| Jun 26, 2008
I don't know the George Carlin being memorialized this week in pieces like "George Carlin, expert troublemaker."
Like anyone else, I have been saddened by his passing, realizing the depth of our collective loss when I watch the hours of news coverage...
| Jun 28, 2008
RADIO programs that survive in Los Angeles for a quarter-century come along about as frequently as a SigAlert-free day on the freeway. On that front alone, this year's 25th anniversary of "Breakfast With the Beatles" constitutes a minor miracle, to say...
| Jul 7, 2008
Unlike most musicians, Ringo Starr looks forward to that feeling he sometimes gets of being on a treadmill. In fact, that's where he often feels most creative.
"My studio in England is next to the gym," Starr said from the Canadian side of Niagara Falls,...
| Jul 14, 2008
THERE ARE "once-in-a-lifetime" tribute and trophy shows most every weekend in Los Angeles, but Saturday night had been circled on the calendar for weeks by fans of the British Invasion as an evening of amazing confluence. Crosstown events promised to...
| Jan 8, 2008
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Jan. 11-13: Liverpool, England -- Cultural Capital Opening Weekend. Starring Ringo Starr, with a little help from his friends. (liverpool08.com)
Jan. 17-27: Park City, Utah -- Sundance Film Festival. The pick of indie flicks. (sundance.org/...
| Feb 6, 2008
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder of the Transcendental Meditation movement, who taught the Beatles to meditate, made "mantra" a household word in the 1970s and built a multimillion-dollar empire on a promise of inner harmony and world peace, died...
| Oct 11, 2009
Robert Hilburn was pop music critic for the Los Angeles Times for 35 years, from the psychedelic era to the emergence of the iPod. He witnessed many of rock 'n' roll's seminal moments and interviewed virtually every major pop figure of the period. All...
| Jun 21, 2009
Not long ago, I went to hear physician Michael Stein talk about his memoir, "The Addict," which describes his treatment of a young woman for Vicodin dependency. In this book, Stein opens his office door, revealing what the jacket copy calls "the very...
| Jul 5, 2009
Allen Klein, the brash music mogul whose five-decade career included stints as the business manager for the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, died Saturday in New York. He was 77.
Klein died after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease, according to Bob...
| Aug 27, 2009
They came from New York, the Midwest, the Southern states, a great exodus of young comics traveling west in search of a few minutes with Johnny Carson. That's all it took to begin the migration: In 1972, "The Tonight Show" moved from New York to Burbank,...
| Apr 12, 2009
A chilly morning wind was blowing down Sixth Avenue, but it was warm inside Radio City Music Hall even though the grand old palace was hushed and its balconies deserted. A production team was busy preparing for the night's concert, an all-star charity...