940s. In parallel, he kept the jazz flame alive, always finding time to play club dates and running a series of successful jazz clubs involving the best local musicians. A "polished stylist", in the words of the cornettist Digby Fairweather, Whittle at his best was arguably one of Britain's finest jazz musicians.

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’13 Oct 17 Thu

Thursday 17th October

  • 30 minutes with …Tony Bennett

    The jazz crooner on partying with Dean Martin, meeting 10 US presidents, and why Charlie Parker made him puke

    Hello, Mr Bennett, sir. Tony feels insufficiently reverential. What do people call you?

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Monday 7th October

’13 Aug 15 Thu

Thursday 15th August

  • Beyond Timbaland: the future stars of experimental R&B

    Timbaland and Cassie started it, artists such as Drake and Frank Ocean twisted it a bit more and now a new generation of musicians is forcing soul into unheard-of mutations

    "In the most direct way, we're trying to be post-Timbaland," says Kelela Mizanekristos, one of several new female artists operating in the realm of what could be termed experimental R&B. "We're taking that sound and pushing it. I remember the day I first heard what Timbaland and Aaliyah did – that intersection of her pretty voice and his weird, resonant production. I remember where I was and what I was doing. It was a major situation. We're trying to continue that legacy." 

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