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He's been in bands named "The Astronauts," "The Versatiles," "The Village Band," "The Sunrise Band," "Rock 'n' Horse," "Smokin' Guns" and "Robin and the Rhythmix." He has sung and played piano at the Inner Harbor and at the Dundalk Heritage Fair for 20...
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The Baltimore SunAndy Rooney, whose CBS career spans the entire post-war history of network news, died Friday as a result of complications following minor surgery, the network announced. A mainstay of Sunday night viewing for millions of Americans, the 92-year-old Rooney...
You could film a 1960s movie in the dining room at Romano's, a family-style restaurant in Glen Burnie. It is a large room, filled with purple chairs and tables covered with white tablecloths. Paintings of vines decorate the walls. Families — a...
Sun StaffTo a generation of Baltimore teen-agers, Buddy Deane was a pioneering rock 'n' roll disc jockey, host of a must-see television dance party in the '50s and '60s, and an undisputed arbiter of cool. Now at 72, he's a grandfather of four, great-grandfather...
Tags: Teen-agers, Radio Industry, Dance, Dancing, Radio
Change of SubjectIn the Beyonce thread I linked to this list of the Top 10 songs of every year from 1947 -- when "Managua, Nicaragua" by Freddy Martin and "Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba" by Perry Como were charting -- to 2012. If you're like......
Some stories are harder to write than others. Obituaries are among the hardest, as the represent an obligation to do justice to the folks who have passed and hopefully to bring solace to their loved ones. Some of Laguna's best and brightest died in...
EUSTIS — If you like your Christmas music vintage, you will enjoy the Four Freshman-style harmony of the Forever Plaid quartet. "Plaid Tidings," a sequel to "Forever Plaid," brings the long-dead but clean-cut boys back to Earth for one more go...
Tags: Music Theater, Rosemary Clooney, Theater, Ed Sullivan, Music
L.A. NOWHal David, the renowned pop music lyricist whose prolific collaboration with composer Burt Bacharach produced a wealth of memorable hits in the 1960s and early ’70s, including “Walk on By,” “What the World Needs Now Is Love”...
Frank Peppiatt, the co-creator of "Hee Haw," a landmark variety show mixing country music with "corny" humor that became one of TV's most unlikely and longest-running hits, has died. He was 85. Peppiatt died Wednesday in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., of...
VarietyAndy Williams, the effortlessly smooth crooner best known for his rendition of "Moon River," died on Tuesday night in his Branson, Mo. home after suffering from bladder cancer. He was 84. Maintaining a 75-year career in showbusiness, Williams...
Tags: Cancer, Elton John, Academy Awards, June Allyson, John Lennon
Hal David, the renowned pop music lyricist whose prolific collaboration with composer Burt Bacharach produced a wealth of enduringly memorable hits in the 1960s and early '70s, including "Walk On By," "What the World Needs Now Is Love" and the Oscar-...
CNNHal David, the lyricist behind such standards as "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" and "What the World Needs Now is Love," has died at 91, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers said Saturday. The Oscar- and Grammy-winning...
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