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  • Ernie Harwell dies at 92; longtime Detroit Tigers announcer

    Ernie Harwell, the Hall of Fame voice of the Detroit Tigers whose decision to leave the Brooklyn Dodgers' radio booth played a role in the hiring of Vin Scully, died Tuesday. He was 92. Harwell died at his home in Novi, Mich., the Tigers said. He had...
  • Nick Ashford of Ashford & Simpson songwriting team dies at 70

    Nick Ashford of Ashford & Simpson songwriting team dies at 70
    Nick Ashford, half of the Motown songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson that penned elegant, soulful classics for singers Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye and funk hits for Chaka Khan and others, died Monday, his former publicist said. He was 70. Ashford, who along...
  • Don Cornelius dies at 75; creator of 'Soul Train'

    Don Cornelius dies at 75; creator of 'Soul Train'
    The idea was simple — but groundbreaking: Create a live showcase for black music, modeled on "American Bandstand." Don Cornelius pulled $400 from his own pocket to launch the dance show on a local Chicago TV station in 1970. As host and executive...
  • Esther Gordy Edwards dies at 91; sister of Motown Records founder

    Esther Gordy Edwards dies at 91; sister of Motown Records founder
    When Berry Gordy Jr. wanted to borrow $800 from his family to found Motown Records in 1959, he knew that the most formidable resistance would come from his oldest sister, Esther. "You're 29 years old and what have you done with your life?" his sister...
  • Bobby Hebb dies at 72; writer and singer of '66 hit 'Sunny'

    Bobby Hebb dies at 72; writer and singer of '66 hit 'Sunny'
    Bobby Hebb, a musician and songwriter whose 1966 hit "Sunny" about a smiling girl became a pop music classic, died Tuesday of lung cancer at a Nashville hospital. He was 72. "Sunny" was recorded by many other singers, including Marvin Gaye, Wilson...
  • Gregory Isaacs dies at 59; Jamaican singer pioneered reggae style known as lovers rock

    Gregory Isaacs dies at 59; Jamaican singer pioneered reggae style known as lovers rock
    Gregory Isaacs, the Jamaican singer who pioneered the style of reggae music known as lovers rock and became one of the genre's major stars in the 1970s, has died. He was 59. Isaacs died Monday at his home in London, according to his manager, Copeland...
  • 'American Idol' recap: The top 7 perform 'Now and Then' songs

     
    A recap of 'American Idol' on which the top 7 perform songs from now and then....
  • Levon Helm 'one of the last true great spirits,' writes Bob Dylan

     
    Bob Dylan, who asked multi-instrumentalist Levon Helm and his band, the Hawks, to join him when he decided to “go electric” in the mid-'60s, has posted a short note on his website about Helm, who died after a long struggle with throat cancer...
  • Levon Helm: Joe Henry remembers 'a deacon who spoke our gospel'

     
    Levon Helm: Musician, songwriter and producer Joe Henry writes an appreciation for Levon Helm, drummer and singer with the Band who died on Thursday....
  • 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....
  • 'American Idol' vs. 'The Voice: Is Phillip Phillips the best?

     
    On "American Idol" this week, Colton Dixon got voted off, and the judges had no power to save him. Over at "The Voice," there was a surprise elimination -- Jesse Campbell -- who joined RaeLynn and Ashley De La Rosa in going home this week....