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.
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.
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.
January 8, 1997
More or fewer than five nominations in a category is a result of ties. General Categories Record of the Year: "Give Me One Reason," Tracy Chapman (Chapman and Don Gehman, producers); "Change the World," Eric Clapton (Babyface, producer); "Because You Loved Me (Theme From 'Up Close and Personal')," Celine Dion (David Foster, producer); "Ironic," Alanis Morissette (Glen Ballard, producer); "1979," the Smashing Pumpkins (Billy Corgan, Flood and Alan Moulder, producers).