Art Rupe, pioneering record executive, dead at 104April 17, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Music executive Art Rupe, whose Specialty Records was a premier label during the formative years of rock ‘n roll and helped launch the careers of Little Richard, Sam Cooke and many others, has died.
Roger Hawkins, drummer for ‘The Swampers’, dies at 75May 20, 2021 GMT
MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (AP) — Roger Hawkins, the original drummer for the studio band immortalized as “The Swampers” in the rock hit “Sweet Home Alabama,” died Thursday.
Hawkins, who was 75, died after an extended illness, said Ana Hyde, studio and operations manager at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio.
AP PHOTOS: A look back at Aretha Franklin’s life, successesAugust 16, 2018 GMT
DETROIT (AP) — Early in 1967 when she was already a music industry veteran but had only a few minor hits to show for it, Aretha Franklin recorded "Respect" and sent herself into superstardom...