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Diva of Banda Music Jenni Rivera dies in plane crash Watch

Image of Singer Jenni Rivera led a life worthy of the most melodramatic soap operas. Born in Long Beach, California, to Mexican immigrant parents, she released her debut album in 1999. The singer was also a single mom at the age of 15, the mother of five.

She was hailed as the Diva of Banda Music, had her own reality TV show and was in the process of conquering the tricky U.S. music ... continue reading


Fleetwood Mac: There will never be a final tour until we drop dead says Stevie Nicks

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Is one ever too old to rock and roll? Never, the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones has declared to the world. The same holds ... continue reading



Acclaimed songwriter Joe South dies at 72 Watch

Image of Songwriter Joe South withdrew from the music scene in the early 1970s after his brother's suicide and lived as a recluse, while continuing to write music.

His name was little known outside of a few households - but literally everybody hummed songwriter Joe South's biggest hits - "Down in the ... continue reading


Marvin Hamlisch, 'The Entertainer' dies at 68 Watch

Image of Marvin Hamlisch received both a Tony and the Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for the long-running favorite

He was a shy and private man with thick eyeglasses, sporting a patently nerdy look. He lived in fear of not meeting his father's ... continue reading


Queen of Country Music Kitty Wells dies at 92 Watch

Image of Kitty Wells was an innovator, bringing a female perspective to the male-dominated country music scene.

Demure Ellen Muriel Deason of Nashville began playing the guitar at the age of 14. In 1938, at the age of 20, she married Johnnie Wright ... continue reading


Deep Purple keyboard player dies Watch

Image of Keyboardist Jon Lord as he appeared in his Deep Purple heyday.

His work with Deep Purple brought classical music to the hard rock arena, thrilling stadiums full of rowdy fans with complex feats of ... continue reading



'Once' sweeps Tony Awards with eight wins, including Best Musical

Image of Tony Award-winning Best actor Steve Kazee batted back tears as he thanked his cast members. Kazee said after his mother died early on in performances of

Sweeping the Tony Awards with eight wins, including Best Musical, "Once," tells the unlikely love story of a Dublin street performer and ... continue reading


Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound

Image of Guitarist Bob Welch had acrimonious relations with the former members of Fleetwood Mac. He sued the group in 1994 for unpaid royalties, leading to his exclusion from the group's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 1998.

Guitarist Bob Welch was an early member of super-group Fleetwood Mac until he launches a successful solo career with such hit singles as ... continue reading


Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees dies Watch

Image of While Robin Gibb and his brothers had chart success long before and after

In a weekend marked by the passing of disco diva Donna Summer, Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees - who likewise milked the Seventies fad of ... continue reading


Disco diva Donna Summer dies at 63 Watch

Image of While disco diva Donna Summer never did drugs, smoke or drank, she succumbed to lung cancer after a lengthy battle.

Offstage, she was an outspoken fundamentalist Christian, fiercely dedicated to her children and husband. Onstage, she was the one singer ... continue reading


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