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  • In Rotation: Fleetwood Mac and Bauhaus

    In Rotation: Fleetwood Mac and Bauhaus
    Fleetwood Mac "Extended Play" (Fleetwood Mac) The four songs on the new Fleetwood Mac EP — which the legendary pop-rock outfit put up for sale on iTunes last month with little warning — arrive steeped in echoes of the past, in at least...
  • Jimmy O'Neill dies at 73; L.A. deejay hosted TV's 'Shindig!'

    Jimmy O'Neill dies at 73; L.A. deejay hosted TV's 'Shindig!'
    Jimmy O'Neill, an Oklahoman barely out of his teens when he became Los Angeles' top-rated radio deejay and only 24 when he catapulted to national celebrity as the host of "Shindig!," one of the earliest rock 'n' roll shows on prime-time television, died...
  • Bernard Lansky dies at 85; Memphis clothier to Elvis Presley

    Bernard Lansky dies at 85; Memphis clothier to Elvis Presley
    Bernard Lansky, the Memphis retailer who helped a young Elvis Presley establish his signature clothing style of pegged pants, two-toned shoes and other flashy duds in the 1950s, has died. He was 85. Julie Lansky, the clothier's granddaughter, said he...
  • Elvis Presley's Graceland: 30 years of myth-making

     
    On the 30th anniversary of the public opening of Graceland, Elvis Presley's estate in Memphis, Times pop music critic Randall Roberts celebrates the setting of a uniquely American story....
  • President Obama, Mitt Romney cameo on 2012 CMT Music Awards

     
    President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney have taped cameos for tonight's 2012 CMT Music Awards. President Obama and Mitt Romney will appear in what is billed as "a comedic opening segment" on the CMT Awards show....
  • Levon Helm dies at 71; drummer and singer with the Band

    Levon Helm dies at 71; drummer and singer with the Band
    Levon Helm is most widely known for the songs he sang that found their way onto the pop charts during his long tenure as drummer and singer for the Band: "Up On Cripple Creek," "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" and "Don't Do It," earthy and infectious...
  • Ozzie & Harriet made TV safe for Dick Clark, 'American Bandstand'

     
    'The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet' TV series helped open the door for Dick Clark and 'American Bandstand.' Young Ricky Nelson helped make the then-controversial rock music seem safe to millions of teens and their parents....
  • Dick Clark dies at 82; he introduced America to rock 'n' roll

    Dick Clark dies at 82; he introduced America to rock 'n' roll
    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...
  • Dick Clark: An indelible impact on American pop music

     
    Dick Clark: As the music and TV industry mourns the passing of "America's oldest living teenager," who died on Wednesday of a heart attack at the age of 82, we remember the indelible mark Dick Clark left on pop music....
  • Review: Andrew W.K. gets the Avalon to party hard

     
    Andrew W.K. celebrated 10 years of "I Get Wet" at the Avalon in Hollywood on Thursday. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts reviews....
  • New book says the piano is most important instrument of all

     
    Despite its full title of “A Natural History of the Piano: The Instrument, the Music, the Musicians – from Mozart to Modern Jazz and Everything in Between,” the book is intentionally not encyclopedic. Its vignette-like structure...