| Apr 30, 2011
Hazel Dickens, a singer, songwriter and musician from West Virginia who was a pioneering force in bluegrass music and a strong and eloquent voice for coal miners, the poor and women, has died. She was 75.
Dickens died April 22 at a Washington, D.C.,...
| Jul 28, 2010
Ben Keith, a veteran steel guitarist who played on Patsy Cline's 1961 hit "I Fall to Pieces" before befriending Neil Young and going on to play on more than a dozen of the Canadian rocker's albums, has died. He was 73.
| Aug 20, 2010
Kenny Edwards, a founding member of the Stone Poneys country-rock band that launched Linda Ronstadt's career and a valued supporting guitarist and singer for Stevie Nicks, Don Henley and numerous others, died Wednesday after battling cancer and a blood...
| Dec 26, 2011
When Bob Hare opened his Hermosa Beach coffeehouse in 1958, he called it the Insomniac because it was open until 3 a.m.
He brewed his coffee in a 300-pound dry-cleaning boiler and served it to such high-profile members of the Beat Generation as Allen...
| Jun 6, 2011
Andrew Gold, a singer, songwriter and versatile musician who had a Top 10 hit in 1977 with "Lonely Boy" and was a vital component of Linda Ronstadt's pop success in the 1970s as a member of her band, has died. He was 59.
Gold died Friday in his sleep...
| Feb 15, 2010
| 4:34 PM
The Watson Twins have always been about creating a mood. Skilled in the art of the harmony, the Los Angeles-based duo have specialized in a more meditative brand of Southern soul, one in which their two voices have been locked......
| Feb 25, 2010
| 4:35 PM
The Troubadour, awash on a recent night in indigo light and chiming guitars, doesn't look all that different than it did in the 1970s, when music history plugged in to the club's stage amps and earned the tiny West Hollywood venue the audacity to...
| Jan 21, 2010
| 4:34 PM
It couldnât have been more than 10 minutes -- perhaps as little as five -- after I put in a request Tuesday with Linda Ronstadtâs manager to ask if she wanted to comment on the passing a day earlier of......
| Nov 5, 2009
| 9:32 PM
I was a rock critic in a past life, so every year around this time, I still get a ballot allowing me to vote for my favorite nominees in the annual election at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.......
| Mar 23, 2008
Tom T. Hall approached songwriting like a hitchhiker in no particular hurry to catch a ride. "I'd go out by the highway and watch the truckers and I'd just go in that direction," the Kentucky native said. "I'd end up in all of these small hangouts with...
| Jan 20, 2009
| 7:36 PM
Clint Ballard Jr., a pop songwriter who crafted the No. 1 hits "You're No Good" for Linda Ronstadt in 1975 and "Game of Love" a decade earlier, has died. He was 77.
Ballard, whose health deteriorated after he had a stroke in 2006, died Dec. 23 at his...