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  • Laker blog profile: Rick Friedman's life as a Laker fan

     
    This is the 28th post in a series that helps you get to know members of the L.A. Times Lakers blog community. But this one is unique. Longtime Lakers blog member Rick Friedman recently passed away in his fight against cancer. Below is a profile...
  • Rebecca Black's 'Friday': There are a million good reasons you can't get it out of your head

     
    Rebecca Black's YouTube sensation "Friday" is rooted in music that's been the basis of dozens of pop hits over more than half a century....
  • Ringo Starr and Make-A-Wish: A teenage drummer gets to meet the Beatle

     
    Were it not an English hospital worker who used percussion instruments to help relieve boredom of patients undergoing long-term treatment, a 13-year-old kid battling tuberculosis named Richard Starkey might never have fallen in love with the drums,...
  • John Lennon's letters to be published by Little, Brown

     
    John Lennon's letters will be published in 2012, it was announced today....
  • Album review: Ben Harper's 'Give Till It’s Gone'

     
    The 10th studio album from L.A.-based rocker Ben Harper suggests a cathartic confessional. Pointedly a solo effort (previous Harper albums have largely co-billed backing bands the Innocent Criminals and Relentless7), it’s also his last with longtime...
  • Remembering Don Kirshner: Video highlights from an illustrious musical career

     
    Don Kirshner, rock impresario, music publishing powerhouse, television host and behind-the-scenes music supervisor (before there was such a job title) and song-picker for the Archies and the Monkees, died Monday in Boca Raton, Fla., at age 76. Over the...
  • Composer-artist David Barratt talks tackling entire Beatles catalog with the ukulele — and Barack Obama

     
    Composer and artist David Barratt just wanted to inject a little ukulele into the Beatles catalog. And for nearly the past two years he’s been doing so — one track at a time. For his weekly “Beatles Complete On Ukulele”......
  • As CNN says goodbye, Larry King's greatest gaffes, goofs and bloopers

     
    With Larry King set on Thursday night to leave CNN's "Larry King Live" after 25 years behind the microphone, we can't help reminiscing about the interviewer's moments of greatness. Or at least moments of great confusion. What follows is a......
  • It's official: The Beatles are on iTunes

     
    Nearly a decade after Apple Inc. introduced iTunes, the digital downloading service has finally acquired the music of the Beatles. Apple on Tuesday rolled out the Fab Four’s music for legal downloading for the first time, offering 17 albums...
  • The Beatles on iTunes at last? [Update]

     
    The refrain of “Don’t Let Me Download” from the Beatles may come to end as the Fab Four’s catalog reportedly will be coming to iTunes shortly, according to the Wall Street Journal. An agreement for legal downloading of the group’s......
  • Harry Nilsson documentary opens Friday in West Hollywood

     
    Songwriter Jimmy Webb calls him “the best singer of our generation.” Filmmaker and Monty Python alumnus Terry Gilliam describes him as “a fallen angel.” Randy Newman compares his knack for writing indelible melodies to Franz Schubert, Paul...