Category Archives: Music

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Men at Work’s Greg Ham played flute in Australia’s theme track ‘Down Under’

MELBOURNE, Australia – Police are investigating the death of Australian band Men at Work’s multi-instrumentalist Greg Ham, whose body was found at his home in the Melbourne suburb of Carlton early today. (This story appeared on The Australian on April

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Men at Work’s Greg Ham played flute in Australia’s theme track ‘Down Under’

MELBOURNE, Australia – Police are investigating the death of Australian band Men at Work’s multi-instrumentalist Greg Ham, whose body was found at his home in the Melbourne suburb of Carlton early today. (This story appeared on The Australian on April

Half of the Memphis Horns, Andrew Love brought soul to hits by Elvis, Aretha Franklin, James Taylor

MEMPHIS – Saxophonist Andrew Love, one-half of the renowned Memphis Horns, has died. The 70-year-old musician passed away at his home on Thursday night, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Love and his longtime partner, trumpeter Wayne Jackson, made their early

Half of the Memphis Horns, Andrew Love brought soul to hits by Elvis, Aretha Franklin, James Taylor

MEMPHIS – Saxophonist Andrew Love, one-half of the renowned Memphis Horns, has died. The 70-year-old musician passed away at his home on Thursday night, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Love and his longtime partner, trumpeter Wayne Jackson, made their early

Helen Rice, 89, left Broadway behind for love, family and opera in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS – Helen Rice of Minneapolis saw it all as a gifted soprano: performing on Broadway, mingling among stage stars — with a little bit of murder and devoted love thrown in. After graduating in 1945 with a sociology degree

Helen Rice, 89, left Broadway behind for love, family and opera in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS – Helen Rice of Minneapolis saw it all as a gifted soprano: performing on Broadway, mingling among stage stars — with a little bit of murder and devoted love thrown in. After graduating in 1945 with a sociology degree

Bluesman Ernie Williams endeared himself to Albany, NY, by being center of attention

(Musician and journalist David Malachowski played a lot of Albany, NY-based gigs with Ernie Williams.) ALBANY, NY – Ernie Williams and I were separated by a generation or two, but we both enjoyed fishing, took to music early and loved

Bluesman Ernie Williams endeared himself to Albany, NY, by being center of attention

(Musician and journalist David Malachowski played a lot of Albany, NY-based gigs with Ernie Williams.) ALBANY, NY – Ernie Williams and I were separated by a generation or two, but we both enjoyed fishing, took to music early and loved

/ Jazz

Sideman for Anita O’Day, bassist Chuck Metcalf organized Seattle’s jazz community

SEATTLE – The Seattle jazz community is gathering Wednesday at the New Orleans Restaurant to celebrate one of its own — bassist Chuck Metcalf. A onetime sideman for vocalist Anita O’Day and saxophonist Dexter Gordon — and a fine composer

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Sideman for Anita O’Day, bassist Chuck Metcalf organized Seattle’s jazz community

SEATTLE – The Seattle jazz community is gathering Wednesday at the New Orleans Restaurant to celebrate one of its own — bassist Chuck Metcalf. A onetime sideman for vocalist Anita O’Day and saxophonist Dexter Gordon — and a fine composer

/ Rock

Heavyweight in Filipino Pinoy rock sound, Karl Roy, 43, lived a rock star’s dangerous life

The Philippine music industry has lost one of its most iconic stars with the death of Karl Roy, the rockstar many looked up to for his music, his memorable performances and his life. On stage, Roy was a livewire act

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Heavyweight in Filipino Pinoy rock sound, Karl Roy, 43, lived a rock star’s dangerous life

The Philippine music industry has lost one of its most iconic stars with the death of Karl Roy, the rockstar many looked up to for his music, his memorable performances and his life. On stage, Roy was a livewire act

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Drummer Michael Hossack, 65, was one-half of The Doobie Brothers’ percussive attack

DUBOIS, Wyoming – Michael Hossack, the gifted drummer of the legendary rock band, The Doobie Brothers, died of cancer on Monday at his home surrounded by family in Dubois, Wyoming. He was 65. Affectionately known as “Big Mike,” according to

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Drummer Michael Hossack, 65, was one-half of The Doobie Brothers’ percussive attack

DUBOIS, Wyoming – Michael Hossack, the gifted drummer of the legendary rock band, The Doobie Brothers, died of cancer on Monday at his home surrounded by family in Dubois, Wyoming. He was 65. Affectionately known as “Big Mike,” according to