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Music scene uniting for tragic Leon

The borough’s music community is coming together to pay tribute to a tragic young performer who lost his battle against a brain tumour.

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Great Reckoning

Rockers set for Great Reckoning with new EP

Rock fans are set for a Great Reckoning with the latest up-and-coming group on the borough’s music scene to release its debut EP.

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Screen grabbed image taken from the Twitter feed of Ringo Starr of the former Beatles drummer with Sir Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr come together for studio session

The last two living ex-Beatles have teamed up for the first time in seven years.

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Prince, back on Spotify

Prince's music back on Spotify after deal reached

The music of late singer Prince will return to streaming service Spotify, the company said.

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Crowds at Kendal Calling

Kendal Calling line-up announced

Part of the line-up has been announced for this year’s Kendal Calling Festival in July.

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Ed Sheeran is heading to the North West

Ed Sheeran announces UK and Ireland tour dates...and he's coming to the North West!

Hot on the heels of his double single release earlier this month Ed Sheeran has announced his UK and Ireland tour dates.
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Les Hilton

Musicians are rallying round to support Les

The sound of music will help to make a difference to a popular performer recovering from a stroke.

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Zoe Unsworth

Young star Zoe to release new single

A young singer-songwriter from the borough hopes to continue her ascent through the music scene when her latest single is released this month.

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AC/DC Experience are Back in Black(pool)

AC/DC Experience are Back in Black(pool)

Arguably the biggest AC/DC tribute band in the country, have announced two homecoming gigs in Blackpool.

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The big showbiz quiz

Big showbiz quiz 2016

From dancing politicians to showbiz bust-ups, 2016 has been a busy one in the world of celebrity.

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George Michael

Tributes to George Michael from his 1980s friends and rivals

Star names from the 1980s pop scene were among those hailing the impact of George Michael, who died on Christmas Day aged 53.
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George Michael

Ex-Wham singer George Michael dies aged 53

Pop superstar George Michael has died peacefully at home, his publicist said.
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Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt

Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt dies from severe infection aged 68

Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt has died after suffering from a severe infection at the age of 68, his manager has said.

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Pete Cannon

Pay in with food at underground Bootleg event

Bootleg Social are asking for donations of five non-perishable items in return for entry to a night of grime, hip hop, garage, drum and bass, and jungle music, tonight.

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Croston Fair

Top 10 things to do in Lancashire at the weekend

Here is a list of upcoming events this weekend.
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Greg Lake, Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer at Kennington Oval with their awards gained in the Melody Maker Polls

Greg Lake has died aged 69

Former King Crimson frontman Greg Lake has died aged 69, his manager has confirmed

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What's your favourite Christmas song? Help us find the best one!

Vote: Help us decide on the best Christmas song of all time

You came in your hundreds to help us draw up a shortlist of Christmas songs - but there can only be one winner.
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Richard Ashcroft

New single for ex-Verve frontman

One of Wigan’s most famous musicians has released the latest single from his massively-acclaimed solo album ahead of two very special shows next month.

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Craig Harrison

Michael Jackson tribute provides Viva thriller

One of the world’s most well-respected and talked about Michael Jackson tribute acts will be moonwalking his way to Viva this Thursday, for a stunning tribute to the King of Pop.

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