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March 31, 2013 |
Paul Williams was returning to his dorm room when a fellow student relayed a message that was radical even for the 1960s: "Hey, Williams! You got a phone call from Bob Dylan. " Not long before, it was Paul Simon who had rung Williams up on the hallway pay phone. He too wanted to let the Swarthmore College freshman know how much he enjoyed his writing. At 17, Williams was the founder and editor of Crawdaddy, a tiny journal of rock criticism whose first edition he mimeographed in a friend's Brooklyn basement and distributed to record stores, clubs and concert halls.
March 30, 2013 |
Phil Ramone, the veteran record producer whose work with A-list artists including Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon made him one of the most respected figures in the music industry, died Saturday at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Billboard reported. He was 79. Ramone was hospitalized last month following an aortic aneurysm. Born in South Africa, Ramone studied classical violin at New York's Juilliard School before moving behind the board. His extensive credits include Dylan's "Blood on the Tracks," Billy Joel's "52nd Street" and Paul Simon's "Still Crazy After All These Years," for which he shared the Grammy Award for album of the year.
March 21, 2013 |
Two luxury apartment buildings under construction in West Hollywood are aimed at mobile, creative tenants who make a living on the go, often tapping on their laptops in coffee bars and other hangouts. The goal of developers Essex Property Trust and the Monarch Group is to rethink apartments for people who don't work 9 to 5 in a traditional office - a generally younger demographic found in abundance in West Hollywood. Named the Huxley and the Dylan, they are being built on two busy intersections on La Brea Avenue at a cost of more than $150 million.
March 13, 2013 |
Bob Dylan has become the first rock musician inducted into the New York-based American Academy of Arts and Letters , an elite group of composers, artists, authors and architects that the group describes as “the highest formal recognition of artistic merit in the United States.” "The board of directors considered the diversity of his work and acknowledged his iconic place in the American culture," the academy's executive director, Virginia Dajani,...
March 13, 2013 |
The traditionally staid American Academy of Arts and Letters is both charmed and flummoxed by Bob Dylan. The academy announced Wednesday that it voted the musician into its ranks -- its first rock musician ever. But he will be an honorary member: Not for the first time, people couldn't figure out how to classify Dylan. " Bob Dylan is a multi-talented artist whose work so thoroughly crosses several disciplines that it defies categorization," executive director Virginia Dajani told the Associated Press.
January 26, 2013 |
PARK CITY, Utah -- Muscle Shoals, Ala., has been at the heart of popular music for decades, a melting pot for the cross-currents of rock-and-roll, R&B, country and soul. Artists such as Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, the Allman Brothers Band, Wilson Pickett, Percy Sledge, Bobbie Gentry and countless others have recorded there. The new documentary "Muscle Shoals," which has its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, takes a look at this distinctly American place.