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Influential publicist Norman Winter (pictured center above), who represented Michael Jackson, Elton John, Bob Dylan along with many other rock stars, movie stars, bestselling authors and music…
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FilmDistrict has nabbed U.S. distribution rights to the musical event film "Rocketman," which chronicles the journey of musician Elton John from childhood to stardom. FilmDistrict is planning a wide…
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Lee Dorman, bass guitarist for 1960s psychedelic rock band Iron Butterfly, died of natural causes in Laguna Niguel, Calif. He was 70.
Alto saxophonist, composer, arranger and bandleader Alvy West, who worked with Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Anita O'Day, Steve Allen, Mel Torme and Richard Rodgers, wrote tunes with Johnny Mercer…
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