| Jan 20, 2012
| 4:06 PM
Etta James, the earthy blues and R&B singer whose anguished vocals convinced generations of listeners that she would rather go blind than see her love leave, then communicated her joy upon finding that love at last, died Friday. She was 73.
She died at...
| Jun 23, 2012
Composer and lyricist Richard Adler, who ruled Broadway for a few glorious years in the 1950s when he co-wrote the scores to "The Pajama Game" and "Damn Yankees," two of the most popular American musicals, died Thursday at his home in Southampton, N.Y. He...
| Nov 3, 2010
Some years ago, I shared a barber with the late Mel Tormé. It was a small, low-key shop where the talk was usually sports and the music on the radio was always jazz or vocals from the American Songbook.
One morning, Tormé and I found ourselves pausing...
| Oct 24, 2011
ROBERT C. PIERPOINT
CBS News correspondent covered six presidents
Robert C. Pierpoint, 86, a CBS News correspondent who covered six presidents, the Korean War, the Kennedy assassination and the Iranian hostage crisis in a career that spanned more than...
| Nov 24, 2011
Russell Garcia, an arranger, composer and conductor who was an influential figure in the West Coast music scene during the 1950s and '60s and whose work in Hollywood included writing the score for the 1960 science-fiction classic "The Time Machine," has...
| Aug 16, 2010
Herman Leonard, a photographer best known for his iconic images of such jazz greats as Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington and Miles Davis, has died. He was 87.
Leonard died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, a family spokeswoman said. No...
| Aug 26, 2010
George David Weiss, a prolific songwriter who co-wrote "Can't Help Falling in Love," "What a Wonderful World," "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" and many other pop hits, has died. He was 89.
Weiss, a former longtime president of the Songwriters Guild of America,...
| Feb 15, 2011
George Shearing, the elegant pianist who expanded the boundaries of jazz by adding an orchestral sensibility and a mellow aesthetic to the music, has died. He was 91.
Shearing died Monday of congestive heart failure at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York,...
| Dec 10, 2010
James Moody, a jazz saxophonist and flutist whose improvised solo on a recording of the song "I'm in the Mood for Love" became a jazz classic, died Thursday in San Diego, where he had lived in recent years. He was 85 and had pancreatic cancer.
| Dec 7, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Listen to some of the best examples of Christmas carols....
| Dec 20, 2011
| 4:40 AM
Let the holiday video parade continue with a beautiful rendition of “The Christmas Song” by the legendary Ella Fitzgerald:...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 4:37 PM
"The Rolling Stones on the Ed Sullivan Show," "The Grateful Dead Movie," "Aki Kaurismaki's Leningrad Cowboys" prove that DVDs are not just for stories, they can capture and convey all manner of musical performance....