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Citing bronchitis, Eric Clapton postpones weekend Forum concerts

Guitar hero Eric Clapton has postponed two concerts scheduled for this weekend at the Forum in Inglewood. Citing “severe bronchitis,” the artist, who first achieved fame for his work with Cream and Derek & the Dominoes before going solo, will reschedule the concerts for the fall. Clapton, 71, has...

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    Chuck Berry dies at 90, a founding father of rock 'n' roll

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