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  1. Beastie Boys' Album Sales Surge 1,235%, 'Licensed to Ill' Returns to Top 20

    May 09, 2012 11:02 AM EDT The first rap album ever to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart returns to the top 20 this week. Following the death of Beastie Boy Adam "MCA" Yauch on May 4, the band's 1986 album "Licensed to Ill" reenters the tally at ...

  2. Adam 'MCA' Yauch of Beastie Boys Dead at 47

    May 04, 2012 1:06 PM EDT Beastie Boys rapper, musician and video director Adam Yauch, known as MCA in the groundbreaking hip hop trio, died early today (May 4) after a lengthy illness. He was 47. An obituary provided by the group's representatives follows: It is with ...

  3. Jimmy Smith Dead At 79

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Artist known for his trademark Hammond B3 organ. Legendary Hammond B-3 organ player Jimmy Smith died yesterday (Feb. 8) at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., apparently of natural causes. He was 79. Smith began playing his trademark Hammond B3 organ i ...