Beach Boys? Aerosmith? E Street Band? We throw this elusive question out to the Post-Gazette readers.
What is America’s Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band?
Across the Atlantic, the debate is much simpler — Beatles or Stones — with the edge usually going to the Beatles for getting there first, pushing more boundaries and not hanging around well past their prime.
But, as we approach another Fourth of July, the question in the States is still open-ended: What is the Greatest American Rock ‘n’ Roll Band?
After all, it was our music, pioneered in the late ‘40s and early ‘50s by the likes of Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Bill Haley and Elvis Presley. They invented it and stepped aside while the form went to a new level with the next generations.
Read Source: What is America’s Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Gregg Allman passed away at his home in Savannah, Georgia, in late May
Some of the biggest names in country music joined forces on Wednesday night to pay tribute to legendary Allman Brothers co-founder Gregg Allman at the CMT Music Awards.
Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker and Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley kicked off the show by singing the Allman Brothers Band’s 1970 hit “Midnight Rider.”
Source: CMT Awards 2017: All-Stars Unite for Gregg Allman Tribute
Newton-John had previously battled breast cancer in the 1990s. A news release said that the current cancer has metastasized to the sacrum.
Source: Olivia Newton-John diagnosed with breast cancer; postpones Greensburg show | TribLIVE
Alllman Brothers Band keyboardist/vocalist Gregg Allman has died at age 69.
Michael Lehman, Allman’s manager, told CBS News that Gregg died from complications of liver cancer while surrounded by his family. Head here for the remembrances that have come flooding in.
Source: [UPDATED] Allman Brothers Band Co-Founding Member Gregg Allman 1947 – 2017
Celine Dion is nearly 50 and Cher is just past 70, yet they’re both ageless vampire divas, and they pulled off two of the most memorable performances at the Billboard Music Awards Sunday night, even surrounded by the youths who, in theory, should be the ones getting all the attention.
Source: Cher and Celine Dion Reigned Over the Billboard Music Awards | Vanity Fair
Teenager brought her dad as her date to the big showNoah Cyrus made a big move in her career Sunday night and her biggest fan was right by her side to support her: Billy Ray Cyrus!
The 17-year-old took the stage to perform her hit “Stay Together” at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards while Billy Ray cheered her on from the audience.
Source: Noah Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus Are Father-Daughter Goals at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards | E! News
She is currently under medical care and is responsive and expected to make a full recovery.
Loretta, who just celebrated her 85th birthday, has been advised by her doctors to stay off the road while she is recuperating. Regrettably, upcoming scheduled shows will be postponed.
Source: WELCOME 2017 – LorettaLynn.com
Cuba Gooding, Sr., a soul singer and actor’s father, was found dead Thursday, according to reports.
He was 72.
The Main Ingredient lead singer was found in his car in the San Fernando Valley, California, around 4 p.m., according to TMZ.
Source: Cuba Gooding, Sr. dead at 72 of possible overdose: report – NY Daily News
John Warren Geils Jr., better known as J. Geils, the guitarist for the J. Geils Band, was found dead in his Massachusetts home.
The J. Geils Band released a slew of albums during the Seventies and early Eighties. With vocalist Peter Wolf at the helm, the band became best known for singles like “Centerfold,” “Love Stinks,” “Come Back” and “Freeze-Frame,” which have since become rock radio mainstays.
Source: Guitarist J. Geils Dead at 71 – Rolling Stone