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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterNEW YORK -- It was one of the most iconic record album covers ever released, and Suze Rotolo was part of it: On a snowy day in 1963, she snuggled with Bob Dylan as the two walked down a Greenwich Village street. "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" went on to...
The Protest Singer An Intimate Portrait of Pete Seeger Alec Wilkinson Alfred A. Knopf: 160 pp., $22.95 In January, two days before the inauguration of Barack Obama, hundreds of thousands of people gathered on Washington, D.C.'s National Mall for a...
Tags: Usher, Woody Guthrie, James Taylor, Pete Seeger, John F. Kennedy
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterNick 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...
Special to The TimesCesar Augusto Castro Gonzalez found his calling when he went looking for a buddy to play some soccer during recess. Castro was attending middle school in the Mexican coastal city of Veracruz and was told he could find his friend, Omar, at a workshop...
Tags: Mexico, Music Industry
Odetta, the classically trained folk, blues and gospel singer who used her powerfully rich and dusky voice to champion African American music and civil rights issues for more than half a century starting in the folk revival of the 1950s, has died. She was...
Tags: Minority Groups, Pete Seeger, Lenox Hill, Social Issues, Genres
Travis Edmonson, a singer-songwriter who as part of the duo Bud & Travis influenced other folk musicians and helped expand the audience for Spanish-language songs, has died. He was 76. Edmonson, who had Parkinson's disease and other illnesses, died...
Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman "The Fabled City" (Epic) * * * Some people think folk music is more honest than other forms, but it's also rich territory for alter egos. Bob Dylan called himself Blind Boy Grunt to continue making folk recordings as he...
Special to The TimesJAYMAY will have to get used to this recurring little scene: the TV cameras and applause signs, the cue cards and her own face staring back from the video monitors. This sometimes happens to a young troubadour on the rise, even a singer-songwriter and...
Special to The TimesOne ancient Alpine day the people of Lungau, a 25-by-30-mile hand-shaped nest of glaciated and riverine valleys tucked behind Salzburg's Tauern Alps, chose the fittest man among them and sent him to find the end of the world. A three-day walk from his...
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