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  • Terry Callier dies at 67; vocalist, musician

    Terry Callier dies at 67; vocalist, musician
    Terry Callier, a singer-songwriter who captivated a cult following with his quietly hypnotic baritone voice and hard-to-classify music that combined elements of folk, blues and jazz, died of cancer Oct. 27 at a hospital in Chicago. He was 67.
  • Robin Gibb: A Bee Gees voice filled with more than just disco

     
    Robin Gibb, who died on Sunday, was a member of the Bee Gees, whose music blending funk and pop helped disco cross over into the mainstream. The soundtrack to "Saturday Night Fever" is a classic of the era.

    Donald 'Duck' Dunn: Honoring a Stax master -- and 'Time Is Tight'

     
    Donald "Duck" Dunn, the bassist for Booker T & the M.G.'s, died over the weekend. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts explains the power behind one of the musician's best bass lines, on "Time Is Tight."

    Meshell Ndegeocello talks Nina Simone ahead of Royce Hall date

    Meshell Ndegeocello talks Nina Simone ahead of Royce Hall date
    Meshell Ndegeocello's place in pop culture has shrunk since her mid-'90s days on MTV. But her talent has only grown. In October the New York-based singer-bassist released the stunningly beautiful "Pour Une Âme Souveraine," a collection of songs written or...

    Sinéad O'Connor cancels tour due to bipolar struggle

     
    After two magnificent sold-out shows at the El Rey Theater in February, it seemed Sinéad O'onnor's troubles were behind her. Late Monday, however, O'Connor had some disappointing news for fans, revealing that she had cancelled her upcoming U.S. tour due...