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  • Gil Friesen dies at 75; longtime president of A&M recording label

    Gil Friesen dies at 75; longtime president of A&M recording label
    A&M Records spent much of the 1960s, '70s and '80s as one of the leading independent labels in the music business, buoyed by a remarkably consistent string of hits from superstar acts, beginning with label co-founder Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass and...
  • Hal David dies at 91; songwriting partner of Burt Bacharach

    Hal David dies at 91; songwriting partner of Burt Bacharach
    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-...
  • Frank Pooler dies at 86; choral director mentored the Carpenters

    Frank Pooler dies at 86; choral director mentored the Carpenters
    Frank Pooler, a longtime choral director at Cal State Long Beach who is credited with helping the 1970s pop group the Carpenters develop their signature sound, has died. He was 86. Pooler died Jan. 19 in his Los Alamitos home after a short battle with...
  • First candidate announces bid to replace Fleck

     
    Last week City Council member Michael Fleck decided not to run for re-election; this week we have the first contender for his seat. Jim Edinger, the chairman of the city’s Zoning Hearing Board, and a West Ward resident, announced Tuesday that he...
  • Two weeks after Halloween, radio station starts Christmas songs. What's too early?

     
    Lehigh Valley variety radio station WLEV-FM 100.7 has again started playing non-stop holiday music, which it will continue through Christmas Day. And once again we’re asking: What is too early to start playing Christmas music? “One of the...
  • A Documentary About Singer/Songwriter Paul Williams Showing at Hartford's Real Art Ways

    A Documentary About Singer/Songwriter Paul Williams Showing at Hartford's Real Art Ways
    Paul Williams: Still Alive July 27, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006, realartways.org   Most viewers will spend about 75 percent of Paul Williams: Still Alive hating Stephen Kessler. The film is a documentary about Williams, the...
  • 'Raindrops Keep falling on My Head' songwriter dies

    'Raindrops Keep falling on My Head' songwriter dies
    Hal 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...
  • Herb Alpert's sculptures, like visual jazz

    Herb Alpert's sculptures, like visual jazz
    Standing in a forest of sinuous, black totems spiraling into the lofty heights of the main room at Ace Gallery Beverly Hills, Herb Alpert is surrounded by an art form he has practiced for the last two decades — sculpture. By his account and that...
  • Elton John & Leon Russell: Keyboard colleagues

    Elton John &  Leon Russell: Keyboard colleagues
    Few people can get away with telling an anecdote about being on safari in Africa and make it sound like a trip to the supermarket. But for Elton John, that's precisely how and where he became inspired to call his keyboard-playing pal Leon Russell after...
  • Jim McCrary dies at 72; photographer shot Carole King 'Tapestry' cover

    Jim McCrary dies at 72; photographer shot Carole King 'Tapestry' cover
    Photographer Jim McCrary was on the verge of shooting one of his most famous images when he stopped to ask singer Carole King if the cat sleeping across the room could be part of the tableau. He remembered the results of a Kodak survey that found...
  • Bob Henry dies at 92; TV producer and director

    Bob Henry dies at 92; TV producer and director
    Bob Henry, an Emmy Award-winning television variety-show producer and director who produced Nat King Cole's groundbreaking musical variety program in the 1950s and helped make Flip Wilson a household name as the producer of his hit comedy-variety show...
  • Gladys Horton dies at 65; 'Please Mr. Postman' singer with the Marvelettes

    Gladys Horton dies at 65; 'Please Mr. Postman' singer with the Marvelettes
    When a record label's female vocal groups include the Supremes and Martha and the Vandellas, it's easy to see why the Marvelettes are often relegated to footnote status. But the Detroit group has a unique distinction in the saga of Motown Records —...