A collection of news and information related to Jerry Wexler published by this site and its partners.
Displaying items 1-12 of 26 » View latimes.com items only1 2 3 Next >
The gospel-truth, if you believe most of the history books: Aretha Franklin didn’t really find her true voice until she began working with producer Jerry Wexler at Atlantic Records in 1967. "My idea was to make good tracks, use the best players,...
Pop & HissJerry Leiber, with partner Mike Stoller, wrote many of the hits that helped define rock music....
Pop & HissAn appreciation of Jerry Leiber who, writing for Elvis Presley, Peggy Lee, The Coasters and more as the lyricist half of the Leiber and Stoller songwriting team, helped change pop music and set the template for future artists....
Turn It UpSolomon Burke, the robust, regal preacher-turned-singer who defined soul music in the â60s and continued to perform and minister for decades afterward, died Sunday in Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport. Burke died on a plane after arriving on a flight from...
Pop & HissItâs a remarkable on one level that a man who played a critical role in shaping a boatload of hit records by Aretha Franklin, the Bee Gees, Bette Midler, Carly Simon, Phil Collins, Dusty Springfield, Chaka Khan, Norah Jones and......
It’s not even June. But already this calendar year we’ve lost a gut-wrenching list of people who’ve impacted the music world: impresarios Don Cornelius and Dick Clark, R&B legends Johnny Otis and Etta James, the incomparable Band...
Etta James, one of the great voices of the 20th century who fused R&B with gospel and blues, and scored landmark hits with "At Last," "Tell Mama" and "All I Could Do Was Cry," died today from complications related to leukemia. She was 73. James had been...
Etta James, the earthy blues and R&B singer whose anguished vocals convinced generations of listeners that she would rather go blind than see her love leave, then communicated her joy upon finding that love at last, died Friday. She was 73. She died at...
CNN/KTLA NewsLOS ANGELES, Calif. (CNN) -- Mourners remembered legendary singer Etta James on Saturday as an authentic voice whose velvety vocals bridged genres from blues to rock. The Rev. Al Sharpton presided over her funeral in southern California where she was...
Jerry Leiber, who with his songwriting partner, Mike Stoller, created a songbook that infused the rock 'n' roll scene of the 1950s and early '60s with energy and mischievous humor, has died. He was 78. Leiber, the words half of the duo, died Monday at...
Pop music and jazz figures Bob Popescu, 77; co-owner of Catalina Bar & Grill, turned the Los Angeles club into one of the top jazz venues in the country (Jan. 5) Ken Nelson, 84; longtime Capitol Records talent scout had an ear for country music (Jan. 6)...
Oct 29, 2012 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Aug 22, 2011 | Los Angeles Times
Aug 23, 2011 | Los Angeles Times
Oct 10, 2010 | Chicago Tribune
Jun 29, 2010 | Los Angeles Times
Oct 4, 2012 |Story| WPIX-LTV
May 21, 2012 |Story| WTXX-LTV
Jan 20, 2012 |Story| WSBT Radio
Jan 20, 2012 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Jan 28, 2012 |Story| KTLA-LTV
Aug 23, 2011 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Dec 28, 2008 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Original site for Jerry Wexler topic gallery.