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8/22/21-Tom T. Hall dies

Hear Tom T. Hall on "The Lost 45s!" NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tom T. Hall, the singer-songwriter who composed "Harper Valley P.T.A." and sang about life's simple joys as country music's consummate blue-collar bard, has died. He was 85. His son, Dean Hall, confirmed the musician's death on Friday at his home in Franklin, Tenn. Known as "The Storyteller" for his unadorned yet incisive lyrics, Hall composed hundreds of songs. Along […]

todayAugust 22, 2021

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8/22/2021-Don Everly passes

(CNN) Don Everly, the last of the silken-voiced Everly Brothers music duo known for their harmonies, has died, according to an announcement on the group's official Instagram. He was 84 years old. Everly died Saturday. Don and his younger brother, Phil Everly, became pop idols in the early days of rock 'n' roll, starting in the late 1950s, with chart-topping hits like "Bye Bye Love," "All I Have to Do […]

todayAugust 22, 2021

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8/11/21-Stevie Nicks Cancels

Source: music-news.com Stevie Nicks has cancelled all her gigs for this year. The 73-year-old Fleetwood Mac frontwoman was only scheduled to do five performances throughout 2021, but she has decided to scrap all of them because she’s concerned about the rising cases of coronavirus across the globe and is particularly worried that it may end her career if she catches it. She said in a statement: “These are challenging times […]

todayAugust 11, 2021

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8/8/21-Kool & Gang founder dies

Source: NPR NEW YORK — Dennis "Dee Tee" Thomas, a founding member of the long-running soul-funk band Kool & the Gang known for such hits as "Celebration" and "Get Down On It," has died. He was 70. He died peacefully in his sleep Saturday in New Jersey, where he was a resident of Montclair, according to a statement from his representative. Thomas was the alto sax player, flutist and percussionist. […]

todayAugust 8, 2021

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8/3/21-Poco’s Paul Cotton dies

  Paul Cotton, former guitarist and singer of country-rock band Poco, has died at age 78. The late musician’s facebook broke the news yesterday, writing that he “passed away unexpectedly, peacefully.” Poco cofounder Jim Messina — whom Cotton replaced upon joining in 1970 — reacted to the “very sad news," calling Cotton a “special musical kindred brother.” “We spent time together before he joined Poco and indeed gave me a […]

todayAugust 3, 2021

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7/29/21-Barbra’s insecurity

  Source: music-news.com Barbra Streisand always "doubts" people will turn up to her shows. The 79-year-old icon has been performing to packed out crowds for almost six decades, but every time she books a concert, the 'Woman in Love' hitmaker worries tickets won't sell. The 'Funny Girl' star recalled being overwhelmed when she played to 70,000 fans at London's Hyde Park in 2019, which she hailed as a "treasured moment". […]

todayJuly 29, 2021

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7/28/21-ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill dies

(CNN) Dusty Hill, the bearded bassist with American blues-rock band ZZ Top, has died, according to the band's official website. He was 72. "We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX," the statement, from surviving members Frank Beard and Billy Gibbons, said. "We, along with legions of ZZ Top fans around the world, will miss […]

todayJuly 28, 2021

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7/21/21-Playboy Dolly!

source: music-news.com Dolly Parton recreates Playboy cover for husband's birthday Dolly Parton wowed her husband, Carl Dean, on his birthday by donning her Playboy bunny outfit as a special treat. The country queen, who has been married to Dean for 57 years, shared photos of her all dressed up for fun - complete with bunny ears - on social media. "It's always #HotGirlSummer for my husband, Carl," she wrote in […]

todayJuly 21, 2021

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7/16/21-Biz Markie Dies

(CNN) Biz Markie, who infused his music with so much fun and humor that he became known as "The Clown Prince of Hip Hop," has died, his manager, Jenni Izumi, confirmed to CNN. He was 57. "Biz created a legacy of artistry that will forever be celebrated by his industry peers and his beloved fans whose lives he was able to touch through music, spanning over 35 years," Izumi said […]

todayJuly 17, 2021

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