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  • Dillard & Clark: Celebrating an unsung L.A. country rock classic

     
    Banjo player Doug Dillard, who died on Thursday, was known for his work with the Dillards, but fans of Los Angeles country rock know him for his collaboration with Gene Clark, "The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark." Times pop music critic Randall Robert
  • Earl Scruggs dies at 88; banjo legend was half of Flatt & Scruggs

    Earl Scruggs dies at 88; banjo legend was half of Flatt & Scruggs
    Bill Monroe, the man widely acknowledged as the father of bluegrass music, was in search of a new banjo player for his famed Blue Grass Boys when a young musician turned up backstage at Nashville's celebrated Ryman Auditorium during a 1945 Grand Ole...

    Debbie Friedman, self-taught Jewish folk singer, dies at 59

    Debbie Friedman, self-taught Jewish folk singer, dies at 59
    Debbie Friedman, a self-taught Jewish folk singer and composer who transformed synagogue music and worship by infusing traditional prayers with a contemporary sensibility, died Sunday at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo. She was 59. The cause was...

    Irwin Silber dies at 84; editor of folk journal Sing Out!

    Irwin Silber, who became a key figure in the revival of folk music beginning in the 1950s as editor of the magazine Sing Out!, has died. He was 84. Silber, who was also a producer and wrote and edited several books on music and other subjects, died...

    Bill Varney dies at 77; Oscar-winning sound mixer

    Bill Varney dies at 77; Oscar-winning sound mixer
    Bill Varney, an Academy Award-winning sound mixer whose final film credit was a "director's edition" of Orson Welles' "Touch of Evil" that was released on the film's 40th anniversary, has died. He was 77. Varney died Saturday of congestive heart...