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This image released by Julien's Auctions shows John Lennon's black and white drawing of the iconic "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club" album cover. The drawing, discovered by the owners of the Weybridge house in England where Lennon lived from 1964-68, will be auctioned on May 20, 2017. (Julien's Auctions via AP)
Sgt. Pepper sketch to be auctioned May 20 in New YorkAn old sketch up for auction May 20 in New York is a crude, black-and-white drawing of the iconic "Sg. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club" album cover _ and the artist is almost surely John Lennon.
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Rapper Kevin Gates gets 30 months in prison on gun chargeThe Billboard chart-topping rapper Kevin Gates has been sentenced to 30 months in an Illinois prison after pleading guilty to a gun charge
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FILE - In this combination photo, Jason Derulo, left, and Demi Lovato appear at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on March 5, 2017, in Inglewood, Calif. YouTube is launching a new music competition series for emerging artists featuring Derulo, Lovato and The Backstreet Boys. Ryan Seacrest Productions and Endemol Shine North America announced Wednesday that “Best.Cover.Ever” will debut on YouTube later this year. (Photos by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
YouTube announces music competition series for emerging actsYouTube will debut a new music competition series for emerging artists featuring Backstreet Boys, Demi Lovato and Jason Derulo later this year
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The Temptations bass player Kerry Turman dies after showA bassist who long performed with the Motown group The Temptations has died after a performance in Missouri
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This cover image released by New West Records shows "Modern Plagues," a release by The Whistles & The Bells. (New West Records via AP)
Review: The Whistles and the Bells' 2nd album is a winnerMusic Review: 2nd album from The Whistles and the Bells, the solo project by bluegrass performer Bryan Simpson, is a winner
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Rock Hall induction ceremony returns to Cleveland next AprilThe Rock and Roll Hall of Fame says next year's induction ceremony is scheduled for April 14 at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland
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Ella Fitzgerald mural comes to singer's Virginia hometownA Virginia town plans to unveil a mobile mural of its native daughter, singer Ella Fitzgerald
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FILE - In this combination photo, singer Dionne Warwick arrives at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles, left, and Aretha Franklin attends the 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors on Dec. 4, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Franklin is accusing Warwick of making up a story that she was Whitney Houston’s godmother.  At Houston's funeral, Warwick told funeral-goers that Franklin was present and introduced her, but then realized she wasn’t in attendance.  Warwick said, "“She loves Whitney as if she were born to her. She is her godmother.” Franklin said she was suffering from swollen feet and had to skip the funeral. She felt the comment was damaging to her and planned to address it at a later date. (Photo by Jordan Strauss, left, Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)
Aretha blasts Dionne Warwick but she declines to fire backAretha Franklin is accusing fellow legend Dionne Warwick of a lie, 5 years after the alleged offense
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FILE - This Dec. 9, 2016 file photo shows Madonna at the 11th annual Billboard Women in Music honors in New York. On Monday, the Hollywood Reporter announced that Universal had acquired the rights to “Blond Ambition,” a script about the singer. On Tuesday, Madonna expressed her displeasure via an Instagram post. She said that only she was qualified to tell her story and “anyone else who tries is a charlatan and a fool.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Madonna expresses her displeasure about planned biopicMadonna isn't giving her blessing to a planned biopic about her life, writing on Instagram that she is the only one qualified to tell her story
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Miles Mosley speaks during an interview at a sneak preview of "Ella at 100: Celebrating the Artistry of Ella Fitzgerald" at The Grammy Museum at L.A. Live on Monday, April 24, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Ella Fitzgerald's 100th birthday marked with Grammy exhibitElla Fitzgerald would have turned 100 years old on Tuesday
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FILE- In this Nov. 15, 2016, file photo, The Rolling Stones, from left, Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts attend the opening night party for "Exhibitionism" at Industria in New York. Watts received the Gold Award for a lifetime of blues, jazz and rock excellence at Jazz FM's gala in London on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. The Stones also won two awards. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Mick Jagger avoids limelight as Charlie Watts wins awardIt's not often Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger tries to avoid the spotlight and shift attention to drummer Charlie Watts, but that happened at Jazz FM's awards when Watts received the Gold Award for a lifetime of blues, jazz and rock excellence
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KIDZ BOP ready bigger tour with help from Live NationKIDZ BOP, the musical brand for children that's sold millions of CDs over the years, is launching its new tour in a big way with the help of juggernaut promoter Live Nation
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This cover image released by Spring House Press shows "Johnny’s Cash & Charley’s Pride: Lasting Legends and Untold Adventures in Country Music" by Peter Cooper. (Spring House Press via AP)
Book Review: A parade of originals sings a country tuneMusic writer Peter Cooper offers a rare collection of priceless stories about country music's unforgettable characters, the ones who refuse to toe the line, in "Johnny's Cash & Charley's Pride: Lasting Legends and Untold Adventures in Country Music."
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2010, file photo, the British band Gorillaz performs at London's O2 Arena. The band is one of many musicians using new technology, including 360-degree cameras, virtual reality musical experiences and vertical videos, to reach the smart phone generation of music fans who are discovering new music on their phones and tablets. (AP Photo/Mark Allan, File)
Virtual reality, apps add interactivity to music videosMore musicians are using 360-degree cameras, virtual reality musical experiences and vertical videos to reach the smartphone generation of music fans who are discovering new music on their phones and tablets
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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2016, file photo, Drake performs in concert as part of the Summer Sixteen Tour at Madison Square Garden in New York.  Drake was the world's most popular recording artist in 2016, as the growth of music streaming gave global music sales their biggest boost in 20 years. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry said Tuesday, April 25, 2017 that Drake had the years' best-selling single, with "One Dance," and the third best-selling album, "Views."  (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
Drake named world's most popular recording artist in 2016Drake was the world's most popular recording artist in 2016, as the growth of music streaming gave global music sales their biggest boost in 20 years
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