Australia's new musical sensation is 17 years old. That's not unusual. What's really different about Ethan "Chooka" Parker, though, is that all this is new to him. The farmhand from Queensland grew up without a television, CD player or the internet.
One of the last of the legendary Mississippi bluesmen has died at the age of 97. Blues pianist Pinetop Perkins never let his age stop him giving performances or flirting with the ladies. Find out more in our article and listen to Perkins play his famous tune "Chicken Shack".
The new Brit Jazz Week festival showcases young British musicians who
bring diverse musical influences to the world of jazz. Punk attitudes
alternate with original music of South Asian origin and a passion for
hip-hop culture expressed on the saxophone.
British star Amy Winehouse will do a "one-off tour" in Brazil early next
year. The 27-year-old will play four concerts there in January. US
singer Janelle Monae and rapper Mayer Hawthorne will support Winehouse
on the tour.
While we were sleeping, Zumba began to take over the world. According to
the fitness programme's website, in the three short years since the
concept was introduced, it has spread to 110 countries, with classes offered in 90,000 locations.
The Rolling Stones plan to be back on the road in 2011, despite rumours
that they had retired from touring altogether. "Everybody's ready to go
out there again," guitarist Keith Richards told the BBC. "Who said it
should stop, and who said when?"
In its 18-month existence, Glee has sold more than 13 million downloads
and five million albums worldwide. Take that, Lady Gaga! The show about
the songs, dances and crises of an American school choir is the
television and music hit of our times.
"The Boss" turned 61 a week ago. He is tanned and fit. His hair is dark
with some grey around his ears. Springsteen was in Toronto for the
premiere of a film about the making of the career-defining album that
could so easily have been his last.
He was shot in New York in 1980. He would have been 70 on 9 October.
While visiting John Lennon's home in Liverpool last week, Yoko Ono said
it didn't feel like 30 years since his death but instead "feels like
only yesterday he was here with me".