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Don Van Vliet, a maverick musician who emerged from the Southern California desert with the name Captain Beefheart and a singular and influential form of avant-garde rock in the 1960s, died Friday. He was 69. Van Vliet, who retreated to a reclusive...
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Turn It UpEric Clapton performs at Crossroads Guitar Festival on Saturday. (Tribune photo by William DeShazer) View more Crossroads pictures HERE. In the months leading up to his Crossroads Guitar Festival on Saturday at Toyota Park in south suburban Bridgeview,...
Turn It UpA few key moments Saturday from Eric Claptonâ€™s Crossroads Guitar Festival at Toyota Park: 11:45 a.m.: Emcee Bill Murray emerges to demonstrate that even he has learned a few things since the last Crossroads festival, in 2007, by playing a......
Koko Taylor, a Chicago musical icon who became one of the most revered female blues vocalists of her time with signature hits such as "Wang Dang Doodle," "I'm a Woman" and "Hey Bartender," died Wednesday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago of...
Tags: Surgery, Richard M. Daley, Muddy Waters, Baptist, Willie Dixon
(WGN-AM)- Koko Taylor, Chicago's "Queen of the Blues", died Wednesday afternoon at age 80. Her passing is a result of complications following her May 19 surgery to correct a gastrointestinal bleed. Taylor, born Coral Walton on a sharecropper's farm...
WGN NewsIt's hard to find an American who doesn't have a strong opinion about health care reform. And many of those opinions are fueled by a medical scare or insurance experience. Whether you're insured, un-insured, or under-insured, your story is likely unique....
WGN NewsBig Head Todd and The Monsters are celebrating the release their brand new studio album, Rocksteady (July 20, 2010/Big Records). As the Denver Post reported in a recent feature story, Rocksteady finds the platinum selling artists "centered and...
Special to The Los Angeles TimesMemphis, Tenn. Knowing how obsessed Elvis fans can be, I wasn't surprised when my wife and I drove up to the Heartbreak Hotel and found, true to the song's lyrics, that it was actually "down at the end of Lonely Street" and that the desk clerk was...
LA TimesIn "Together Through Life," the latest missive issued from his woodshed out in Malibu, the bard of America calls up some obvious influences. Bob Dylan has said this album was inspired by midcentury Chess and Sun label recordings, and indeed, the hearty...
Tribune staff reporterAfter this day, Chicago blues--and by extension the popular music of the last half of the 20th Century--would never be the same. McKinley Morganfield, a.k.a. Muddy Waters, already was famous as the singer and guitarist most responsible for bringing the...
Primal rock and blues musician Bo Diddley, who helped cast the sonic template of rock more than 50 years ago with a signature syncopated rhythm that became universally recognized as "the Bo Diddley beat," died Monday. He was 79. Diddley died of heart...
Brilliantly cast and ambitious to beat the band, "Cadillac Records" is a little movie that aims big. It tries to capture nothing less than the moment when white culture embraced black music and rock 'n' roll was born. But even if the iPod Nation craves...
Tags: Entertainment, Movies, Luxury Vehicles, History, Adrien Brody
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