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Don McLean looks back at his masterpiece, ‘American Pie’

NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of the iconic song "American Pie" have sometimes wondered about the lyrics they are singing loudly. Singer-songwriter Don McLean shares the secrets in the new full-length feature documentary, "The Day the Music Died: The Story of Don McLean's 'American Pie.'" His masterpiece is packed with cultural references, from Chevrolet to Vietnam War protests and nursey rhymes, while namechecking The Byrds, John Lennon, Charles Manson and […]

today07/18/2022 22


Spain´s running of the bulls ends with swift race, 6 hurt

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — Bulls from Spain´s revered Miura ranch have starred in a fast and uncomplicated final running of the bulls at this year´s San Fermín Festival. The Navarra regional government said six people were treated for light injuries following Thursday's run. No horn gorings were reported. The Miuras are known for their alertness and speed of reaction, and they kept mainly in a pack and took little notice […]

today07/15/2022 6


3 charged in scheme to sell stolen ‘Hotel California’ lyrics

NEW YORK (AP) — A rock memorabilia dealer and two other men are charged with scheming to sell allegedly ill-gotten, handwritten lyrics to "Hotel California" and other hits by The Eagles. The men pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges, which between the three of them include conspiracy, criminal possession of stolen property and attempted criminal possession of stolen property. Their lawyers insist the three are innocent, characterizing it as a […]

today07/13/2022 13


Monty Norman, composer of the James Bond theme, dies at 94

LONDON (AP) — British composer Monty Norman of James Bond theme tune fame has died at the age of 94. A statement on Norman's official website said he died Monday after a short illness. Norman was hired by producer Albert "Cubby" Broccoli to compose a theme for the first James Bond film, "Dr. No," released in 1962. He drew on a piece he had written for a proposed stage musical, […]

today07/12/2022 7


Carlos Santana postpones more concerts after health scare

DETROIT (AP) — Music legend Carlos Santana has postponed his next six shows after collapsing on stage during a concert on Tuesday, temporarily stepping away from the stage "out of an abundance of caution for the artist's health." July concerts in Noblesville, Indiana; Cincinnati, Ohio; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Rogers, Arkansas; Dallas, Texas; and Woodlands, Texas, have been pushed back, Santana's manager said in a statement. All shows as planned beginning July […]

today07/11/2022 13


Rocker Carlos Santana ‘doing well’ after collapsing onstage

DETROIT (AP) — Guitar icon Carlos Santana collapsed on stage during a show in Michigan and was rushed to a hospital, later blaming the episode on forgetting to eat or drink water. Santana, 74, was "doing well" Wednesday after being taken from his show at Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkston, some 40 miles northwest of Detroit, to the emergency department at McLaren Clarkston for observation Tuesday night, manager Michael […]

today07/06/2022 17


Joey Chestnut is chomp champ again in July 4 hot dog contest

NEW YORK (AP) — Frankfurter-munching phenom Joey "Jaws" Chestnut has gobbled his way to a 15th win at the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest. Chestnut powered down 63 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes Monday at the annual exhibition of excess. Women's record-holder Miki Sudo took the women's title after skipping last year's frank fest because she was pregnant. Sudo downed 40 wieners and buns […]

today07/05/2022 15


Manufacturers struggle to keep pace with vinyl record demand

Demand for record albums continues to soar in the United States, and the manufacturing base is having to reinvent itself to meet demand. The Recording Industry Association of America says record album sales grew a whopping 61% last year — and reached $1 billion for the first time since the 1980s. Dozens of record-pressing factories have been built to try to meet demand in North America — and it's still […]

today06/28/2022 12


Tony Siragusa, who helped Ravens win Super Bowl, dies at 55

Tony Siragusa, the charismatic defensive tackle who helped lead a stout Baltimore defense to a Super Bowl title, died Wednesday. He was 55. Siragusa's broadcast agent, Jim Ornstein, confirmed the death Wednesday. The cause of death was not immediately available. The man known as "the Goose" played seven seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and five with the Ravens. Baltimore's 2000 team won the Super Bowl behind a defense that included […]

today06/23/2022 17