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Marty Roberts, of Legendary L.A. Lounge Act Seen in ‘Swingers,’ Dies

For 40 years and six nights a week, Marty & Elayne performed their old-school, show business set at the Dresden, as he sang “Stayin’ Alive” in an un-ironic style

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Singer-Songwriter Robert Earl Keen, 66: ‘I’m Quitting the Road While I Still Love It’

Despite releasing over a dozen albums since 1984 and his years as a road warrior, he never had commercial success. But the Texan had the respect of his peers

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‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Biopic to Star Daniel Radcliffe

The film will explore his rise to fame with early hits like “Eat It” and “Like a Surgeon” to his celebrity love affairs and depraved lifestyle

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John Lodge Releases Live Album of Moody Blues Faves

The legendary bass player, songwriter and vocalist performs such classics as “I’m Just a Singer (in a Rock and Roll Band)” and “Ride My See-Saw”

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Top Albums of January 1977: Faster Than a Speeding Bullet

Nine months after its release, Bob Seger’s 2-LP live set finally enjoyed national acclaim thanks to the success of his band’s breakthrough studio album

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Fred Parris, Who Led and Wrote the Five Satins’ ‘In the Still of the Night,’ Dies

“I started writing songs, which I really hadn’t planned on doing. I heard the other songs that groups were recording and I just tried my hand at it”

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Scorpions Release Title Track From ‘Rock Believer’ Album

The group’s 19th studio effort is their first in seven years. “We simply wanted to reactivate the original Scorpions DNA — great riffs, strong melodies”

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Eagles Announce More 2022 U.S. Concerts

Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit will again be joined by Glenn Frey’s son, Deacon Frey, and Vince Gill for the Hotel California tour

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R Dean Taylor, Singer and Songwriter of ‘Indiana Wants Me’ Fame, Dies

As a Motown in-house songwriter, he co-wrote 2 hits for The Supremes, including the #1 “Love Child.” He later became the label’s 1st white artist to record a #1 song

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Country Legend Merle Haggard Gets New Biography

Author Marc Eliot’s research for The Hag: The Life, Times, and Music of Merle Haggard included more than 100 new interviews

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