Sept. 29: Singer Jerry Lee Lewis is 84. Actor Ian McShane is 77. TV theme composer Mike Post is 75. Actress Patricia Hodge is 73. Guitarist Mike Pinera of Iron Butterfly is 71. Singer-guitarist...
MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Five more members have been added to a hall of fame that honors the arts and entertainment in Mississippi.
The Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience announced...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge in Mississippi has dismissed most of a lawsuit in which rock 'n' roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis alleged a daughter had stolen money from him.
NEW YORK (AP) — When Jimmy Page was a young student, he had already developed such an inseparable relationship with his guitar that school officials would often confiscate it.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rock 'n' roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis has been transferred from a hospital to a rehabilitation center following a stroke last month, but will have to cancel upcoming shows,...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rock 'n' roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis is recovering after a minor stroke, but he's expected to make a full recovery.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Elvis Presley played there. And Jerry Lee Lewis did often.
So did Wayne Jackson of The Memphis Horns and Donald "Duck" Dunn of Booker T. and the MGs.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has got satisfaction: The Rolling Stones are among the headliners for the 50th anniversary festival.
Organizers on Tuesday confirmed reports that the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will play. Also headlining the 8-day event, which runs April 25-28 and May 2-5, are Katy Perry, the Dave Matthews Band, Al Green, Pitbull, Santana, Jerry Lee Lewis, Aaron Neville and gospel great Shirley Caesar.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Aretha Franklin, Sting, Aerosmith, Beck, Jack White and Lionel Richie are among the headliners for the 2018 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
Organizers on Tuesday released the music lineup for the festival scheduled for two weekends this spring — April 27-29 and May 3-6.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jerry Lee Lewis is one of the early pioneers of rock 'n' roll music, but he doesn't understand why his contributions to country music haven't been recognized by the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Now 81, Lewis said that when he first came to Nashville from Louisiana, he was advised to pick up a guitar instead of playing the piano.
Jerry Lee Lewis questions lack of Hall of Fame spot
NEWPORT, Ark. (AP) — Albert "Sonny" Burgess, who was an early pioneer of what became known as rockabilly music, has died in his native Arkansas.
The Dillinger Funeral Home in Newport says Burgess died Friday in Little Rock. He was 88.
Burgess was among a group of singers in the mid-1950s who mixed rhythm and blues with country and western music. The sound became known as rockabilly and included Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis.
Over the years, writers and musicians have praised Chuck Berry's music. Here are some quotes about the rock 'n roll visionary, who died Saturday at age 90:
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — George "Bucky" Sallee, who bugled horses to the post at Keeneland for more than 50 years, has died. He was 87.
Sallee's wife of 38 years, Barbara Cook Sallee, confirmed that he died on Monday from natural causes. She says Sallee "loved Keeneland, the horses and the people, especially the kids."