Karen Laidlaw-Beal, wife of composer John Beal and associate producer of his trailer music company, Reeltime Music, died March 16 at her home in Toluca Lake following a lengthy illness. She was 55.
Sondra Steele, a member of the popular 1940s song and piano duo of Jon and Sondra Steele, died of natural causes Jan. 24 at her home in Tarzana. She was 84.
Seagram is in advanced talks with Philips Electronics to acquire its Polygram music arm. Execs at Polygram and Seagram had no comment Friday, but sources said a deal could be closed within weeks…
Singer-composer Eddie Rabbitt, the Brooklyn-born son of Irish immigrants who scored dozens of country and pop music hits in the 1970s and '80s and later voiced disdain for the racy side of rock, has…
With the simple pop song all but a distant memory in most quarters, it's always a pleasure to hear and see a proponent of this dying art. Pete Droge is a master. Dressed in everyday garb and…
Adeline (Addie) Goldsen, wife of Michael H. Goldsen and mother of Bo Goldsen, CEO and president, respectively, of Criterion Music Corp., died March 30 in Encino of heart disease. She was 84.
Having bluffed their way (with the aid of MCA Records) onto country radio, the Miami-based Mavericks are continuously demonstrating that they transcend pretty much any category of popular music.
Concerts of hard-core contemporary music demand prodigies of courage and loyalty to the cause -- from the performers on stage and from the usually undersized audience as well.
The most obvious and consequential difference between Tori Amos' current stage production and her previous one-woman shows is the addition of her vibrant new three-piece backing band. This has…
Helen Ward, a former singer with the Benny Goodman band whose supple voice and sense of swing contributed to the early success of his band, died April 21 of natural causes in Arlington, Va. She was…