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4 Famous Musicians Who Fathered [Extremely] Many Children

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Like with awards and recognitions, it seems the adage "the more, the merrier" applies to having kids. Here are some iconic musicians who fathered many children:READ MORE

In Performance at the White House

Jussie Smollett and More Make Final 'In Performance at the White House' A Night to Remember

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No one has brought more soul to the White House than President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama. Wednesday, Feb. 24 marked the last 'In Performance at the White House' and revealed what could quite possible be the best and most star studded one yet; with live musical performances from Jussie Smollett, Andra Day, Usher, Anthony Hamilton and many others, making it a night of soul to remember.READ MORE

In Performance at the White House

President Obama Usher, Demi Lovato, Jussie Smollett & More Pay Tribute to Ray Charles

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle paid tribute to soul music pioneer, Ray Charles, on Wednesday night (Feb. 24) at the White House for the taping of Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles: In Performance at the White House. Airing Friday, an eclectic string of artists came out to honor the fallen musician with special performances from Usher, Demi Lovato, Jussie Smollett and more.READ MORE

Bon Scott statue in Australia

AC/DC's Bon Scott Will Be Subject of Upcoming Documentary and Biopic

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Not much is known about AC/DC's original frontman Bon Scott here in America. We still hear him on classic rock radio belting "Highway to Hell" or "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap," but how did he reach that point? What was Scott like before stardom? A new documentary and biopic about the frontman are in the works, so we'll have some answers soon enough.READ MORE

Ronnie Milsap

Ronnie Milsap Recalls Recording with Elvis Presley, Breaking into Ray Charles's Dressing Room

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Ronnie Milsap is a country pioneer who captivated audiences in the 1970s and '80s with his bluesy brand of Southern charm. He notched 40 No.-1 country hits, including "(There's) No Gettin' Over Me," which hit No. 5 on the pop charts in 1981. Naturally, that kind of success led to some crazy stories, and the 71-year-old Hall of Famer recently discussed the early part of his music career with "Rolling Stone." After being told by a teacher that he should not make music his profession, Milsap ignored the advice. "I left Raleigh and went to Atlanta to a Ray Charles concert," he said. "His pilot got me into his dressing room. I was sitting in there playing Ray's piano when he comes in. I said, 'Mr. Ray Charles, you are truly the high priest. I've got all your records. I love all your music. I want to become a professional musician.' He said, 'Play me something.' So I did and he said, 'It sounds to me like your heart is really into music, and if that is the case then you ought to become a professional musician.'" Then, there was the time Milsap hung out with The King. "I got to play on the session with Elvis on 'Kentucky Rain,'" Milsap said. "'More thunder on the piano, Milsap,' he said. I got to learn what hanging out with Elvis was all about. His big New Year's Eve party, I got to sit and talk with him like I'm talking with you. It was just great. He was the voice of my generation. I had a million questions to ask him, but he wanted to talk about that session of 'Kentucky Rain,' so we talked about that."READ MORE

David Bowie and Bing Crosby

David Bowie, Bing Crosby, Jimmy Fallon, The Pogues: 8 Best Holiday Duets [LISTEN]

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Duets are special. They tend to carve out little moments in time when two artists link up and compliment their talents to the delight of listeners. There are tons of holiday duets out there, but we decided to put a list together of some classic, some silly and some forgotten team efforts. Bing Crosby, David Bowie, Jimmy Fallon and The Pogues all made the cut.READ MORE

KC & The Sunshine Band, one of many groups indebted to Henry Stone.

Henry Stone, TK Records Founder and First Man to Record Ray Charles, Dies at 93

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Henry Stone, the cofounder of TK Records died last week in Miami of natural causes. He was 93.READ MORE

Kanye West

5 Hip-Hop Songs With Soul Samples: Kanye West, Jay Z, Trick Daddy, And More

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Check out these five songs that you may, or may not, have known sample soul throwbacks.READ MORE

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