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  • Flipping digitally through John Peel's record collection

     
    Legendary British DJ John Peel's record collection is going up online. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts looks at the first batch of vinyl.
  • 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...

    Musical moments with U.S. presidents

     
    President Obama sang the blues on Tuesday with B.B. King, Mick Jagger and Buddy Guy for a White House blues concert. The President is one of many chief executives who have shown their musical talents in office.

    Hank Locklin, 91, dies; country singer helped usher in 'the Nashville Sound'

    Country singer Hank Locklin, whose smooth tenor voice on hits including "Send Me the Pillow You Dream On" and "Please Help Me I'm Falling" marked a career that spanned half a century, has died. He was 91. Locklin died Sunday at his home in Brewton, Ala.,...

    Country crooners vs. honky-tonk: Eddy Arnold, Jim Reeves, George Jones

    Country crooners vs. honky-tonk: Eddy Arnold, Jim Reeves, George Jones
    If Eddy Arnold really is the most successful country music hit maker of all time, why haven't we heard more about him in recent years? I've heard that question a lot in the days since the Tennessee native, who helped broaden the appeal of country music...