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  • Kim Fowley, the eccentric L.A. producer-manager who created the Runaways, is dead at 75

    Kim Fowley, the eccentric L.A. producer-manager who created the Runaways, is dead at 75
    Kim Fowley, the mercurial and eccentric music producer and Svengali who created and managed the all-female rock group the Runaways in the 1970s, died Thursday after a long battle with bladder cancer. He was 75.
  • Probing the legacy of the motorcycle jacket

    Personal protection was the big attraction of the first motorcycle jackets, which early 20th-century riders donned as indispensable body armor. But despite the advantages of these full-length steerhide and horsehide coats in terms of function, it wasn't...

    Jeff Beck, ZZ Top en route to Greek Theatre on Aug. 13

    Jeff Beck, ZZ Top en route to Greek Theatre on Aug. 13
    This summer’s touring marriage of English rock guitar hero Jeff Beck and veteran Texas blues rock trio ZZ Top in one sense brings full circle a mutual musical admiration society that was born 46 years ago. That was back in 1968, when Beck, on tour...

    Living Here: Famous people, places & things

    Famous people, places & things People, places and things that make Hampton Roads famous: Presidents, celebrities and more Hampton Roads is known around the world for its people — as being from here, as a come-here, or for just passing through...

    Appreciation: Franny Beecher, lead guitarist of Bill Haley's Comets

    Appreciation: Franny Beecher, lead guitarist of Bill Haley's Comets
    Other than die-hard fans and music journalists, few people would have recognized the name of Franny Beecher before stories surfaced Monday about his death at age 92. Beecher was the longtime lead guitarist of seminal rocker Bill Haley’s band, the...