December 12, 1997 |
It is being promoted as "the British invasion of the Camden waterfront. " At 8 p.m. Jan. 8, Oasis will light up the E-Centre's big stage. The rock and roll bad guys, who have proclaimed themselves the best band in the world, are riding high with their recent album Be Here Now. The 11 songs on the disc, which runs an amazing 72 minutes, are full of enormous sound - walloping drums, layer upon layer of guitars, and atmospheric sound collages....
February 17, 2013
Bass player Rick Huxley, 72, one of the founding members of the Dave Clark Five, died in London on Monday. He had emphysema. Mr. Huxley played on the band's signature hits from the era when the group - part of the British invasion that included the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, and other bands - briefly rivaled the Beatles in popularity. The Dave Clark Five's best-known songs included "Bits and Pieces" and "Glad All Over. " They enjoyed a large following in the United States after appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show . - AP
May 13, 2011
John Walker, 67, the American-born musician who was the front man for the Walker Brothers, one of the most successful bands of Britain's Golden Age of rock and roll, died Saturday of liver cancer in Los Angeles. He had his greatest success as the guitarist and vocalist for the Walker Brothers, which produced such 1960s hits as "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore," "Love Her," "Make it Easy on Yourself," and "My Ship Is Comin' In. " While the Beatles were remaking the face of rock and roll during the British invasion of America in the mid-1960s, Mr. Walker moved from the United States to England.
March 13, 2010 |
'Welcome to my self-made sweatbox," sings Emma Louise Niblett on her sixth album, The Calcination of Scout Niblett. "This is where I take it all off. " The title refers to a process through which minerals are purified by heat, which is as good a description as any for her molten, primitivist music. Drawing on American blues and British heavy metal - Howlin' Wolf meets Black Sabbath, perhaps - she sings in an urgent wail that cuts through the chunky, distorted tones issuing from her guitar amp. On record, Niblett often plays all the instruments herself, although there aren't many of them, often an unaccompanied guitar or isolated percussion.
May 10, 2011 |
LOS ANGELES - John Walker, the American-born musician who was the frontman for the Walker Brothers, one of the most successful bands of Britain's Golden Age of rock 'n' roll, has died at age 67. Walker died Saturday of liver cancer, his personal assistant, Polly Klemmer, told the Associated Press. He had continued to work until just a few weeks ago, making his last concert appearance in Los Angeles in March, Klemmer said Sunday. Walker had his greatest success as the guitarist and vocalist for the Walker Brothers, which produced such 1960s hits as "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore," "Love Her," "Make It Easy on Yourself" and "My Ship Is Comin' In. " While the Beatles and other British groups were remaking the face of rock 'n' roll during the so-called British invasion of America in the mid-1960s, Walker moved from the United States to England.
August 25, 1989 |
The folks in Brazil have to wait six more months for their famous carnival, but people in this area can enjoy a taste of it - complete with nonstop samba lines - on Sunday, when the Amazon Club presents its first Summer Brazilian Carnival. The event will begin at 4 p.m. at Seventh and South Streets with a parade that will head east on South to Front Street and then north to the Amazon Club, at Delaware Avenue and Vine Street. Featured will be the Pe de Boi Samba Group from New York and the Philadelphia Samba Ensemble, along with a procession of Brazilian dancers from Washington, New York and Philadelphia, dressed in the sequined costumes traditional at the Brazilian carnival.
January 12, 2004 |
The United States, NASA and its Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Cal Tech can rejoice over the successful Jan. 3 landing on Mars of the spacecraft called Spirit. Soon it will be commanded to begin moving from its landing site to search for evidence that there once was life on the red planet. Meanwhile, space buffs, many of whom are known for their vivid imaginations, predict another activity for the craft: breakdown. During the past three years, several American and British robots have reached Mars only to refuse to communicate with their masters on Earth.
August 6, 1986 |
Everything on network TV tonight is a repeat, and most of the shows being repeated weren't worth watching the first time. If you want something new, turn to cable. If you want something good, rent a cassette. EVENING HIGHLIGHTS CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS (8 p.m., Ch. 10) - Part 1 of 2. This 1985 mini-series, like a frightened mole, is really boring. Gabriel Byrne plays Columbus, Oliver Reed shouts his way through a supporting role, and Faye Dunaway earns a hefty paycheck for a very lightweight role.
April 7, 1997 |
The Titanic sank, and the Enola Gay dropped her historic atomic payload over Hiroshima. The Hindenburg and Challenger relived their midair explosions. Jackie Robinson swung his major league bat, forever shattering the white-only baseball diamond. Such is the "Triumph and Tragedy in History," the theme of this year's National History Day. The event is the science fair of the history world. Tall cardboard displays, pictures and dioramas filled West Chester University's field house Saturday, telling the stories of Mohandas K. Gandhi, Robert E. Lee, the Black Panthers, Pearl Harbor and more.