July 18, 1993
Moses Dillard, 46, Grammy-winning gospel music producer and former disco singer. A minister, Dillard was a disco singer in the 1970s, but achieved his greatest mark as a record producer. In 1983, he won a Grammy and a Gospel Music Assn. Dove Award for producing Al Green's "Precious Lord." He was associate producer of "March On," an album in tribute to Martin Luther King scheduled for release next month. On Wednesday in Nashville, Tenn., of a heart attack.
March 4, 1995 |
So what was Lyle Lovett doing riding a motorcycle in Mexico last weekend--a ride that resulted in the broken collarbone that caused him to miss accepting two awards at Wednesday's Grammy ceremony? It turns out Lovett, a motorcycle fan since his teens, was in Mexico with his father and friends last Saturday preparing for a segment of ESPN's "Moto World," to have been taped in March. Because of the injury, that taping is now postponed until the end of May.
February 21, 2012 |
That Al Green tune was just the beginning. Weeks after President Obama sang a snippet of the soul hit “Let's Stay Together” during a fundraiser at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, he ventured into the blues Tuesday night. Maybe he was emboldened by the man who offered him the microphone: Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones. Maybe it was because Buddy Guy brought up Al Green, telling the president, “You done started something and you gotta keep it up now.” Next thing you know, Obama took the mic in hand and crooned, “Come on, baby, don't you want to go” - twice.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 2011 |
Ronnie Stewart bent down along the sidewalk beneath West Oakland's regional transit station and gingerly slid a prototype plaque into place. After more than two decades of cajoling, his Walk of Fame was finally taking shape. A trail of granite markers adorned with musical notes and this city's signature oak tree soon will decorate 7th Street, bearing the names of 84 rhythm-and-blues greats who in the 1940s turned this now mostly barren corridor into a "Harlem of the West. " "Twenty-one years.