George Shearing, 91, the virtuosic jazz pianist who wrote the standard "Lullaby of Birdland," died of cardiac arrest today in New York. Shearing, who was blind since birth, launched his career in his native England before moving to the U.S. after World War II and becoming one of the most...
The Associated Press is reporting that rock guitarist Gary Moore has died at 58. Here's the AP's story, followed by a video of Mr. Moore performing "The Boys are Back in Town" -- perhaps Thin Lizzy's best-known hit, at least this side of the Atlantic. LONDON -- Bandmates say rock...
This post has been updated. Debbie Friedman, who combined American folk music with Hebrew liturgical texts to create a popular contemporary form of Jewish music, died today at a hospital in Orange County, Calif. She had been hospitalized for pneumonia, according to a report in the Jerusalem Post. Ms. Friedman...
Hugues Cuenod, a 108-year-old Swiss tenor who sang professionally for more than 70 years, died Dec. 3, according to Swiss media reports. Something of a physical marvel, Mr. Cuenod made his first stage appearance in the opera "Jonny spielt auf" in 1928; made his Metropolitan Opera debut at age...
Australian-born soprano Joan Sutherland, who was known as "La Stupenda" and was widely acclaimed as the best opera singer of her time, died Oct. 10 at her home near Geneva. Ms. Sutherland made her debut in 1947 as Dido in "Dido and Aeneas," and spent decades performing regularly at the...
| October 11, 2010; 11:31 AM ET |
Categories: Musicians | Tags: Joan Sutherland died; Joan Sutherland obituary; Joan Sutherland opera singer; Joan Sutherland soprano
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Update: Click here to read the full obituary of Rich Cronin. Rich Cronin, the bleach-tipped "Summer Girls" songsmith from the late 1990s boy band "LFO," has died. He had leukemia and was 36. The group's best known song, "Summer Girls" was a top pop tune for most of the summer...
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| September 9, 2010; 9:54 AM ET |
Categories: Musicians, T. Rees Shapiro | Tags: LFO, Lyte Funky Ones, Rich Cronin, Rich Cronin Dies, Summer Girls
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