Category Archives: Music

Professional clown and rockabilly songwriter Terry Teene, 70, was there the day Buddy Holly died

(Terry Teene, a prolific songwriter who was with Buddy Holly the day before Holly died, was killed in a bicycle accident March 2, 2012 in Tyler, Texas.) TYLER, Texas -Terry Teene was an American singer, musician, and prolific songwriter who

Professional clown and rockabilly songwriter Terry Teene, 70, was there the day Buddy Holly died

(Terry Teene, a prolific songwriter who was with Buddy Holly the day before Holly died, was killed in a bicycle accident March 2, 2012 in Tyler, Texas.) TYLER, Texas -Terry Teene was an American singer, musician, and prolific songwriter who

Jimmy Ellis’ chant ‘burn baby burn’ made ‘Disco Fever’ an international hit

ROCK HILL — James T. “Jimmy” Ellis – who grew up in a shotgun shack on Pond Street in Rock Hill’s Crawford Road neighborhood – died Thursday. He was 74. But his signature song, “Disco Inferno,” will live forever. “Disco

Jimmy Ellis’ chant ‘burn baby burn’ made ‘Disco Fever’ an international hit

ROCK HILL — James T. “Jimmy” Ellis – who grew up in a shotgun shack on Pond Street in Rock Hill’s Crawford Road neighborhood – died Thursday. He was 74. But his signature song, “Disco Inferno,” will live forever. “Disco

Writer of Disney songs, Robert B. Sherman, 86, taught us how to say ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’

(I have fond memories of watching all of these movies as a kid, and I think I knew all of the words by heart.) LONDON – Robert B. Sherman, the American songwriter who, with his brother Richard, wrote the cheerful,

Writer of Disney songs, Robert B. Sherman, 86, taught us how to say ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’

(I have fond memories of watching all of these movies as a kid, and I think I knew all of the words by heart.) LONDON – Robert B. Sherman, the American songwriter who, with his brother Richard, wrote the cheerful,

With blazing technique, Maurice Andre, 78, brought trumpet out from the back of the orchestra to center stage

(As a trumpet student in college, I listened to a lot of Maurice Andre. He was my rock star.) BAYONNE, France – Maurice AndrĂ©, a virtuoso credited with having transformed the trumpet from a workaday cog in the back of

With blazing technique, Maurice Andre, 78, brought trumpet out from the back of the orchestra to center stage

(As a trumpet student in college, I listened to a lot of Maurice Andre. He was my rock star.) BAYONNE, France – Maurice AndrĂ©, a virtuoso credited with having transformed the trumpet from a workaday cog in the back of

/ Rock

Ronnie Montrose, 64, played with Van Morrison, but his biggest success was with ‘Montrose’

MILLBRAE, Calif – Guitarist Ronnie Montrose, one of rock’s great sidemen, whose namesake band introduced Sammy Hagar to the world, died Saturday. He was 64. Mr. Montrose, a San Francisco native, got his first break when he was hired to

/ Rock

Ronnie Montrose, 64, played with Van Morrison, but his biggest success was with ‘Montrose’

MILLBRAE, Calif – Guitarist Ronnie Montrose, one of rock’s great sidemen, whose namesake band introduced Sammy Hagar to the world, died Saturday. He was 64. Mr. Montrose, a San Francisco native, got his first break when he was hired to

A link to pre-Civil War African-American string bands, Joe Thompson dies in North Carolina at 93

MEBANE, N.C. – Sad but not unexpected news from the world of Piedmont old-time music: Fiddler Joe Thompson has died at the ripe old age of 93. If you’ve ever listened to Carolina Chocolate Drops,then you’ve heard some of his

A link to pre-Civil War African-American string bands, Joe Thompson dies in North Carolina at 93

MEBANE, N.C. – Sad but not unexpected news from the world of Piedmont old-time music: Fiddler Joe Thompson has died at the ripe old age of 93. If you’ve ever listened to Carolina Chocolate Drops,then you’ve heard some of his

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Girls went ape for Davy Jones, 66, The Monkees’ heartthrob with the Beatles-like accent

(What boy in the 1960s didn’t want girls screaming for him the way they screamed for Davy Jones and The Monkees. And yet, I never hated them. I thought they’d be fun neighbors, living next door in a madcap household

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Girls went ape for Davy Jones, 66, The Monkees’ heartthrob with the Beatles-like accent

(What boy in the 1960s didn’t want girls screaming for him the way they screamed for Davy Jones and The Monkees. And yet, I never hated them. I thought they’d be fun neighbors, living next door in a madcap household