By Hillel Italie Updated 12:21 pm PDT, Sunday, October 6, 2019 Ginger Baker performs in London in December 2008. Ginger Baker performs in London in December 2008. Photo: MJ Kim / Associated Press 2008 Photo: MJ Kim / Associated Press 2008 Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Ginger Baker performs in London in December 2008. Ginger Baker performs in London in December 2008. Photo: MJ Kim / Associated Press 2008 Ginger Baker, Cream’s talented but temperamental drummer, dies 1 / 1 Back to Gallery LONDON — Ginger Baker, the volatile and propulsive British musician who was best known for his time with the power trio Cream, died Sunday at age 80, his family said. Baker … [Read more...] about Ginger Baker, Cream’s talented but temperamental drummer, dies
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The Associated Press Updated 11:10 am CDT, Monday, June 3, 2019 Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 9-15 June 9: Comedian Jackie Mason is 91. Guitarist Mick Box of Uriah Heep is 72. Actor Michael J. Fox is 58. Actor Johnny Depp is 56. Actress Gloria Reuben ("The Agency," ''ER") is 55. Singer-actress Tamela Mann ("Meet the Browns," ''Medea" films) is 53. Bassist Dean Felber of Hootie and the Blowfish is 52. Bassist Dean Dinning (Toad the Wet Sprocket) is 52. Musician Ed Simons of the Chemical Brothers is 49. Actress Keesha Sharp ("Lethal Weapon") is 46. Singer Jamie Dailey of Dailey and Vincent is 44. Actress Michaela Conlin ("Bones") is 41. Actress Natalie Portman is 38. Actress Mae Whitman ("Parenthood," ''Arrested Development") is 31. Actor Lucien Laviscount ("Scream Queens") is 27. June 10: Actress Alexandra Stewart ("Under the Cherry Moon") is 80. Singer Shirley Alston Reeves of The Shirelles is 78. Actor Frankie Faison ("The Village," ''The Wire") is 70. Actor … [Read more...] about Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 9-15
How interband conflict, a cheap Beach Boys comp, Ric Ocasek's ear for a hit and more played into Weezer's 1994 alt-rock masterpiece Jordan Runtagh, provided by Published 8:00 am CDT, Friday, May 10, 2019 Photo: Karjean Levine/Getty Images Photo: Karjean Levine/Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Karjean Levine/Getty Images Weezer’s Blue Album: 10 Things You Didn’t Know 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Twenty-five years ago, Rivers Cuomo was attending community college when his band Weezer released their self-titled debut. “I brought it to class and said, ‘Look everybody,’” he recalled in 1995. “They were all like, … [Read more...] about Weezer’s Blue Album: 10 Things You Didn’t Know
Will Weissert Associated Press Published 6:30 AM EDT Mar 14, 2019 Austin, Texas – Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke formally announced Thursday that he’ll seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, ending months of intense speculation over whether he’d try to translate his newfound political celebrity into a White House bid. Until he challenged Republican Sen. Ted Cruz last year, O’Rourke was little known outside his hometown of El Paso. But the Spanish-speaking 46-year-old former punk rocker became a sensation during a campaign that used grassroots organizing and social media savvy to mobilize young voters and minorities. He got within 3 percentage points of upsetting Cruz in the nation’s largest red state – and shattered national fundraising records in the process – immediately fueling chatter that he could have higher ambitions. Now O’Rourke must prove whether the energy he brought to the Texas campaign will resonate … [Read more...] about Democrat Beto O’Rourke announces White House bid
Video PUBLISHED: 19:14 15 February 2019 Andrew Clarke David Bowie - one of the many great musicians we lost too soon Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire Archant This month marks 60 years since Buddy Holly died in a plane crash. He is one of many brilliant musicians who have gone too soon. Elvis, Michael Jackson, Prince, Amy Winehouse and Billie Holiday all died too young, along with George Michael, Kurt Cobain and David Bowie. You can only wonder at what music they still had to make.John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix were both making new albums at the time of their deaths and nearly all of them were haunted by demons and by the pressures of fame which pushed them towards addiction. It frightening to see so many lives cut tragically short. Here are 15 great music stars who died before their time. Buddy Holly (aircrash) – February 3 1959 was the day the music died – according to singer-songwriter Don MacLean – this was the day that … [Read more...] about How old were stars like David Bowie when they died?