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Pete Brown, co-writer of ‘Sunshine of Your Love,’ ‘White Room’ for rock group Cream, dies at 82

NEW YORK (AP) — Songwriter and poet Pete Brown, who co-wrote "Sunshine of Your Love" and "White Room" for the short-lived rock supergroup Cream in the 1960s, has died. He was 82. The London-based Brown died of cancer late Friday, according to a post on his Facebook page. A poet who worked in the same circles as Allen Ginsberg and Spike Milligan, Brown was asked by drummer Ginger Baker to […]

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Missy, Willie and George Michael among Rock Hall inductees

NEW YORK (AP) — Missy Elliott, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Chaka Khan, "Soul Train" creator Don Cornelius and the late George Michael have all been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, with Kate Bush also finally reaching the top of that hill. The Cleveland-based institution announced Wednesday the artists and groups entering the hall as the class of 2023, a list that includes The Spinners, Rage Against […]

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Aerosmith announces farewell tour starting in September

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aerosmith will be touring a city near you for the last time to celebrate the rock band's 50-plus years together. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band announced Monday the dates for their farewell tour called "Peace Out" starting Sept. 2 in Philadelphia. The 40-date run of shows, which includes a stop in the band's hometown of Boston on New Year's Eve, will end Jan. […]

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Freddie Mercury’s eclectic collection of ‘clutter’ for sale

LONDON (AP) — He was the king of Queen, and his crown could be yours — for the right price. Freddie Mercury's extensive collection of costumes, fine art, and even handwritten working lyrics for "We Are the Champions" and "Killer Queen" will be auctioned in September.  Queen's frontman had said he wanted to live a Victorian life surrounded by "exquisite clutter," and he left it all to his close friend, […]

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Harry Belafonte, activist and entertainer, dies at 96

NEW YORK (AP) — Harry Belafonte, the civil rights and entertainment giant who began as a groundbreaking actor and singer and became an activist, humanitarian and conscience of the world, has died. He was 96. Belafonte died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at his New York home, his wife Pamela by his side, said publicist Ken Sunshine.  With his glowing, handsome face and silky-husky voice, Belafonte was one of the […]

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Calling beer Champagne leaves French producers frothing

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian customs have destroyed more than 2,000 cans of Miller High Life, advertised as the "Champagne of Beers," at the request of houses and growers of the bubbly beverage. The Comité Champagne — the body protecting the Champagne designation — asked for the destruction of a shipment of 2,352 cans on the grounds that the term infringes the protected designation of origin "Champagne." The consignment was intercepted […]

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Foo Fighters plan summer album, first since drummer’s death

NEW YORK (AP) — Foo Fighters have announced a new album is in the works, the first since the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins. The rockers said in a statement that the upcoming 10-track "But Here We Are" will be "a brutally honest and emotionally raw response to everything Foo Fighters endured over the last year." The lead, driving single is "Rescued," with the lyrics "I'm just waiting to be […]

today04/20/2023 9


Longtime Lennon-Ono insider Elliot Mintz writing memoir

NEW YORK (AP) — Elliot Mintz, a longtime insider with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, will release a memoir next year that will weave in behind-the-scenes moments with the famous couple. The U.S. publisher Dutton and British publisher Transworld announced the deal with Mintz, who first met Lennon and Ono in the early 1970s and remained close to Ono after Lennon's murder in 1980. The book is currently untitled. Mintz […]

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Mary Quant, miniskirt designer who swung the 60s, dies at 93

LONDON (AP) — Mary Quant, the designer whose fashions epitomized the "Swinging 60's", has died at the age of 93. Quant's family said she died "peacefully at home" in Surrey, southern England, on Thursday. The family called her "one of the most internationally recognized fashion designers of the 20th Century and an outstanding innovator of the Swinging Sixties." Quant helped popularize the miniskirt — some credit her with inventing it […]

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