| Apr 23, 2012
| 9:36 PM
Chris Ethridge, one of the original members of the Flying Burrito Brothers, has died at age 65 of complications from pancreatic cancer. Chris Ethridge also toured for many years in Willie Nelson's Family Band....
| Apr 19, 2012
Dick Clark, the youthful-looking television personality who literally introduced rock 'n' roll to much of the nation on "American Bandstand" and for four decades was the first and last voice many Americans heard each year with his New Year's Eve...
| May 21, 2012
Robin Gibb, a singer and songwriter who joined two of his brothers in forming the Bee Gees pop group that helped define the sound of the disco era with the best-selling 1977 soundtrack to"Saturday Night Fever," has died. He was 62.
Gibb died Sunday after...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 2:24 PM
One of the great left-field surprises of the 1980s pop music scene came with the arrival of Big Daddy, a whimsical band that reimagined hits of the day as they might have sounded had they been recorded in the 1950s.
The conceit was that the group’s...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 11:28 AM
It’s no Graceland, but the Beverly Hills home shared by Elvis Presley and wife Priscilla is hardly a jailhouse either.
The four-bedroom, five-bathroom French Regency estate, seated on a 1.2-acre promontory with city-to-ocean views of Los Angeles,...
| Oct 21, 2012
HONOLULU — That Hawaiian shirt you wore on Friday for casual day? You can thank Alfred Shaheen for that.
Clothes may make the man, but Shaheen was the man who made the clothes — the fashionable ones created in Honolulu that elevated aloha...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 11:27 AM
The U.S. Postal Service didn’t do itself any favors with Homer and the rest of the Simpsons -- less than a third of the 1 billion stamps created to commemorate the cartoon family have been sold.
The USPS wasted $1.2 million in printing costs...
| Feb 28, 2013
After a tense decade of air raid sirens, duck-and-cover drills and fears of Soviet superiority, hope for America came in an unlikely form in the late 1950s: a lanky, 23-year-old Texan with a head full of curls and huge hands that ranged across a piano...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 2:28 PM
Mariah Carey, Drake, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj all took home top honors at BMI’s Urban Awards in Beverly Hills on Friday.
Carey accepted the night’s most prestigious honor, the BMI Icon Award, for her “unique and indelible influence...
| Jul 29, 2012
Marilyn Monroe certainly achieved fame in the course of her 36-year lifetime, but in the five decades since her death, she's become such a celebrity-branding superstar, it often feels as if America's proto-platinum pinup never really left the building...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 3:58 PM
Trumpeter Wayne Jackson was the personification of mixed emotions in February when he and his longtime musical partner, saxophonist Andrew Love, were presented with a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award for their work over half a century together as the...