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A.J. Masters

Art wasn’t famous.  He played in bars and restaurants, small gatherings and festivals.  He made some records of his own, but they weren’t exactly chartbusters, so he made a living writing songs and playing with other musicians in Nashville (with some side trips into other jobs to pay the bills).   177 more words


Green Jelly Guitarist/Producer CJ Buscaglia Dies

Former Green Jelly guitarist and producer CJ Buscaglia (aka Jesus Quisp) passed away Friday, January 16, 2015, in his hometown of Buffalo, NY. He was 51. 12 more words

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Runaways Producer & Rock Icon Kim Fowley Has Died

Legendary Runaways producer and Los Angeles rock legend Kim Fowley died today after a long battle with cancer, although no official cause of death has been released at…

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Samuel Goldwyn Jr., 88, Was Champion For Independent Films As Producer

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Samuel Goldwyn Jr., a champion of the independent film movement and son to one of the founding fathers of Hollywood cinema, has died. 242 more words


Novelist Robert Stone, 77, Known For 'Dog Soldiers,' 'A Flag For Sunrise

NEW YORK (AP) – Robert Stone, the award-winning novelist who spun out tales worldwide of seekers, frauds and other misbegotten American dreamers in such works as “A Flag for Sunrise” and “Dog Soldiers,” died Saturday at age 77. 765 more words


Tuskegee Airmen, Both 91, Enlisted Together, Died On Same Day In Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Clarence E. Huntley Jr. and Joseph Shambrey grew up running track together in the same Los Angeles neighborhood in the 1930s. 583 more words


Edward Brooke, 95, Was First Black Elected To U.S. Senate

BOSTON (AP) – Former U.S. Sen. Edward W. Brooke, a liberal Republican who became the first black in U.S. history to win popular election to the Senate, died Saturday. 919 more words