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  • Jerry Wexler, 91; influential music producer coined 'rhythm and blues'

    Jerry Wexler, 91; influential music producer coined 'rhythm and blues'
    Jerry Wexler, the influential Atlantic Records producer who coined the term "rhythm and blues" before helping shape that sound into one of the most powerful musical forces of the 1950s and '60s, died Friday morning at his home in Sarasota, Fla. He was 91....
  • Les Paul dies at 94; guitarist whose innovations paved the way for rock 'n' roll

    Les Paul dies at 94; guitarist whose innovations paved the way for rock 'n' roll
    Les Paul was often called rock royalty, but for the people who knew the man before his death Thursday at age 94, that term often inspired a gentle chuckle. Born in Wisconsin in 1915, Paul was a Midwestern jazz man who went on to make high-polish 1950s...
  • Backtracking: The box set gift guide

    Backtracking: The box set gift guide
  • In My Life: Robert Hilburn's 'Corn Flakes With John Lennon'

    In My Life: Robert Hilburn's 'Corn Flakes With John Lennon'
    Robert Hilburn was pop music critic for the Los Angeles Times for 35 years, from the psychedelic era to the emergence of the iPod. He witnessed many of rock 'n' roll's seminal moments and interviewed virtually every major pop figure of the period. All...
  • Scientists' conduct leaves Spector's defense team vulnerable to criticism

    Scientists' conduct leaves Spector's defense team vulnerable to criticism
    When it came to hiring expert witnesses for his murder defense, Phil Spector went for the top of the line. The scientists he retained to analyze evidence in the fatal shooting of an actress are a who's who of American forensics, the men who wrote the...
  • Prosecutors in Spector murder trial close with testimony from actress' mother

    After weeks of complex scientific testimony in which forensic experts held forth on the intricacies of the human anatomy, the aerodynamics of blood and the microscopic properties of fabric, the prosecution in Phil Spector's murder retrial rested its...
  • Jurors can hear of Spector threats

    A Los Angeles judge overseeing the Phil Spector murder retrial ruled Monday that prosecutors could introduce evidence from five women who testified at the first trial that the legendary producer had threatened them with guns in the past. In denying a...
  • Evidence tampering alleged in Spector trial

    Evidence tampering alleged in Spector trial
    Phil Spector was peeved. The most important houseguests of his life -- a dozen jurors, a judge and a cadre of attorneys -- were set to arrive at his turreted mansion to inspect the scene of an actress' death and he was appalled at the setup dictated by...
  • THE DR.'S ALWAYS IN

    Last in a series of stories exploring the creative process of the executives and producers who find and nurture talent. "We go until it happens," rap producer Dr. Dre says about all the time he spends in the recording studio searching for hits, once as...
  • Jurors visit Phil Spector's house

    Phil Spector stood inside the front door of his mansion Thursday morning wearing a chocolate brown suit, a shiny gold tie and an impassive expression. Before him, a group of people milled about on the crimson carpet of his foyer. They studied his...
  • The two Henry T. Nicholases

    Last week began and ended on high notes, sort of, for the billionaire Orange County crusader behind some of California's most recent tough-on-crime ballot measures. On June 2, an anti-gang proposition that he is backing with $1 million from his personal...