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Don Miller of ’60s Singing Group, The Vogues, Dies at 80

The high school friends from a Pittsburgh suburb earned four Top 10 singles including “You’re the One” and “Five O’Clock World”

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‘One Night in Miami’ Captures Four Legends in 1964

A new film asks the question: What happens when Cassius Clay, Malcolm X, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke find themselves in the same room?

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Willie Nelson Releases Title Cut From Sinatra Tribute LP, ‘That’s Life’

The 2021 album continues Nelson’s longtime musical appreciation of his friend’s artistry and repertoire. Nelson’s 2018 My Way LP earned him a Grammy

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Richie Furay Releasing ’50th Anniversary Return to the Troubadour’

The Rock Hall member is celebrating Poco’s DeLIVErin’ album with a concert album recorded at the famed venue where the band got their start

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Marianne Faithfull, Post-Covid Illness: New Album With Warren Ellis

She Walks in Beauty was recorded around the earliest days of the lockdown — during which the singer herself became infected and almost died of the disease

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New York Dolls Guitarist Sylvain Sylvain Dies at 69

A peer called him “the heart and soul” of the influential band which came to prominence in the early ’70s as a bridge from glam and early hard rock to punk

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Black Crowes’ ‘Shake Your Money Maker’ Gets Expanded For 30th Anniversary

The band’s debut, fueled by singles “Jealous Again,” “Twice as Hard,” and a rollicking cover of Otis Redding’s “Hard to Handle,” sold over 5 million copies

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Top Albums in January 1981: Look Back

This week at the top of Record World’s sales chart: REO Speedwagon, Queen, AC/DC, and John Lennon were among the top-sellers

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Joan Baez, Dick Van Dyke Among New Kennedy Center Honorees

The 2020 Honors had been postponed due to the pandemic. One of country music’s biggest stars is also among the five honorees

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Tim Bogert, Bassist With Jeff Beck, Vanilla Fudge and Cactus, Dies

In 1967, earned a big hit with what became their signature tune, a slow and heavy cover of the 1966 Supremes hit “You Keep Me Hangin’ On”

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