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HARRINGTON, Del. (AP) — Recently relocated to Harrington from New Jersey, when Connor Johnson answered Jake Dutcher’s online ad for a musician back in 2017, he knew there was a musical match. But he could never dream that five years later, it would result in four EPs and a band that is starting to make waves on the independent music scene.

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A profane phone call and Jimmy Buffett’s inability to keep his daily planner organized 50 years ago in Miami set in motion events that changed the music world. Those events made the singer-songwriter one of the most beloved entertainers in America. And one of the wealthiest, with a net worth around $600 million.

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Ronnie Spector, who as leader of the girl group The Ronettes sang 1960s hits including “Be My Baby,” “Baby I Love You” and “Walking in the Rain,” died Wednesday at age 78 after a brief battle with cancer. Her death drew tributes and expressions of grief from music industry colleagues.

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DJs are fun, karaoke is hilarious and Quizzo is always a good time, but nothing beats a live band. There’s just something about watching live musicians groove together with amazing vocalists to create awesome music, whether it’s jazz, rock, pop … nothing beats true talent.

Documentaries about Julia Child, “Black Woodstock,” the pandemic and The Velvet Underground and acclaimed international films like Japan’s “Drive My Car,” Iran’s “A Hero” and Norway’s “The Worst Person in the World” just got a little closer to scoring Oscar nominations.

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Mike Katz and Crispin Kott want to take you on a trip through Bay Area music history. If you’re game, all you have to do is pick up a copy of “Rock and Roll Explorer Guide to San Francisco and the Bay Area,” their cool new book detailing where Jerry Garcia, Grace Slick, Tupac Shakur and other music stars lived, walked and worked in the region. It also covers a number of ...

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Finding success as a rock band playing original music in 2021 is an uphill climb. The days of radio and MTV overflowing with rock music have long since passed, thus making the opportunities to develop a following as a guitar-based band all but impossible. And if your band is from the suburbs, the chances of achieving and maintaining any type of long term success grow even slimmer.

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