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It's been more than 30 years since reggae superstar Bob Marley died of cancer, but the Jamaican musician continues to enjoy broad cultural resonance. Marley's songs and merchandise sales rank him alongside other late musical greats including the king of...
One thing Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon have in common — other than being late-night hosts with Ben & Jerry’s flavors named after them, that is — is the important role music plays on their respective shows . On “Late Night,&...
Tags: Music, Bob Dylan, Jon Stewart, Rihanna, Entertainment
PARIS -- Paul McCartney, Bono, Nicole Richie, Jessica Alba and Kanye West were up bright and early at the gilded Palais Garnier on Monday morning for Stella McCartney's fall 2013 runway show. Despite the illustrious guest list, the dynamite clothes proved...
It began in 1964 as a Time magazine photo assignment for Henry Grossman to cover the Beatles' debut appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show." It developed over the years into a deep friendship between Grossman and the group, one that allowed him rare access...
Tags: John Lennon, Abbey Road Studios, Ringo Starr, England, Book
This post has been updated. See note below for details. With the motion picture academy’s salute to James Bond coming up at the Oscars on Sunday, here are seven factoids about films and music that have sprung up in service of the world’s...
The first song the broader world heard from the Beatles wasn't one of the pop-music gems that seemed to flow so effortlessly from the pens of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, nor was it any of their versions of American R&B and blues songs that were a...
Tags: John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Germany, England, Music
High-spirited, emotional and funny, "Sound City" is, of all things, a mash note to a machine. Not just any machine, however, but one that helped change the face of rock 'n' roll. That piece of equipment, the Neve 8028 sound board, was the crown jewel of...
It's brunch at the Grammys! Live updates from the pre-telecast. 4:10 p.m.: Final update from the pre-show: The 70th award this afternoon went to the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach for producer of the year. “Wow,” said Auerbach, who moments...
The best thing the Grammys telecast attempts to do is also its most tricky feat to accomplish: the artist pair-up. For every Elton John and Eminem, there's a Stevie Wonder and the Jonas Brothers. For every Mumford & Sons and Bob Dylan, there's a record-...
Astrid Kirchherr met the Beatles in 1960 when they were five lads from Liverpool pounding out marathon shows at a club in a seedy part of her native Hamburg, Germany. She fell for the bass player, Stuart Sutcliffe, and found the others — John...
Tags: John Lennon, Radio, Ringo Starr, Arts, Photography
“Rick Springfield, you have a song that people recognize after three frigging notes. Congratulations, Rick frigging Springfield,” Dave Grohl said on Thursday to his colleague in a new band celebrating the former Van Nuys recording studio Sound...
This post has been updated. See note below for details. Four of the key bands from the 1960s British Invasion were represented Friday in Anaheim when the Who’s lead guitarist and main songwriter, Pete Townshend, was given the Les Paul Award at the...
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