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Charlie Rich loved the blues more than country music

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Sam Phillips, the Memphis record producer who discovered Elvis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins, told me what he told everyone who ever asked him: “Charlie Rich was the best commercial … Continue reading

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Songwriter Margaret Ann Rich dies

  By Ray Bennett Country music songwriter Margaret Ann Rich, widow of singer Charlie Rich, died Thursday at her home near Memphis, TN, following a struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was 76. Charlie recorded several of her songs including “Life … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Jailhouse Rock The Musical’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Elvis Presley was crowned the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll but few would argue that Little Richard did not have a more legitimate claim to the throne. The point is illustrated, more by accident than … Continue reading

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