Published Dec 14, 2007Here's your weekly news round up.
This week saw the passing of Ike Turner, Karlheinz Stockhausen and Mel Cheren; as well as saw John Lennons hair fetching $48,000 at an auction; Bonde Do Role vocalist/MC Marina Vello has left the band and Leonard Cohen will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Legendary rock'n'roll pioneer Ike Turner built a reputation over the years for his hot-headed temper and his songwriting chops. Throughout the '50s he played with everyone from B.B. King to Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon, and married Annie Mae Bullock, who changed her name to Tina Turner, and the couple went on to collaborate on a string of hits like "River Deep Mountain High" and "Proud Mary." Click here for the full story.
Musical visionary Karlheinz Stockhausen, praised by many as "one of the great visionaries of 20th century music," led an innovative career filled with groundbreaking achievements in electronic and avant-garde music. He's known for inspiring the far out work of everyone from Glenn Gould, the Beatles and Miles Davis to Kraftwerk and Can. Click here for the full story.
Known as the Godfather Of Disco, Mel Cheren co-founded West End Records in 1976, which was one of the labels responsible for bringing disco to the forefront of popular culture. In addition to his contributions to music, Cheren was actively involved with AIDS awareness.
During an auction of Beatles memorabilia in Worthing, England, on Wednesday, the top item for bid turned out to be a lock of John Lennon's hair, which sold for $48,000, according to the Associated Press. The lock came inside a signed copy of Lennon's book, A Spaniard In The Works, and had been kept by the Beatles former hairdresser, Betty Glasow.
After weeks of speculation and a year filled with gig cancellations, Brazilian favela/Baile Funk/pranksters Bonde Do Role have confirmed that singer/MC Marina Vello has officially left the group.Click here for the full story.
Canada's poet laureate, Leonard Cohen, is among five acts who will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next March. Madonna, John Mellencamp, Dave Clark Five, and the Ventures round out the Halls class of 2008. Click here for the full story.
Oh yes, there was a thing with a couple of girls and a cup Click here for the full story.