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DownBeat: In Memoriam: Ellis Marsalis (1934–2020)

DownBeat Magazine: Pianist Ellis Marsalis, the head of a New Orleans family that significantly impacted how jazz is seen and heard across the world, died Wednesday. He was 85. The elder Marsalis reportedly suffered COVID-19 symptoms and was awaiting test results. “Ellis Marsalis was a legend. He was the prototype of what we mean when […]

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A Hard Days Night Quarantine Edition

When in Doubt always go @thebeatles #HardDaysNightMy friend in Atlanta made this with his kids as quarantine activity… @MVZaGoGo @StevieVanZandt @PaulMcCartney @ringostarrmusic @backstreetsmag @BeatleHeadlines @RollingStone https://t.co/JLIyDmtuVm — Mitch Slater (@mpslater) March 25, 2020

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Prince: Remembering Kenny Rogers

Remembering Kenny Rogers, who released the tender ballad "You're My Love" in 1986. The song was written by Joey Coco—a pseudonym used by the one and only Prince. https://t.co/DomOWVtO8p#TheGambler #RIPLegend @_KennyRogers pic.twitter.com/1Yd4CFh72a — Prince (@prince) March 21, 2020

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Dolly: You never know how much you love somebody until they’re gone.

You never know how much you love somebody until they’re gone. I’ve had so many wonderful years and wonderful times with my friend Kenny, but above all the music and the success I loved him as a wonderful man and a true friend. pic.twitter.com/hIQLIvt8pr — Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) March 21, 2020

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R.I.P. Kenny Rogers

Variety: Vocalist Kenny Rogers, who dominated the pop and country charts in the 1970s and 1980s with a string of sleekly tailored hits and won three Grammys, has died. He was 81. Rogers “passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family,” a representative for the […]

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Cocaine & Rhinestones is the best!

Uh, you know, the podcast… not the real things! I know I’m really late to the party here, like a couple years late, but I only discovered this podcast withing the last couple months. I know, I know, but I’ve already got a pretty full plate when it comes to podcasts… where by “pretty full […]

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Secret John Coltrane album was ‘hidden in plain sight’ as soundtrack for 1964 French-Canadian film

Coltrane recorded the music without ever notifying his record company. This is the first time the tracks will be heard in their entirety beyond the film What a story! An unearthed album by the legendary jazz saxophonist John Coltrane has been hidden in plain sight for more than 50 years in the archives of the […]

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Stevie Ray Vaughan +29 years

Stevie Ray Vaughan died on this day 29 years ago.

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New York Times profile of Steve Perry

Alex Pappademas in the Times: On the back patio of a Greek restaurant, a white-haired man making his way to the exit paused for a second look at one of his fellow diners, a man with a prominent nose who wore his dark hair in a modest pompadour. “You look a lot like Steve Perry,” […]

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Buddy Holly Movie ‘Clear Lake’ in Development

Dave McNary at Variety: Veteran creative executives Rick French and Patrick Shanahan are partnering with Buddy Holly’s widow on “Clear Lake,” depicting Holly’s 1958 music tour with Clarence Collins, Variety has learned exclusively. […] The film will follow Holly and Collins, founder of Little Anthony & the Imperials, as they tour together in the racially […]

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