Variety noted that the times were already a-changin' back in 1958.
JJ Cale, the musician who wrote “Cocaine” and “After Midnight” for Eric Clapton and songs for numerous other artists, died Friday of a heart attack in La Jolla, Calif. He was 74. His agent confirmed…
After making the festival rounds over the past year, including New York's Stony Brook Film Festival where it won the grand prize in Aug., 2012, "AKA Doc Pomus," about the songwriter behind such hits…
Tamil songwriter Vaali, who penned more than 10,000 tunes in a career spanning more than 60 years, died July 18 in Chennai, India, of respiratory problems. He was 83. His lyrics drew composers such…
Perhaps more so than any other facet of the music business, songwriting allows for an endless array of potential entry points, and this year's class of inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame…
Elaine Laron, a TV writer and lyricist who worked on “Captain Kangaroo,” “The Electric Company” and “Free To Be You And Me,” died June 6 in Los Angeles of pneumonia. She was 83. Born in the Bronx in…
BREAKTHROUGH ROLES Soko received a Gallic Cesar nomination for female newcomer for Xavier Giannoli's “In the Beginning” (2009), and played the younger version of the Beatrice Dalle character in…
Motown songwriter, producer and arranger Deke Richards, who logged his biggest successes with the Jackson 5 and the Supremes in the '60s and '70s, died on March 24 in Bellingham, Wash., after…
Diane Lampert, a songwriter who penned lyrics to title songs for more than 20 motion pics, died in Gotham of heart failure on Feb. 22. She was 88.
Joe South, the Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and session musician who penned such hits as "Games People Play" and "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden," died Wednesday in Buford, Ga. He was 72.