Archive for July 16th, 2012

Kitty Wells, Pioneering Country Singer, Dead at 92

July 16th, 2012
Pioneering female country singer Kitty Wells died today at her home in Madison Tennessee due to complications from a stroke her grandson John Sturdivant Jr told the New York Times She was 92 An undeniable influence in the world of country success came somewhat late for Wells who...

Funk Brothers Bassist Bob Babbitt Dead at 74

July 16th, 2012
Bob Babbitt the Motown studio bassist who played on hits including Smokey Robinson & the Miracles' "Tears of a Clown" and the Temptations' "Ball of Confusion" died yesterday in Nashville after suffering complications from brain cancer his spokesperson confirmed to Rolling Stone He was 74 Born on November 26th 1937 Babbitt grew...

Calle 13 Ready to Storm the U.S.

July 16th, 2012
When Calle 13 took the stage at the Prospect Park Bandshell on Friday night a roaring crowd and hundreds of Puerto Rican flags welcomed them with island pride Thousands of fans filled the park to capacity and lined the surrounding fences just to get a glimpse of the Puerto...

Three Stabbed During Swedish House Mafia Show

July 16th, 2012
Three men were left injured after being stabbed during a Swedish House Mafia show in Milton Keynes UK on Saturday NME reports According to reports from the Thames Valley Police one of the men a 23-year-old from the West Midlands area is being treated for a punctured lung at Milton Keynes...

My Morning Jacket Take Over Hometown Forecastle Festival in Louisville

July 16th, 2012
Last week as they boarded a tiny plane from New York to Louisville Kentucky several guys wearing My Morning Jacket t-shirts found one another Show counts were exchanged; one fan was nearing 50 Five minutes later the scene repeated itself only this time with a group sporting Wilco t-shirts There...

Young Woman Collapses and Dies at Vans Warped Tour

July 16th, 2012
A young woman collapsed and died at the Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto during the Vans Warped Tour show yesterday the Toronto Star reports According to EMS officials the woman was found by other concertgoers lying on the grass and not breathing A 911 call was made around 1240 pm and witnesses...

Deep Purple Keyboardist Jon Lord Dead at 71

July 16th, 2012
Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord who played with the pioneering hard rock band from their formation in 1968 through his retirement in 2002 died in London today from a pulmonary embolism after a long battle with pancreatic cancer He was 71 Lord co-founded Deep Purple in 1968 and co-wrote many of...