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Headlines We Always Wanted to Write: Be-Bop Deluxe Deluxe Edition Due

The prog rock band’s final album, 1978’s Drastic Plastic, has been newly remastered and is getting significantly expanded with many prev. unreleased tracks

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‘Rock Camp: The Movie’ Showcases Fans Side-by-Side With A-List Stars

For 25 years, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp has delivered the ultimate musical experience for participants to learn directly from Daltrey, Cooper, and more

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Jimmie Rodgers, Early Rock ‘n’ Roll Star, Dies at 87

He scored a #1 hit with “Honeycomb,” and went on to earn another four Top 10 pop singles. He continued to place singles on the country chart through the ’70s

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Dolly Parton, Ronstadt, Harris Reunite at 2019 MusiCares

The star-studded event honored Parton as the 2019 Person of the Year. Such stars as Don Henley, Vince Gill, Willie Nelson and Miley Cyrus performed her songs

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Janis Joplin’s ‘Pearl’ Gets 50th Anniversary Releases

Her final studio LP was originally issued on January 11, 1971–three months after her passing, and eight days before what would have been her 28th birthday

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Ronnie Spector on Her Ex- Phil: ‘Brilliant Producer, Lousy Husband’

The singer who fronted the “girl group” the Ronettes, signed with Spector’s label and recorded numerous songs, including “Be My Baby,” which he produced and co-wrote

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Phil Spector Dies; Famed ‘Wall of Sound’ Producer Had Been Jailed For Murder

He was one of the most distinctive producers in music industry and originator of the famous “Wall of Sound” production technique

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Tom Jones Sets New Album, ‘Surrounded By Time’

The 80-year-old recorded it during lockdown, with songs by Dylan and Cat Stevens, and a biting track, “Talking Reality Television Blues,” about you know who

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‘Sonic Boom’ Book Tracks Spectacular Rise of Warner Bros. Records

The title, from music journalist and biographer Peter Ames Carlin, covers the growth of the much-admired label, its colorful executives and historic roster

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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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