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  • PASSINGS: Tony Benn, Khushwant Singh, Scott Asheton

    PASSINGS: Tony Benn, Khushwant Singh, Scott Asheton
    Tony Benn Renounced title to stay in House of Commons Tony Benn, 88, a committed British socialist who irritated and fascinated Britons through a political career spanning more than five decades and who renounced his aristocratic title rather than...
  • Phil Everly dies at 74; half of vocal duo the Everly Brothers

    Phil Everly dies at 74; half of vocal duo the Everly Brothers
    Phil Everly, who with his brother, Don, made up the most revered vocal duo of the rock-music era, their exquisite harmonies profoundly influencing the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the Byrds and countless younger-generation rock, folk and country singers,...
  • PASSINGS: Franny Beecher

    Franny Beecher, 92, a guitarist for Bill Haley and the Comets, who helped kick off the rock 'n' roll era with the hit "Rock Around the Clock" in 1955, died in his sleep Monday night at a nursing home near Philadelphia, his daughter Pauline Grinstead said....
  • Just Kidding talks to Lamont Dozier

    Just Kidding talks to Lamont Dozier
    Lamont Dozier’s songs have been part of the soundtrack of America for generations.  Dozier made a name for himself in the 1960s, as a force behind the Motown sound with writing and producing team Holland Dozier Holland. The trio penned songs for...
  • The Biblioracle: Literature's new state of nirvana

    The Biblioracle: Literature's new state of nirvana
    Freshman year at the University of Illinois, I lived in the dorm complex known as the "Six-Pack." This was 1988-89, the boombox era, and everyone seemed to have one propped on their window ledge facing the interior courtyard, and the soundtrack echoing...
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  • For Mike Stoller, 'Smokey Joe's Cafe' has come home

     For Mike Stoller, 'Smokey Joe's Cafe' has come home
    This post has been updated. See note below for details. As a rule, composers of musicals are happy about any productions anywhere of their work. But Mike Stoller, the surviving half of the fabled songwriting team of Leiber and Stoller, is particularly...
  • Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, KISS will enter Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, KISS will enter Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
    In the same year that Linda Ronstadt told the world she could no longer sing a note because of Parkinson's disease, she has been elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a possibility that she recently told the Los Angeles Times she’d never "given...
  • Linda Ronstadt, Yes, Nirvana among 2014 Rock Hall of Fame nominees

    Just two months after Linda Ronstadt went public with the news that she can no longer sing because of Parkinson’s disease, she’s made the final nominations list for the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with Peter Gabriel, Nirvana, Cat...
  • First-day Rock Hall of Fame fan voting favors Nirvana, KISS

    First-day Rock Hall of Fame fan voting favors Nirvana, KISS
    Elvis Presley’s camp once famously argued that “50,000,000 fans can’t be wrong.” And although fans can weigh in on which artists they think should be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year, their preferences -- in...
  • Folk legend, activist Pete Seeger dead at 94

    Folk legend, activist Pete Seeger dead at 94
    Pete Seeger, who helped create the modern American folk music movement and co-wrote some of its most enduring songs such as "If I Had a Hammer," died on Monday at the age of 94. Seeger, a Woody Guthrie protege whose songwriting credits included folk...
  • Rock Hall of Famer Darlene Love conquers all

    Rock Hall of Famer Darlene Love conquers all
    This week Oprah Winfrey announced that her OWN network’s first scripted TV movie will be a treatment of the memoir “My Name Is Love: The Darlene Love Story." This is a cherry on the top of a lot of recent good fortune for Love, who will...