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The Beat (music group)

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  • 'The Wrecking Crew' affectionate tribute to hit-backing musicians

    'The Wrecking Crew' affectionate tribute to hit-backing musicians
    To Beach Boys guru Brian Wilson, "they were the ones with all the spirit and all the know-how." To Nancy Sinatra, they were "unsung heroes," to Herb Alpert, "an established groove machine." And to celebrated songwriter Jimmy Webb, they were simply "stone cold rock and roll professionals."
  • Movie review: �Wrecking Crew� finally gets its big-screen due

    A decade in the making, "The Wrecking Crew" took almost as long to make it to theaters. But Danny Tedesco's "unknown musicians who cranked out the hits" doc, which predated and inspired the Oscar winning "Twenty Feet from Stardom," finally gets its due...

    From Rocky to Rudy, Jerry Greene names his fab five sports movie songs, soundtracks

    When I was a kid midway in a previous century, I loved background music in motion pictures. In fact, I dreamed of how neat it would be if we all had background music playing in our lives. And now, mere decades later, we are living that dream. All we need...

    Remembering Rod McKuen, the accidental hipster

    Remembering Rod McKuen, the accidental hipster
    I was with an acquaintance -- a music expert who, like me, is in his early 40s -- when I heard Rod McKuen had passed away at 81. "The cheesy easy-listening music guy?" he asked. His assessment is not exactly incorrect. It is undeniable that McKuen's...

    Radio station Kiss 92 changes formats, switches to 'throwback hip-hop'

    Radio station Kiss 92 changes formats, switches to 'throwback hip-hop'
     The Kiss is gone, replaced by The Beat.  If you have listened to Kiss 92.1 FM for the past few weeks, you had a pretty good idea that something was up. The radio station, operated by iHeartMedia in Norfolk, had been home to an Urban Adult...