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Legendary Blues Guitarist Johnny Winter Dies At 70

July 17th, 2014 1:35pm EDT
Legendary Blues Guitarist Johnny Winter Dies At 70
Legendary blues rocker Johnny Winter, 70, died Wednesday in his hotel room in Zurich, Switzerland. He was known for songs such as "Johnny B. Goode" and "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and writing "Rock & Roll, Hoochie Koo."

According to Reuters, officials confirmed he had a medical emergency, and an autopsy will be performed. Winter was touring Europe and had planned to take his show to Canada and then the United States later this summer.

A representative said in a statement, "His wife, family and bandmates are all saddened by the loss of one of the world's finest guitarists. An official statement w...
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Five Classic 1969 Albums By Woodstock Headliners Out June 30

June 25th, 2009 7:30am EDT
The Woodstock Experience cds Jefferson Airplane, Santana, Johnny
The spirit of the Woodstock Music & Art Fair of 1969 resonates 40 summers later, as if it were just yesterday. In 1969, five acts recorded albums for the Columbia, Epic, and RCA labels (divisions of Sony Music Entertainment) and brought their music to Max Yasgur's farm that summer. For the first time, "The Woodstock Experience" couples those albums with music from the festival, providing a pocket portrait of what each artist and band was experiencing during 1969. Available at all physical and digital retail outlets starting June 30th - in newly-designed eco-friendly 2CD packages (see deta...
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Check Out 'Woodstock: 3 Days Of Peace & Music' On DVD June 6

May 30th, 2009 7:49am EDT
Woodstock
"Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music" – the four-hour director’s cut of the 1970 Oscar®-winning documentary about the landmark music event that featured some of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll performers in history -- will be released June 9 in a spectacular new limited, numbered Blu-ray and DVD Ultimate Collector’s Edition (UCE).

With two extra hours of rare performance footage - some of it newly-discovered, some only seen in part and some never seen at all - the UCE is destined to make its own history.

Image © 1969 Michael Lang Henry Diltz

Today, four decades later, Woodstoc...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 23

February 23rd, 2007 3:00am EST
Dakota Fanning
Happy Birthday to "War of the Worlds" star Dakota Fanning (1994), British singer/keyboardist Howard Jones (1955), "Home Improvement" mom Patricia Richardson (1951), musician Johnny Winter (1944), prolific actor Peter Fonda (1939), "Star Trek: TNG" actress Majel Barrett (1932), silver screen director Victor Fleming (1883; d. 1949), and "Messiah" composer George Frideric Handel (1685; d. 1759).
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 23

February 23rd, 2006 3:00am EST
Dakota Fanning
Happy Birthday to "War of the Worlds" star Dakota Fanning (1994), British singer/keyboardist Howard Jones (1955), "Home Improvement" mom Patricia Richardson (1951), musician Johnny Winter (1944), prolific actor Peter Fonda (1939), "Star Trek: TNG" actress Majel Barrett (1932), silver screen director Victor Fleming (1883; d. 1949), and "Messiah" composer George Frideric Handel (1685; d. 1759).
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The Legacy of Chris Whitley

November 23rd, 2005 3:37pm EST
Chris Whitley
As we reported here yesterday, singer/songwriter Chris Whitley passed away this past Sunday after losing a battle with lung cancer. Bradley Bambarger over at Chris' record label Messenger Records posted this message that we thought was worth sharing:

We are deeply saddened to confirm the passing of singer-songwriter, guitarist, and recording artist Chris Whitley. Chris was a kind man and immensely talented artist whose music has become an intimate part of many of our lives. We are pained to acknowledge this loss and we grieve along with those who knew and loved him and his music.

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