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XPN MusicNotes: Remembering Philly’s own Billy Paul, watch Chris Stapleton pay tribute to Prince

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Philadelphia R&B/Soul Singer Billy Paul has died.  He passed away on Sunday at his home in Blackwood, NJ.  He was 81.

Billy Paul started getting attention at age 11 while attending the West Philadelphia Music School and the Granoff School of Music. He was was one of the many, many artists who had success with Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff at Philadelphia International Records.  Billy Paul hit it big in 1972 with his No. 1 hit “Me and Mrs. Jones,” for which he won a Grammy Award for best rhythm ‘n blues male vocal performance. Continue reading →

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XPN MusicNotes: Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Neil Young and Roger Waters to perform on same stage for the first time ever

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“It’s so special in so many ways, you won’t get a chance to see a bill like this, perhaps ever again. It’s a show I look forward to more than any show in a long time.”-Elliott Roberts- Manager for Neil Young via LA Times

Having just completed XPN’s “Greatest 70’s Music Weekend” comes word that some of the greatest artists & bands that hit their strides in the 1970’s are going take the stage together for the first time ever. Continue reading →