Allen Toussaint, who has died at 77, was always content to work behind the scenes – until a devastating storm swept him from New Orleans.
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Mike Tiano shares personal memories of the late Chris Squire, as well as a classic interview that sheds new light on the Yes stalwart’s towering legacy.
It had been 35 years since I’d seen the quintessential prog-rockers Yes, led by the recently departed Chris Squire. They didn’t disappoint.
Mike Tiano remembers the late Phil Austin, who left a rich legacy of comedy with the Firesign Theatre.
Southern fusion rock masters Sea Level gives a hat tip to wrestling legend Dusty Rhodes on their 1977 song “The Your Secret.”
There were technical things that made Ornette Coleman’s work great. But stressing that gives away the one thing that really mattered: Its freedom.
The famous “shave-and-a-haircut, two-bits” beat didn’t start with Bo Diddley, who died on June 3, 2008. Through sheer force of will, he made it his own.
As one of the final artistic statements by the multi-talented Bob Belden, Animation’s ‘Transparent Heart’ stands as a fitting coda to a rich career.
B.B. King opened 2008’s ‘One Kind Favor’ with a welp: “I’m not going anytime soon, but when the day comes, don’t forget me.” No chance of that.
Marking the anniversary of Pete Ham’s birth on April 27, 1947, Beverly Paterson takes a look back at some of Badfinger’s greatest musical moments.