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David Coverdale Has Surgery That Originally K.O.’d Whitesnake Tour

The surgery came several weeks before the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s 69th birthday. The 2020 tour would have been cancelled for other reasons

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Tommy DeVito, an Original Member of the Four Seasons, Dies

The group’s baritone vocalist and lead guitarist departed in 1970 and sold his share of the group’s rights to Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio. He was 92

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Derek & the Dominos’ ‘Layla’ Gets 50th Anniversary Release

1970’s original 2-LP set has been Half-Speed Mastered at Abbey Road Studios. The new edition includes material never before available on vinyl

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Roy Head, ‘Treat Her Right’ Singer, Dies at 79

He was best known for the 1965 hit, “Treat Her Right,” which he co-wrote and recorded with his band, the Traits. The song was blocked from #1 by the Beatles

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Dave Edmunds Collection, ‘Five Originals,’ Due

Many of the great rocker’s solo albums are being released in a 3-CD set, including some of his well-chosen covers and collaborations with Jeff Lynne

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Pamela Hutchinson of The Emotions Dies at 61

The family singing group began as a gospel group and ultimately scored a #1 pop and R&B (and Grammy-winning) hit in 1977 with “Best of My Love”

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Uriah Heep, Ozzy Drummer Lee Kerslake is Mourned

Mick Box heeped praise on his former bandmate, calling him “one of the kindest men on earth.” The drummer had been omitted from the credits on an Ozzy LP

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Cat Stevens Updates Masterpiece, ‘Tea For the Tillerman’

The singer-songwriter has reimagined his 1970 classic with an all-new recording and a fresh perspective for its 50th anniversary

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Stars Do ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’ Table Read

A galaxy of Hollywood stars including one prominent member of the film’s original cast, have done a table read of the 1982 movie to benefit two charities

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Ozzy Osbourne Drops Animated Video of ‘Crazy Train’

The release commemorates the 40th Anniversary of his landmark solo debut album Blizzard of Ozz which has sold more than 5 million copies in the U.S.

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