August 28, 1988 |
Guitar great Les Paul was feted last week at a concert held at New York's Brooklyn Academy of Music. The event featured performances by such Paul fans as Eddie Van Halen, Steve Miller, B.B. King, Stanley Jordan and Waylon Jennings. HBO will air highlights in October as a special titled, "Cinemax Sessions: Les Paul--He Changed the Music." . . .
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June 18, 2008 |
They were singing the blues in the legendary Studio A at Hollywood's Capitol Records tower. "Losing this place would be a big deal. There's nothing better than this anywhere in the world," said recording engineer Al Schmitt. Schmitt, a 19-time Grammy winner, was standing over the banquet-table-size mixing board in the Vine Street studio's control room. Punching a button on the console, he played back a silky smooth track recorded minutes earlier by jazz singer Roberta Gambarini.
May 31, 2001
7:30 pm Pop Music More and more, it seems, writers who want to describe the excesses, cliches and absurdities of the '70s-vintage hard-rock world are reduced to just two words: "Spinal Tap." The titular subject of Rob Reiner's 1984 mockumentary, the hapless headbangers have endured beyond the screen, and fiction turns flesh once again as the quartet headlines the Greek Theatre. O.C.
May 14, 2013 |
If you liked the way the Rolling Stones sounded back in the late 1960s and early '70s -- darker and bluesier than more recent conjurings -- you have a chance to hear that signature growl once again. The Stones' 50 & Counting tour, which returns to Southern California for three shows starting Wednesday at the Honda Center in Anaheim, pays tribute to those years with no-nonsense renditions of songs such as “Midnight Rambler,” “Sympathy for the Devil” and “Gimme Shelter.” It starts with the gear.
March 13, 2007 |
"I want it!" squealed 13-year-old Hiiaka Kaneao, pointing to a sparkly, hot pink, star-shaped bass guitar hanging inside a pink fur-lined booth. Her high-pitched voice is music to the ears of the guitar's maker, Daisy Rock Guitars. The Los Angeles retailer's colorful and smaller guitars for girls and women have gained worldwide popularity in the last several years and signaled a growing trend within the traditionally male-dominated guitar industry.
January 25, 2001
What's happening the next few weeks: * A revival of the comedy "A Thousand Clowns," starring Tom Selleck, at right, runs Feb. 27 through March 11 at the Shubert Theater, 272 Tremont St. (617) 482-9393. * American Repertory Theater is staging George Bernard Shaw's "The Doctor's Dilemma" at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge. It opens Friday and runs through March 14. (617) 547-8300. * The Blue Man Group has an indefinite run at the Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St.
November 15, 2007 |
Stage producer and director R. Craig Noel, who led San Diego's Old Globe Theatre to national prominence, and Morten Lauridsen, a Los Angeles composer of oft-performed choral music and a longtime professor at USC's Thornton School of Music, are among the nine honorees receiving the National Medal of Arts from President Bush and Laura Bush in ceremonies today at the White House.
September 30, 1990 |
Artists inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as performers and forefathers: 1985: Performers--Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Elvis Presley. Forefathers--Robert Johnson, Jimmie Rodgers, Jimmy Yancey. 1986: Performers--the Coasters, Eddie Cochran, Bo Diddley, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Bill Haley, B. B.
October 11, 1994 |
Danny Gatton, who long held a reputation among musicians and in the music press as "the world's greatest unknown guitarist," has died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 49. Gatton died Oct. 4 at his home in southern Maryland. The guitarist gained national recognition with a 1991 Grammy award nomination for best rock instrumental performance for the album "88 Elmira Street," but for most of his career languished in relative obscurity. A legend in the Washington, D.C.