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Bronski Beat Member Larry Steinbachek Dies at 56

An original member of the group that scored with the dance-pop hit “Smalltown Boy” in 1984 is dead. He later went on to work in theater.

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Roy Orbison ‘Black & White Night 30’ Coming

A legendary concert featuring guests like Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello and Jackson Browne is getting the deluxe treatment for its 30th anniversary.

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David Byrne Joan of Arc Musical Premieres in Feb.

We too wish the headline read ‘Talking Heads Reuniting’ but any new music from David Byrne is still a good thing. His new musical opens next month.

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John Wetton of Asia Battling Cancer

The lead singer and bassist for such classic rock acts as Uriah Heep, UK and King Crimson, was to open with Asia for Journey. Instead he will undergo chemotherapy

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Peter Sarstedt, ‘Where Do You Go To’ Singer, Dies

The singer behind the ‘Where Do You Go To (My Lovely),’ which reached #1 in England but only #70 in the U.S., has died. He was 75.

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Singer Buddy Greco Dies at 90

The singer, who joined Benny Goodman’s orchestra at age 16 and remained active in show business for seven decades, passed away in Las Vegas on Tuesday.

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Michael Schenker Releasing Live in Tokyo CD/DVD

The acclaimed guitarist, who turns 62 today, is releasing a live recording from Tokyo that reunites him several vocalists of his former bands.

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Tommy Roe, ’60s Hitmaker, Publishes Autobiography

The singer behind such ’60s hits as “Sheila,” “Hazel” and “Dizzy” has written his memoir. Did you know that he toured England with the Beatles?

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Southside Johnny Recording Billie Holiday Tribute

The leader of the long-running New Jersey-based band is in the midst of recording a tribute album to one of the great jazz singers of all time.

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David Bowie 70th Birthday Shows Set

In addition to a previously announced London show, David Bowie tribute concerts are now set for New York, L.A., Tokyo and Sydney.

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