| May 31, 2011
| 2:25 PM
A.G. Longoria's curiosity was piqued on his morning commute more than a decade ago.
Driving on the 73 toll road to his job as professional tennis coach at Mission Viejo Country Club, Longoria couldn't help but notice the mounds of dirt off to the side in...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 8:27 AM
Gene Vincent, the influential early rocker born in Norfolk, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. His band, The Blue Caps, were unfortunately overlooked by the Rock Hall -- until now.
Vincent's musical co-conspirators will be inducted...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 10:53 AM
"I’m coming down off the cloud. It'll take me a few days, but I expect I’ll get there," said 71-year-old drummer Dickie Harrell, who, as part of Gene Vincent's original band, was inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame on Saturday.
A number of...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 6:12 AM
Dick Clark accumulated a lot of critics over the years. Somehow they came to the conclusion that he was often pandering to lowest common denominators in his various television presentations.
As far as I am concerned those critics were either blind to...
| Nov 6, 2008
Jheryl Busby, a music executive who led a revival of Motown Records while president and chief executive of the company from 1988 to 1995, was found dead Tuesday in a hot tub at his home in Malibu. He was 59.
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| Mar 27, 2009
Drummer for Motown
Uriel Jones, 74, a drummer whose versatile, passionate beat fueled classic Motown hits by the Temptations, the Four Tops and Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, died Tuesday at a Detroit-area hospital after complications...
| Sep 11, 2009
| 5:10 PM
Skip Miller, a Los Angeles music industry veteran who rose from stock clerk to president of Motown Records and helped rejuvenate the black music division at RCA Records, has died. He was 62.
Miller, who also managed Lionel Richie's solo career, was being...
| Feb 7, 2009
| 12:32 PM
| Feb 1, 2010
| 4:00 AM
LOS ANGELES -- It's a tribute to the Grammys' success at becoming more a musical spectacle than an awards show that on the night she made history, Beyonce was just another face in the crowd.
Pop's reigning diva earned six Grammys on Sunday, more than any...
| Feb 1, 2010
| 4:34 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Michael Jackson's two oldest children made an appearance at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles Sunday night during a tribute to their father.
Music stars Smokey Robinson, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Celine Dion, and Jennifer Hudson mingled...
| Dec 12, 2008
| 3:42 PM
| Feb 1, 2010
In the first Grammy Awards since his death last June, Michael Jackson was saluted in an elaborate tribute that mixed 3-D technology, a rousing all-star chorus and a poignant appearance by two of his children.
After an introduction from Lionel Richie,...