- While around here we don’t like to make it a habit to speak ill of the dead, what we are indeed obligated to do is to tell the truth, and the truth is that Elvis Pressley was a racist thief of a musician. However, according to his ex wife Priscilla, we should all reconsider our stance on the matter due to the fact that the man had Black friends.
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Dick Alen, William Morris’ Music Head and Longtime Agent for Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Aretha Franklin, Dies at 89
Dick Alen, a music agent renowned for a six-decade-plus career that included representing icons like Aretha Franklin, Chuck Berry and Little Richard, died of natural causes Nov. 27. He was 89. Before Alen retired in 2010, he had spent the last 39 years of his career at what was formerly the William Morris Agency and […]Thanks for your feedback!
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Hundreds of family members, friends, fans and fellow musicians gathered in New Orleans Monday to bid farewell to rock 'n' roll pioneer Dave Bartholomew. A trumpet-shaped flower arrangement stood next to the open casket at the music-filled service at St. Gabriel the Archangel Church, The Times-Picayune/ The New Orleans Advocate reported . Musicians who came to pay their respects included Robin Barnes, Kermit Ruffins, Al "Carnival Time" Johnson, Charles Moore, Irvin Mayfield, Ivan Neville and DrThanks for your feedback!
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Dave Bartholomew, a giant of New Orleans music and a rock n' roll pioneer who with Fats Domino co-wrote and produced such classics as "Ain't That a Shame," ''I'm Walkin'" and "Let the Four Winds Blow," has died. Bartholomew, a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, died Sunday in a suburban New Orleans hospital, his eldest son Dave Bartholomew Jr. told The Associated Press. A trumpet player since childhood and a bandleader and arranger before World War II, BarthThanks for your feedback!
Dave Bartholomew, credited by many with creating early rock 'n roll in his work with Fats Domino, has died at age 100 at East Jefferson General Hospital in New Orleans, his son said. He was 100 years old. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the […]Thanks for your feedback!
Dr. John, the flamboyant New Orleans singer-pianist whose hoodoo-drenched music made him the summarizing figure of the grand Crescent City R&B/rock ‘n’ roll tradition, died Thursday of a heart attack at age 77. "Towards the break of day June 6, iconic music legend Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr., known as Dr. John, passed away of a […]Thanks for your feedback!
Watch Jon Batiste and Gary Clark Jr.’s Joint Tribute to Fats Domino and Chuck Berry at the 2018 Grammys
Jon Batiste and Gary Clark Jr. teamed up for a joint tribute Sunday night at the 60th Annual Grammys, performing in homage to two early rock legends, Fats Domino and Chuck Berry, both of whom died in 2017.Thanks for your feedback!
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The Killers have already covered the Gaslight Anthem, Tom Petty, Fats Domino, and the Smiths on their current tour in support of their recent album Wonderful Wonderful. And last night, they delivered a stripped-down rendition of the Funeral track "Crown Of Love" while performing in Arcade Fire’s home province of Quebec. Watch below. …Thanks for your feedback!
British Artist Updates ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ Makeover to Honor Tom Petty, Fats Domino, Mary Tyler Moore & Other 2017 Celebrity Deaths
It's been another rough year full of celebrity deaths that have hit fans really hard. And once again, British artist Chris Barker has taken his grief and turned it into something beautiful: another re-imagining of the Beatles' iconic "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album cover made up of images of the dearly departed, including Chris Cornell, Tom Petty, Hugh Hefner and Chuck Berry.Thanks for your feedback!
Antoine "Fats" Domino, who passed away a bit over a week ago at the age of 89, was a rock 'n' roll pioneer and a major star who nonetheless never really scanned as a rock 'n' roll star. As a Black man whose renown coincided with the civil rights struggles of the '50s and '60s,…Thanks for your feedback!