'Fifth Beatle' producer George Martin dies at 90

Mar 9, 2016

'Fifth Beatle' producer George Martin dies at 90

Legendary British music producer George Martin, who turned the Beatles into the best-selling band in history, has died at the age of 90, the band’s drummer Ringo Starr said on Wednesday. “God bless George Martin peace and love to Judy and his family love ...

One of world's greatest conductors, Harnoncourt dead at 86

Mar 7, 2016

One of world's greatest conductors, Harnoncourt dead at 86

Nikolaus Harnoncourt stepped down from the podium last year in the same manner that characterized his work as one of the world’s famous conductors. With style, but without fanfare. “Dear public,” he wrote Dec. 5. “My physical strength orders me to cancel my future ...

At 83, Yoko Ono says she did not break up the Beatles

Feb 25, 2016

At 83, Yoko Ono says she did not break up the Beatles

Yoko Ono has been a prominent artist for decades but at age 83 she is again answering a familiar question — no, she didn’t break up the Beatles. The Japanese-born singer, artist and widow of John Lennon defended her record in entertainment magazine Us ...

Paul McCartney pens pithy sounds to accompany emoji

Feb 11, 2016

Paul McCartney pens pithy sounds to accompany emoji

The Beatles were masters of concise yet catchy songs, and now Paul McCartney is writing tunes that are even more succinct — to accompany emoji. The former Beatle announced Wednesday that he has written a series of sounds to go with emoji on video ...

Kantner, counterculture icon with Jefferson Airplane, dead at 74

Jan 29, 2016

Kantner, counterculture icon with Jefferson Airplane, dead at 74

Paul Kantner, co-founder of the group Jefferson Airplane, whose psychedelic sound and free-spirited mindset helped define 1960s counterculture, died Thursday at age 74, media in his native San Francisco said. With hits such as “Somebody to Love” and “White Rabbit,” Jefferson Airplane wrote anthems ...