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firstname.lastname@example.orgWhen Bobby Parker drops names, it’s like a who’s who of rock ’n’ roll royalty. Buddy Holly, Sam Cooke, Bo Diddley, The Big Bopper. Parker knew them all. He was a “guitarist for hire” back in the 1950s, he said,...
Fred Milano Doo-wop singer with Dion and the Belmonts Fred Milano, 72, a singer who made rock 'n' roll history on doo-wop hits with Dion and the Belmonts in the 1950s, died Sunday, three weeks after his lung cancer was diagnosed, said Warren Gradus, who...
Tuesday will mark the Iowa caucuses, the first voting that counts in the presidential race. During this quadrennial ritual, politicians conduct "retail politics," whether or not the people buy it. Here are 10 facts that can withstand the upcoming...
When Amy Winehouse's album "Back to Black" first appeared on American charts, I was teaching the History of Rock at Johns Hopkins. Given my focus on the history of musical genres, I was immediately struck by her innovative use of the past. Ms. Winehouse...
Pennsylvania Ave.It's been a busier than usual August Monday in Washington. President Obama addressed the nation (albiet with little new news to report), his administration -- after being accused of taking a less than aggressive stand on the debt talks --......
Editor's Note: Numerous instances of plagiarism have been discovered in Dan Kimber’s “Education Matters” column, which ran in the News- Press from September 2003 to September 2011. In those columns where plagiarism has been found, a...
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Johnny Preston Singer had No. 1 hit with 'Running Bear' Johnny Preston, 71, who had a No. 1 pop single in 1960 with "Running Bear," died Friday at a hospital in Beaumont, Texas, his son Scott told the Associated Press. The elder Preston had bypass...
PASSINGS: Gil Clancy, Zoogz Rift, Carl Bunch, David E. Davis Jr., James Pritchett, James M. Roberts, Pat RoweGil Clancy Boxing trainer Gil Clancy, 88, a boxing trainer who helped lead Emile Griffith to welterweight and middleweight titles, died Thursday at an assisted-living facility on Long Island, N.Y., his family said. Born in Rockaway Beach, N.Y., in...
Dick Dunkirk was in the band the night the music died. Dunkirk was a member of Bobby Vee and the Shadows, the band that performed Feb. 3, 1959, at the armory in Moorhead, Minn. That group filled in for three stars - Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the...
Fallout Art and Music Night, 6:30 p.m., Red Rooster Coffee House, 202 S. Main St. Bingo, 7 p.m., Moose Family Center, 410 Ninth Ave. S.W. Remdog Song karaoke with Ryan Malsom, 9 p.m., Maverick's, 720 S. Lamont St. Kopperud Karaoke, 9:30 p.m., Eagles...
MINNEAPOLIS - They traveled the same logistically insane route that Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper did that bitterly cold winter 52 years ago. They've visited the still-standing old ballrooms from the Winter Dance Party tour and talked...
Tags: Documentary (genre), Dancing, Windsurfing, Sports, Lake Surfing
The Night The Music Died, a tribute band performing Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper - 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4; Empire Arts Center, Grand Forks, N.D. Murs - 8 p.m. March 3; Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis. Rick Springfield - 8 p.m. March 2-3;...
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