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  • Pioneering and volatile -- the stage was his world

    Pioneering and volatile -- the stage was his world
    Last month, on a frosty night in Zagreb, Croatia, they draped the shimmering cape on the shoulders of James Brown for the last time. As the crowd cheered, the "Hardest Working Man in Show Business," whose career had begun six decades and a world away as a...
  • A sound check along the Memphis-to-Nashville 'Music Highway'

    Memphis, Tenn. Knowing how obsessed Elvis fans can be, I wasn't surprised when my wife and I drove up to the Heartbreak Hotel and found, true to the song's lyrics, that it was actually "down at the end of Lonely Street" and that the desk clerk was...
  • Bo Diddley dead at 79

    Bo Diddley dead at 79
    Bo Diddley, who died Monday at age 79 in Florida, was as essential to the creation of rock 'n' roll as Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley and Little Richard, though he seldom got the credit or the accolades that were showered on his better-known peers. The...
  • Still-electrifying sound in need of a better story

    Still-electrifying sound in need of a better story
    One year into its Chicago run, and with its four stellar key performers now back in place, the musical "Million Dollar Quartet" has lost none of its crowd-pleasing energy nor raw musical exuberance. And with some lingering song-rights issues now resolved,...
  • At Whisky A Go-Go, applause for co-founder Elmer Valentine

    At Whisky A Go-Go, applause for co-founder Elmer Valentine
    They came to West Hollywood on Monday night not to bury one of the celebrated figures in L.A. music's storied past, but to praise him. A few hundred family members, friends, former employees and just plain fans of Whisky A Go-Go co-founder Elmer...
  • Leo Fender honored posthumously

    Leo Fender honored posthumously
    No invention since the phonograph more dramatically affected how popular music is made than Fender guitars, arriving as they did with the birth of rock 'n' roll. Buddy Holly was an early Fender convert; Jimi Hendrix used the Stratocaster to...
  • Shelby Singleton dies at 77; maverick country music mogul

    Shelby Singleton dies at 77; maverick country music mogul
    Shelby Singleton, a maverick country music mogul and talent scout who launched the careers of Roger Miller and Ray Stevens before resuscitating the fabled Sun Records label to give new life to recordings by 1950s Sun discoveries including Johnny Cash...
  • Billy Lee Riley dies at 75; rockabilly pioneer did 'Flyin' Saucers Rock and Roll'

    Billy Lee Riley, a rockabilly pioneer and songwriter who recorded for the legendary Sun Records label and is best remembered for his 1957 singles "Flyin' Saucers Rock and Roll" and "Red Hot," has died. He was 75. Riley died Sunday of colon cancer that...
  • Nick Reynolds, 75, dies; a founding member of the Kingston Trio

    Nick Reynolds, 75, dies; a founding member of the Kingston Trio
    Nick Reynolds, who as a college student grabbed a guitar, donned a broad-striped button-down shirt and quickly helped propel the 1950s folk music revival to the top of the pop music charts as a founding member of the Kingston Trio, died Wednesday in San...
  • Individual search engines

    Individual search engines
    5:21 a.m. It's barely dawn, but the cars, pickups, vans, trailers and U-Haul trucks are lined up around all four sides of Veterans Stadium's parking lot, each vehicle filled with the detritus of American consumer culture. The engines are off, and vendors...
  • A revealing '56 session with young lions of pop

    A revealing '56 session with young lions of pop
    The first rock 'n' roll summit meeting occurred 50 years ago this month when Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins got together in Memphis' famed Sun Records studio — and we finally can hear the whole thing. Various...