Benny Goodman

  1. Lawrence Barnett, president of MCA's Talent Agency in the 1960s, Dies at 98

    June 13, 2012 7:37 PM EDT Lawrence Barnett, who as president of the MCA Talent Agency in the 1960s represented the likes of Jack Benny, Marlon Brando, Judy Garland and Ronald Reagan, died June 11 in Los Angeles. He was 98. After 37 years with MCA, Barnett served as an exec ...

  2. Pete Rugolo, Emmy-Winning Composer, Dies at 95

    October 18, 2011 6:59 PM EDT Pete Rugolo, an Emmy- and Grammy-winning composer and arranger who worked with greats such as Miles Davis and Benny Goodman, has died. He was 95. A family spokeswoman says Rugolo died Sunday in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles. Rugolo was chie ...

  3. Acclaimed Jazz Drummer Louis Bellson Dies

    February 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Big band and jazz drummer Louie Bellson, a master musician who performed with such greats as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman and his late wife, Pearl Bailey, has died. He was 84. Bellson died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L ...

  4. Music Greats Sue For Back Royalties

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Some of the biggest names in American music or their estates are suing Universal Music Group Inc. for more than $6 million, claiming the company has been cheating them out of royalties for years. The plaintiffs include Patti Page, and the estates ...

  5. Swing Era Bandleader Artie Shaw Dies

    December 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST At his peak in the 1930s and '40s, Artie Shaw, the brilliant clarinetist and bandleader, ranked with Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller as musicians whose swinging tunes kept a generation ju At his peak in the 1930s and '40s, A ...

  6. Pianist, Songwriter Joe Bushkin Dead At 87

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jazz pianist and songwriter Joe Bushkin, who co-wrote Frank Sinatra's first hit song and played with some of the greatest jazz legends of his time, has died. He was 87. Jazz pianist and songwriter Joe Bushkin, who co-wrote Frank Sinatra' ...

  7. Jazzman Barney Kessel Dies, 80

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Artist worked with Benny Goodman, Chico Marx. Artist worked with Benny Goodman, Chico Marx. News Benny Goodman , Chico Marx ...