9th November 2015
Gene Norman, jazz impresario, disc jockey and record label owner, passed away peacefully at his home in Hollywood, California on 2 November 2015. He was 93.
4th November 2015
My baby sister, better known to fans of her early music as Kathy, was beautiful and talented and possessed a good heart. We were born eight years apart, making us of different generations; I, a war baby and she a boomer.
23rd June 2015
Harold Battiste, the warm, articulate New Orleans record man, died on June 19 in his hometown after a long illness, at age 83.
9th June 2015
It is with sadness that we learned of the death of Steve Lewins, the original bass player with Chiswick Records’ very first band , the Count Bishops, who recorded the ‘Speedball’ EP [SW1] in September 1975. This 7” record was released in November 1975 and went on to sell over 10,000 copies, playing a seminal part in helping to establish the fledgling Chiswick Records label.
14th May 2015
B.B., who suffered from type 2 diabetes, died in his sleep at 89 and had been under home nursing care due to ill-health for some months. King was one of the hardest working blues artists ever and spent most of his long life touring.