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11/26/21-Stephen Sondheim passes

(CNN) Stephen Sondheim, the renowned composer of "Into the Woods," "Sweeney Todd," "Gypsy," "Sunday in the Park with George" and other essential works of musical theater, died early Friday morning at his home in Roxbury, Connecticut, according to the New York Times. He was 91. He died suddenly, the Times reported, citing his lawyer and friend F. Richard Pappas. Sondheim had just celebrated Thanksgiving with a dinner and friends the […]

todayNovember 26, 2021

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11/26/21-Queen’s Brian May: cancel culture

Source: music-news.com Brian May thinks Queen would need to be more diverse in today's politically correct world. The 'Bohemian Rhapsody' guitarist was part of the iconic rock group with Roger Taylor, John Deacon and late frontman Freddie Mercury, who was openly gay and born in Zanzibar. Speaking at the ITV Palooza in London, he said: "I am sure if Queen started now, we would be forced to have people of […]

todayNovember 26, 2021

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11/23/21-Tito Jackson’s Funeral?

Source: music-news.com Tito Jackson wants one of his own songs played at his funeral. The 68-year-old musician wants his track 'Love One Another' - from his latest album 'Under Your Spell' - played as he is laid to rest because he would want the song's message to inspire the mourners. When asked by NME which song he wants to be played at his funeral, he answered 'Love One Another', and […]

todayNovember 23, 2021

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11/21/21-Billy of Dino, Desi & Billy dies

  Hear Billy Hinsche on "The Lost 45s! Source: Daily News Billy Hinsche, who found fame in a 1960s boy band and later toured for years with the Beach Boys and associated acts, is dead. Hinsche, who was 70, died of cancer Saturday, the same day as his 95-year-old mother, friend Lucie Arnaz reported. “One of the finest humans, friends, storytellers and musicians, on the entire planet just went home […]

todayNovember 21, 2021

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11/20/21-ABBA breaking records worldwide!

Source: music-news.com ABBA’s new album ‘Voyage’ has made history with its UK chart success. The ‘Waterloo’ hitmakers released their first album in 40 years earlier this month, and it soared to the top of the Official Albums Chart during its first week of release. The album marked ABBA’s 10th number one album in the UK, and it became 2021's fastest-selling album so far as it registered the biggest first week […]

todayNovember 20, 2021

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11/19/21-Phil Margo of Tokens Dies

  Hear Phil Margo on "The Lost 45s! Source: BILLBOARD Philip Margo, a founding member of The Tokens, the doo-wop foursome behind the ‘60s hit “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” died Saturday (Nov. 13) at the age of 79. The music man passed at a hospital in Los Angeles, after suffering a stroke, his family told The New York Times. “With a final roar we announce the passing of our incredible […]

todayNovember 19, 2021

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11/11/21-Moody Blues’ Graeme Edge died

Graeme Edge, co-founding drummer of the Moody Blues, has died at age 80, his family confirmed. A cause of death has not yet been revealed. “'When the White Eagle of the North is flying overhead' … sadly Graeme left us today," the band's John Lodge tweeted. "To me he was the White Eagle of the North with his beautiful poetry, his friendship, his love of life and his 'unique' style […]

todayNovember 11, 2021

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11/8/21-Dionne Warwick on SNL

Source: music-news.com Dionne Warwick surprised fans by making a guest appearance on Saturday Night Live over the weekend. With celebrity host Kieran Culkin, the beloved variety program brought back a Covid-19 lockdown-era recurring sketch, The Dionne Warwick Show, where cast member Ego Nwodim impersonates the 80-year-old Grammy winner. Newcomer Punkie Johnson also impersonates her niece, Brittani Warwick, who helps the star run her social media accounts in real life. On […]

todayNovember 8, 2021

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11/6/21-UB40 founder dies

London (CNN) British vocalist and founding member of UB40 Terence Wilson, better known by his stage name Astro, has died after a short illness, his current band confirmed. "We are absolutely devastated and completely heartbroken to have to tell you that our beloved Astro has today passed away after a very short illness," a statement on Ali Campbell and Astro's Twitter account said on Saturday. "The world will never be […]

todayNovember 7, 2021

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