Aretha Franklin, “The Queen of Soul,” has died. Her family confirmed that her death was “due to advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type,” says her BBC obituary. Nearly every news …..
Posts tagged: Rock ‘n Roll
By Tim McFarlin, Elon University In the days following Chuck Berry’s death, commentators have trampled over each other in a race to honor him as the “Father of Rock and Roll,” …..
Well, heck, watch this video of Ann and Nancy Wilson performing “Stairway to Heaven,” and you’ll probably cry, too.
The puckish front man for the alt-rock band Jethro Tull was born in 1947.
The German museum has had only 150,000 visitors in three years. Is it finally curtains for the Fab Four?
Les Paul is featured on today’s Google Doodle — he was born on this day in 1915. Which gives us a chance to mention our photo essay, Stars Playing Les Paul Guitars.
“The revolution will not give your mouth sex appeal.The revolution will not get rid of the nubs.The revolution will not make you look five pounds thinner,Because the revolution will not be televised, Brother.”Gil Scott-Heron has died at age 62. The news came out today via a tweet from his publisher, Jamie Byng. No cause of death was announced.
Bob Dylan turns 70 today. Is it wrong to say that he seems older than that?Here’s how he looked in the acoustic 1960s…… electrified on his 1978 “Street Legal” world tour…
Neil Young, solo, last night in Cincinnati.
Enid Blyton… Kate Middleton… Jacki Weaver… it’s Commonwealth Weekend here at Who2.
Wow: It’s been 30 years since the death of Bill Haley, Mr. Rock-Around-the-Clock himself. Haley was only 55 when he died of a brain tumor (or a heart attack, depending on who’s talking) in 1981.
Well, they almost said it in Cairo.Too bad we don’t have a cilp of Thomas Paine singing “Walk Like a Pennsylvanian.” You know he would have been on YouTube.
A fabulous gallery from LIFE photographer John Olsen. Starting with Frank Zappa:Zappa’s mom: